Feb 18 – 22, 2019
Vienna University of Technology
Europe/Vienna timezone

PandaX-III high pressure xenon TPC for neutrinoless double beta decay search

Feb 19, 2019, 2:25 PM


Talk Dark matter and other low-background experiments Dark matter and other low-background experiments


Dr SHAOBO WANG (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)


The PandaX-III experiment uses high pressure Time Projection Chambers (TPCs) to search for neutrinoless double-beta decay of Xe-136 with high energy resolution and sensitivity at the China Jin-Ping underground Laboratory II (CJPL-II). Fine-pitch Microbulk Micromegas will be used for charge amplification and readout in order to reconstruct both the energy and track of the neutrinoless double-beta decay event. In the first phase of the experiment, the detector, which contains 200 kg of 90% Xe-136 enriched gas operated at 10 bar, will be immersed in a large water tank to ensure 5 m of water shielding. For the second phase, a ton-scale experiment with multiple TPCs will be constructed to improve the detection probability and sensitivity. A 20-kg scale prototype TPC with 7 Micromegas modules has been built to optimize the design of Micromegas readout module, study the energy calibration of TPC and develop algorithm of 3D track reconstruction. The preliminary results of the PandaX-III prototype TPC will be also presented in this talk.

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Dr SHAOBO WANG (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)

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