Supernova Relic Neutrino search with neutron tagging at Super-Kamiokande-IV

H. Zhang, K. Abe, Y. Hayato, K. Iyogi, J. Kameda, Y. Kishimoto, M. Miura, S. Moriyama, M. Nakahata, Y. Nakano, S. Nakayama, H. Sekiya, M. Shiozawa, Y. Suzuki, A. Takeda, Y. Takenaga, T. Tomura, K. Ueno, T. Yokozawa, R. A. WendellH. Kaji, T. Kajita, K. P. Lee, Yasuhiro Nishimura, K. Okumura, T. McLachlan, L. Labarga, S. Barkman, T. S. Tanaka, S. Tobayama, E. Kearns, J. L. Raaf, J. L. Stone, L. R. Sulak, K. Bays, G. Carminati, W. R. Kropp, S. Mine, A. Renshaw, M. B. Smy, H. W. Sobel, K. S. Ganezer, J. Hill, W. E. Keig, J. S. Jang, J. Y. Kim, I. T. Lim, T. Akiri, K. Scholberg, C. W. Walter, T. Wongjirad, T. Ishizuka, S. Tasaka, J. G. Learned, S. Matsuno, S. N. Smith, T. Hasegawa, T. Ishida, T. Ishii, T. Kobayashi, T. Nakadaira, K. Nakamura, K. Nishikawa, Y. Oyama, K. Sakashita, T. Sekiguchi, T. Tsukamoto, A. T. Suzuki, Y. Takeuchi, K. Ieki, M. Ikeda, H. Kikawa, K. Huang, A. Minamino, A. Murakami, T. Nakaya, K. Suzuki, S. Takahashi, Y. Fukuda, K. Choi, Y. Itow, G. Mitsuka, P. Mijakowski, J. Hignight, J. Imber, C. K. Jung, I. Taylor, C. Yanagisawa, H. Ishino, A. Kibayashi, Y. Koshio, T. Mori, M. Sakuda, R. Yamaguchi, T. Yano, Y. Kuno, R. Tacik, S. B. Kim, H. Okazawa, Y. Choi, K. Nishijima, M. Koshiba, M. Yokoyama, K. Martens, Ll Marti, M. R. Vagins, J. F. Martin, P. Deperio, A. Konaka, M. J. Wilking, S. Chen, H. Sui, Z. Yang, Y. Zhang, K. Connolly, M. Dziomba, R. J. Wilkes

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Abstract

A search for Supernova Relic Neutrinos ν̄e's is first conducted via inverse-beta-decay by tagging neutron capture on hydrogen at Super-Kamiokande-IV. The neutron tagging efficiency is determined to be (17.74±0.04stat.±1.05sys.)%, while the corresponding accidental background probability is (1.06±0.01 stat.±0.18sys.)%. Using 960 days of data, we obtain 13 inverse-beta-decay candidates in the range of Eν̄e between 13.3 MeV and 31.3 MeV. All of the observed candidates are attributed to background. Upper limits at 90% C.L. are calculated in the absence of a signal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-46
Number of pages6
JournalAstroparticle Physics
Volume60
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Hydrogen
  • Neutron tagging
  • Supernova Relic Neutrinos
  • Water Cherenkov detector

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  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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Zhang, H., Abe, K., Hayato, Y., Iyogi, K., Kameda, J., Kishimoto, Y., ... Wilkes, R. J. (2015). Supernova Relic Neutrino search with neutron tagging at Super-Kamiokande-IV. Astroparticle Physics, 60, 41-46. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.astropartphys.2014.05.004

