INSTITUTO DE FISICA LA PLATA
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
congresos y reuniones científicas
Searches for galactic neutron sources with the Pierre Auger Observatory
THE PIERRE AUGER COLLABORATION.; S. J. SCIUTTO
Rio de Janeiro
Conferencia; 33rd International Cosmic Ray Conference; 2013
A flux of neutrons from an astrophysical source within our Galaxy would be detected by the PierreAuger surface detector as an excess of air showers arriving from the direction of the source. In order to reduce thestatistical penalty incurred by multiple trials, classes of candidate sources are analyzed collectively as target sets or?stacks?. Individual candidate sources are weighted in proportion to their electromagnetic flux and to their exposureto the Auger Observatory. The results are summarized as a combined p-value for each of the stacks, along withinformation about the candidate source with the minimum individual p-value in each stack. No significant excessflux is found from the targets considered.