Search for ultra-high-energy neutrinos with AMANDA-II

M. Ackermann, J. Adams, J. Ahrens, K. Andeen, J. Auffenberg, X. Bai, B. Baret, S. W. Barwick, R. Bay, K. Beattie, T. Becka, J. K. Becker, K. H. Becker, M. Beimforde, P. Berghaus, D. Berley, E. Bernardini, D. Bertrand, D. Z. Besson, E. BlaufussD. J. Boersma, C. Bohm, J. Bolmont, S. Böser, O. Botner, A. Bouchta, J. Braun, T. Burgess, T. Castermans, D. Chirkin, B. Christy, J. Clem, D. F. Cowen, M. V. D'Agostino, A. Davour, C. T. Day, C. De Clercq, L. Demirörs, F. Descamps, P. Desiati, G. De Vries-Uiterweerd, T. De Young, J. C. Diaz-Velez, J. Dreyer, J. P. Dumm, M. R. Duvoort, W. R. Edwards, R. Ehrlich, J. Eisch, R. W. Ellsworth, P. A. Evenson, O. Fadiran, A. R. Fazely, K. Filimonov, C. Finley, M. M. Foerster, B. D. Fox, A. Franckowiak, R. Franke, T. K. Gaisser, J. Gallagher, R. Ganugapati, H. Geenen, L. Gerhardt, A. Goldschmidt, J. A. Goodman, R. Gozzini, T. Griesel, A. Grob, S. Grullon, R. M. Gunasingha, M. Gurtner, C. Ha, A. Halloren, F. Halzen, K. Han, K. Hanson, D. Hardtke, R. Hardtke, Y. Hasegawa, T. Hauschildt, J. Heise, K. Helbing, M. Hellwig, P. Herquet, G. C. Hill, J. Hodges, K. D. Hoffman, B. Hommez, K. Hoshina, D. Hubert, B. Hughey, J. P. Hülß, P. O. Hulth, K. Hultqvist, S. Hundertmark, M. Inaba, A. Ishihara, J. Jacobsen, G. S. Japaridze, H. Johansson, J. M. Joseph, K. H. Kampert, A. Kappes, T. Karg, A. Karle, H. Kawai, J. L. Kelley, J. Kiryluk, F. Kislat, N. Kitamura, S. R. Klein, S. Klepser, G. Kohnen, H. Kolanoski, L. Köpke, M. Kowalski, T. Kowarik, M. Krasberg, K. Kuehn, T. Kuwabara, M. Labare, K. Laihem, H. Landsman, R. Lauer, H. Leich, D. Leier, I. Liubarsky, J. Lundberg, J. Lünemann, J. Madsen, R. Maruyama, K. Mase, H. S. Matis, T. Mccauley, C. P. Mcparland, K. Meagher, A. Meli, T. Messarius, P. Mészáros, H. Miyamoto, T. Montaruli, A. Morey, R. Morse, S. M. Movit, K. Munich, R. Nahnhauer, J. W. Nam, P. Nieben, D. R. Nygren, A. Olivas, M. Ono, S. Patton, C. Pérez De Los Heros, A. Piegsa, D. Pieloth, A. C. Pohl, R. Porrata, J. Pretz, P. B. Price, G. T. Przybylski, K. Rawlins, S. Razzaque, P. Redl, E. Resconi, W. Rhode, M. Ribordy, A. Rizzo, S. Robbins, W. J. Robbins, P. Roth, F. Rothmaier, C. Rott, C. Roucelle, D. Rutledge, D. Ryckbosch, H. G. Sander, S. Sarkar, K. Satalecka, S. Schlenstedt, T. Schmidt, D. Schneider, O. Schultz, D. Seckel, B. Semburg, S. H. Seo, Y. Sestayo, S. Seunarine, A. Silvestri, A. J. Smith, C. Song, G. M. Spiczak, C. Spiering, M. Stamatikos, T. Stanev, T. Stezelberger, R. G. Stokstad, M. C. Stoufer, S. Stoyanov, E. A. Strahler, T. Straszheim, K. H. Sulanke, G. W. Sullivan, T. J. Sumner, Q. Swillens, I. Taboada, O. Tarasova, A. Tepe, L. Thollander, S. Tilav, M. Tluczykont, P. A. Toale, D. Tosi, D. Turčan, N. Van Eundhoven, J. Vandenbroucke, A. Van Overloop, V. Viscomi, C. Vogt, B. Voigt, W. Wagner, C. Walck, H. Waldmann, T. Waldenmaier, M. Walter, Y. R. Wang, C. Wendt, C. H. Wiebusch, C. Wiedemann, G. Wikström, D. R. Williams, R. Wischnewski, H. Wissing, K. Woschnagg, X. W. Xu, G. Yodh, S. Yoshida, J. D. Zornoza

