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Charged current cross section for massive cosmological neutrinos impinging on radioactive nuclei

Lazaukas, R. and Vogel, P. and Volpe, C. (2008) Charged current cross section for massive cosmological neutrinos impinging on radioactive nuclei. Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics, 35 (2). Art. No. 025001. ISSN 0954-3899. doi:10.1088/0954-3899/35/2/025001.

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We discuss the cross section formula for both massless and massive neutrinos on stable and radioactive nuclei. The latter could be of interest for the detection of cosmological neutrinos whose observation is one of the main challenges of modern cosmology. We analyse the signal-to-background ratio as a function of the ratio mν/Δ, i.e. the neutrino mass over the detector resolution and show that an energy resolution Δ ≤ 0.5 eV would be required for sub-eV neutrino masses, independently of the gravitational neutrino clustering. Finally, we mention the non-resonant character of neutrino capture on radioactive nuclei.

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Additional Information:© 2008 IOP Publishing Limited. Received 20 July 2007; Published 21 December 2007. Print publication: Issue 2 (February 2008). R Lazauskas and C Volpe acknowledge support from the project ANR-05-JCJC-0023 ‘Nonstandard neutrino properties and their impact in astrophysics and cosmology’ (NeuPAC). P Vogel appreciates the hospitality of the Institut de Physique Nucléaire, Orsay and the Aspen Center for Physics.
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