Borexino revealed for the first time the mechanisms powering the Sun and the other stars. In this article Prof. em. Gianpaolo Bellini describes the experiment and recollects its history and achievements (Il Nuovo Saggiatore Vol. 36, Anno 2020, No. 5-6, Pag. 82).
The Monte Carlo simulation of the Borexino detector Astroparticle Physics, Volume 97, 2018, Pages 136-159, ISSN 0927-6505 Published 17 October 2017. [doi:10.1016/j.astropartphys.2017.10.003] (preprint on arXiv)
Borexino calibrations: hardware, methods, and results Journal of Instrumentation, Volume 7, October 2012 Citation H Back et al 2012 JINST 7 P10018 Published 22 October 2012 [doi:10.1088/1748-0221/7/10/P10018] (preprint on arXiv)
The liquid handling systems for the Borexino solar neutrino detector Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment Volume 609, Issue 1, 1 October 2009, Pages 58-78 (Submitted 10 July 2009, Accepted 11
The Borexino detector at the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment Volume 600, Issue 3, 11 March 2009, Pages 568-593. (Submitted 24 June 2008, Revised 25
Pulse-shape discrimination with the Counting Test Facility Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment Volume 584, Issue 1, 1 January 2008, Pages 98-113 [doi: 10.1016/j.nima.2007.09.036] (local copy)
Videos of the Borexino nylon vessels installation (Jan – May, 2004). Here are some time-lapse videos of the whole operation, as seen by Borexino’s internal CCD photo-cameras, mounted on the Stainless Steel Sphere (inside dedicated sealed chambers, with special glass
Science and technology of Borexino: a real-time detector for low energy solar neutrinos Astroparticle Physics Volume 16, Issue 3, January 2002, Pages 205-234 (Submitted 29 November 2000, Accepted 26 January 2001, Available online 27 November 2001). [DOI: 10.1016/S0927-6505(01)00110-4] (local copy) In memory
CTF2 filling (May 22 – Jun 18, 2001), time-lapse video from the CTF internal CCTV camera (consider the effects from reflection and refraction as the water level approaches and gets over the position of the camera).
A large-scale low-background liquid scintillation detector: the Counting Test Facility at Gran Sasso Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment Volume 406, Issue 3, 11 April 1998, Pages 411-426 [DOI: 10.1016/S0168-9002(98)00018-7] (local copy)
CTF achieved records in the domain of ultra-low background, large volume detectors. These encouraging results point towards the feasibility of detectors like Borexino.
Detailed Proposal for the Borexino experiment at LNGS, a real time detector for low energy solar neutrino, by G. Bellini, R. S. Raghavan et al.