The Borexino experiment located in the Gran Sasso National Laboratory, is an organic liquid scintillator detector conceived for the real time spectroscopy of low energy solar neutrinos. The phase-I of the data taking campaign (2007 - 2010) has allowed the first independent measurements of 7Be and pep solar neutrino fluxes as well as the first measurement of anti-neutrinos from the Earth. After a purification of the scintillator, Borexino is now in phase-II since 2011. Thanks to the unprecedented background levels, we have performed the first flux measurement of neutrinos from the fundamental pp reaction which powers the Sun. We review this breakthrough result and other recent results, including the latest review of our terrestrial neutrino analysis. We also discuss the upcoming measurements on middle energy solar neutrino spectral components (pep, CNO) and the new project SOX devoted to the study of sterile neutrinos via the use of a neutrino source placed in close proximity of the detector's active material.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||EPJ Web of Conferences|
|State||Published - Nov 4 2016|
|Event||4th International Conference on New Frontiers in Physics, ICNFP 2015 - Crete, Greece|
Duration: Aug 23 2015 → Aug 30 2015
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)