Day-night effect in solar neutrino oscillations with three flavors
2004 (English)In: Physical Review D. Particles and fields, ISSN 0556-2821, E-ISSN 1089-4918, Vol. 69, no 7, 073006-1-073006-9 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We investigate the effects of a nonzero leptonic mixing angle theta(13) on the solar neutrino day-night asymmetry. Using a constant matter density profile for the Earth and well-motivated approximations, we derive analytical expressions for the nu(e) survival probabilities for solar neutrinos arriving directly at the detector and for solar neutrinos which have passed through the Earth. Furthermore, we numerically study the effects of a nonzero theta(13) on the day-night asymmetry at detectors and find that they are small. Finally, we show that if the uncertainties in the parameters theta(12) and Deltam(2) as well as the uncertainty in the day-night asymmetry itself were much smaller than they are today, this effect could, in principle, be used to determine theta(13).
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
The American Physical Society , 2004. Vol. 69, no 7, 073006-1-073006-9 p.
SUPERBEAMS, article, elementary particle, flavor, mathematical analysis, neutrino, night, oscillation, solar energy
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-7244DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.69.073006ISI: 000221253900014ScopusID: 2-s2.0-42749106442OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-7244DiVA: diva2:12199
FunderSwedish Research Council, 621-2001-1611Swedish Research Council, 621-2002-3577Swedish Research Council, 621-2001-1978
QC 201006302011-06-212007-05-312011-10-28Bibliographically approved