Solar neutrino detectors as sterile neutrino hunters

Marco Pallavicini, M. Agostini, K. Altenmüller, S. Appel, V. Atroshchenko, G. Bellini, J. Benziger, N. Berton, D. Bick, G. Bonfini, D. Bravo, B. Caccianiga, F. Calaprice, A. Caminata, M. Carlini, P. Cavalcante, A. Chepurnov, K. Choi, O. Cloué, M. CribierD. D'Angelo, S. Davini, A. Derbin, L. Di Noto, I. Drachnev, M. Durero, A. Etenko, S. Farinon, V. Fischer, K. Fomenko, D. Franco, F. Gabriele, J. Gaffiot, C. Galbiati, M. Gschwender, C. Ghiano, M. Giammarchi, M. Goeger-Neff, A. Goretti, M. Gromov, C. Hagner, Th Houdy, E. Hungerford, Aldo Ianni, Andrea Ianni, A. Jany, K. Jedrzejczak, D. Jeschke, N. Jonquères, V. Kobychev, D. Korablev, G. Korga, V. Kornoukhov, D. Kryn, T. Lachenmaier, T. Lasserre, M. Laubenstein, B. Lehnert, J. Link, E. Litvinovich, F. Lombardi, P. Lombardi, L. Ludhova, G. Lukyanchenko, I. Machulin, S. Manecki, W. Maneschg, S. Marcocci, J. Maricic, G. Mention, E. Meroni, M. Meyer, L. Miramonti, M. Misiaszek, M. Montuschi, P. Mosteiro, V. Muratova, R. Musenich, B. Neumair, L. Oberauer, F. Ortica, L. Papp, A. Pocar, G. Ranucci, A. Razeto, A. Re, Y. Reinert, A. Romani, R. Roncin, N. Rossi, S. Schönert, L. Scola, D. Semenov, M. Skorokhvatov, O. Smirnov, A. Sotnikov, Y. Suvorov, R. Tartaglia, G. Testera, J. Thurn, M. Toropova, E. Unzhakov, C. Veyssière, A. Vishneva, M. Vivier, R. B. Vogelaar, F. Von Feilitzsch, H. Wang, S. Weinz, J. Winter, M. Wojcik, M. Wurm, Z. Yokley, O. Zaimidoroga, S. Zavatarelli, K. Zuber, G. Zuzel

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Abstract

The large size and the very low radioactive background of solar neutrino detectors such as Borexino at the Gran Sasso Laboratory in Italy offer a unique opportunity to probe the existence of neutrino oscillations into new sterile components by means of carefully designed and well calibrated anti-neutrino and neutrino artificial sources. In this paper we briefly summarise the key elements of the SOX experiment, a program for the search of sterile neutrinos (and other short distance effects) by means of a 144Ce-144Pr anti-neutrino source and, possibly in the medium term future, with a 51Cr neutrino source.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number012018
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume888
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 20 2017
Event27th International Conference on Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics, Neutrino 2016 - South Kensington, United Kingdom
Duration: Jul 4 2016Jul 9 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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