XXth International Conference on Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics
O.Smirnov, O.Zaimidoroga & A.Derbin
Search for the Solar pp-Neutrinos with an Upgrade of CTF Detector
A possibility to use ultrapure organic scintillator as a low energy
solar neutrino detector is discussed. The detector with an active
volume of 10 tons and 4 pi coverage will count 1.8 pp-neutrinos and
5.4 Be7 neutrinos per day with an energy threshold of 170 keV for the
recoil electrons. The evaluation of the detector sensitivity and
background is based on the results obtained by the Borexino
collaboration with the Counting Test Facility (CTF). The detector can
be built at the Italian Gran Sasso underground laboratory as an
upgrade of the CTF detector using already developed technologies.
Based on Preprints INFN-LNGS INFN/AE 01/18 (2001) and
JINR E15-2001-188 (2001).