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Project 8: Precision electron specroscopy to measure the mass of the neutrino

VanDevender, B. A. and Asner, D. M. and Bahr, M. and Bradley, R. F. and Doelman, S. and Jones, A. M. and Fernandes, J. and Formaggio, J. A. and Furse, D. and Kelly, J. F. and Kofron, J. and LaRoque, B. H. and Leber, M. L. and McBride, L. and Monreal, B. and Oblath, N. and Patterson, R. and Rogers, A. and Robertson, R. G. H. and Rosenberg, L. and Rybka, G. and Thümmler, T. (2013) Project 8: Precision electron specroscopy to measure the mass of the neutrino. In: 11th Conference on the Intersections of Particle and Nuclear Physics (CIPANP). AIP Conference Proceedings. No.1560. American Institute of Physics , Melville, NY, pp. 237-239. ISBN 978-0-7354-1188-3.

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The Project 8 Collaboration is exploring a new technique for the spectroscopy of medium-energy electrons (∼ 1 - 100 keV) with the ultimate goal of measuring the effective mass of the electron antineutrino by the tritium endpoint method. Our method is based on the detection of microwave-frequency cyclotron radiation emitted by magnetically trapped electrons. The immediate goal of Project 8 is to demonstrate the utility of this technique for a tritium endpoint experiment through a high-precision measurement of the conversion electron spectrum of ^(83)mKr . We present concepts for detecting this cyclotron radiation, focusing on a guided wave design currently being implemented in a prototype apparatus at the University of Washington.

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Additional Information:© 2013 AIP Publishing LLC. Project 8 research is supported by the NSF, DOE Office of Nuclear Physics, an MIT Wade Award and the Laboratory Directed Research and Development Program at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, a multiprogram national laboratory operated by Battelle for the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract DE-AC05-76RL01830.
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)UNSPECIFIED
Northwest National Laboratory LaboratoryUNSPECIFIED
Department of Energy (DOE)DE-AC05-76RL01830
Subject Keywords:neutrino, tritium, beta decay, krypton-83, conversion electron, electron spectroscopy, cyclotron radiation, waveguide
Series Name:AIP Conference Proceedings
Issue or Number:1560
Classification Code:PACS: 29.30.Dm, 14.60.Pq, 23.40.Bw, 23.20.Nx, 84.40.Az
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Official Citation:Project 8: Precision electron specroscopy to measure the mass of the neutrino B. A. VanDevender, D. M. Asner, M. Bahr, R. F. Bradley, S. Doelman, A. M. Jones, J. Fernandes, J. A. Formaggio, D. Furse, J. F. Kelly, J. Kofron, B. H. LaRoque, M. L. Leber, L. McBride, B. Monreal, N. Oblath, R. Patterson, A. Rogers, R. G. H. Robertson, L. Rosenberg, G. Rybka and T. Thümmler Source: AIP Conf. Proc. 1560, 237 (2013);
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