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Title: The Majorana Project

Abstract

Working as part of a collaborative team, PNNL is bringing its signature capability in ultra-low-level detection to help search for a rare form of radioactive decay-never before detected-called "neutrinoless double beta decay" in germanium. If observed, it would demonstrate neutrinos are Majorana-type particles. This discovery would show neutrinos are unique among fundamental particles, having a property whereby the matter and anti-matter version of this particle are indistinguishable. Physicist John L. Orrell explains how they rely on the Shallow Underground Laboratory to conduct the research.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
PNNL (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1144728
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; GERMANIUM DETECTOR; MAJORANA PROJECT; COPPER DETECTORS; SHALLOW UNDERGROUND LABORATORY; SUL; PHYSICS; NEUTRIONOS; DETECTOR

Citation Formats

Orrell, John, and Hoppe, Eric. The Majorana Project. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
Orrell, John, & Hoppe, Eric. The Majorana Project. United States.
Orrell, John, and Hoppe, Eric. Wed . "The Majorana Project". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1144728.
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