The third phase of the Borexino experiment that's referred to as SOX is devoted to test the hypothesis of the existence of one (or more) sterile neutrinos at a short baseline (∼5-10m). The experimental measurement will be made with artificial sources namely with a 144Ce-144Pr antineutrino source at the first stage (CeSOX) and possibly with a 51Cr neutrino source at the second one. The fixed 144Ce-144Pr sample will be placed beneath the detector in a special pit and the initial activity will be about 100 - 150 kCi. The start of data taking is scheduled for April 2018. The article gives a short description of the preparation for the first stage and shows the expected sensitivity.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Journal of Physics: Conference Series|
|State||Published - Dec 20 2017|
|Event||3rd International Conference on Particle Physics and Astrophysics, ICPPA 2017 - Moscow, Russian Federation|
Duration: Oct 2 2017 → Oct 5 2017
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)