Search for events in XENON1T associated with gravitational waves

(XENON Collaboration)

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We perform a blind search for particle signals in the XENON1T dark matter detector that occur close in time to gravitational-wave signals in the LIGO and Virgo observatories. No particle signal is observed in the nuclear recoil and electronic recoil channels within ±500 seconds of observations of the gravitational-wave signals GW170104, GW170729, GW170817, GW170818, and GW170823. We use this null result to constrain monoenergetic neutrinos and axion-like particles emitted in the closest coalescence GW170817, a binary neutron star merger. We set new upper limits on the fluence (time-integrated flux) of coincident neutrinos down to 17 keV at the 90% confidence level. Furthermore, we constrain the product of the coincident fluence and cross section of axion-like particles to be less than 10-29 cm2/cm2 in the [5.5-210] keV energy range at the 90% confidence level.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number072015
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number7
StatePublished - Oct 1 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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