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An All-Sky Search For Three Flavors Of Neutrinos From Gamma-Ray Bursts With The Icecube Neutrino Observatory
Univ Adelaide, Dept Phys, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia..
Tech Univ Munich, D-85748 Garching, Germany..
DESY, D-15735 Zeuthen, Germany..
Univ Canterbury, Dept Phys & Astron, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch, New Zealand..
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2016 (English)In: Astrophysical Journal, ISSN 0004-637X, E-ISSN 1538-4357, Vol. 824, no 2, 115Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We present the results and methodology of a search for neutrinos produced in the decay of charged pions created in interactions between protons and gamma-rays during the prompt emission of 807 gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) over the entire sky. This three-year search is the first in IceCube for shower-like Cherenkov light patterns from electron, muon, and tau neutrinos correlated with GRBs. We detect five low-significance events correlated with five GRBs. These events are consistent with the background expectation from atmospheric muons and neutrinos. The results of this search in combination with those of IceCube's four years of searches for track-like Cherenkov light patterns from muon neutrinos correlated with Northern-Hemisphere GRBs produce limits that tightly constrain current models of neutrino and ultra high energy cosmic ray production in GRB fireballs.

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2016. Vol. 824, no 2, 115
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gamma-ray burst: general, methods: data analysis, neutrinos, telescopes
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Subatomic Physics Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-303395DOI: 10.3847/0004-637X/824/2/115ISI: 000381912800051OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-303395DiVA: diva2:971864
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Swedish Research CouncilSwedish Polar Research SecretariatSwedish National Infrastructure for Computing (SNIC)Knut and Alice Wallenberg FoundationGerman Research Foundation (DFG)
Available from: 2016-09-19 Created: 2016-09-19 Last updated: 2016-09-19Bibliographically approved

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