Results of the material screening program of the NEXT experiment

T. Dafni, V. Álvarez, I. Bandac, A. Bettini, F. I.G.M. Borges, M. Camargo, S. Cárcel, S. Cebrián, A. Cervera, C. A.N. Conde, J. Díaz, R. Esteve, L. M.P. Fernandes, M. Fernández, P. Ferrario, A. L. Ferreira, E. D.C. Freitas, V. M. Gehman, A. Goldschmidt, H. GómezJ. J. Gómez-Cadenas, D. González-Díaz, R. M. Gutiérrez, J. Hauptman, J. A. Hernando Morata, D. C. Herrera, F. J. Iguaz, I. G. Irastorza, L. Labarga, A. Laing, I. Liubarsky, D. Lorca, M. Losada, G. Luzón, A. Marí, J. Martín-Albo, A. Martínez, G. Martínez-Lema, T. Miller, F. Monrabal, M. Monserrate, C. M.B. Monteiro, F. J. Mora, L. M. Moutinho, J. Muñoz Vidal, M. Nebot-Guinot, D. Nygren, C. A.B. Oliveira, J. Pérez, J. L. Pérez Aparicio, J. Renner, L. Ripoll, A. Rodríguez, J. Rodríguez, F. P. Santos, J. M.F. dos Santos, L. Segui, L. Serra, D. Shuman, A. Simón, C. Sofka, M. Sorel, J. F. Toledo, J. Torrent, Z. Tsamalaidze, J. F.C.A. Veloso, J. A. Villar, R. C. Webb, J. T. White, N. Yahlali

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2666-2668
Number of pages3
JournalNuclear and Particle Physics Proceedings
Volume273-275
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2016

Keywords

  • Double beta decay
  • Germanium gamma spectrometry
  • Radiopurity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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    Dafni, T., Álvarez, V., Bandac, I., Bettini, A., Borges, F. I. G. M., Camargo, M., Cárcel, S., Cebrián, S., Cervera, A., Conde, C. A. N., Díaz, J., Esteve, R., Fernandes, L. M. P., Fernández, M., Ferrario, P., Ferreira, A. L., Freitas, E. D. C., Gehman, V. M., Goldschmidt, A., ... Yahlali, N. (2016). Results of the material screening program of the NEXT experiment. Nuclear and Particle Physics Proceedings, 273-275, 2666-2668. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nuclphysbps.2015.10.024