Neutrino Astrophysics

Neutrino Astrophysics

by John N. Bahcall
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Cambridge University Press


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Neutrino Astrophysics

This authoritative text provides a lively, thought-provoking and informative summary of neutrino astrophysics. Neutrino astronomy is being revolutionized by the availability of new observational facilities. Theoretical work in astrophysics and in particle physics in increasing rapidly. The subject of solar neutrinos has many seemingly independent aspects, both in its theoretical basis (involving nuclear, atomic, and particle physics, geochemistry, and astronomy). For many physicists, solar neutrinos constitute the low-energy frontier of high-energy physics. Results from all these disciplines are combined here, providing a timely and unified discussion of the field. Each chapter begins with a succinct overview of material to be presented and ends with an annotated bibliography. For advanced undergraduate students, but will be essential reading for all researchers interested in the physics of neutrinos and what they reveal about the nature of the Universe.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521379755
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/28/1989
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 592
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.57(d)

Table of Contents

List of tables; List of figures; Preface; 1. Overview; 2. Stellar structure and evolution; 3. Nuclear fusion reactions; 4. The standard solar model; 5. Nonstandard solar models; 6. The neutrinos; 7. Theoretical uncertainties; 8. Neutrino cross sections; 9. Beyond the standard model of electroweak interactions; 10. The 37CI experiment; 11. The 71Ga experiments; 12. Geochemical and radiochemical detectors: Mo, Tl, Li, Br, I; 13. Neutrino-electron scattering experiments; 14. Direct counting experiments; 15. Stellar collapse; 16. Synopsis and future directions; Appendix; References; Index.

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