Sep 8 – 13, 2013
Asilomar, California
US/Pacific timezone

Status of NEXT-100

Sep 10, 2013, 5:00 PM
Asilomar, California

Asilomar, California

Asilomar Conference Grounds, 800 Asilomar Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3704
Oral Double Beta Decay Double Beta Decay/ Neutrino Mass III


Jose A. Hernando (CERN)


NEXT-100 is an experiment to search for neutrinoless double beta decay using 100-150 kg of Xenon gas enriched to 91% with 136Xe isotope. It is under construction at Canfranc Underground Laboratory (Spain). The detector is an asymmetric time projection chamber with a plane of PMTs and a tracking plane of SiPMs located behind a pair of electro-luminescence grids. It boasts an excellent energy resolution, better than 1% FWHM at the Q value of the 136Xe, and event topological information to identify signal and background. At the conference we will present results obtained with a prototype, NEXT-DEMO, the status of NEXT-100 and the prospect to build a ton-scale experiment.

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