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Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser. 142, 447-449

Search for a possible space-time correlation between high energy neutrinos and gamma-ray bursts[*]

T. Montaruli 1 - F. Ronga 2 for the MACRO collaboration 3

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1 - INFN, Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Bari, via Amendola 173, I-70126 Bari, Italy
2 - INFN, Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, P.O. Box 13, I-00044 Frascati, Italy
3 - For the collaboration list see (Ambrosio 1998a)

Received December 20, 1999; accepted January 4, 2000


We look for space-time correlations between 2233 gamma-bursts in the Batse Catalogs and 894 upward-going muons produced by neutrino interactions in the rock below or inside MACRO. Considering a search cone of $10^{\circ }$ around GRB directions and a time window of $\pm 200$ s we find 0 events to be compared to 0.035 expected background events due to atmospheric neutrinos. The corresponding upper limit (90$\%$ c.l.) is 0.87 10-9 cm-2 upward-going muons per average burst.

Key words: gamma-ray bursts (GRB)

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