Title

Search for High-energy Neutrinos from Binary Neutron Star Merger GW170817 with ANTARES, IceCube, and the Pierre Auger Observatory

Authors

A. Albert, Universite de Haute Alsace
M. André, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
M. Anghinolfi, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Genova
M. Ardid, Universitat Politècnica de València
J. J. Aubert, Centre de Physique des Particules de Marseille
J. Aublin, Université de Paris
T. Avgitas, Université de Paris
B. Baret, Université de Paris
J. Barrios-Martí, Universitat de València
S. Basa, Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille
B. Belhorma, National Center for Energy Sciences and Nuclear Techniques
V. Bertin, Centre de Physique des Particules de Marseille
S. Biagi, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Catania
R. Bormuth, FOM-Institute of Subatomic Physics - NIKHEF
S. Bourret, Université de Paris
M. C. Bouwhuis, FOM-Institute of Subatomic Physics - NIKHEF
H. Brânzaş, Institute for Space Sciences, Bucharest
R. Bruijn, FOM-Institute of Subatomic Physics - NIKHEF
J. Brunner, Centre de Physique des Particules de Marseille
J. Busto, Centre de Physique des Particules de Marseille
A. Capone, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare - INFN
L. Caramete, Institute for Space Sciences, Bucharest
J. Carr, Centre de Physique des Particules de Marseille
S. Celli, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare - INFN
R. Cherkaoui El Moursli, Faculté des Sciences Rabat
T. Chiarusi, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Bologna
M. Circella, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Bari
J. A.B. Coelho, Université de Paris
A. Coleiro, Université de Paris
R. Coniglione, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Catania
H. Costantini, Centre de Physique des Particules de Marseille
P. Coyle, Centre de Physique des Particules de Marseille
A. Creusot, Université de Paris

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-1-2017

Abstract

The Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo observatories recently discovered gravitational waves from a binary neutron star inspiral. A short gamma-ray burst (GRB) that followed the merger of this binary was also recorded by the Fermi Gamma-ray Burst Monitor (Fermi-GBM), and the Anti-Coincidence Shield for the Spectrometer for the International Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Laboratory (INTEGRAL), indicating particle acceleration by the source. The precise location of the event was determined by optical detections of emission following the merger. We searched for high-energy neutrinos from the merger in the GeV-EeV energy range using the Antares, IceCube, and Pierre Auger Observatories. No neutrinos directionally coincident with the source were detected within ± 500 s around the merger time. Additionally, no MeV neutrino burst signal was detected coincident with the merger. We further carried out an extended search in the direction of the source for high-energy neutrinos within the 14 day period following the merger, but found no evidence of emission. We used these results to probe dissipation mechanisms in relativistic outflows driven by the binary neutron star merger. The non-detection is consistent with model predictions of short GRBs observed at a large off-axis angle.

Publication Source (Journal or Book title)

Astrophysical Journal Letters

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