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Title: Detection potential of the KM3NeT detector for high-energy neutrinos from the Fermi bubbles.
Author: The KM3NeT Collaboration
Canals Artigas, Miquel
Keywords: Astrofísica
Astrophysics
Issue Date: Feb-2013
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Abstract: 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-km3 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 km3 of instrumented volume. The effect of a possible lower cutoff is also considered.
Note: Versió postprint del document publicat a: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.astropartphys.2012.11.010
It is part of: Astroparticle Physics, 2013, vol. 42, p. 7-14
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2445/156018
Related resource: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.astropartphys.2012.11.010
ISSN: 0927-6505
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