Research

The MAJORANA Experiment

The MAJORANA collaboration seeks to answer the following questions:
(1) Is the neutrino its own antiparticle?
(2) What is the Majorana mass of the neutrino?

The ultimate objective of the MAJORANA Collaboration is to study neutrinoless double beta decay (0νββ) with an effective Majorana-neutrino mass sensitivity below 50 meV to characterize the Majorana nature of the neutrino, the neutrino mass spectrum, and the absolute mass scale. An experimental study of the neutrino mass scale implied by neutrino oscillation results is now technically within our grasp. This exciting physics goal is best pursued using the well-established technique of searching for 0νββ of 76Ge, augmented with recent advances in signal processing and detector design.

Visit the official homepage of the MAJORANA Collaboration for more details:

KATRIN Experiment

The KArlsruhe TRItium Neutrino (KATRIN) collaboration aims to establish a direct, model-independent measurement of the neutrino mass to a sensitivity of 200 meV. KATRIN utilizes a 10-meter spectrometer to employ magnetic adiabatic collimation and electrostatic filtering to analyze the shape of the Tritium beta decay spectrum for signatures of the neutrino mass. This is an order-of-magnitude improvement over previous measurements which have utilized similar methods. ENAP is responsible for the development of the DAQ system for KATRIN as well as simulations of the electrostatic fields and assisting in development of the KATRIN detector calibration and veto systems.

More information can be found at the KATRIN website