New measurements of the geo-neutrino flux are available from two independent and complementary experiments: Borexino and KamLAND. These new data decrease uncertainties on the flux and the derived radiogenic contribution to the terrestrial heat flow begins to be significant. The derived heat flow has a theoretical uncertainty from the accepted model of Earth. In the new future the range of the predictions should decrease mainly because of larger statistics collected by the two experiments and of a detailed geological study of the region near Borexino. © 2010 American Institute of Physics.

Geo-neutrinos and radiogenic contribution to Earth's heat flow

FIORENTINI, Giovanni;MANTOVANI, Fabio;CHUBAKOV, Viacheslav
2010

Abstract

New measurements of the geo-neutrino flux are available from two independent and complementary experiments: Borexino and KamLAND. These new data decrease uncertainties on the flux and the derived radiogenic contribution to the terrestrial heat flow begins to be significant. The derived heat flow has a theoretical uncertainty from the accepted model of Earth. In the new future the range of the predictions should decrease mainly because of larger statistics collected by the two experiments and of a detailed geological study of the region near Borexino. © 2010 American Institute of Physics.
9780735408593
Geo-neutrinos, Natural radioactivity, Terrestrial heat
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