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A search for core-collapse supernovae using the MiniBooNE neutrino detector

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Article number032001
Journal publication date5/02/2010
JournalPhysical Review D – Particles and Fields
Number of pages6
Original languageEnglish


We present a search for core-collapse supernovae in the Milky Way galaxy, using the MiniBooNE neutrino detector. No evidence is found for core-collapse supernovae occurring in our Galaxy in the period from December 14, 2004 to July 31, 2008, corresponding to 98% live time for collection. We set a limit on the core-collapse supernova rate out to a distance of 13.4 kpc to be less than 0.69 supernovae per year at 90% C.L.

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