17-24 July 2013
KTH and Stockholm University Campus
Europe/Stockholm timezone

Borexino: recent solar and terrestrial neutrino results and description of the SOX project

20 Jul 2013, 12:10
E2 (KTH Campus)


KTH Campus

Talk presentation Neutrino Physics Neutrino Physics


Gioacchino Ranucci (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare)


The first phase of the Borexino experiment, currently running at the Laboratori del Gran Sasso in Italy, has been completed in 2010, and after a successful purification campaign which have further brought down the background levels, a second phase is now in progress. The final results of Phase I will be reported, as well as the first outcomes of Phase II, namely a new measurement of the geoneutrino flux and the detection of the imprinting of the annual modulation in the solar neutrino signal; moreover, the full perspectives for solar neutrinos with the whole amount of data planned to be taken in Phase II will be given. During Phase II Borexino will be used to carry out the SOX project, which has been recently approved by the European Community. Aim of SOX is to realize a neutrino or an anti-neutrino source which will allow either to confirm or to unambiguously reject the long standing neutrino anomalies suggested by the LSND and Miniboone experiments, by the source calibrations of the solar neutrino Gallium experiments and by the joint evaluation of several short baseline reactor experiments. The general features of the project will be described, with special emphasis on the sensitivity capabilities of three different stages of the experiment.

Primary author

Gioacchino Ranucci (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare)

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