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Title: Scattering of low-energy neutrinos on atomic shells

We present a derivation of the total cross section for inelastic scattering of low-energy solar neutrinos and reactor antineutrinos on bound electrons, resulting in a transition of the electron to an excited state. The atomic-shell structure of various chemical elements is treated in terms of a nonrelativistic approximation. We estimate the interaction rates for modern neutrino detectors, in particular the Borexino and GEMMA experiments. We establish that in these experiments the effect can be safely neglected, but it could be accessible to future large-volume neutrino detectors with low energy threshold.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4] ;  [3] ;  [5]
  1. Dept. of Dosimetry and Application of Ionizing Radiation, Czech Technical University, 115 19 Prague, Czech Rep. (Czech Republic)
  2. (Czech Republic)
  3. (Russian Federation)
  4. Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics, Czech Technical University, 128 00 Prague (Czech Republic)
  5. (Slovakia)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22492657
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1686; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: MEDEX'15: Workshop on calculation of double-beta-decay matrix elements, Prague (Czech Republic), 9-12 Jun 2015; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; ANTINEUTRINOS; APPROXIMATIONS; ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE; ELECTRONS; EXCITED STATES; INELASTIC SCATTERING; INTERACTIONS; SHELLS; SOLAR NEUTRINOS; TOTAL CROSS SECTIONS