Jul 4 – 11, 2018
Asia/Seoul timezone

Search for neutrinoless double-beta decays in Ge-76 in the LEGEND experiment

Jul 7, 2018, 5:00 PM
103 (COEX, Seoul)


COEX, Seoul

Parallel Neutrino Physics Neutrino Physics


Jordan Myslik (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)


The search for neutrinoless double-beta decay is the most sensitive technique to establish the Majorana nature of neutrinos. Two operating experiments that look for such decays in 76Ge — GERDA and MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR — have achieved the lowest backgrounds and the best energy resolution in the signal region. These are two of the most important detector characteristics for sensitive searches of this undiscovered decay. The Large Enriched Germanium Experiment for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay (LEGEND) Collaboration has been formed to pursue a tonne-scale 76Ge experiment that integrates the best technologies from these two experiments and others in the field. The Collaboration is developing a phased experimental program that uses existing resources as appropriate to expedite physics results, with the ultimate discovery potential at a decay half-life beyond 1028 years. In this talk, we will present the physics case, R&D efforts and implementation strategies of the LEGEND experiment.

Primary author

Jordan Myslik (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)

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