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モッツ ホルガー マルティン
モッツ ホルガー マルティン
所属
理工学術院 国際理工学センター(理工学術院)
職名
准教授(任期付)

学内研究所等

  • 2020年
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    2022年

    理工学術院総合研究所   兼任研究員

学歴

  • 2006年01月
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    2011年11月

    エルランゲン大学   理学部   物理学専攻  

  • 2000年09月
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    2005年12月

    エルランゲン大学   理学部   物理学  

学位

  • エルランゲン大学   理学博士

経歴

  • 2018年04月
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    早稲田大学   理工学術院(国際理工学センター)   准教授(任期付)

  • 2014年04月
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    2018年03月

    早稲田大学   理工学術院国際教育センター   助教

  • 2013年06月
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    2014年03月

    早稲田大学   理工研究所   次席研究員

  • 2013年06月
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    2014年03月

    早稲田大学   理工研究所   次席研究員

  • 2013年04月
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    2013年05月

    早稲田大学   理工研究所   助手

  • 2013年04月
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    2013年05月

    早稲田大学   理工研究所   助手

  • 2012年04月
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    2013年03月

    東京大学   宇宙線研究所   特任研究員

  • 2006年01月
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    2012年03月

    エルランゲン大学   理学部天体物理学講座   助手

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所属学協会

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    ドイツ物理学会

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    日本物理学会

 

研究分野

  • 素粒子、原子核、宇宙線、宇宙物理にする理論

  • 素粒子、原子核、宇宙線、宇宙物理にする実験

論文

  • Cosmic-ray signatures of dark matter from a flavor dependent gauge symmetry model with neutrino mass mechanism

    Holger Motz, Hiroshi Okada, Yoichi Asaoka, Kazunori Kohri

    Physical Review D   102 ( 8 )  2020年10月

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    © 2020 authors. Published by the American Physical Society. Published by the American Physical Society under the terms of the "https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/"Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license. Further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the published article's title, journal citation, and DOI. Funded by SCOAP3. We propose an extension to the Standard Model accommodating two families of Dirac neutral fermions and Majorana fermions under additional U(1)e-μ×Z3×Z2 symmetries where U(1)e-μ is a flavor dependent gauge symmetry related to the first and second family of the lepton sector, which features a two-loop induced neutrino mass model. The two families are favored by minimally reproducing the current neutrino oscillation data and two mass difference squares and canceling the gauge anomalies at the same time. As a result, we have a prediction for neutrino masses. The lightest Dirac neutral fermion is a dark matter candidate with tree-level interaction restricted to electron, muon and neutrinos, which makes it difficult to detect in direct dark matter search as well as indirect search focusing on the τ-channel, such as through γ-rays. It may however be probed by search for dark matter signatures in electron and positron cosmic rays, and allows interpretation of a structure appearing in the CALET electron+positron spectrum around 350-400 GeV as its signature, with a boost factor ∼40 Breit-Wigner enhancement of the annihilation cross section.

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  • Interpretation of the CALET Electron+Positron Spectrum concerning Dark Matter Signatures

    H. Motz, Y. Asaoka, S. Bhattacharyya

    Proceedings of Science   ICRC2019 ( 533 )  2019年07月

  • Analysis of CALET Data for Anisotropy in Electron+Positron Cosmic Rays

    H. Motz, Y. Asaoka, for, the, CALET collaboration

    Proceedings of Science   ICRC2019 ( 112 )  2019年07月

  • Direct Measurement of the Cosmic-Ray Proton Spectrum from 50 GeV to 10 TeV with the Calorimetric Electron Telescope on the International Space Station

    O. Adriani, Y. Akaike, K. Asano, Y. Asaoka, M. G. Bagliesi, E. Berti, G. Bigongiari, W. R. Binns, S. Bonechi, M. Bongi, P. Brogi, A. Bruno, J. H. Buckley, N. Cannady, G. Castellini, C. Checchia, M. L. Cherry, G. Collazuol, V. Di Felice, K. Ebisawa, H. Fuke, T. G. Guzik, T. Hams, N. Hasebe, K. Hibino, M. Ichimura, K. Ioka, W. Ishizaki, M. H. Israel, K. Kasahara, J. Kataoka, R. Kataoka, Y. Katayose, C. Kato, N. Kawanaka, Y. Kawakubo, K. Kohri, H. S. Krawczynski, J. F. Krizmanic, T. Lomtadze, P. Maestro, P. S. Marrocchesi, A. M. Messineo, J. W. Mitchell, S. Miyake, A. A. Moiseev, K. Mori, M. Mori, N. Mori, H. M. Motz, K. Munakata, H. Murakami, S. Nakahira, J. Nishimura, G. A. De Nolfo, S. Okuno, J. F. Ormes, S. Ozawa, L. Pacini, F. Palma, P. Papini, A. V. Penacchioni, B. F. Rauch, S. B. Ricciarini, K. Sakai, T. Sakamoto, M. Sasaki, Y. Shimizu, A. Shiomi, R. Sparvoli, P. Spillantini, F. Stolzi, J. E. Suh, A. Sulaj, I. Takahashi, M. Takayanagi, M. Takita, T. Tamura, T. Terasawa, H. Tomida, S. Torii, Y. Tsunesada, Y. Uchihori, S. Ueno, E. Vannuccini, J. P. Wefel, K. Yamaoka, S. Yanagita, A. Yoshida, K. Yoshida

    Physical Review Letters   122 ( 18 ) 1102  2019年05月  [査読有り]

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    © 2019 authors. In this paper, we present the analysis and results of a direct measurement of the cosmic-ray proton spectrum with the CALET instrument onboard the International Space Station, including the detailed assessment of systematic uncertainties. The observation period used in this analysis is from October 13, 2015 to August 31, 2018 (1054 days). We have achieved the very wide energy range necessary to carry out measurements of the spectrum from 50 GeV to 10 TeV covering, for the first time in space, with a single instrument the whole energy interval previously investigated in most cases in separate subranges by magnetic spectrometers (BESS-TeV, PAMELA, and AMS-02) and calorimetric instruments (ATIC, CREAM, and NUCLEON). The observed spectrum is consistent with AMS-02 but extends to nearly an order of magnitude higher energy, showing a very smooth transition of the power-law spectral index from-2.81±0.03 (50-500 GeV) neglecting solar modulation effects (or-2.87±0.06 including solar modulation effects in the lower energy region) to-2.56±0.04 (1-10 TeV), thereby confirming the existence of spectral hardening and providing evidence of a deviation from a single power law by more than 3σ.

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  • The CALorimetric Electron Telescope (CALET) on the International Space Station: Results from the First Two Years of Operation

    Asaoka, Y, Adriani, O, Akaike, Y, Asano, K, Bagliesi, M. G, Berti, E, Bigongiari, G, Binns, W. R, Bonechi, S, Bongi, M, Bruno A, Brogi, P, Buckley, J. H, Cannady, N, Castellini, G, Checchia, C, Cherry, M. L, Collazuol, G, di Felice, V, Ebisawa, K, Fuke, H, Guzik, T. G, Hams, T, Hasebe, N, Hibino, K, Ichimura, M, Ioka, K, Ishizaki, W, Israel, M. H, Kasahara, K, Kataoka, J, Kataoka, R, Katayose, Y, Kato, C, Kawanaka, N, Kawakubo, Y, Kohri, K, Krawczynski, H. S

    EPJ Web of Conferences   208 ( 13001 )  2019年05月

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  • The CALorimetric Electron Telescope (CALET) on the international space station: Results from the first two years on orbit

    Y. Asaoka, O. Adriani, Y. Akaike, K. Asano, M. G. Bagliesi, E. Berti, G. Bigongiari, W. R. Binns, S. Bonechi, M. Bongi, A. Bruno, P. Brogi, J. H. Buckley, N. Cannady, G. Castellini, C. Checchia, M. L. Cherry, G. Collazuol, V. Di Felice, K. Ebisawa, H. Fuke, T. G. Guzik, T. Hams, N. Hasebe, K. Hibino, M. Ichimura, K. Ioka, W. Ishizaki, M. H. Israel, K. Kasahara, J. Kataoka, R. Kataoka, Y. Katayose, C. Kato, N. Kawanaka, Y. Kawakubo, K. Kohri, H. S. Krawczynski, J. F. Krizmanic, T. Lomtadze, P. Maestro, P. S. Marrocchesi, A. M. Messineo, J. W. Mitchell, S. Miyake, A. A. Moiseev, K. Mori, M. Mori, N. Mori, H. M. Motz, K. Munakata, H. Murakami, S. Nakahira, J. Nishimura, G. A. De Nolfo, S. Okuno, J. F. Ormes, S. Ozawa, L. Pacini, F. Palma, V. Pal'Shin, P. Papini, A. V. Penacchioni, B. F. Rauch, S. B. Ricciarini, K. Sakai, T. Sakamoto, M. Sasaki, Y. Shimizu, A. Shiomi, R. Sparvoli, P. Spillantini, F. Stolzi, S. Sugita, J. E. Suh, A. Sulaj, I. Takahashi, M. Takayanagi, M. Takita, T. Tamura, N. Tateyama, T. Terasawa, H. Tomida, S. Torii, Y. Tsunesada, Y. Uchihori, S. Ueno, E. Vannuccini, J. P. Wefel, K. Yamaoka, S. Yanagita, A. Yoshida, K. Yoshida

    Journal of Physics: Conference Series   1181 ( 1 ) 012003  2019年03月  [査読有り]

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    © Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd. The CALorimetric Electron Telescope (CALET) is a high-energy astroparticle physics space experiment installed on the International Space Station (ISS), developed and operated by Japan in collaboration with Italy and the United States. The CALET mission goals include the investigation of possible nearby sources of high-energy electrons, of the details of galactic particle acceleration and propagation, and of potential signatures of dark matter. CALET measures the cosmic-ray electron+positron flux up to 20 TeV, gamma-rays up to 10 TeV, and nuclei with Z=1 to 40 up to 1, 000 TeV for the more abundant elements during a long-term observation aboard the ISS. Starting science operation in mid-October 2015, CALET performed continuous observation without major interruption with close to 20 million triggered events over 10 GeV per month. Based on the data taken during the first two-years, we present an overview of CALET observations: 1) Electron+positron energy spectrum, 2) Nuclei analysis, 3) Gamma-ray observation including a characterization of on-orbit performance. Results of the electromagnetic counterpart search for LIGO/Virgo gravitational wave events are discussed as well.

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  • Characteristics and Performance of the CALorimetric Electron Telescope (CALET) Calorimeter for Gamma-Ray Observations

    N. Cannady, Y. Asaoka, F. Satoh, M. Tanaka, S. Torii, M. L. Cherry, M. Mori, O. Adriani, Y. Akaike, K. Asano, M. G. Bagliesi, E. Berti, G. Bigongiari, W. R. Binns, S. Bonechi, M. Bongi, P. Brogi, J. H. Buckley, G. Castellini, C. Checchia, G. Collazuol, V. Di Felice, K. Ebisawa, H. Fuke, T. G. Guzik, T. Hams, M. Hareyama, N. Hasebe, K. Hibino, M. Ichimura, K. Ioka, W. Ishizaki, M. H. Israel, K. Kasahara, J. Kataoka, R. Kataoka, Y. Katayose, C. Kato, N. Kawanaka, Y. Kawakubo, K. Kohri, H. S. Krawczynski, J. F. Krizmanic, T. Lomtadze, P. Maestro, P. S. Marrocchesi, A. M. Messineo, J. W. Mitchell, S. Miyake, A. A. Moiseev, K. Mori, N. Mori, H. M. Motz, K. Munakata, H. Murakami, S. Nakahira, J. Nishimura, G. A.De Nolfo, S. Okuno, J. F. Ormes, S. Ozawa, L. Pacini, F. Palma, P. Papini, A. V. Penacchioni, B. F. Rauch, S. B. Ricciarini, K. Sakai, T. Sakamoto, M. Sasaki, Y. Shimizu, A. Shiomi, R. Sparvoli, P. Spillantini, F. Stolzi, J. E. Suh, A. Sulaj, I. Takahashi, M. Takayanagi, M. Takita, T. Tamura, N. Tateyama, T. Terasawa, H. Tomida, Y. Tsunesada, Y. Uchihori, S. Ueno, E. Vannuccini, J. P. Wefel, K. Yamaoka, S. Yanagita, A. Yoshida, K. Yoshida

    Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series   238 ( 1 ) 5  2018年09月  [査読有り]

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    © 2018. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved. The CALorimetric Electron Telescope primary detector (CALET-CAL) is a 30 radiation-length-deep hybrid calorimeter designed for the accurate measurement of high-energy cosmic rays. It is capable of triggering on and giving near complete containment of electromagnetic showers from primary electrons and gamma rays from 1 GeV to over 10 TeV. The first 24 months of on-orbit scientific data (2015 November 01-2017 October 31) provide valuable characterization of the performance of the calorimeter based on analyses of the gamma-ray data set in general and bright point sources in particular. We describe the gamma-ray analysis, the expected performance of the calorimeter based on Monte Carlo simulations, the agreement of the flight data with the simulated results, and the outlook for long-term gamma-ray observations with the CAL.

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  • Search for GeV Gamma-Ray Counterparts of Gravitational Wave Events by CALET

    O. Adriani, Y. Akaike, K. Asano, Y. Asaoka, M. G. Bagliesi, E. Berti, G. Bigongiari, W. R. Binns, S. Bonechi, M. Bongi, P. Brogi, J. H. Buckley, N. Cannady, G. Castellini, C. Checchia, M. L. Cherry, G. Collazuol, V. Di Felice, K. Ebisawa, H. Fuke, T. G. Guzik, T. Hams, M. Hareyama, N. Hasebe, K. Hibino, M. Ichimura, K. Ioka, W. Ishizaki, M. H. Israel, K. Kasahara, J. Kataoka, R. Kataoka, Y. Katayose, C. Kato, N. Kawanaka, Y. Kawakubo, H. S. Krawczynski, J. F. Krizmanic, K. Kohri, T. Lomtadze, P. Maestro, P. S. Marrocchesi, A. M. Messineo, J. W. Mitchell, S. Miyake, A. A. Moiseev, K. Mori, M. Mori, N. Mori, H. M. Motz, K. Munakata, H. Murakami, S. Nakahira, J. Nishimura, G. A. De Nolfo, S. Okuno, J. F. Ormes, S. Ozawa, L. Pacini, F. Palma, P. Papini, A. V. Penacchioni, B. F. Rauch, S. B. Ricciarini, K. Sakai, T. Sakamoto, M. Sasaki, Y. Shimizu, A. Shiomi, R. Sparvoli, P. Spillantini, F. Stolzi, J. E. Suh, A. Sulaj, I. Takahashi, M. Takayanagi, M. Takita, T. Tamura, N. Tateyama, T. Terasawa, H. Tomida, S. Torii, Y. Tsunesada, Y. Uchihori, S. Ueno, E. Vannuccini, J. P. Wefel, K. Yamaoka, S. Yanagita, A. Yoshida, K. Yoshida

    Astrophysical Journal   863 ( 2 ) 9  2018年08月  [査読有り]

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    © 2018. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved. We present the results of searches for gamma-ray counterparts of the LIGO/Virgo gravitational wave events using CALorimetric Electron Telescope (CALET) observations. The main instrument of CALET, CALorimeter (CAL), observes gamma-rays from ∼1 GeV up to 10 TeV with a field of view (FOV) of nearly 2 sr. In addition, the CALET gamma-ray burst monitor views ∼3 sr and ∼2π sr of the sky in the 7 keV-1 MeV and the 40 keV-20 MeV bands, respectively, by using two different crystal scintillators. The CALET observations on the International Space Station started in 2015 October, and here we report analyses of events associated with the following gravitational wave events: GW151226, GW170104, GW170608, GW170814, and GW170817. Although only upper limits on gamma-ray emission are obtained, they correspond to a luminosity of 1049 ∼ 1053 erg s-1 in the GeV energy band depending on the distance and the assumed time duration of each event, which is approximately on the order of luminosity of typical short gamma-ray bursts. This implies that there will be a favorable opportunity to detect high-energy gamma-ray emission in further observations if additional gravitational wave events with favorable geometry will occur within our FOV. We also show the sensitivity of CALET for gamma-ray transient events, which is on the order of 10-7 erg cm-2 s-1 for an observation of 100 s in duration.

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  • Searching for Cosmic-Ray Signals from Decay of Fermionic Dark Matter with CALET

    Bhattacharyya, S, Motz, H, Torii, S, Torii, S, Asaoka, Y

    Proceedings of Science   ICRC2017 (2018) ( 919 )  2018年08月

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  • Searching for Anisotropy in Electron+Positron Cosmic Rays with CALET

    Motz, H, Asaoka, Y, Torii, S, Bhattacharyya, S

    Proceedings of Science   ICRC2017 (2018) ( 265 )  2018年08月

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  • On-orbit operations and offline data processing of CALET onboard the ISS

    Y. Asaoka, S. Ozawa, S. Torii, O. Adriani, Y. Akaike, K. Asano, M. G. Bagliesi, G. Bigongiari, W. R. Binns, S. Bonechi, M. Bongi, P. Brogi, J. H. Buckley, N. Cannady, G. Castellini, C. Checchia, M. L. Cherry, G. Collazuol, V. Di Felice, K. Ebisawa, H. Fuke, T. G. Guzik, T. Hams, M. Hareyama, N. Hasebe, K. Hibino, M. Ichimura, K. Ioka, W. Ishizaki, M. H. Israel, A. Javaid, K. Kasahara, J. Kataoka, R. Kataoka, Y. Katayose, C. Kato, N. Kawanaka, Y. Kawakubo, H. S. Krawczynski, J. F. Krizmanic, S. Kuramata, T. Lomtadze, P. Maestro, P. S. Marrocchesi, A. M. Messineo, J. W. Mitchell, S. Miyake, K. Mizutani, A. A. Moiseev, K. Mori, M. Mori, N. Mori, H. M. Motz, K. Munakata, H. Murakami, S. Nakahira, J. Nishimura, G. A. de Nolfo, S. Okuno, J. F. Ormes, L. Pacini, F. Palma, P. Papini, A. V. Penacchioni, B. F. Rauch, S. B. Ricciarini, K. Sakai, T. Sakamoto, M. Sasaki, Y. Shimizu, A. Shiomi, R. Sparvoli, P. Spillantini, F. Stolzi, I. Takahashi, M. Takayanagi, M. Takita, T. Tamura, N. Tateyama, T. Terasawa, H. Tomida, Y. Tsunesada, Y. Uchihori, S. Ueno, E. Vannuccini, J. P. Wefel, K. Yamaoka, S. Yanagita, A. Yoshida, K. Yoshida, T. Yuda

    Astroparticle Physics   100   29 - 37  2018年07月  [査読有り]

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    © 2018 Elsevier B.V. The CALorimetric Electron Telescope (CALET), launched for installation on the International Space Station (ISS) in August, 2015, has been accumulating scientific data since October, 2015. CALET is intended to perform long-duration observations of high-energy cosmic rays onboard the ISS. CALET directly measures the cosmic-ray electron spectrum in the energy range of 1 GeV to 20 TeV with a 2% energy resolution above 30 GeV. In addition, the instrument can measure the spectrum of gamma rays well into the TeV range, and the spectra of protons and nuclei up to a PeV. In order to operate the CALET onboard ISS, JAXA Ground Support Equipment (JAXA-GSE) and the Waseda CALET Operations Center (WCOC) have been established at JAXA and Waseda University, respectively. Scientific operations using CALET are planned at WCOC, taking into account orbital variations of geomagnetic rigidity cutoff. Scheduled command sequences are used to control the CALET observation modes on orbit. Calibration data acquisition by, for example, recording pedestal and penetrating particle events, a low-energy electron trigger mode operating at high geomagnetic latitude, a low-energy gamma-ray trigger mode operating at low geomagnetic latitude, and an ultra heavy trigger mode, are scheduled around the ISS orbit while maintaining maximum exposure to high-energy electrons and other high-energy shower events by always having the high-energy trigger mode active. The WCOC also prepares and distributes CALET flight data to collaborators in Italy and the United States. As of August 31, 2017, the total observation time is 689 days with a live time fraction of the total time of ∼ 84%. Nearly 450 million events are collected with a high-energy (E > 10 GeV) trigger. In addition, calibration data acquisition and low-energy trigger modes, as well as an ultra-heavy trigger mode, are consistently scheduled around the ISS orbit. By combining all operation modes with the excellent-quality on-orbit data collected thus far, it is expected that a five-year observation period will provide a wealth of new and interesting results.

