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Searching for prompt signatures of nearby core-collapse supernovae by a joint analysis of neutrino and gravitational wave data

Leonor, I. and Cadonati, L. and Coccia, E. and D’Antonio, S. and Di Credico, A. and Fafone, V. and Frey, R. and Fulgione, W. and Katsavounidis, E. and Ott, C. D. and Pagliaroli, G. and Scholberg, K. and Thrane, E. and Vissani, F. (2010) Searching for prompt signatures of nearby core-collapse supernovae by a joint analysis of neutrino and gravitational wave data. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 27 (8). Art. No. 084019. ISSN 0264-9381.

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We discuss the science motivations and prospects for a joint analysis of gravitational wave (GW) and low-energy neutrino data to search for prompt signals from nearby supernovae (SNe). Both gravitational wave and low-energy neutrinos are expected to be produced in the innermost region of a core-collapse supernova, and a search for coincident signals would probe the processes which power a supernova explosion. It is estimated that the current generation of neutrino and gravitational wave detectors would be sensitive to galactic core-collapse supernovae, and would also be able to detect electromagnetically dark SNe. A joint GW-neutrino search would enable improvements to searches by way of lower detection thresholds, larger distance range, better live-time coverage by a network of GW and neutrino detectors, and increased significance of candidate detections. A close collaboration between the GW and neutrino communities for such a search will thus go far toward realizing a much sought-after astrophysics goal of detecting the next nearby supernova.

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Additional Information:© 2010 IOP Publishing Ltd. Received 14 November 2009, in final form 30 December 2009. Published 6 April 2010. CD Ott is partly supported by the National Science Foundation under grant number AST- 0855535.
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Subject Keywords:Gravitation and cosmology ; Particle physics and field theory ; Astrophysics and astroparticles
Issue or Number:8
Classification Code:PACS: 04.30.Tv, 04.80.Nn, 95.30.Cq, 95.30.Sf, 95.55.Vj, 95.55.Ym, 95.85.Ry, 95.85.Sz, 97.60.Bw ; MSC: 83C35 Gravitational waves 85A05 Galactic and stellar dynamics
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Official Citation:I Leonor et al 2010 Class. Quantum Grav. 27 084019 doi: 10.1088/0264-9381/27/8/084019
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:30 Nov 2010 19:08
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