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Abstract

A search for diffuse neutrinos with energies in excess of 105 GeV is conducted with AMANDA-II data recorded between 2000 and 2002. Above 107 GeV, the Earth is essentially opaque to neutrinos. This fact, combined with the limited overburden of the AMANDA-II detector (roughly 1.5 km), concentrates these ultra-high-energy neutrinos at the horizon. The primary background for this analysis is bundles of downgoing, high-energy muons from the interaction of cosmic rays in the atmosphere. No statistically significant excess above the expected background is seen in the data, and an upper limit is set on the diffuse all-flavor neutrino flux of E2Φ 90%Cl < 2.7 × 10-7 GeV cm-2 s -1 sr-1 valid over the energy range of 2 × 10 5 to 109 GeV. A number of models that predict neutrino fluxes from active galactic nuclei are excluded at the 90% confidence level.

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Pages (from-to)1014-1024
Number of pages11
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Volume675
Issue number2
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Publication statusPublished - Mar 10 2008

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Ackermann, M., Adams, J., Ahrens, J., Andeen, K., Auffenberg, J., Bai, X., ... Zornoza, J. D. (2008). Search for ultra-high-energy neutrinos with AMANDA-II. Astrophysical Journal, 675(2), 1014-1024. https://doi.org/10.1086/527046