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  • Extended Measurement of the Cosmic-Ray Electron and Positron Spectrum from 11 GeV to 4.8 TeV with the Calorimetric Electron Telescope on the International Space Station

    O. Adriani, Y. Akaike, K. Asano, Y. Asaoka, M. G. Bagliesi, E. Berti, G. Bigongiari, W. R. Binns, S. Bonechi, M. Bongi, P. Brogi, J. H. Buckley, N. Cannady, G. Castellini, C. Checchia, M. L. Cherry, G. Collazuol, V. Di Felice, K. Ebisawa, H. Fuke, T. G. Guzik, T. Hams, M. Hareyama, N. Hasebe, K. Hibino, M. Ichimura, K. Ioka, W. Ishizaki, M. H. Israel, K. Kasahara, J. Kataoka, R. Kataoka, Y. Katayose, C. Kato, N. Kawanaka, Y. Kawakubo, K. Kohri, H. S. Krawczynski, J. F. Krizmanic, T. Lomtadze, P. Maestro, P. S. Marrocchesi, A. M. Messineo, J. W. Mitchell, S. Miyake, A. A. Moiseev, K. Mori, M. Mori, N. Mori, H. M. Motz, K. Munakata, H. Murakami, S. Nakahira, J. Nishimura, G. A. De Nolfo, S. Okuno, J. F. Ormes, S. Ozawa, L. Pacini, F. Palma, P. Papini, A. V. Penacchioni, B. F. Rauch, S. B. Ricciarini, K. Sakai, T. Sakamoto, M. Sasaki, Y. Shimizu, A. Shiomi, R. Sparvoli, P. Spillantini, F. Stolzi, J. E. Suh, A. Sulaj, I. Takahashi, M. Takayanagi, M. Takita, T. Tamura, N. Tateyama, T. Terasawa, H. Tomida, S. Torii, Y. Tsunesada, Y. Uchihori, S. Ueno, E. Vannuccini, J. P. Wefel, K. Yamaoka, S. Yanagita, A. Yoshida, K. Yoshida

    Physical Review Letters   120 ( 26 )  2018年06月  [査読有り]

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    © 2018 American Physical Society. Extended results on the cosmic-ray electron + positron spectrum from 11 GeV to 4.8 TeV are presented based on observations with the Calorimetric Electron Telescope (CALET) on the International Space Station utilizing the data up to November 2017. The analysis uses the full detector acceptance at high energies, approximately doubling the statistics compared to the previous result. CALET is an all-calorimetric instrument with a total thickness of 30 X0 at normal incidence and fine imaging capability, designed to achieve large proton rejection and excellent energy resolution well into the TeV energy region. The observed energy spectrum in the region below 1 TeV shows good agreement with Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-02) data. In the energy region below ∼300 GeV, CALET's spectral index is found to be consistent with the AMS-02, Fermi Large Area Telescope (Fermi-LAT), and Dark Matter Particle Explorer (DAMPE), while from 300 to 600 GeV the spectrum is significantly softer than the spectra from the latter two experiments. The absolute flux of CALET is consistent with other experiments at around a few tens of GeV. However, it is lower than those of DAMPE and Fermi-LAT with the difference increasing up to several hundred GeV. The observed energy spectrum above ∼1 TeV suggests a flux suppression consistent within the errors with the results of DAMPE, while CALET does not observe any significant evidence for a narrow spectral feature in the energy region around 1.4 TeV. Our measured all-electron flux, including statistical errors and a detailed breakdown of the systematic errors, is tabulated in the Supplemental Material in order to allow more refined spectral analyses based on our data.

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  • An Interpretation of the Cosmic Ray e^+ + e^- Spectrum from 10 GeV to 3 TeV Measured by CALET on the ISS

    Bhattacharyya, S, Motz, H, Asaoka, Y, Torii, S

    International Journal of Modern Physics D   accepted ( 02 ) 1950035 - 1950035  2017年12月  [査読有り]

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  • Energy Spectrum of Cosmic-Ray Electron and Positron from 10 GeV to 3 TeV Observed with the Calorimetric Electron Telescope on the International Space Station

    O. Adriani, Y. Akaike, K. Asano, Y. Asaoka, M. G. Bagliesi, G. Bigongiari, W. R. Binns, S. Bonechi, M. Bongi, P. Brogi, J. H. Buckley, N. Cannady, G. Castellini, C. Checchia, M. L. Cherry, G. Collazuol, V. Di Felice, K. Ebisawa, H. Fuke, T. G. Guzik, T. Hams, M. Hareyama, N. Hasebe, K. Hibino, M. Ichimura, K. Ioka, W. Ishizaki, M. H. Israel, A. Javaid, K. Kasahara, J. Kataoka, R. Kataoka, Y. Katayose, C. Kato, N. Kawanaka, Y. Kawakubo, H. S. Krawczynski, J. F. Krizmanic, S. Kuramata, T. Lomtadze, P. Maestro, P. S. Marrocchesi, A. M. Messineo, J. W. Mitchell, S. Miyake, K. Mizutani, A. A. Moiseev, K. Mori, M. Mori, N. Mori, H. M. Motz, K. Munakata, H. Murakami, S. Nakahira, J. Nishimura, G. A. De Nolfo, S. Okuno, J. F. Ormes, S. Ozawa, L. Pacini, F. Palma, P. Papini, A. V. Penacchioni, B. F. Rauch, S. B. Ricciarini, K. Sakai, T. Sakamoto, M. Sasaki, Y. Shimizu, A. Shiomi, R. Sparvoli, P. Spillantini, F. Stolzi, I. Takahashi, M. Takayanagi, M. Takita, T. Tamura, N. Tateyama, T. Terasawa, H. Tomida, S. Torii, Y. Tsunesada, Y. Uchihori, S. Ueno, E. Vannuccini, J. P. Wefel, K. Yamaoka, S. Yanagita, A. Yoshida, K. Yoshida, T. Yuda

    Physical Review Letters   119 ( 18 )  2017年11月  [査読有り]

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    © 2017 Published by the American Physical Society. First results of a cosmic-ray electron and positron spectrum from 10 GeV to 3 TeV is presented based upon observations with the CALET instrument on the International Space Station starting in October, 2015. Nearly a half million electron and positron events are included in the analysis. CALET is an all-calorimetric instrument with total vertical thickness of 30 X0 and a fine imaging capability designed to achieve a large proton rejection and excellent energy resolution well into the TeV energy region. The observed energy spectrum over 30 GeV can be fit with a single power law with a spectral index of -3.152±0.016 (stat+syst). Possible structure observed above 100 GeV requires further investigation with increased statistics and refined data analysis.

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  • Decaying fermionic dark matter search with CALET

    S. Bhattacharyya, H. Motz, S. Torii, Y. Asaoka

    JOURNAL OF COSMOLOGY AND ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS   2017 ( 8 )  2017年08月  [査読有り]

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    The ISS-based CALET (CALorimetric Electron Telescope) detector can play an important role in indirect search for Dark Matter (DM), measuring the electron+positron flux in the TeV region for the first time directly. With its fine energy resolution of approximately 2% and good proton rejection ratio (1 : 10(5)) it has the potential to search for fine structures in the Cosmic Ray (CR) electron spectrum. In this context we discuss the ability of CALET to discern between signals originating from astrophysical sources and DM decay. We fit a parametrization of the local interstellar electron and positron spectra to current measurements, with either a pulsar or 3-body decay of fermionic DM as the extra source causing the positron excess. The expected CALET data for scenarios in which DM decay explains the excess are calculated and analyzed. The signal from this particular 3-body DM decay which can explain the recent measurements from the AMS-02 experiment is shown to be distinguishable from a single pulsar source causing the positron excess by 5 years of observation with CALET, based on the shape of the spectrum. We also study the constraints from diffuse gamma-ray data on this DM-only explanation of the positron excess and show that especially for the possibly remaining parameter space a clearly identifiable signature in the CR electron spectrum exists.

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  • Energy calibration of CALET onboard the International Space Station

    Y. Asaoka, Y. Akaike, Y. Komiya, R. Miyata, S. Torii, O. Adriani, K. Asano, M. G. Bagliesi, G. Bigongiari, W. R. Binns, S. Bonechi, M. Bongi, P. Brogi, J. H. Buckley, N. Cannady, G. Castellini, C. Checchia, M. L. Cherry, G. Collazuol, V. Di Felice, K. Ebisawa, H. Fuke, T. G. Guzik, T. Hams, M. Hareyama, N. Hasebe, K. Hibino, M. Ichimura, K. Ioka, W. Ishizaki, M. H. Israel, A. Javaid, K. Kasahara, J. Kataoka, R. Kataoka, Y. Katayose, C. Kato, N. Kawanaka, Y. Kawakubo, H. Kitamura, H. S. Krawczynski, J. F. Krizmanic, S. Kuramata, T. Lomtadze, P. Maestro, P. S. Marrocchesi, A. M. Messineo, J. W. Mitchell, S. Miyake, K. Mizutani, A. A. Moiseev, K. Mori, M. Mori, N. Mori, H. M. Motz, K. Munakata, H. Murakami, Y. E. Nakagawa, S. Nakahira, J. Nishimura, S. Okuno, J. F. Ormes, S. Ozawa, L. Pacini, F. Palma, P. Papini, A. V. Penacchioni, B. F. Rauch, S. Ricciarini, K. Sakai, T. Sakamoto, M. Sasaki, Y. Shimizu, A. Shiomi, R. Sparvoli, P. Spillantini, F. Stolzi, I. Takahashi, M. Takayanagi, M. Takita, T. Tamura, N. Tateyama, T. Terasawa, H. Tomida, Y. Tsunesada, Y. Uchihori, S. Ueno, E. Vannuccini, J. P. Wefel, K. Yamaoka, S. Yanagita, A. Yoshida, K. Yoshida, T. Yuda

    Astroparticle Physics   91   1 - 10  2017年05月  [査読有り]

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    © 2017 The Authors In August 2015, the CALorimetric Electron Telescope (CALET), designed for long exposure observations of high energy cosmic rays, docked with the International Space Station (ISS) and shortly thereafter began to collect data. CALET will measure the cosmic ray electron spectrum over the energy range of 1 GeV to 20 TeV with a very high resolution of 2% above 100 GeV, based on a dedicated instrument incorporating an exceptionally thick 30 radiation-length calorimeter with both total absorption and imaging (TASC and IMC) units. Each TASC readout channel must be carefully calibrated over the extremely wide dynamic range of CALET that spans six orders of magnitude in order to obtain a degree of calibration accuracy matching the resolution of energy measurements. These calibrations consist of calculating the conversion factors between ADC units and energy deposits, ensuring linearity over each gain range, and providing a seamless transition between neighboring gain ranges. This paper describes these calibration methods in detail, along with the resulting data and associated accuracies. The results presented in this paper show that a sufficient accuracy was achieved for the calibrations of each channel in order to obtain a suitable resolution over the entire dynamic range of the electron spectrum measurement.

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  • CALET UPPER LIMITS on X-RAY and GAMMA-RAY COUNTERPARTS of GW151226

    O. Adriani, Y. Akaike, K. Asano, Y. Asaoka, M. G. Bagliesi, G. Bigongiari, W. R. Binns, S. Bonechi, M. Bongi, P. Brogi, J. H. Buckley, N. Cannady, G. Castellini, C. Checchia, M. L. Cherry, G. Collazuol, V. Di Felice, K. Ebisawa, H. Fuke, T. G. Guzik, T. Hams, M. Hareyama, N. Hasebe, K. Hibino, M. Ichimura, K. Ioka, W. Ishizaki, M. H. Israel, A. Javaid, K. Kasahara, J. Kataoka, R. Kataoka, Y. Katayose, C. Kato, N. Kawanaka, Y. Kawakubo, H. Kitamura, H. S. Krawczynski, J. F. Krizmanic, S. Kuramata, T. Lomtadze, P. Maestro, P. S. Marrocchesi, A. M. Messineo, J. W. Mitchell, S. Miyake, K. Mizutani, A. A. Moiseev, K. Mori, M. Mori, N. Mori, H. M. Motz, K. Munakata, H. Murakami, Y. E. Nakagawa, S. Nakahira, J. Nishimura, S. Okuno, J. F. Ormes, S. Ozawa, L. Pacini, F. Palma, P. Papini, A. V. Penacchioni, B. F. Rauch, S. Ricciarini, K. Sakai, T. Sakamoto, M. Sasaki, Y. Shimizu, A. Shiomi, R. Sparvoli, P. Spillantini, F. Stolzi, I. Takahashi, M. Takayanagi, M. Takita, T. Tamura, N. Tateyama, T. Terasawa, H. Tomida, S. Torii, Y. Tsunesada, Y. Uchihori, S. Ueno, E. Vannuccini, J. P. Wefel, K. Yamaoka, S. Yanagita, A. Yoshida, K. Yoshida, T. Yuda

    Astrophysical Journal Letters   829 ( 1 ) 5  2016年09月  [査読有り]

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    © 2016. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.. We present upper limits in the hard X-ray and gamma-ray bands at the time of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) gravitational-wave event GW151226 derived from the CALorimetric Electron Telescope (CALET) observation. The main instrument of CALET, CALorimeter (CAL), observes gamma-rays from ∼1 GeV up to 10 TeV with a field of view of ∼2 sr. The CALET gamma-ray burst monitor (CGBM) views ∼3 sr and ∼2π sr of the sky in the 7 keV-1 MeV and the 40 keV-20 MeV bands, respectively, by using two different scintillator-based instruments. The CGBM covered 32.5% and 49.1% of the GW151226 sky localization probability in the 7 keV-1 MeV and 40 keV-20 MeV bands respectively. We place a 90% upper limit of 2 ×10-7 erg cm-2 s-1 in the 1-100 GeV band where CAL reaches 15% of the integrated LIGO probability (∼1.1 sr). The CGBM 7σ upper limits are 1.0 ×10-6 erg cm-2 s-1 (7-500 keV) and 1.8 ×10-6 erg cm-2 s-1 (50-1000 keV) for a 1 s exposure. Those upper limits correspond to the luminosity of 3-5 ×1049 erg s-1, which is significantly lower than typical short GRBs.

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  • Self Consistent Simulation of Dark Matter Annihilation and Background

    Bhattacharyya, S, Motz, H, Torii, S, Asaoka, Y, Okada Y

    Proceedings of Science   ICRC2015 (2016) ( 1182 )  2016年08月

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  • CALET's Sensitivity to Dark Matter and Astrophysical Sources

    Motz, H. for, the CALET collaboration

    Proceedings of Science   PoS ICRC2015 (2015) ( 1194 )  2016年08月

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  • CALET's sensitivity to Dark Matter annihilation in the galactic halo

    H. Motz, Y. Asaoka, S. Torii, S. Bhattacharyya

    JOURNAL OF COSMOLOGY AND ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS   2015 ( 12 )  2015年12月  [査読有り]

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    CALET (Calorimetric Electron Telescope), installed on the ISS in August 2015, directly measures the electron+positron cosmic rays flux up to 20 TeV. With its proton rejection capability of 1 : 10(5) and an aperture of 1200 cm(2).sr, it will provide good statistics even well above one TeV, while also featuring an energy resolution of 2%, which allows it to detect fine structures in the spectrum. Such structures may originate from Dark Matter annihilation or decay, making indirect Dark Matter search one of CALET's main science objectives among others such as identification of signatures from nearby supernova remnants, study of the heavy nuclei spectra and gamma astronomy. The latest results from AMS-02 on positron fraction and total electron+positron flux can be fitted with a parametrization including a single pulsar as an extra power law source with exponential cut-off, which emits an equal amount of electrons and positrons. This single pulsar scenario for the positron excess is extrapolated into the TeV region and the expected CALET data for this case are simulated. Based on this prediction for CALET data, the sensitivity of CALET to Dark Matter annihilation in the galactic halo has been calculated. It is shown that CALET could significantly improve the limits compared to current data, especially for those Dark Matter candidates that feature a large fraction of annihilation directly into e(+)+e(-), such as the LKP (Lightest Kaluza-Klein particle).

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  • The CALorimetric Electron Telescope (CALET) for high-energy astroparticle physics on the International Space Station

    O. Adriani, Y. Akaike, K. Asano, Y. Asaoka, M. G. Bagliesi, G. Bigongiari, W. R. Binns, S. Bonechi, M. Bongi, J. H. Buckley, G. Castellini, M. L. Cherry, G. Collazuol, K. Ebisawa, V. Di Felice, H. Fuke, T. G. Guzik, T. Hams, M. Hareyama, N. Hasebe, K. Hibino, M. Ichimura, K. Ioka, M. H. Israel, A. Javaid, E. Kamioka, K. Kasahara, J. Kataoka, R. Kataoka, Y. Katayose, N. Kawanaka, H. Kitamura, T. Kotani, H. S. Krawczynski, J. F. Krizmanic, A. Kubota, S. Kuramata, T. Lomtadze, P. Maestro, L. Marcelli, P. S. Marrocchesi, J. W. Mitchell, S. Miyake, K. Mizutani, A. A. Moiseev, K. Mori, M. Mori, N. Mori, H. M. Motz, K. Munakata, H. Murakami, Y. E. Nakagawa, S. Nakahira, J. Nishimura, S. Okuno, J. F. Ormes, S. Ozawa, F. Palma, P. Papini, B. F. Rauch, S. B. Ricciarini, T. Sakamoto, M. Sasaki, M. Shibata, Y. Shimizu, A. Shiomi, R. Sparvoli, P. Spillantini, I. Takahashi, M. Takayanagi, M. Takita, T. Tamura, N. Tateyama, T. Terasawa, H. Tomida, S. Torii, Y. Tunesada, Y. Uchihori, S. Ueno, E. Vannuccini, J. P. Wefel, K. Yamaoka, S. Yanagita, A. Yoshida, K. Yoshida, T. Yuda

    Journal of Physics: Conference Series   632 ( 1 ) 012023  2015年08月  [査読有り]

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    © Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd. The CALorimetric Electron Telescope (CALET) is a space experiment, currently under development by Japan in collaboration with Italy and the United States, which will measure the flux of cosmic-ray electrons (and positrons) up to 20 TeV energy, of gamma rays up to 10 TeV, of nuclei with Z from 1 to 40 up to 1 PeV energy, and will detect gamma-ray bursts in the 7 keV to 20 MeV energy range during a 5 year mission. These measurements are essential to investigate possible nearby astrophysical sources of high energy electrons, study the details of galactic particle propagation and search for dark matter signatures. The main detector of CALET, the Calorimeter, consists of a module to identify the particle charge, followed by a thin imaging calorimeter (3 radiation lengths) with tungsten plates interleaving scintillating fibre planes, and a thick energy measuring calorimeter (27 radiation lengths) composed of lead tungstate logs. The Calorimeter has the depth, imaging capabilities and energy resolution necessary for excellent separation between hadrons, electrons and gamma rays. The instrument is currently being prepared for launch (expected in 2015) to the International Space Station ISS, for installation on the Japanese Experiment Module - Exposure Facility (JEM-EF).

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  • Status and performance of the CALorimetric Electron Telescope (CALET) on the international space station

    O. Adriani, Y. Akaike, Y. Asaoka, K. Asano, M. G. Bagliesi, G. Bigongiari, W. R. Binns, M. Bongi, J. H. Buckley, A. Cassese, G. Castellini, M. L. Cherry, G. Collazuol, K. Ebisawa, V. di Felice, H. Fuke, T. G. Guzik, T. Hamsa, N. Hasebe, M. Hareyama, K. Hibino, M. Ichimura, K. Ioka, M. H. Israel, A. Javaid, E. Kamioka, K. Kasahara, Y. Katayose, J. Kataoka, R. Kataoka, N. Kawanaka, H. Kitamura, T. Kotani, H. S. Krawczynski, J. F. Krizmanic, A. Kubota, S. Kuramata, T. Lomtadze, P. Maestro, L. Marcelli, P. S. Marrocchesi, J. W. Mitchell, S. Miyake, K. Mizutani, H. M. Motz, A. A. Moiseev, K. Mori, M. Mori, N. Mori, K. Munakata, H. Murakami, Y. E. Nakagawa, S. Nakahira, J. Nishimura, S. Okuno, J. F. Ormes, S. Ozawa, F. Palma, P. Papini, B. F. Rauch, S. Ricciarini, T. Sakamoto, M. Sasaki, M. Shibata, Y. Shimizu, A. Shiomi, R. Sparvoli, P. Spillantini, I. Takahashi, M. Takayanagi, M. Takita, T. Tamura, N. Tateyama, T. Terasawa, H. Tomida, S. Torii, Y. Tunesada, Y. Uchihori, S. Ueno, E. Vannuccini, J. P. Wefel, K. Yamaoka, S. Yanagita, A. Yoshida, K. Yoshida, T. Yuda

    Nuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements   256-257   225 - 232  2014年12月  [査読有り]

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    © 2014 Elsevier B.V. The CALorimetric Electron Telescope (CALET) space experiment, currently under development by Japan in collaboration with Italy and the United States, will measure the flux of cosmic-ray electrons (including positrons) to 20 TeV, gamma rays to 10 TeV and nuclei with Z=1 to 40 up to 1,000 TeV during a two-year mission on the International Space Station (ISS), extendable to five years. These measurements are essential to search for dark matter signatures, investigate the mechanism of cosmic-ray acceleration and propagation in the Galaxy and discover possible astrophysical sources of high-energy electrons nearby the Earth. The instrument consists of two layers of segmented plastic scintillators for the cosmic-ray charge identification (CHD), a 3 radiation length thick tungsten-scintillating fiber imaging calorimeter (IMC) and a 27 radiation length thick lead-tungstate calorimeter (TASC). CALET has sufficient depth, imaging capabilities and excellent energy resolution to allow for a clear separation between hadrons and electrons and between charged particles and gamma rays. The instrument will be launched to the ISS within 2014 Japanese Fiscal Year (by the end of March 2015) and installed on the Japanese Experiment Module-Exposed Facility (JEM-EF). In this paper, we will review the status and main science goals of the mission and describe the instrument configuration and performance.

