NPA Seminar: Andrew Mastbaum, Rutgers University, “Xenon-doped liquid argon TPCs as a neutrinoless double beta decay platform”

Event time: 
Thursday, December 15, 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Wright Lab, WL-216 (Conference Room) See map
272 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

Searches for neutrinoless double-beta decay (NLDBD) continue to expand our understanding of the lepton sector, with several promising experimental paths toward increased sensitivity. We have considered the possible reach of a large-scale deep-underground LArTPC experiment doped with NLDBD candidate isotope xenon, and the challenges this approach would entail. In this talk, we will review the essential design requirements, background mitigations, and several open R&D questions relevant to such a detector, and discuss the potential sensitivity.
Lunch with the speaker will be provided from 12-1 p.m. for those who RSVP by 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 14th:

Host: Avinay Bhat,