A search for $hep$ solar neutrinos and the diffuse supernova neutrino background using all three phases of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory

, SNO Collaboration and Kormos, L. L. and O'Keeffe, H. M. (2020) A search for $hep$ solar neutrinos and the diffuse supernova neutrino background using all three phases of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory. Physical Review D. ISSN 2470-0010

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Abstract

A search has been performed for neutrinos from two sources, the $hep$ reaction in the solar $pp$ fusion chain and the $\nu_e$ component of the diffuse supernova neutrino background (DSNB), using the full dataset of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory. The $hep$ search is performed using both a single-bin counting analysis and a likelihood fit. We find a best-fit flux that is compatible with solar model predictions while remaining consistent with zero flux, and set a one-sided upper limit of $\Phi_{hep} <30\times10^{3}~\mathrm{cm}^{-2}~\mathrm{s}^{-1}$ (90% credible interval). No events are observed in the DSNB search region, and we also set an improved upper bound on the $\nu_e$ component of the DSNB flux.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Physical Review D
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11 pages, 6 figures
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ID Code:
147865
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Deposited On:
02 Oct 2020 13:50
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Yes
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Published
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24 Oct 2020 07:09