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  • Ashra NTA: Towards Survey of Astronomical ντ Sources

    Y. Aita, T. Aoki, Y. Asaoka, Y. Morimoto, H. M Motz, M. Sasaki, C. Abiko, C. Kanokohata, S. Ogawa, H. Shibuya, T. Takada, T. Kimura, J. G. Learned, S. Matsuno, S. Kuze, P. M. Binder, J. Goldman, N. Sugiyama, Y. Watanabe, nd Ashra, Collaboration

    JPS Conference Proceedings   1 ( 013095 )  2014年07月

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  • Trigger and Readout System for the Ashra-1 Detector

    Y. Aita, T. Aoki, Y. Asaoka, Y. Morimoto, H. M Motz, M. Sasaki, C. Abiko, C. Kanokohata, S. Ogawa, H. Shibuya, T. Takada, T. Kimura, J. G. Learned, S. Matsuno, S. Kuze, P. M. Binder, J. Goldman, N. Sugiyama, Y. Watanabe, nd Ashra, Collaboration

    JPS Conference Proceedings   1 ( 013111 )  2014年07月

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  • First results on dark matter annihilation in the Sun using the ANTARES neutrino telescope

    S. Adrian-Martinez, I. Al Samarai, A. Albert, M. Andre, M. Anghinolfi, G. Anton, L. Anton, S. Anvar, M. Ardid, T. Astraatmadja, J-J. Aubert, B. Baret, S. Basa, V. Bertin, S. Biagi, C. Bigongiari, C. Bogazzi, B. Bouhou, M. C. Bouwhuis, J. Brunner, J. Busto, A. Capone, C. Carloganu, J. Carr, S. Cecchini, Z. Charif, Ph. Charvis, T. Chiarusi, M. Circella, F. Classen, R. Coniglione, L. Core, H. Costantini, P. Coyle, A. Creusot, C. Curtil, G. De Bonis, M. P. Decowski, I. Dekeyser, A. Deschamps, C. Distefano, C. Donzaud, D. Dornic, Q. Dorosti, D. Drouhin, A. Dumas, T. Eberl, U. Emanuele, A. Enzenhoefer, J-P. Ernenwein, S. Escoffier, K. Fehn, P. Fermani, S. Ferry, V. Flaminio, F. Folger, U. Fritsch, J-L. Fuda, S. Galata, P. Gay, S. Geisselsoeder, K. Geyer, G. Giacomelli, V. Giordano, A. Gleixner, J. P. Gomez-Gonzalez, K. Graf, G. Guillard, G. Hallewell, M. Hamal, H. van Haren, A. J. Heijboer, Y. Hello, J. J. Hernandez-Rey, B. Herold, J. Hoessl, C. C. Hsu, C. James, M. de Jong, M. Kadler, O. Kalekin, A. Kappes, U. Katz, P. Kooijman, C. Kopper, A. Kouchner, I. Kreykenbohm, V. Kulikovskiy, R. Lahmann, G. Lambard, G. Larosa, D. Lattuada, D. Lefevre, E. Leonora, D. Lo Presti, H. Loehner, S. Loucatos, F. Louis, S. Mangano, M. Marcelin, A. Margiotta, J. A. Martinez-Mora, S. Martini, T. Montaruli, M. Morganti, H. Motz, C. Mueller, M. Neff, E. Nezri, D. Palioselitis, G. E. Pavalas, J. Petrovic, P. Piattelli, V. Popa, T. Pradier, C. Racca, C. Reed, G. Riccobene, R. Richter, C. Riviere, A. Robert, K. Roensch, A. Rostovtsev, M. Rujoiu, D. F. E. Samtleben, A. Sanchez-Losa, P. Sapienza, J. Schmid, J. Schnabel, S. Schulte, F. Schuessler, T. Seitz, R. Shanidze, F. Simeone, A. Spies, M. Spurio, J. J. M. Steijger, Th. Stolarczyk, M. Taiuti, C. Tamburini, A. Trovato, B. Vallage, C. Vallee, V. Van Elewyck, P. Vernin, E. Visser, S. Wagner, G. Wijnker, J. Wilms, E. de Wolf, K. Yatkin, H. Yepes, D. Zaborov, J. D. Zornoza, J. Zuniga

    JOURNAL OF COSMOLOGY AND ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS   11(2013) ( 11 )  2013年11月  [査読有り]

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    A search for high-energy neutrinos coming from the direction of the Sun has been performed using the data recorded by the ANTARES neutrino telescope during 2007 and 2008. The neutrino selection criteria have been chosen to maximize the selection of possible signals produced by the self-annihilation of weakly interacting massive particles accumulated in the centre of the Sun with respect to the atmospheric background. After data unblinding, the number of neutrinos observed towards the Sun was found to be compatible with background expectations. The 90% CL upper limits in terms of spin-dependent and spin-independent WIMP-proton cross-sections are derived and compared to predictions of two supersymmetric models, CMSSM and MSSM-7. The ANTARES limits are comparable with those obtained by other neutrino observatories and are more stringent than those obtained by direct search experiments for the spin-dependent WIMP-proton cross-section in the case of hard self-annihilation channels (W+W-, tau(+)tau(-)).

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  • Measurement of the atmospheric νμ energy spectrum from 100 GeV to 200 TeV with the ANTARES telescope

    Adrián-Martínez, S, Albert, A, Al Samarai, I, André, M, Anghinolfi, M, Anton, G, Anvar, S, Ardid, M, Astraatmadja, T, Aubert, J.-J, Baret, B, Barrios-Martí, J, Basa, S, Bertin, V, Biagi, S, Bigongiari, C, Bogazzi, C, Bouhou, B, Bouwhuis, M. C, Bruijn, R, Brunner, J, Busto, J, Capone, A, Caramete, L, Cârloganu, C, Carr, J, Cecchini, S, Charif, Z, Charvis, Ph, Chiarusi, T, Circella, M, Classen, F, Core, L, Costantini, H, Coyle, P, Creusot, A, Curtil, C, Dekeyse

    The European Physical Journal C   73 ( 10 )  2013年10月  [査読有り]

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  • SEARCH FOR A CORRELATION BETWEEN ANTARES NEUTRINOS AND PIERRE AUGER OBSERVATORY UHECRs ARRIVAL DIRECTIONS

    S. Adrian-Martinez, I. Al Samarai, A. Albert, M. Andre, M. Anghinolfi, G. Anton, S. Anvar, M. Ardid, T. Astraatmadja, J-J. Aubert, B. Baret, S. Basa, L. J. Beemster, V. Bertin, S. Biagi, C. Bigongiari, C. Bogazzi, M. Bou-Cabo, B. 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, L. Core, H. Costantini, P. Coyle, A. Creusot, C. Curtil, G. De Bonis, 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, K. Fehn, P. Fermani, M. Ferri, S. Ferry, V. Flaminio, F. Folger, U. Fritsch, J-L. Fuda, S. Galata, P. Gay, K. Geyer, 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, G. Lambard, G. Larosa, D. Lattuada, D. Lefevre, G. Lim, D. Lo Presti, H. Loehner, S. Loucatos, F. Louis, S. Mangano, M. Marcelin, A. Margiotta, J. A. Martinez-Mora, A. Meli, T. Montaruli, N. Morganti, L. Moscoso, H. Motz, M. Neff, E. Nezri, D. Palioselitis, G. E. Pavalas, K. Payet, P. Payre, J. Petrovic, N. Picot-Clemente, V. Popa, T. Pradier, E. Presani, C. Racca, C. Reed, G. Riccobene, 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, A. Sanchez-Losa, 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, M. Taiuti, C. Tamburini, S. Toscano, B. Vallage, C. Vallee, V. Van Elewyck, G. Vannoni, M. Vecchi, P. Vernin, E. Visser, S. Wagner, G. Wijnker, J. Wilms, E. de Wolf, H. Yepes, D. Zaborov, D. Zornoza, J. Zuniga

    ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL   774 ( 1 ) 7  2013年09月  [査読有り]

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    A multimessenger analysis optimized for a correlation of arrival directions of ultra-high energy cosmic rays (UHECRs) and neutrinos is presented and applied to 2190 neutrino candidate events detected in 2007-2008 by the ANTARES telescope and 69 UHECRs observed by the Pierre Auger Observatory between 2004 January 1 and 2009 December 31. No significant correlation is observed. Assuming an equal neutrino flux (E-2 energy spectrum) from all UHECR directions, a 90% CL upper limit on the neutrino flux of 5.0 x 10(-8) GeV cm(-2) s(-1) per source is derived.

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  • A first search for coincident gravitational waves and high energy neutrinos using LIGO, Virgo and ANTARES data from 2007

    S. Adrian-Martinez, I. Al Samarai, A. Albert, M. Andre, M. Anghinolfi, G. Anton, S. Anvar, M. Ardid, T. Astraatmadja, J-J. Aubert, B. Baret, S. Basa, V. Bertin, S. Biagi, C. Bigongiari, C. Bogazzi, M. Bou-Cabo, B. Bouhou, M. C. Bouwhuis, J. Brunner, J. Busto, A. Capone, C. C. Arloganu, J. Carr, S. Cecchini, Z. Charif, Ph. Charvis, T. Chiarusi, M. Circella, R. Coniglione, L. Core, H. Costantini, P. Coyle, A. Creusot, C. Curtil, G. De Bonis, 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, K. Fehn, P. Fermani, M. Ferri, S. Ferry, V. Flaminio, F. Folger, U. Fritsch, J-L. Fuda, S. Galata, P. Gay, K. Geyer, G. Giacomelli, V. Giordano, J. P. Gomez-Gonzalez, K. Graf, G. Guillard, G. Hallewell, M. Hamal, H. van Haren, 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, G. Lambard, G. Larosa, D. Lattuada, D. Lefevre, G. Lim, D. Lo Presti, H. Loehner, S. Loucatos, F. Louis, S. Mangano, M. Marcelin, A. Margiotta, J. A. Martinez-Mora, S. Martini, A. Meli, T. Montaruli, M. Morganti, L. Moscoso, H. Motz, M. Neff, E. Nezri, D. Palioselitis, G. E. Pavalas, K. Payet, J. Petrovic, P. Piattelli, V. Popa, T. Pradier, E. Presani, C. Racca, C. Reed, G. Riccobene, C. Richardt, R. Richter, C. Riviere, A. Robert, K. Roensch, A. Rostovtsev, J. Ruiz-Rivas, M. Rujoiu, G. V. Russo, D. F. E. Samtleben, A. Sanchez-Losa, P. Sapienza, J. Schmid, J. Schnabel, F. Schoeck, J-P. Schuller, F. Schuessler, T. Seitz, R. Shanidze, F. Simeone, A. Spies, M. Spurio, J. J. M. Steijger, Th. Stolarczyk, M. Taiuti, C. Tamburini, A. Trovato, B. Vallage, C. Vallee, V. Van Elewyck, M. Vecchi, P. Vernin, E. Visser, S. Wagner, G. Wijnker, J. Wilms, E. de Wolf, H. Yepes, D. Zaborov, J. D. Zornoza, J. Zuniga, J. Aasi, J. Abadie, B. P. Abbott, R. Abbott, T. D. Abbott, M. Abernathy, T. Accadia, F. Acernese, C. Adams, T. Adams, P. Addesso, R. Adhikari, C. Affeldt, M. Agathos, K. Agatsuma, P. Ajith, B. Allen, A. Allocca, E. Amador Ceron, D. Amariutei, S. B. Anderson, W. G. Anderson, K. Arai, M. C. Araya, S. Ast, S. M. Aston, P. Astone, D. Atkinson, P. Aufmuth, C. Aulbert, B. E. Aylott, S. Babak, P. Baker, G. Ballardin, S. Ballmer, Y. Bao, J. C. B. Barayoga, D. Barker, F. Barone, B. Barr, L. Barsotti, M. Barsuglia, M. A. Barton, I. Bartos, R. Bassiri, M. Bastarrika, A. Basti, J. Batch, J. Bauchrowitz, Th. S. Bauer, M. Bebronne, D. Beck, B. Behnke, M. Bejger, M. G. Beker, A. S. Bell, C. Bell, I. Belopolski, M. Benacquista, J. M. Berliner, A. Bertolini, J. Betzwieser, N. Beveridge, P. T. Beyersdorf, T. Bhadbade, I. A. Bilenko, G. Billingsley, J. Birch, R. Biswas, M. Bitossi, M. A. Bizouard, E. Black, J. K. Blackburn, L. Blackburn, D. Blair, B. Bland, M. Blom, O. Bock, T. P. Bodiya, C. Bogan, C. Bond, R. Bondarescu, F. Bondu, L. Bonelli, R. Bonnand, R. Bork, M. Born, V. Boschi, S. Bose, L. Bosi, S. Braccini, C. Bradaschia, P. R. Brady, V. B. Braginsky, M. Branchesi, J. E. Brau, J. Breyer, T. Briant, D. O. Bridges, A. Brillet, M. Brinkmann, V. Brisson, M. Britzger, A. F. Brooks, D. A. Brown, T. Bulik, H. J. Bulten, A. Buonanno, J. Burguet-Castell, D. Buskulic, C. Buy, R. L. Byer, L. Cadonati, G. Cagnoli, E. Calloni, J. B. Camp, P. Campsie, K. Cannon, B. Canuel, J. Cao, C. D. Capano, F. Carbognani, L. Carbone, S. Caride, S. Caudill, M. Cavaglia, F. Cavalier, R. Cavalieri, G. Cella, C. Cepeda, E. Cesarini, T. Chalermsongsak, P. Charlton, E. Chassande-Mottin, W. Chen, X. Chen, Y. Chen, A. Chincarini, A. Chiummo, H. S. Cho, J. Chow, N. Christensen, S. S. Y. Chua, C. T. Y. Chung, S. Chung, G. Ciani, F. Clara, D. E. Clark, J. A. Clark, J. H. Clayton, F. Cleva, E. Coccia, P. -F. Cohadon, C. N. Colacino, A. Colla, M. Colombini, A. Conte, R. Conte, D. Cook, T. R. Corbitt, M. Cordier, N. Cornish, A. Corsi, C. A. Costa, M. Coughlin, J. -P. Coulon, P. Couvares, D. M. Coward, M. Cowart, D. C. Coyne, J. D. E. Creighton, T. D. Creighton, A. M. Cruise, A. Cumming, L. Cunningham, E. Cuoco, R. M. Cutler, K. Dahl, M. Damjanic, S. L. Danilishin, S. D'Antonio, K. Danzmann, V. Dattilo, B. Daudert, H. Daveloza, M. Davier, E. J. Daw, R. Day, T. Dayanga, R. De Rosa, D. Debra, G. Debreczeni, J. Degallaix, W. Del Pozzo, T. Dent, V. Dergachev, R. DeRosa, S. Dhurandhar, L. Di Fiore, A. Di Lieto, I. Di Palma, M. Di Paolo Emilio, A. Di Virgilio, M. Diaz, A. Dietz, F. Donovan, K. L. Dooley, S. Doravari, S. Dorsher, M. Drago, R. W. P. Drever, J. C. Driggers, Z. Du, J. -C. Dumas, S. Dwyer, T. Eberle, M. Edgar, M. Edwards, A. Effler, P. Ehrens, G. Endroczi, R. Engel, T. Etzel, K. Evans, M. Evans, T. Evans, M. Factourovich, V. Fafone, S. Fairhurst, B. F. Farr, M. Favata, D. Fazi, H. Fehrmann, D. Feldbaum, I. Ferrante, F. Ferrini, F. Fidecaro, L. S. Finn, I. Fiori, R. P. Fisher, R. Flaminio, S. Foley, E. Forsi, L. A. Forte, N. Fotopoulos, J. -D. Fournier, J. Franc, S. Franco, S. Frasca, F. Frasconi, M. Frede, M. A. Frei, Z. Frei, A. Freise, R. Frey, T. T. Fricke, D. Friedrich, P. Fritschel, V. V. Frolov, M. -K. Fujimoto, P. J. Fulda, M. Fyffe, J. Gair, M. Galimberti, L. Gammaitoni, J. Garcia, F. Garufi, M. E. Gaspar, G. Gelencser, G. Gemme, E. Genin, A. Gennai, L. A. Gergely, S. Ghosh, J. A. Giaime, S. Giampanis, K. D. Giardina, A. Giazotto, S. Gil-Casanova, C. Gill, J. Gleason, E. Goetz, G. Gonzalez, M. L. Gorodetsky, S. Gossler, R. Gouaty, C. Graef, P. B. Graff, M. Granata, A. Grant, C. Gray, R. J. S. Greenhalgh, A. M. Gretarsson, C. Griffo, H. Grote, K. Grover, S. Grunewald, G. M. Guidi, C. Guido, R. Gupta, E. K. Gustafson, R. Gustafson, J. M. Hallam, D. Hammer, G. Hammond, J. Hanks, C. Hanna, J. Hanson, J. Harms, G. M. Harry, I. W. Harry, E. D. Harstad, M. T. Hartman, K. Haughian, K. Hayama, J. -F. Hayau, J. Heefner, A. Heidmann, M. C. Heintze, H. Heitmann, P. Hello, G. Hemming, M. A. Hendry, I. S. Heng, A. W. Heptonstall, V. Herrera, M. Heurs, M. Hewitson, S. Hild, D. Hoak, K. A. Hodge, K. Holt, M. Holtrop, T. Hong, S. Hooper, J. Hough, E. J. Howell, B. Hughey, S. Husa, S. H. Huttner, T. Huynh-Dinh, D. R. Ingram, R. Inta, T. Isogai, A. Ivanov, K. Izumi, M. Jacobson, E. James, Y. J. Jang, P. Jaranowski, E. Jesse, W. W. Johnson, D. I. Jones, R. Jones, R. J. G. Jonker, L. Ju, P. Kalmus, V. Kalogera, S. Kandhasamy, G. Kang, J. B. Kanner, M. Kasprzack, R. Kasturi, E. Katsavounidis, W. Katzman, H. Kaufer, K. Kaufman, K. Kawabe, S. Kawamura, F. Kawazoe, D. Keitel, D. Kelley, W. Kells, D. G. Keppel, Z. Keresztes, A. Khalaidovski, F. Y. Khalili, E. A. Khazanov, B. K. Kim, C. Kim, H. Kim, K. Kim, N. Kim, Y. M. Kim, P. J. King, D. L. Kinzel, J. S. Kissel, S. Klimenko, J. Kline, K. Kokeyama, V. Kondrashov, S. Koranda, W. Z. Korth, I. Kowalska, D. Kozak, V. Kringel, B. Krishnan, A. Krolak, G. Kuehn, P. Kumar, R. Kumar, R. Kurdyumov, P. Kwee, P. K. Lam, M. Landry, A. Langley, B. Lantz, N. Lastzka, C. Lawrie, A. Lazzarini, A. Le Roux, P. Leaci, C. H. Lee, H. K. Lee, H. M. Lee, J. R. Leong, I. Leonor, N. Leroy, N. Letendre, V. Lhuillier, J. Li, T. G. F. Li, P. E. Lindquist, V. Litvine, Y. Liu, Z. Liu, N. A. Lockerbie, D. Lodhia, J. Logue, M. Lorenzini, V. Loriette, M. Lormand, G. Losurdo, J. Lough, M. Lubinski, H. Lueck, A. P. Lundgren, J. Macarthur, E. Macdonald, B. Machenschalk, M. MacInnis, D. M. Macleod, M. Mageswaran, K. Mailand, E. Majorana, I. Maksimovic, V. Malvezzi, N. Man, I. Mandel, V. Mandic, M. Mantovani, F. Marchesoni, F. Marion, S. Marka, Z. Marka, A. Markosyan, E. Maros, J. Marque, F. Martelli, I. W. Martin, R. M. Martin, J. N. Marx, K. Mason, A. Masserot, F. Matichard, L. Matone, R. A. Matzner, N. Mavalvala, G. Mazzolo, R. McCarthy, D. E. McClelland, S. C. McGuire, G. McIntyre, J. McIver, G. D. Meadors, M. Mehmet, T. Meier, A. Melatos, A. C. Melissinos, G. Mendell, D. F. Menendez, R. A. Mercer, S. Meshkov, C. Messenger, M. S. Meyer, H. Miao, C. Michel, L. Milano, J. Miller, Y. Minenkov, C. M. F. Mingarelli, V. P. Mitrofanov, G. Mitselmakher, R. Mittleman, B. Moe, M. Mohan, S. R. P. Mohapatra, D. Moraru, G. Moreno, N. Morgado, A. Morgia, T. Mori, S. R. Morriss, S. Mosca, K. Mossavi, B. Mours, C. M. Mow-Lowry, C. L. Mueller, G. Mueller, S. Mukherjee, A. Mullavey, H. Mueller-Ebhardt, J. Munch, D. Murphy, P. G. Murray, A. Mytidis, T. Nash, L. Naticchioni, V. Necula, J. Nelson, I. Neri, G. Newton, T. Nguyen, A. Nishizawa, A. Nitz, F. Nocera, D. Nolting, M. E. Normandin, L. Nuttall, E. Ochsner, J. O'Dell, E. Oelker, G. H. Ogin, J. J. Oh, S. H. Oh, R. G. Oldenberg, B. O'Reilly, R. O'Shaughnessy, C. Osthelder, C. D. Ott, D. J. Ottaway, R. S. Ottens, H. Overmier, B. J. Owen, A. Page, L. Palladino, C. Palomba, Y. Pan, C. Pankow, F. Paoletti, R. Paoletti, M. A. Papa, M. Parisi, A. Pasqualetti, R. Passaquieti, D. Passuello, M. Pedraza, S. Penn, A. Perreca, G. Persichetti, M. Phelps, M. Pichot, M. Pickenpack, F. Piergiovanni, V. Pierro, M. Pihlaja, L. Pinard, I. M. Pinto, M. Pitkin, H. J. Pletsch, M. V. Plissi, R. Poggiani, J. Poeld, F. Postiglione, C. Poux, M. Prato, V. Predoi, T. Prestegard, L. R. Price, M. Prijatelj, M. Principe, S. Privitera, R. Prix, G. A. Prodi, L. G. Prokhorov, O. Puncken, M. Punturo, P. Puppo, V. Quetschke, R. Quitzow-James, F. J. Raab, D. S. Rabeling, I. Racz, H. Radkins, P. Raffai, M. Rakhmanov, C. Ramet, B. Rankins, P. Rapagnani, V. Raymond, V. Re, C. M. Reed, T. Reed, T. Regimbau, S. Reid, D. H. Reitze, F. Ricci, R. Riesen, K. Riles, M. Roberts, N. A. Robertson, F. Robinet, C. Robinson, E. L. Robinson, A. Rocchi, S. Roddy, C. Rodriguez, M. Rodruck, L. Rolland, J. G. Rollins, J. D. Romano, R. Romano, J. H. Romie, D. Rosinska, C. Roever, S. Rowan, A. Ruediger, P. Ruggi, K. Ryan, F. Salemi, L. Sammut, V. Sandberg, S. Sankar, V. Sannibale, L. Santamaria, I. Santiago-Prieto, G. Santostasi, E. Saracco, B. Sassolas, B. S. Sathyaprakash, P. R. 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Zadrozny, M. Zanolin, J. -P. Zendri, F. Zhang, L. Zhang, C. Zhao, N. Zotov, M. E. Zucker, J. Zweizig

