PoS - Proceedings of Science
Volume 307 - XVII International Workshop on Neutrino Telescopes (NEUTEL2017) - Poster session – conveners: gabriella catanesi, laura patrizii, chiara sirignano
Blazar origin of some Icecube events
S. Sahu, L.S. Miranda and A. Rosales de Leon*
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Pre-published on: March 30, 2018
Published on: April 05, 2018
In 2015 the ANTARES collaboration presented a time dependent analysis of a selected number of flaring blazars to look for upward going muon events produced from the charge current interaction of the muon neutrinos. We use the same list of flaring blazars to look for a possible positional correlation with the IceCube neutrino events. In the context of the photohadronic model we propose that the neutrinos are produced within the nuclear region of the blazar where Fermi accelerated high energy protons interact with the background synchrotron/SSC photons. Although we found that some objects from the ANTARES list are within the error circles of a few IceCube events, the statistical analysis shows that none of these sources have a significant correlation.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.307.0079
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