Resonant neutrino scattering: An impossible experiment?

D. Suzuki, T. Sumikama, M. Ogura, W. Mittig, A. Shiraki, Y. Ichikawa, H. Kimura, H. Otsu, H. Sakurai, Y. Nakai, M. S. Hussein

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Abstract

The experimental feasibility was investigated for the resonant scattering of monoenergetic neutrinos emitted in the two-body β decay. A simple general formula shows that the resonance cross section can be as large as of the order of 10-17 cm2. The Mössbauer setup using a solid crystal was examined with a focus on the electronic structure of the emitter and the absorber. Based on realistic calculations, we show that interactions of valence electrons in the solid lead to a level broadening of the atomic ground state, which considerably suppresses the resonant scattering of neutrinos.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)144-148
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume687
Issue number2-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 12 2010
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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