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

1st Edition - January 1, 1992

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  • Editors: A. Morales, J. Morales, J. A. Villar
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483257143

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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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 536
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © North Holland 1992
  • Published: January 1, 1992
  • Imprint: North Holland
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483257143

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A. Morales

J. Morales

J. A. Villar

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