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Photobehaviour of -1,2-di-(-methoxynaphth--yl)ethene as model compound of biphotochromic supermolecules with -ethenic bridge
F. Ortica,D. Levi,P. Brun,R. Guglielmetti,G. Favaro,U. Mazzucato
International Journal of Photoenergy , 2001, DOI: 10.1155/s1110662x01000198
Abstract: This work is part of a research project aimed at investigating the behaviour of biphotochromic supermolecules where two photochromic units of the spirooxazine or chromene series are linked through a conjugated or unconjugated spacer. Preliminary investigations showed that the compounds with ethane, acetylene or ester bridges behave as classical photochromes while those with an ethene bridge showed good coloration accompanied by unusual thermal irreversibility at room temperature. The temperature effect on the spectral behaviour allowed such irreversibility to be explained by the occurrence of a cyclization process at the central ethene bond, typical of Z-diarylethenes. To better understand this photobehaviour, a deep investigation of a model molecule, Z-1,2-di-(3′-methoxynaphth-2′-yl)ethene, was carried out. This paper reports the results obtained on the model molecule and two biphotochromic systems containing benzochromene and spirooxazine units.
Characterization of a Nd-loaded organic liquid scintillator for neutrinoless double beta decay search of 150-Nd with a 10-ton scale detector
I. Barabanov,L. Bezrukov,C. Cattadori,N. Danilov,A. Di Vacri,A. Ianni,S. Nisi,F. Ortica,A. Romani,C. Salvo,O. Smirnov,E. Yanovich
Physics , 2009,
Abstract: Several liters of an organic liquid scintillator (LS) loaded with Nd have been made. We report on performances of this scintillator in terms of optical properties, radiopurity and light yield for a Nd concentration of 6.5 g/l. A possible application to search for the 150Nd neutrinoless double beta decay with a 10-ton scale LS detector is discussed together with further improvements.
Spectroscopy of geo-neutrinos from 2056 days of Borexino data
Borexino collaboration,M. Agostini,S. Appel,G. Bellini,J. Benziger,D. Bick,G. Bonfini,D. Bravo,B. Caccianiga,F. Calaprice,A. Caminata,P. Cavalcante,A. Chepurnov,K. Choi,D. DAngelo,S. Davini,A. Derbin,L. Di Noto,I. Drachnev,A. Empl,A. Etenko,G. Fiorentini,K. Fomenko,D. Franco,F. Gabriele,C. Galbiati,C. Ghiano,M. Giammarchi,M. Goger-Neff,A. Goretti,M. Gromov,C. Hagner,E. Hungerford,Aldo Ianni,Andrea Ianni,K. Jedrzejczak,M. Kaiser,V. Kobychev,D. Korablev,G. Korga,D. Kryn,M. Laubenstein,B. Lehnert,E. Litvinovich,F. Lombardi,P. Lombardi,L. Ludhova,G. Lukyanchenko,I. Machulin,S. Manecki,W. Maneschg,F. Mantovani,S. Marcocci,E. Meroni,M. Meyer,L. Miramonti,M. Misiaszek,M. Montuschi,P. Mosteiro,V. Muratova,L. Oberauer,M. Obolensky,F. Ortica,K. Otis,L. Pagani,M. Pallavicini,L. Papp,L. Perasso,S. Perasso,A. Pocar,G. Ranucci,A. Razeto,A. Re,B. Ricci,A. Romani,R. Roncin,N. Rossi,S. Schoenert,D. Semenov,H. Simgen,M. Skorokhavatov,O. Smirnov,A. Sotnikov,S. Sukhotin,Y. Suvorov,R. Tartaglia,G. Testera,J. Thurn,M. Toropova,E. Unzhakov,R. B. Vogelaar,F. von Feilitzsch,H. Wang,S. Weinz,J. Winter,M. Woicik,M. Wurm,Z. Yokley,O. Zaimidoroga,S. Zavatarelli,K. Zuber,G. Zuzel
Statistics , 2015, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.92.031101
Abstract: We report an improved geo-neutrino measurement with Borexino from 2056 days of data taking. The present exposure is $(5.5\pm0.3)\times10^{31}$ proton$\times$yr. Assuming a chondritic Th/U mass ratio of 3.9, we obtain $23.7 ^{+6.5}_{-5.7} (stat) ^{+0.9}_{-0.6} (sys)$ geo-neutrino events. The null observation of geo-neutrinos with Borexino alone has a probability of $3.6 \times 10^{-9}$ (5.9$\sigma$). A geo-neutrino signal from the mantle is obtained at 98\% C.L. The radiogenic heat production for U and Th from the present best-fit result is restricted to the range 23-36 TW, taking into account the uncertainty on the distribution of heat producing elements inside the Earth.