    JOURNAL OF COSMOLOGY AND ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS   06(2013) ( 6 )  2013年06月  [査読有り]

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    We present the results of the first search for gravitational wave bursts associated with high energy neutrinos. Together, these messengers could reveal new, hidden sources that are not observed by conventional photon astronomy, particularly at high energy. Our search uses neutrinos detected by the underwater neutrino telescope ANTARES in its 5 line configuration during the period January - September 2007, which coincided with the fifth and first science runs of LIGO and Virgo, respectively. The LIGO-Virgo data were analysed for candidate gravitational-wave signals coincident in time and direction with the neutrino events. No significant coincident events were observed. We place limits on the density of joint high energy neutrino - gravitational wave emission events in the local universe, and compare them with densities of merger and core-collapse events.

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  • First search for neutrinos in correlation with gamma-ray bursts with the ANTARES neutrino telescope

    S. Adrian-Martinez, 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, C. Bigongiari, C. Bogazzi, M. Bou-Cabo, B. Bouhou, M. C. Bouwhuis, J. Brunner, J. Busto, A. Capone, C. Carloganu, J. Carr, S. Cecchini, Z. Charif, Ph. Charvis, T. Chiarusi, M. Circella, R. Coniglione, L. Core, H. Costantini, P. Coyle, A. Creusot, C. Curtil, G. De Bonis, 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, K. Fehn, P. Fermani, M. Ferri, S. Ferry, V. Flaminio, F. Folger, U. Fritsch, J-L. Fuda, S. Galata, P. Gay, K. Geyer, G. Giacomelli, V. Giordano, J. P. Gomez-Gonzalez, K. Graf, G. Guillard, G. Hallewell, M. Hamal, H. van Haren, 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, G. Lambard, G. Larosa, D. Lattuada, D. Lefevre, G. Lim, D. Lo Presti, H. Loehner, S. Loucatos, F. Louis, S. Mangano, M. Marcelin, A. Margiotta, J. A. Martinez-Mora, T. Montaruli, M. Morganti, L. Moscoso, H. Motz, M. Neff, E. Nezri, D. Palioselitis, G. E. Pavalas, K. Payet, J. Petrovic, P. Piattelli, V. Popa, T. Pradier, E. Presani, C. Racca, C. Reed, G. Riccobene, 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, A. Sanchez-Losa, P. Sapienza, J. Schnabel, F. Schoeck, J-P. Schuller, F. Schuessler, T. Seitz, R. Shanidze, F. Simeone, A. Spies, M. Spurio, J. J. M. Steijger, Th. Stolarczyk, M. Taiuti, C. Tamburini, A. Trovato, B. Vallage, C. Vallee, V. Van Elewyck, M. Vecchi, P. Vernin, E. Visser, S. Wagner, G. Wijnker, J. Wilms, E. de Wolf, H. Yepes, D. Zaborov, J. D. Zornoza, J. Zuniga

    JOURNAL OF COSMOLOGY AND ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS   03(2013) ( 3 )  2013年03月  [査読有り]

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    A search for neutrino-induced muons in correlation with a selection of 40 gamma-ray bursts that occurred in 2007 has been performed with the ANTARES neutrino telescope. During that period, the detector consisted of 5 detection lines. The ANTARES neutrino telescope is sensitive to TeV-PeV neutrinos that are predicted from gamma-ray bursts. No events were found in correlation with the prompt photon emission of the gamma-ray bursts and upper limits have been placed on the flux and fluence of neutrinos for different models.

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  • Expansion cone for the 3-inch PMTs of the KM3NeT optical modules

    S. Adrian-Martinez, M. Ageron, J. A. Aguilar, F. Aharonian, S. Aiello, A. Albert, M. Alexandri, F. Ameli, E. G. Anassontzis, M. Anghinolfi, G. Anton, S. Anvar, M. Ardid, A. Assis Jesus, J. -J. Aubert, R. Bakker, A. E. Ball, G. Barbarino, E. Barbarito, F. Barbato, B. Baret, M. de Bel, A. Belias, N. Bellou, E. Berbee, A. Berkien, A. Bersani, V. Bertin, S. Beurthey, S. Biagi, C. Bigongiari, B. Bigourdan, M. Billault, R. de Boer, H. Boer Rookhuizen, M. Bonori, M. Borghini, M. Bou-Cabo, B. Bouhadef, G. Bourlis, M. Bouwhuis, S. Bradbury, A. Brown, F. Bruni, J. Brunner, M. Brunoldi, J. Busto, G. Cacopardo, L. Caillat, D. Calvo Diaz-Aldagalan, A. Calzas, M. Canals, A. Capone, J. Carr, E. Castorina, S. Cecchini, A. Ceres, R. Cereseto, Th Chaleil, F. Chateau, T. Chiarusi, D. Choqueuse, P. E. Christopoulou, G. Chronis, O. Ciaffoni, M. Circella, R. Cocimano, F. Cohen, F. Colijn, R. Coniglione, M. Cordelli, A. Cosquer, M. Costa, P. Coyle, J. Craig, A. Creusot, C. Curtil, A. D'Amico, G. Damy, R. De Asmundis, G. De Bonis, G. Decock, P. Decowski, E. Delagnes, G. De Rosa, C. Distefano, C. Donzaud, D. Dornic, Q. Dorosti-Hasankiadeh, J. Drogou, D. Drouhin, F. Druillole, L. Drury, D. Durand, G. A. Durand, T. Eberl, U. Emanuele, A. Enzenhoefer, J. -P. Ernenwein, S. Escoffier, V. Espinosa, G. Etiope, P. Favali, D. Felea, M. Ferri, S. Ferry, V. Flaminio, F. Folger, A. Fotiou, U. Fritsch, D. Gajanana, R. Garaguso, G. P. Gasparini, F. Gasparoni, V. Gautard, F. Gensolen, K. Geyer, G. Giacomelli, I. Gialas, V. Giordano, J. Giraud, N. Gizani, A. Gleixner, C. Gojak, J. P. Gomez-Gonzalez, K. Graf, D. Grasso, A. Grimaldi, R. Groenewegen, Z. Guede, G. Guillard, F. Guilloux, R. Habel, G. Hallewell, H. van Haren, J. van Heerwaarden, A. Heijboer, E. Heine, J. J. Hernandez-Rey, B. Herold, M. van de Hoek, J. Hogenbirk, J. Hoessl, C. C. Hsu, M. Imbesi, A. Jamieson, P. Jansweijer, M. de Jong, F. Jouvenot, M. Kadler, N. Kalantar-Nayestanaki, O. Kalekin, A. Kappes, M. Karolak, U. F. Katz, O. Kavatsyuk, P. Keller, Y. Kiskiras, R. Klein, H. Kok, H. Kontoyiannis, P. Kooijman, J. Koopstra, C. Kopper, A. Korporaal, P. Koske, A. Kouchner, S. Koutsoukos, I. Kreykenbohm, V. Kulikovskiy, M. Laan, C. La Fratta, P. Lagier, R. Lahmann, P. Lamare, G. Larosa, D. Lattuada, A. Leisos, D. Lenis, E. Leonora, H. Le Provost, G. Lim, C. D. Llorens, J. Lloret, H. Loehner, D. Lo Presti, P. Lotrus, F. Louis, F. Lucarelli, V. Lykousis, D. Malyshev, S. Mangano, E. C. Marcoulaki, A. Margiotta, G. Marinaro, A. Marinelli, O. Maris, E. Markopoulos, C. Markou, J. A. Martinez-Mora, A. Martini, J. Marvaldi, R. Masullo, G. Maurin, P. Migliozzi, E. Migneco, S. Minutoli, A. Miraglia, C. M. Mollo, M. Mongelli, E. Monmarthe, M. Morganti, S. Mos, H. Motz, Y. Moudden, G. Mul, P. Musico, M. Musumeci, Ch. Naumann, M. Neff, C. Nicolaou, A. Orlando, D. Palioselitis, K. Papageorgiou, A. Papaikonomou, R. Papaleo, I. A. Papazoglou, G. E. Pavalas, H. Z. Peek, J. Perkin, P. Piattelli, V. Popa, T. Pradier, E. Presani, I. G. Priede, A. Psallidas, C. Rabouille, C. Racca, A. Radu, N. Randazzo, P. A. Rapidis, P. Razis, D. Real, C. Reed, S. Reito, L. K. Resvanis, G. Riccobene, R. Richter, K. Roensch, J. Rolin, J. Rose, J. Roux, A. Rovelli, A. Russo, G. V. Russo, F. Salesa, D. Samtleben, P. Sapienza, J. -W. Schmelling, J. Schmid, J. Schnabel, K. Schroeder, J. -P. Schuller, F. Schussler, D. Sciliberto, M. Sedita, T. Seitz, R. Shanidze, F. Simeone, I. Siotis, V. Sipala, C. Sollima, S. Sparnocchia, A. Spies, M. Spurio, T. Staller, S. Stavrakakis, G. Stavropoulos, J. Steijger, Th. Stolarczyk, D. Stransky, M. Taiuti, A. Taylor, L. Thompson, P. Timmer, D. Tonoiu, S. Toscano, C. Touramanis, L. Trasatti, P. Traverso, A. Trovato, A. Tsirigotis, S. Tzamarias, E. Tzamariudaki, F. Urbano, B. Vallage, V. Van Elewyck, G. Vannoni, M. Vecchi, P. Vernin, S. Viola, D. Vivolo, S. Wagner, P. Werneke, R. J. White, G. Wijnker, J. Wilms, E. De Wolf, H. Yepes, V. Zhukov, E. Zonca, J. D. Zornozap, J. Zuniga

    JOURNAL OF INSTRUMENTATION   8 ( T03006 )  2013年03月  [査読有り]

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    Detection of high-energy neutrinos from distant astrophysical sources will open a new window on the Universe. The detection principle exploits the measurement of Cherenkov light emitted by charged particles resulting from neutrino interactions in the matter containing the telescope. A novel multi-PMT digital optical module (DOM) was developed to contain 31 3-inch photomultiplier tubes (PMTs). In order to maximize the detector sensitivity, each PMT will be surrounded by an expansion cone which collects photons that would otherwise miss the photocathode. Results for various angles of incidence with respect to the PMT surface indicate an increase in collection efficiency by 30% on average for angles up to 45 degrees with respect to the perpendicular. Ray-tracing calculations could reproduce the measurements, allowing to estimate an increase in the overall photocathode sensitivity, integrated over all angles of incidence, by 27% (for a single PMT). Prototype DOMs, being built by the KM3NeT consortium, will be equipped with these expansion cones.

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  • Detection potential of the KM3NeT detector for high-energy neutrinos from the Fermi bubbles

    S. Adrian-Martinez, M. Ageron, J. A. Aguilar, F. Aharonian, S. Aiello, A. Albert, M. Alexandri, F. Ameli, E. G. Anassontzis, M. Anghinolfi, G. Anton, S. Anvar, M. Ardid, A. Assis Jesus, J-J Aubert, R. Bakke, A. E. Ball, G. Barbarino, E. Barbarito, F. Barbato, B. Baret, M. de Bel, A. Belias, N. Bellou, E. Berbee, A. Berkien, A. Bersani, V. Bertin, S. Beurthey, S. Biagi, C. Bigongiari, B. Bigourdan, M. Billault, R. de Boer, H. Boer Rookhuizen, M. Bonori, M. Borghini, H. M. Bou-Cabo, B. Bouhadef, G. Bourlis, M. Bouwhuis, S. Bradbury, A. Brown, F. Bruni, J. Brunner, M. Brunoldi, J. Busto, G. Cacopardo, L. Caillat, D. Calvo Diaz-Aldagalan, A. Calzas, M. Canals, A. Capone, J. Carr, E. Castorina, S. Cecchini, A. Ceres, R. Cereseto, Th. Chaleil, F. Chateau, T. Chiarusi, D. Choqueuse, P. E. Christopoulou, G. Chronis, O. Ciaffoni, M. Circella, R. Cocimano, F. Cohen, F. Colijn, R. Coniglione, M. Cordelli, A. Cosquer, M. Costa, P. Coyle, J. Craig, A. Creusot, C. Curtil, A. D'Amico, G. Damy, R. De Asmundis, G. De Bonis, G. Decock, P. Decowski, E. Delagnes, G. De Rosa, C. Distefano, C. Donzaud, D. Dornic, Q. Dorosti-Hasankiadeh, J. Drogou, D. Drouhin, F. Druillole, L. Drury, D. Durand, G. A. Durand, T. Eberl, U. Emanuele, A. Enzenhoefer, J-P Ernenwein, S. Escoffier, V. Espinosa, G. Etiope, P. Favali, D. Felea, M. Ferri, S. Ferry, V. Flaminio, F. Folger, A. Fotiou, U. Fritsch, D. Gajanana, R. Garaguso, G. P. Gasparini, F. Gasparoni, V. Gautard, F. Gensolen, K. Geyer, G. Giacomelli, I. Gialas, V. Giordano, J. Giraud, N. Gizani, A. Gleixner, C. Gojak, J. P. Gomez-Gonzalez, K. Graf, D. Grasso, A. Grimaldi, R. Groenewegen, Z. Guede, G. Guillard, F. Guilloux, R. Habel, G. Hallewell, H. van Haren, J. van Heerwaarden, A. Heijboer, E. Heine, J. J. Hernandez-Rey, B. Herold, T. Hillebrand, M. van de Hoek, J. Hogenbirk, J. Hoessl, C. C. Hsu, M. Imbesi, A. Jamieson, P. Jansweijer, M. de Jong, F. Jouvenot, M. Kadler, N. Kalantar-Nayestanaki, O. Kalekin, A. Kappes, M. Karolak, U. F. Katz, O. Kavatsyuk, P. Keller, Y. Kiskiras, R. Klein, H. Kok, H. Kontoyiannis, P. Kooijman, J. Koopstra, C. Kopper, A. Korporaal, P. Koske, A. Kouchner, S. Koutsoukos, I. Kreykenbohm, V. Kulikovskiy, M. Laan, C. La Fratta, P. Lagier, R. Lahmann, P. Lamare, G. Larosa, D. Lattuada, A. Leisos, D. Lenis, E. Leonora, H. Le Provost, G. Lim, C. D. Llorens, J. Lloret, H. Loehner, D. Lo Presti, P. Lotrus, F. Louis, F. Lucarelli, V. Lykousis, D. Malyshev, S. Mangano, E. C. Marcoulaki, A. Margiotta, G. Marinaro, A. Marinelli, O. Maris, E. Markopoulos, C. Markou, J. A. Martinez-Mora, A. Martini, J. Marvaldi, R. Masullo, G. Maurin, P. Migliozzi, E. Migneco, S. Minutoli, A. Miraglia, C. M. Mollo, M. Mongelli, E. Monmarthe, M. Morganti, S. Mos, H. Motz, Y. Moudden, G. Mul, P. Musico, M. Musumeci, Ch Naumann, M. Neff, C. Nicolaou, A. Orlando, D. Palioselitis, K. Papageorgiou, A. Papaikonomou, R. Papaleo, I. A. Papazoglou, G. E. Pavalas, H. Z. Peek, J. Perkin, P. Piattelli, V. Popa, T. Pradier, E. Presani, I. G. Priede, A. Psallidas, C. Rabouille, C. Racca, A. Radu, N. Randazzo, P. A. Rapidis, P. Razis, D. Real, C. Reed, S. Reito, L. K. Resvanis, G. Riccobene, R. Richter, K. Roensch, J. Rolin, J. Rose, J. Roux, A. Rovelli, A. Russo, G. V. Russo, F. Salesa, D. Samtleben, P. Sapienza, J-W Schmelling, J. Schmid, J. Schnabel, K. Schroeder, J-P Schuller, F. Schussler, D. Sciliberto, M. Sedita, T. Seitz, R. Shanidze, F. Simeone, I. Siotis, V. Sipala, C. Sollima, S. Sparnocchia, A. Spies, M. Spurio, T. Staller, S. Stavrakakis, G. Stavropoulos, J. Steijger, Th. Stolarczyk, D. Stransky, M. Taiuti, A. Taylor, L. Thompson, P. Timmer, D. Tonoiu, S. Toscano, C. Touramanis, L. Trasatti, P. Traverso, A. Trovato, A. Tsirigotis, S. Tzamarias, E. Tzamariudaki, F. Urbano, B. Vallage, V. Van Elewyck, G. Vannoni, M. Vecchi, P. Vernin, S. Viola, D. Vivolo, S. Wagner, P. Werneke, R. J. White, G. Wijnker, J. Wilms, E. de Wolf, H. Yepes, V. Zhukov, E. Zonca, J. D. Zornoza, J. Zuniga

    ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS   42   7 - 14  2013年02月  [査読有り]

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    A recent analysis of the Fermi Large Area Telescope data provided evidence for a high-intensity emission of high-energy gamma rays with a E-2 spectrum from two large areas, spanning 50 above and below the Galactic centre (the "Fermi bubbles"). A hadronic mechanism was proposed for this gamma-ray emission making the Fermi bubbles promising source candidates of high-energy neutrino emission. In this work Monte Carlo simulations regarding the detectability of high-energy neutrinos from the Fermi bubbles with the future multi-km(3) neutrino telescope KM3NeT in the Mediterranean Sea are presented. Under the hypothesis that the gamma-ray emission is completely due to hadronic processes, the results indicate that neutrinos from the bubbles could be discovered in about one year of operation, for a neutrino spectrum with a cutoff at 100 TeV and a detector with about 6 km(3) of instrumented volume. The effect of a possible lower cutoff is also considered. (C) 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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  • SEARCH FOR COSMIC NEUTRINO POINT SOURCES WITH FOUR YEARS OF DATA FROM THE ANTARES TELESCOPE

    S. Adrian-Martinez, I. Al Samarai, A. Albert, M. Andre, M. Anghinolfi, G. Anton, S. Anvar, M. Ardid, T. Astraatmadja, J-J Aubert, B. Baret, S. Basa, V. Bertin, S. Biagi, C. Bigongiari, C. Bogazzi, M. Bou-Cabo, B. Bouhou, M. C. Bouwhuis, J. Brunner, J. Busto, A. Capone, C. Carloganu, J. Carr, S. Cecchini, Z. Charif, Ph Charvis, T. Chiarusi, M. Circella, R. Coniglione, L. Core, H. Costantini, P. Coyle, A. Creusot, C. Curtil, G. De Bonis, 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, K. Fehn, P. Fermani, M. Ferri, S. Ferry, V. Flaminio, F. Folger, U. Fritsch, J-L Fuda, S. Galata, P. Gay, K. Geyer, G. Giacomelli, V. Giordano, A. Gleixner, J. P. Gomez-Gonzalez, K. Graf, G. Guillard, G. Hallewell, M. Hamal, H. van Haren, 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, G. Lambard, G. Larosa, D. Lattuada, E. Leonora, D. Lefevre, G. Lim, D. Lo Presti, H. Loehner, S. Loucatos, F. Louis, S. Mangano, M. Marcelin, A. Margiotta, J. A. Martinez-Mora, A. Meli, T. Montaruli, M. Morganti, H. Motz, M. Neff, E. Nezri, D. Palioselitis, G. E. Pavalas, K. Payet, J. Petrovic, P. Piattelli, V. Popa, T. Pradier, E. Presani, C. Racca, C. Reed, G. Riccobene, R. Richter, C. Riviere, A. Robert, K. Roensch, A. Rostovtsev, J. Ruiz-Rivas, M. Rujoiu, D. F. E. Samtleben, P. Sapienza, J. Schmid, J. Schnabel, 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, A. Trovato, B. Vallage, C. Vallee, V. Van Elewyck, M. Vecchi, P. Vernin, E. Visser, S. Wagner, G. Wijnker, J. Wilms, E. de Wolf, H. Yepes, D. Zaborov, J. D. Zornoza, J. Zuniga

    ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL   760 ( 1 ) 10  2012年11月  [査読有り]

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    In this paper, a time-integrated search for point sources of cosmic neutrinos is presented using the data collected from 2007 to 2010 by the ANTARES neutrino telescope. No statistically significant signal has been found and upper limits on the neutrino flux have been obtained. Assuming an E-nu(-2). spectrum, these flux limits are at 1-10x10(-8) GeV cm(-2) s(-1) for declinations ranging from -90 degrees to 40 degrees. Limits for specific models of RX J1713.7-3946 and Vela X, which include information on the source morphology and spectrum, are also given.

