Improved Measurement of Solar Neutrinos from the Carbon-Nitrogen-Oxygen Cycle by Borexino and Its Implications for the Standard Solar Model Phys. Rev. Lett. 129, 252701 (2022) – Published 12 December 2022 [DOI:10.1103/PhysRevLett.129.252701] This paper have been been highlighted. See Viewpoint: “Elemental
Latest Borexino CNO pre-print results(1) featured on Science News: “Neutrinos hint the sun has more carbon and nitrogen than previously thought Figuring out our star’s makeup is crucial for understanding the entire universe” By Ken Croswell JUNE 16, 2022 AT
For most of their existence, stars are powered by fusion of hydrogen into helium via two processes that are well understood theoretically: the proton–proton chain, dominant in relatively small stars like our Sun, and the Carbon–Nitrogen–Oxygen cycle, which is prevalent in bigger, more massive stars. Borexino got the first experimental evidence of neutrinos emitted by the CNO cycle in the Sun core.
Comprehensive measurement of pp-chain solar neutrinos Nature volume 562, pages 505–510 (2018) Published: 24 October 2018 [doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0624-y] (full text here) Data availability The datasets generated during the current study are freely available: see below (scroll down). Additional information is available from the