Paleo-Detectors for Galactic Supernova Neutrinos

@article{Baum2020PaleoDetectorsFG,
  title={Paleo-Detectors for Galactic Supernova Neutrinos},
  author={Sebastian Baum and Thomas D. P. Edwards and Bradley J. Kavanagh and Patrick Stengel and Andrzej K. Drukier and Katherine Freese and Maciej G'orski and Christoph Weniger},
  journal={Physical Review D},
  year={2020},
  volume={101}
}
  • Sebastian Baum, Thomas D. P. Edwards, +5 authors Christoph Weniger
  • Published 2020
  • Physics
  • Physical Review D
  • Paleo-detectors are a proposed experimental technique in which one would search for traces of recoiling nuclei in ancient minerals. Natural minerals on Earth are as old as $\mathcal{O}(1)\,$Gyr and, in many minerals, the damage tracks left by recoiling nuclei are also preserved for timescales long compared to 1 Gyr once created. Thus, even reading out relatively small target samples of order 100 g, paleo-detectors would allow one to search for very rare events thanks to the large exposure… CONTINUE READING

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