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  • Search for neutrino emission from gamma-ray flaring blazars with the ANTARES telescope

    S. Adrian-Martinez, I. Al Samarai, A. Albert, M. Andre, M. Anghinolfi, G. Anton, S. Anvar, M. Ardid, T. Astraatmadja, J-J. Aubert, B. Baret, S. Basa, V. Bertin, S. Biagi, C. Bigongiari, C. Bogazzi, M. Bou-Cabo, B. 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, L. Core, H. Costantini, P. Coyle, A. Creusot, C. Curtil, G. De Bonis, 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, K. Fehn, P. Fermani, M. Ferri, S. Ferry, V. Flaminio, F. Folger, U. Fritsch, J-L. Fuda, S. Galata, P. Gay, K. Geyer, G. Giacomelli, V. Giordano, J. P. Gomez-Gonzalez, K. Graft, 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, G. Lambard, G. Larosa, D. Lattuada, D. Lefevre, G. Lim, D. Lo Presti, H. Loehner, S. Loucatos, F. Louis, S. Mangano, M. Marcelin, A. Margiotta, J. A. Martinez-Mora, A. Meli, T. Montaruli, N. Morganti, 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, G. Riccobene, 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, C. Vallee, V. Van Elewyck, G. Vannoni, M. Vecchi, P. Vernin, E. Visser, S. Wagner, G. Wijnker, J. Wilms, E. de Wolf, H. Yepes, D. Zaborov, J. D. Zornoza, J. Zuniga

    ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS   36 ( 1 ) 204 - 210  2012年08月  [査読有り]

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    The ANTARES telescope is well-suited to detect neutrinos produced in astrophysical transient sources as it can observe a full hemisphere of the sky at all times with a high duty cycle. Radio-loud active galactic nuclei with jets pointing almost directly towards the observer, the so-called blazars, are particularly attractive potential neutrino point sources. The all-sky monitor LAT on board the Fermi satellite probes the variability of any given gamma-ray bright blazar in the sky on time scales of hours to months. Assuming hadronic models, a strong correlation between the gamma-ray and the neutrino fluxes is expected. Selecting a narrow time window on the assumed neutrino production period can significantly reduce the background.
    An unbinned method based on the minimization of a likelihood ratio was applied to a subsample of data collected in 2008 (61 days live time). By searching for neutrinos during the high state periods of the AGN light curve, the sensitivity to these sources was improved by about a factor of two with respect to a standard time-integrated point source search. First results on the search for neutrinos associated with ten bright and variable Fermi sources are presented. (C) 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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  • The positioning system of the ANTARES Neutrino Telescope

    S. Adrian-Martinez, M. Ageron, 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-Cabo, B. 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, G. De Bonis, 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. Keller, P. Kooijman, C. Kopper, A. Kouchner, I. Kreykenbohm, V. Kulikovskiy, R. Lahmann, P. Lamare, G. Larosa, D. Lattuada, D. Lefevre, A. Le Van Suu, 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, V. Niess, D. Palioselitis, G. E. Pavalas, K. Payet, P. Payre, J. Petrovic, P. Piattelli, N. Picot-Clemente, V. Popa, T. Pradier, E. Presani, C. Racca, D. Real, C. Reed, G. Riccobene, 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, 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

    JOURNAL OF INSTRUMENTATION   7 ( 8 ) T08002  2012年08月  [査読有り]

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    The ANTARES neutrino telescope, located 40km off the coast of Toulon in the Mediterranean Sea at a mooring depth of about 2475m, consists of twelve detection lines equipped typically with 25 storeys. Every storey carries three optical modules that detect Cherenkov light induced by charged secondary particles (typically muons) coming from neutrino interactions. As these lines are flexible structures fixed to the sea bed and held taut by a buoy, sea currents cause the lines to move and the storeys to rotate. The knowledge of the position of the optical modules with a precision better than 10cm is essential for a good reconstruction of particle tracks. In this paper the ANTARES positioning system is described. It consists of an acoustic positioning system, for distance triangulation, and a compass-tiltmeter system, for the measurement of the orientation and inclination of the storeys. Necessary corrections are discussed and the results of the detector alignment procedure are described.

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  • Measurement of atmospheric neutrino oscillations with the ANTARES neutrino telescope ANTARES Collaboration

    S. Adrian-Martinez, I. Al Samarai, A. Albert, M. Andre, M. Anghinolfi, G. Anton, S. Anvar, M. Ardid, T. Astraatmadja, J. -J. Aubert, B. Baret, S. Basa, V. Bertin, S. Biagi, C. Bigongiari, C. Bogazzi, M. Bou-Cabo, B. Bouhou, M. C. Bouwhuis, J. Brunner, J. Busto, A. Capone, C. Carloganu, J. Carr, S. Cecchini, Z. Charif, Ph Charvis, T. Chiarusi, M. Circella, R. Coniglione, L. Core, H. Costantini, P. Coyle, A. Creusot, C. Curtil, G. De Bonis, 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, K. Fehn, P. Fermani, M. Ferri, S. Ferry, V. Flaminio, F. Folger, U. Fritsch, J. -L. Fuda, S. Galata, P. Gay, K. Geyer, G. Giacomelli, V. Giordano, A. Gleixner, J. P. Gomez-Gonzalez, K. Graf, G. Guillard, G. Hallewell, M. Hamal, H. van Haren, 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, G. Lambard, G. Larosa, D. Lattuada, D. Lefevre, G. Lim, D. Lo Presti, H. Loehner, S. Loucatos, F. Louis, S. Mangano, M. Marcelin, A. Margiotta, J. A. Martinez-Mora, A. Meli, T. Montaruli, M. Morganti, L. Moscoso, H. Motz, M. Neff, E. Nezri, D. Palioselitis, G. E. Pavalas, K. Payet, J. Petrovic, R. Piattelli, V. Popa, T. Pradier, E. Presani, C. Racca, C. Reed, G. Riccobene, C. Richardt, R. Richter, C. Riviere, A. Robert, K. Roensch, A. Rostovtsev, J. Ruiz-Rivas, M. Rujoiu, G. V. Russo, D. F. E. Samtleben, A. Sanchez-Losa, P. Sapienza, J. Schmid, J. Schnabel, F. Schoeck, J. -P. Schuller, F. Schuessler, T. Seitz, R. Shanidze, F. Simeone, A. Spies, M. Spurio, J. J. M. Steijger, Th Stolarczyk, M. Taiuti, C. Tamburini, A. Trovato, B. Vallage, C. Vallee, V. Van Elewyck, M. Vecchi, R. Vernin, E. Visser, S. Wagner, G. Wijnker, J. Wilms, E. de Wolf, H. Yepes, D. Zaborov, J. D. Zornoza, J. Zuniga

    PHYSICS LETTERS B   714 ( 2-5 ) 224 - 230  2012年08月  [査読有り]

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    The data taken with the ANTARES neutrino telescope from 2007 to 2010, a total live time of 863 days, are used to measure the oscillation parameters of atmospheric neutrinos. Muon tracks are reconstructed with energies as low as 20 GeV. Neutrino oscillations will cause a suppression of vertical upgoing muon neutrinos of such energies crossing the Earth. The parameters determining the oscillation of atmospheric neutrinos are extracted by fitting the event rate as a function of the ratio of the estimated neutrino energy and reconstructed flight path through the Earth. Measurement contours of the oscillation parameters in a two-flavour approximation are derived. Assuming maximal mixing, a mass difference of Delta m(32)(2) = (3.1 +/- 0.9) . 10(-3) eV(2) is obtained, in good agreement with the world average value. (C) 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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  • A method for detection of muon induced electromagnetic showers with the ANTARES detector

    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. Auberth, B. Baret, S. Basa, V. Bertin, S. Biagl, A. Bigi, C. Bigongiari, C. Bogazzi, M. Bou-Cabo, B. Bouhou, M. C. Bouwhuis, J. Brunner, J. Busto, F. Camarena, A. Capone, C. Carloganu, G. Carminati, J. Carr, S. Cecchini, Z. Charif, P. 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. Koppe, 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, P. Sapienza, F. Schoeck, J. P. Schuller, F. Schuessler, R. Shanidze, F. Simeone, A. Spies, M. Spurio, J. J. M. Steijger, T. Stolarczyk, A. Sanchez-Losa, M. Taiuti, C. Tamburini, S. Toscano, B. Vallage, V. Van Elewyck, G. Vannoni, M. Vecchi, P. Vernin, G. Wijnker, J. Wilms, E. de Wolf, H. Yepes, D. Zaborov, J. D. Zornoza, J. Zuniga

    NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION A-ACCELERATORS SPECTROMETERS DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT   675   56 - 62  2012年05月  [査読有り]

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    The primary aim of ANTARES is neutrino astronomy with upward going muons created in charged current muon neutrino interactions in the detector and its surroundings. Downward going muons are background for neutrino searches. These muons are the decay products of cosmic-ray collisions in the Earth's atmosphere far above the detector. This paper presents a method to identify and count electromagnetic showers induced along atmospheric muon tracks with the ANTARES detector. The method is applied to both cosmic muon data and simulations and its applicability to the reconstruction of muon event energies is demonstrated. (C) 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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  • Search for relativistic magnetic monopoles 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, C. Bigongiari, C. Bogazzi, M. Bou-Cabo, B. 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, 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, 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, M. Morganti, 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, G. Riccobene, C. Richardt, R. Richter, C. Riviere, A. Robert, K. Roensch, A. Rostovtsev, J. Ruiz-Rivas, M. Rujoiu, G. V. Russo, F. Salesa, 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

    ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS   35 ( 10 ) 634 - 640  2012年05月  [査読有り]

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    Magnetic monopoles are predicted in various unified gauge models and could be produced at intermediate mass scales. Their detection in a neutrino telescope is facilitated by the large amount of light emitted compared to that from muons. This paper reports on a search for upgoing relativistic magnetic monopoles with the ANTARES neutrino telescope using a data set of 116 days of live time taken from December 2007 to December 2008. The one observed event is consistent with the expected atmospheric neutrino and muon background, leading to a 90% C.L. upper limit on the monopole flux between 1.3 x 10-(17) and 8.9 x 10(-17) CM-2 s(-1) sr(-1) for monopoles with velocity beta >= 0.625. (c) 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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  • Measurement of the group velocity of light in sea water at the ANTARES site

    S. Adrian-Martinez, 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-Cabo, B. 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, H. Costantini, P. Coyle, C. Curtil, G. De Bonis, 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, K. Geyer, 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, J. E. McMillan, 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, G. Riccobene, 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. Schuessleraf, T. Seitz, R. Shanidze, F. Simeone, A. Spies, M. Spurio, J. J. M. Steijger, Th. Stolarczyk, A. Sanchez-Losa, M. Taiuti, C. Tamburini, L. F. Thompson, 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

    ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS   35 ( 9 ) 552 - 557  2012年04月  [査読有り]

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    The group velocity of light has been measured at eight different wavelengths between 385 nm and 532 nm in the Mediterranean Sea at a depth of about 2.2 km with the ANTARES optical beacon systems. A parametrisation of the dependence of the refractive index on wavelength based on the salinity, pressure and temperature of the sea water at the ANTARES site is in good agreement with these measurements. (C) 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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  • The ANTARES telescope neutrino alert system

    M. Ageron, 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-Cabo, B. 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, P. Sapienza, F. Schoeck, J-P. Schuller, F. Schuessler, 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, G. Wijnker, J. Wilms, E. de Wolf, H. Yepes, D. Zaborov, J. D. Zornoza, J. Zuniga

    ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS   35 ( 8 ) 530 - 536  2012年03月  [査読有り]

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    The ANTARES telescope has the capability to detect neutrinos produced in astrophysical transient sources. Potential sources include gamma-ray bursts, core collapse supernovae, and flaring active galactic nuclei. To enhance the sensitivity of ANTARES to such sources, a new detection method based on coincident observations of neutrinos and optical signals has been developed. A fast online muon track reconstruction is used to trigger a network of small automatic optical telescopes. Such alerts are generated for special events, such as two or more neutrinos, coincident in time and direction, or single neutrinos of very high energy. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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  • 13pSN-9 Ashraトリガーシステムによる観測(13pSN 高・超高エネルギー宇宙線(LHCf・Ashra),宇宙線・宇宙物理領域)

    会田 勇一, 木村 孝之, 小暮 大輔, 久世 宏明, Learned J., 増田 正孝, 松野 茂信, 森元 祐介, Motz H., 小川 了, 太田 一陽, 青木 利文, 佐々木 真人, 渋谷 寛, 杉山 直, 高田 巧磨, 辻川 弘規, 渡邊 靖志, 浅岡 陽一, 安彦 ちほ, 安生 純, Binder P, Golden J., Hamilton J., 鹿子畑 千也子

    日本物理学会講演概要集   67 ( 0 ) 113 - 113  2012年  [査読有り]

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  • 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-Cabo, B. 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

    ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL LETTERS   743 ( 1 ) 6  2011年12月  [査読有り]

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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.

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  • Contributions to the 32nd International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC 2011) by the ANTARES collaboration

    Adrián-Martínez, S, Aguilar, J. A, Samarai, I. Al, Albert, A, André, M, Anghinolfi, M, Anton, G, Anvar, S, Ardid, M, Assis Jesus, A. C, Astraatmadja, T, Aubert, J-J, Baret, B, Basa, S, Bertin, V, Biagi, S, Bigi, A, Bigongiari, C, Bogazzi, C, Bou-Cabo, M, Bouhou, B, Bouwhuis, M. C, Brunner, J, Busto, J, Camarena, F, Capone, A, Carloganu, C, Carminati, G, Carr, J, Cecchini, S, Charif, Z, Charvis, Ph, Chiarusi, T, Circella, M, Costantini, H, Coyle, P, Creusto, A

    ARXIV   32nd International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC 2011)  2011年12月

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  • ANTARES: The first undersea neutrino telescope

    M. Ageron, J. A. Aguilar, I. Al Samarai, A. Albert, F. Ameli, M. Andre, M. Anghinolfi, G. Anton, S. Anvar, M. Ardid, K. Arnaud, E. Aslanides, A. C. Assis Jesus, T. Astraatmadja, J. -J. Aubert, R. Auer, E. Barbarito, B. Baret, S. Basa, M. Bazzotti, Y. Becherini, J. Beltramelli, A. Bersani, V. Bertin, S. Beurthey, S. Biagi, C. Bigongiari, M. Billault, R. Blaes, C. Bogazzi, N. de Botton, M. Bou-Cabo, B. Boudahef, M. C. Bouwhuis, A. M. Brown, J. Brunner, J. Busto, L. Caillat, A. Calzas, F. Camarena, A. Capone, L. Caponetto, C. Carloganu, G. Carminati, E. Carmona, J. Carr, P. H. Carton, B. Cassano, E. Castorina, S. Cecchini, A. Ceres, Th Chaleil, Ph Charvis, P. Chauchot, T. Chiarusi, M. Circella, C. Compere, R. Coniglione, X. Coppolani, A. Cosquer, H. Costantini, N. Cottini, P. Coyle, S. Cuneo, C. Curtil, C. D'Amato, G. Damy, R. van Dantzig, G. De Bonis, G. Decock, M. P. Decowski, I. Dekeyser, E. Delagnes, F. Desages-Ardellier, A. Deschamps, J. -J. Destelle, F. Di Maria, B. Dinkespiler, C. Distefano, J. -L. Dominique, C. Donzaud, D. Dornic, Q. Dorosti, J. -F. Drogou, D. Drouhin, F. Druillole, D. Durand, R. Durand, T. Eberl, U. Emanuele, J. J. Engelen, J. -P. Ernenwein, S. Escoffier, E. Falchini, S. Favard, F. Fehr, F. Feinstein, M. Ferri, S. Ferry, C. Fiorello, V. Flaminio, F. Folger, U. Fritsch, J. -L. Fuda, S. Galata, S. Galeotti, P. Gay, F. Gensolen, G. Giacomelli, C. Gojak, J. P. Gomez-Gonzalez, Ph. Goret, K. Graf, G. Guillard, G. Halladjian, G. Hallewell, H. van Haren, B. Hartmann, A. J. Heijboer, E. Heine, Y. Hello, S. Henry, J. J. Hernandez-Rey, B. Herold, J. Hoessl, J. Hogenbirk, C. C. Hsu, J. R. Hubbard, M. Jaquet, M. Jaspers, M. de Jong, D. Jourde, M. Kadler, N. Kalantar-Nayestanaki, O. Kalekin, A. Kappes, T. Karg, S. Karkar, M. Karolak, U. Katz, P. Keller, P. Kestener, E. Kok, H. Kok, P. Kooijman, C. Kopper, A. Kouchner, W. Kretschmer, A. Kruijer, S. Kuch, V. Kulikovskiy, D. Lachartre, H. Lafoux, P. Lagier, R. Lahmann, C. Lahonde-Hamdoun, P. Lamare, G. Lambard, J-C Languillat, G. Larosa, J. Lavalle, Y. Le Guen, H. Le Provost, A. LeVanSuu, D. Lefevre, T. Legou, G. Lelaizant, C. Leveque, G. Lim, D. Lo Presti, H. Loehner, S. Loucatos, F. Louis, F. Lucarelli, V. Lyashuk, P. Magnier, S. Mangano, A. Marcel, M. Marcelin, A. Margiotta, J. A. Martinez-Mora, R. Masullo, F. Mazeas, A. Mazure, A. Meli, M. Melissas, E. Migneco, M. Mongelli, T. Montaruli, M. Morganti, L. Moscoso, H. Motz, M. Musumeci, C. Naumann, M. Naumann-Godo, M. Neff, V. Niess, G. J. L. Nooren, J. E. J. Oberski, C. Olivetto, N. Palanque-Delabrouille, D. Patioselitis, R. Papaleo, G. E. Pavalas, K. Payet, P. Payre, H. Peek, J. Petrovic, P. Piattelli, N. Picot-Clemente, C. Picq, Y. Piret, J. Poinsignon, V. Popa, T. Pradier, E. Presani, G. Prono, C. Racca, G. Raia, J. van Randwijk, D. Real, C. Reed, F. Rethore, P. Rewiersma, G. Riccobene, C. Richardt, R. Richter, J. S. Ricol, V. Rigaud, V. Roca, K. Roensch, J. -F. Rolin, A. Rostovtsev, A. Rottura, J. Roux, M. Rujoiu, M. Ruppi, G. V. Russo, F. Salesa, K. Salomon, P. Sapienza, F. Schmitt, F. Schoeck, J. -P. Schuller, F. Schuessler, D. Sciliberto, R. Shanidze, E. Shirokov, F. Simeone, A. Sottoriva, A. Spies, T. Spona, M. Spurio, J. J. M. Steijger, Th Stolarczyk, K. Streeb, L. Sulak, M. Taiuti, C. Tamburini, C. Tao, L. Tasca, G. Terreni, D. Tezier, S. Toscano, F. Urbano, P. Valdy, B. Vallage, V. Van Elewyck, G. Vannoni, M. Vecchi, G. Venekamp, B. Verlaat, P. Vernin, E. Virique, G. de Vries, R. van Wijk, G. Wijnker, G. Wobbe, E. de Wolf, Y. Yakovenko, H. Yepes, D. Zaborov, H. Zaccone, J. D. Zornoza, J. Zuniga

    NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION A-ACCELERATORS SPECTROMETERS DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT   656 ( 1 ) 11 - 38  2011年11月  [査読有り]

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    The ANTARES Neutrino Telescope was completed in May 2008 and is the first operational Neutrino Telescope in the Mediterranean Sea. The main purpose of the detector is to perform neutrino astronomy and the apparatus also offers facilities for marine and Earth sciences. This paper describes the design, the construction and the installation of the telescope in the deep sea, offshore from Toulon in France. An illustration of the detector performance is given. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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  • Acoustic and optical variations during rapid downward motion episodes in the deep north-western Mediterranean Sea

    H. van Haren, I. Taupier-Letage, J. A. Aguilar, A. Albert, M. Anghinolfi, G. Anton, S. Anvar, M. Ardid, A. C. Assis Jesus, T. Astraatmadja, J. -J. Aubert, R. Auer, B. Baret, S. Basa, M. Bazzotti, V. Bertin, S. Biagi, C. Bigongiari, M. Bou-Cabo, M. C. Bouwhuis, A. Brown, J. Brunner, J. Busto, F. Camarena, A. Capone, G. Carminati, J. Carr, D. Castel, E. Castorina, V. Cavasinni, S. Cecchini, Ph. Charvis, T. Chiarusi, M. Circella, R. Coniglione, H. Costantini, N. Cottini, P. Coyle, C. Curtil, G. De Bonis, M. P. Decowski, I. Dekeyser, A. Deschamps, C. Distefano, C. Donzaud, D. Dornic, D. Drouhin, T. Eberl, U. Emanuele, J. -P. Ernenwein, S. Escoffier, F. Fehr, V. Flaminio, K. Fratini, U. Fritsch, J. -L. Fuda, G. Giacomelli, J. P. Gomez-Gonzalez, K. Graf, G. Guillard, G. Halladjian, G. Hallewell, A. J. Heijboer, Y. Hello, J. J. Hernandez-Rey, J. Hoessl, M. de Jong, N. Kalantar-Nayestanaki, O. Kalekin, A. Kappes, U. Katz, P. Kooijman, C. Kopper, A. Kouchner, W. Kretschmer, R. Lahmann, P. Lamare, G. Lambard, G. Larosa, H. Laschinsky, D. Lefevre, G. Lelaizant, G. Lim, D. Lo Presti, H. Loehner, S. Loucatos, F. Lucarelli, K. Lyons, S. Mangano, M. Marcelin, A. Margiotta, J. A. Martinez-Mora, G. Maurin, A. Mazure, M. Melissas, T. Montaruli, M. Morganti, L. Moscoso, H. Motz, C. Naumann, M. Neff, R. Ostasch, G. Palioselitis, G. E. Pavalas, P. Payre, J. Petrovic, P. Piattelli, N. Picot-Clemente, C. Picq, R. Pillet, V. Popa, T. Pradier, E. Presani, C. Racca, A. Radu, C. Reed, G. Riccobene, C. Richardt, M. Rujoiu, G. V. Russo, F. Salesa, F. Schoeck, J. -P. Schuller, R. Shanidze, F. Simeone, M. Spurio, J. J. M. Steijger, Th. Stolarczyk, C. Tamburini, L. Tasca, S. Toscano, B. Vallage, V. Van Elewyck, M. Vecchi, P. Vernin, G. Wijnker, E. de Wolf, H. Yepes, D. Zaborov, J. D. Zornoza, J. Zuniga

    DEEP-SEA RESEARCH PART I-OCEANOGRAPHIC RESEARCH PAPERS   58 ( 8 ) 875 - 884  2011年08月  [査読有り]

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    An Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) was moored at the deep-sea site of the ANTARES neutrino telescope near Toulon, France, thus providing a unique opportunity to compare high-resolution acoustic and optical observations between 70 and 170 m above the sea bed at 2475 m. The ADCP measured downward vertical currents of magnitudes up to 0.03 m s(-1) in late winter and early spring 2006. In the same period, observations were made of enhanced levels of acoustic reflection, interpreted as suspended particles including zooplankton, by a factor of about 10 and of horizontal currents reaching 0.35 m s(-1). These observations coincided with high light levels detected by the telescope, interpreted as increased bioluminescence. During winter 2006 deep dense-water formation occurred in the Ligurian subbasin, thus providing a possible explanation for these observations. However, the 10-20 days quasi-periodic episodes of high levels of acoustic reflection, light and large vertical currents continuing into the summer are not direct evidence of this process. It is hypothesized that the main process allowing for suspended material to be moved vertically later in the year is local advection, linked with topographic boundary current instabilities along the rim of the 'Northern Current'. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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  • A fast algorithm for muon track reconstruction and its application to the ANTARES neutrino telescope

    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, R. Auer, B. Baret, S. Basa, M. Bazzotti, V. Bertin, S. Biagi, C. Bigongiari, C. Bogazzi, M. Bou-Cabo, M. C. Bouwhuis, A. M. Brown, J. Brunner, J. Busto, F. Camarena, A. Capone, C. Carloganu, G. Carminati, J. Carr, S. Cecchini, Ph. Charvis, T. Chiarusi, M. Circella, R. Coniglione, H. Costantini, N. Cottini, 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, J. -P. Ernenwein, S. Escoffier, F. Fehr, V. Flaminio, U. Fritsch, J. -L. Fuda, S. Galata, P. Gay, G. Giacomelli, J. P. Gomez-Gonzalez, K. Graf, G. Guillard, G. Halladjian, G. Hallewell, H. van Haren, A. J. Heijboer, Y. Hello, J. J. Hernandez-Rey, B. Herold, J. Hoessl, C. C. Hsu, M. de Jong, M. Kadler, N. Kalantar-Nayestanaki, O. Kalekin, A. Kappes, U. Katz, P. Kooijman, C. Kopper, A. Kouchner, V. Kulikovskiy, R. Lahmann, P. Lamare, G. Larosa, D. Lefevre, G. Lim, D. Lo Presti, H. Loehner, S. Loucatos, F. Lucarelli, S. Mangano, M. Marcelin, A. Margiotta, J. A. Martinez-Mora, A. Mazure, A. Meli, T. Montaruli, M. Morganti, L. Moscoso, H. Motz, C. Naumann, M. Neff, D. Palioselitis, G. E. Pavalas, P. Payre, J. Petrovic, N. Picot-Clemente, C. Picq, V. Popa, T. Pradier, E. Presani, C. Racca, C. Reed, G. Riccobene, C. Richardt, R. Richter, A. Rostovtsev, M. Rujoiu, G. V. Russo, F. Salesa, P. Sapienza, F. Schoeck, J. -P. Schuller, R. Shanidze, F. Simeone, A. Spiess, M. Spurio, J. J. M. Steijger, Th. Stolarczyk, M. Taiuti, C. Tamburini, L. Tasca, S. Toscano, B. Vallage, V. Van Elewyck, G. Vannoni, M. Vecchi, P. Vernin, G. Wijnker, E. de Wolf, H. Yepes, D. Zaborov, J. D. Zornoza, J. Zuniga

    ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS   34 ( 9 ) 652 - 662  2011年04月  [査読有り]

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    An algorithm is presented, that provides a fast and robust reconstruction of neutrino induced upward-going muons and a discrimination of these events from downward-going atmospheric muon background in data collected by the ANTARES neutrino telescope. The algorithm consists of a hit merging and hit selection procedure followed by fitting steps for a track hypothesis and a point-like light source. It is particularly well-suited for real time applications such as online monitoring and fast triggering of optical follow-up observations for multi-messenger studies. The performance of the algorithm is evaluated with Monte Carlo simulations and various distributions are compared with that obtained in ANTARES data. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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  • Time calibration of the ANTARES neutrino telescope

    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, R. Auer, B. Baret, S. Basa, M. Bazzotti, V. Bertin, S. Biagi, C. Bigongiari, M. Bou-Cabo, M. C. Bouwhuis, A. M. Brown, J. Brunner, J. Busto, F. Camarena, A. Capone, C. Carloganu, G. Carminati, J. Carr, S. Cecchini, Ph. Charvis, T. Chiarusi, M. Circella, H. Costantini, N. Cottini, P. Coyle, C. Curtil, M. P. Decowski, I. Dekeyser, A. Deschamps, C. Distefano, C. Donzaud, D. Dornic, D. Drouhin, T. Eberl, U. Emanuele, J. P. Ernenwein, S. Escoffier, F. Fehr, V. Flaminio, U. Fritsch, J. L. Fuda, S. Galata, P. Gay, G. Giacomelli, J. P. Gomez-Gonzalez, K. Graf, G. Guillard, G. Halladjian, G. Hallewell, H. van Haren, A. J. Heijboer, Y. Hello, J. J. Hernandez-Rey, B. Herold, J. Hoessl, C. C. Hsu, M. de Jong, M. Kadler, N. Kalantar-Nayestanaki, O. Kalekin, A. Kappes, U. Katz, P. Kooijman, C. Kopper, A. Kouchner, V. Kulikovskiy, R. Lahmann, P. Lamare, G. Larosa, D. Lefevre, G. Lim, D. Lo Presti, H. Loehner, S. Loucatos, F. Lucarelli, S. Mangano, M. Marcelin, A. Margiotta, J. A. Martinez-Mora, A. Mazure, T. Montaruli, M. Morganti, L. Moscoso, H. Motz, C. Naumann, M. Neff, D. Palioselitis, G. E. Pavalas, P. Payre, J. Petrovic, P. Piattelli, N. Picot-Clemente, C. Picq, V. Popa, T. Pradier, E. Presani, C. Racca, C. Reed, G. Riccobene, C. Richardt, M. Rujoiu, G. V. Russo, F. Salesa, P. Sapienzap, F. Schoeck, J. P. Schuller, R. Shanidze, F. Simeone, A. Spies, M. Spurio, J. J. M. Steijger, Th. Stolarczyk, M. Taiuti, C. Tamburini, L. Tasca, S. Toscano, B. Vallage, V. Van Elewyck, G. Vannoni, M. Vecchi, P. Vernin, G. Wijnker, E. de Wolf, H. Yepes, D. Zaborov, J. D. Zornoza, J. Zuniga

    ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS   34 ( 7 ) 539 - 549  2011年02月  [査読有り]

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    The ANTARES deep-sea neutrino telescope comprises a three-dimensional array of photomultipliers to detect the Cherenkov light induced by upgoing relativistic charged particles originating from neutrino interactions in the vicinity of the detector. The large scattering length of light in the deep sea facilitates an angular resolution of a few tenths of a degree for neutrino energies exceeding 10 TeV. In order to achieve this optimal performance, the time calibration procedures should ensure a relative time calibration between the photomultipliers at the level of similar to 1 ns. The methods developed to attain this level of precision are described. (C) 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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  • AMADEUS—The acoustic neutrino detection test system of the ANTARES deep-sea neutrino telescope

    Aguilar, J. A, Al Samarai, I, Albert, A, Anghinolfi, M, Anton, G, Anvar, S, Ardid, M, Assis Jesus, A. C, Astraatmadja, T, Aubert, J.-J, Auer, R, Barbarito, E, Baret, B, Basa, S, Bazzotti, M, Bertin, V, Biagi, S, Bigongiari, C, Bou-Cabo, M, Bouwhuis, M. C, Brown, A, Brunner, J, Busto, J, Camarena, F, Capone, A, Cârloganu, C, Carminati, G, Carr, J, Cassano, B, Castorina, E, Cavasinni, V, Cecchini, S, Ceres, A, Charvis, Ph, Chiarusi, T, Chon Sen, N, Circella, M

    Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A   626   128 - 143  2011年01月  [査読有り]

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  • Search for a diffuse flux of high-energy ν with the ANTARES neutrino telescope

    Aguilar, J. A, Samarai, I. Al, Albert, A, André, M, Anghinolfi, M, Anton, G, Anvar, S, Ardid, M, Assis Jesus, A. C, Astraatmadja, T, Aubert, J.-J, Auer, R, Baret, B, Basa, S, Bazzotti, M, Bertin, V, Biagi, S, Bigongiari, C, Bogazzi, C, Bou-Cabo, M, Bouwhuis, M. C, Brown, A. M, Brunner, J, Busto, J, Camarena, F, Capone, A, Cârloganu, C, Carminati, G, Carr, J, Cecchini, S, Charvis, Ph, Chiarusi, T, Circella, M, Coniglione, R, Costantini, H, Cottini, N, Coyle, P

    Physics Letters B   696 ( 1-2 ) 16 - 22  2011年01月  [査読有り]

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  • Position calibration for the future KM3NeT detector

    Holger Motz

    NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION A-ACCELERATORS SPECTROMETERS DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT   623 ( 1 ) 402 - 404  2010年11月  [査読有り]

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    Deep-sea neutrino telescopes consist of an array of photomultipliers to detect Cherenkov light emitted by neutrino-induced muons and particle showers in the surrounding sea water, allowing for reconstruction of the neutrino direction from position and timing of the Cherenkov photons. Since the photomultipliers are in most cases mounted on flexible structures, e.g. lines, and move with the sea current, a positioning system is required to determine the precise location of each sensor. The positioning system of the ANTARES neutrino telescope is based on acoustic triangulation using hydrophones mounted along the lines in combination with tiltmeters and compasses and provides centimetre precision alignment. For the future KM3NeT detector an Optical Module with integrated Piezo sensors for position calibration is proposed as a cost-effective solution. The performance of this system is tested with several sensors of the AMADEUS project, which is integrated in ANTARES to study the background for acoustic detection of highest energy neutrinos. (C) 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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  • Zenith distribution and flux of atmospheric muons measured with the 5-line ANTARES detector

    J. A. Aguilar, A. Albert, G. Anton, S. Anvar, M. Ardid, A. C. Assis Jesus, T. Astraatmadja, J. -J. Aubertg, R. Auer, B. Baret, S. Basa, M. Bazzotti, V. Berting, S. Biagi, C. Bigongiari, M. Bou-Cabo, M. C. Bouwhuis, A. M. Brown, J. Brunnerg, J. Busto, F. Camarena, A. Capone, G. Carminati, J. Carr, D. Castel, E. Castorina, V. Cavasinni, S. Cecchini, Ph. Charvis, T. Chiarusi, M. Circella, R. Coniglione, H. Costantini, N. Cottini, P. Coyle, C. Curtil, G. De Bonis, M. P. Decowski, I. Dekeyser, A. Deschamps, C. Distefano, C. Donzaud, D. Dornic, D. Drouhin, T. Eberl, U. Emanuele, J. -P. Ernenweing, S. Escoffierg, F. Fehr, V. Flaminio, K. Fratini, U. Fritsch, J. -L. Fuda, G. Giacomelli, J. P. Gomez-Gonzalez, K. Graf, G. Guillard, G. Halladjiang, G. Hallewellg, H. van Haren, A. J. Heijboer, Y. Hello, J. J. Hernandez-Rey, J. Hoessl, M. de Jong, N. Kalantar-Nayestanaki, O. Kalekin, A. Kappes, U. Katz, P. Kooijman, C. Kopper, A. Kouchner, W. Kretschmer, R. Lahmann, P. Lamare, G. Lambard, G. Larosa, H. Laschinsky, D. Lefevre, G. Lelaizant, G. Lim, D. Lo Presti, H. Loehner, S. Loucatos, F. Lucarelli, K. Lyons, S. Mangano, M. Marcelin, A. Margiotta, J. A. Martinez-Mora, G. Maurinu, A. Mazure, M. Melissas, T. Montaruli, M. Morganti, L. Moscoso, H. Motz, C. Naumann, M. Neff, R. Ostasch, D. Palioselitis, G. E. Pavalas, P. Payre, J. Petrovic, P. Piattelli, N. Picot-Clemente, C. Picq, R. Pillet, V. Popa, T. Pradier, E. Presani, C. Racca, A. Radu, C. Reed, C. Richardt, M. Rujoiu, G. V. Russo, F. Salesa, P. Sapienza, F. Schoeck, J. -P. Schuller, R. Shanidze, F. Simeone, M. Spurio, J. J. M. Steijger, Th. Stolarczyk, M. Taiuti, C. Tamburini, L. Tasca, S. Toscano, B. Vallage, V. Van Elewyck, M. Vecchi, P. Vernin, G. Wijnker, E. de Wolf, H. Yepes, D. Zaborov, J. D. Zornoza, J. Zuniga

    ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS   34 ( 3 ) 179 - 184  2010年10月  [査読有り]

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    The ANTARES high-energy neutrino telescope is a three-dimensional array of about 900 photomultipliers distributed over 12 mooring lines installed in the Mediterranean Sea. Between February and November 2007 it acquired data in a 5-line configuration. The zenith angular distribution of the atmospheric muon flux and the associated depth-intensity relation are measured and compared with previous measurements and Monte Carlo expectations. An evaluation of the systematic effects due to uncertainties on environmental and detector parameters is presented. (C) 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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  • Performance of the front-end electronics of the ANTARES neutrino telescope

    J. A. Aguilar, I. Al Samarai, A. Albert, M. Anghinolfi, G. Anton, S. Anvar, M. Ardid, A. C. Assis Jesus, T. Astraatmadja, J-J Aubert, R. Auer, B. Baret, S. Basa, M. Bazzotti, V. Bertin, S. Biagi, C. Bigongiari, M. Bou-Cabo, M. C. Bouwhuis, A. Brown, J. Brunner, J. Busto, F. Camarena, A. Capone, L. Caponetto, C. Carloganu, G. Carminati, J. Carr, E. Castorina, V. Cavasinni, S. Cecchini, Th Chaleil, Charvis, T. Chiarusi, N. Chon Sen, M. Circella, H. Costantini, N. Cottini, P. Coyle, C. Curtil, G. De Bonis, N. de Botton, I. Dekeyser, E. Delagnes, A. Deschamps, C. Distefano, C. Donzaud, D. Dornic, D. Drouhin, F. Druillole, T. Eberl, U. Emanuele, J-P Ernenwein, S. Escoffier, E. Falchini, F. Fehr, F. Feinstein, V. Flaminio, J. Fopma, K. Fratini, U. Fritsch, J-L Fuda, P. Gay, G. Giacomelli, J. P. Gomez-Gonzalez, K. Graf, G. Guillard, G. Halladjian, G. Hallewell, C. Hoffmann, H. van Haren, A. J. Heijboer, Y. Hello, J. J. Hernandez-Rey, B. Herold, J. Hoessl, M. de Jong, N. Kalantar-Nayestanaki, O. Kalekin, A. Kappes, U. Katz, P. Kooijman, C. Kopper, A. Kouchner, W. Kretschmer, D. Lachartre, H. Lafoux, R. Lahmann, P. Lamare, G. Lambard, G. Larosa, H. Laschinsky, H. Le Provost, A. Le Van Suu, D. Lefevre, T. Legou, G. Lelaizant, G. Lim, D. Lo Presti, H. Loehner, S. Loucatos, F. Lucarelli, S. Mangano, M. Marcelin, A. Margiotta, J. A. Martinez-Mora, A. Mazure, E. Monmarthe, T. Montaruli, M. Morganti, L. Moscoso, H. Motz, C. Naumann, M. Neff, Ch Olivetto, R. Ostasch, D. Palioselitis, G. E. Pavala, P. Payre, J. Petrovic, P. Piattelli, N. Picot-Clemente, C. Picq, J-P Pineau, J. Poinsignon, V. Popa, T. Pradier, E. Presani, C. Racca, A. Radu, C. Reed, F. Rethore, G. Riccobene, C. Richardt, M. Rujoiu, G. V. Russo, F. Salesa, P. Sapienza, F. Schoeck, J. P. Schuller, R. Shanidze, F. Simeone, M. Spurio, J. J. M. Steijger, Th. Stolarczyk, C. Tamburini, L. Tasca, S. Toscano, B. Vallage, V. Van Elewyck, G. Vannoni, M. Vecchi, P. Vernin, G. Wijnker, E. de Wolf, H. Yepes, D. Zaborov, J. D. Zornoza, J. Zuniga

    NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION A-ACCELERATORS SPECTROMETERS DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT   622 ( 1 ) 59 - 73  2010年10月  [査読有り]

