Study of TeV neutrinos with upward showering muons in Super-Kamiokande

S. Desai, K. Abe, Y. Hayato, K. Iida, K. Ishihara, J. Kameda, Yusuke Koshio, A. Minamino, C. Mitsuda, M. Miura, S. Moriyama, M. Nakahata, Y. Obayashi, H. Ogawa, M. Shiozawa, Y. Suzuki, A. Takeda, Y. Takeuchi, K. Ueshima, H. WatanabeS. Yamada, I. Higuchi, C. Ishihara, M. Ishitsuka, T. Kajita, K. Kaneyuki, G. Mitsuka, S. Nakayama, H. Nishino, K. Okumura, C. Saji, Y. Takenaga, S. T. Clark, F. Dufour, E. Kearns, S. Likhoded, J. L. Raaf, J. L. Stone, L. R. Sulak, W. Wang, M. Goldhaber, D. Casper, J. P. Cravens, J. Dunmore, W. R. Kropp, D. W. Liu, S. Mine, C. Regis, M. B. Smy, H. W. Sobel, M. R. Vagins, K. S. Ganezer, B. Hartfiel, J. Hill, W. E. Keig, J. S. Jang, I. S. Jeong, J. Y. Kim, I. T. Lim, M. Fechner, K. Scholberg, N. Tanimoto, C. W. Walter, R. Wendell, S. Tasaka, G. Guillian, J. G. Learned, S. Matsuno, M. D. Messier, A. K. Ichikawa, T. Ishida, T. Ishii, T. Kobayashi, T. Nakadaira, K. Nakamura, K. Nitta, Y. Oyama, Y. Totsuka, A. T. Suzuki, M. Hasegawa, K. Hiraide, I. Kato, H. Maesaka, T. Nakaya, K. Nishikawa, T. Sasaki, H. Sato, S. Yamamoto, M. Yokoyama, T. J. Haines, S. Dazeley, S. Hatakeyama, R. Svoboda, M. Swanson, A. Clough, R. Gran, A. Habig, Y. Fukuda, T. Sato, Y. Itow, T. Koike, T. Tanaka, C. K. Jung, T. Kato, K. Kobayashi, C. McGrew, A. Sarrat, R. Terri, C. Yanagisawa, N. Tamura, Y. Idehara, Makoto Sakuda, M. Sugihara, Y. Kuno, M. Yoshida, S. B. Kim, B. S. Yang, J. Yoo, T. Ishizuka, H. Okazawa, Y. Choi, H. K. Seo, Y. Gando, T. Hasegawa, K. Inoue, Y. Furuse, H. Ishii, K. Nishijima, Hirokazu Ishino, Y. Watanabe, M. Koshiba, D. Kielczewska, H. Berns, K. K. Shiraishi, E. Thrane, K. Washburn, R. J. Wilkes

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Abstract

A subset of neutrino-induced upward through-going muons in the Super-Kamiokande detector consists of high-energy muons which lose energy through radiative processes such as bremsstrahlung, e+ e- pair production and photonuclear interactions. These "upward showering muons" comprise an event sample whose mean parent neutrino energy is approximately 1 TeV. We show that the zenith angle distribution of upward showering muons is consistent with negligible distortion due to neutrino oscillations, as expected of such a high-energy neutrino sample. We present astronomical searches using these high-energy events, such as those from WIMP annihilations in the Sun, Earth and Galactic Center, some suspected point sources, as well as searches for diffuse flux from the interstellar medium.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-54
Number of pages13
JournalAstroparticle Physics
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2008

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Keywords

  • 95.55.Ka
  • 95.55.Vj
  • 96.40.Pq
  • Astrophysics
  • High-energy neutrinos
  • Muon energy losses

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Desai, S., Abe, K., Hayato, Y., Iida, K., Ishihara, K., Kameda, J., ... Wilkes, R. J. (2008). Study of TeV neutrinos with upward showering muons in Super-Kamiokande. Astroparticle Physics, 29(1), 42-54. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.astropartphys.2007.11.005

