The large size and the very low radioactive background of solar neutrino detectors such as Borexino at the Gran Sasso Laboratory in Italy offer a unique opportunity to probe the existence of neutrino oscillations into new sterile components by means of carefully designed and well calibrated anti-neutrino and neutrino artificial sources. In this paper we briefly summarise the key elements of the SOX experiment, a program for the search of sterile neutrinos (and other short distance effects) by means of a144Ce-144Pr anti-neutrino source and, possibly in the medium term future, with a51Cr neutrino source.

Solar neutrino detectors as sterile neutrino hunters

Pallavicini, Marco;Di Noto, L.;
2017

Abstract

The large size and the very low radioactive background of solar neutrino detectors such as Borexino at the Gran Sasso Laboratory in Italy offer a unique opportunity to probe the existence of neutrino oscillations into new sterile components by means of carefully designed and well calibrated anti-neutrino and neutrino artificial sources. In this paper we briefly summarise the key elements of the SOX experiment, a program for the search of sterile neutrinos (and other short distance effects) by means of a144Ce-144Pr anti-neutrino source and, possibly in the medium term future, with a51Cr neutrino source.
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