A SEARCH for ELECTRON ANTINEUTRINOS ASSOCIATED with GRAVITATIONAL-WAVE EVENTS GW150914 and GW151226 USING KAMLAND

A. Gando, Y. Gando, T. Hachiya, A. Hayashi, S. Hayashida, H. Ikeda, K. Inoue, K. Ishidoshiro, Y. Karino, M. Koga, S. Matsuda, T. Mitsui, K. Nakamura, S. Obara, T. Oura, H. Ozaki, I. Shimizu, Y. Shirahata, J. Shirai, A. SuzukiT. Takai, K. Tamae, Y. Teraoka, K. Ueshima, H. Watanabe, A. Kozlov, Y. Takemoto, S. Yoshida, K. Fushimi, A. Piepke, T. I. Banks, B. E. Berger, B. K. Fujikawa, T. O'Donnell, J. G. Learned, J. Maricic, M. Sakai, L. A. Winslow, E. Krupczak, J. Ouellet, Y. Efremenko, H. J. Karwowski, D. M. Markoff, W. Tornow, J. A. Detwiler, S. Enomoto, M. P. Decowski

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Abstract

We present a search, using KamLAND, a kiloton-scale anti-neutrino detector, for low-energy anti-neutrino events that were coincident with the gravitational-wave (GW) events GW150914 and GW151226, and the candidate event LVT151012. We find no inverse beta-decay neutrino events within ±500 s of either GW signal. This non-detection is used to constrain the electron anti-neutrino fluence and the total integrated luminosity of the astrophysical sources.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberL34
JournalAstrophysical Journal Letters
Volume829
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • gravitational waves
  • neutrinos

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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