The first solar neutrino observations from the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory are presented. SNO is a water Cerenkov detector which uses heavy water (D2O) as both the interaction and detection medium. Based on the angular distribution of events with respect to the solar direction and the radial and energy distribution of events in the detector, it is concluded that data in the region of interest is dominated by 8B solar neutrinos detected via the charged current and elastic scattering reactions.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Astronomy and Astrophysics