Observation of a neutrino burst in coincidence with supernova 1987A in the large magellanic cloud

R. M. Bionta, G. Blewitt, C. B. Bratton, D. Casper, A. Ciocio, R. Claus, B. Cortez, M. Crouch, S. T. Dye, S. Errede, G. W. Foster, W. Gajewski, K. S. Ganezer, M. Goldhaber, T. J. Haines, T. W. Jones, D. Kielczewska, W. R. Kropp, J. G. Learned, J. M. LoSeccoJ. Matthews, R. Miller, M. S. Mudan, H. S. Park, L. R. Price, F. Reines, J. Schultz, S. Seidel, E. Shumard, D. Sinclair, H. W. Sobel, J. L. Stone, L. R. Sulak, R. Svoboda, G. Thornton, J. C. Van Der Velde, C. Wuest

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Abstract

A burst of eight neutrino events preceding the optical detection of the supernova in the Large Magellanic cloud has been observed in a large underground water Cherenkov detector. The events span an interval of six seconds and have visible energies in the range 2040 MeV.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1494-1496
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume58
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

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    Bionta, R. M., Blewitt, G., Bratton, C. B., Casper, D., Ciocio, A., Claus, R., Cortez, B., Crouch, M., Dye, S. T., Errede, S., Foster, G. W., Gajewski, W., Ganezer, K. S., Goldhaber, M., Haines, T. J., Jones, T. W., Kielczewska, D., Kropp, W. R., Learned, J. G., ... Wuest, C. (1987). Observation of a neutrino burst in coincidence with supernova 1987A in the large magellanic cloud. Physical review letters, 58(14), 1494-1496. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.58.1494