FIRST SEARCH FOR POINT SOURCES OF HIGH-ENERGY COSMIC NEUTRINOS WITH THE ANTARES NEUTRINO TELESCOPE

S. Adrian-Martinez*, J. A. Aguilar, I. Al Samarai, A. Albert, M. Andre, M. Anghinolfi, G. Anton, S. Anvar, M. Ardid, A. C. Assis Jesus, T. Astraatmadja, J. -J. Aubert, B. Baret, S. Basa, V. Bertin, S. Biagi, A. Bigi, C. Bigongiari, C. Bogazzi, M. Bou-CaboB. Bouhou, M. C. Bouwhuis, J. Brunner, J. Busto, F. Camarena, A. Capone, C. Carloganu, G. Carminati, J. Carr, S. Cecchini, Z. Charif, Ph. Charvis, T. Chiarusi, M. Circella, R. Coniglione, H. Costantini, P. Coyle, C. Curtil, M. P. Decowski, I. Dekeyser, A. Deschamps, C. Distefano, C. Donzaud, D. Dornic, Q. Dorosti, D. Drouhin, T. Eberl, U. Emanuele, A. Enzenhoefer, J. -P. Ernenwein, S. Escoffier, P. Fermani, M. Ferri, V. Flaminio, F. Folger, U. Fritsch, J. -L. Fuda, S. Galata, P. Gay, G. Giacomelli, V. Giordano, J. P. Gomez-Gonzalez, K. Graf, G. Guillard, G. Halladjian, G. Hallewell, H. van Haren, J. Hartman, A. J. Heijboer, Y. Hello, J. J. Hernandez-Rey, B. Herold, J. Hoessl, C. C. Hsu, M. de Jong, M. Kadler, O. Kalekin, A. Kappes, U. Katz, O. Kavatsyuk, P. Kooijman, C. Kopper, A. Kouchner, I. Kreykenbohm, V. Kulikovskiy, R. Lahmann, P. Lamare, G. Larosa, D. Lattuada, D. Lefevre, G. Lim, D. Lo Presti, H. Loehner, S. Loucatos, S. Mangano, M. Marcelin, A. Margiotta, J. A. Martinez-Mora, A. Meli, T. Montaruli, L. Moscoso, H. Motz, M. Neff, E. Nezri, D. Palioselitis, G. E. Pavalas, K. Payet, P. Payre, J. Petrovic, P. Piattelli, N. Picot-Clemente, V. Popa, T. Pradier, E. Presani, C. Racca, C. Reed, C. Richardt, R. Richter, C. Riviere, A. Robert, K. Roensch, A. Rostovtsev, J. Ruiz-Rivas, M. Rujoiu, G. V. Russo, F. Salesa, D. F. E. Samtleben, P. Sapienza, F. Schoeck, J. -P. Schuller, F. Schuessler, T. Seitz, R. Shanidze, F. Simeone, A. Spies, M. Spurio, J. J. M. Steijger, Th. Stolarczyk, A. Sanchez-Losa, M. Taiuti, C. Tamburini, S. Toscano, B. Vallage, V. Van Elewyck, G. Vannoni, M. Vecchi, P. Vernin, S. Wagner, G. Wijnker, J. Wilms, E. de Wolf, H. Yepes, D. Zaborov, J. D. Zornoza, J. Zuniga

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    Results are presented of a search for cosmic sources of high-energy neutrinos with the ANTARES neutrino telescope. The data were collected during 2007 and 2008 using detector configurations containing between 5 and 12 detection lines. The integrated live time of the analyzed data is 304 days. Muon tracks are reconstructed using a likelihood-based algorithm. Studies of the detector timing indicate a median angular resolution of 0.5 +/- 0.1 deg. The neutrino flux sensitivity is 7.5 x 10(-8)(E(v)/GeV)(-2) GeV(-1) s(-1) cm(-2) for the part of the sky that is always visible (delta <-48 deg), which is better than limits obtained by previous experiments. No cosmic neutrino sources have been observed.

    Originele taal-2English
    Artikelnummer14
    Aantal pagina's6
    TijdschriftAstrophysical Journal Letters
    Volume743
    Nummer van het tijdschrift1
    DOI's
    StatusPublished - 10-dec.-2011

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