Solar Neutrinos

  title={Solar Neutrinos},
  author={Vito Antonelli and Lino Miramonti and Carlos Pe{\~n}a-Garay and Aldo Serenelli},
The study of solar neutrinos has given a fundamental contribution both to astroparticle and to elementary particle physics, offering an ideal test of solar models and offering at the same time relevant indications on the fundamental interactions among particles. After reviewing the striking results of the last two decades, which were determinant to solve the long standing solar neutrino puzzle and refine the Standard Solar Model, we focus our attention on the more recent results in this field… 

The Sun, neutrinos and Super-Kamiokande

  • Yoichiro Suzuki
  • Physics
    Proceedings of the Japan Academy. Series B, Physical and biological sciences
  • 2020
Data from Super-Kamiokande in Japan and SNO in Canada together provided evidence that neutrino oscillation effectively converts the solar (electron) neutrinos to non-electron type neutrines.

Solar neutrino limits on decoherence

  • P. C. Holanda
  • Physics
    Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
  • 2020
The solar neutrino flux arrives at Earth as an incoherent admixture of mass eigenstates, and then solar neutrino detection constitute a blind probe to the oscillation pattern of the neutrino flavour

Neutrinos in Cosmology and Particle Physics

This thesis discusses two independent research topics. We first study keV sterile neutrinos as a Warm Dark Matter (WDM) candidate, focusing on their production at temperatures of the electroweak


This paper is a short pedagogical introduction to some aspects of the solar neutrino problem. The basic attention is concentrated on a qualitative consideration of the pp and CNO reactions

Solar structure and evolution

The Sun provides a critical benchmark for the general study of stellar structure and evolution. Also, knowledge about the internal properties of the Sun is important for the understanding of solar

Neutron star mergers and how to study them

  • E. Burns
  • Physics
    Living Reviews in Relativity
  • 2020
Neutron star mergers are the canonical multimessenger events: they have been observed through photons for half a century, gravitational waves since 2017, and are likely to be sources of neutrinos and


We propose a new approach to test possible corrections to Newtonian gravity using solar physics. The high accuracy of current solar models and new precise observations allow us to constrain

Accounting for the Heisenberg and Pauli principles in the kinetic approach to neutrino oscillations

While oscillations of solar neutrinos are usually studied using the single-particle quantum-mechanical approach, flavor conversions of supernovae neutrinos are typically analyzed using the kinetic

Theia: an advanced optical neutrino detector

New developments in liquid scintillators, high-efficiency, fast photon detectors, and chromatic photon sorting have opened up the possibility for building a large-scale detector that can discriminate



Where are the solar neutrinos

Experimental work with solar neutrinos has illuminated the properties of neutrinos and tested models of how the sun produces its energy. Three experiments continue to take data, and at least seven

Discovery Potential of Low Energy Solar Neutrino Experiments

Solar neutrino (ν) experiments in the last 4 decades have set a milestone in the quest for the nonstandard ν with basic evidence that solar ν’s oscillate. A global analysis of the results of seven

Solving the solar neutrino puzzle with KamLAND and solar data

We study what will be learned about the solar neutrino puzzle and solar neutrino oscillations once the data from the KamLAND reactor neutrino experiment ~soon to become available! are combined with

Updated global fit to three neutrino mixing: status of the hints of θ13 > 0

We present an up-to-date global analysis of solar, atmospheric, reactor and accelerator neutrino data in the framework of three-neutrino oscillations. We discuss in detail the statistical

KamLAND and the determination of neutrino mixing parameters in the post SNO-NC era

We study in detail the ability of the reactor experiment KamLAND for discriminating existing solutions to the solar neutrino problem and giving accurate information on neutrino masses and mixing

Surprising sun: a new step towards a complete picture?

It is shown that the updated CNO composition suppresses the anomalous position of the Sun in the known galactic enrichment and the predicted neutrino fluxes are updated using a seismic model and all the recent progress.