May 29, 2018 to June 3, 2018
Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Conference Center
US/Pacific timezone

Search for Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay with SNO+

May 29, 2018, 6:10 PM
South Foyer | Nopales Room (Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Conference Center)

South Foyer | Nopales Room

Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Conference Center

44600 Indian Wells Lane, Indian Wells, CA 92210, USA


Dr Vincent Fischer (UC Davis)


The SNO+ experiment, located in SNOLAB, 2 kilometers underground in the Creighton mine, near Sudbury, Canada, is a large scale neutrino detector whose main purpose is to search for neutrinoless double-beta decay and thus probe the Majorana nature of the neutrino. With 780 tons of liquid scintillator loaded with tellurium, SNO+ aims at exploring the Majorana neutrino mass parameter space down to the inverted mass hierarchy region. The versatility of the SNO+ detector also allows it to detect solar and reactor neutrinos, provide a measurement of the geoneutrino flux, detect galactic core-collapse supernovae and perform nucleon decay searches. The SNO+ experiment is currently taking data with a detector fully filled with ultrapure water. The detector will be completely filled with liquid scintillator in the coming months and subsequently loaded with tellurium. This presentation will describe the physics case, detector design and current status of SNO+.
Collaboration name SNO+

Primary author

Dr Vincent Fischer (UC Davis)

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