Experimental Particle and Astro-Particle Physics Seminar

Stefanos Leontsinis (Universitaet Zuerich (CH))

Abstract: During the last years, the scientific community has witnessed a growing interest in neutrino experiments in the energy range below the inverse beta decay process. The main reason for this is a large number of opportunities to study non-standard neutrinos interaction available in the eV range. In this scenario, Charge-Coupled Devices (CCDs) have shown their potential in neutrino physics and Skipper-CCD has proved to be a unique technology to search for very low signals thanks to its sub-electron readout noise. On the other hand, Argentina has valuable experience in the nuclear field, in particular, in developing nuclear reactors, the most powerful source of neutrinos on Earth.  During this talk, I will describe the main features of a proposed short baseline reactor neutrino experiment in Argentina based on Skipper-CCD technology. I will discuss and quantify the sensitivity to observe Coherent Elastic Neutrino Nucleus Scattering and to test benchmark models like Light mediators and Neutrino Magnetic Moments. Finally, I will comment on the very recent deployment of the first Skipper-CCD inside a nuclear reactor.

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Meeting ID: 912 1383 7955
Passcode: 069577

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      Looking for new physics in reactor antineutrinos using Skipper-CCD technology 1h
      Speaker: Dario Rodrigues (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)