Financiación FP7 / Fp7 Funds
Resumen: NEXT (Neutrino Experiment with a Xenon TPC) is a neutrinoless double- beta (ßß0¿) decay experiment at Laboratorio Subterra ´neo de Canfranc (LSC). It is an electroluminescent Time Projection Chamber filled with high pressure 136Xe gas with separated function capabilities for calorimetry and tracking. Energy resolution and background suppression are the two key features of any neutrinoless double beta decay experiment. NEXT has both good energy resolution (< 1% FWHM) and an extra handle for background identification provided by track reconstruction. We expect a background rate of 4 × 10-4 counts keV-1 kg-1 yr-1, and a sensitivity to the Majorana neutrino mass of between 80–160 meV (depending on NME) after a run of 3 effective years of the 100 kg scale NEXT-100 detector. The initial phase of NEXT-100, called NEW, is currently being commissioned at LSC. It will validate the NEXT background rate expectations and will make first measurements of the two neutrino ßß2¿ mode of 136Xe. Furthermore, the NEXT technique can be extrapolated to the tonne scale, thus allowing the full exploration of the inverted hierarchy of neutrino masses. These proceedings review NEXT R&D; results, the status of detector commissioning at LSC and the NEXT physics case.
Idioma: Inglés
DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/718/6/062033
Año: 2016
Publicado en: Journal of physics. Conference series 718 (2016), 062033 [5 pp.]
ISSN: 1742-6588

Factor impacto SCIMAGO: 0.24 - Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous) (Q3)

Financiación: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/339787/EU/Towards the NEXT generation of bb0nu experimets/NEXT
Financiación: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/MINECO/Consolider-Ingenio-2010/CSD2008-00037
Financiación: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/MINECO/FIS2014-53371-C04
Tipo y forma: Article (Published version)

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