Jun 13 – 17, 2022
Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics, CTU in Prague
Europe/Prague timezone
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LEGEND: An Overview & the Commissioning Status of LEGEND-200

Jun 14, 2022, 11:30 AM
Conference room (Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics, CTU in Prague)

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Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics, CTU in Prague

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Oral presentation Experiment Experiment


Patrick Krause (TUM)


The discovery that neutrinos are Majorana fermions would have profound implications for particle physics and cosmology. The Majorana character of neutrinos would make neutrinoless double-beta decay, a matter-creating process without the balancing emission of antimatter, possible. The LEGEND Collaboration pursues a phased, 76Ge-based double-beta decay experimental program with a discovery potential that covers the inverted hierarchy. The first phase, LEGEND-200,will deploy 200 kg of germanium detectors enriched in 76Ge. It will have a discovery potential of 1027 years and a background index of 0.6 cts/(ROI t yr). The second phase, LEGEND-1000, will deploy 1000 kg of enriched germanium and will have a discovery sensitivity beyond 1028 years. Using high-purity materials, sophisticated analysis routines and novel subdetector systems to identify background events, the LEGEND experiment will be virtually background-free in the region of interest. This talk will provide an overview of LEGEND and report on the work currently underway to commission LEGEND-200.

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