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

ANTARES Collaboration, IceCube Collaboration, The Pierre Auger Collaboration, LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberL35
Number of pages18
JournalAstrophysical Journal Letters
Volume850
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017

Keywords

  • gamma-ray burst: general
  • gravitational waves
  • neutrinos

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ANTARES Collaboration, IceCube Collaboration, The Pierre Auger Collaboration, & LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration (2017). Search for High-energy Neutrinos from Binary Neutron Star Merger GW170817 with ANTARES, IceCube, and the Pierre Auger Observatory. Astrophysical Journal Letters, 850(2), [L35]. https://doi.org/10.3847/2041-8213/aa9aed
ANTARES Collaboration ; IceCube Collaboration ; The Pierre Auger Collaboration ; LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration. / Search for High-energy Neutrinos from Binary Neutron Star Merger GW170817 with ANTARES, IceCube, and the Pierre Auger Observatory. In: Astrophysical Journal Letters. 2017 ; Vol. 850, No. 2.
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ANTARES Collaboration, IceCube Collaboration, The Pierre Auger Collaboration & LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration 2017, 'Search for High-energy Neutrinos from Binary Neutron Star Merger GW170817 with ANTARES, IceCube, and the Pierre Auger Observatory' Astrophysical Journal Letters, vol. 850, no. 2, L35. https://doi.org/10.3847/2041-8213/aa9aed

Search for High-energy Neutrinos from Binary Neutron Star Merger GW170817 with ANTARES, IceCube, and the Pierre Auger Observatory. / ANTARES Collaboration; IceCube Collaboration; The Pierre Auger Collaboration; LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration.

In: Astrophysical Journal Letters, Vol. 850, No. 2, L35, 01.12.2017.

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AU - André, M.

AU - Anghinolfi, M.

AU - Ardid, M.

AU - Aubert, J. J.

AU - Aublin, J.

AU - Avgitas, T.

AU - Baret, B.

AU - Barrios-Martí, J.

AU - Basa, S.

AU - Belhorma, B.

AU - Bertin, V.

AU - Biagi, S.

AU - Bormuth, R.

AU - Bourret, S.

AU - Bouwhuis, M. C.

AU - Brânzaş, H.

AU - Bruijn, R.

AU - Brunner, J.

AU - Busto, J.

AU - Capone, A.

AU - Caramete, L.

AU - Carr, J.

AU - Celli, S.

AU - El Moursli, R. Cherkaoui

AU - Chiarusi, T.

AU - Circella, M.

AU - Coelho, J. A.B.

AU - Coleiro, A.

AU - Coniglione, R.

AU - Costantini, H.

AU - Coyle, P.

AU - Creusot, A.

AU - Díaz, A. F.

AU - Deschamps, A.

AU - De Bonis, G.

AU - Distefano, C.

AU - Di Palma, I.

AU - Domi, A.

AU - Donzaud, C.

AU - Dornic, D.

AU - Drouhin, D.

AU - Eberl, T.

AU - Bojaddaini, I. El

AU - Khayati, N. El

AU - Elsässer, D.

AU - Enzenhöfer, A.

AU - Ettahiri, A.

AU - Fassi, F.

AU - Felis, I.

AU - Fusco, L. A.

AU - Gay, P.

AU - Giordano, V.

AU - Glotin, H.

AU - Grégoire, T.

AU - Ruiz, R. Gracia

AU - Graf, K.

AU - Hallmann, S.

AU - Van Haren, H.

AU - Heijboer, A. J.

AU - Hello, Y.

AU - Hernández-Rey, J. J.

AU - Hößl, J.

AU - Hofestädt, J.

AU - Illuminati, G.

AU - James, C. W.

AU - De Jong, M. D.

AU - Jongen, M.

AU - Kadler, M.

AU - Kalekin, O.

AU - Katz, U.

AU - Kießling, D.

AU - Kouchner, A.

AU - Kreter, M.

AU - Kreykenbohm, I.

AU - Kulikovskiy, V.

AU - Lachaud, C.

AU - Lahmann, R.

AU - Lefèvre, D.

AU - Leonora, E.

AU - Lotze, M.

AU - Loucatos, S.

AU - Marcelin, M.

AU - Margiotta, A.

AU - Marinelli, A.

AU - Martínez-Mora, J. A.

AU - Mele, R.

AU - Melis, K.

AU - Michael, T.

AU - Migliozzi, P.

AU - Moussa, A.

AU - Navas, S.

AU - Nezri, E.

AU - Organokov, M.

AU - Pǎvǎlaş, G. E.

AU - Pellegrino, C.

AU - Perrina, C.

AU - Piattelli, P.

AU - Popa, V.

AU - Pradier, T.

AU - Quinn, L.

AU - Racca, C.

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AU - Saldaña, M.

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AU - Sapienza, P.

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AU - Vivolo, D.

AU - Vizzoca, A.

AU - Wilms, J.

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AU - Zúñiga, J.

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AU - Ackermann, M.

AU - Adams, J.

AU - Aguilar, J. A.

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AU - Ahrens, M.

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AU - Anderson, T.

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AU - Besson, D. Z.

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AU - Deyoung, T.

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AU - Dujmovic, H.

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AU - Gallagher, J.

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AU - Hallgren, A.

AU - Halzen, F.

AU - Hanson, K.

AU - Hebecker, D.

AU - Heereman, D.

AU - Helbing, K.

AU - Hellauer, R.

AU - Hickford, S.

AU - Hignight, J.

AU - Ackley, K.

AU - Ashton, G

AU - Biscoveanu, S.

AU - Goncharov, B.

AU - McNeill, L.

AU - Sammut, L.

AU - Smith, R. J.E.

AU - Talbot, C.

AU - Thrane, E.

AU - Whittle, C.

AU - Zhu, X. J.

AU - ANTARES Collaboration

AU - IceCube Collaboration

AU - The Pierre Auger Collaboration

AU - LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration

PY - 2017/12/1

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N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

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KW - gravitational waves

KW - neutrinos

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ANTARES Collaboration, IceCube Collaboration, The Pierre Auger Collaboration, LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration. Search for High-energy Neutrinos from Binary Neutron Star Merger GW170817 with ANTARES, IceCube, and the Pierre Auger Observatory. Astrophysical Journal Letters. 2017 Dec 1;850(2). L35. https://doi.org/10.3847/2041-8213/aa9aed