Recent results from borexino

Borexino collaboration

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Abstract

The neutrino probability to interact is so faint that every attempt to detect the neutrino signal is an experimental challenge. Neutrinos freely escape from remote galaxies or from the deep of the Sun and they are natural carriers of precious information about regions otherwise unaccessible. Borexino is a large, unsegmented liquid-scintillator calorimeter built in the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso (LNGS) in Italy with the ambitious goal to study in real-time energy the single components of the solar neutrino spectrum. The record-low level of radioactive purity made possible to achieve an exceptional sensitivity especially at energies close and below few MeV. This contribution is aimed at reviewing the most important Borexino results and to discuss the future perspectives, emphasizing in particular the unique possibility of Borexino to aggress the measurement of the elusive CNO-neutrino component and to exploit the possible existence of a fourth sterile neutrino (SOX project).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 51st Rencontres de Moriond - 2016 Electroweak Interactions and Unified Theories, EW 2016
EditorsEtienne Auge, Jacques Dumarchez, Jean Tron Thanh Van
PublisherARISF
Pages171-178
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9782954640099
StatePublished - 2016
Event51st Rencontres de Moriond on Electroweak Interactions and Unified Theories, EW 2016 - La Thuile, Italy
Duration: Mar 12 2016Mar 19 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 51st Rencontres de Moriond - 2016 Electroweak Interactions and Unified Theories, EW 2016

Conference

Conference51st Rencontres de Moriond on Electroweak Interactions and Unified Theories, EW 2016
CountryItaly
CityLa Thuile
Period3/12/163/19/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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    Borexino collaboration (2016). Recent results from borexino. In E. Auge, J. Dumarchez, & J. Tron Thanh Van (Eds.), Proceedings of the 51st Rencontres de Moriond - 2016 Electroweak Interactions and Unified Theories, EW 2016 (pp. 171-178). (Proceedings of the 51st Rencontres de Moriond - 2016 Electroweak Interactions and Unified Theories, EW 2016). ARISF.