Solar neutrino with Borexino: results and perspectives
O. Smirnov,G. Bellini,J. Benziger,D. Bick,G. Bonfini,D. Bravo,B. Caccianiga,F. Calaprice,A. Caminata,P. Cavalcante,A. Chavarria,A. Chepurnov,D. D'Angelo,S. Davini,A. Derbin,A. Empl,A. Etenko,K. Fomenko,D. Franco,G. Fiorentini,C. Galbiati,S. Gazzana,C. Ghiano,M. Giammarchi,M. Goeger-Neff,A. Goretti,C. Hagner,E. Hungerford,Aldo Ianni,Andrea Ianni,V. Kobychev,D. Korablev,G. Korga,D. Kryn,M. Laubenstein,B. Lehnert,T. Lewke,E. Litvinovich,F. Lombardi,P. Lombardi,L. Ludhova,G. Lukyanchenko,I. Machulin,S. Manecki,W. Maneschg,F. Mantovani,S. Marcocci,Q. Meindl,E. Meroni,M. Meyer,L. Miramonti,M. Misiaszek,P. Mosteiro,V. Muratova,L. Oberauer,M. Obolensky,F. Ortica,K. Otis,M. Pallavicini,L. Papp,L. Perasso,A. Pocar,G. Ranucci,A. Razeto,A. Re,B. Ricci,A. Romani,N. Rossi,R. Saldanha,C. Salvo,S. Schoenert,H. Simgen,M. Skorokhvatov,A. Sotnikov,S. Sukhotin,Y. Suvorov,R. Tartaglia,G. Testera,D. Vignaud,R. B. Vogelaar,F. von Feilitzsch,H. Wang,J. Winter,M. Wojcik,A. Wright,M. Wurm,O. Zaimidoroga,S. Zavatarelli,K. Zuber,G. Zuzel
Physics , 2014, DOI: 10.1134/S1063779615020185
Abstract: Borexino is a unique detector able to perform measurement of solar neutrinos fluxes in the energy region around 1 MeV or below due to its low level of radioactive background. It was constructed at the LNGS underground laboratory with a goal of solar $^{7}$Be neutrino flux measurement with 5\% precision. The goal has been successfully achieved marking the end of the first stage of the experiment. A number of other important measurements of solar neutrino fluxes have been performed during the first stage. Recently the collaboration conducted successful liquid scintillator repurification campaign aiming to reduce main contaminants in the sub-MeV energy range. With the new levels of radiopurity Borexino can improve existing and challenge a number of new measurements including: improvement of the results on the Solar and terrestrial neutrino fluxes measurements; measurement of pp and CNO solar neutrino fluxes; search for non-standard interactions of neutrino; study of the neutrino oscillations on the short baseline with an artificial neutrino source (search for sterile neutrino) in context of SOX project.
Measurement of geo-neutrinos from 1353 days of Borexino
G. Bellini,J. Benziger,D. Bick,G. Bonfini,D. Bravo,M. Buizza Avanzini,B. Caccianiga,L. Cadonati,F. Calaprice,P. Cavalcante,A. Chavarria,A. Chepurnov,D. D'Angelo,S. Davini,A. Derbin,A. Empl,A. Etenko,G. Fiorentini,K. Fomenko,D. Franco,C. Galbiati,S. Gazzana,C. Ghiano,M. Giammarchi,M. Goeger-Neff,A. Goretti,L. Grandi,C. Hagner,E. Hungerford,Aldo Ianni,Andrea Ianni,V. V. Kobychev,D. Korablev,G. Korga,Y. Koshio,D. Kryn,M. Laubenstein,T. Lewke,E. Litvinovich,B. Loer,P. Lombardi,F. Lombardi,L. Ludhova,G. Lukyanchenko,I. Machulin,S. Manecki,W. Maneschg,F. Mantovani,G. Manuzio,Q. Meindl,E. Meroni,L. Miramonti,M. Misiaszek,P. Mosteiro,V. Muratova,L. Oberauer,M. Obolensky,F. Ortica,K. Otis,M. Pallavicini,L. Papp,L. Perasso,S. Perasso,A. Pocar,G. Ranucci,A. Razeto,A. Re,B. Ricci,A. Romani,N. Rossi,A. Sabelnikov,R. Saldanha,C. Salvo,S. Schoenert,H. Simgen,M. Skorokhvatov,O. Smirnov,A. Sotnikov,S. Sukhotin,Y. Suvorov,R. Tartaglia,G. Testera,D. Vignaud,R. B. Vogelaar,F. von Feilitzsch,J. Winter,M. Wojcik,A. Wright,M. Wurm,J. Xu,O. Zaimidoroga,S. Zavatarelli,G. Zuzel
Physics , 2013, DOI: 10.1016/j.physletb.2013.04.030
Abstract: We present a measurement of the geo--neutrino signal obtained from 1353 days of data with the Borexino detector at Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso in Italy. With a fiducial exposure of (3.69 $\pm$ 0.16) $\times$ $10^{31}$ proton $\times$ year after all selection cuts and background subtraction, we detected (14.3 $\pm$ 4.4) geo-neutrino events assuming a fixed chondritic mass Th/U ratio of 3.9. This corresponds to a geo-neutrino signal $S_{geo}$ = (38.8 $\pm$ 12.0) TNU with just a 6 $\times$ $10^{-6}$ probability for a null geo-neutrino measurement. With U and Th left as free parameters in the fit, the relative signals are $S_{\mathrm{Th}}$ = (10.6 $\pm$ 12.7) TNU and $S_\mathrm{U}$ = (26.5 $\pm$ 19.5) TNU. Borexino data alone are compatible with a mantle geo--neutrino signal of (15.4 $\pm$ 12.3) TNU, while a combined analysis with the KamLAND data allows to extract a mantle signal of (14.1 $\pm$ 8.1) TNU. Our measurement of a reactor anti--neutrino signal $S_{react}$ = 84.5$^{+19.3}_{-18.9}$ TNU is in agreement with expectations in the presence of neutrino oscillations.
A test of electric charge conservation with Borexino
Borexino Collaboration,M. Agostini,S. Appel,G. Bellini,J. Benziger,D. Bick,G. Bonfini,D. Bravo,B. Caccianiga,F. Calaprice,A. Caminata,P. Cavalcante,A. Chepurnov,D. D'Angelo,S. Davini,A. Derbin,L. Di Noto,I. Drachnev,A. Empl,A. Etenko,K. Fomenko,D. Franco,F. Gabriele,C. Galbiati,C. Ghiano,M. Giammarchi,M. Goeger-Neff,A. Goretti,M. Gromov,C. Hagner,E. Hungerford,Aldo Ianni,Andrea Ianni,K. Jedrzejczak,M. Kaiser,V. Kobychev,D. Korablev,G. Korga,D. Kryn,M. Laubenstein,B. Lehnert,E. Litvinovich,F. Lombardi,P. Lombardi,L. Ludhova,G. Lukyanchenko,I. Machulin,S. Manecki,W. Maneschg,S. Marcocci,E. Meroni,M. Meyer,L. Miramonti,M. Misiaszek,M. Montuschi,P. Mosteiro,V. Muratova,B. Neumair,L. Oberauer,M. Obolensky,F. Ortica,K. Otis,M. Pallavicini,L. Papp,L. Perasso,A. Pocar,G. Ranucci,A. Razeto,A. Re,A. Romani,R. Roncin,N. Rossi,S. Schoenert,D. Semenov,H. Simgen,M. Skorokhvatov,O. Smirnov,A. Sotnikov,S. Sukhotin,Y. Suvorov,R. Tartaglia,G. Testera,J. Thurn,M. Toropova,E. Unzhakov,A. Vishneva,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
Physics , 2015, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.115.231802
Abstract: Borexino is a liquid scintillation detector located deep underground at the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso (LNGS, Italy). Thanks to the unmatched radio-purity of the scintillator, and to the well understood detector response at low energy, a new limit on the stability of the electron for decay into a neutrino and a single mono-energetic photon was obtained. This new bound, tau > 6.6 10**28 yr at 90 % C.L., is two orders of magnitude better than the previous limit.
Low-energy (anti)neutrino physics with Borexino: Neutrinos from the primary proton-proton fusion process in the Sun
P. Mosteiro,G. Bellini,J. Benziger,D. Bick,G. Bonfini,D. Bravo,B. Caccianiga,L. Cadonati,F. Calaprice,A. Caminata,P. Cavalcante,A. Chavarria,A. Chepurnov,D. D'Angelo,S. Davini,A. Derbin,A. Empl,A. Etenko,K. Fomenko,D. Franco,F. Gabriele,C. Galbiati,S. Gazzana,C. Ghiano,M. Giammarchi,M. Goeger-Neff,A. Goretti,M. Gromov,C. Hagner,E. Hungerford,Al. Ianni,An. Ianni,V. Kobychev,D. Korablev,G. Korga,D. Kryn,M. Laubenstein,B. Lehnert,T. Lewke,E. Litvinovich,F. Lombardi,P. Lombardi,L. Ludhova,G. Lukyanchenko,I. Machulin,S. Manecki,W. Maneschg,S. Marcocci,Q. Meindl,E. Meroni,M. Meyer,L. Miramonti,M. Misiaszek,M. Montuschi,V. Muratova,L. Oberauer,M. Obolensky,F. Ortica,K. Otis,M. Pallavicini,L. Papp,L. Perasso,A. Pocar,G. Ranucci,A. Razeto,A. Re,A. Romani,N. Rossi,R. Saldanha,C. Salvo,S. Schoenert,H. Simgen,M. Skorokhvatov,O. Smirnov,A. Sotnikov,S. Sukhotin,Y. Suvorov,R. Tartaglia,G. Testera,D. Vignaud,R. B. Vogelaar,F. von Feilitzsch,H. Wang,J. Winter,M. Wojcik,A. Wright,M. Wurm,O. Zaimidoroga,S. Zavatarelli,K. Zuber,G. Zuzel
Physics , 2015, DOI: 10.1016/j.nuclphysbps.2015.06.023
Abstract: The Sun is fueled by a series of nuclear reactions that produce the energy that makes it shine. The primary reaction is the fusion of two protons into a deuteron, a positron and a neutrino. These neutrinos constitute the vast majority of neutrinos reaching Earth, providing us with key information about what goes on at the core of our star. Several experiments have now confirmed the observation of neutrino oscillations by detecting neutrinos from secondary nuclear processes in the Sun; this is the first direct spectral measurement of the neutrinos from the keystone proton-proton fusion. This observation is a crucial step towards the completion of the spectroscopy of pp-chain neutrinos, as well as further validation of the LMA-MSW model of neutrino oscillations.
