First neutrino observations from the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory

Authors
Citation
Kc. Frame, First neutrino observations from the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory, PHYS SCR, T93, 2001, pp. 76-78
Citations number
7
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Physics
Journal title
PHYSICA SCRIPTA
ISSN journal
0281-1847 → ACNP
Volume
T93
Year of publication
2001
Pages
76 - 78
Database
ISI
SICI code
0281-1847(2001)T93:<76:FNOFTS>2.0.ZU;2-#
Abstract
The first neutrino observations with the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory are p resented. Based on preliminary analyses, the location, direction, and energ y of the observed events are consistent with detection of B-8 solar neutrin os by charged current absorption on deuterium and elastic scattering off el ectrons, with little background. Water assays indicate radioactivity levels are falling and are within a small factor of the level necessary for measu rement of the flux of all active neutrino flavors via the neutral current r eaction on deuterium.