4:45 PM - 5:00 PM
[SIT22-12] Geo-neutrino measurement with KamLAND
Keywords:Geo-neutrino, radiogenic heat, Th/U mass ratio
Geo-neutrino is created by uranium (238U) and thorium (232Th) and potassium (40K) in the Earth’s interior and KamLAND can detect directly geo-neutrino from the decay chains of 238U and 232Th and it brings unique and direct information about the Earth’s interior and thermal dynamics.
The KamLAND collaboration reported the first measurement result about geo-neutrino in 2005. The geo-neutrino signals at KamLAND were used to estimate our planet’s radiogenic heat production and constrain composition models of the bulk silicate Earth (BSE).
Recently, geo-neutrino sensitivity is improved because the neutrinos from nuclear reactor (reactor neutrino) that is main background of this measurement was decreased because of Fukushima nuclear accident in March 2011.
We will report about recent geo-neutrino measurement included low-reactor period with KamLAND.