Towards a refined reference Earth model for geo-neutrinos

Y. Huang, V. Chubakov, F. Mantovani, W. F. McDonough, R. L. Rudnick

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Recently the Borexino [1] and KamLAND [2] collaborations reported evidence of the geo-neutrino signal at more than 4 sigma. These experimental results constrain the contribution of radiogenic heat production in the Earth and provide a crucial test of the existing Bulk Silicate Earth (BSE) models. We developed a high resolution, geospatial reference model for the crust and lithospheric mantle in order to determine the U and Th concentration in the deep Earth from the geo-neutrino signal.

Original languageEnglish
Article number042041
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue numberPART 4
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event12th International Conference on Topics in Astroparticle and Underground Physics, TAUP 2011 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 2011 Sept 52011 Sept 9


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