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

The NEXT Experiment

Aug 3, 2017, 3:00 PM
15m
Ramsey Auditorium (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)

Ramsey Auditorium

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Presentation Neutrino Physics Neutrino Physics

Speaker

Dr Benjamin Jones (UTA)

Description

For experiments searching for neutrinoless double beta decay, rejection of backgrounds from radioactivity will be pivotal for success. Gaseous xenon TPC detectors offer unique background rejection capabilities over solid- and liquid-phase technologies. The NEXT-NEW detector is presently operating in the Laboratorio Subterráneo de Canfranc (LSC), and will be followed by the NEXT-100 neutrinoless double beta decay search. This talk will describe the status of the NEXT program and present some early data from NEXT-NEW. It will also describe R&D towards ultra-low-background xenon gas detectors, including the development of a barium daughter tagging scheme based on single molecular fluorescence imaging.

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