Stars represent an important source of astrophysical neutrinos, and the study of stellar neutrinos is an important branch of neutrino astronomy. In this chapter we shall first introduce the basic theory of stellar evolution and then describe the basic properties of stellar neutrinos. To be explicit, we shall concentrate on the neutrinos generated from thermal nuclear reactions in the solar core. The production processes, experimental detection and flavor conversions of solar neutrinos will be discussed in detail.


Neutrino Oscillation Solar Neutrino Stellar Evolution Electron Neutrino Cherenkov Detector 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhi-Zhong Xing
    • 1
  • Shun Zhou
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of High Energy PhysicsChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  2. 2.Max-Planck-Institut für Physik (Werner-Heisenberg-Institut)MünchenGermany

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