TAUP 91 - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483228983, 9781483257143

TAUP 91

1st Edition

Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Theoretical and Phenomenological Aspects of Underground Physics

Editors: A. Morales J. Morales J. A. Villar
eBook ISBN: 9781483257143
Imprint: North Holland
Published Date: 1st January 1992
Page Count: 536
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Description

TAUP 91 covers the proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Theoretical and Phenomenological Aspects of Underground Physics, held in Toledo, Spain on September 9-13, 1991. The book focuses on the processes, methodologies, reactions, and transformations involved in underground physics.
The selection first offers information on the fundamental issues in particle astrophysics and an overview of the problems related to general cosmology. Topics include connections between particle physics, astrophysics, and cosmology, stellar physics and particles, astrophysical ages, cosmic background radiation, and abundances of light elements. The text also takes a look at big bang nucleosynthesis constraints on new physics and microwave background radiation.
The publication ponders on very wide band interferometric gravitational wave antenna and search for stellar gravitational collapse by macro. The text also examines high energy cosmic neutrinos of acceleration and non-acceleration origin; tests of general relativity and Newtonian gravity at large distances and the dark matter problem; and nuclear form factors for the scattering of neutralinos.
The selection is a valuable reference for readers interested in underground physics.

Table of Contents


Foreword

List of Workshop Committees

Table of Contents

Part 1. Astroparticle Physics and Cosmology

Review Talks

Particle Astrophysics: Fundamental Issues

General Cosmology: Overview and Outstanding Problems

Big Bang Nucleosynthesis Constraints on New Physics

Perspectives on New Physics Beyond the Standard Model

The Microwave Background Radiation

Contributions and Workshop Session

The Resonant Antenna Network. A Review

Virgo: Very Wide Band Interferometric Gravitational Wave Antenna

Cosmological Signatures of Supersymmetries with Spontaneously Broken Parity

Search for Stellar Gravitational Collapse by Macro: Characteristics and Results

Part 2. Neutrinos

Review Talks

Neutrino Properties

Solar and Atmospheric Neutrinos Observed at Kamiokande

Sage: The Soviet-American Gallium Solar Neutrino Experiment

Gallex Status Report as of November, 1991

Solar Neutrinos: Theory vs. Experiment

The 17-keV Neutrino

Supernova Neutrinos and the Signal from the Next Galactic Supernova

Contributions and Workshop Session

Comments on Solar Modeling

Implications of the Solar Neutrino Experiments

Non-Maxwellian Nuclear Reaction Rates with Electron Screening

Resonant Neutrino Transitions in Twisting Magnetic Fields

Neutrino Phenomenology with Explicit or Spontaneous R Parity Breaking

Resonant Enhancement of Flavor-Changing Neutrino Interactions

Solar Neutrino Oscillations and Neutrino Gravity Couplings

Finite Temperature Corrections and Neutrino-Gravity Couplings

The 17-keV Neutrino and the Solar Neutrino Deficit

Constraints on and Consequences of a 17-keV Neutrino

Cosmology of the 17-keV Neutrino

Astrophysical and Cosmological Constraints on 17-keV Neutrinos

Neutrino Mixing and Future Accelerator Neutrino Experiments

An Overview of the Evidence for Ve←→Vt Oscillations

Short/Long Baseline Neutrino Oscillations

A Search for Oscillation of Atmospheric Neutrinos with the 1MB Detector

New Experimental Results on Neutrino Mixing and Decay

Mass of Vi in SO(10) Unified Models

Oscillations of Non-Relativistic Neutrinos

Experimental Limit on a 17-keV Neutrino Branch in the Beta Decay of 177Lu

Part 3. Double Beta Decay

Review Talk

Recent Progress on Double Beta Decay Searches

Contributions and Workshop Session

The Heidelberg-Moscow Double Beta Decay Experiment with Enriched 76Ge: First Results

Some Comments on the Real Limit for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay of 76Ge

New Techniques and Results in 76Ge Double-Beta Decay

On Active Shieldings in (ßß)0v 76Ge Decay Experiments

Double Beta Decays of 100Mo and Charge Nonconserving Transitions in 127I Studied by Means of Elegants V

