17-24 July 2013
KTH and Stockholm University Campus
Europe/Stockholm timezone

Status of the KATRIN Experiment

20 Jul 2013, 11:15
15m
E2 (KTH Campus)

E2

KTH Campus

Talk presentation Neutrino Physics Neutrino Physics

Speaker

Marco Haag (KIT)

Description

The Karlsruhe Tritium Neutrino (KATRIN) experiment is the next generation tritium beta decay experiment to make a direct, model independent measurement of the neutrino mass with an unprecedented sensitivity of 0.2 eV at 90% C.L. Presently under construction at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany, KATRIN will use a windowless gaseous tritium source, a large magnetic adiabatic collimation-electrostatic filter and a multi-pixel silicon detector to look for a distortion at the endpoint of the beta decay electron spectrum. This talk will give an overview of recent developments and the current status of the experiment.

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