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  Limits on the flux of tau neutrinos from 1 PeV to 3 EeV with the MAGIC telescopes

MAGIC Collaboration, Ahnen, M. L., Ansoldi, S., Antonelli, L. A., Arcaro, C., Baack, D., et al. (2018). Limits on the flux of tau neutrinos from 1 PeV to 3 EeV with the MAGIC telescopes. Astroparticle Physics, (102), 77. Retrieved from https://publications.mppmu.mpg.de/?action=search&mpi=MPP-2018-378.

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Ahnen, M. L.1, Author
Ansoldi, S.1, Author
Antonelli, L. A.1, Author
Arcaro, C.1, Author
Baack, D.1, Author
Babić, A.1, Author
Banerjee, B.1, Author
Bangale, P.1, Author
Barres de Almeida, U.1, Author
Barrio, J. A.1, Author
Becerra González, J.1, Author
Bednarek, W.1, Author
Bernardini, E.1, Author
Berse, R. Ch.1, Author
Berti, A.1, Author
Bhattacharyya, W.1, Author
Biland, A.1, Author
Blanch, O.1, Author
Bonnoli, G.1, Author
Carosi, R.1, AuthorCarosi, A.1, AuthorCeribella, G.1, AuthorChatterjee, A.1, AuthorColak, S. M.1, AuthorColin, P.1, AuthorColombo, E.1, AuthorContreras, J. L.1, AuthorCortina, J.1, AuthorCovino, S.1, AuthorCumani, P.1, AuthorDa Vela, P.1, AuthorDazzi, F.1, AuthorDe Angelis, A.1, AuthorDe Lotto, B.1, AuthorDelfino, M.1, AuthorDelgado, J.1, AuthorDi Pierro, F.1, AuthorDomínguez, A.1, AuthorDominis Prester, D.1, AuthorDorner, D.1, AuthorDoro, M.1, AuthorEinecke, S.1, AuthorElsaesser, D.1, AuthorFallah Ramazani, V.1, AuthorFernández-Barral, A.1, AuthorFidalgo, D.1, AuthorFonseca, M. V.1, AuthorFont, L.1, AuthorFruck, C.1, AuthorGalindo, D.1, AuthorGarcía López, R. J.1, AuthorGarczarczyk, M.1, AuthorGaug, M.1, AuthorGiammaria, P.1, AuthorGodinović, N.1, AuthorGóra, D.1, AuthorGuberman, D.1, AuthorHadasch, D.1, AuthorHahn, A.1, AuthorHassan, T.1, AuthorHayashida, M.1, AuthorHerrera, J.1, AuthorHose, J.1, AuthorHrupec, D.1, AuthorIshio, K.1, AuthorKonno, Y.1, AuthorKubo, H.1, AuthorKushida, J.1, AuthorKuveždić, D.1, AuthorLelas, D.1, AuthorLindfors, E.1, AuthorLombardi, S.1, AuthorLongo, F.1, AuthorLópez, M.1, AuthorMaggio, C.1, AuthorMajumdar, P.1, AuthorMakariev, M.1, AuthorManeva, G.1, AuthorManganaro, M.1, AuthorMannheim, K.1, AuthorMaraschi, L.1, AuthorMariotti, M.1, AuthorMartínez, M.1, AuthorMasuda, S.1, AuthorMazin, D.1, AuthorMielke, K.1, AuthorMinev, M.1, AuthorMiranda, J. M.1, AuthorMirzoyan, R.1, AuthorMoralejo, A.1, AuthorMoreno, V.1, AuthorMoretti, E.1, AuthorNagayoshi, T.1, AuthorNeustroev, V.1, AuthorNiedzwiecki, A.1, AuthorNievas Rosillo, M.1, AuthorNigro, C.1, AuthorNilsson, K.1, AuthorNinci, D.1, AuthorNishijima, K.1, AuthorNoda, K.1, AuthorNogués, L.1, AuthorPaiano, S.1, AuthorPalacio, J.1, AuthorPaneque, D.1, AuthorPaoletti, R.1, AuthorParedes, J. M.1, AuthorPedaletti, G.1, AuthorPeresano, M.1, AuthorPersic, M.1, AuthorPrada Moroni, P. G.1, AuthorPrandini, E.1, AuthorPuljak, I.1, AuthorGarcia, J. R.1, AuthorReichardt, I.1, AuthorRhode, W.1, AuthorRibó, M.1, AuthorRico, J.1, AuthorRighi, C.1, AuthorRugliancich, A.1, AuthorSaito, T.1, AuthorSatalecka, K.1, AuthorSchweizer, T.1, AuthorSitarek, J.1, AuthorŠnidarić, I.1, AuthorSobczynska, D.1, AuthorStamerra, A.1, AuthorStrzys, M.1, AuthorSurić, T.1, AuthorTakahashi, M.1, AuthorTakalo, L.1, AuthorTavecchio, F.1, AuthorTemnikov, P.1, AuthorTerzić, T.1, AuthorTeshima, M.1, AuthorTorres-Albà, N.1, AuthorTreves, A.1, AuthorTsujimoto, S.1, AuthorVanzo, G.1, AuthorVazquez Acosta, M.1, AuthorVovk, I.1, AuthorWard, J. E.1, AuthorWill, M.1, AuthorZarić, D.1, Author more..
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 Abstract: A search for tau neutrino induced showers with the MAGIC telescopes is presented. The MAGIC telescopes located at an altitude of 2200 m a.s.l. in the Canary Island of La Palma, can point towards the horizon or a few degrees below across an azimuthal range of about 80 degrees. This provides a possibility to search for air showers induced by tau leptons arising from interactions of tau neutrinos in the Earth crust or the surrounding ocean. In this paper we show how such air showers can be discriminated from the background of very inclined hadronic showers by using Monte Carlo simulations. Taking into account the orography of the site, the point source acceptance and the event rates expected have been calculated for a sample of generic neutrino fluxes from photo-hadronic interactions in AGNs. The analysis of about 30 hours of data taken towards the sealeads to a 90\% C.L. point source limit for tau neutrinos in the energy range from $1.0 \times 10^{15}$ eV to $3.0 \times 10^{18}$ eV of about $E_{\nu_{\tau}}^{2}\times \phi (E_{\nu_{\tau}}) < 2.0 \times 10^{-4}$ GeV cm$^{-2}$ s$^{-1}$ for an assumed power-law neutrino spectrum with spectral index $\gamma$=-2. However, with 300 hours and in case of an optimistic neutrino flare model, limits of the level down to $E_{\nu_{\tau}}^{2}\times \phi (E_{\nu_{\tau}}) < 8.4 \times 10^{-6}$ GeV cm$^{-2}$ s$^{-1}$ can be expected.

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