12-18 May 2019
"Arkadia" hotel
Europe/Kiev timezone

The neutrino mass experiment KATRIN

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"Arkadia" hotel

"Arkadia" hotel

24 Genuezkaya St., Odessa 65009, Ukraine


Florian Fraenkle (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)


The KArlsruhe TRItium Neutrino (KATRIN) experiment is a large-scale experiment with the objective to determine the effective electron anti-neutrino mass with an unprecedented sensitivity of 0.2 eV/c² at 90% C.L. in a model-independent way. The measurement method is based on precision $\beta$-decay spectroscopy of molecular tritium.

The experimental setup consists of a high luminosity windowless gaseous tritium source, a magnetic electron transport system with differential and cryogenic pumping for tritium retention, and an electro-static spectrometer section for energy analysis, followed by a segmented detector system for counting transmitted $\beta$-electrons. Initial commissioning measurements with tritium were performed in 2018.

This talk will give an overview of the KATRIN experiment and its current status.

Primary author

Florian Fraenkle (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)

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