Supernova Relic Neutrino search with neutron tagging at Super-Kamiokande-IV. / Zhang, H.; Abe, K.; Hayato, Y.; Iyogi, K.; Kameda, J.; Kishimoto, Y.; Miura, M.; Moriyama, S.; Nakahata, M.; Nakano, Y.; Nakayama, S.; Sekiya, H.; Shiozawa, M.; Suzuki, Y.; Takeda, A.; Takenaga, Y.; Tomura, T.; Ueno, K.; Yokozawa, T.; Wendell, R. A.; Kaji, H.; Kajita, T.; Lee, K. P.; Nishimura, Yasuhiro; Okumura, K.; McLachlan, T.; Labarga, L.; Barkman, S.; Tanaka, T. S.; Tobayama, S.; Kearns, E.; Raaf, J. L.; Stone, J. L.; Sulak, L. R.; Bays, K.; Carminati, G.; Kropp, W. R.; Mine, S.; Renshaw, A.; Smy, M. B.; Sobel, H. W.; Ganezer, K. S.; Hill, J.; Keig, W. E.; Jang, J. S.; Kim, J. Y.; Lim, I. T.; Akiri, T.; Scholberg, K.; Walter, C. W.; Wongjirad, T.; Ishizuka, T.; Tasaka, S.; Learned, J. G.; Matsuno, S.; Smith, S. N.; Hasegawa, T.; Ishida, T.; Ishii, T.; Kobayashi, T.; Nakadaira, T.; Nakamura, K.; Nishikawa, K.; Oyama, Y.; Sakashita, K.; Sekiguchi, T.; Tsukamoto, T.; Suzuki, A. T.; Takeuchi, Y.; Ieki, K.; Ikeda, M.; Kikawa, H.; Huang, K.; Minamino, A.; Murakami, A.; Nakaya, T.; Suzuki, K.; Takahashi, S.; Fukuda, Y.; Choi, K.; Itow, Y.; Mitsuka, G.; Mijakowski, P.; Hignight, J.; Imber, J.; Jung, C. K.; Taylor, I.; Yanagisawa, C.; Ishino, H.; Kibayashi, A.; Koshio, Y.; Mori, T.; Sakuda, M.; Yamaguchi, R.; Yano, T.; Kuno, Y.; Tacik, R.; Kim, S. B.; Okazawa, H.; Choi, Y.; Nishijima, K.; Koshiba, M.; Yokoyama, M.; Martens, K.; Marti, Ll; Vagins, M. R.; Martin, J. F.; Deperio, P.; Konaka, A.; Wilking, M. J.; Chen, S.; Sui, H.; Yang, Z.; Zhang, Y.; Connolly, K.; Dziomba, M.; Wilkes, R. J.

In: Astroparticle Physics, Vol. 60, 01.01.2015, p. 41-46.

