22-29 July 2015
Europe/Vienna timezone

GERDA Phase II and the future of Ge-76 experiments

Jul 24, 2015, 9:00 AM
15m
HS7

HS7

talk Neutrino Physics Neutrino Physics

Speaker

Dr Matteo Agostini (Technische Universität München & Gran Sasso Science Institute)

Description

The GERDA experiment searches for the neutrinoless double-beta decay of Ge-76 by operating an array of Ge detectors directly in liquid argon. After a first successful phase of data taking (Phase I), the apparatus is currently being upgraded to double the target mass (up to 38 kg) and to further reduce the background index (<0.001 cts/keV/kg/yr). Results from the on-going hardware commissioning and perspective for the approaching Phase II of data taking will be presented.

additional information

presented on behalf of the GERDA Collaboration

Primary author

Dr Matteo Agostini (Technische Universität München & Gran Sasso Science Institute)

Presentation materials