We provide a determination of the Beryllium neutrino luminosity directly by means of helioseismology, without using additional assumptions. We have constructed solar models where Beryllium neutrino, (nu(Be)) production is artificially changed by varying in an arbitrary way the zero energy astrophysical S-factor S(34) for the reaction (3)He + (4)He --> (7)Be + gamma. Next we have compared the properties of such models with helioseismic determinations of photospheric helium abundance, depth of the convective zone and sound speed profile. We find that helioseismology directly confirms the production rate of nu(Be) as predicted by SSMs to within +/- 25% (1 sigma error). This constraint is somehow weaker than that estimated from uncertainties of the SSM (+ +/- 10%), however it relies on direct observational data. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

Helioseismic determination of Beryllium neutrinos produced in the sun

VILLANTE, FRANCESCO LORENZO
2000-01-01

Abstract

We provide a determination of the Beryllium neutrino luminosity directly by means of helioseismology, without using additional assumptions. We have constructed solar models where Beryllium neutrino, (nu(Be)) production is artificially changed by varying in an arbitrary way the zero energy astrophysical S-factor S(34) for the reaction (3)He + (4)He --> (7)Be + gamma. Next we have compared the properties of such models with helioseismic determinations of photospheric helium abundance, depth of the convective zone and sound speed profile. We find that helioseismology directly confirms the production rate of nu(Be) as predicted by SSMs to within +/- 25% (1 sigma error). This constraint is somehow weaker than that estimated from uncertainties of the SSM (+ +/- 10%), however it relies on direct observational data. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
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