Results from KamLAND

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Abstract

Earth is our most familiar astronomical object. However, its properties are not very well known, because its interior is optically invisible. One of the most important parameters in understanding Earth is heat generation. A large part of this heat is generated by the decay of radioactive elements, accompanying neutrino emissions, in the earth. KamLAND has provided precise determination of neutrino oscillation parameters and revealed how neutrinos travel observing neutrinos from distant nuclear power reactors. Consequently, KamLAND has made neutrinos new tool to see through astronomical objects that are opaque. Success in the first observation of geologically-produced neutrinos with KamLAND is a break-through for observational geophysics and is the start of "Neutrino Geophysics".

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationORIGIN OF MATTER AND EVOLUTION OF GALAXIES
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Symposium on Origin of Matter and Evolution of Galaxies 2005: New Horizon of Nuclear Astrophysics and Cosmology
Pages119-127
Number of pages9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 1
EventORIGIN OF MATTER AND EVOLUTION OF GALAXIES: International Symposium on Origin of Matter and Evolution of Galaxies 2005: New Horizon of Nuclear Astrophysics and Cosmology - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2005 Nov 82005 Nov 11

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume847
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

OtherORIGIN OF MATTER AND EVOLUTION OF GALAXIES: International Symposium on Origin of Matter and Evolution of Galaxies 2005: New Horizon of Nuclear Astrophysics and Cosmology
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period05/11/805/11/11

Keywords

  • Geo-neutrino
  • KamLAND
  • Neutrino
  • Reactor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Inoue, K. (2006). Results from KamLAND. In ORIGIN OF MATTER AND EVOLUTION OF GALAXIES: International Symposium on Origin of Matter and Evolution of Galaxies 2005: New Horizon of Nuclear Astrophysics and Cosmology (pp. 119-127). (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 847). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2234392