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TitleSolar Neutrinos
Author(s)Davis, R. Jr.; Harmer, D. S.
Publication DateDecember 1964
Report NumberBNL-9093
Unique IdentifierACC0067
Other NumbersCONF-641214-2; OSTI ID: 4620355
Research OrgBrookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, N.Y.
Contract NoAT(30-2)-Gen-16
Sponsoring OrgU.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC)
Other Information2nd Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics, Austin, Tex.; Dec 15-19, 1964
SubjectPhysics; Cosmic Radiation; Argon 37; Capture; Chlorine 37; Conference; Configuration; Cosmic Radiation; Cross Sections; Electrons; Ethylene; Measured Values; Neutrinos; Nuclear Reactions; Numericals; Organic Chlorine Compounds; Radiation Detectors; Radiations; Sun; Texas; USA; Volume; Weight
KeywordsElementary Particles
Related Web PagesRaymond Davis, Jr., Solar Neutrinos, and the Solar Neutrino Problem
AbstractThe prospect of studying the solar energy generation process directly by observing the solar neutrino radiation has been discussed for many years. The main difficulty with this approach is that the sun emits predominantly low energy neutrinos, and detectors for observing low fluxes of low energy neutrinos have not been developed. However, experimental techniques have been developed for observing neutrinos, and one can foresee that in the near future these techniques will be improved sufficiently in sensitivity to observe solar neutrinos. At the present several experiments are being designed and hopefully will be operating in the next year or so. We will discuss an experiment based upon a neutrino capture reaction that is the inverse of the electron-capture radioactive decay of argon-37. The method depends upon exposing a large volume of a chlorine compound, removing the radioactive argon-37 and observing the characteristic decay in a small low-level counter.
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