Scintillator purification, detector performance and first results from Borexino

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The Borexino experiment has begun data taking in May 2007 after a long R&D work and preparation. The liquid scintillator purity exceeds even optimistic expectations, and the first detection of 7Be solar neutrinos has been possible after less than two months of data taking. This note shows briefly which are the main issues that were addressed in order to obtain such an extreme radiopurity, the detector performance and a few details concerning this first result.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number052017
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue numberPart 5
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008
Event10th International Conference on Topics in Astroparticle and Underground Physics, TAUP 2007 - Sendai , Japan
Duration: Sep 11 2007Sep 15 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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