Geoneutrinos: production, propagation, and detection. Experimental and technological features of Borexino and KamLAND.
Borexino Results on Neutrinos from the Sun and Earth S. Kumaran, L. Ludhova, Ö. Penek, G. Settanta Universe 2021, 7(7), 231 – Published: 6 July 2021 (This article belongs to the Special Issue: Italian Research Facilities for Fundamental Physics) doi: 10.3390/universe7070231 Abstract
Comprehensive geoneutrino analysis with Borexino Phys. Rev. D 101, 012009 – Published 21 January 2020 [doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.101.012009] (preprint on arXiv). This paper have been been highlighted with a synopsis: “Earth As a Neutrino Source”. Data availability The datasets generated during the
Borexino finds evidence of neutrinos produced in the Earth’s mantle (CERN Courier) In July, the Borexino collaboration reported a geoneutrino signal from the Earth’s mantle with 98% C.L. Geoneutrinos are electron antineutrinos produced by β decays of 238U and 232Th chains, and 40K. These
Spectroscopy of geoneutrinos from 2056 days of Borexino data Phys. Rev. D 92, 031101(R) – Published 7 August 2015 [doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.92.031101] (preprint on arXiv) This paper have been been highlighted with a Focus story: “Neutrinos Detected from the Earth’s Mantle”. Data
New interdisciplinary field between Geology and Physics: the study of the Earth’s geo-neutrino flux. Models, experiments, results.
Measurement of geo-neutrinos from 1353 days of Borexino Physics Letters B Volume 722, Issues 4–5, 24 May 2013, Pages 295-300 [doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2013.04.030] (preprint on arXiv) News coverage on CERN Courier : “Borexino has new results on geoneutrinos” Abstract We present a measurement of
Mantle geoneutrinos in KamLAND and Borexino G. Fiorentini, G. L. Fogli, E. Lisi, F. Mantovani, and A. M. Rotunno Phys. Rev. D 86, 033004 – 3 August 2012 doi: 10.1103/PhysRevD.86.033004 Preprint: arXiv:1204.1923 Abstract The KamLAND and Borexino experiments have observed,
Essential Information about Earth’s thermal energy could be obtained by detecting neutrinos that flit through the Earth’s interior. Geoneutrinos opens up an entire new field of interdisciplinary research.
Borexino gets a first look inside the Earth (CERN Courier, 5 May 2010) The Borexino Collaboration has announced the observation of geoneutrinos at the underground Gran Sasso National Laboratory of the Italian Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN). The data reveal,
Observation of Geo-Neutrinos Physics Letters B Volume 687, Issues 4–5, 19 April 2010, Pages 299-304 doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2010.03.051 (local copy; preprint on arXiv) Italian press coverage of our Geo-Neutrino research (partial list): “Le particelle che arrivano dal centro della Terra” from ANSA
Nuclear physics for geo-neutrino studies Gianni Fiorentini, Aldo Ianni, George Korga, Marcello Lissia, Fabio Mantovani, Lino Miramonti, Lothar Oberauer, Michel Obolensky, Oleg Smirnov, and Yury Suvorov Phys. Rev. C 81, 034602 – Published 4 March 2010 doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.81.034602 [local copy]
Bearing directly on the interior of the whole Earth, such data can test, for the first time, the conceptual foundations of the geophysical structure, dynamics, and evolution of the present Earth.