8-13 September 2013
Asilomar, California
US/Pacific timezone

Reaching higher sensitivities for neutrinoloess doube beta decay with GERDA phase II

9 Sep 2013, 14:20
Asilomar, California

Asilomar, California

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


Dr Bela Majorovits (MPI for Physics)


The GERDA collaboration has recently unblinded data of Phase I. In order to further improve the sensitivity of the experiment, additionaly to the coaxial detectors used in GERDA Phase I 30 BEGe detectors made from germanium enriched in Ge-76 will be deployed. BEGe detectors have superior PSD capability, thus the background can be further reduced. The liquid argon surrounding the detector array will be instrumented in order to reject background by detecting scintillation light induced in the liquid argon by radiation. The hardware preparations for GERDA phase II as well as the processing and characterization of the 30 BEGe detectors will be discussed.

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Dr Bela Majorovits (MPI for Physics)

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