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Sensitivity of a tonne-scale NEXT detector for neutrinoless double beta decay searches

Adams, C.; Alvarez, V.; Arazi, L.; Arnquist, I. J.; Azevedo, C. D. R; Bailey, K.; Ballester, F.; Benlloch-Rodriguez, J. M.; Borges, F. I. G. M.; Byrnes, N.; ...
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  • Published: 13 May 2020
Abstract
The Neutrino Experiment with a Xenon TPC (NEXT) searches for the neutrinoless double beta ($0\nu\beta\beta$) of $^{136}$Xe using high-pressure xenon gas TPCs with electroluminescent amplification. A scaled-up version of this technology with $\sim1$tonne of enriched xenon could reach, in a few years of operation, a sensitivity to the half-life of $0\nu\beta\beta$ decay better than $10^{27}$years, improving the current limits by at least one order of magnitude. This prediction is based on a well-understood background model dominated by radiogenic sources. The detector concept presented here represents a first step on a compelling path towards sensitivity to the pa...
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free text keywords: Physics - Instrumentation and Detectors, Nuclear Experiment
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FCT| UID/FIS/04559/2013
Project
UID/FIS/04559/2013
Laboratory for Instrumentation, Biomedical Engineering and Radiation Physics
  • Funder: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (FCT)
  • Project Code: 147413
  • Funding stream: 5876
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FCT| PD/BD/105921/2014
Project
PD/BD/105921/2014
R&D on the feasibility of Ba tagging in High Pressure Xenon Chambers
  • Funder: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (FCT)
  • Project Code: PD/BD/105921/2014
  • Funding stream: PD | Doutoramento
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EC| NEXT
Project
NEXT
Towards the NEXT generation of bb0nu experimets
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 339787
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP2 | ERC
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EC| MELODIC
Project
MELODIC
Molecule for low diffusion TPCs for rare event searches
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 740055
  • Funding stream: H2020 | MSCA-IF-GF
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EC| InvisiblesPlus
Project
InvisiblesPlus
InvisiblesPlus
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 690575
  • Funding stream: H2020 | MSCA-RISE
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