Search for ultra-high-energy neutrinos with AMANDA-II. / Ackermann, M.; Adams, J.; Ahrens, J.; Andeen, K.; Auffenberg, J.; Bai, X.; Baret, B.; Barwick, S. W.; Bay, R.; Beattie, K.; Becka, T.; Becker, J. K.; Becker, K. H.; Beimforde, M.; Berghaus, P.; Berley, D.; Bernardini, E.; Bertrand, D.; Besson, D. Z.; Blaufuss, E.; Boersma, D. J.; Bohm, C.; Bolmont, J.; Böser, S.; Botner, O.; Bouchta, A.; Braun, J.; Burgess, T.; Castermans, T.; Chirkin, D.; Christy, B.; Clem, J.; Cowen, D. F.; D'Agostino, M. V.; Davour, A.; Day, C. T.; De Clercq, C.; Demirörs, L.; Descamps, F.; Desiati, P.; De Vries-Uiterweerd, G.; De Young, T.; Diaz-Velez, J. C.; Dreyer, J.; Dumm, J. P.; Duvoort, M. R.; Edwards, W. R.; Ehrlich, R.; Eisch, J.; Ellsworth, R. W.; Evenson, P. A.; Fadiran, O.; Fazely, A. R.; Filimonov, K.; Finley, C.; Foerster, M. M.; Fox, B. D.; Franckowiak, A.; Franke, R.; Gaisser, T. K.; Gallagher, J.; Ganugapati, R.; Geenen, H.; Gerhardt, L.; Goldschmidt, A.; Goodman, J. A.; Gozzini, R.; Griesel, T.; Grob, A.; Grullon, S.; Gunasingha, R. M.; Gurtner, M.; Ha, C.; Halloren, A.; Halzen, F.; Han, K.; Hanson, K.; Hardtke, D.; Hardtke, R.; Hasegawa, Y.; Hauschildt, T.; Heise, J.; Helbing, K.; Hellwig, M.; Herquet, P.; Hill, G. C.; Hodges, J.; Hoffman, K. D.; Hommez, B.; Hoshina, K.; Hubert, D.; Hughey, B.; Hülß, J. P.; Hulth, P. O.; Hultqvist, K.; Hundertmark, S.; Inaba, M.; Ishihara, A.; Jacobsen, J.; Japaridze, G. S.; Johansson, H.; Joseph, J. M.; Kampert, K. H.; Kappes, A.; Karg, T.; Karle, A.; Kawai, H.; Kelley, J. L.; Kiryluk, J.; Kislat, F.; Kitamura, N.; Klein, S. R.; Klepser, S.; Kohnen, G.; Kolanoski, H.; Köpke, L.; Kowalski, M.; Kowarik, T.; Krasberg, M.; Kuehn, K.; Kuwabara, T.; Labare, M.; Laihem, K.; Landsman, H.; Lauer, R.; Leich, H.; Leier, D.; Liubarsky, I.; Lundberg, J.; Lünemann, J.; Madsen, J.; Maruyama, R.; Mase, K.; Matis, H. S.; Mccauley, T.; Mcparland, C. P.; Meagher, K.; Meli, A.; Messarius, T.; Mészáros, P.; Miyamoto, H.; Montaruli, T.; Morey, A.; Morse, R.; Movit, S. M.; Munich, K.; Nahnhauer, R.; Nam, J. W.; Nieben, P.; Nygren, D. R.; Olivas, A.; Ono, M.; Patton, S.; De Los Heros, C. Pérez; Piegsa, A.; Pieloth, D.; Pohl, A. C.; Porrata, R.; Pretz, J.; Price, P. B.; Przybylski, G. T.; Rawlins, K.; Razzaque, S.; Redl, P.; Resconi, E.; Rhode, W.; Ribordy, M.; Rizzo, A.; Robbins, S.; Robbins, W. J.; Roth, P.; Rothmaier, F.; Rott, C.; Roucelle, C.; Rutledge, D.; Ryckbosch, D.; Sander, H. G.; Sarkar, S.; Satalecka, K.; Schlenstedt, S.; Schmidt, T.; Schneider, D.; Schultz, O.; Seckel, D.; Semburg, B.; Seo, S. H.; Sestayo, Y.; Seunarine, S.; Silvestri, A.; Smith, A. J.; Song, C.; Spiczak, G. M.; Spiering, C.; Stamatikos, M.; Stanev, T.; Stezelberger, T.; Stokstad, R. G.; Stoufer, M. C.; Stoyanov, S.; Strahler, E. A.; Straszheim, T.; Sulanke, K. H.; Sullivan, G. W.; Sumner, T. J.; Swillens, Q.; Taboada, I.; Tarasova, O.; Tepe, A.; Thollander, L.; Tilav, S.; Tluczykont, M.; Toale, P. A.; Tosi, D.; Turčan, D.; Van Eundhoven, N.; Vandenbroucke, J.; Van Overloop, A.; Viscomi, V.; Vogt, C.; Voigt, B.; Wagner, W.; Walck, C.; Waldmann, H.; Waldenmaier, T.; Walter, M.; Wang, Y. R.; Wendt, C.; Wiebusch, C. H.; Wiedemann, C.; Wikström, G.; Williams, D. R.; Wischnewski, R.; Wissing, H.; Woschnagg, K.; Xu, X. W.; Yodh, G.; Yoshida, S.; Zornoza, J. D.

In: Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 675, No. 2, 10.03.2008, p. 1014-1024.

