Nuclear reactions in stars occur between nuclei in the high-energy tail of the energy distribution and are sensitive to possible deviations from the standard equilibrium thermal-energy distribution. We are able to derive strong constraints on such deviations by using the detailed helioseismic information of the solar structure. If a small deviation is parameterized with a factor exp{- delta(E/kT)(2)}, we find that delta should lie between -0.005 and +0.002. However, even values of delta as small as 0.003 would still give important effects on the neutrino fluxes. (C) 1998 Published by Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

Helioseismology can test the Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution

DEGL'INNOCENTI, SCILLA;
1998

Abstract

Nuclear reactions in stars occur between nuclei in the high-energy tail of the energy distribution and are sensitive to possible deviations from the standard equilibrium thermal-energy distribution. We are able to derive strong constraints on such deviations by using the detailed helioseismic information of the solar structure. If a small deviation is parameterized with a factor exp{- delta(E/kT)(2)}, we find that delta should lie between -0.005 and +0.002. However, even values of delta as small as 0.003 would still give important effects on the neutrino fluxes. (C) 1998 Published by Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Degl'Innocenti, Scilla; Fiorentini, G; Lissia, M; Quarati, P; Ricci, B.
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