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Friday, November 30, 2001
Physics Building, Room 204
Note special time.
[Host: Craig Dukes]
"Results from the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory"
The Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) is a heavy water, imaging Cerenkov
detector operating 6800 feet underground in the Creighton Nickel Mine in
Ontario, Canada. With its heavy water target, SNO has the unique
capability to detect and separate three distinct 8B solar neutrino
signals through the charged current (CC), neutral current (NC), and
elastic scattering (ES) channels. By comparing the solar neutrino flux
deduced from the CC interaction (sensitive only to electron neutrinos)
with that deduced from the NC or ES interactions (sensitive to all active
neutrino flavors), SNO can make a unique study of the solar neutrino
deficit and a model independent test for neutrino oscillations. Results
from the pure D2O phase of SNO will be presented along with their
implications for elementary particle physics, astrophysics, and
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