Study of TeV neutrinos with upward showering muons in Super-Kamiokande. / Desai, S.; Abe, K.; Hayato, Y.; Iida, K.; Ishihara, K.; Kameda, J.; Koshio, Yusuke; Minamino, A.; Mitsuda, C.; Miura, M.; Moriyama, S.; Nakahata, M.; Obayashi, Y.; Ogawa, H.; Shiozawa, M.; Suzuki, Y.; Takeda, A.; Takeuchi, Y.; Ueshima, K.; Watanabe, H.; Yamada, S.; Higuchi, I.; Ishihara, C.; Ishitsuka, M.; Kajita, T.; Kaneyuki, K.; Mitsuka, G.; Nakayama, S.; Nishino, H.; Okumura, K.; Saji, C.; Takenaga, Y.; Clark, S. T.; Dufour, F.; Kearns, E.; Likhoded, S.; Raaf, J. L.; Stone, J. L.; Sulak, L. R.; Wang, W.; Goldhaber, M.; Casper, D.; Cravens, J. P.; Dunmore, J.; Kropp, W. R.; Liu, D. W.; Mine, S.; Regis, C.; Smy, M. B.; Sobel, H. W.; Vagins, M. R.; Ganezer, K. S.; Hartfiel, B.; Hill, J.; Keig, W. E.; Jang, J. S.; Jeong, I. S.; Kim, J. Y.; Lim, I. T.; Fechner, M.; Scholberg, K.; Tanimoto, N.; Walter, C. W.; Wendell, R.; Tasaka, S.; Guillian, G.; Learned, J. G.; Matsuno, S.; Messier, M. D.; Ichikawa, A. K.; Ishida, T.; Ishii, T.; Kobayashi, T.; Nakadaira, T.; Nakamura, K.; Nitta, K.; Oyama, Y.; Totsuka, Y.; Suzuki, A. T.; Hasegawa, M.; Hiraide, K.; Kato, I.; Maesaka, H.; Nakaya, T.; Nishikawa, K.; Sasaki, T.; Sato, H.; Yamamoto, S.; Yokoyama, M.; Haines, T. J.; Dazeley, S.; Hatakeyama, S.; Svoboda, R.; Swanson, M.; Clough, A.; Gran, R.; Habig, A.; Fukuda, Y.; Sato, T.; Itow, Y.; Koike, T.; Tanaka, T.; Jung, C. K.; Kato, T.; Kobayashi, K.; McGrew, C.; Sarrat, A.; Terri, R.; Yanagisawa, C.; Tamura, N.; Idehara, Y.; Sakuda, Makoto; Sugihara, M.; Kuno, Y.; Yoshida, M.; Kim, S. B.; Yang, B. S.; Yoo, J.; Ishizuka, T.; Okazawa, H.; Choi, Y.; Seo, H. K.; Gando, Y.; Hasegawa, T.; Inoue, K.; Furuse, Y.; Ishii, H.; Nishijima, K.; Ishino, Hirokazu; Watanabe, Y.; Koshiba, M.; Kielczewska, D.; Berns, H.; Shiraishi, K. K.; Thrane, E.; Washburn, K.; Wilkes, R. J.

In: Astroparticle Physics, Vol. 29, No. 1, 02.2008, p. 42-54.

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Desai, S, Abe, K, Hayato, Y, Iida, K, Ishihara, K, Kameda, J, Koshio, Y, Minamino, A, Mitsuda, C, Miura, M, Moriyama, S, Nakahata, M, Obayashi, Y, Ogawa, H, Shiozawa, M, Suzuki, Y, Takeda, A, Takeuchi, Y, Ueshima, K, Watanabe, H, Yamada, S, Higuchi, I, Ishihara, C, Ishitsuka, M, Kajita, T, Kaneyuki, K, Mitsuka, G, Nakayama, S, Nishino, H, Okumura, K, Saji, C, Takenaga, Y, Clark, ST, Dufour, F, Kearns, E, Likhoded, S, Raaf, JL, Stone, JL, Sulak, LR, Wang, W, Goldhaber, M, Casper, D, Cravens, JP, Dunmore, J, Kropp, WR, Liu, DW, Mine, S, Regis, C, Smy, MB, Sobel, HW, Vagins, MR, Ganezer, KS, Hartfiel, B, Hill, J, Keig, WE, Jang, JS, Jeong, IS, Kim, JY, Lim, IT, Fechner, M, Scholberg, K, Tanimoto, N, Walter, CW, Wendell, R, Tasaka, S, Guillian, G, Learned, JG, Matsuno, S, Messier, MD, Ichikawa, AK, Ishida, T, Ishii, T, Kobayashi, T, Nakadaira, T, Nakamura, K, Nitta, K, Oyama, Y, Totsuka, Y, Suzuki, AT, Hasegawa, M, Hiraide, K, Kato, I, Maesaka, H, Nakaya, T, Nishikawa, K, Sasaki, T, Sato, H, Yamamoto, S, Yokoyama, M, Haines, TJ, Dazeley, S, Hatakeyama, S, Svoboda, R, Swanson, M, Clough, A, Gran, R, Habig, A, Fukuda, Y, Sato, T, Itow, Y, Koike, T, Tanaka, T, Jung, CK, Kato, T, Kobayashi, K, McGrew, C, Sarrat, A, Terri, R, Yanagisawa, C, Tamura, N, Idehara, Y, Sakuda, M, Sugihara, M, Kuno, Y, Yoshida, M, Kim, SB, Yang, BS, Yoo, J, Ishizuka, T, Okazawa, H, Choi, Y, Seo, HK, Gando, Y, Hasegawa, T, Inoue, K, Furuse, Y, Ishii, H, Nishijima, K, Ishino, H, Watanabe, Y, Koshiba, M, Kielczewska, D, Berns, H, Shiraishi, KK, Thrane, E, Washburn, K & Wilkes, RJ 2008, 'Study of TeV neutrinos with upward showering muons in Super-Kamiokande', Astroparticle Physics, vol. 29, no. 1, pp. 42-54. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.astropartphys.2007.11.005
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AU - McGrew, C.

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AU - Terri, R.

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AU - Tamura, N.

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