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R2D2: a spherical high pressure TPC for the neutrinoless double beta decay search

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Vincent Cecchini (CENBG, Université de Bordeaux, CNRS/IN2P3 )


The search for neutrinoless double beta decay could cast light on one critical piece missing in our knowledge i.e. the nature of the neutrino mass. Its observation is indeed the most sensitive experimental way to prove that neutrino is a Majorana particle. The observation of such a potentially rare process demands a detector with an excellent energy resolution, an extremely low radioactivity and a large mass of emitter isotope. Nowadays many techniques are pursued but none of them meets all the requirements at the same time. The goal of R2D2 is to prove that a spherical high pressure TPC could meet all the requirements and provide an ideal detector for the 0νββ decay search. The prototype has demonstrated an excellent resolution with Argon and the preliminary results with Xenon are already very promising.


The R2D2 project proved an excellent energy resolution in Ar and measurements in Xenon are ongoing

Experiment/Collaboration R2D2

Primary author

Mr Anselmo Meregaglia (CENBG - IN2P3- CNRS)


Vincent Cecchini (CENBG, Université de Bordeaux, CNRS/IN2P3 )

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