European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields (2020-05-01)

Search for neutrino counterparts of gravitational-wave events detected by LIGO and Virgo during run O2 with the ANTARES telescope

  • A. Albert,
  • M. André,
  • M. Anghinolfi,
  • G. Anton,
  • M. Ardid,
  • J.-J. Aubert,
  • J. Aublin,
  • B. Baret,
  • S. Basa,
  • B. Belhorma,
  • V. Bertin,
  • S. Biagi,
  • M. Bissinger,
  • J. Boumaaza,
  • M. Bouta,
  • M. C. Bouwhuis,
  • H. Brânzaş,
  • R. Bruijn,
  • J. Brunner,
  • J. Busto,
  • A. Capone,
  • L. Caramete,
  • J. Carr,
  • S. Celli,
  • M. Chabab,
  • T. N. Chau,
  • R. Cherkaoui El Moursli,
  • T. Chiarusi,
  • M. Circella,
  • A. Coleiro,
  • M. Colomer Molla,
  • R. Coniglione,
  • P. Coyle,
  • A. Creusot,
  • A. F. Díaz,
  • G. de Wasseige,
  • A. Deschamps,
  • C. Distefano,
  • I. Di Palma,
  • A. Domi,
  • C. Donzaud,
  • D. Dornic,
  • D. Drouhin,
  • T. Eberl,
  • N. El Khayati,
  • A. Enzenhöfer,
  • A. Ettahiri,
  • P. Fermani,
  • G. Ferrara,
  • F. Filippini,
  • L. Fusco,
  • P. Gay,
  • H. Glotin,
  • R. Gozzini,
  • R. Gracia Ruiz,
  • K. Graf,
  • C. Guidi,
  • S. Hallmann,
  • H. van Haren,
  • A. J. Heijboer,
  • Y. Hello,
  • J. J. Hernández-Rey,
  • J. Hößl,
  • J. Hofestädt,
  • F. Huang,
  • G. Illuminati,
  • C. W. James,
  • M. de Jong,
  • P. de Jong,
  • M. Jongen,
  • M. Kadler,
  • O. Kalekin,
  • U. Katz,
  • N. R. Khan-Chowdhury,
  • A. Kouchner,
  • I. Kreykenbohm,
  • V. Kulikovskiy,
  • R. Lahmann,
  • R. Le Breton,
  • D. Lefèvre,
  • E. Leonora,
  • G. Levi,
  • M. Lincetto,
  • D. Lopez-Coto,
  • S. Loucatos,
  • G. Maggi,
  • J. Manczak,
  • M. Marcelin,
  • A. Margiotta,
  • A. Marinelli,
  • J. A. Martínez-Mora,
  • R. Mele,
  • K. Melis,
  • P. Migliozzi,
  • M. Moser,
  • A. Moussa,
  • R. Muller,
  • L. Nauta,
  • S. Navas,
  • E. Nezri,
  • C. Nielsen,
  • A. Nuñez-Castiñeyra,
  • B. O’Fearraigh,
  • M. Organokov,
  • G. E. Păvălaş,
  • C. Pellegrino,
  • M. Perrin-Terrin,
  • P. Piattelli,
  • C. Poirè,
  • V. Popa,
  • T. Pradier,
  • N. Randazzo,
  • S. Reck,
  • G. Riccobene,
  • A. Sánchez-Losa,
  • D. F. E. Samtleben,
  • M. Sanguineti,
  • P. Sapienza,
  • F. Schüssler,
  • M. Spurio,
  • Th. Stolarczyk,
  • B. Strandberg,
  • M. Taiuti,
  • Y. Tayalati,
  • T. Thakore,
  • S. J. Tingay,
  • A. Trovato,
  • B. Vallage,
  • V. Van Elewyck,
  • F. Versari,
  • S. Viola,
  • D. Vivolo,
  • J. Wilms,
  • D. Zaborov,
  • A. Zegarelli,
  • J. D. Zornoza,
  • J. Zúñiga

DOI
https://doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s10052-020-8015-6
Journal volume & issue
Vol. 80, no. 5
pp. 1 – 9

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Abstract An offline search for a neutrino counterpart to gravitational-wave (GW) events detected during the second observation run (O2) of Advanced-LIGO and Advanced-Virgo performed with ANTARES data is presented. In addition to the search for long tracks induced by $$\nu _\mu $$ νμ ($${\overline{\nu }}_{\mu }$$ ν¯μ ) charged current interactions, a search for showering events induced by interactions of neutrinos of any flavour is conducted. The severe spatial and time coincidence provided by the gravitational-wave alert allows regions above the detector horizon to be probed, extending the ANTARES sensitivity over the entire sky. The results of this all-neutrino-flavour and all-sky time dependent analysis are presented. The search for prompt neutrino emission within ±500 s around the time of six GW events yields no neutrino counterparts. Upper limits on the neutrino spectral fluence and constraints on the isotropic energy radiated via high-energy neutrinos (from a few TeV to a few tens of PeV) are set for each GW event analysed.