We report the measurement of the 8B solar neutrinos interaction rate with the Borexino detector. The extremly high radio-purity reached in the Borexino scintillator, combined with the efficient software rejection of cosmogenic background, allows to investigate the recoiled electron spectrum, induced by 8B solar neutrinos, down to the unprecedented energy threshold of 2.8 MeV. The rate of 8B solar neutrino interaction as measured through their scattering on the target electrons is 0.26 ± 0.04stat ± 0.02syst c/d/100 tons. This corresponds to an equivalent electron neutrino flux of (2.65 ± 0.44stat ± 0.18syst) × 106 cm- 2 s- 1, as derived from the elastic scattering only, in good agreement with existing measurements and predictions.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics