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Looking for antineutrino flux from $^{40}$K with large liquid scintillator detector
V. V. Sinev,L. B. Bezrukov,E. A. Litvinovich,I. N. Machulin,M. D. Skorokhvatov,S. V. Sukhotin
Physics , 2014, DOI: 10.1134/S1063779615020173
Abstract: We regard the possibility of detecting the antineutrino flux producing by the $^{40}$K placing inside the Earth. Thermal flux of the Earth could be better understood with observing such a flux. Lower and upper limitations on the $^{40}$K antineutrino flux are presented.
Neutrino-induced deuteron disintegration experiment
S. P. Riley,Z. D. Greenwood,W. R. Kropp,L. R. Price,F. Reines,H. W. Sobel,Y. Declais,A. Etinko,M. Skorokhvatov
Physics , 1999, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevC.59.1780
Abstract: Cross sections for the disintegration of the deuteron via neutral-current (NCD) and charged-current (CCD) interactions with reactor antineutrinos are measured to be 6.08 +/- 0.77 x 10^(-45) cm-sq and 9.83 +/- 2.04 x 10^(-45) cm-sq per neutrino, respectively, in excellent agreement with current calculations. Since the experimental NCD value depends upon the CCD value, if we use the theoretical value for the CCD reaction, we obtain the improved value of 5.98 +/- 0.54 x 10^(-45) for the NCD cross section. The neutral-current reaction allows a unique measurement of the isovector-axial vector coupling constant in the hadronic weak interaction (beta). In the standard model, this constant is predicted to be exactly 1, independent of the Weinberg angle. We measure a value of beta^2 = 1.01 +/- 0.16. Using the above improved value for the NCD cross section, beta^2 becomes 0.99 +/- 0.10.
Search for neutrino oscillations on a long base-line at the CHOOZ nuclear power station
M. Apollonio,A. Baldini,C. Bemporad,E. Caffau,F. Cei,Y. Declais,H. de Kerret,B. Dieterle,A. Etenko,L. Foresti,J. George,G. Giannini,M. Grassi,Y. Kozlov,W. Kropp,D. Kryn,M. Laiman,C. E. Lane,B. Lefievre,I. Machulin,A. Martemyanov,V. Martemyanov,L. Mikaelyan,D. Nicolo,M. Obolensky,R. Pazzi,G. Pieri,L. Price,S. Riley,R. Reeder,A. Sabelnikov,G. Santin,M. Skorokhvatov,H. Sobel,J. Steele,R. Steinberg,S. Sukhotin,S. Tomshaw,D. Veron,V. Vyrodov
Physics , 2003, DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s2002-01127-9
Abstract: This final article about the CHOOZ experiment presents a complete description of the electron antineutrino source and detector, the calibration methods and stability checks, the event reconstruction procedures and the Monte Carlo simulation. The data analysis, systematic effects and the methods used to reach our conclusions are fully discussed. Some new remarks are presented on the deduction of the confidence limits and on the correct treatment of systematic errors.
Limits on Neutrino Oscillations from the CHOOZ Experiment
M. Apollonio,A. Baldini,C. Bemporad,E. Caffau,F. Cei,Y. Declais,H. de Kerret,B. Dieterle,A. Etenko,L. Foresti,J. George,G. Giannini,M. Grassi,Y. Kozlov,W. Kropp,D. Kryn,M. Laiman,C. E. Lane,B. Lefievre,I. Machulin,A. Martemyanov,V. Martemyanov,L. Mikaelyan,D. Nicolo,M. Obolensky,R. Pazzi,G. Pieri,L. Price,S. Riley,R. Reeder,A. Sabelnikov,G. Santin,M. Skorokhvatov,H. Sobel,J. Steele,R. Steinberg,S. Sukhotin,S. Tomshaw,D. Veron,V. Vyrodov
Physics , 1999, DOI: 10.1016/S0370-2693(99)01072-2
Abstract: We present new results based on the entire CHOOZ data sample. We find (at 90% confidence level) no evidence for neutrino oscillations in the anti_nue disappearance mode, for the parameter region given by approximately Delta m**2 > 7 x 10**-4 eV^2 for maximum mixing, and sin**2(2 theta) = 0.10 for large Delta m**2. Lower sensitivity results, based only on the comparison of the positron spectra from the two different-distance nuclear reactors, are also presented; these are independent of the absolute normalization of the anti_nue flux, the cross section, the number of target protons and the detector efficiencies.
Determination of neutrino incoming direction in the CHOOZ experiment and Supernova explosion location by scintillator detectors
M. Apollonio,A. Baldini,C. Bemporad,E. Caffau,F. Cei,Y. Declais,H. de Kerret,B. Dieterle,A. Etenko,L. Foresti,J. George,G. Giannini,M. Grassi,Y. Kozlov,W. Kropp,D. Kryn,M. Laiman,C. E. Lane,B. Lefievre,I. Machulin,A. Martemyanov,V. Martemyanov,L. Mikaelyan,D. Nicolo,M. Obolensky,R. Pazzi,G. Pieri,L. Price,S. Riley,R. Reeder,A. Sabelnikov,G. Santin,M. Skorokhvatov,H. Sobel,J. Steele,R. Steinberg,S. Sukhotin,S. Tomshaw,D. Veron,V. Vyrodov
Physics , 1999, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.61.012001
Abstract: The CHOOZ experiment measured the antineutrino flux at a distance of about 1 Km from two nuclear reactors in order to detect possible neutrino oscillations with squared mass differences as low as 10**-3 eV**2 for full mixing. We show that the data analysis of the electron antineutrino events, collected by our liquid scintillation detector, locates the antineutrino source within a cone of half-aperture of about 18 degrees at the 68% C.L.. We discuss the implications of this experimental result for tracking down a supernova explosion.
