26-30 July 2021
Europe/Berlin timezone

RES-NOVA: archaeological Pb-based observatory for Supernova neutrino detection

29 Jul 2021, 16:30


Parallel session talk Neutrino Physics T04: Neutrino Physics


Nahuel Ferreiro Lachellini (Max Planck Institute)


RES-NOVA is a new proposed experiment for the hunt of neutrinos from core-collapse supernovae (SN) via coherent elastic neutrino-nucleus scattering (CE$\nu$NS) using an array of archaeological lead (Pb) based cryogenic detectors. The high CE$\nu$NS cross-section on Pb and the ultra-high radiopurity of archaeological Pb enable the operation of a high statistics experiment equally sensitive to all neutrino flavors. Thanks to these unique features, RES-NOVA will be as sensitive as the currently running neutrino observatories, while running a detector with a total active volume of only (60 cm)$^3$. RES-NOVA will be able to reconstruct the SN neutrino parameters with great accuracy (at the 10% level) and it will be sensitive to SN bursts from the entire Milky Way Galaxy with >5 $\sigma$ statistical significance. The expected detector performance and sensitivity will be presented.

Email ferreiro@mpp.mpg.de
Collaboration / Activity RES-NOVA
First author Nahuel Ferreiro Lachellini

Primary authors

Nahuel Ferreiro Lachellini (Max Planck Institute) Luca Pattavina (INFN - Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso)

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