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Tomography of the Earth's core using supernova neutrinos
KTH, Superseded Departments, Physics.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3525-8349
2003 (English)In: Astroparticle physics, ISSN 0927-6505, E-ISSN 1873-2852, Vol. 19, no 6, 755-770 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We investigate the possibility to use the neutrinos coming from a future galactic supernova explosion to perform neutrino oscillation tomography of the Earth's core. We propose to use existing or planned detectors, resulting in an additional payoff. Provided that all of the discussed uncertainties can be reduced as expected, we find that the average matter densities of the Earth's inner and outer cores could be measured with a precision competitive with geophysics. However, since seismic waves are more sensitive to matter density jumps than average matter densities, neutrino physics would give partly complementary information.

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Elsevier B.V. , 2003. Vol. 19, no 6, 755-770 p.
Keyword [en]
neutrino oscillations, supernova neutrinos, neutrino tomography, geophysics, ii supernovae, base-line, oscillations, matter, density, spectra, solar, transport, physics, spectroscopy
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Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-22752DOI: 10.1016/s0927-6505(03)00120-8ISI: 000184796000007OAI: diva2:341450
Swedish Research Council, 621-2001-1611
QC 20100525Available from: 2011-06-21 Created: 2010-08-10 Last updated: 2011-06-21Bibliographically approved

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