- Conference date: 30 May-3June 2006
- Location: Rio Grande, Puerto Rico (USA)
The Borexino experiment is designed to measure the flux of 7Be solar neutrinos. The experiment, having a 100‐ton fiducial volume of organic liquid scintillator, should detect roughly 35 neutrinos per day in the energy range 250 – 1300 keV, a range lower than that of any previous real‐time neutrino detector. Though the 862‐keV 7Be neutrinos make up roughly 10% of the total solar neutrino flux, they have not previously been directly observed. Their energy is at a delicate point for confirmation of the vacuum‐to‐matter oscillation transition. In these proceedings, I will present the status of the Borexino experiment as of August 2006, as we prepare for final filling of the detector.
- Solar neutrinos
- Experiment design
- Organic liquids
- Scintillation detectors
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