Results from the borexino solar neutrino experiment

Frank Calaprice, Cristiano Galbiati, Alex Wright, Aldo Ianni

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Abstract

Borexino is a low-background liquid scintillation detector currently acquiring solar and terrestrial neutrino data at the Gran Sasso underground laboratory in Italy. Since the start of operations in 2007, Borexino has produced measurements of {sup}7{/sup}Be, {sup}8{/sup}B, and pep solar neutrinos, as well as measurements of terrestrial and long-baseline reactor antineutrinos. The measurements were made possible by the development of low-background scintillator spectroscopy that enabled direct detection of sub-MeV solar neutrinos. The general design features of the detector are described together with current results and prospects for future measurements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)315-336
Number of pages22
JournalAnnual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science
Volume62
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 3 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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