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Title: Continuing the Operation of EXO-200 at WIPP

This grant supported, in part, the operations of the EXO-200 double beta decay experiment at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) for the period May 1, 2013 to Sept 30, 2015. In this period EXO-200 completed its first phase of data taking, although its operation was disrupted in Feb 2014 by the accidents at WIPP (unrelated to the experiment). The primary goal of the experiment is to search for the very rate (and to date not observed) neutrino-less double beta decay. Such decay, if observed, would shed the light of the quantum-mechanical structure of neutrinos, and the origins of elementary particle masses. Another goal of the detector is to serve as prototype of a larger neutrino-less double beta decay experiment, currently being considered by DOE-OS.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Stanford Univ., CA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1239129
Report Number(s):
DOE-Stanford-Gratta--EXO-200
DOE Contract Number:
SC0009818
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Related Information: 1. J.B. Albert, et al. "An improved measurement of the 2νββ half-life of Xe-136 with EXO-200" Phys. Rev. C 89, 015502 (2014)2. J.B. Albert, et al. "Search for Majorana neutrinos with the first two years of EXO-200 data" Nature 510 (2014) 229-2343. J.B. Albert, et al. "Search for Majoron-emitting modes of double-beta decay of 136Xe with EXO-200" Phys. Rev. D 90, 092004 (2014)4. J.B. Albert et al. "Investigation of radioactivity-induced backgrounds in EXO-200" Phys. Rev. C 92, 015503 (2015)5. J.B. Albert et al. "Measurements of the ion fraction and mobility of alpha and beta decay products in liquid xenon using EXO-200" Phys. Rev. C 92, 045504 (2015)
Research Org:
Leland Stanford Junior University, Stanford, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES