Direct detection experiments as a laboratory for solar neutrino physics

Enero 19, 2023
De 3:00pm hasta 4:00pm

IFT Seminar Room/Red Room

Specialist level
Patrick Foldenauer

IFT Seminar Room/Red Room


The next generation of dark matter (DM) direct detection (DD) experiments are becoming sensitive to the scattering of solar neutrinos. It will be the first time coherent elastic neutrino-nucleus scattering (CEvNS) will be detected from incident solar neutrinos, as opposed to spallation sources. Simultaneously, it will provide a complementary measurement of solar neutrinos via elastic neutrino-electron scattering. In this talk I will highlight the implications of these novel signals as a new means of testing neutrino non-standard neutrino interactions (NSI). For this purpose, I will introduce a convenient parameterization of the NSI parameter space that allows for an easy visualisation of the complementarity of different experimental sources. For this purpose I will contrast the sensitivities of DM DD experiments on NSIs with previous results from experimental sources of CEvNS at spallation sources and neutrino oscillation experiments.