Recent results from Borexino

B. Caccianiga, G. Bellini, Jay Burton Benziger, D. Bick, G. Bonfini, D. Bravo, Frank Calaprice, A. Caminata, P. Cavalcante, A. Chavarria, A. Chepurnov, D. D’Angelo, S. Davini, A. Derbin, A. Empl, A. Etenko, K. Fomenko, D. Franco, F. Gabriele, C. GalbiatiS. Gazzana, C. Ghiano, M. Giammarchi, M. Goeger-Neff, A. Goretti, C. Hagner, E. Hungerford, Aldo Ianni, Andrea Ianni, M. Kaiser, V. V. Kobychev, D. Korablev, G. Korga, D. Kryn, M. Laubenstein, B. Lehnert, T. Lewke, E. Litvinovich, P. Lombardi, F. Lombardi, L. Ludhova, G. Lukyanchenko, I. Machulin, S. Manecki, W. Maneschg, S. Marcocci, Q. Meindl, E. Meroni, M. Meyer, L. Miramonti, M. Montuschi, M. Misiaszek, P. Mosteiro, V. Muratova, L. Oberauer, M. Obolensky, F. Ortica, K. Otis, M. Pallavicini, L. Papp, L. Perasso, A. Pocar, G. Ranucci, A. Razeto, A. Re, A. Romani, N. Rossi, R. Saldanha, C. Salvo, S. Schoenert, H. Simgen, M. Skorokhvatov, O. Smirnov, A. Sotnikov, S. Sukhotin, Y. Suvorov, R. Tartaglia, G. Testera, D. Vignaud, R. B. Vogelaar, F. von Feilitzsch, H. Wang, J. Winter, M. Wojcik, M. Wurm, J. Xu, O. Zaimidoroga, S. Zavatarelli, K. Zuber, G. Zuzel

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Abstract

The Sun is powered by a chain of nuclear reactions (the so-called”proton-proton cycle”) which burn hydrogen and produce Helium. In these reactions also neutrinos are emitted. Unlike photons, which take approximately 100 thousand years to travel from the Sun’s core to its surface, neutrinos cross the solar matter in few seconds and reach Earth in 8 minutes, thus providing a real-time picture of the Sun interior. The Borexino experiment has been devoted for over 7 years to the difficult hunt for elusive solar neutrinos. Thanks to the unprecedented radiopurity of the detector and its large mass, Borexino has been able to study most of the components of the solar neutrino spectrum. In this talk I will focus on the latest result published by the experiment, which consists in the first direct observation of the solar neutrinos from the primary reaction p + p ? d +e+ + ?e which is responsible for most of the solar luminosity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 50th Rencontres de Moriond - 2015 Electroweak Interactions and Unified Theories, EW 2015
EditorsEtienne Auge, Jacques Dumarchez, Jean Tron Thanh Van
PublisherARISF
Pages267-272
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9782954640082
StatePublished - 2015
Event50th Rencontres de Moriond on Electroweak Interactions and Unified Theories, EW 2015 - La Thuile, Italy
Duration: Mar 14 2015Mar 21 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 50th Rencontres de Moriond - 2015 Electroweak Interactions and Unified Theories, EW 2015

Conference

Conference50th Rencontres de Moriond on Electroweak Interactions and Unified Theories, EW 2015
CountryItaly
CityLa Thuile
Period3/14/153/21/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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