List of main co-authored recent publications (since 2012)

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  • Absence of a day-night asymmetry in the Be-7 solar neutrino rate in Borexino. Physics Letters B 707 (2012)
  • First Evidence of pep Solar Neutrinos by Direct Detection in Borexino. Physical Review Letters 108 (2012) 051302.
  • Cosmic-muon flux and annual modulation in Borexino at 3800 m water-equivalent depth. JCAP doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2012/05/015.
  • Search for solar axions produced in the p(d,He-3)A reaction with Borexino detector. Physical Review D 85 (2012) 092003.
  • Thermal production of positronium in porous alumina. European Physical Journal D 66:124 (2012).
  • AEGIS at CERN: Measuring Antihydrogen Fall. Few Body Systems doi:10.1007/s00601-012-0439-6.
  • Measurement of CNGS muon neutrino speed with Borexino. Physics Letters B 716 (2012) 401.
  • Exploring the WEP with a pulsed cold beam of antihydrogen. Classical and Quantum Gravity 29 (2012) 184009.
  • Measurement of geo-neutrinos from 1353 days of Borexino. Physics Letters B 722 (2013) 295.
  • AEgIS experiment commissioning at CERN. AIP Conference Proceeding 1521 (2013) 144.
  • Cosmogenic Backgrounds in Borexino at 3800 m equivalent-depth. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics JCAP08 (2013) 049.
  • Prospects for measuring the gravitational free-fall of antihydrogen with emulsion detectors. Journal of Instrumentation 8 (2013) P08013.
  • New limits on heavy sterrile neutrino mixing in B-8 decay obtained with the Borexino detector. Physical Review D, 88 (2013) 072010.
  • Lifetime measurements of Po-214 and Po-212 with the CTF liquid scintillator detector at LNGS. European Physical Journal A, 49 (2013) 92.
  • Development of nuclear emulsions with 1 micron spatial resolution for the AEgIS experiment. Nuclear Instruments and Methods A 732 (2013) 325.
  • Particle tracking at 4 K: The Fast Annihilation Cryogenic Tracking (FACT) detector for the AEgIS antimatter gravity experiment. Nuclear Instruments and Methods A 732 (2013) 437.
  • Probing the radio emission from air showers with polarization measurements. Physical Review D 89 (2014) 052002.
  • The Borexino scintillator and solvent procurement. International Journal of Modern Physics A, 29 (2014) 1442007.
  • Water purification in Borexino. International Journal of Modern Physics A, 29 (2014) 1442008.
  • Final results of Borexino Phase-I on low-energy solar neutrino spectroscopy. Physical Review D 89 (2014) 112007.
  • Detection of low energy antiproton annihilations in a segmented silicon detector. Journal of Instrumentation 9 (2014) P06020.
  • A search for point sources of EeV photons. The Astrophysical Journal 789:160 (2014).
  • Origin of atmospheric aerosols at the Pierre Auger Observatory using studies of air mass trajectories in South America. Atmospheric Research 149 (2014) 120.
  • A targeted search for point sources of EeV neutrons. The Astrophysical Journal Letters 789:L34 (2014).
  • A moire' deflectometer for antimatter. Nature Communications doi: 10.1038/ncomms5538.
  • Muons in air showers at the Pierre Auger Observatory: Measurement of atmospheric production depth. Physical Review D 90 (2014) 012012.
  • Reconstruction of inclined air showers detected with the Pierre Auger Observatory. JCAP08 (2014) 019.
  • Neutrinos from the primary proton-proton fusion process in the Sun. Nature doi:10.1038/nature13702.
  • Searches for large-scale anisotropy in the arrival directions of cosmic rays detected above energy of 10^19 eV at the Pierre Auger Observatory and the Telescope Array. The Astrophysical Journal 794:172 (2014).
  • Depth of maximum of air-shower profiles at the Pierre Auger Observatory. I. Measurements at energies above 10^17.8 eV. Physical Review D 90 (2014) 122005.
  • Depth of maximum of air-shower profile at the Pierre Auger Observatory. II. Composition implications. Physical Review D 90 (2014) 122006.
  • Depth of maximum of air-shower profile at the Pierre Auger Observatory. II. Composition implications. Physical Review D 90 (2014) 122006.
  • Elementary philosophical and theological consequences of Quantum Mechanics. European Journal of Science and Theology 11 (2015) 155.