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Ackermann, M, Adams, J, Ahrens, J, Andeen, K, Auffenberg, J, Bai, X, Baret, B, Barwick, SW, Bay, R, Beattie, K, Becka, T, Becker, JK, Becker, KH, Beimforde, M, Berghaus, P, Berley, D, Bernardini, E, Bertrand, D, Besson, DZ, Blaufuss, E, Boersma, DJ, Bohm, C, Bolmont, J, Böser, S, Botner, O, Bouchta, A, Braun, J, Burgess, T, Castermans, T, Chirkin, D, Christy, B, Clem, J, Cowen, DF, D'Agostino, MV, Davour, A, Day, CT, De Clercq, C, Demirörs, L, Descamps, F, Desiati, P, De Vries-Uiterweerd, G, De Young, T, Diaz-Velez, JC, Dreyer, J, Dumm, JP, Duvoort, MR, Edwards, WR, Ehrlich, R, Eisch, J, Ellsworth, RW, Evenson, PA, Fadiran, O, Fazely, AR, Filimonov, K, Finley, C, Foerster, MM, Fox, BD, Franckowiak, A, Franke, R, Gaisser, TK, Gallagher, J, Ganugapati, R, Geenen, H, Gerhardt, L, Goldschmidt, A, Goodman, JA, Gozzini, R, Griesel, T, Grob, A, Grullon, S, Gunasingha, RM, Gurtner, M, Ha, C, Halloren, A, Halzen, F, Han, K, Hanson, K, Hardtke, D, Hardtke, R, Hasegawa, Y, Hauschildt, T, Heise, J, Helbing, K, Hellwig, M, Herquet, P, Hill, GC, Hodges, J, Hoffman, KD, Hommez, B, Hoshina, K, Hubert, D, Hughey, B, Hülß, JP, Hulth, PO, Hultqvist, K, Hundertmark, S, Inaba, M, Ishihara, A, Jacobsen, J, Japaridze, GS, Johansson, H, Joseph, JM, Kampert, KH, Kappes, A, Karg, T, Karle, A, Kawai, H, Kelley, JL, Kiryluk, J, Kislat, F, Kitamura, N, Klein, SR, Klepser, S, Kohnen, G, Kolanoski, H, Köpke, L, Kowalski, M, Kowarik, T, Krasberg, M, Kuehn, K, Kuwabara, T, Labare, M, Laihem, K, Landsman, H, Lauer, R, Leich, H, Leier, D, Liubarsky, I, Lundberg, J, Lünemann, J, Madsen, J, Maruyama, R, Mase, K, Matis, HS, Mccauley, T, Mcparland, CP, Meagher, K, Meli, A, Messarius, T, Mészáros, P, Miyamoto, H, Montaruli, T, Morey, A, Morse, R, Movit, SM, Munich, K, Nahnhauer, R, Nam, JW, Nieben, P, Nygren, DR, Olivas, A, Ono, M, Patton, S, De Los Heros, CP, Piegsa, A, Pieloth, D, Pohl, AC, Porrata, R, Pretz, J, Price, PB, Przybylski, GT, Rawlins, K, Razzaque, S, Redl, P, Resconi, E, Rhode, W, Ribordy, M, Rizzo, A, Robbins, S, Robbins, WJ, Roth, P, Rothmaier, F, Rott, C, Roucelle, C, Rutledge, D, Ryckbosch, D, Sander, HG, Sarkar, S, Satalecka, K, Schlenstedt, S, Schmidt, T, Schneider, D, Schultz, O, Seckel, D, Semburg, B, Seo, SH, Sestayo, Y, Seunarine, S, Silvestri, A, Smith, AJ, Song, C, Spiczak, GM, Spiering, C, Stamatikos, M, Stanev, T, Stezelberger, T, Stokstad, RG, Stoufer, MC, Stoyanov, S, Strahler, EA, Straszheim, T, Sulanke, KH, Sullivan, GW, Sumner, TJ, Swillens, Q, Taboada, I, Tarasova, O, Tepe, A, Thollander, L, Tilav, S, Tluczykont, M, Toale, PA, Tosi, D, Turčan, D, Van Eundhoven, N, Vandenbroucke, J, Van Overloop, A, Viscomi, V, Vogt, C, Voigt, B, Wagner, W, Walck, C, Waldmann, H, Waldenmaier, T, Walter, M, Wang, YR, Wendt, C, Wiebusch, CH, Wiedemann, C, Wikström, G, Williams, DR, Wischnewski, R, Wissing, H, Woschnagg, K, Xu, XW, Yodh, G, Yoshida, S & Zornoza, JD 2008, 'Search for ultra-high-energy neutrinos with AMANDA-II', Astrophysical Journal, vol. 675, no. 2, pp. 1014-1024. https://doi.org/10.1086/527046
