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

Searching for neutrinoless double beta decay with LEGEND experiment

Jul 9, 2022, 3:30 PM
Room 2 (Italia)

Room 2 (Italia)

Parallel Talk Neutrino Physics Neutrino Physics


Nina Burlac (Università e INFN Roma Tre)


The search for neutrinoless double beta ($0\nu \beta \beta$) decay is important because its discovery would reveal a lepton-number violating process and its connection to the origin of the neutrinos masses.
The LEGEND collaboration follows the GERDA and MAJORANA Demonstrator collaborations with the mission to build a ton-scale $ ^{76} $Ge based experiments. As a first phase, LEGEND-200 is being installed in the upgraded GERDA infrastructure at Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso of INFN. It is based on 200 kg of High-Purity Germanium (HPGe) detectors and aims to reach a discovery sensitivity on the $0\nu \beta \beta$ half-life of 10$^{27}$ years. LEGEND-1000 will rely on novel high-mass HPGe detectors and several other novel techniques to be tested in LEGEND-200. An overview of the LEGEND-200 setup and its installation status will be provided.

In-person participation Yes

Primary author

Nina Burlac (Università e INFN Roma Tre)


Giuseppe Salamanna (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare)

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