A SEARCH FOR ELECTRON ANTINEUTRINOS ASSOCIATED WITH GRAVITATIONAL-WAVE EVENTS GW150914 AND GW151226 USING KAMLAND

@article{Gando2016ASF,
  title={A SEARCH FOR ELECTRON ANTINEUTRINOS ASSOCIATED WITH GRAVITATIONAL-WAVE EVENTS GW150914 AND GW151226 USING KAMLAND},
  author={KamLAND Collaboration A. Gando and Y. Gando and T. Hachiya and A. Hayashi and S. Hayashida and H. Ikeda and K. Inoue and K. Ishidoshiro and Y. Karino and M. Koga and S. Matsuda and T. Mitsui and K. Nakamura and S. Obara and T. Oura and H. Ozaki and I. Shimizu and Y. Shirahata and J. Shirai and A. Suzuki and T. Takai and K. Tamae and Y. Teraoka and K. Ueshima and H. Watanabe and A. Kozolov and Y. Takemoto and S. Yoshida and K. Fushimi and A. Piepke and T. I. Banks and B. E. Berger and B. K. Fujikawa and T. O’Donnell and J. Learned and J. Mari{\vc}i{\'c} and M. Sakai and L. A. Winslow and E. Krupczak and J. Ouellet and Y. Efremenko and H. J. Karwowski and D. Markoff and W. Tornow and J. Detwiler and S. Enomoto and M. P. Decowski},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2016},
  volume={829}
}
  • KamLAND Collaboration A. Gando, Y. Gando, +44 authors M. P. Decowski
  • Published 2016
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • 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. 
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