Single Ion Trapping for the Enriched Xenon Observatory

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In the last decade, a variety of neutrino oscillation experiments have established that there is a mass difference between neutrino flavors, without determining the absolute neutrino mass scale. The Enriched Xenon Observatory for neutrinoless double beta decay (EXO) will search for the rare decays of xenon to determine the absolute value of the neutrino mass. The experiment uses a novel technique to minimize backgrounds, identifying the decay daughter product in real time using single ion spectroscopy. Here, we describe single ion trapping and spectroscopy compatible with the EXO detector. We extend the technique of single ion trapping in ultrahigh vacuum ... continued below

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Waldman, Samuel J. & /Stanford U., Phys. Dept. /SLAC March 28, 2006.

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In the last decade, a variety of neutrino oscillation experiments have established that there is a mass difference between neutrino flavors, without determining the absolute neutrino mass scale. The Enriched Xenon Observatory for neutrinoless double beta decay (EXO) will search for the rare decays of xenon to determine the absolute value of the neutrino mass. The experiment uses a novel technique to minimize backgrounds, identifying the decay daughter product in real time using single ion spectroscopy. Here, we describe single ion trapping and spectroscopy compatible with the EXO detector. We extend the technique of single ion trapping in ultrahigh vacuum to trapping in xenon gas. With this technique, EXO will achieve a neutrino mass sensitivity of <m{sub {nu}}> {approx_equal} .010 eV.

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  • Report No.: SLAC-R-813
  • Grant Number: AC02-76SF00515
  • DOI: 10.2172/878352 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 878352
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc880391

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Waldman, Samuel J. & /Stanford U., Phys. Dept. /SLAC. Single Ion Trapping for the Enriched Xenon Observatory, report, March 28, 2006; [Menlo Park, California]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc880391/: accessed August 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.