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

CE$\nu$NS with Photon Emission as Smoking Gun Signal of New Physics

Jul 8, 2022, 6:15 PM
Room 2 (Italia)

Room 2 (Italia)

Parallel Talk Neutrino Physics Neutrino Physics


Julia Harz (Technical University of Munich (TUM))


In the presence of transition magnetic moments between active and sterile neutrinos, Coherent Elastic Neutrino Nucleus Scattering (CE$\nu$NS) experiments can provide stringent constraints on the neutrino magnetic moment by searching for Primakoff upscattering. I will introduce a new smoking gun signal, a radiative upscattering process with a photon emitted in the final state, which will be able to probe neutrino transition magnetic moments beyond existing limits. Most importantly, I will highlight that such a new experimental mode has the potential to distinguish between the Majorana and Dirac nature of light active neutrinos.

In-person participation Yes

Primary author

Julia Harz (Technical University of Munich (TUM))


Patrick Bolton (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare) Frank Deppisch (University College London (UCL)) Kåre Fridell (Technical University of Munich (TUM)) Chandan Hati (Technical University of Munich (TUM)) Suchita Kulkarni (University of Graz)

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