Ackermann M, Adams J, Ahrens J, Andeen K, Auffenberg J, Bai X et al. Search for ultra-high-energy neutrinos with AMANDA-II. Astrophysical Journal. 2008 Mar 10;675(2):1014-1024. https://doi.org/10.1086/527046
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title = "Search for ultra-high-energy neutrinos with AMANDA-II",
abstract = "A search for diffuse neutrinos with energies in excess of 105 GeV is conducted with AMANDA-II data recorded between 2000 and 2002. Above 107 GeV, the Earth is essentially opaque to neutrinos. This fact, combined with the limited overburden of the AMANDA-II detector (roughly 1.5 km), concentrates these ultra-high-energy neutrinos at the horizon. The primary background for this analysis is bundles of downgoing, high-energy muons from the interaction of cosmic rays in the atmosphere. No statistically significant excess above the expected background is seen in the data, and an upper limit is set on the diffuse all-flavor neutrino flux of E2Φ 90{\%}Cl < 2.7 × 10-7 GeV cm-2 s -1 sr-1 valid over the energy range of 2 × 10 5 to 109 GeV. A number of models that predict neutrino fluxes from active galactic nuclei are excluded at the 90{\%} confidence level.",
author = "M. Ackermann and J. Adams and J. Ahrens and K. Andeen and J. Auffenberg and X. Bai and B. Baret and Barwick, {S. W.} and R. Bay and K. Beattie and T. Becka and Becker, {J. K.} and Becker, {K. H.} and M. Beimforde and P. Berghaus and D. Berley and E. Bernardini and D. Bertrand and Besson, {D. Z.} and E. Blaufuss and Boersma, {D. J.} and C. Bohm and J. Bolmont and S. B{\"o}ser and O. Botner and A. Bouchta and J. Braun and T. Burgess and T. Castermans and D. Chirkin and B. Christy and J. Clem and Cowen, {D. F.} and D'Agostino, {M. V.} and A. Davour and Day, {C. T.} and {De Clercq}, C. and L. Demir{\"o}rs and F. Descamps and P. Desiati and {De Vries-Uiterweerd}, G. and {De Young}, T. and Diaz-Velez, {J. C.} and J. Dreyer and Dumm, {J. P.} and Duvoort, {M. R.} and Edwards, {W. R.} and R. Ehrlich and J. Eisch and Ellsworth, {R. W.} and Evenson, {P. A.} and O. Fadiran and Fazely, {A. R.} and K. Filimonov and C. Finley and Foerster, {M. M.} and Fox, {B. D.} and A. Franckowiak and R. Franke and Gaisser, {T. K.} and J. Gallagher and R. Ganugapati and H. Geenen and L. Gerhardt and A. Goldschmidt and Goodman, {J. A.} and R. Gozzini and T. Griesel and A. Grob and S. Grullon and Gunasingha, {R. M.} and M. Gurtner and C. Ha and A. Halloren and F. Halzen and K. Han and K. Hanson and D. Hardtke and R. Hardtke and Y. Hasegawa and T. Hauschildt and J. Heise and K. Helbing and M. Hellwig and P. Herquet and Hill, {G. C.