July 31, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
US/Central timezone

Current Status and Commissioning of the SNO+ Experiment

Aug 3, 2017, 2:42 PM
18m
Ramsey Auditorium (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)

Ramsey Auditorium

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Presentation Neutrino Physics Neutrino Physics

Speaker

Prof. Christopher Grant (Boston University)

Description

The SNO+ experiment will use a 780-ton liquid scintillator detector, loaded with 1.3 tons of 130Te, to search for neutrino-less double beta decay (0nbb). The detector has reached a major milestone after filling the detector with ultra-pure water in early 2017. Initial data-taking with a water-filled detector will continue through liquid scintillator filling in the fall of 2017. This talk will give a brief overview of the commissioning of the SNO+ detector and the physics goals leading up to 130Te loading. The predicted backgrounds and sensitivities to 0nbb will also be presented.

Primary author

Prof. Christopher Grant (Boston University)

Presentation materials