Monte Carlo exploration of MikheyevSmirnovWolfenstein solutions to the solar neutrino problem
Abstract
We explore the impact of astrophysical uncertainties on the MikheyevSmirnovWolfenstein (MSW) solution by calculating the allowed MSW solutions for 1000 different solar models with a Monte Carlo selection of solar model input parameters, assuming a full threefamily MSW mixing. Applications are made to the chlorine, gallium, Kamiokande, and Borexino experiments. The initial GALLEX result limits the mixing parameters to the upper diagonal and the vertical regions of the MSW triangle. We also calculate the expected event rates in the Borexino experiment assuming the MSW solutions implied by GALLEX.
 Publication:

Physical Review Letters
 Pub Date:
 August 1992
 DOI:
 10.1103/PhysRevLett.69.717
 Bibcode:
 1992PhRvL..69..717S
 Keywords:

 Computational Astrophysics;
 Monte Carlo Method;
 Solar Neutrinos;
 Astronomical Models;
 Missing Mass (Astrophysics);
 Particle Flux Density;
 Solar Physics;
 96.60.Kx;
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