Constraints on Central Solar Conditions from Helioseismology and Neutrino Counts

  • John Faulkner
Conference paper
Part of the International Astronomical Union / Union Astronomique Internationale book series (IAUS, volume 123)


Interesting joint constraints are placed on central solar conditions by the solar neutrino detection rate and the frequency separations of high-order, low-degree p-modes of pulsation. A new form of diagnostic diagram is introduced that illustrates the difficulty in standard theories of simultaneously satisfying these joint constraints. A model employing WIMPs (= weakly interacting massive particles) appears to be the only model extant capable of fitting both kinds of data. Unambiguous identification and fitting of g-modes can provide a further test of the WIMP model provided a certain caution is exercised.


Sound Speed Solar Neutrino Frequency Separation Solar Model Joint Constraint 
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© International Astronomical Union 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Faulkner
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  1. 1.Lick ObservatoryUniversity of CaliforniaSanta CruzUSA

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