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Title: Solar Neutrino Physics

Abstract

With its heavy water target, the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) offers the unique opportunity to measure both the 8B flux of electron neutrinos from the Sun and, independently, the flux of all active neutrino species reaching the Earth. A model-independent test of the hypothesis that neutrino oscillations are responsible for the observed solar neutrino deficit can be made by comparing the charged-current (CC) and neutral-current (NC) rates. This LDRD proposal supported the research and development necessary for an assessment of backgrounds and performance of the SNO detector and the ability to extract the NC/CC-Ratio. Particular emphasis is put upon the criteria for deployment and signal extraction from a discrete NC detector array based upon ultra-low background 3He proportional counters.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Defense Programs (DP) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
759169
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-99-1022
TRN: US0004311
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 15 Jul 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; HEAVY WATER; ELECTRON NEUTRINOS; PERFORMANCE; PROPORTIONAL COUNTERS; SOLAR NEUTRINOS; SUDBURY NEUTRINO OBSERVATORY

Citation Formats

Bowles, T.J., Brice, S.J., Esch, E.-I., Fowler, M.M., Goldschmidt, A., Hime, A., McGirt, F., Miller, G.G., Thornewell, P.M., Wilhelmy, J.B., and Wouters, J.M.. Solar Neutrino Physics. United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.2172/759169.
Bowles, T.J., Brice, S.J., Esch, E.-I., Fowler, M.M., Goldschmidt, A., Hime, A., McGirt, F., Miller, G.G., Thornewell, P.M., Wilhelmy, J.B., & Wouters, J.M.. Solar Neutrino Physics. United States. doi:10.2172/759169.
Bowles, T.J., Brice, S.J., Esch, E.-I., Fowler, M.M., Goldschmidt, A., Hime, A., McGirt, F., Miller, G.G., Thornewell, P.M., Wilhelmy, J.B., and Wouters, J.M.. Thu . "Solar Neutrino Physics". United States. doi:10.2172/759169. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/759169.
@article{osti_759169,
title = {Solar Neutrino Physics},
author = {Bowles, T.J. and Brice, S.J. and Esch, E.-I. and Fowler, M.M. and Goldschmidt, A. and Hime, A. and McGirt, F. and Miller, G.G. and Thornewell, P.M. and Wilhelmy, J.B. and Wouters, J.M.},
abstractNote = {With its heavy water target, the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) offers the unique opportunity to measure both the 8B flux of electron neutrinos from the Sun and, independently, the flux of all active neutrino species reaching the Earth. A model-independent test of the hypothesis that neutrino oscillations are responsible for the observed solar neutrino deficit can be made by comparing the charged-current (CC) and neutral-current (NC) rates. This LDRD proposal supported the research and development necessary for an assessment of backgrounds and performance of the SNO detector and the ability to extract the NC/CC-Ratio. Particular emphasis is put upon the criteria for deployment and signal extraction from a discrete NC detector array based upon ultra-low background 3He proportional counters.},
doi = {10.2172/759169},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Jul 15 00:00:00 EDT 1999},
month = {Thu Jul 15 00:00:00 EDT 1999}
}

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