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Detector Research and Development

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.


Quantum Technologies for Neutrino Mass (QTNM)

This is a very new initiative, aiming at measuring the absolute neutrino mass eventually. The first, funded phase, starting at the end of 2020, 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 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.