2-9 July 2014
Valencia, Spain
Europe/Madrid timezone

The SNO+ Experiment for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay

3 Jul 2014, 12:15
Auditorium 3B ()

Auditorium 3B

Oral presentation Neutrino Physics Neutrino Physics


Dr. Valentina Lozza (TU Dresden)


The SNO+ experiment will employ 780 tonnes of liquid scintillator to explore a variety of fundamental physics. Chief amongst these will be a sensitive search for neutrinoless double beta decay, to be achieved by loading 130Te into the scintillator using a new technique. A combination of purification, passive shielding and background tagging is expected to leave 8B solar neutrinos and 2nbb decays as the dominant backgrounds in the region of interest, allowing us to achieve a sensitivity near the top of the inverted neutrino mass hierarchy with an initial 0.3% loading. Recent progress suggests that loadings of several percent or more are achievable and could permit a reach approaching the bottom of the inverted hierarchy in the near future. With the initial water fill underway, the status and prospects for the project will be reviewed.

Primary author

Dr. Valentina Lozza (TU Dresden)

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