The need to measure low-energy antineutrinos (E⊻<0.782 MeV) from the Sun

  title={The need to measure low-energy antineutrinos (E⊻<0.782 MeV) from the Sun},
  author={Oliver K. Manuel},
  journal={Physics of Atomic Nuclei},
  • O. Manuel
  • Published 6 October 2004
  • Physics
  • Physics of Atomic Nuclei
Measurements are needed of low-energy antineutrinos generated by possible neutron decay at the core of the Sun. The measurement will test the validity of a proposal that solar luminosity, solar neutrinos, and the outpouring of H+ ions from the solar surface are the products of a chain of reactions triggered by neutron emission from the solar core. Inverse β decay of 87-d 35S, induced by capture of low-energy antineutrinos on 35Cl, is a likely candidate for this measurement. 


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