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Neutrino energy from beta+ decay

  1. Aug 11, 2009 #1
    I'm trying to understand the energy spectrum of neutrinos ejected from the sun. Any suggestions on a book that covers this aspect of beta+ decay? I'm just not sure how to treat the kinematics of a fusion reaction or decay- only collisions. Thanks.
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  3. Aug 12, 2009 #2

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    That won't be terribly helpful. There are many, many processes that occur in the sun, and beta+ decay is only one small part of one of them: the 8B stage of the ppIII chain. You'll need to understand the entire Standard Solar Model to understand the energy spectrum of solar neutrinos. John Bahcall wrote a number of review articles; that would be a good starting point.
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