Measurement of neutrino flux from the primary proton--proton fusion process in the Sun with Borexino detector
O. Y. Smirnov,M. Agostini,S. Appel,G. Bellini,J. Benziger,D. Bick,G. Bonfini,D. Bravo,B. Caccianiga,F. Calaprice,A. Caminata,P. Cavalcante,A. Chepurnov,K. Choi,D. D'Angelo,S. Davini,A. Derbin,L. Di Noto,I. Drachnev,A. Empl,A. Etenko,K. Fomenko,D. Franco,F. Gabriele,C. Galbiati,C. Ghiano,M. Giammarchi,M. Goeger-Neff,A. Goretti,M. Gromov,C. Hagner,E. Hungerford,Aldo Ianni,Andrea Ianni,K. Jedrzejczak,M. Kaiser,V. Kobychev,D. Korablev,G. Korga,D. Kryn,M. Laubenstein,B. Lehnert,E. Litvinovich,F. Lombardi,P. Lombardi,L. Ludhova,G. Lukyanchenko,I. Machulin,S. Manecki,W. Maneschg,S. Marcocci,E. Meroni,M. Meyer,L. Miramonti,M. Misiaszek,P. Mosteiro,V. Muratova,B. Neumair,L. Oberauer,M. Obolensky,F. Ortica,K. Otis,L. Pagani,M. Pallavicini,L. Papp,L. Perasso,A. Pocar,G. Ranucci,A. Razeto,A. Re,A. Romani,R. Roncin,N. Rossi,S. Sch?nert,D. Semenov,H. Simgen,M. Skorokhvatov,A. Sotnikov,S. Sukhotin,Y. Suvorov,R. Tartaglia,G. Testera,J. Thurn,M. Toropova,E. Unzhakov,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
Physics , 2015,
Abstract: Neutrino produced in a chain of nuclear reactions in the Sun starting from the fusion of two protons, for the first time has been detected in a real-time detector in spectrometric mode. The unique properties of the Borexino detector provided an oppurtunity to disentangle pp-neutrino spectrum from the background components. A comparison of the total neutrino flux from the Sun with Solar luminosity in photons provides a test of the stability of the Sun on the 10$^{5}$ years time scale, and sets a strong limit on the power production in the unknown energy sources in the Sun of no more than 4\% of the total energy production at 90\% C.L.
Lifetime measurements of 214Po and 212Po with the CTF liquid scintillator detector at LNGS
Borexino Collaboration,G. Bellini,J. Benziger,D. Bick,G. Bonfini,D. Bravo,M. Buizza Avanzini,B. Caccianiga,L. Cadonati,F. Calaprice,C. Carraro,P. Cavalcante,A. Chavarria,A. Chepurnov,V. Chubakov,D. D'Angelo,S. Davini,A. Derbin,A. Etenko,K. Fomenko,D. Franco,C. Galbiati,S. Gazzana,C. Ghiano,M. Giammarchi,M. G?ger-Neff,A. Goretti,L. Grandi,E. Guardincerri,S. Hardy,Aldo Ianni,Andrea Ianni,V. Kobychev,D. Korablev,G. Korga,Y. Koshio,D. Kryn,M. Laubenstein,T. Lewke,Marcello Lissia,E. Litvinovich,B. Loer,F. Lombardi,P. Lombardi,L. Ludhova,I. Machulin,S. Manecki,W. Maneschg,G. Manuzio,Q. Meindl,E. Meroni,L. Miramonti,M. Misiaszek,D. Montanari,P. Mosteiro,F. Mantovani,V. Muratova,S. Nisi,L. Oberauer,M. Obolensky,F. Ortica,K. Otis,M. Pallavicini,L. Papp,L. Perasso,S. Perasso,A. Pocar,G. Ranucci,A. Razeto,A. Re,A. Romani,N. Rossi,A. Sabelnikov,R. Saldanha,C. Salvo,S. Sch?nert,H. Simgen,M. Skorokhvatov,O. Smirnov,A. Sotnikov,S. Sukhotin,Y. Suvorov,R. Tartaglia,G. Testera,R. B. Vogelaar,F. von Feilitzsch,J. Winter,M. Wojcik,A. Wright,M. Wurm,G. Xhixha,J. Xu,O. Zaimidoroga,S. Zavatarelli,G. Zuzel
Statistics , 2012,
Abstract: We have studied the alpha decays of 214Po into 210Pb and of 212Po into 208Pb tagged by the coincidence with the preceding beta decays from 214Bi and 212Bi, respectively. The employed 222Rn, 232Th, and 220Rn sources were sealed inside quartz vials and inserted in the Counting Test Facility at the underground Gran Sasso National Laboratory in Italy. We find that the mean lifetime of 214Po is (236.00 +- 0.42(stat) +- 0.15(syst)) \mu s and that of 212Po is (425.1 +- 0.9(stat) +- 1.2(syst)) ns. Our results, obtained from data with signal-to-background ratio larger than 1000, reduce the overall uncertainties and are compatible with previous measurements.
