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First real-time detection of solar pp neutrinos by Borexino

Author(s): Pallavicini, M; Bellini, G; Benziger, J; Bick, D; Bonfini, G; et al

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Abstract: Solar neutrinos have been pivotal to the discovery of neutrino flavour oscillations and are a unique tool to probe the reactions that keep the Sun shine. Although most of solar neutrino components have been directly measured, the neutrinos emitted by the keystone pp reaction, in which two protons fuse to make a deuteron, have so far eluded direct detection. The Borexino experiment, an ultra-pure liquid scintillator detector running at the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso in Italy, has now filled the gap, providing the first direct real time measurement of pp neutrinos and of the solar neutrino luminosity.
Publication Date: 2016
Electronic Publication Date: 6-Jul-2016
Citation: Pallavicini, M, Bellini, G, Benziger, J, Bick, D, Bonfini, G, Bravo, D, Caccianiga, B, Calaprice, F, Caminata, A, Cavalcante, P, Chavarria, A, Chepurnov, A, D Angelo, D, Davini, S, Derbin, A, Empl, A, Etenko, A, Fomenko, K, Franco, D, Gabriele, F, Galbiati, C, Gazzana, S, Ghiano, C, Giammarchi, M, Goeger-Neff, M, Goretti, A, Gromov, M, Hagner, C, Hungerford, E, Ianni, Al, Ianni, An, Kayser, M, Kobychev, V, Korablev, D, Korga, G, Kryn, D, Laubenstein, M, Lehnert, B, Lewke, T, Litvinovich, E, Lombardi, F, Lombardi, P, Ludhova, L, Lukyanchenko, G, Machulin, I, Manecki, S, Maneschg, W, Marcocci, S, Meindl, Q, Meroni, E, Meyer, M, Miramonti, L, Misiaszek, M, Montuschi, M, Mosteiro, P, Muratova, V, Oberauer, L, Obolensky, M, Ortica, F, Otis, K, Papp, L, Perasso, L, Pocar, A, Ranucci, G, Razeto, A, Re, A, Romani, A, Rossi, N, Saldanha, R, Salvo, C, Schoenert, S, Simgen, H, Skorokhvatov, M, Smirnov, O, Sotnikov, A, Sukhotin, S, Suvorov, Y, Tartaglia, R, Testera, G, Vignaud, D, Vogelaar, RB, von Feilitzsch, F, Wang, H, Winter, J, Wojcik, M, Wurm, M, Zaimidoroga, O, Zavatarelli, S, Zuber, K, Zuzel, G. (2016). First real-time detection of solar pp neutrinos by Borexino. ROMA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS 2014 (RICAP-14), 121 (10.1051/epjconf/201612101001
DOI: doi:10.1051/epjconf/201612101001
ISSN: 2100-014X
Pages: 01001-1 - 01001-8
Type of Material: Conference Article
Version: Final published version. This is an open access article.

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