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dc.contributor.advisorKlein, Joshua Richard, 1966-en
dc.creatorAnthony, Aubra Elanen
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-08T19:33:23Zen
dc.date.available2012-10-08T19:33:23Zen
dc.date.issued2008-12en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/18221en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractIn this thesis I present the results of a periodicity study on the neutrino data collected over the span of the first two phases of SNO, at both low (1 day⁻¹ - 0.1 yr⁻¹) and high (1 day⁻¹ - 0.1 min⁻¹) frequency ranges. The high frequency study is the first of its kind, and is of particular interest in that it opens a window into the detection of solar g-mode oscillations, which have never been conclusively experimentally verified. In a data set with 7,646 neutrino candidates over a period of 698.29 live days, there was no detected high-frequency periodic signal. In addition to a wide-range, single-peak high-frequency search, I have performed a directed-region frequency analysis, and a noise-motivated broad-band analysis. All searches indicate an absence of periodicity in the 8B solar neutrino signal as measured by SNO. I have also carried out an analysis of time dependence in the context of a trigger-less burst search, with the motivation of either observing neutrinos from an optically occluded supernova, or setting an upper limit on the senstitivity of our detector for such an observation. I include discussions of backgrounds to such a search that are specific to a heavy-water Cherenkov detector such as SNO.en
dc.format.mediumelectronicen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.rightsCopyright is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en
dc.subject.lcshNeutrino astrophysicsen
dc.subject.lcshSudbury Neutrino Observatoryen
dc.titleA search for time dependence in astrophysical neutrino sources with the Sudbury Neutrino Observatoryen
dc.description.departmentPhysicsen
thesis.degree.departmentPhysicsen
thesis.degree.disciplinePhysicsen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen


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