} and J. Hodges and Hoffman, {K. D.} and B. Hommez and K. Hoshina and D. Hubert and B. Hughey and H{\"u}l{\ss}, {J. P.} and Hulth, {P. O.} and K. Hultqvist and S. Hundertmark and M. Inaba and A. Ishihara and J. Jacobsen and Japaridze, {G. S.} and H. Johansson and Joseph, {J. M.} and Kampert, {K. H.} and A. Kappes and T. Karg and A. Karle and H. Kawai and Kelley, {J. L.} and J. Kiryluk and F. Kislat and N. Kitamura and Klein, {S. R.} and S. Klepser and G. Kohnen and H. Kolanoski and L. K{\"o}pke and M. Kowalski and T. Kowarik and M. Krasberg and K. Kuehn and T. Kuwabara and M. Labare and K. Laihem and H. Landsman and R. Lauer and H. Leich and D. Leier and I. Liubarsky and J. Lundberg and J. L{\"u}nemann and J. Madsen and R. Maruyama and K. Mase and Matis, {H. S.} and T. Mccauley and Mcparland, {C. P.} and K. Meagher and A. Meli and T. Messarius and P. M{\'e}sz{\'a}ros and H. Miyamoto and T. Montaruli and A. Morey and R. Morse and Movit, {S. M.} and K. Munich and R. Nahnhauer and Nam, {J. W.} and P. Nieben and Nygren, {D. R.} and A. Olivas and M. Ono and S. Patton and {De Los Heros}, {C. P{\'e}rez} and A. Piegsa and D. Pieloth and Pohl, {A. C.} and R. Porrata and J. Pretz and Price, {P. B.} and Przybylski, {G. T.} and K. Rawlins and S. Razzaque and P. Redl and E. Resconi and W. Rhode and M. Ribordy and A. Rizzo and S. Robbins and Robbins, {W. J.} and P. Roth and F. Rothmaier and C. Rott and C. Roucelle and D. Rutledge and D. Ryckbosch and Sander, {H. G.} and S. Sarkar and K. Satalecka and S. Schlenstedt and T. Schmidt and D. Schneider and O. Schultz and D. Seckel and B. Semburg and Seo, {S. H.} and Y. Sestayo and S. Seunarine and A. Silvestri and Smith, {A. J.} and C. Song and Spiczak, {G. M.} and C. Spiering and M. Stamatikos and T. Stanev and T. Stezelberger and Stokstad, {R. G.} and Stoufer, {M. C.} and S. Stoyanov and Strahler, {E. A.} and T. Straszheim and Sulanke, {K. H.} and Sullivan, {G. W.} and Sumner, {T. J.} and Q. Swillens and I. Taboada and O. Tarasova and A. Tepe and L. Thollander and S. Tilav and M. Tluczykont and Toale, {P. A.} and D. Tosi and D. Turčan and {Van Eundhoven}, N. and J. Vandenbroucke and {Van Overloop}, A. and V. Viscomi and C. Vogt and B. Voigt and W. Wagner and C. Walck and H. Waldmann and T. Waldenmaier and M. Walter and Wang, {Y. R.} and C. Wendt and Wiebusch, {C. H.} and C. Wiedemann and G. Wikstr{\"o}m and Williams, {D. R.} and R. Wischnewski and H. Wissing and K. Woschnagg and Xu, {X. W.} and G. Yodh and S. Yoshida and Zornoza, {J. D.}",
year = "2008",
month = "3",
day = "10",
doi = "10.1086/527046",
language = "English",
volume = "675",
pages = "1014--1024",
journal = "Astrophysical Journal",
issn = "0004-637X",
number = "2",

