Inside the Sun pp 187-199 | Cite as

The Gallex Project

  • T. Kirsten
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 159)


The GALLEX collaboration aims at the detection of solar neutrinos in a radiochemical experiment employing 30 tons of Gallium in form of concentrated aqueous Gallium-chloride solution.The detector is primarily sensitive to the otherwise inaccessible pp-neutrinos. Details of the experiment have been repeatedly described before [1–7]. Here we report the present status of implementation in the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso (Italy). So far, 12.2 tons of Gallium are at hand.The present status of development allows to start the first full scale run at the time when 30 tons of Gallium become available.This date is expected to be january, 1990.


Neutrino Oscillation Solar Neutrino Faraday Cage Standard Solar Model Germanium Isotope 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Kirsten
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für KernphysikHeidelbergGermany

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