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    ANTARES is a high-energy neutrino telescope installed in the Mediterranean Sea at a depth of 2475 m. It consists of a three-dimensional array of optical modules, each containing a large photomultiplier tube. A total of 2700 front-end ASICs named analogue ring samplers (ARS) process the phototube signals, measure their arrival time, amplitude and shape as well as perform monitoring and calibration tasks. The ARS chip processes the analogue signals from the optical modules and converts information into digital data. All the information is transmitted to shore through further multiplexing electronics and an optical link. This paper describes the performance of the ARS chip: results from the functionality and characterization tests in the laboratory are summarized and the long-term performance in the apparatus is illustrated. (C) 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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  • Measurement of the atmospheric muon flux with a 4 GeV threshold in the ANTARES neutrino telescope

    J. A. Aguilar, I. Al Samarai, A. Albert, M. Anghinolfi, G. Anton, S. Anvar, M. Ardid, A. C. Assis Jesus, T. Astraatmadja, J. -J. Aubert, R. Auer, B. Baret, S. Basa, M. Bazzotti, V. Bertin, S. Biagi, C. Bigongiari, M. Bou-Cabo, M. C. Bouwhuis, A. Brown, J. Brunner, J. Busto, F. Camarena, A. Capone, C. Carloganu, G. Carminati, J. Carr, E. Castorina, V. Cavasinni, S. Cecchini, Ph. Charvis, T. Chiarusi, N. Chon Sen, M. Circella, R. Coniglione, H. Costantini, N. Cottini, P. Coyle, C. Curtil, G. De Bonis, M. P. Decowski, I. Dekeyser, A. Deschamps, C. Distefano, C. Donzaud, D. Dornic, D. Drouhin, T. Eberl, U. Emanuele, J. -P. Ernenwein, S. Escoffier, F. Fehr, V. Flaminio, K. Fratini, U. Fritsch, J. -L. Fuda, P. Gay, G. Giacomelli, J. P. Gomez-Gonzalez, K. Graf, G. Guillard, G. Halladjian, G. Hallewell, H. van Haren, A. J. Heijboer, Y. Hello, J. J. Hernandez-Rey, B. Herold, J. Hoessl, M. de Jong, N. Kalantar-Nayestanaki, O. Kalekin, A. Kappes, U. Katz, P. Kooijman, C. Kopper, A. Kouchner, W. Kretschmer, R. Lahmann, P. Lamare, G. Lambard, G. Larosa, H. Laschinsky, D. Lefevre, G. Lelaizant, G. Lim, D. Lo Presti, H. Loehner, S. Loucatos, F. Lucarelli, S. Mangano, M. Marcelin, A. Margiotta, J. A. Martinez-Mora, A. Mazure, T. Montaruli, M. Morganti, L. Moscoso, H. Motz, C. Naumann, M. Neff, R. Ostasch, G. Palioselitis, G. E. Pavalas, P. Payre, J. Petrovic, P. Piattelli, N. Picot-Clemente, C. Picq, R. Pillet, V. Popa, T. Pradier, E. Presani, C. Racca, A. Radu, C. Reed, C. Richardt, M. Rujoiu, V. Russo, F. Salesa, P. Sapienza, F. Schoeck, J. -P. Schuller, R. Shanidze, F. Simeone, M. Spurio, J. J. M. Steijger, Th. Stolarczyk, C. Tamburini, L. Tasca, S. Toscano, B. Vallage, V. Van Elewyck, M. Vecchi, P. Vernin, G. Wijnker, E. de Wolf, H. Yepes, D. Zaborov, J. D. Zornoza, J. Zuniga

    ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS   33 ( 2 ) 86 - 90  2010年03月  [査読有り]

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    A new method for the measurement of the muon flux in the deep-sea ANTARES neutrino telescope and its dependence on the depth is presented. The method is based oil the observation of coincidence signals in adjacent storeys of the detector. This yields an energy threshold of about 4 GeV. The main sources of optical background are the decay of K-40 and the bioluminescence in the sea water. The K-40 background is used to calibrate the efficiency of the photo-multiplier tubes. (C) 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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  • INDIRECT SEARCH FOR DARK MATTER WITH THE ANTARES NEUTRINO TELESCOPE

    H. Motz

    DARK MATTER IN ASTROPHYSICS AND PARTICLE PHYSICS (DARK 2009)   Proceedings of the 7th International Heidelberg Conference on Dark 2009   504 - 517  2010年  [査読有り]

     概要を見る

    ANTARES (Astronomy with a Neutrino Telescope arid Abyss environmental RESearch) is currently the largest neutrino detector on the Northern Hemisphere. The detector consists of twelve lines, carrying 885 ten-inch photomultipliers in total, placed at a depth of about 2480 meters in the Mediterranean Sea near Toulon, France. The PMTs detect Cherenkov light emitted by muons from neutrino charged current interactions in the surrounding seawater and the rock below. The neutrinos momentum is transferred to the muons allowing for reconstruction of the neutrinos direction. The goals of ANTARES are among others the search for astrophysical neutrino point sources and for neutrinos produced in self-annihilation of dark matter particles. A likely source of the latter type of neutrino emission would be the Sun, where dark matter particles from the galactic halo are expected to accumulate. ANTARES is taking data with its full twelve line configuration since May 2008, and has been before in a five and ten line setup for more than a year. First results on the search for dark matter annihilation in the Sun, and their interpretation in the framework of mSugra are presented, as well as sensitivity studies on Dark Matter search with the full ANTARES detector and the future large undersea KM3NeT neutrino telescope.

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  • SEARCH FOR DARK MATTER WITH THE ANTARES NEUTRINO TELESCOPE

    H. Motz

    CRAL-IPNL: DARK ENERGY AND DARK MATTER: OBSERVATIONS, EXPERIMENTS AND THEORIES   36   305 - 310  2009年  [査読有り]

     概要を見る

    ANTARES (Astronomy with a Neutrino Telescope and Abyss environmental RESearch) is the largest neutrino detector currently operating in the Northern hemisphere. The detection principle relies on the observation of Cerenkov light emitted by muons resulting from charged current neutrino interactions in the water surrounding the detector and the seafloor below. The detector, which was completed in May 2008, consists of twelve lines (each housing 75 photomultipliers), placed at a depth of about 2480 meters 40 km off the coast of Toulon., France. The telescope is built to search for astrophysical neutrino point sources and for neutrinos created in self-annihilation of Dark-Matter particles. A likely source of such neutrino emission would be the Sun, where Dark Matter particles are expected to accumulate. Predictions of the neutrino flux originating from the Sun have been made based on the minimal Supergravity (mSugra) model including the effect of neutrino oscillations. Within mSugra the lightest supersymmetric particle, if a neutralino, is a possible candidate for cold Dark Matter. Using the general features of ANTARES in the energy range from 10 GeV to 400 GeV a prediction for exclusion limits for three years of datataking has been calculated.

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  • Studies of a full-scale mechanical prototype line for the ANTARES neutrino telescope and tests of a prototype instrument for deep-sea acoustic measurements

    M. Ageron, J. A. Aguilar, A. Albert, F. Ameli, M. Anghinolfi, G. Anton, S. Anvar, F. Ardellier-Desages, E. Aslanides, J. J. Aubert, R. Auer, E. Barbarito, S. Basa, M. Battaglieri, M. Bazzotti, Y. Becherini, N. Bethoux, J. Beltramelli, V. Bertin, A. Bigi, M. Billault, R. Blaes, N. de Botton, M. C. Bouwhuis, R. Bruijn, J. Brunner, G. F. Burgio, J. Busto, F. Cafagna, L. Caillat, A. Calzas, A. Capone, L. Caponetto, E. Carmona, J. Carr, D. Castel, E. Castorina, V. Cavasinni, S. Ceechini, A. Ceres, P. Charvis, P. Chauchot, T. Chiarusi, M. Circella, J. Y. Coail, C. Colnard, C. Compere, R. Coniglione, N. Cottini, P. Coyle, S. Cuneo, A. -S. Cussatlegras, G. Damy, R. van Dantzig, G. DeBonis, C. De Marzo, R. De Vita, I. Dekeyser, E. Delagnes, D. Denans, A. Deschamps, J. -X. Dessa, J. -J. Destelle, B. Dinkespieler, C. Distefano, C. Donzaud, J-F. Drogou, F. Druillole, D. Durand, J. -P. Ernenwein, S. Escoffier, E. Falchini, S. Favard, F. Fehr, F. Feinstein, C. Florello, V. Flaminio, K. Fratini, J. -L. Fuda, S. Galeotti, J. -M. Gallone, G. Giacomelli, N. Girard, C. Gojak, Ph. Goret, K. Graf, F. Guilloux, G. Hallewell, M. N. Harakeh, B. Hartmann, A. Heijboer, E. Heine, Y. Hello, J. J. Hernandez-Rey, J. Hoessl, C. Hoffman, J. Hogenbirk, J. R. Hubbard, M. Jaquet, M. Jaspers, M. de Jong, F. Jouvenot, N. Kalantar-Nayestanaki, A. Kappes, T. Karg, U. Katz, P. Keller, J. P. Kneib, E. Kok, H. Kok, P. Kooijman, C. Kopper, A. Kouchner, W. Kretschmer, A. Kruijer, S. Kuch, P. Lagier, R. Lahmann, G. Lamanna, P. Lamare, G. Lambard, J. C. Languillat, H. Laschinsky, J. Lavalle, Y. Le Guen, H. Le Provost, A. Le Van Suu, D. Lefevre, T. Legou, G. Lelaizant, G. Lim, D. Lo Presti, G. Loaec, H. Loehner, S. Loucatos, F. Louis, F. Lucarelli, V. Lyashuk, S. Mangano, M. Marcelin, A. Margiotta, R. Masullo, F. Mazeas, A. Mazure, R. Megna, M. Melissas, E. Migneco, M. Mongelli, T. Montaruli, M. Morganti, L. Moscoso, H. Motz, M. Musumeci, C. Naumann, M. Naumann-Godo, V. Niess, A. Noble, C. Olivetto, R. Ostasch, N. Palanque-Delabrouille, P. Payre, H. Z. Peek, A. Perez, C. Petta, P. Piattelli, R. Pillet, J. -P. Pineau, J. Poinsignon, V. Popa, T. Pradier, C. Racca, N. Randazzo, J. van Randwijk, D. Real, M. Regnier, B. van Rens, F. Rethore, P. Rewiersma, G. Riccobene, V. Rigaud, M. Ripani, V. Roca, C. Roda, J. F. Rolin, A. Rostovtsev, J. Roux, M. Ruppi, G. V. Russo, G. Rusydi, F. Salesa, K. Salomon, P. Sapienza, F. Schmitt, J. -P. Schuller, R. Shanidze, I. Sokalski, T. Spona, M. Spurio, G. van der Steenhoven, T. Stolarczyk, K. Streeb, L. Sulak, M. Taiuti, C. Tamburini, C. Tao, L. Tasca, G. Terreni, F. Urbano, P. Valdy, V. Valente, B. Vallage, G. Vaudaine, G. Venekamp, B. Verlaat, P. Vernin, R. van Wijk, G. Wijnker, G. Wobbe, E. de Wolf, A. -F. Yao, D. Zaborov, H. Zaccone, J. D. Zornoza, J. Zuniga

    NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION A-ACCELERATORS SPECTROMETERS DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT   581 ( 3 ) 695 - 708  2007年11月  [査読有り]

     概要を見る

    full-scale mechanical prototype line was deployed to a depth of 2500 m to test the leak tightness of the electronics containers and the pressure-resistant properties of an electromechanical cable under evaluation for use in the ANTARES deep-sea neutrino telescope. During a month-long immersion study, line parameter data were taken using miniature autonomous data loggers and shore-based optical time domain reflectometry. Details of the mechanical prototype line, the electromechanical cable and data acquisition are presented. Data taken during the immersion study revealed deficiencies in the pressure resistance of the electromechanical cable terminations at the entry points to the electronics containers. The improvements to the termination, which have been integrated into subsequent detection lines, are discussed. The line also allowed deep-sea acoustic measurements with a prototype hydrophone system. The technical setup of this system is described, and the first results of the data analysis are presented. (c) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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  • Updated Constraints on Dark Matter Annihilation and Decay from CALET Data

    Motz H, 浅岡陽一, 鳥居祥二, Bhattacharyya, S

    日本物理学会 2018年秋季大会   (信州大学松本キャンパス) 

    発表年月: 2018年09月

     概要を見る

    Installed on the ISS in August 2015 and taking data since October of that year, CALET (CALorimetric Electron Telescope) is directly measuring the electron+positron cosmic-ray spectrum up into the TeV-region with fine energy resolution and good proton rejection. The updated results of the measurement published in [O. Adriani et al. PRL 120, 261102] have been analyzed for signatures of Dark Matter. Limits on annihilation and decay of Dark Matter for selected Dark Matter models and propagation conditions were calculated. For this, the local electron and positron spectra were modeled with an analytic parametrization, including a term representing the flux from nearby pulsars as the extra electron-positron- pair source responsible for the positron excess. This parametrization is fitted to CALET electron+positron data and the positron-only flux measured by AMS-02, yielding a good fit quality. The expected Dark Matter flux for various annihilation and decay channels has been calculated with PYTHIA and the calculation of propagation to Earth was calculated numerically with DRAGON. This flux is added to the parametrization with an increasing scale factor until the fit quality reaches the 95%CL threshold, thereby obtaining a limit on the annihilation cross-section or lifetime of the tested Dark Matter candidate. By including systematic uncertainties with known energy dependence in the fitting function as corrections, the limits were improved compared to treating all error components as random errors.

  • Constraints on Dark Matter Annihilation and Decay from CALET Data

    Motz H, 浅岡陽一, 鳥居祥二, Bhattacharyya, S

    2018 TeV Particle Astrophysics conference   (ベルリン) 

    発表年月: 2018年08月

     概要を見る

    Installed on the ISS in August 2015 and taking data since October of that year, CALET (CALorimetric Electron Telescope) is directly measuring the electron+positron cosmic-ray spectrum up into the TeV-region with fine energy resolution and good proton rejection. The latest published total electron+positron spectrum is analyzed for Dark Matter signatures. Limits on annihilation and decay of Dark Matter are calculated by fitting the expected flux from Dark Matter on top of a parametrization of the astrophysical background spectrum to both CALET data and the positron flux measured by AMS-02. Starting from a purely astrophysical scenario with a nearby pulsar as the origin of the positron excess, the spectrum from Dark Matter annihilation or decay, which is numerically calculated with DRAGON, is added, and its scale-factor increased until the fit quality reaches the limit threshold. The flux from Dark Matter is calculated for multiple Dark Matter candidates with varying mass, yielding limits on annihilation cross-section or lifetime as a function of Dark Matter mass for each. In addition to presenting these Dark Matter limits and their comparison with results from other Dark Matter detection methods, possible interpretations of the spectrum measured by CALET including a contribution from Dark Matter will be discussed.

  • Implications for Dark Matter and Pulsar Contributions to the Positron Excess from CALET Data

    Motz H, 浅岡陽一, 鳥居祥二, Bhattacharyya, S

    日本物理学会 第73回年次大会(2018年)   (東京理科大 野田キャンパス) 

    発表年月: 2018年03月

     概要を見る

    Installed on the ISS in August 2015 and taking data since October of that year, CALET (CALorimetric Electron Telescope) is directly measuring the elec- tron+positron cosmic-ray spectrum up into the TeV-region with fine energy resolution and good proton rejection. The results of the measurement as pub- lished in [O. Adriani et al. PRL 119, 181101] have been analyzed for signatures of Dark Matter. Limits on annihilation and decay of Dark Matter for selected Dark Matter models and propagation conditions were calculated. For this, the local electron and positron spectra were modeled with an analytic parametrization, includ- ing a power law with exponential cut-off representing a nearby pulsar as the extra electron-positron-pair source responsible for the positron excess. The parametrization is fitted to CALET electron+positron data and the positron- only flux measured by AMS-02, showing good agreement. The expected Dark Matter flux for various annihilation and decay channels has been calculated with PYTHIA and propagated DRAGON, and is added to the parametrization with an increasing scale factor until the fit becomes excluded at 95%CL, thereby obtaining a limit on the annihilation cross-section or lifetime of the tested Dark Matter candidate. Limits for generic channels and selected Dark Matter candi- dates as a function of Dark Matter mass are presented and compared to those from other experiments. The CALET electron+positron spectrum shows structures, and especially a step around 400 GeV is better modeled if a flux from Dark Matter is added to the parametrization than without the Dark Matter term. The possibility of such a partial contribution of Dark Matter to the positron excess is discussed. Furthermore, a 3-body decay of fermionic Dark Matter is shown to be a possible cause of the positron excess without additional contributions from pulsars. While this scenario is strongly constrained by the Fermi-LAT diffuse gamma measurement, 800 GeV mass Dark Matter may be a candidate compatible with this γ-ray flux measurement. Based on simulated data for five years of CALET data-taking, the capability to discern the decaying Dark Matter model from a generic pulsar source scenario is shown.

  • Limits on Dark Matter and Nearby Astrophysical Sources from the CALET Electron+Positron Spectrum

    Motz H, 浅岡陽一, 鳥居祥二, Bhattacharyya, S

    CosPA, International Symposium on Cosmology and Particle Astrophysics, 2017   (Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University) 

    発表年月: 2017年12月

     概要を見る

    Installed on the ISS in August 2015 and taking data since October of that year, CALET (CALorimetric Electron Telescope) is directly measuring the electron+positron cosmic-ray spectrum up into the TeV-region with fine energy resolution and good proton rejection. The results of the measurement so far have been analysed for signatures of a nearby SNR or Dark Matter. Limits on annihilation and decay of Dark Matter for selected models and propagation conditions were calculated by fitting a combined parametrisation including an increasing Dark Matter term to the total electron+positron flux measured by CALET and the positron flux measured by AMS-02. Also the contribution from the Vela SNR to the flux in the TeV-region was studied and with an equivalent method constraints on the injected cosmic-ray energy derived.

  • Measurement of Electron Anisotropy with CALET

    Motz H, 浅岡陽一, 鳥居祥二, Bhattacharyya, S. for, the CALET collaboration

    日本物理学会 2017年秋季大会   (宇都宮大学 峰キャンパス) 

    発表年月: 2017年09月

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    The ISS-based Calorimetric Electron Telescope (CALET) is directly measuring the energy spectrum and direction distribution of electron+positron cosmic-rays well into the TeV-region. The measured events are analyzed for a possible dipole anisotropy as could be caused e.g. by emission from a nearby supernova remnant. The methods for deriving limits on the anisotropy from the reconstructed events, as well as the procedures to take into account the non-uniform exposure to the sky and possibly inhomogeneous acceptance of the detector are explained. Preliminary results for the measured anisotropy and upper limits in several energy ranges are presented.

  • Searching for Anisotropy in Electron+Positron Cosmic Rays with CALET

    Motz H, 浅岡陽一, 鳥居祥二, Bhattacharyya, S

    35th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC2017   (釜山、韓国) 

    発表年月: 2017年07月

     概要を見る

    The ISS-based Calorimetric Electron Telescope (CALET) is directly measuring the energy spectrum and direction distribution of electron+positron cosmic-rays up to 20 TeV. A main goal of CALET is to identify a signature of a nearby supernova remnant (SNR) in electron+positron cosmic-rays. The Vela SNR has the highest potential to cause a spectral feature in the TeV region and/or a detectable anisotropy. Using the numerical cosmic-ray propagation code DRAGON, the spectrum and expected anisotropy of the Vela SNR together with background from more distant SNR was calculated depending on injection and propagation conditions. The results of these calculations were used to simulate CALET event sky-maps on which several analysis methods were employed to estimate the CALET sensitivity. Assuming that there is no anisotropy, the expected limits on the dipole amplitude from an all-sky search were calculated as a function of the selected energy range and the shape of the predicted spectra. However for the detection of a dipole anisotropy, the direction towards Vela is predetermined, and sensitivity is strongly boosted by a directed search. It is shown that with this method, CALET has a significant probability to identify an anisotropy signature from Vela. As it may disturb the Vela signature, the contribution to the local cosmic-ray anisotropy from several other nearby SNR and pulsars, as well as from the general source distribution in the galaxy was studied. It was found that while there is some influence on direction and strength of the anisotropy, Vela is still expected to dominate and have a detectable signature. Furthermore, the implications of detecting an dipole anisotropy directed towards Vela for the local propagation parameters, such as the diffusion coefficient, are explained.