  • Muons in air showers at the Pierre Auger Observatory: Mean number in highly inclined events. Physical Review D 91 (2015) 032003.
  • Large scale distribution of Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays detected at the Pierre Auger Obervatory with zenith angles up to 80 degrees. The Astrophysical Journal 802:111 (2015).
  • Searches for anisotropies in the arrival directions of the highest energy Cosmic Rays detected by the Pierre Auger Observatory. The Astrophysical Journal 804:15 (2015).
  • Improved limit to the diffuse flux of ultrahigh energy neutrinos from the Pierre Auger Observatory. Physical Review D 91 (2015) 092008.
  • Search for patterns by combining cosmic-ray energy and arrival directions at the Pierre Auger Observatory. The European Physical Journal C (2015) 75:269.
  • Spectroscopy of geoneutrinos from 2056 days of Borexino data. Physical Review D 92 (2015) 031101(R).
  • Matter-wave interferometry: towards antimatter interferometers. J. Phys. B, At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 48 (2015) 195002.
  • Measurement of the cosmic ray spectrum above 4x10^(18) eV using inclined events detected with the Pierre Auger Observatory. JCAP08 (2015) 049.
  • The Pierre Auger Cosmic Ray Observatory. Nucl. Instr. & Methods A 798 (2015) 172.
  • Test of Electric Charge Conservation with Borexino. Physical Review Letters 115 (2015) 231802.
  • Positron bunching and electrostatic transport system for the production and emission of dense positronium clouds into vacuum. Nuclear Instruments & Methods B, 362 (2015) 86.
  • Neutrino physics with JUNO. Journal of Physics G, 43 (2016) 030401.
  • Search for correlations between the arrival directions of IceCube neutrino events and ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays detected by the Pierre Auger Observatory and the Telescope Array. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics JCAP01 (2016) 037.
  • Nanosecond-level time synchronization of autonomous radio detector stations for extensive air showers. Journal of Instrumentation JINST 11 (2016) P01018.
  • Prototype muon detectors for the AMIGA component of the Pierre Auger Observatory. Journal of Instrumentation JINST 11 (2016) P02012.
  • Azimuthal asymmetry in the risetime of the surface detector signals of the Pierre Auger Observatory. Physical Review D 93 (2016) 072006.
  • Measurement if the Radiation Energy in the Radio Signal of Extensive Air Showers as a Universal Estimator of Cosmic-Ray Energy. Physical Review Letters 116 (2016) 241101.
  • Energy estimation of cosmic rays with the Engineering Radio Array of the Pierre Auger Observatory. Physical Review D 93 (2016) 122005.
  • Detection of low energy antimatter with emulsions. Journal of Instrumentation, JINST 11 (2016) P06017.
  • Laser excitation of the n=3 level of positronium for antihydrogen production . Physical Review A 94 (2016) 012507.
  • Asymmetric Talbot-Lau interferometry for inertial sensing. Physical Review A 94 (2016) 033625.
  • Evidence for a mixed mass composition at the "ankle" in the cosmic ray spectrum. Physics Letters B 762 (2016) 288.
  • Borexino's search for low-energy neutrino and antineutrino sognals correlated with gamma-ray bursts. Astroparticle Physics 86 (2017) 11.
  • Search for ultrarelativistic magnetic monopoles with the Pierre Auger observatory. Physical Review D 94 (2016) 082002.
  • Testing Hadronic Interactions at Ultrahigh Energies with Air Showers Measured by the Pierre Auger Observatory. Physical Review Letters 117 (2016) 192001.
  • Ultrahigh-energy neutrino follow-up of gravitational wave events GW150914 and GW151226 with the Pierre Auger Observatory. Physical Review D 94 (2016) 122007.
  • Impact of atmospheric effects on the enerfgy reconstruction of air showers observed by the surface detectors of the Pierre Auger Observatory. Journal of Instrumentation JINST 12 (2017) P02006.
  • Muon counting using silicon photomultipliers in the AMIGA detector of the Pierre Auger observatory. Journal of Instrumentation JINST 12 (2017) P03002.
  • Measurement of antiproton annihilation on Cu, Ag and Au with emulsion films. Journal of Instrumentation JINST 12 (2017) P04021.
  • A Targeted Search for Point Sources of EeV Photons with the Pierre Auger Observatory. The Astrophysical Journal Letters 837:L25 (2017).
  • Search for photons with energies above 10^18 eV using the hybrid detector of the Pierre Auger Observatory. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics JCAP04 (2017) 009.
