Solar neutrinos

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Term: Solar neutrinos

A neutrino generated in the Sun. The main source of solar neutrinos is the proton-proton chain of reactions, in which an energy of +28 MeV is shared between the reaction products. These are called low-energy neutrinos. There are less important reactions in the Sun yielding a smaller flux of higher energy neutrinos. The solar neutrino flux can be estimated from the solar luminosity.

Created 2023.04.16
Last Modified 2023.04.16
Contributed by Ryan McGranaghan