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

Physics beyond neutrinoless double-beta decay with a tonne­‐scale germanium experiment

11 Sep 2013, 19:30
2h 30m
Asilomar, California

Asilomar, California

Asilomar Conference Grounds, 800 Asilomar Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3704
Poster Double Beta Decay Poster Session

Speaker

Reyco Henning (U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Description

This talk will discuss the other physics opportunities that might be possible with a tonne-scale enriched germanium neutrinoless double-beta decay experiment. These include direct searches for light WIMP dark matter, solar axions, coherent neutrino-nuclear scattering, electron decay, Pauli-exclusion principle violation, fractionally charged particles in cosmic-rays, and other processes. We will discuss these in the context of the Majorana Demonstrator and GERDA experiments that are working toward the detection of the neutrinoless double-beta decay of the Ge76 isotope using enriched germanium detectors. The collaborations intend to join to pursue a tonne-scale germanium experiment, combining the best technologies from both experiments.

Primary author

Reyco Henning (U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

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