Past and Present Experiments of Geoneutrinos

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Abstract

Geoneutrinos are antineutrinos produced in radioactive decays within Earth's interior. Those antineutrinos can be detected by inverse β-decays of protons, however, due to extremely small cross section, there were no feasible experiments for a long time. Owing to the development of large-size antineutrino detectors, the observation of geoneutrinos has been finally made, and then composition models of the Earth are constrained from the radiogenic heat estimate. In this article, the latest results from ongoing experiments, KamLAND and Borexino, are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)355-358
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics Procedia
Volume61
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event13th International Conference on Topics in Astroparticle and Underground Physics, TAUP 2013 - , United States
Duration: 2013 Sep 82013 Sep 13

Keywords

  • geoneutrino
  • neutrino
  • reactor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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