New detector technology for neutrino physics experiments
Our detector research and development targets innovative technology for neutrino experiments. This covers various diverse topics, from recent efforts into accelerator-based neutrino physics and neutrino astrophysics applications to specific neutrino mass searches using double beta decay.
Our group structure benefits from a tight integration of technological expertise in experiment, computation and theory.
- Yorck Ramachers (Academic)
- Gary Barker (Academic)
- John Back (Senior Research Fellow)
- Ben Morgan (Senior Research Fellow)
- Ankush Mitra (Senior Research Fellow)
- Sam Gibson (MSc student, graduated 2017)
XZ projection images of hits in a liquid argon TPC and the resultant response image for the hits. Channel numbers give the pixel coordinates, with 1 channel equivalent to a spatial dimension of 1mm. The primary vertex, proton stopping point and delta electrons are clearly picked out as intensity peaks in the response image. (Picture taken from: Ben Morgan, JINST 5 (2010) P07006 [arXiv:1006.3012])
Out of this project work emerged a full collaboration with the DUNE experiment, see DUNE.
SuperNEMO is a future double-beta decay experiment, looking to unravel the intrinsic nature of neutrinos as well as measuring the effective electron (anti-)neutrino rest mass. The Warwick group joined the international collaboration in 2010. Currently, we contribute to the physics analysis and software development work-package.