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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Study of the effect of neutrino oscillations on the supernova neutrino signal in the LVD detector
Author: Agafonova, NY
Aglietta, M
Antonioli, P
Bari, G
Boyarkin, VV
Bruno, G
Fulgione, W
Galeotti, P
Garbini, M
Ghia, PL
Giusti, P
Kemp, E
Kuznetsov, VV
Kuznetsov, VA
Malguin, AS
Menghetti, H
Pesci, A
Pless, IA
Porta, A
Ryasny, VG
Ryazhskaya, OG
Saavedra, O
Sartorelli, G
Selvi, M
Vigorito, C
Vissani, F
Votano, L
Yakushev, VF
Zatsepin, GT
Zichichi, A
Abstract: The LVD detector, located in the INFN Gran Sasso National Laboratory (Italy), studies supernova neutrinos through the interactions with protons and carbon nuclei in the liquid scintillator and interactions with the iron nuclei of the support structure. We investigate the effect of neutrino oscillations in the signal expected in the LVD detector. The MSW effect has been studied in detail for neutrinos travelling through the collapsing star and the Earth. We show that the expected number of events and their energy spectrum are sensitive to the oscillation parameters, in particular to the mass hierarchy and the value of theta(13), presently unknown. Finally we discuss the astrophysical uncertainties, showing their importance and comparing it with the effect of neutrino oscillations on the expected signal. We do not discuss in this paper the determination of oscillation parameters from the results of the observations; this task seems to be very difficult until astrophysical uncertainties are significantly reduced. (c) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Subject: LVD
neutrino detection
supernova core collapse
neutrino oscillation
MSW effect
Country: Holanda
Editor: Elsevier Science Bv
Citation: Astroparticle Physics. Elsevier Science Bv, v. 27, n. 4, n. 254, n. 270, 2007.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.astropartphys.2006.11.004
Date Issue: 2007
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