nEXO: Search for Neutrino-less Double Beta Decay at the Tonne Scale

31 Aug 2021, 17:10
1h 30m
Talk in parallel session Neutrino physics and astrophysics Discussion Panel Neutrinos 3


Ako Jamil (Yale University)


nEXO is a 5 tonne monolithic liquid xenon (LXe) time projection chamber (TPC) planned to search for the neutrinoless double beta decay of $^{136}$Xe with an estimated half-life sensitivity of $> 10^{28}$ years at 90% C.L.. Advancements were made in terms of detector design, signal modelling and data analysis to support a refined estimate of the sensitivity and discovery potential of the nEXO experiment. In particular, we updated the detector geometry in line with most recent advancements in our engineering design, we implemented a more realistic and data-driven modelling of the light and charge channel signals and developed a Deep Neutral Network based analysis to discriminate between signal and background. This talk will cover the simulation, reconstruction and the physics reach of nEXO.

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Ako Jamil (Yale University)

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