All-flavour search for neutrinos from dark matter annihilations in the Milky Way with IceCube/DeepCore

@article{Aartsen2016AllflavourSF,
  title={All-flavour search for neutrinos from dark matter annihilations in the Milky Way with IceCube/DeepCore},
  author={Mark G. Aartsen and K. J. Abraham and Markus Ackermann and J. H. Adams and Juan Antonio Aguilar and Markus Ahlers and Maximilian Ahrens and David Altmann and Karen Andeen and Tyler Brooks Anderson and I. Ansseau and Gisela Anton and M. Archinger and Carlos A. Arguelles and Timothy C. Arlen and Jan Auffenberg and Spencer N. Axani and Xinhua Bai and Steven W. Barwick and V. Baum and Ryan Bay and James J. Beatty and Julia Becker Tjus and Kathrin Becker and Segev Y. BenZvi and Patrick Berghaus and David Berley and Elisa Bernardini and Anna Bernhard and David Z. Besson and Gary Binder and Daniel Bindig and Martin Bissok and Erik Blaufuss and S. Blot and David J. Boersma and Christian Bohm and Mathis B{\"o}rner and Fabian Bos and Debanjan Bose and Sebastian B{\"o}ser and Olga Botner and J. Braun and Lionel Brayeur and Hans-Peter Bretz and A. Burgman and James Casey and Martin Casier and E. Cheung and Dmitry Chirkin and Asen Christov and Ken Clark and Lew Classen and Stefan Coenders and Gabriel H. Collin and Janet M. Conrad and D. F. Cowen and A. H. Cruz Silva and Jacob Daughhetee and J. C. Davis and Melanie Day and J. P. A. M. de Andr{\'e} and C. De Clercq and E. del Pino Rosendo and Hans Peter Dembinski and Sjoerd de Ridder and Paolo Desiati and K. D. de Vries and G. de Wasseige and M. de With and Tyce DeYoung and Juan Carlos D{\'i}az-V{\'e}lez and V. di Lorenzo and H. Dujmovic and Jonathan Dumm and Matthew Dunkman and Benjamin Eberhardt and Thomas Ehrhardt and Bj{\"o}rn Eichmann and Sebastian Euler and Paul A. Evenson and Sam Fahey and Ali R. Fazely and Jacob Feintzeig and John Felde and Kirill Filimonov and Chad Finley and Samuel Flis and C.-C. F{\"o}sig and Anna Franckowiak and Tomasz Fuchs and Thomas K. Gaisser and Romain Gaior and J. Gallagher and Lisa Marie Gerhardt and Karim Ghorbani and William Giang and Laura E. Gladstone and M. Glagla and Thorsten Gl{\"u}senkamp and Azriel Goldschmidt and Geraldina Golup and J. G. Gonzalez and Dariusz G{\'o}ra and Darren Grant and Zachary Griffith and Christian Haack and A. Haj Ismail and Allan Hallgren and Francis Halzen and E. V. Hansen and Britta Hansmann and Timothy Hansmann and Kael D. Hanson and Dustin Hebecker and David Heereman and Klaus Helbing and Robert Eugene Hellauer and Stephanie Virginia Hickford and Joshua Hignight and Gary C. Hill and Kara D. Hoffman and Ruth Hoffmann and Kilian Holzapfel and Andreas Homeier and Kotoyo Hoshina and F. Huang and Martin E. Huber and Warren Huelsnitz and Klas Hultqvist and Seongjin In and Aya Ishihara and Emanuel Jacobi and George S. Japaridze and Minjin Jeong and Kyle Jero and B. J. P. Jones and Matej Jurkovi{\vc} and Alexander Kappes and Timo Karg and Albrecht Karle and Uli Katz and Matthew Kauer and Azadeh Keivani and John Lawrence Kelley and Julian Kemp and Ali Kheirandish and M. S. Kim and T. Kintscher and Joanna Kiryluk and Teresa Kittler and Spencer R. Klein and Georges Kohnen and Ramesh Koirala and Hermann Kolanoski and R. Konietz and Lutz K{\"o}pke and Claudio Kopper and