Solar and terrestrial neutrino results from borexino

Frank Calaprice

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Abstract

Borexino is a low background liquid scintillation detector currently acquiring solar and terrestrial neutrino data at the LNGS underground laboratory in Italy. In the three years since the start of operations in 2007, Borexino has produced measurements of 7Be and 8B solar neutrinos, as well as measurements of terrestrial and long-baseline reactor anti-neutrinos. The measurements of sub-MeV neutrinos were possible owing to a breakthrough in low background methods. Current results and prospects for future measurements with lower background and higher accuracy are discussed in the context of exploring the transition from vacuum to matter enhanced neutrino oscillations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)74-78
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements
Volume229-232
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

Keywords

  • Geo-neutrinos
  • Neutrino oscillations
  • Reactor neutrinos
  • Solar neutrinos

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