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Overview of Project 8 and Progress Towards Tritium Operation

Jul 25, 2017, 3:00 PM
FA055 and FA056

FA055 and FA056

Contributed talk Neutrinos Neutrino Parallel


Dr Walter Pettus (University of Washington, CENPA)


Project 8 is a tritium endpoint neutrino mass experiment utilizing a phased program to achieve sensitivity to the range of neutrino masses allowed by the inverted mass hierarchy. The Cyclotron Radiation Emission Spectroscopy (CRES) technique is employed to measure the differential energy spectrum of decay electrons with high precision. We present an overview of the Project 8 experimental program, from first demonstration of the CRES technique to ultimate sensitivity with an atomic tritium source. We then highlight recent advances in preparation for the first measurement of the continuous tritium spectrum with CRES.

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Dr Walter Pettus (University of Washington, CENPA)

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