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INFNFE-05-00 Helioseismic determination of Beryllium neutrinos produced in

By The Sun, B. Ricci and F. L. Villante

Abstract

We provide a determination of the Beryllium neutrino luminosity directly by means of helioseismology, without using additional assumptions. We have constructed solar models where Beryllium neutrino, (νBe) production is artificially changed by varying in an arbitrary way the zero energy astrophysical S-factor S34 for the reaction 3 He + 4 He → 7 Be + γ. Next we have compared the properties of such models with helioseismic determinations of photospheric helium abundance, depth of the convective zone and sound speed profile. We find that helioseismology directly confirms the production rate of νBe as predicted by SSMs to within ±25 % (1σ error). This constraint is somehow weaker than that estimated from uncertainties of the SSM (±10%), however it relies on direct observational data. I

Year: 2000
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