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On the possibility of detecting the burst from the collapse of a neutron star into a black hole
Walter Fulgione 1,3 and
Gianni Navarra 1,2,3
Received 21 July 1998 / Accepted 29 March 1999
The possibility of detecting the burst from the collapse of a neutron star into a black hole is discussed for an existing SN neutrino detector.
The expected signal has been evaluated on the basis of the model predictions on the emission and compared with the detector background. The experimental conditions are discussed in order to maximize the signal to noise ratio.
A fraction up to (depending on the energy spectrum) of the stars of our Galaxy, distributed through distances which extent up to the Galactic Center, could be observed by a liquid scintillator detector such as the Large Volume Detector at Gran Sasso.
Key words: black hole physics stars: neutron
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Online publication: June 18, 1999