Double-Beta Decay Prototype Detector with Multiwire Drift Tubes in the Geiger Mode

Limits on Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay in 136Xe with a Time Projection Chamber

A Search for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay of 130Te with a Bolometric Detector

Development of a Thermal Scintillating Detector for Double Beta Decay of 48Ca

the Soudan 100Mo Double-Beta Decay Experiment: A Status Report

Part 4. Dark Matter

Review Talks

Dark Matter and Cosmology

Dark Matter Particle Candidates

Search for Macho's in the Halo of Our Galaxy: Status Report (French Collaboration)

Review of Dark Matter Experiments

Contributions and Workshop Session

Theoretical and Experimental Investigation of Cosmogenic Radioisotope Production in Germanium

Dark Matter Searches with a Germanium Detector at the Canfranc Tunnel

Progress Report on the Search for Cold Dark Matter Using Ultralow-Background Germanium Detectors at Homestake

Bounds on Diurnaf Modulations from the Cosme-II Dark Matter Experiment

Direct Detection of Dark Matter with Nal Crystals

Search of Strange Quark Matter Using Macro Detector

Nuclear Form Factors for the Scattering of Neutralinos

Analysis of Direct Searches for Neutralino Dark Matter

Test of General Relativity and Newtonian Gravity at Large Distances and the Dark Matter Problem

Part 5. High Energy Astrophysics

Review Talks

Status of Observations of Gamma Signals from Cosmic Sources

High-Energy Astrophysics: Status of Observations at Large Underground Detectors

High Energy Cosmic Neutrinos of Acceleration and Non-Acceleration Origin

Neutrino Telescopes

Contributions and Workshop Session

The Soudan-2 Experiment

Soudan 2 Observations of Muons from the Direction of Cygnus X-3 during the Jannuary 1991 Radio Flare

Muon Astronomy with the Macro Detector at Gran Sasso

Multiple Muons and Primary Cosmic Composition Studies with Macro

Measurement of Electromagnetic and TeV Muon Components of Extensive Air Showers by EAS-TOP and Macro Experiments

Analysis of Rare Signals at the Baksan Underground Scintillation Telescope

Neutrinos from Optically Quiet Births of Neutron Stars?

Neutrino Detectors as Probes of Massive Cosmological Relics

Status and Perspectives of LVD at Gran Sasso

The HEGRA Experiment

The Airobic Project. A New Air Cerenkov Detector Matrix for Observation of the UHE Cosmic Rays

Part 6. Background and Radiopurity in Underground Laboratories

Review Talk

Ultra-Low Background Germanium Spectrometry: Techniques and Results

Contributions and Workshop Session

Comments on Background in Underground Laboratories

Background Measurements at Gran Sasso Laboratory

Ultra-Low Radioactivity Measurements in the Frejus Underground Laboratory

Study of the Low Energy Background Radiation and the Effects of the 222Rn in the LSD Underground Experiment

Background in the Gallex Experiment

Part 7. Matter Stability

Review Talks

Status of the Search for Matter Stability

NN Oscillations

Part 8. Perspectives in Obsevational Physics

Review Talks

Phonon-Mediated Detectors for Dark Matter Searches and Neutrino Experiments

Status of Projects of Underground Laboratories

Part 9. Future Detectors and Projects

Contributions and Workshop Session

Towards Cryogenic Detection of Wimp's: Recent Progress in Superconducting Granular Detectors

The Ultimate Solar Neutrino Detector: Simultaneous Detection of Light and Phonons in a Fast Scintillator Made of Single Crystals of an Indium Compound and Cooled to Very Low Temperature

On the Reproducibility of the Response of Metastable Superconducting Detectors

Borexino: A Real Time Detector for Low Energy Solar Neutrinos

Physics Capabilities of the Second-Stage Baikal Detector NT-200

Feasibility of a Solar Neutrino Detector Based on Fluorine and Indium

Concluding Lecture

List of Participants

Author Index

General Information

Details

No. of pages:
536
Language:
English
Copyright:
© North Holland 1992
Published:
Imprint:
North Holland
eBook ISBN:
9781483257143

About the Editor

A. Morales

J. Morales

J. A. Villar