Search for dark matter annihilations in the sun with the 79-string IceCube detector.

@article{Aartsen2013SearchFD,
  title={Search for dark matter annihilations in the sun with the 79-string IceCube detector.},
  author={Mark G. Aartsen and R. U. Abbasi and Yasser Abdou and Markus Ackermann and J. H. Adams and Juan Antonio Aguilar and Markus Ahlers and David Altmann and Jan Auffenberg and Xinhua Bai and Mark Baker and Steven W. Barwick and V. Baum and Ryan Bay and K. Beattie and James J. Beatty and Sabrina Bechet and Julia Becker Tjus and Kurt H. Becker and M. Bell and Mohamed Lotfi Benabderrahmane and Segev BenZvi and Jens Berdermann and Patrick Berghaus and David Berley and Elisa Bernardini and Anna Bernhard and Daniel Bertrand and David Z. Besson and Daniel Bindig and Martin Bissok and Erik Blaufuss and Jan Blumenthal and David J. Boersma and Stephanie M. Bohaichuk and Christian Bohm and Debanjan Bose and Sebastian B{\"o}ser and Olga Botner and Lionel Brayeur and A. M. Brown and Ronald Bruijn and J{\"u}rgen Brunner and Stijn Buitink and Michael Carson and James Casey and Martin Casier and Dmitry Chirkin and Brian John Christy and Ken Clark and Fabian Clevermann and S. D. Cohen and D. F. Cowen and A. H. Cruz Silva and Matthias Danninger and Jacob Daughhetee and J. C. Davis and C. De Clercq and Sam De Ridder and Paolo Desiati and G de Vries-Uiterweerd and M. de With and Tyce DeYoung and Juan Carlos D{\'i}az-V{\'e}lez and Jens Dreyer and Matthew Dunkman and Ryan Eagan and Benjamin Eberhardt and Jonathan Eisch and R. W. Ellsworth and Olle Engdeg{\aa}rd and Sebastian Euler and Paul A. Evenson and O. Fadiran and Ali R. Fazely and Anatoli Fedynitch and Jacob Feintzeig and Tom Feusels and Kirill Filimonov and Chad Finley and Tobias Fischer-Wasels and Samuel Flis and Anna Franckowiak and Robert Franke and Katharina Frantzen and T. Fuchs and Thomas K. Gaisser and J. Gallagher and Lisa Marie Gerhardt and Laura E. Gladstone and Thorsten Gl{\"u}senkamp and Azriel Goldschmidt and Geraldina Golup and Jordan A. Goodman and Dariusz G{\'o}ra and Darren Grant and A. Gross and M. Gurtner and Chang Hyon Ha and Abd Al Karim Haj Ismail and Allan Hallgren and Francis Halzen and Kael D. Hanson and David Heereman and Philip A. Heimann and Dirk Heinen and Klaus Helbing and Robert Eugene Hellauer and Stephanie Virginia Hickford and Gary C. Hill and K. D. Hoffman and Ruth Hoffmann and Andreas Homeier and Kotoyo Hoshina and Warren Huelsnitz and Per Olof Hulth and Klas Hultqvist and Shahid Hussain and Aya Ishihara and Emanuel Jacobi and John E. Jacobsen and George S. Japaridze and Kyle Jero and Ola Jlelati and Basho Kaminsky and Alexander Kappes and Timo Karg and Albrecht Karle and John Lawrence Kelley and Joanna Kiryluk and Fabian Kislat and J. Kl{\"a}s and Spencer R. Klein and Jan-Hendrik K{\"o}hne and Georges Kohnen and Hermann Kolanoski and Lutz K{\"o}pke and Claudio Kopper and Sandro Kopper and D. Jason Koskinen and Marek Kowalski and Mark Krasberg and G{\"o}sta Kroll and Jan Kunnen and Naoko Kurahashi and Takao Kuwabara and Mathieu L. M. Labare and Hagar Landsman and Michael James Larson and Mariola Lesiak-Bzdak and Julia Leute and Jan D. L{\"u}nemann and J. Madsen and Reina Maruyama and Keiichi Mase and Howard S. Matis and Frank McNally and Kevin J. Meagher and Martin Merck and P{\'e}ter M{\'e}sz{\'a}ros and Thomas Meures and Sandra Miarecki and Eike Middell and Natalie Milke and J. Miller and Lars Mohrmann and Teresa Montaruli and Robert M. Morse and Rolf Nahnhauer and Uwe Naumann and Hans Niederhausen and Sarah C. Nowicki and David R. Nygren and Anna Obertacke and Sirin Odrowski and Alexander R. Olivas and Miguel Olivo and Aongus O'Murchadha and Larissa Paul and Joshua A. Pepper and Carlos P{\'e}rez de los Heros and Carl Pfendner and Damian Pieloth and Norbert Pirk and Jonas Posselt and P. Buford Price and Gerald T. Przybylski and Leif R{\"a}del and Katherine Rawlins and Peter Christian Redl and Elisa Resconi and Wolfgang Rhode and Mathieu Ribordy and Michael Richman and Benedikt Riedel and Jo{\~a}o Paulo Rodrigues and Carsten Rott and Tim Ruhe and Bakhtiyar Ruzybayev and Dirk Ryckbosch and Sabine M. Saba and T. Salameh and Heinz Georg Sander and Marcos Santander and Subir Sarkar and Kai Schatto and Mario Scheel and Florian Scheriau and Timothy W. Schmidt and Martin Schmitz and Sebastian Schoenen and Sebastian Sch{\"o}neberg and L. Sch{\"o}nherr and Arne Sch{\"o}nwald and Anne Schukraft and Lukas Schulte and O. Schulz and David Seckel and S. h. Seo and Yolanda Sestayo and Surujhdeo Seunarine and Chris Sheremata and M. W. E. Smith and Michael Soiron and Dennis Soldin and G. M. Spiczak and Christian Spiering and Michael Stamatikos and Todor Stanev and Alexander Stasik and Thorsten Stezelberger and Robert G. Stokstad and Achim St{\"o}{\ss}l and Erik A. Strahler and Rickard Str{\"o}m and Gregory W. Sullivan and Henric Taavola and Ignacio Taboada and Alessio Tamburro and Samvel Ter-Antonyan and Serap Tilav and Patrick A. Toale and Simona Toscano and Marcel Usner and D van der Drift and Nick van Eijndhoven and A Van Overloop and Jakob van Santen and Markus Vehring and Markus Voge and Matthias Vraeghe and Christian Walck and Tilo Waldenmaier and Marius Wallraff and R. Wasserman and C. Weaver and Mark Wellons and C. Wendt and Stefan Westerhoff and Nathan Whitehorn and Klaus Wiebe and Christopher Wiebusch and D. R. W. Williams and Henrike Wissing and Martin Wolf and Terri R. Wood and Kurt Woschnagg and C. Xu and D. L. Xu and X. Xu and Juan Pablo Y{\'a}{\~n}ez and Gaurang B. Yodh and Shigeru Yoshida and Pavel Zarzhitsky and Jan Ziemann and Simon Zierke and Anne Zilles and Marcel Zoll},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  year={2013},
  volume={110 13},
  pages={
          131302
        }
}
We have performed a search for muon neutrinos from dark matter annihilation in the center of the Sun with the 79-string configuration of the IceCube neutrino telescope. For the first time, the DeepCore subarray is included in the analysis, lowering the energy threshold and extending the search to the austral summer. The 317 days of data collected between June 2010 and May 2011 are consistent with the expected background from atmospheric muons and neutrinos. Upper limits are set on the dark… 

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