3-10 August 2016
Chicago IL USA
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The next-generation neutrinoless double-beta decay experiment nEXO

Aug 6, 2016, 6:00 PM
Riverwalk A/B

Riverwalk A/B

Poster Neutrino Physics Poster Session


Josh Albert (nEXO)


The nEXO Collaboration is designing a very large detector to search for neutrinoless double beta decay of Xe$^{136}$. The nEXO detector is rooted in the current EXO-200 program, which has reached a sensitivity for the half-life of the decay of $1.9\times10^{25}$\,y with an exposure of 99.8 kg-y. The baseline nEXO design assumes 5 tonnes of liquid xenon, enriched in the mass 136 isotope, within a time projection chamber. The detector is being designed to reach a half-life sensitivity of $>5\times10^{27}$\,y, covering the inverted neutrino mass hierarchy, with 5 years of data. We present the nEXO detector design, the current status of R\&D efforts, and the physics case for the experiment.

Primary author

Prof. Ryan MacLellan (University of South Dakota)

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