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Title: Imaging individual barium atoms in solid xenon for barium tagging in nEXO

Abstract

Double-β-decay involves the simultaneous conversion of two neutrons into two protons, and the emission of two electrons and two neutrinos; the neutrinoless process, although not yet observed, is thought to involve the emission of the two electrons but no neutrinos. The search for neutrinoless-double-β-decay probes fundamental properties of neutrinos, including whether or not the neutrino and antineutrino are distinct particles. Double-β-decay detectors are large and expensive, so it is essential to achieve the highest possible sensitivity with each study, and removing spurious contributions (‘background’) from detected signals is crucial.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO (United States). et al.
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States); Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
Contributing Org.:
nEXO Collaboration
OSTI Identifier:
1527109
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1529888
Report Number(s):
BNL-211809-2019-JAAM
Journal ID: ISSN 0028-0836
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-76SF00515; SC0012704
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nature (London)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Nature (London); Journal Volume: 569; Journal Issue: 7755; Journal ID: ISSN 0028-0836
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS

Citation Formats

Chambers, C. Imaging individual barium atoms in solid xenon for barium tagging in nEXO. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1169-4.
Chambers, C. Imaging individual barium atoms in solid xenon for barium tagging in nEXO. United States. doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1169-4.
Chambers, C. Mon . "Imaging individual barium atoms in solid xenon for barium tagging in nEXO". United States. doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1169-4.
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title = {Imaging individual barium atoms in solid xenon for barium tagging in nEXO},
author = {Chambers, C.},
abstractNote = {Double-β-decay involves the simultaneous conversion of two neutrons into two protons, and the emission of two electrons and two neutrinos; the neutrinoless process, although not yet observed, is thought to involve the emission of the two electrons but no neutrinos. The search for neutrinoless-double-β-decay probes fundamental properties of neutrinos, including whether or not the neutrino and antineutrino are distinct particles. Double-β-decay detectors are large and expensive, so it is essential to achieve the highest possible sensitivity with each study, and removing spurious contributions (‘background’) from detected signals is crucial.},
doi = {10.1038/s41586-019-1169-4},
journal = {Nature (London)},
number = 7755,
volume = 569,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {4}
}

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