Oct 20 – 25, 2019
Europe/Zurich timezone

Cyclotron Radiation Emission Spectroscopy for measuring neutrino mass and searching for chirality-flipping interactions

Oct 24, 2019, 2:30 PM
WHGA/001 - Auditorium (PSI)

WHGA/001 - Auditorium


Invited Talk Session


Dr Elise Novitski (University of Washington)


Measurements of the $\beta^-$ spectrum of tritium give the most precise directly measured limits on neutrino mass. Cyclotron Radiation Emission Spectroscopy (CRES) is a new experimental technique that has the potential to surmount the systematic and statistical limitations of current-generation direct measurement methods and reach an effective electron antineutrino mass sensitivity of ${\sim}$40 meV/c$^2$. I will introduce CRES, report recent results from the Phase II of Project 8---including systematic studies using $^{83m}$Kr and the first continuous spectrum measurement using CRES, in molecular tritium--and present Project 8's path to a full-scale neutrino mass measurement using atomic tritium. I will also describe recent progress on a precision $\beta^-$ spectrum measurement in $^6$He that is searching for chirality-flipping interactions using CRES.

Primary author

Dr Elise Novitski (University of Washington)

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