  • Combined fit of spectrum and composition data as measured by the Pierre Auger Observatory. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics JCAP04 (2017) 038.
  • Seasonal modulation of the Be-7 solar neutrino rate in Borexino. Astroparticle Physics 92 (2017) 21.
  • Characterization of a transmission positron/positronium converter for antihydrogen production. Nuclear Instruments and Methods B 407 (2017) 55.
  • Multi-resolution anisotropy studies of ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays detected at the Pierre Auger Observatory. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics JCAP06 (2017) 026.
  • Observation of a large-scale anisotropy in the arrival directions of cosmic rays above 8x10^18 eV. Science 357 (2017) 1266.
  • Limiting neutrino magnetic moments with Borexino Phase-II solar neutrino data. Physical Review D 96 (2017) 091103(R).
  • Spectral calibration of the fluorescence telescopes of the Pierre Auger Observatory. Astroparticle Physics 95 (2017) 44.
  • Calibration of the logarithmic-periodic dipole antenna (LPDA) radio stations at the Pierre Auger Observatory using an octocopter. Journal of Instrumentation JINST 12 (2017) T10005.
  • Water purification in low background experiments. International Journal of Modern Physics A 32 (2017) 1743011.
  • Multi-messenger Observation of a Binary Neutron Star Merger. The Astronomical Journal Letters 848:L12 (2017).
  • Search for High-energy Neutrinos from Binary Neutron Star Merger GW170817 with ANTARES, IceCube, and the Pierre Auger Observatory. The Astronomical Journal Letters 850:L35 (2017).
  • A Search for Low-energy Neutrinos Correlated with Gravitational Wave Events GW150914, GW151226, and GW170104 with the Borexino Detector. The Astrophysical Journal 850:21 (2017).
  • Inferences on mass composition and tests of hadronic interactions from 0.3 to 100 EeV using the water-Cherenkov detectors of the Pierre Auger Observatory. Physical Review D 96 (2017) 122003.
  • The Monte Carlo simulation of the Borexino detector. Astroparticle Physics 97 (2018) 136.
  • Charge reconstruction in large area photomultipliers. Journal of Instrumentation JINST 13 (2018) P02008.
  • Lorentz Invariance Violation effects on UHECR propagation: A geometrized approach. Journal of High Energy Astrophysics 18 (2018) 5.
  • An Indication of Anisotropy in Arrival Directions of Ultra-high-energy Cosmic Rays through Comparison to the Flux Pattern of Etragalactic Gamma-Ray Sources. The Astrophysical Journal Letters 853:L29 (2018).
  • Compression of a mixed antiproton and electron non-neutral plasma to high densities. The European Physical Journal D (2018) 72.
  • Nuclear emulsions for the detection of micrometric-scale fringe patterns: an application to positron interferometry. Journal of Instrumentation JINST 13 (2018) P05013.
  • Producing long-lived 2-3S positronium via 3-3P laser excitation in magnetic and electric fields. Physical Review A 98 (2018) 013402.
  • Observation of inclined EeV air showers with the radio detector of the Pierre Auger Observatory. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics JCAP10 (2018) 026.
  • Comprehensive measurement of pp-chain solar neutrinos. Nature 562 (2018) 505.
  • Distillation and stripping pilot plants for the JUNO neutrino detector: Design, operations and reliability . Nuclear Instruments and Methods A 925 (2019) 6.
  • Large-scale Cosmic-Ray Anisotropies above 4 EeV Measured by the Pierre Auger Observatory . The Astrophysical Journal 868:4 (2018).
  • Measurement of the average shape of longitudinal profiles of cosmic-ray air showers at the Pierre Auger Observatory . Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics JCAP03 (2019) 018.
  • Modulations of the cosmic muon signal in ten years of Borexino data . Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics JCAP02 (2019) 046.
  • GIGJ: a crustal gravity model of the Guandong Province for predicting the geoneutrino signal at the JUNO experiment . Journal of Geophysical Research, doi: 10.1029/2018JB016681.
  • First demonstration of antimatter wave interferometry . Science Advances 5 (2019) eaav7610.
  • A ~100 micron-resolution poistion-sensitive detector for slow positronium . Nuclear Instruments and Methods B 457 (2019) 44.
  • Multi-Messenger Physics With the Pierre Auger Observatory . Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences 6 (2019) 24.
