Münster 2017 – wissenschaftliches Programm

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T: Fachverband Teilchenphysik

T 80: Neutrinophysik 6 (Szintillatorexperimente)

T 80.8: Vortrag

Mittwoch, 29. März 2017, 18:40–18:55, H 2

Data Selection in the SOX experiment — •Birgit Neumair for the Borexino collaboration — James-Franck-Straße 1, 85748 Garching bei München

In the last years, several neutrino oscillation experiments reported results not compatible within the 3-neutrino model, which hint at the existence of light sterile neutrinos. To test this hypothesis, the SOX (Short distance neutrino Oscillations in BoreXino) experiment will search for oscillations from active to sterile neutrinos by placing a (100-150) kCi 144Ce - νe - source underneath the liquid scintillator detector Borexino. Oscillations will be observed via a reduction of the detected interaction rate of the νe and an oscillatory pattern as a function of the neutrino energy and travelled distance. In the talk the data selection will be presented.

The work is supported by the DFG cluster of excellence "Origin and Structure of the Universe".

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