Mar 15 – 18, 2011
Europe/Rome timezone

SNO+ experiment as a Neutrino Telescope

Mar 16, 2011, 7:36 PM


Takashi Iida (Queen's University)


SNO+ is a large scale liquid scintillator detector that is the successor experiment to the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory, located in SNOLAB near Sudbury, Canada. SNO+ is under construction and will detect neutrinos using a 12m diameter acrylic sphere filled with approximately 800 tonnes of liquid scintillator and monitored by about 10,000 photomultiplier tubes. We plan to study solar neutrinos, supernova neutrinos, geo neutrinos and reactor neutrinos as well as neutrinoless double beta decay. Supernova relic neutrinos (the diffuse supernova neutrino background) are also an interesting physics goal. Because of the very small muon rate and smaller reactor flux than KamLAND, the sensitivity to supernova relic neutrinos at lower energies will be very good. In this poster, "SNO+ experiment as a neutrino telescope" will be presented. The main focus is on the physics goals for solar neutrinos and supernova neutrinos. Preliminary studies of the supernova relic neutrino sensitivity will also be presented.

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