Solar Neutrino Physics
The Interplay between Particle Physics and Astronomy
1. Edition April 2020
240 Pages, Hardcover
2 Pictures (2 Colored Figures)
A guide to the fascinating interplay between particle physics and astronomy that highlights the discovery of neutrino oscillations
Written by three international experts on the topic, Solar Neutrino Physics offers a review of the status of solar physics with its strong link to neutrino physics. The book explores constitutive physics and the governing equations of standard solar models. The authors also review the theory of neutrinos in the Standard Model and the related detector experiments. The book contains a summary of the results from various experiments and develops a coherent view of the current state-of-the-art of solar neutrino physics.
Solar Neutrino Physics shows how solar models can be calibrated with the observational constraints of the age, mass, radius, and luminosity of the sun. The authors present general evolutionary properties of the sun as a star, past and future. They also discuss the solar neutrino production via the pp-chains and CNO-cycle, including the important role of the chemical composition of the sun. A very important source of information about the solar interior is offered by helioseismology, the study of solar oscillations. This important book:
-Presents a high-level overview of the field of solar neutrino physics
-Brings together data and their interpretation of results obtained at various solar neutrino observatories
-Combines the theory of nuclear reactions with solar neutrino experiments
-Contains a review of SNO+, JUNO, LENA, Hyper-Kamiokande, and DUNE.
Written for astronomers, physicists, and high energy physicists, Solar Neutrino Physics contains a review of the field of neutrino physics, the relevant equations, and the impact of matter on the behavior of neutrino oscillations.
SOLAR INTRODUCTION AND EVOLUTION
Equations of Stellar Structure and Evolution
Calibrating Standard Solar Models
Standard Solar Models
Solar Anundance Problem
Uncertainties in SSMs
Solar Models Beyond the SSM
Neutrinos in the Standard Model
Neutrino Oscillation Experiments
Conclusions and Open Questions
SOLAR NEUTRINO EXPERIMENTS
The 37Cl Experiment
The 71Ga Experiments
Summary and Open Questions
FUTURE SOLAR NEUTRINO EXPERIMENTS
JUNO and LENA
Aldo Ianni is a senior researcher and head of Research Division at the Gran Sasso Laboratory, Italy.
Aldo Serenelli is Tenured Researcher at the Institute of Space Sciences, in Bellaterra, near Barcelona, Spain.