Publications [#248777] of Christopher Walter

Papers Published
  1. Ikeda, M; Takeda, A; Fukuda, Y; Vagins, MR; Abe, K; Iida, T; Ishihara, K; Kameda, J; Koshio, Y; Minamino, A; Mitsuda, C; Miura, M; Moriyama, S; Nakahata, M; Obayashi, Y; Ogawa, H; Sekiya, H; Shiozawa, M; Suzuki, Y; 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, S; Desai, S; Dufour, F; Kearns, E; Likhoded, S; Litos, M; Raaf, JL; Stone, JL; Sulak, LR et al., Search for supernova neutrino bursts at super-kamiokande, The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 669 no. 1 (2007), pp. 519-524 [pdf], [doi] .

    We report the results of a search for neutrino bursts from supernova explosions using the Super-Kamiokande detector. Super-Kamiokande is sensitive to core-collapse supernova explosions via observation of their neutrino emissions. The expected number of events comprising such a burst is ∼104, and the average energy of the neutrinos is in the range of a few tens of MeV for a core-collapse supernova explosion at a typical distance in our galaxy (10 kpc); this strong signal means that the detection efficiency anywhere within our galaxy and well past the Magellanic Clouds should be 100%. We examined a data set taken from 1996 May to 2001 July, and from 2002 December to 2005 October, corresponding to 2589.2 live days. However, there is no evidence of such a supernova explosion during the data-taking period. The 90% CL. upper limit on the rate of core-collapse supernova explosions out to distances of 100 kpc is found to be 0.32 SN yr-1. © 2007. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.