This paper describes the main features of the proposed low energy solar neutrino detector Borexino, planned to be installed at the Gran Sasso Laboratory. This real time detector is based on a massive, calorimetric, liquid scintillation spectroscopy technique, whose high luminosity is the base for the attempt to achieve a low signal detection threshold. After a description of the main structural components of the detector, of its performances in term of spatial and energy resolution, and of the neutrino reactions occurring in the liquid scintillator, a description of the crucial background topic is given. Finally the main implications of the physics program of the experiment are briefly illustrated.

A new solar-neutrino detector / G. Alimonti, B. Alpat, C. Arpesella, G. Bellini, P. Benetti, S. Bonetti, F. Calaprice, M. Campanella, G. Cecchet, A. Debari, M. Deutsch, A. Donati, F. Elisei, F. Vonfeilitzsch, D. Franciotti, M. Giammarchi, D. Giugni, A. Golubchikov, G. Husser, T. Kovacs, I. Manno, G. Mantovani, G. Manuzio, F. Masetti, U. Mazzucato, E. Meroni, J. Mitchell, L. Oberauer, S. Pakvasa, A. Perotti, A. Preda, P. Raghavan, R. Raghavan, F. Ragusa, G. Ranucci, R. Scardaoni, S. Schonert, O. Smirnov, R. Tartaglia, G. Testera, P. Ullucci, S. Vitale, O. Zaimidoroga - In: Advanced technology and particle physics : proceedings of the 3. international conference on advanced technology and particle physics, Como, Italy, 22-26 june 1992 / [a cura di] E. Borchi, T. Ferbel, D. Nygren, A. Penzo, P.G. Rancoita. - Amsterdam : North Holland, 1993. - pp. 149-155 (( Intervento presentato al 3. convegno International conference on advanced technology and particle physics tenutosi a Como nel 1992.

A new solar-neutrino detector

G. Bellini;S. Bonetti;E. Meroni;F. Ragusa;
1993

Abstract

This paper describes the main features of the proposed low energy solar neutrino detector Borexino, planned to be installed at the Gran Sasso Laboratory. This real time detector is based on a massive, calorimetric, liquid scintillation spectroscopy technique, whose high luminosity is the base for the attempt to achieve a low signal detection threshold. After a description of the main structural components of the detector, of its performances in term of spatial and energy resolution, and of the neutrino reactions occurring in the liquid scintillator, a description of the crucial background topic is given. Finally the main implications of the physics program of the experiment are briefly illustrated.
Settore FIS/01 - Fisica Sperimentale
Settore FIS/04 - Fisica Nucleare e Subnucleare
Book Part (author)
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.
Pubblicazioni consigliate

Caricamento pubblicazioni consigliate

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: http://hdl.handle.net/2434/177988
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus 4
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 1
social impact