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 single and 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)
- Ben Morgan (Senior Research Fellow)
- Ankush Mitra (Senior Research Fellow)
- Martin Spangenberg (Research Fellow)
- Daniel Swinnock (PhD student, QTNM)
Quantum Technologies for Neutrino Mass (QTNM)
This is a very new initiative, aiming at measuring the absolute neutrino mass eventually. The first funded phase, started February 2021, will create a prototype, the cyclotron radiation emission spectroscopy demonstrator apparatus (CRESDA). The main aim of this project is to create a future, ultimate sensitivity tritium decay endpoint measurement in order to measure the absolute neutrino mass as model independent as possible.
The Warwick group joined this next-generation double-beta decay experiment recently, in 2020, with a view to continue this exciting research topic beyond SuperNEMO, with the latter finishing its construction phase. The LEGEND pre-cursor phase, LEGEND-200 will begin taking data in 2021 but the main phase, LEGEND-1000 is in its design stage and we currently focus our efforts on simulation development.
SuperNEMO is a 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.