Solar Neutrinos: from background to signal


Yu, T. (2022). Solar Neutrinos: from background to signal. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/22030020


Yu, Tien-Tien. Solar Neutrinos: from background to signal. Perimeter Institute, Mar. 08, 2022, https://pirsa.org/22030020


          @misc{ pirsa_22030020,
            doi = {10.48660/22030020},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/22030020},
            author = {Yu, Tien-Tien},
            keywords = {Particle Physics},
            language = {en},
            title = {Solar Neutrinos: from background to signal},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2022},
            month = {mar},
            note = {PIRSA:22030020 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}

Tien-Tien Yu University of Oregon

Talk Type Scientific Series


Solar neutrinos are an inevitable background to any dark matter direct detection experiment as they closely mimic the signature of dark matter. In this talk, I will discuss the effects of solar neutrinos on the reach of dark matter-electron scattering experiments, with a focus on semiconductor and xenon-based detectors. In addition, I will present the prospects of measuring and understanding the various solar neutrino components using the same detectors, as well as the effects of non-standard neutrino interactions, thus turning solar neutrinos from a background to an interesting signal in their own right.