Results of the material screening program of the NEXT experiment Conference Paper uri icon

abstract

  • © 2015 Elsevier B.V. The Neutrino Experiment with a Xenon TPC (NEXT), intended to investigate neutrinoless double beta decay, requires extremely low background levels. An extensive material screening and selection process to assess the radioactivity of components is underway combining several techniques, including germanium γ-ray spectrometry performed at the Canfranc Underground Laboratory; recent results of this material screening program are presented here.

author list (cited authors)

  • Dafni, T., Álvarez, V., Bandac, I., Bettini, A., Borges, F., Camargo, M., ... Yahlali, N.

citation count

  • 2

publication date

  • April 2016

keywords

  • Double Beta Decay
  • Germanium Gamma Spectrometry
  • Radiopurity