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Disque Hall Room 109


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Physics Senior Presentation: "Designing an Liquid Xenon Time Projection Chamber"

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

9:30 AM-10:30 AM

Physics Major: Nathan Thiem

Abstract: An unknown fundamental quantum mechanical property of neutrinos is whether or not the neutrino is a Majorana or Dirac fermion. If zero neutrino double beta decay can be detected, it will prove the neutrino is a Majorana fermion. A liquid xenon-136 time projection chamber with a high energy resolution provides a promising way to detect zero neutrino double beta decay. For the liquid xenon time projection chamber to have a high energy resolution, it needs to be free of other gas impurities. I am designing a prototype liquid xenon time projection chamber so different liquid xenon purification methods can be tested.

Advisor: Michelle Dolinski

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