Search for dark matter from the Galactic halo with the IceCube Neutrino Telescope

Academic Article

Abstract

  • Self-annihilating or decaying dark matter in the Galactic halo might produce high energy neutrinos detectable with neutrino telescopes. We have conducted a search for such a signal using 276 days of data from the IceCube 22-string configuration detector acquired during 2007 and 2008. The effect of halo model choice in the extracted limit is reduced by performing a search that considers the outer halo region and not the Galactic Center. We constrain any large scale neutrino anisotropy and are able to set a limit on the dark matter self-annihilation cross section of <\sigma_{A}v> \simeq 10^{-22} cm^3/s for WIMP masses above 1 TeV, assuming a monochromatic neutrino line spectrum.
  • Authors

  • Abbasi, R
  • Abdou, Y
  • Abu-Zayyad, T
  • Adams, J
  • Aguilar, JA
  • Ahlers, M
  • Andeen, K
  • Auffenberg, J
  • Bai, X
  • Baker, M
  • Barwick, SW
  • Bay, R
  • Alba, JL Bazo
  • Beattie, K
  • Beatty, JJ
  • Bechet, S
  • Becker, JK
  • Becker, K-H
  • Benabderrahmane, ML
  • BenZvi, S
  • Berdermann, J
  • Berghaus, P
  • Berley, D
  • Bernardini, E
  • Bertrand, D
  • Besson, DZ
  • Bindig, D
  • Bissok, M
  • Blaufuss, E
  • Blumenthal, J
  • Boersma, DJ
  • Bohm, C
  • Bose, D
  • Boeser, S
  • Botner, O
  • Braun, J
  • Brown, AM
  • Buitink, S
  • Carson, M
  • Chirkin, D
  • Christy, B
  • Clem, J
  • Clevermann, F
  • Cohen, S
  • Colnard, C
  • Cowen, DF
  • D'Agostino, MV
  • Danninger, M
  • Daughhetee, J
  • Davis, JC
  • De Clercq, C
  • Demiroers, L
  • Denger, T
  • Depaepe, O
  • Descamps, F
  • Desiati, P
  • de Vries-Uiterweerd, G
  • DeYoung, T
  • Diaz-Velez, JC
  • Dierckxsens, M
  • Dreyer, J
  • Dumm, JP
  • Ehrlich, R
  • Eisch, J
  • Ellsworth, RW
  • Engdegard, O
  • Euler, S
  • Evenson, PA
  • Fadiran, O
  • Fazely, AR
  • Fedynitch, A
  • Feusels, T
  • Filimonov, K
  • Finley, C
  • Fischer-Wasels, T
  • Foerster, MM
  • Fox, BD
  • Franckowiak, A
  • Franke, R
  • Gaisser, TK
  • Gallagher, J
  • Geisler, M
  • Gerhardt, L
  • Gladstone, L
  • Gluesenkamp, T
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  • Goodman, JA
  • Grant, D
  • Griesel, T
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  • Grullon, S
  • Gurtner, M
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  • Hallgren, A
  • Halzen, F
  • Han, K
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  • Heinen, D
  • Helbing, K
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  • Hickford, S
  • Hill, GC
  • Hoffman, KD
  • Homeier, A
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  • Kislat, Fabian
  • Klein, SR
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  • Rodrigues, JP
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  • Seo, SH
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  • Seunarine, S
  • Silvestri, A
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  • Spiczak, GM
  • Spiering, C
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  • Stanev, T
  • Stephens, G
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  • Stokstad, RG
  • Stoyanov, S
  • Strahler, EA
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  • Stuer, M
  • Sullivan, GW
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  • Tepe, A
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  • Voigt, B
  • Walck, C
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  • Wallraff, M
  • Walter, M
  • Weaver, Ch
  • Wendt, C
  • Westerhoff, S
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  • Wiebe, K
  • Wiebusch, CH
  • Williams, DR
  • Wischnewski, R
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  • Wolf, M
  • Woschnagg, K
  • Xu, C
  • Xu, XW
  • Yodh, G
  • Yoshida, S
  • Zarzhitsky, P
  • Collaboration, IceCube
  • Status

    Publication Date

  • July 29, 2011
  • Published In

  • Physical Review D  Journal
  • Keywords

  • astro-ph.HE
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Start Page

  • 022004
  • Volume

  • 84
  • Issue

  • 2