solar neutrino unit


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solar neutrino unit

[′sō·lər nü′trē·nō ‚yü·nət]
(astrophysics)
A unit for measuring the capture rate of neutrinos emanating from the sun, equal to 10-36 per second per atom. Abbreviated SNU.
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They obtained an average value for the capture rate of 83 solar neutrino units (SNU), where 1 SNU equals [10.sub.-36] neutrinos captured per atom per second.
In terms of a unit defined expressly for this measurement, the recorded flux at earth should be upwards of 7 solar neutrino units (SNU).