Letter of Intent for Double-CHOOZ: a Search for the Mixing Angle Theta13
F. Ardellier,I. Barabanov,J. C. Barriere,M. Bauer,L. Bezrukov,C. Buck,C. Cattadori,B. Courty,M. Cribier,F. Dalnoki-Veress,N. Danilov,H. de Kerret,A. Di Vacri,A. Etenko,M. Fallot,Ch. Grieb,M. Goeger,A. Guertin,T. Kirchner,Y. S. Krylov,D. Kryn,C. Hagner,W. Hampel,F. X. Hartmann,P. Huber,J. Jochum,T. Lachenmaier,Th. Lasserre,Ch. Lendvai,M. Lindner,F. Marie,J. Martino,G. Mention,A. Milsztajn,J. P. Meyer,D. Motta,L. Oberauer,M. Obolensky,L. Pandola,W. Potzel,S. Schoenert,U. Schwan,T. Schwetz,S. Scholl,L. Scola,M. Skorokhvatov,S. Sukhotin,A. Letourneau,D. Vignaud,F. von Feilitzsch,W. Winter,E. Yanovich
Physics , 2004,
Abstract: Tremendous progress has been achieved in neutrino oscillation physics during the last few years. However, the smallness of the $\t13$ neutrino mixing angle still remains enigmatic. The current best constraint comes from the CHOOZ reactor neutrino experiment $\s2t13 < 0.2$ (at 90% C.L., for $\adm2=2.0 10^{-3} \text{eV}^2$). We propose a new experiment on the same site, Double-CHOOZ, to explore the range of $\s2t13$ from 0.2 to 0.03, within three years of data taking. The improvement of the CHOOZ result requires an increase in the statistics, a reduction of the systematic error below one percent, and a careful control of the cosmic ray induced background. Therefore, Double-CHOOZ will use two identical detectors, one at $\sim$150 m and another at 1.05 km distance from the nuclear cores. The plan is to start data taking with two detectors in 2008, and to reach a sensitivity of 0.05 in 2009, and 0.03 in 2011.
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.
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.
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.
Muon and Cosmogenic Neutron Detection in Borexino
Borexino Collaboration,G. Bellini,J. Benziger,D. Bick,S. Bonetti,M. Buizza Avanzini,B. Caccianiga,L. Cadonati,F. Calaprice,C. Carraro,A. Chavarria,A. Chepurnov,D. D'Angelo,S. Davini,A. Derbin,A. Etenko,F. von Feilitzsch,K. Fomenko,D. Franco,C. Galbiati,S. Gazzana,C. Ghiano,M. Giammarchi,M. Goeger-Neff,A. Goretti,E. Guardincerri,S. Hardy,Aldo Ianni,Andrea Ianni,M. Joyce,V. Kobychev,Y. Koshio,D. Korablev,G. Korga,D. Kryn,M. Laubenstein,C. Lendvai,T. Lewke,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,V. Muratova,L. Oberauer,M. Obolensky,F. Ortica,M. Pallavicini,L. Papp,L. Perasso,S. Perasso,A. Pocar,R. S. Raghavan,G. Ranucci,A. Razeto,A. Re,A. Romani,D. Rountree,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,D. Vignaud,R. B. Vogelaar,J. Winter,M. Wojcik,A. Wright,M. Wurm,J. Xu,O. Zaimidoroga,S. Zavatarelli,G. Zuzel
Physics , 2011, DOI: 10.1088/1748-0221/6/05/P05005
Abstract: Borexino, a liquid scintillator detector at LNGS, is designed for the detection of neutrinos and antineutrinos from the Sun, supernovae, nuclear reactors, and the Earth. The feeble nature of these signals requires a strong suppression of backgrounds below a few MeV. Very low intrinsic radiogenic contamination of all detector components needs to be accompanied by the efficient identification of muons and of muon-induced backgrounds. Muons produce unstable nuclei by spallation processes along their trajectory through the detector whose decays can mimic the expected signals; for isotopes with half-lives longer than a few seconds, the dead time induced by a muon-related veto becomes unacceptably long, unless its application can be restricted to a sub-volume along the muon track. Consequently, not only the identification of muons with very high efficiency but also a precise reconstruction of their tracks is of primary importance for the physics program of the experiment. The Borexino inner detector is surrounded by an outer water-Cherenkov detector that plays a fundamental role in accomplishing this task. The detector design principles and their implementation are described. The strategies adopted to identify muons are reviewed and their efficiency is evaluated. The overall muon veto efficiency is found to be 99.992% or better. Ad-hoc track reconstruction algorithms developed are presented. Their performance is tested against muon events of known direction such as those from the CNGS neutrino beam, test tracks available from a dedicated External Muon Tracker and cosmic muons whose angular distribution reflects the local overburden profile. The achieved angular resolution is 3-5 deg and the lateral resolution is 35-50 cm, depending on the impact parameter of the crossing muon. The methods implemented to efficiently tag cosmogenic neutrons are also presented.
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