  • Searching for Anisotropy from nearby SNR in Cosmic Rays with CALET

    Motz H, 浅岡陽一, 鳥居祥二, Bhattacharyya, S

    日本物理学会 第72回年次大会(2017年)   (大阪大学 豊中キャンパス) 

    発表年月: 2017年03月

     概要を見る

    The ISS-based Calorimetric Electron Telescope (CALET) is directly measuring the energy spectrum and direction distribution of electron+positron cosmic-rays up to 20 TeV. A main goal of CALET is to identify a signature of a nearby supernova remnant (SNR) in electron+positron cosmic-rays. The Vela SNR may create a spectral feature in the TeV region and/or a de- tectable anisotropy. Using the numerical cosmic-ray propagation code DRAGON, the expected anisotropy caused by Vela was calculated depending on injection and propagation conditions, demonstrating that the employed numerical calculation method for cosmic-ray anisotropy reproduces previous analytical results. Furthermore, the contribution to the local cosmic-ray anisotropy from several other nearby SNR and pulsars, as well as from the general source distribution in the galaxy was studied. Different analysis techniques for detection of the anisotropy from Vela were tried on these simulation results, showing the need to consider these other sources in the optimization. It is shown that CALET has the potential to identify a signature from Vela, depending on the scale, power law index, cut-off energy and time evolution of the electron spectrum accelerated by the Vela SNR, as well as propagation parameters, such as the diffusion coefficient. The measurable anisotropy from Vela depends strongly on these propagation and injection parameters, which could thus be constrained by the (non-)detection of anisotropy.

  • Searching for Cosmic Ray Anisotropy from the Vela SNR with CALET

    Motz H, 浅岡陽一, 鳥居祥二, Bhattacharyya, S

    第17回 宇宙科学シンポジウム   (宇宙航空研究開発機構 宇宙科学研究所(相模原キャンパス)) 

    発表年月: 2017年01月

  • Investigating Leptonic 3-Particle Dark Matter Decay as the Source of the Positron Excess with CALET

    Motz H, 浅岡陽一, 鳥居祥二, Bhattacharyya, S

    日本物理学会 2016年秋季大会   (宮崎大学) 

    発表年月: 2016年09月

  • Indirect Dark Matter Search with CALET

    H. Motz, for, the CALET collaboration

    2016 TeV Particle Astrophysics conference   (CERN) 

    発表年月: 2016年09月

     概要を見る

    The ISS based CALET (Calorimetric Electron Telescope) detector is directly measuring the energy spectrum of electron+positron cosmic rays up to 20 TeV with an expected energy resolution of 2%. With an estimated proton rejection capability of 1 : 10^5 and an aperture of approximately 1200 cm^2 sr, it will provide good statistics even well above one TeV. This precise spectrum is going to be analysed for signatures from nearby astrophysical sources such as pulsars and supernova remnants (SNR), as well as from Dark Matter annihilation and decay. Pulsars and Dark Matter are candidates for the postulated extra source emitting an equal amount of electrons and positrons that is regarded as the origin of the positron excess. Assuming a single pulsar is the extra source, the limits on a potential additional component from Dark Matter annihilation in the galactic halo expected to be obtained from 5 years of CALET observation are presented. It is shown that CALET could significantly improve upon current limits, especially for Dark Matter candidates with a large fraction of annihilation directly into electron+positron, such as the LKP (Lightest Kaluza-Klein particle). As a possible case of a Dark Matter only explanation of the positron excess, Dark Matter decaying in a 3-particle leptonic mode was studied, as it is not constrained by anti-proton measurements and multiple theories predict suitable Dark Matter candidates. Based on the expected signal and background in CALET, the potential to discern the signatures of this decay from a pulsar being the extra source is shown. The influence of a nearby SNR as an additional spectrum component in the TeV region and the prospects of using anisotropy in identification of the cosmic rays' origin are discussed as well.

  • Methods and Prospects for Science Analysis of CALET Data

    H. Motz  [招待有り]

    KEK theory group seminar   (KEK つくば市)  郡和範  

    発表年月: 2016年09月

  • Discerning Pulsar and Dark Matter Explanations of the Positron Excess with CALET

    Motz H, 浅岡陽一, 鳥居祥二, Bhattacharyya, S

    日本物理学会 第71回年次大会(2016年)   (東北学院大 仙台市) 

    発表年月: 2016年03月

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    With supernova remnants assumed to be the main source of electron cosmic rays, an extra source emitting an equal amount of electrons and positrons can provide an explanation for the observed positron excess. The prime candidates for this source are nearby pulsar wind nebulae (PWN) and Dark Matter annihilation or decay. The Calorimetric Electron Telescope (CALET) has commenced operation on the ISS and will measure the energy spectrum of electron+positron cosmic rays up to 20 TeV, which could contain unique features caused by the extra source. The expected combined spectrum of background and a single dominating PWN has been parametrized, with the parametrization verified by comparison to numerical simulation results with DRAGON. Fitting this parametrization to a simulated or measured spectrum allows for testing whether it matches the PWN hypothesis. While the expected limits on Dark Matter annhilation from CALET data under the assuption that a PWN is the extra source have been published recently (JCAP12(2015)047), this study starts from the hypothesis that Dark Matter annihilation or decay are the sole component of the extra source. The expected spectra of several Dark Matter candidates which undergo either annihilation or decay and could provide a good fit to current experimental data were calculated. Then the expected event samples for the CALET measurement (5 years) for these cases were simulated and analyzed together with results on the positron fraction. The analysis tests if the prediction for the Dark Matter case can be fitted by the parametrization of the single PWN case, returning the χ 2 and the fit parameters which characterize the PWN’s properties that would resemble the Dark Matter case best. It is shown that the CALET measurement will be able to identify candidates which feature a substantial fraction of annihilation directly into a electron- positron pair, or decay into an electron/positron plus another particle. The key signature of these candidates is a hard drop in the spectrum, which could be detected due to the good energy resolution of CALET, and the good statistics it will achieve even in the TeV region. They could be clearly separated from the PWN case by the fit’s χ 2 , and the mass of the Dark Matter particle estimated.

  • Dark Matter Search with CALET

    H. Motz  [招待有り]

    Colloquium of the Department of Physics & Astronomy at Macalester College   John Cannon  

    発表年月: 2016年03月

  • Ability of CALET to Identify or Constrain Dark Matter Annihilation and Decay in the Galactic Halo

    Motz H, 浅岡陽一, 鳥居祥二, Bhattacharyya, S, 赤池陽水

    第16回 宇宙科学シンポジウム   (宇宙航空研究開発機構 宇宙科学研究所(相模原キャンパス)) 

    発表年月: 2016年01月

  • Dark Matter Sensitivity of CALET

    H. Motz, for, the CALET collaboration

    2015 TeV Particle Astrophysics conference   (柏市) 

    発表年月: 2015年10月

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    CALET (Calorimetric Electron Telescope), launched to the ISS in August, directly measures the electron+positron cosmic rays flux up to 20 TeV. With its proton rejection capability of 1 : 10^5 and an aperture of 1200 cm^2 sr, it will provide good statistics even well above one TeV, while also featuring an energy resolution of 2%, which allows it to detect fine structures in the spectrum. Such structures may originate from Dark Matter annihilation or decay, making indirect Dark Matter search one of CALET's main science objectives among others, such as identification of signatures from nearby supernova remnants by observation of TeV electrons, and measurement of the heavy nuclei spectra to study the cosmic ray acceleration and diffusion mechanism. The positron excess in cosmic rays above 10 GeV was initially proposed by the AMS-02 collaboration to originate from an extra power law source with exponential cut-off, which emits an equal amount of electrons and positrons. The latest results from AMS-02 on positron fraction and total electron+positron flux can be fitted with a parametrization including such an extra power law source, which in general may represent nearby astrophysical accelerators or annihilation/decay of Dark Matter. Assuming that the source is a single pulsar, this scenario is extrapolated into the TeV-region and the expected CALET data for this case simulated. Based on this prediction and taking the shape of the Dark Matter annihilation spectrum into account, the sensitivity of CALET to an additional component from Dark Matter annihilation in the galactic halo has been calculated. It is shown that CALET could significantly improve these limits compared to current data, especially for those Dark Matter candidates that feature a large fraction of annihilation directly into electron+positron, such as the LKP (Lightest Kaluza-Klein particle). The alternative case of Dark Matter annihilation or decay being the primary cause of the positron excess and the prospects of CALET detecting the corresponding Dark Matter signature are discussed as well.

  • CALET’s Sensitivity to Dark Matter and Astrophysical Sources

    H. Motz, for, the CALET collaboration

    34th International Cosmic Ray Conference   (The Hague, The Netherlands) 

    発表年月: 2015年07月

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    he Calorimetric Electron Telescope (CALET) will be launched to the ISS within this year and measure the energy and direction distribution of electron+positron cosmic rays well into the TeV range during a 5 year mission. With a 1:10^5 proton rejection rate and an energy resolution of 2%, it is capable of detecting even small features in the spectrum. Combining the measurement of the total electron and positron flux by CALET with the positron fraction data from the AMS-02 experiment, it will be possible to significantly constrain models of Dark Matter annihilating in the galactic halo. Assuming the positron excess is caused by a single power law source, the expected Dark Matter limits for the year 2021 will be presented, based on simulated data for the 5 year CALET mission together with positron fraction data for by then 10 years of AMS-02 measurement, extrapolated from their latest published results. These predictions are compared to limits derived with the same procedure using current experimental data from AMS-02 and Fermi-LAT. While emission from a single nearby pulsar wind nebula is a possible explanation for the positron excess, the large number of pulsars discovered by radio and X-ray telescopes makes an overlapping spectrum from several strongly contributing sources likely. Based on a numerical cosmic ray propagation simulation, the cosmic-ray spectra from nearby pulsar wind nebulae have been calculated and the expected capability of CALET to discern the multiple overlapping spectra, with parameters chosen to explain the observed cosmic ray excess, from the single power law spectrum of one pulsar is shown.

  • Expected Dark Matter Sensitivity of CALET in Relation to Present and Future AMS-02 Observation

    H. Motz, Y. Asaoka, S. Torii, S. Bhattacharyya, T. Niita, Y. Okada, Y. Akaike, the CALET collaboration

    日本物理学会 第70回年次大会(2015年)   (早稲田大学) 

    発表年月: 2015年03月

  • CALET’s Sensitivity to Dark Matter Signatures and Astrophysical Sources

    H. Motz, Y. Asaoka, S. Torii, S. Bhattacharyya, T. Niita, Y. Okada, Y. Akaike

    第15回 宇宙科学シンポジウム   (宇宙航空研究開発機構 宇宙科学研究所(相模原キャンパス)) 

    発表年月: 2015年01月

  • Resolving Individual Pulsars contributing to the Cosmic Ray positron Excess with CALET

    H. Motz, Y. Asaoka, S. Torii, S. Bhattacharyya, T. Niita, Y. Okada, Y. Akaike, the CALET collaboration

    日本物理学会 2014年秋季大会   (佐賀大学) 

    発表年月: 2014年09月

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    The Calorimetric Electron Telescope (CALET), which is going to be installed at the ISS, will measure the energy and direction distribution of electron/positron cosmic rays. Featuring a proton rejection capability of 1:10 5 and an energy res- olution of 2% together with a large aperture of 1200 cm 2 sr, it is well suited to investigate features in the spectrum well into the TeV range. With these capabilities, the origin of the observed cosmic ray positron excess can be in- vestigated, since the extra positrons should also create an excess above a pure power law in the combined electron/positron spectrum. For pulsars, the prime candidate source to cause the excess, an equal emission of electrons and positrons is expected, doubling this contribution. While a single nearby pulsar could explain the excess, overlapping spectra of multiple pulsars with positions according to the entries in the ATNF catalog also match the current measurements of Fermi-LAT and AMS-02. Several pulsars within 2 kpc distance from Earth were simulated as point sources in the simulation code DRAGON. While the position of the pulsars and their age were taken from the ATNF catalogue, an efficiency factor, as well as the injection spectrum power law index and exponential cutoff remain free parameters characterising the charged particle emission. These parameters were selected in a random walk together with the parameters governing the power law background, so that the positron fraction is in agreement with current AMS-02 results, and the electron/positron flux in agreement with the results of Fermi-LAT. Based on the predicted flux from these scenarios, 5 year samples of CALET data were simulated. These samples were analysed to estimate to which degree a single source being the major contributor to the positron excess can be identified if present in the sample, or excluded in the case of several pulsars contributing significantly. It is shown that in general the power law spectrum of a single source can be well distinguished from the expected distribution from the overlap of several nearby pulsars based on 5 years of CALET data

  • Searching for Dark Matter Signatures in Cosmic Rays with CALET

    H. Motz, Y. Asaoka, S. Torii, S. Bhattacharyya, T. Niita, Y. Akaike

    2014 TeV Particle Astrophysics conference   (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) 

    発表年月: 2014年06月

  • CALET’s Potential to Identify the Origin of the Cosmic Ray Positron Excess

    H. Motz, S. Bhattacharyya, S. Torii, T. Niita, Y. Asaoka, Y. Akaike, for, the, CALET collaboration

    日本物理学会 第69回年次大会(2014年)   (東海大学) 

    発表年月: 2014年03月

  • Expected Sensitivity of CALET to Dark Matter Annihilation

    H. Motz, S. Bhattacharyya, S. Torii, T. Niita, Y. Asaoka, Y. Akaike, for, the, CALET collaboration

    日本物理学会 2013年秋季大会   (高知大学) 

    発表年月: 2013年09月

  • Ashra-1 Observation and Run Control

    C. Abiko, Y. Aita, T. Aoki, Y. Asaoka, P. Binder, J. Goldman, J, Hamilton, C. Kanokohata, T. Kimura, D. Kogure, M. Sasaki, H. Kuze, J. Learned, M. Masuda, S. Matsuno, Y. Morimoto, H, Motz, S. Ogawa, H. Shibuya, N. Sugiyama, T. Takada, H, Tsujikawa, Y. Watanabe

    日本物理学会 第68回年次大会(2013年)   (広島大学東広島キャンパス) 

    発表年月: 2013年03月

  • Current Observation Status of Ashra

    C. Abiko, Y. Aita, T. Aoki, Y. Asaoka, P. Binder, J. Goldman, J. Hamilton, C. Kanokohata, T. Kimura, D. Kogure, M. Sasaki, H. Kuze, J. Learned, M. Masuda, S. Matsuno, Y. Morimoto, H. Motz, S. Ogawa, H. Shibuya, N. Sugiyama, T. Takada, H. Tsujikawa, Y. Watanabe

    日本物理学会 2012年秋季大会   (京都産業大学) 

    発表年月: 2012年09月

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  • Search for a Combined Spectrum and Anisotropy Signature of the Vela SNR with CALET

    2020年  

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    This project comprised the refinement of previous work on Dark Matter Search using  cosmic-ray spectra measured by CALET (electron+positron) and AMS-02 (positron-only), as well as in initial steps towards the goal of identifying a signature of the Vela SNR in CALET data.The study of signatures from a flavor-dependent gauge-symmetry dark matter was updated, including among other items a comparison with current and future neutrino observations, concluded by publication in PRD and presentations in a JPS meeting and at the Kashiwa Dark Matter symposium.  Concurrently, a method to study the emission of electron cosmic rays from the nearby Vela SNR quantitatively was developed. The expected spectrum from Vela is calculated, normalized to a total emission energy of 10^48 erg. By re-scaling this flux in a fit with a flexible background model, best fit interpretations and upper limits were derived, depending on parameters of the Vela SNR, as well as the cosmic-ray propagation conditions. First results with this  method based on the spectrum published by the CALET collaboration in 2018 were presented at the annual JPS meeting. It was shown that CALET limits the emitted energy by Vela to within a factor four  from the proposed value of 10^48 erg.

  • Investigating Structures in the CALET Electron+Positron Spectrum as Dark Matter or Pulsar Signatures

    2019年   Yoichi Asaoka, Hiroshi Okada, Kazunori Kohri

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    The electron+positron spectrum measured by CALET features structures which could be signatures of individual astrophysical point sources, or alternatively Dark Matter (DM) annihilation or decay.This was investigated using a parametrized model assuming initially a single pulsar as the source of the positron excess fitted to the CALET electron+positron spectrum and the AMS-02 positron-only spectrum. Addition of multiple pulsars, or alternatively the flux from DM annihilating partly through the electron-positron channel can improve the fit significantly by modeling a step-like structure around 350-400 GeV (presented at ICRC 2019 and published in its proceedings). Also presented were updated limits on the DM annihilation/decay rate which are competitive for electron and muon channel, while DM search by gamma-rays favors the tau-channel.An extension of the Standard Model by U(1)_e-mu gauge symmetry was investigated, finding a DM candidate particle interacting only with electron and muon, with the structure in the CALET spectrum being compatible with its signature (result paper uploaded on arxiv).  Another topic investigated was the anisotropy of the electron-positron flux, calculating an omni-directional limit on dipole anisotropy (presented at ICRC2019 and JPS autumn meeting).

  • Analysis of the CALET Electron+Positron Cosmic-Ray Spectrum for Dark Matter Signatures

    2018年   Saptashwa Bhattacharyya

     概要を見る

    This project focused on the scientific analysis of data from the CALET cosmic-ray detector on the ISS for signatures of Dark Matter.Previously calculated limits on Dark Matter annihilation and decay from CALET data were refined. The limit calculation is based on a parametrization of the spectra from astrophysical sources fitted to CALET (electron+positron) and AMS-02 (positron-only) data, to which the expected flux from Dark Matter is added until the model is excluded, yielding a limit.The parametrization of the pulsar source assumed to cause the positron excess was improved from a generic power law with exponential cut-off to a semi-analytically calculated spectrum for individual known pulsars.  The combined spectrum of multiple pulsars fits significantly better than a single pulsar, modelling better a step-like spectral structure at 350 GeV.Alternative to multiple pulsars, a Dark Matter explanation is also possible, assuming a single pulsar background, which is also applicable to a step at 1 TeV not explainable by nearby pulsars.A model of leptonic three-body Dark Matter decay as the only source of the positron excess was published in a refereed journal after improving the discussion of constraints from gamma-ray observation.

  • Numerical Calculation of Cosmic Ray Anisotropy

    2017年   Bhattacharyya Saptashwa

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    This research project advanced the scientific analysis of data from the CALET cosmic-ray detector on the ISS with regard to anisotropy of the flux and signatures of Dark Matter Annihilation and decay. Using numerical simulation, reference models for the interpretation of the CALET data are created. The anisotropy of the cosmic ray electron+positron flux measured with CALET was analyzed, confirming the reliability of the analysis methods previously tested on Monte Carlo simulations. On the field of indirect Dark Matter search, limits on Dark Matter annihilation and decay were calculated from published CALET data.  A weak hint at what could be a signature of Dark Matter annihilation or decay was studied, since additional flux from Dark Matter was found to slightly better model a step structure in the spectrum than the power-law background from astrophysical sources alone.Furthermore,  leptonic three-body decay of Dark Matter as the sole cause of the positron excess was investigated. It was shown that a parameter space both for this Dark Matter model, as well as the single-pulsar model exists with current CALET data, but that the two cases could be separated with full statistics of  5-year CALET data.

  • Precise Cosmic-Ray Simulations to Support CALET Data Analysis

    2016年   Bhattacharyya Saptashwa

     概要を見る

    The expected anisotropy in electron+positron cosmic-rays was calculated using numerical methods,  to study a possible anisotropy signature from the Vela SNR, and its detectability with CALET. For these calculations, the code DRAGON was extended to extract the anisotropy information near the solar system from the cosmic-ray distribution on the spatial grid, on which the calculation is done. As the required finely binned grid requires a PC with large RAM, the hardware procured from this project grant was essential in accomplishing this. Based on these calculations, the sensitivity of CALET to anisotropy of the electron+positron flux was studied, and expected limits on the dipole amplitude calculated. To enhance the sensitivity, an analysis method assuming a fixed direction of the dipole towards Vela was tested, and it was shown that a possibility to find a significant signal exists.Using similar numerical calculations, the signature of Dark Matter decay in cosmic-rays and its background were studied. Specifically, leptonic 3-particle decay of Dark Matter was investigated as a potential source of the positron excess and it was shown that CALET has potential to discern this Dark Matter decay from a nearby pulsar causing the positron excess.

  • Systematic Preparation for Analysis of CALET Data

    2015年   Bhattacharyya, Saptashwa , 岡田侑子

     概要を見る

    This project served to prepare for the scientific analysis of data from the ISS-based cosmic-ray experiment CALET, which for the first time directly measures the TeV-region spectrum of electron cosmic rays. The cosmic ray signatures of nearby astrophysical sources and Dark Matter Annihilation and Decay were studied. Based on these results, methods to distinguish different models or constrain their parameter spaces with CALET data were developed, and CALET’s sensitivity to these signatures evaluated.The sensitivity of CALET to Dark Matter Annihilation in the Galactic Halo was calculated for several Dark Matter candidates, with the results presented at conferences and published in the Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics. This study also evaluated the influence of uncertainties on the background spectrum and the cosmic-ray propagation parameters on the expected limits.To investigate the influence of a nearby supernova remnant (SNR), the spectrum of the nearby Vela SNR was calculated using the numerical calculation program DRAGON, which was extended to include calculation of individual point-sources. The case of decaying Dark Matter has also been studied, showing the potential of CALET to identify decay with at least some direct decay to electrons and positrons.

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