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Sun's real time energy measured for first time in lab

Deccan Chronicle | DC Correspondent

Published on: August 31, 2014 | Updated on: Invalid date

The experiment result was announced by the Borexino experiment

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London: A neutrino experiment has successfully measured the energy of sun in real time that helped in detecting the neutrinos produced by nuclear reactions inside the solar mass.

The experiment result was announced by the Borexino experiment at the Gran Sasso National Laboratories (LNGS) of the Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN).

Gianpaolo Bellini, one of the fathers of the Borexino experiment, said that he was thankful to the results of this new Borexino research they had seen, via the neutrinos produced in the proton-proton (pp) reaction that it was the chain of pp nuclear fusions which made the sun work and provided precisely the energy that they measured with photons.

The experiment managed to measure the flux of neutrinos produced inside the Sun in the fusion reaction of two hydrogen nuclei to form a deuterium nucleus.

The difficulty of the measurement just made was due to the extremely reduced energy of these neutrinos that is the smallest one compared to the other neutrinos emitted by the Sun.

The study is published in the international journal Nature. 

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