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Title: Searching for Double Beta Decay with the Enriched Xenon Observatory

Abstract

The Enriched Xenon Observatory (EXO) Collaboration is building a series of experiments to search for the neutrinoless double beta decay of {sup 136}Xe. The first experiment, known as EXO-200, will utilize 200 kg of xenon enriched to 80% in the isotope of interest, making it the largest double beta decay experiment to date by one order of magnitude. This experiment is rapidly being constructed, and will begin data taking in 2007. The EXO collaboration is also developing a technique to identify on an event-by-event basis the daughter barium ion of the double beta decay. If successful, this method would eliminate all conventional radioactive backgrounds to the decay, resulting in an ideal experiment. We summarize here the current status of EXO-200 construction and the barium tag R&D program.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
900996
Report Number(s):
SLAC-PUB-12399
TRN: US0702431
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conf.Proc.870:532-535,2006; Conference: Prepared for CIPANP 2006: 9th Conference on the Intersections of Particle and Nuclear Physics, Westin Rio Mar Beach, Puerto Rico, 30 May - 3 Jun 2006
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; 74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; BARIUM; BARIUM IONS; CONSTRUCTION; DECAY; DOUBLE BETA DECAY; NUCLEAR PHYSICS; XENON; Instrumentation, Experiment-Nucl,INST, HEPEX

Citation Formats

Hall, C., and /SLAC. Searching for Double Beta Decay with the Enriched Xenon Observatory. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Hall, C., & /SLAC. Searching for Double Beta Decay with the Enriched Xenon Observatory. United States.
Hall, C., and /SLAC. Fri . "Searching for Double Beta Decay with the Enriched Xenon Observatory". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/900996.
@article{osti_900996,
title = {Searching for Double Beta Decay with the Enriched Xenon Observatory},
author = {Hall, C. and /SLAC},
abstractNote = {The Enriched Xenon Observatory (EXO) Collaboration is building a series of experiments to search for the neutrinoless double beta decay of {sup 136}Xe. The first experiment, known as EXO-200, will utilize 200 kg of xenon enriched to 80% in the isotope of interest, making it the largest double beta decay experiment to date by one order of magnitude. This experiment is rapidly being constructed, and will begin data taking in 2007. The EXO collaboration is also developing a technique to identify on an event-by-event basis the daughter barium ion of the double beta decay. If successful, this method would eliminate all conventional radioactive backgrounds to the decay, resulting in an ideal experiment. We summarize here the current status of EXO-200 construction and the barium tag R&D program.},
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journal = {AIP Conf.Proc.870:532-535,2006},
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place = {United States},
year = {Fri Mar 16 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Fri Mar 16 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}

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