June 22, 2020 to July 2, 2020
US/Central timezone

Oscillation tomography of the Earth with solar neutrinos and future experiments

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Dr Pouya Bakhti (IPM)


We study in details the Earth matter effects on the boron neutrinos
from the Sun using recently developed 3D models of the Earth.
The models have a number of new features of the density profiles,
in particular, substantial deviation from spherical symmetry.
The nadir angle ($\eta$) dependences of $A_{ND}$ are computed for future detectors DUNE, THEIA, Hyper-Kamiokande and MICA
at the South pole.
Perspectives of the oscillation tomography of the Earth
with the boron neutrinos are discussed. Next generation of detectors
will establish the integrated day-night asymmetry with high confidence level.
They can give some indications of the $\eta-$
dependence of the effect, but will discriminate among different models
at most at the $(1 - 2)\sigma$ level.
For the high level discrimination, the MICA-scale experiments are needed. MICA can
detect the ice-soil borders and perform unique tomography of Antarctica.


We've studied the potential of future neutrino observatories to distinguish between 3D earth models.

Primary author


Prof. Alexei Y. Smirnov (Max-Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics)

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