Attempt at neutrino detection by resonance-type electrochemical detector with a small size

Norichika Terao, Kenji Ishibashi, Shunsuke Ishimoto, Takeshi Nishimura, Yasushi Takayama, Hidehiko Arima

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Abstract

Neutrinos make only the weak interaction, and have quite a small reaction cross-section. A huge detector system was usually required to detect neutrinos in such experiments as Homestake and Kamiokande. We consider that the neutrinos have an elaborated mass-generation mechanism on the basis of axial-vector (AV) type neutral scalar field. A resonance perturbation on this mechanism may exert influence on the neutrino structure, and make neutrinos to be very reactive in a similar degree to the electromagnetic interaction. According to this idea, we attempt to detect neutrinos by using a resonance-type electrochemical detector with a small size. A nuclear reactor produces an intense neutrino flux. The detector experiment was initiated in a location close to a nuclear reactor. The voltage of our detector increased with time, and showed a periodical saw-teeth waveform. After the initial experiment, the detector was moved back to our laboratory. The saw-teeth waveform was seen again for long-distant reactor and environmental neutrinos. We consider that the detector acquired the AV type neutral scalar field in the initial experiment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)670-673
Number of pages4
Journaljournal of nuclear science and technology
Volume45
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2008

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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