Tellurium Purification and Deployment in SNO+
SNO+ will be an organic liquid scintillator-based experiment located 2km underground at
SNOLAB, CANADA. The primary goal of the experiment is to search for neutrinoless double beta
decay by dissolving an isotope of tellurium-130 in the scintillator.
Natural tellurium will be purified underground in a form of telluric acid, and then synthesized
with an organic glycol to form a complex directly soluble in Linear Alkylbenzene, a scintillator of
the SNO+ detector.
In this talk I will describe the principles and commissioning status of the tellurium purification
and synthesis plants. I will also outline backgrounds mitigation and reduction strategies for the
neutrinoless duble beta decay search with the SNO+ experiment.