Extended Data Fig. 6: Analysis of the low polonium field. | Nature

Extended Data Fig. 6: Analysis of the low polonium field.

From: Experimental evidence of neutrinos produced in the CNO fusion cycle in the Sun

Extended Data Fig. 6

Top, the rate of 210Po in cylinders of 3-m radius and 10-cm height located along the z axis from −2 m to 2 m, as a function of time with 1-month binning. The dashed lines indicate the z coordinate of the fiducial volume. The markers show the positions of the centre of the LPoF obtained with two fit methods: paraboloid (red) and spline (white). Both fit methods follow the dark-blue minimum of the 210Po activity well. The structure visible in mid-2019 is due to a local instability produced by a tuning of the active temperature control system. This transient has no effect on the final result. Bottom, distribution of 210Po events after the blind alignment of data using the z0 from the paraboloidal fit (red markers in the top graph). The red solid lines indicate the paraboloidal fit within 20 t with equation (4).

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