Physics of Particles and Nuclei

, Volume 46, Issue 2, pp 174–181 | Cite as

Geo-neutrinos and Borexino

  • L. Ludhova
  • G. Bellini
  • J. Benziger
  • D. Bick
  • G. Bonfini
  • D. Bravo
  • B. Caccianiga
  • F. Calaprice
  • A. Caminata
  • P. Cavalcante
  • A. Chavarria
  • A. Chepurnov
  • D. D’Angelo
  • S. Davini
  • A. Derbin
  • A. Empl
  • A. Etenko
  • K. Fomenko
  • D. Franco
  • G. Fiorentini
  • C. Galbiati
  • S. Gazzana
  • C. Ghiano
  • M. Giammarchi
  • M. Göger-Neff
  • A. Goretti
  • C. Hagner
  • E. Hungerford
  • Aldo Ianni
  • Andrea Ianni
  • V. Kobychev
  • D. Korablev
  • G. Korga
  • D. Kryn
  • M. Laubenstein
  • B. Lehnert
  • T. Lewke
  • E. Litvinovich
  • F. Lombardi
  • P. Lombardi
  • G. Lukyanchenko
  • I. Machulin
  • S. Manecki
  • W. Maneschg
  • F. Mantovani
  • S. Marcocci
  • Q. Meindl
  • E. Meroni
  • M. Meyer
  • L. Miramonti
  • M. Misiaszek
  • P. Mosteiro
  • V. Muratova
  • L. Oberauer
  • M. Obolensky
  • F. Ortica
  • K. Otis
  • M. Pallavicini
  • L. Papp
  • L. Perasso
  • A. Pocar
  • G. Ranucci
  • A. Razeto
  • A. Re
  • B. Ricci
  • A. Romani
  • N. Rossi
  • 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
  • F. von Feilitzsch
  • H. Wang
  • J. Winter
  • M. Wojcik
  • A. Wright
  • M. Wurm
  • O. Zaimidoroga
  • S. Zavatarelli
  • K. Zuber
  • G. Zuzel
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Abstract