Sandro Kopper and D. Jason Koskinen and Marek Kowalski and Kai Michael Krings and Mike Kroll and G. Kr{\"u}ckl and C. Kr{\"u}ger and Jan Kunnen and Samridha Kunwar and Naoko Kurahashi and Takao Kuwabara and Mathieu L. M. Labare and Justin Lanfranchi and Michael James Larson and D. Lennarz and Mariola Lesiak-Bzdak and Martin Leuermann and J. Leuner and L. Lu and Jan D. L{\"u}nemann and J. Madsen and Giuliano Maggi and K. Mahn and Sarah Mancina and Matthias Mandelartz and Reina Maruyama and Keiichi Mase and Ryan Maunu and Frank McNally and Kevin J. Meagher and Morten Medici and M. Meier and Athina Meli and Thorben Menne and G. Merino and Thomas Meures and Sandra Miarecki and Eike Middell and Lars Mohrmann and Teresa Montaruli and M. Moulai and Rolf Nahnhauer and Uwe Naumann and Gary L. Neer and Hans Niederhausen and Sarah C. Nowicki and David R. Nygren and A. Obertacke Pollmann and Alexander R. Olivas and Ahmad Omairat and Aongus O'Murchadha and Tomasz Palczewski and Hershal Pandya and Daria Pankova and {\"O}mer Penek and Joshua A. Pepper and Carlos P{\'e}rez de los Heros and Carl Pfendner and Damian Pieloth and Elisa Pinat and Jonas Posselt and P. Buford Price and Gerald T. Przybylski and Melissa Quinnan and C. Raab and Leif R{\"a}del and M. Rameez and Katherine Rawlins and Ren{\'e} Reimann and Matthew Relich and Elisa Resconi and Wolfgang Rhode and Michael Richman and Benedikt Riedel and S. M. Robertson and Martin Rongen and Carsten Rott and Tim Ruhe and Dirk Ryckbosch and Devyn Rysewyk and Lucia Sabbatini and S. E. Sanchez Herrera and Alexander Sandrock and J. Sandroos and Subir Sarkar and Konstancja Satalecka and Michael Schimp and Philipp Schlunder and Timothy W. Schmidt and Sebastian Schoenen and Sebastian Sch{\"o}neberg and Arne Sch{\"o}nwald and L. Schumacher and David Seckel and Surujhdeo Seunarine and Dennis Soldin and M. Song and G. M. Spiczak and Christian Spiering and M. Stahlberg and Michael Stamatikos and Todor Stanev and Alexander Stasik and Anna Steuer and Thorsten Stezelberger and Robert G. Stokstad and Achim St{\"o}{\ss}l and Rickard Str{\"o}m and Nora Linn Strotjohann and Gregory W. Sullivan and Michael S. Sutherland and Henric Taavola and Ignacio J. Taboada and Joulien Tatar and F. Tenholt and Samvel Ter-Antonyan and Andrii Terliuk and Gordana Tesic and Serap Tilav and Patrick A. Toale and M. N. Tobin and Simona Toscano and Delia Tosi and Maria Tselengidou and Andrea Turcati and Elisabeth Unger and Marcel Usner and Sofia Vallecorsa and Justin Vandenbroucke and N. van Eijndhoven and Stijn Vanheule and M. van Rossem and J. van Santen and J. Veenkamp and Markus Vehring and Markus Voge and Matthias Vraeghe and Christian Walck and A. Wallace and Marius Wallraff and Nancy Wandkowsky and C. Weaver and C. Wendt and Stefan Westerhoff and B. J. Whelan and Stefan Wickmann and Klaus Wiebe and Christopher Wiebusch and Logan Wille and D. R. W. Williams and L. Wills and Henrike Wissing and Matthias Wolf and Terri R. Wood and E. Woolsey and Kurt Woschnagg and D. L. Xu and X. Xu and Y. Xu and Juan Pablo Y{\'a}{\~n}ez and Gaurang B. Yodh and Shigeru Yoshida and Marcel Zoll},
  journal={The European Physical Journal C},
  year={2016},
  volume={76},
  pages={1-14}
}
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