Jul 6 – 13, 2022
Bologna, Italy
Europe/Rome timezone

Calibration of the LEGEND-200 experiment

Jul 8, 2022, 7:05 PM
1h 25m
Bologna, Italy

Bologna, Italy

Palazzo della Cultura e dei Congressi
Poster Neutrino Physics Poster Session


Yannick Mueller (Physik-Institut, University of Zurich)


LEGEND is the successor of the GERDA and the MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR experiments searching for neutrinoless double beta decay with high-purity germanium detectors enriched in the isotope $^{76}$Ge. Its first phase, currently under commissioning at Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, will reach a half-life sensitivity of ~10$^{27}$ yr to this lepton-number violating process by employing 200 kg of Ge crystals. A later phase, with 1000 kg of enriched detectors, will extend the sensitivity to beyond 10$^{28}$ yr. In this poster presentation, the details of the calibration of the LEGEND-200 experiment are presented. Radioactive $^{228}$Th sources will be deployed into the liquid-argon cryostat regularly with a calibration system; positioning the sources next to the detector array with a vertical precision of a few mm. Known $\gamma$-ray energies are used to calibrate the energy scale of the detectors, to measure their energy resolutions, and to monitor the stability of these parameters.

In-person participation Yes

Primary author

Yannick Mueller (Physik-Institut, University of Zurich)

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