# ICHEP2018 SEOUL

Jul 4 – 11, 2018
COEX, SEOUL
Asia/Seoul timezone

## DOUBLE BETA DECAY WITH NEMO-3 AND SUPERNEMO

Jul 7, 2018, 5:30 PM
15m
103 (COEX, Seoul)

### 103

#### COEX, Seoul

Parallel Neutrino Physics

Ruben Saakyan

### Description

Neutrinoless double beta decay (0$\nu\beta\beta$) is the only
practical way to understand the neutrino nature (Dirac or Majorana
particle) and to observe full lepton number violation required by most
beyond the standard model scenarios.

The goal of the SuperNEMO experiment is to search for
0$\nu\beta\beta$ decay. Its technology is based on a successful design approach of the NEMO-3
experiment which was running at the Modane Underground Laboratory in
the Frejus Tunnel under the French-Italian Alps in 2003 $-$ 2011.
The unique features of this approach are the ability
to study almost any $\beta\beta$ isotope and reconstruction of the event
topology which produces a "smoking gun" evidence for the process
and may allow the underlying physics mechanism to be disentangled.

The latest updates on the final NEMO-3 results obtained with
7 different $\beta\beta$ isotopes are presented.
The physics reach of the SuperNEMO project is
discussed and the status of the integration and commissioning of its
first module, the Demonstrator, as well as its physics sensitivity
are presented.