Light Yield in DarkSide-10: a Prototype Two-phase Liquid Argon TPC for Dark Matter Searches
T. Alexander,D. Alton,K. Arisaka,H. O. Back,P. Beltrame,J. Benziger,G. Bonfini,A. Brigatti,J. Brodsky,L. Cadonati,F. Calaprice,A. Candela,H. Cao,P. Cavalcante,A. Chavarria,A. Chepurnov,D. Cline,A. G. Cocco,C. Condon,D. D'Angelo,S. Davini,E. De Haas,A. Derbin,G. Di Pietro,I. Dratchnev,D. Durben,A. Empl,A. Etenko,A. Fan,G. Fiorillo,K. Fomenko,F. Gabriele,C. Galbiati,S. Gazzana,C. Ghag,C. Ghiano,A. Goretti,L. Grandi,M. Gromov,M. Guan,C. Guo,G. Guray,E. V. Hungerford,Al. Ianni,An. Ianni,A. Kayunov,K. Keeter,C. Kendziora,S. Kidner,V. Kobychev,G. Koh,D. Korablev,G. Korga,E. Shields,P. Li,B. Loer,P. Lombardi,C. Love,L. Ludhova,L. Lukyanchenko,A. Lund,K. Lung,Y. Ma,I. Machulin,J. Maricic,C. J. Martoff,Y. Meng,E. Meroni,P. D. Meyers,T. Mohayai,D. Montanari,M. Montuschi,P. Mosteiro,B. Mount,V. Muratova,A. Nelson,A. Nemtzow,N. Nurakhov,M. Orsini,F. Ortica,M. Pallavicini,E. Pantic,S. Parmeggiano,R. Parsells,N. Pelliccia,L. Perasso,F. Perfetto,L. Pinsky,A. Pocar,S. Pordes,G. Ranucci,A. Razeto,A. Romani,N. Rossi,P. Saggese,R. Saldanha,C. Salvo,W. Sands,M. Seigar,D. Semenov,M. Skorokhvatov,O. Smirnov,A. Sotnikov,S. Sukhotin,Y. Suvorov,R. Tartaglia,J. Tatarowicz,G. Testera,A. Teymourian,J. Thompson,E. Unzhakov,R. B. Vogelaar,H. Wang,S. Westerdale,M. Wojcik,A. Wright,J. Xu,C. Yang,S. Zavatarelli,M. Zehfus,W. Zhong,G. Zuzel
Physics , 2012, DOI: 10.1016/j.astropartphys.2013.08.004
Abstract: As part of the DarkSide program of direct dark matter searches using liquid argon TPCs, a prototype detector with an active volume containing 10 kg of liquid argon, DarkSide-10, was built and operated underground in the Gran Sasso National Laboratory in Italy. A critically important parameter for such devices is the scintillation light yield, as photon statistics limits the rejection of electron-recoil backgrounds by pulse shape discrimination. We have measured the light yield of DarkSide-10 using the readily-identifiable full-absorption peaks from gamma ray sources combined with single-photoelectron calibrations using low-occupancy laser pulses. For gamma lines of energies in the range 122-1275 keV, we get consistent light yields averaging 8.887+-0.003(stat)+-0.444(sys) p.e./keVee. With additional purification, the light yield measured at 511 keV increased to 9.142+-0.006(stat) p.e./keVee.
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