Study of TeV neutrinos with upward showering muons in Super-Kamiokande

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A subset of neutrino-induced upward through-going muons in the Super-Kamiokande detector consists of high-energy muons which lose energy through radiative processes such as bremsstrahlung, e+ e- pair production and photonuclear interactions. These "upward showering muons" comprise an event sample whose mean parent neutrino energy is approximately 1 TeV. We show that the zenith angle distribution of upward showering muons is consistent with negligible distortion due to neutrino oscillations, as expected of such a high-energy neutrino sample. We present astronomical searches using these high-energy events, such as those from WIMP annihilations in the Sun, Earth and Galactic Center, some suspected point sources, as well as searches for diffuse flux from the interstellar medium. © 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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  • Desai, S; Abe, K; Hayato, Y; Iida, K; Ishihara, K; Kameda, J; Koshio, Y; Minamino, A; Mitsuda, C; Miura, M; Moriyama, S; Nakahata, M; Obayashi, Y; Ogawa, H; Shiozawa, M; Suzuki, Y; Takeda, A; Takeuchi, Y; Ueshima, K; Watanabe, H; Yamada, S; Higuchi, I; Ishihara, C; Ishitsuka, M; Kajita, T; Kaneyuki, K; Mitsuka, G; Nakayama, S; Nishino, H; Okumura, K; Saji, C; Takenaga, Y; Clark, ST; Dufour, F; Kearns, E; Likhoded, S; Raaf, JL; Stone, JL; Sulak, LR; Wang, W; Goldhaber, M; Casper, D; Cravens, JP; Dunmore, J; Kropp, WR; Liu, DW; Mine, S; Regis, C; Smy, MB; Sobel, HW; Vagins, MR; Ganezer, KS; Hartfiel, B; Hill, J; Keig, WE; Jang, JS; Jeong, IS; Kim, JY; Lim, IT; Fechner, M; Scholberg, K; Tanimoto, N; Walter, CW; Wendell, R; Tasaka, S; Guillian, G; Learned, JG; Matsuno, S; Messier, MD; Ichikawa, AK; Ishida, T; Ishii, T; Kobayashi, T; Nakadaira, T; Nakamura, K; Nitta, K; Oyama, Y; Totsuka, Y; Suzuki, AT; Hasegawa, M; Hiraide, K; Kato, I; Maesaka, H; Nakaya, T; Nishikawa, K; Sasaki, T; Sato, H; Yamamoto, S; Yokoyama, M; Haines, TJ; Dazeley, S; Hatakeyama, S; Svoboda, R; Swanson, M; Clough, A; Gran, R; Habig, A; Fukuda, Y; Sato, T; Itow, Y

Published Date

  • February 1, 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 29 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 42 - 54

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0927-6505

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.astropartphys.2007.11.005

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  • Scopus