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HEP seminar: Richard Bonventre, LBNL

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The SNO+ experiment will employ 780 tons of liquid scintillator loaded with 1.3 tons of 130Te (0.5% by mass) for a low-background and high-isotope-mass search for neutrino-less double beta decay. SNO+ uses the acrylic vessel and PMT array of the SNO detector with several experimental upgrades and necessary adaptations to fill with liquid scintillator. The SNO+ technique can be scaled up with a future high loading Phase II, able to probe to the bottom of the inverted hierarchy parameter space for effective Majorana mass. Low backgrounds and a low energy threshold allow SNO+ to also have other physics topics in its program, including geo- and reactor neutrinos, solar neutrinos, and searches for invisible modes of nucleon decay. This talk will present the first results of data collected in the water phase, providing a critical assessment of backgrounds for neutrinoless double beta decay.

Date Tue, November 20, 2018
Time 4:10pm-5:40pm PST
Duration 1 hour 30 minutes
Access Public
Created by High-Energy Seminars
Updated Wed, October 31, 2018 4:21pm PDT
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