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Search for ultra-high-energy neutrinos with AMANDA-II

AU - Ackermann, M.

AU - Adams, J.

AU - Ahrens, J.

AU - Andeen, K.

AU - Auffenberg, J.

AU - Bai, X.

AU - Baret, B.

AU - Barwick, S. W.

AU - Bay, R.

AU - Beattie, K.

AU - Becka, T.

AU - Becker, J. K.

AU - Becker, K. H.

AU - Beimforde, M.

AU - Berghaus, P.

AU - Berley, D.

AU - Bernardini, E.

AU - Bertrand, D.

AU - Besson, D. Z.

AU - Blaufuss, E.

AU - Boersma, D. J.

AU - Bohm, C.

AU - Bolmont, J.

AU - Böser, S.

AU - Botner, O.

AU - Bouchta, A.

AU - Braun, J.

AU - Burgess, T.

AU - Castermans, T.

AU - Chirkin, D.

AU - Christy, B.

AU - Clem, J.

AU - Cowen, D. F.

AU - D'Agostino, M. V.

AU - Davour, A.

AU - Day, C. T.

AU - De Clercq, C.

AU - Demirörs, L.

AU - Descamps, F.

AU - Desiati, P.

AU - De Vries-Uiterweerd, G.

AU - De Young, T.

AU - Diaz-Velez, J. C.

AU - Dreyer, J.

AU - Dumm, J. P.

AU - Duvoort, M. R.

AU - Edwards, W. R.

AU - Ehrlich, R.

AU - Eisch, J.

AU - Ellsworth, R. W.

AU - Evenson, P. A.

AU - Fadiran, O.

AU - Fazely, A. R.

AU - Filimonov, K.

AU - Finley, C.

AU - Foerster, M. M.

AU - Fox, B. D.

AU - Franckowiak, A.

AU - Franke, R.

AU - Gaisser, T. K.

AU - Gallagher, J.

AU - Ganugapati, R.

AU - Geenen, H.

AU - Gerhardt, L.

AU - Goldschmidt, A.

AU - Goodman, J. A.

AU - Gozzini, R.

AU - Griesel, T.

AU - Grob, A.

AU - Grullon, S.

AU - Gunasingha, R. M.

AU - Gurtner, M.

AU - Ha, C.

AU - Halloren, A.

AU - Halzen, F.

AU - Han, K.

AU - Hanson, K.

AU - Hardtke, D.

AU - Hardtke, R.

AU - Hasegawa, Y.

AU - Hauschildt, T.

AU - Heise, J.

AU - Helbing, K.

AU - Hellwig, M.

AU - Herquet, P.

AU - Hill, G. C.

AU - Hodges, J.

AU - Hoffman, K. D.

AU - Hommez, B.

AU - Hoshina, K.

AU - Hubert, D.

AU - Hughey, B.

AU - Hülß, J. P.

AU - Hulth, P. O.

AU - Hultqvist, K.

AU - Hundertmark, S.

AU - Inaba, M.

AU - Ishihara, A.

AU - Jacobsen, J.

AU - Japaridze, G. S.

AU - Johansson, H.

AU - Joseph, J. M.

AU - Kampert, K. H.

AU - Kappes, A.

AU - Karg, T.

AU - Karle, A.

AU - Kawai, H.

AU - Kelley, J. L.

AU - Kiryluk, J.

AU - Kislat, F.

AU - Kitamura, N.

AU - Klein, S. R.

AU - Klepser, S.

AU - Kohnen, G.

AU - Kolanoski, H.

AU - Köpke, L.

AU - Kowalski, M.

AU - Kowarik, T.

AU - Krasberg, M.

AU - Kuehn, K.

AU - Kuwabara, T.

AU - Labare, M.

AU - Laihem, K.

AU - Landsman, H.

AU - Lauer, R.

AU - Leich, H.

AU - Leier, D.

AU - Liubarsky, I.

AU - Lundberg, J.

AU - Lünemann, J.

AU - Madsen, J.

AU - Maruyama, R.

AU - Mase, K.

AU - Matis, H. S.

AU - Mccauley, T.

AU - Mcparland, C. P.

AU - Meagher, K.

AU - Meli, A.

AU - Messarius, T.

AU - Mészáros, P.

AU - Miyamoto, H.

AU - Montaruli, T.

AU - Morey, A.

AU - Morse, R.

AU - Movit, S. M.

AU - Munich, K.

AU - Nahnhauer, R.

AU - Nam, J. W.

AU - Nieben, P.

AU - Nygren, D. R.

AU - Olivas, A.

AU - Ono, M.

AU - Patton, S.

AU - De Los Heros, C. Pérez

AU - Piegsa, A.

AU - Pieloth, D.

AU - Pohl, A. C.

AU - Porrata, R.

AU - Pretz, J.

AU - Price, P. B.

AU - Przybylski, G. T.

AU - Rawlins, K.

AU - Razzaque, S.

AU - Redl, P.

