publication . Article . Preprint . 2006

CNO and pep neutrino spectroscopy in Borexino: Measurement of the deep underground production of cosmogenic 11C in organic liquid scintillator

Balata, M.; Bellini, G.; Benziger, J.; Bonetti, S.; Caccianiga, B.; Calaprice, F.; D'Angelo, D.; De Bellefon, A.; De Kerret, H.; Derbin, A.; ...
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  • Published: 19 Jan 2006
  • Publisher: American Physical Society
Abstract
6 pages, 5 figures; Borexino is an experiment for low energy neutrino spectroscopy at the Gran Sasso underground laboratories. It is designed to measure the mono-energetic $^7$Be solar neutrino flux in real time, via neutrino-electron elastic scattering in ultra-pure organic liquid scintillator. Borexino has the potential to also detect neutrinos from the \emph{pep} fusion process and the CNO cycle. For this measurement to be possible, radioactive contamination in the detector must be kept extremely low. Once sufficiently clean conditions are met, the main background source is $^{11}$C, produced in reactions induced by the residual cosmic muon flux on $^{12}$C. ...
Subjects
arxiv: Physics::Instrumentation and DetectorsNuclear ExperimentHigh Energy Physics::Experiment
free text keywords: [PHYS.HEXP]Physics [physics]/High Energy Physics - Experiment [hep-ex], Muons-induced nuclear reactions, Borexino, High Energy Physics - Experiment, 25.20.-x; 25.30.Mr; 26.65.+t; 28.20.Gd; 96.50.S-; 96.60.-j, Solar neutrinos, Photonuclear reactions, Low background experiments
Funded by
NSF| Low Energy Nuclear Physics at Princeton - The Borexino Solar Neutrino Experiment
Project
  • Funder: National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Project Code: 0201141
  • Funding stream: Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences | Division of Physics
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NSF| Solar Neutrino Physics: Calibrating and Monitoring Borexino
Project
  • Funder: National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Project Code: 9972127
  • Funding stream: Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences | Division of Physics
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NSF| Neutrino Physics: Borexino & LENS
Project
  • Funder: National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Project Code: 0501118
  • Funding stream: Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences | Division of Physics
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publication . Article . Preprint . 2006

CNO and pep neutrino spectroscopy in Borexino: Measurement of the deep underground production of cosmogenic 11C in organic liquid scintillator

Balata, M.; Bellini, G.; Benziger, J.; Bonetti, S.; Caccianiga, B.; Calaprice, F.; D'Angelo, D.; De Bellefon, A.; De Kerret, H.; Derbin, A.; ...