Apr 7 – 10, 2019
Imperial College London
Europe/London timezone

Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay in LZ

Apr 10, 2019, 11:45 AM
15m
Huxley 308 (Imperial College London)

Huxley 308

Imperial College London

Speaker

Rob Taylor (Imperial College London)

Description

Neutrinoless double beta decay (NDBD) is a hypothesised nuclear decay process that, if observed, shows that neutrinos are Majorana particles, signals the existence of lepton number violation and places constraints on the neutrino mass hierarchy. However, with T1/2 > 10^25 years, searching for NDBD requires low backgrounds from intrinsic radiation and excellent energy resolution. In this talk, I will demonstrate that both of these requirements can be met by the LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) experiment and present the estimated sensitivity of LZ to 136Xe NDBD.

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