AU - Resconi, E.

AU - Rhode, W.

AU - Ribordy, M.

AU - Rizzo, A.

AU - Robbins, S.

AU - Robbins, W. J.

AU - Roth, P.

AU - Rothmaier, F.

AU - Rott, C.

AU - Roucelle, C.

AU - Rutledge, D.

AU - Ryckbosch, D.

AU - Sander, H. G.

AU - Sarkar, S.

AU - Satalecka, K.

AU - Schlenstedt, S.

AU - Schmidt, T.

AU - Schneider, D.

AU - Schultz, O.

AU - Seckel, D.

AU - Semburg, B.

AU - Seo, S. H.

AU - Sestayo, Y.

AU - Seunarine, S.

AU - Silvestri, A.

AU - Smith, A. J.

AU - Song, C.

AU - Spiczak, G. M.

AU - Spiering, C.

AU - Stamatikos, M.

AU - Stanev, T.

AU - Stezelberger, T.

AU - Stokstad, R. G.

AU - Stoufer, M. C.

AU - Stoyanov, S.

AU - Strahler, E. A.

AU - Straszheim, T.

AU - Sulanke, K. H.

AU - Sullivan, G. W.

AU - Sumner, T. J.

AU - Swillens, Q.

AU - Taboada, I.

AU - Tarasova, O.

AU - Tepe, A.

AU - Thollander, L.

AU - Tilav, S.

AU - Tluczykont, M.

AU - Toale, P. A.

AU - Tosi, D.

AU - Turčan, D.

AU - Van Eundhoven, N.

AU - Vandenbroucke, J.

AU - Van Overloop, A.

AU - Viscomi, V.

AU - Vogt, C.

AU - Voigt, B.

AU - Wagner, W.

AU - Walck, C.

AU - Waldmann, H.

AU - Waldenmaier, T.

AU - Walter, M.

AU - Wang, Y. R.

AU - Wendt, C.

AU - Wiebusch, C. H.

AU - Wiedemann, C.

AU - Wikström, G.

AU - Williams, D. R.

AU - Wischnewski, R.

AU - Wissing, H.

AU - Woschnagg, K.

AU - Xu, X. W.

AU - Yodh, G.

AU - Yoshida, S.

AU - Zornoza, J. D.

PY - 2008/3/10

Y1 - 2008/3/10

N2 - A search for diffuse neutrinos with energies in excess of 105 GeV is conducted with AMANDA-II data recorded between 2000 and 2002. Above 107 GeV, the Earth is essentially opaque to neutrinos. This fact, combined with the limited overburden of the AMANDA-II detector (roughly 1.5 km), concentrates these ultra-high-energy neutrinos at the horizon. The primary background for this analysis is bundles of downgoing, high-energy muons from the interaction of cosmic rays in the atmosphere. No statistically significant excess above the expected background is seen in the data, and an upper limit is set on the diffuse all-flavor neutrino flux of E2Φ 90%Cl < 2.7 × 10-7 GeV cm-2 s -1 sr-1 valid over the energy range of 2 × 10 5 to 109 GeV. A number of models that predict neutrino fluxes from active galactic nuclei are excluded at the 90% confidence level.

AB - A search for diffuse neutrinos with energies in excess of 105 GeV is conducted with AMANDA-II data recorded between 2000 and 2002. Above 107 GeV, the Earth is essentially opaque to neutrinos. This fact, combined with the limited overburden of the AMANDA-II detector (roughly 1.5 km), concentrates these ultra-high-energy neutrinos at the horizon. The primary background for this analysis is bundles of downgoing, high-energy muons from the interaction of cosmic rays in the atmosphere. No statistically significant excess above the expected background is seen in the data, and an upper limit is set on the diffuse all-flavor neutrino flux of E2Φ 90%Cl < 2.7 × 10-7 GeV cm-2 s -1 sr-1 valid over the energy range of 2 × 10 5 to 109 GeV. A number of models that predict neutrino fluxes from active galactic nuclei are excluded at the 90% confidence level.

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