Andrea Pocar Ph.D. thesis, by chapter

Low Background Techniques and Experimental Challenges for Borexino and its Nylon Vessels

Front matter [135 kb, 14 pages]: title page, abstract, acknowledgments and credits, foreword, table of contents

Chapter 1 [399 kb, 25 pages]: The Physics of Low Energy Solar Neutrinos

Chapter 2 [2.2 Mb, 21 pages]: The Borexino Detector and its Counting Test Facility

Chapter 3 [5.3 Mb, 31 pages]: The Borexino Nylon Vessels

Chapter 4 [2.8 Mb, 45 pages]: A Prototype Radon Filter for Air

Chapter 5 [2.9 Mb, 33 pages]: The Full-Scale Radon Filter

Chapter 6 [9.0 Mb, 28 pages]: Aspects of Vessel Assembly

Chapter 7 [1.6 Mb, 20 pages]: Light Sources on the Nylon Vessels' Surfaces

Chapter 8 [1.4 Mb, 31 pages]: Results from CTF3

End matter [177 kb, 19 pages]: bibliography, afterword