A search for astrophysical burst signals at the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory

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The Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) has confirmed the standard solar model and neutrino oscillations through the observation of neutrinos from the solar core. In this paper we present a search for neutrinos associated with sources other than the solar core, such as gammaray bursters and solar flares. We present a new method for looking for temporal coincidences between neutrino events and astrophysical bursts of widely varying intensity. No correlations were found between neutrinos detected in SNO and such astrophysical sources. Department of Physics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2R3, Canada Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, Canada Chemistry Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY 11973-5000 Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Physics, Department of Physics, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6, Canada Physics Department, University of Guelph, Guelph, 1 ar X iv :1 30 9. 09 10 v1 [ as tr oph .S R ] 4 S ep 2 01 3 Ontario N1G 2W1, Canada Department of Physics and Astronomy, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario P3E 2C6, Canada Institute for Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics and Nuclear Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720 Laboratório de Instrumentação e F́ısica Experimental de Part́ıculas, Av. Elias Garcia 14, 1, 1000-149 Lisboa, Portugal Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545 Department of Physics and Astronomy, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803 Laboratory for Nuclear Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139 Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Denys Wilkinson Building, Keble Road, Oxford OX1 3RH, UK Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6396 Department of Physics, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6, Canada Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, Didcot OX11 0QX, UK SNOLAB, Sudbury, ON P3Y 1M3, Canada Department of Physics, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712-0264 TRIUMF, 4004 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 2A3, Canada Center for Experimental Nuclear Physics and Astrophysics, and Department of Physics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 Present address: Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309 Present address: Department of Physics, University of California, Davis, CA Present address: Institüt für Experimentelle Kernphysik, Karlsruher Institüt für Technologie, Karlsruhe, Germany Present address: CERN, Geneva, Switzerland Present address: Department of Physics, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan Present address: Sanford Underground Research Laboratory, Lead, SD Present address: Center of Cosmology and Particle Astrophysics, National Taiwan University, Taiwan Present address: Department of Physics, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9, Canada Present address: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA Present address: Institute for Space Sciences, Freie Universität Berlin, Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Germany Present address: Department of Physics, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China Present address: Department of Physics and Astron

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@inproceedings{Aharmim2013ASF, title={A search for astrophysical burst signals at the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory}, author={B . Aharmim and Sumitha N Ahmed and Aubra Elan Anthony and Nuno M. Pedrosa de Barros and Emilio Beier and Alain Bellerive and Brady E. Beltran and Michael Bergevin and Steve D. Biller and K . Boudjemline and Marc G Boulay and Bin Cai and Y. D. Chan and Dilip Singh Chauhan and M. Chen and Bryan Cleveland and Geoff Cox and Xi Dai and Hong-zhong Deng and Jason A. Detwiler and Marguerite DiMarco and M. D. Diamond and Peter J. Doe and George Doucas and P Drouin and Freddie Duncan and Michael Dunford and Elizabeth D. Earle and Steven R. Elliott and Harry C. Evans and G . T . Ewan and Jean-Pierre Farine and H . Fergani and Fabrice Fleurot and Robert J. Ford and Joseph A. Formaggio and Nathan Gagnon and Rebecca L Hahn and A . L . Hallin and E . D . Hallman and Patricia J. Harvey and Ryuta Hazama and W . J . Heintzelman and John Heise and R . L . Helmer and Andrew Hime and C. Douglas Howard and M. Huang and P . Jagam and Brice Jamieson and Kara Keeter and John R. Klein and Laszlo Kormos and Milan Kos and Christiane Kraus and Christina Krauss and Anne Kr{\"{u}ger and T . Kutter and Christopher C. M. Kyba and Ron Lange and Jaros Law and Ian T. Lawson and Kevin T. Lesko and Julian R. Leslie and Ira N. Levine and James C. Loach and Rachel Maclellan and Steve Majerus and Harry Mak and J . Maneira and R. Martin and Noel McCauley and A. Bruce McDonald and Sean R McGee and Michael L. Miller and Stephan Reitzner and Keith Rielage and Brian C. Robertson and Jeffery A. Secrest and Stephan R. Seibert and Olivier Simard and Jamesina J. Simpson and Dan Sinclair and P . Skensved and T. J. Sonley}, year={2013} }