Low-Energy Neutrino Search for Dark Matter in the Galactic Center with IceCube-DeepCore
2014 (English)In: AIP Conference Proceedings, ISSN 0094-243X, E-ISSN 1551-7616, Vol. 1630, 89-93 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The cubic-kilometer sized IceCube neutrino observatory, constructed in the glacial ice at the South Pole, offers new opportunities for neutrino physics to reach lower neutrino energies with its in-fill array DeepCore. A set of analysis techniques where the outer layers of IceCube are used as a veto makes it possible to reject atmospheric muons and thereby allows low-energy neutrino searches to be performed above the horizon. With these techniques the Galactic Center, an important target in searches for self-annihilating dark matter, becomes accessible for IceCube. In this contribution, we present the status of the Galactic Center dark matter analysis, using more than 10 months of data taken with the 79-string configuration of IceCube-DeepCore, as well as the new veto techniques used in the analysis.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 1630, 89-93 p.
Dark Matter, WIMP, Galactic Center, IceCube, DeepCore
Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-112920DOI: 10.1063/1.4902779ISI: 000346054000018OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-112920DiVA: diva2:782188
6th International Workshop on Very Large Volume Neutrino Telescopes (VLVvT), AUG 05-13, 2013, Stockholm, SWEDEN