The solar neutrino deficit -- Principle and interest (a modern problem)

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Sufficient data now exist that tests, independent of any solar model, can be made of whether solar neutrino experiment are consistent with the minimal Standard Model (stable, massless neutrinos). If the experimental uncertainties are correctly estimated and the sun is generating energy by light-element fusion in quasi-static equilibrium, the probability of a standard-physics solution is less than 1.2%. Even when the luminosity constraint is abandoned, the probability is not more than 5%. The sensitivity of the conclusions to input parameters is explored. New experiments nearing completion (SNO and SuperKamiokande) are expected to provide decisive evidence of neutrino oscillations, if they ... continued below

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Robertson, R.G.H. December 31, 1995.

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Sufficient data now exist that tests, independent of any solar model, can be made of whether solar neutrino experiment are consistent with the minimal Standard Model (stable, massless neutrinos). If the experimental uncertainties are correctly estimated and the sun is generating energy by light-element fusion in quasi-static equilibrium, the probability of a standard-physics solution is less than 1.2%. Even when the luminosity constraint is abandoned, the probability is not more than 5%. The sensitivity of the conclusions to input parameters is explored. New experiments nearing completion (SNO and SuperKamiokande) are expected to provide decisive evidence of neutrino oscillations, if they are indeed the explanation.

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  • BARYONS `95: 7. international conference on the structure of baryons, Santa Fe, NM (United States), 3-7 Oct 1995

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  • Report No.: DOE/ER/40537--79
  • Report No.: CONF-951062--8
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  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 244669
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc670223

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Robertson, R.G.H. The solar neutrino deficit -- Principle and interest (a modern problem), article, December 31, 1995; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc670223/: accessed December 12, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.