Borexino: Recent results, detector calibration and future perspectives

Marco Pallavicini, G. Bellini, J. Benziger, S. Bonetti, M. Buizza Avanzini, B. Caccianiga, L. Cadonati, F. Calaprice, C. Carraro, A. Chavarria, F. Dalnoki-Veress, D. D'Angelo, S. Davini, H. de Kerret, A. Derbin, A. Etenko, F. von Feilitzsch, K. Fomenko, D. Franco, C. GalbiatiS. Gazzana, C. Ghiano, M. Giammarchi, M. Goeger-Neff, A. Goretti, E. Guardincerri, S. Hardy, Aldo Ianni, Andrea Ianni, M. Joyce, V. Kobychev, Yusuke Koshio, G. Korga, D. Kryn, M. Laubenstein, M. Leung, T. Lewke, E. Litvinovich, B. Loer, F. Lombardi, P. Lombardi, L. Ludhova, I. Machulin, S. Manecki, W. Maneschg, G. Manuzio, Q. Meindl, E. Meroni, L. Miramonti, M. Misiaszek, D. Montanari, V. Muratova, L. Oberauer, M. Obolensky, F. Ortica, M. Pallavicini, L. Papp, L. Perasso, S. Perasso, A. Pocar, R. S. Raghavan, G. Ranucci, A. Razeto, A. Re, P. Risso, A. Romani, D. Rountree, A. Sabelnikov, R. Saldanha, C. Salvo, S. Schönert, H. Simgen, M. Skorokhvatov, O. Smirnov, A. Sotnikov, S. Sukhotin, Y. Suvorov, R. Tartaglia, G. Testera, D. Vignaud, R. B. Vogelaar, J. Winter, M. Wojcik, M. Wurm, A. Wright, J. Xu, O. Zaimidoroga, S. Zavatarelli, G. Zuzel

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Abstract

The Borexino experiment has been running since May 2007 at the Gran Sasso underground laboratory, in Italy. Solar neutrinos are detected with a large unsegmented liquid scintillator detector with unprecedented radioactive purity. The main results obtained include the measurement of the 7Be solar neutrino flux, the measurement of the 8B neutrino flux with electron recoil energy threshold of 3.0 MeV and the first clear detection of geo-neutrinos (see Aldo Ianni's talk in these proceedings for further details). Borexino has recently completed a large calibration campaign, and better results on 7Be solar neutrino measurement are expected soon. Short and medium term perspectives are summarized in the conclusions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-106
Number of pages6
JournalNuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements
Volume217
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Pallavicini, M., Bellini, G., Benziger, J., Bonetti, S., Buizza Avanzini, M., Caccianiga, B., Cadonati, L., Calaprice, F., Carraro, C., Chavarria, A., Dalnoki-Veress, F., D'Angelo, D., Davini, S., de Kerret, H., Derbin, A., Etenko, A., von Feilitzsch, F., Fomenko, K., Franco, D., ... Zuzel, G. (2011). Borexino: Recent results, detector calibration and future perspectives. Nuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements, 217(1), 101-106. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nuclphysbps.2011.04.077