Short distance neutrino oscillations with Borexino

A. Caminata, M. Agostini, K. Altenmüller, S. Appel, G. Bellini, J. Benziger, N. Berton, D. Bick, G. Bonfini, D. Bravo, B. Caccianiga, F. Calaprice, P. Cavalcante, A. Chepurnov, M. Cribier, D. D'Angelo, S. Davini, A. Derbin, L. Di Noto, M. DureroA. Empl, A. Etenko, S. Farinon, V. Fischer, K. Fomenko, D. Franco, F. Gabriele, J. Gaffiot, C. Galbiati, C. Ghiano, M. Giammarchi, M. Göger-Neff, A. Goretti, M. Gromov, C. Hagner, Th Houdy, E. Hungerford, Aldo Ianni, Andrea Ianni, N. Jonquères, M. Kaiser, V. Kobychev, D. Korablev, G. Korga, D. Kryn, T. Lachenmaier, T. Lasserre, M. Laubenstein, B. Lehnert, J. Link, E. Litvinovich, F. Lombardi, P. Lombardi, L. Ludhova, G. Lukyanchenko, I. MacHulin, W. Maneschg, S. Marcocci, J. Maricic, G. Mention, E. Meroni, M. Meyer, L. Miramonti, M. Misiaszek, M. Montuschi, V. Muratova, R. Musenich, B. Neumair, L. Oberauer, M. Obolensky, F. Ortica, M. Pallavicini, L. Papp, L. Perasso, A. Pocar, G. Ranucci, A. Razeto, A. Re, A. Romani, N. Rossi, S. Schönert, L. Scola, H. Simgen, M. Skorokhvatov, O. Smirnov, A. Sotnikov, S. Sukhotin, Y. Suvorov, R. Tartaglia, G. Testera, C. Veyssière, M. Vivier, R. B. Vogelaar, F. Von Feilitzsch, H. Wang, J. Winter, M. Wojcik, M. Wurm, O. Zaimidoroga, S. Zavatarelli, K. Zuber, G. Zuzel

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Abstract

The Borexino detector has convincingly shown its outstanding performances in the low energy, sub-MeV regime through its unprecedented accomplishments in the solar and geo-neutrinos detection. These performances make it the ideal tool to accomplish a state-of-the-art experiment able to test unambiguously the long-standing issue of the existence of a sterile neutrino, as suggested by the several anomalous results accumulated over the past two decades, i.e. the outputs of the LSND and Miniboone experiments, the results of the source calibration of the two Gallium solar neutrino experiments, and the recently hinted reactor anomaly. The SOX project will exploit two sources, based on Chromium and Cerium, respectively, which deployed under the experiment, in a location foreseen on purpose at the time of the construction of the detector, will emit two intense beams of neutrinos (Cr) and anti-neutrinos (Ce). Interacting in the active volume of the liquid scintillator, each beam would create an unmistakable spatial wave pattern in case of oscillation of the νe (or νÌ. e) into the sterile state: such a pattern would be the smoking gun proving the existence of the new sterile member of the neutrino family. Otherwise, its absence will allow setting a very stringent limit on its existence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRoma International Conference on Astroparticle Physics 2014, RICAP 2014
EditorsRosa Coniglione, Giulia De Bonis, Paolo Piattelli, Antonio Capone, Mario De Vincenzi, Carla Distefano, Aldo Morselli, Piera Sapienza
PublisherEDP Sciences
ISBN (Electronic)9782759890033
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 6 2016
Event5th Roma International Conference on Astroparticle Physics, RICAP 2014 - Noto, Italy
Duration: Sep 30 2014Oct 3 2014

Publication series

NameEPJ Web of Conferences
Volume121
ISSN (Print)2101-6275
ISSN (Electronic)2100-014X

Other

Other5th Roma International Conference on Astroparticle Physics, RICAP 2014
CountryItaly
CityNoto
Period9/30/1410/3/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Caminata, A., Agostini, M., Altenmüller, K., Appel, S., Bellini, G., Benziger, J., Berton, N., Bick, D., Bonfini, G., Bravo, D., Caccianiga, B., Calaprice, F., Cavalcante, P., Chepurnov, A., Cribier, M., D'Angelo, D., Davini, S., Derbin, A., Noto, L. D., ... Zuzel, G. (2016). Short distance neutrino oscillations with Borexino. In R. Coniglione, G. De Bonis, P. Piattelli, A. Capone, M. De Vincenzi, C. Distefano, A. Morselli, & P. Sapienza (Eds.), Roma International Conference on Astroparticle Physics 2014, RICAP 2014 [01002] (EPJ Web of Conferences; Vol. 121). EDP Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1051/epjconf/201612101002