Laura Cadonati Ph.D. thesis, by chapter

The Borexino Solar Neutrino Experiment and its Scintillator Containment Vessel

Front matter [129 kb, 11 pages]: title page, abstract, acknowledgments, table of contents

Chapter 1 [387 kb, 30 pages]: Solar Neutrino Physics

Chapter 2 [932 kb, 28 pages]: The Borexino Experiment

Chapter 3 [405 kb, 37 pages]: Monte Carlo Study of Backgrounds in Borexino

Chapter 4 [638 kb, 41 pages]: The Physics Potential of Borexino

Chapter 5 [751 kb, 35 pages]: The Scintillator Containment Vessel for Borexino

Chapter 6 [335 kb, 28 pages]: Radon Diffusion

Chapter 7 [173 kb, 16 pages]: Optical Properties

Chapter 8 [178 kb, 25 pages]: Radiopurity Issues

Chapter 9 [656 kb, 57 pages]: Stress Studies and Shape Analysis

End matter [165 kb, 12 pages]: bibliography