10-12 April 2013
INFN - Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso
Europe/Rome timezone

Pixel detectors in double beta decay experiments, a new approach for background reduction

11 Apr 2013, 15:00
1h 20m
E. Fermi auditorium (INFN - Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso)

E. Fermi auditorium

INFN - Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso

SS 17 bis, km 18 + 910, 67100 Assergi (AQ), Italy
poster Cosmogenic activation and low background techniques in experiments Poster session

Speaker

Mr Joshy Mjose (Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics, Czech Technical University in Prague)

Description

Double beta decay experiments are challenging frontiers in contemporary physics. These experiments have the potential to investigate more about neutrinos (eg. nature and mass). The main challenge for these experiments is the reduction of background. The group at IEAP, CTU in Prague is investigating a new approach using pixel detectors Timepix. Pixel detector offer background reduction capabilities with its ability to identify the particle interaction (from the 2D signature it generates). However, use of pixel detectors has some challenges too (e.g. presence of readout electronics near the sensing medium, heat dissipation, etc.). Different aspects of pixel setup (identification of radio-impurities, selection of radio-pure materials) and proposed experimental setup will be presented. Also, results of preliminary background measurements (performed on surface and in the underground laboratories) using the prototype setups will be presented.

Primary author

Mr Joshy Mjose (Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics, Czech Technical University in Prague)

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