Geo-neutrinos, electron anti-neutrinos produced in β-decays of naturally occurring radioactive isotopes in the Earth, are a unique direct probe of our planet’s interior. After a brief introduction about the Earth, the geo-neutrinos’ properties and the main aims of their study are discussed. An overview of the latest experimental results obtained by the Borexino collaboration is provided, followed by a short overview of future perspectives of this new inter-disciplinary field.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Ludhova
    • 1
  • G. Bellini
    • 1
  • J. Benziger
    • 11
  • D. Bick
    • 18
  • G. Bonfini
    • 5
  • D. Bravo
    • 16
  • B. Caccianiga
    • 1
  • F. Calaprice
    • 12
  • A. Caminata
    • 3
  • P. Cavalcante
    • 5
  • A. Chavarria
    • 12
  • A. Chepurnov
    • 17
  • D. D’Angelo
    • 1
  • S. Davini
    • 19
  • A. Derbin
    • 13
  • A. Empl
    • 19
  • A. Etenko
    • 7
  • K. Fomenko
    • 2
    • 5
  • D. Franco
    • 8
  • G. Fiorentini
    • 21
  • C. Galbiati
    • 12
  • S. Gazzana
    • 5
  • C. Ghiano
    • 3
  • M. Giammarchi
    • 1
  • M. Göger-Neff
    • 14
  • A. Goretti
    • 12
  • C. Hagner
    • 18
  • E. Hungerford
    • 19
  • Aldo Ianni
    • 5
  • Andrea Ianni
    • 12
  • V. Kobychev
    • 6
  • D. Korablev
    • 2
  • G. Korga
    • 19
  • D. Kryn
    • 8
  • M. Laubenstein
    • 5
  • B. Lehnert
    • 22
  • T. Lewke
    • 14
  • E. Litvinovich
    • 7
  • F. Lombardi
    • 5
  • P. Lombardi
    • 1
  • G. Lukyanchenko
    • 7
  • I. Machulin
    • 7
  • S. Manecki
    • 16
  • W. Maneschg
    • 9
  • F. Mantovani
    • 21
  • S. Marcocci
    • 3
  • Q. Meindl
    • 14
  • E. Meroni
    • 1
  • M. Meyer
    • 18
  • L. Miramonti
    • 1
  • M. Misiaszek
    • 4
  • P. Mosteiro
    • 12
  • V. Muratova
    • 13
  • L. Oberauer
    • 14
  • M. Obolensky
    • 8
  • F. Ortica
    • 10
  • K. Otis
    • 15
  • M. Pallavicini
    • 3
  • L. Papp
    • 16
  • L. Perasso
    • 3
  • A. Pocar
    • 15
  • G. Ranucci
    • 1
  • A. Razeto
    • 5
  • A. Re
    • 1
  • B. Ricci
    • 21
  • A. Romani
    • 10
  • N. Rossi
    • 5
  • R. Saldanha
    • 12
  • C. Salvo
    • 3
  • S. Schönert
    • 14
  • H. Simgen
    • 9
  • M. Skorokhvatov
    • 7
  • O. Smirnov
    • 2
  • A. Sotnikov
    • 2
  • S. Sukhotin
    • 7
  • Y. Suvorov
    • 20
    • 7
  • R. Tartaglia
    • 5
  • G. Testera
    • 3
  • D. Vignaud
    • 8
  • R. B. Vogelaar
    • 16
  • F. von Feilitzsch
    • 14
  • H. Wang
    • 20
  • J. Winter
    • 14
  • M. Wojcik
    • 4
  • A. Wright
    • 12
  • M. Wurm
    • 18
  • O. Zaimidoroga
    • 2
  • S. Zavatarelli
    • 3
  • K. Zuber
    • 22
  • G. Zuzel
    • 4
  1. 1.Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità degli Studi e INFNMilanoItaly
  2. 2.Joint Institute for Nuclear ResearchDubnaRussia
  3. 3.Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità e INFNGenovaItaly
  4. 4.M. Smoluchowski Institute of PhysicsJagellonian UniversityCrakowPoland
  5. 5.INFN Laboratori Nazionali del Gran SassoAssergiItaly
  6. 6.Kiev Institute for Nuclear ResearchKievUkraine
  7. 7.NRC Kurchatov InstituteMoscowRussia
  8. 8.APC, Univ. Paris Diderot, CNRS/IN2P3, CEA/Irfu, Obs. de ParisSorbonne Paris CitèParisFrance
  9. 9.Max-Plank-Institut für KernphysikHeidelbergGermany
  10. 10.Dipartimento di ChimicaUniversità e INFNPerugiaItaly
  11. 11.Chemical Engineering DepartmentPrinceton UniversityPrincetonUSA
  12. 12.Physics DepartmentPrinceton UniversityPrincetonUSA
  13. 13.St. Petersburg Nuclear Physics InstituteGatchinaRussia
  14. 14.Physik DepartmentTechnische Universität MünchenGarchingGermany
  15. 15.Physics DepartmentUniversity of MassachusettsAmherstUSA
  16. 16.Physics DepartmentVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburgUSA
  17. 17.Lomonosov Moscow State University Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear PhysicsMoscowRussia
  18. 18.Institut für ExperimentalphysikUniversität HamburgHamburgGermany
  19. 19.Department of PhysicsUniversity of HoustonHoustonUSA
  20. 20.Physics ans Astronomy DepartmentUniversity of California Los Angeles (UCLA)Los AngelesUSA
  21. 21.Dipartimento di Fisica e Scienze della TerraUniversità degli Studi and INFNFerraraItaly
  22. 22.Institut für Kern- und TeilchenphysikTechnische Universituat DresdenDresdenGermany

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