\(\alpha\)/\(\beta\) discrimination in Borexino

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  1. Underground nuclear astrophysics and solar neutrinos: Impact on astrophysics, solar and neutrino physics

Abstract.

In this report we describe the unique capabilities of the \( \alpha / \beta\) discrimination of the Borexino experiment. This capability is the direct result of years of development aimed at the design of an experiment that could withstand contamination from \( \alpha\)-emitting nuclides. The combination of the excellent \( \alpha/\beta\) discrimination and of the excellent radiopurity of the detector permitted to extract information on the solar neutrino interactions in Borexino without interference from \( \alpha\) particles.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Physics DepartmentPrinceton UniversityPrincetonUSA
  2. 2.M. Smoluchowski Institute of PhysicsJagiellonian UniversityKrakowPoland
  3. 3.INFN Laboratori Nazionali del Gran SassoAssergi (AQ)Italy

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