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Zhang, H, Abe, K, Hayato, Y, Iyogi, K, Kameda, J, Kishimoto, Y, Miura, M, Moriyama, S, Nakahata, M, Nakano, Y, Nakayama, S, Sekiya, H, Shiozawa, M, Suzuki, Y, Takeda, A, Takenaga, Y, Tomura, T, Ueno, K, Yokozawa, T, Wendell, RA, Kaji, H, Kajita, T, Lee, KP, Nishimura, Y, Okumura, K, McLachlan, T, Labarga, L, Barkman, S, Tanaka, TS, Tobayama, S, Kearns, E, Raaf, JL, Stone, JL, Sulak, LR, Bays, K, Carminati, G, Kropp, WR, Mine, S, Renshaw, A, Smy, MB, Sobel, HW, Ganezer, KS, Hill, J, Keig, WE, Jang, JS, Kim, JY, Lim, IT, Akiri, T, Scholberg, K, Walter, CW, Wongjirad, T, Ishizuka, T, Tasaka, S, Learned, JG, Matsuno, S, Smith, SN, Hasegawa, T, Ishida, T, Ishii, T, Kobayashi, T, Nakadaira, T, Nakamura, K, Nishikawa, K, Oyama, Y, Sakashita, K, Sekiguchi, T, Tsukamoto, T, Suzuki, AT, Takeuchi, Y, Ieki, K, Ikeda, M, Kikawa, H, Huang, K, Minamino, A, Murakami, A, Nakaya, T, Suzuki, K, Takahashi, S, Fukuda, Y, Choi, K, Itow, Y, Mitsuka, G, Mijakowski, P, Hignight, J, Imber, J, Jung, CK, Taylor, I, Yanagisawa, C, Ishino, H, Kibayashi, A, Koshio, Y, Mori, T, Sakuda, M, Yamaguchi, R, Yano, T, Kuno, Y, Tacik, R, Kim, SB, Okazawa, H, Choi, Y, Nishijima, K, Koshiba, M, Yokoyama, M, Martens, K, Marti, L, Vagins, MR, Martin, JF, Deperio, P, Konaka, A, Wilking, MJ, Chen, S, Sui, H, Yang, Z, Zhang, Y, Connolly, K, Dziomba, M & Wilkes, RJ 2015, 'Supernova Relic Neutrino search with neutron tagging at Super-Kamiokande-IV', Astroparticle Physics, vol. 60, pp. 41-46. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.astropartphys.2014.05.004
Zhang, H. ; Abe, K. ; Hayato, Y. ; Iyogi, K. ; Kameda, J. ; Kishimoto, Y. ; Miura, M. ; Moriyama, S. ; Nakahata, M. ; Nakano, Y. ; Nakayama, S. ; Sekiya, H. ; Shiozawa, M. ; Suzuki, Y. ; Takeda, A. ; Takenaga, Y. ; Tomura, T. ; Ueno, K. ; Yokozawa, T. ; Wendell, R. A. ; Kaji, H. ; Kajita, T. ; Lee, K. P. ; Nishimura, Yasuhiro ; Okumura, K. ; McLachlan, T. ; Labarga, L. ; Barkman, S. ; Tanaka, T. S. ; Tobayama, S. ; Kearns, E. ; Raaf, J. L. ; Stone, J. L. ; Sulak, L. R. ; Bays, K. ; Carminati, G. ; Kropp, W. R. ; Mine, S. ; Renshaw, A. ; Smy, M. B. ; Sobel, H. W. ; Ganezer, K. S. ; Hill, J. ; Keig, W. E. ; Jang, J. S. ; Kim, J. Y. ; Lim, I. T. ; Akiri, T. ; Scholberg, K. ; Walter, C. W. ; Wongjirad, T. ; Ishizuka, T. ; Tasaka, S. ; Learned, J. G. ; Matsuno, S. ; Smith, S. N. ; Hasegawa, T. ; Ishida, T. ; Ishii, T. ; Kobayashi, T. ; Nakadaira, T. ; Nakamura, K. ; Nishikawa, K. ; Oyama, Y. ; Sakashita, K. ; Sekiguchi, T. ; Tsukamoto, T. ; Suzuki, A. T. ; Takeuchi, Y. ; Ieki, K. ; Ikeda, M. ; Kikawa, H. ; Huang, K. ; Minamino, A. ; Murakami, A. ; Nakaya, T. ; Suzuki, K. ; Takahashi, S. ; Fukuda, Y. ; Choi, K. ; Itow, Y. ; Mitsuka, G. ; Mijakowski, P. ; Hignight, J. ; Imber, J. ; Jung, C. K. ; Taylor, I. ; Yanagisawa, C. ; Ishino, H. ; Kibayashi, A. ; Koshio, Y. ; Mori, T. ; Sakuda, M. ; Yamaguchi, R. ; Yano, T. ; Kuno, Y. ; Tacik, R. ; Kim, S. B. ; Okazawa, H. ; Choi, Y. ; Nishijima, K. ; Koshiba, M. ; Yokoyama, M. ; Martens, K. ; Marti, Ll ; Vagins, M. R. ; Martin, J. F. ; Deperio, P. ; Konaka, A. ; Wilking, M. J. ; Chen, S. ; Sui, H. ; Yang, Z. ; Zhang, Y. ; Connolly, K. ; Dziomba, M. ; Wilkes, R. J. / Supernova Relic Neutrino search with neutron tagging at Super-Kamiokande-IV. In: Astroparticle Physics. 2015 ; Vol. 60. pp. 41-46.
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