JARNE Cecilia Gisele
A search for point sources of EeV photons
THE PIERRE AUGER COLABORATION;C. JARNE
IOP PUBLISHING LTD
Lugar: Londres; Año: 2014 p. 1 - 35
Measurements of air showers made using the hybrid technique developed with the ﬂuorescence and surface detectors of the Pierre Auger Observatory allow a sensitive search for point sources of EeV photons anywhere in the exposed sky. A multivariate analysis reduces the background of hadronic cosmic rays. The search is sensitive to a declination band from −85◦ to +20◦, in an energy range from 10^17.3 eV to 10^18.5 eV. No photon point source has been detected. An upper limit on the photon ﬂux has been derived for every direction, and none exceeds 0.25 eV cm−2s−1 assuming a photon spectral index of −2. These upper limits constrain scenarios in which EeV cosmic ray protons are emitted by non-transient sources in the Galaxy.