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Solar Neutrinos

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Solar neutrinos provide a unique opportunity to study neutrino physics and the nuclear reactions that produce the Sun’s energy. Borexino is a 300-ton liquid scintillator detector that is attempting to measure the full energy spectrum of solar neutrinos. Operations began in 2007 with a measurement of 7Be neutrinos, followed by measurements of pep and 8B neutrinos. The most recent result is a measurement of pp neutrinos that are produced in the primary reaction p + p → d + e⁺ + νₑ. Experimental methods that made these results possible will be described together with currents results and ongoing research toward lower background for a possible measurement of CNO neutrinos.



Solar Neutrinos


University of California, Berkeley. Dept. of Physics


Berkeley, CA, University of California, Berkeley, Dept. of Physics, October 19, 2015

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Physics Colloquia






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Recorded at a colloquium held on October 19, 2015, sponsored by the Dept. of Physics, University of California, Berkeley.

originally produced as an .mts file in 2016

Speakers: Calaprice, Frank.

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Physics Colloquia


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