Detecting solar neutrinos with the Borexino experiment (Vol. 52, No. 1)

Distribution of best-fit results of 210Bi and CNO neutrinos interaction rates obtained fitting thousands of simulated datasets under different assumptions of 210Bi backgrounds.

Neutrinos produced by the CNO cycle within the core of the Sun are being hunted by the Borexino experiment so that we may learn more about this important nuclear process. A paper by the Borexino collaboration – including XueFeng Ding, Postdoc Associate of Physics at Princeton University, United States – documents the attempts of the Borexino experiment to measure low-energy neutrinos from the Sun’s carbon-nitrogen-oxygen (CNO) cycle for the first time.

M. Agostini et al. (BOREXINO collaboration), Sensitivity to neutrinos from the solar CNO cycle in Borexino, Eur. Phys. J. C 80, 1091 (2020)