  • Probing the origin of ultra-high-energy cosmic rays with neutrinos in the EeV energy range using the Pierre Auger Observatory. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics JCAP10 (2019) 022.
  • Data-driven estimation of the invisible energy of cosmic ray showers with the Pierre Auger Observatory. Physical Review D 100 (2019) 082003.
  • Simultaneous precision spectroscopy of pp, Be-7 and pep solar neutrinos with Borexino Phase-II. Physical Review D 100 (2019) 082004.
  • Antimatter Quantum Interferometry . Symmetry 11 (2019) 1247.
  • Limits on point-like sources of ultra-high-energy neutrinos with the Pierre Auger Observatory. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics JCAP11 (2019) 004.
  • A 3-Year Sample of Almost 1,600 Elves Recorded Above South America by the Pierre Auger Cosmic-Ray Observatory. Earth and Space Science, doi:10.129/2019EA000582.
  • The QUPLAS experimental apparatus for antimatter interferometry. Nuclear Instruments and Methods A 951 (2020) 163019.
  • Comprehensive geoneutrino analysis with Borexino. Physical Review D 101 (2020) 012009.
  • Constraints on flavor diagonal non-standard neutrino interactions from Borexino phase-II. Journal of High Energy Physics JHEP02 (2020) 038.
  • A cryogenic tracking detector for antihydrogen detection in the AEgIS experiment. Nuclear Instruments and Methods A 960 (2020) 163 637.
  • Improved measurement of B-8 solar neutrinos with 1.5 kt y of Borexino exposure. Physical Review D 101 (2020) 062001.
  • Sensitivity of emulsion detectors to low energy positrons. Journal of Instrumentation JINST 15 (2020) P03027.
  • Direct measurement of the muonic content of extensive air showers between 2x10^17 and 2x10^18 eV at the Pierre Auger Observatory. The European Physical Journal C 80 (2020) 750.
  • Search for magnetically-induced signatures in the arrival directions of ultra-high-energy cosmic rays measured at the Pierre Auger Observatory. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics JCAP06 (2020) 017.
  • Cosmic-Ray Anisotropies in Right Ascension Measured by the Pierre Auger Observatory. The Astropphysical Journal 891:142 (2020).
  • Features of the Energy Spectrum of Cosmic Rays above 2.5x10^18 eV Using the Pierre Auger Observatory. Physical Review Letters 125 (2020) 121106.
  • Measurement of the cosmic-ray energy spectrum above 2.5x10^18 eV using the Pierre Auger Observatory. Physical Review D 102 (2020) 062005.
  • Studies on the response of a water-Cherenkov detector of the Pierre Auger Observatory to atmospheric muons using an RPC hodoscope. Journal of Instrumentation JINST 15 (2020) P09002.
  • Reconstruction of events recorded with the surface detector of the Pierre Auger Observatory. Journal of Instrumentation JINST 15 (2020) P10021.
  • Real-time monitoring of a positron beam using a microchannel plate in single-particle mode. Journal of Instrumentation JINST 15 (2020) P11030.
  • Sensitivity to neutrinos from the solar CNO cycle in Borexino. The European Physical Journal C 80 (2021) 1091.
  • Experimental evidence of neutrinos produced in the CNO fusion cycle in the Sun. Nature 587 (2020) 577.
  • Developments for pulsed antihydrogen production towards direct gravitational measurement on antimatter. Physica Scripta 95 (2020) 114001.
  • The Pierre Auger Observatory and its Upgrade. Science Reviews, 1 (2020) 8.
  • A Search for Ultra-high-energy Neutrinos from TXS 0506+056 Using the Pierre Auger Observatory. The Astrophysical Journal 902:105 (2020).
  • Search for low-energy neutrinos from astrophysical sources with Borexino. Astroparticle Physics 125 (2021) 102509.
  • Pulsed production of antihydrogen. Communication Physics 4 (2021) 19.
  • Design, upgrade and characterization of the silicon photomultiplier front-end for the AMIGA detector at the Pierre Auger Observatory. Journal of Instrumentation JINST 16 (2021) P01026.
  • Measurement of the Fluctuations in the Number of Muons in Extensive Air Showers with the Pierre Auger Observatory. Physical Review Letters 126 (2021) 152002.
  • An interferometric method for Particle Mass measurements. Symmetry 13 (2021) 1232.
  • Reducing the background temperature for cyclotron cooling in a cryogenic Penning-Malmberg trap Physics of Plasmas 29 (2022) 083303.