"Just so" neutrino oscillations are back

Sheldon L. Glashow, Peter J. Kernan, Lawrence M. Krauss

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Abstract

Recent evidence for oscillations of atmospheric neutrinos at Super-Kamiokande suggest, in the simplest see-saw interpretation, neutrino masses such that "just so" vacuum oscillations can explain the solar neutrino deficit. Super-K solar neutrino data provide preliminary support for this interpretation. We describe how the just-so signal - an energy dependent seasonal variation of the event rate, might be detected within the coming years and provide general arguments constraining the sign of the variation. The expected variation at radiochemical detectors may be below present sensitivity, but a significant modulation in the 7Be signal could shed light on the physics of the solar core - including a direct measure of the solar core temperature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)412-418
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume445
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 7 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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