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    Is the LMA solar-neutrino solution ruled out by SN1987A data?

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    The development of new supernova neutrino detectors relies on the expected hard energy spectrum of the nu_mu and nu_tau emitted in the supernova. We show that SN1987A was sensitive to the large mixing angle (LMA) and "just so" solution to the solar neutrino problem. We review the previous analysis of the SN1987A data and propose a new analysis. The results of this analysis strongly disfavor the LMA solution, provided the nu_mu and nu_tau are hard as predictedComment: 4 pages; 6 figures. Presented at the Europhysics Neutrino Oscillation Workshop, NOW 2000 (EPS, Lecce, Italy, Sept. 9-16, 2000) and to be published in Nucl. Phys. B (PS) (North Holland, Amsterdam, 2001

    A Novel Supernova Detector

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    We discuss the prospects for detecting nu_{mu,tau} and nu_{tau}neutrinos from Type II supernovas using the novel detector at the Supernova Burst Observatory (SNBO) or OMNIS that is being designed for an underground laboratory in the USA. This detector would collect ~2000 flavor selected events from a Galactic supernova and could probe neutrino mass down to a few eV, as well as the dynamics of the supernova process. We believe this is essential to further our understanding of the neutrino section of elementary particle physics.Comment: 4 pages containing 5 figures, 4 tables; workshop on Next Generation Nucleon Decay and Neutrino Detectors, NNN99 (SUNY at Stony Brook, NY, Sept. 23-25, 1999), and to be published by the American institute of Physic
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