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Recent results from Borexino and the first real time measure of solar pp neutrinos

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

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Abstract: The Borexino detector was built starting from 1996 in the underground hall C of Gran Sasso National Laboratory (LNGS) in Italy under about 1400 m of rock (3800 m.w.e) and it is mostly aimed to the study in real-time of the low-energy solar neutrinos. Since the beginning of data taking, in May 2007, the unprecedented detector radio-purity made the performances of the detector unique: a milestone has been very recently achieved with the measurement of solar pp neutrino flux, providing the first direct observation in real time of the key fusion reaction powering the Sun. In this contribution the most important Borexino achievements to the fields of solar, geo-neutrino and particle physics are reviewed and the future perspectives discussed, emphasizing in particular the unique possibility of Borexino to cover at the end of its program the entire solar neutrino spectrum and to exploit the possible existence of a fourth sterile neutrino (SOX project).
Publication Date: Apr-2016
Electronic Publication Date: 31-May-2016
Citation: Zavatarelli, S, Bellini, G, Benziger, J, Bick, D, Bonfini, G, Bravo, D, Caccianiga, B, Cadonati, L, 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, Aldo, Ianni, Andrea, 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, Pallavicini, M, 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, Wright, A, Wurm, M, Zaimidoroga, O, Zuber, K, Zuzel, G. (Recent results from Borexino and the first real time measure of solar pp neutrinos. NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE PHYSICS PROCEEDINGS, 273 (1753 - 1759. doi:10.1016/j.nuclphysbps.2015.09.282
DOI: doi:10.1016/j.nuclphysbps.2015.09.282
ISSN: 2405-6014
EISSN: 1873-3832
Pages: 1753 - 1759
Type of Material: Conference Article
Version: Final published version. This is an open access article.

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