Neutrinoless double beta decay with SNO+

Hartnell, J and SNO+ Collaboration, (2012) Neutrinoless double beta decay with SNO+. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 375 (4). 042015. ISSN 1742-6588

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Abstract

SNO+ will search for neutrinoless double beta decay by loading 780 tonnes of linear alkylbenzene liquid scintillator with O(tonne) of neodymium. Using natural Nd at 0.1% loading will provide 43.7 kg of 150Nd given its 5.6% abundance and allow the experiment to reach a sensitivity to the effective neutrino mass of 100-200 meV at 90% C.L in a 3 year run. The SNO+ detector has ultra low backgrounds with 7000 tonnes of water shielding and self-shielding of the scintillator. Distillation and several other purification techniques will be used with the aim of achieving Borexino levels of backgrounds. The experiment is fully funded and data taking with light-water will commence in 2012 with scintillator data following in 2013.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: 100%: Estimated Sussex share of journal costs
Schools and Departments: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics > QC0770 Nuclear and particle physics. Atomic energy. Radioactivity > QC0793 Elementary particle physics
Depositing User: Jeff Hartnell
Date Deposited: 23 May 2013 06:50
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2017 05:48
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/44887

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