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Habemus vestigia!

Reconstructed track from Cs-137!

What you can see in the pictures is an electron produced by the interaction of a 660 keV gamma from a Cs-137 radioactive source. The colour codes energy and the trajectory has been reconstructed with our new SiPM plane, the first optical-pixel tracking system in the field. Clearly visible is the random walk of the electron (due to multiple scattering) while depositing a constant amount of the energy (electron behaves like a mip for most of the trajectory). When the electron ranges out, a blob of energy, coded in red in the 3D projection is formed, giving the tell-tale signature of the electron (wire+blob, or spaghetti + ball). Notice that the signature for a bb0nu event would have two blobs (due to the two electrons ranging in the gas) providing a distinctive signature of the decay.

 

Measuring PMT radioactivity in Canfranc

A metaphysical box is necessary, in order to measure the radioactivity of the NEXT-100 PMTs!

 

The incurable attraction of physics

An article on the CERN Courier about JJ Gómez Cadenas and NEXT.

The Na22 spectrum

Here you are our beautiful Na22 spectrum seen in NEXT-DEMO!

 

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Co-spokespersons

Juan José Gómez Cadenas: gomez@mail.cern.ch

Dave Nygren: nygren@uta.edu

Links

  • Report from LSC - May 2016

  • Report from LSC - Nov 2015

  • Report from LSC - Nov 2014

  • Report to the Nuclear Science Advisory Committee - May 2014

  • Report from Consolider - CUP

  • arXiv:1202.0721v1 [physics.ins-det] - Technical Design Report

  • arXiv:1106.3630v1 [physics.ins-det] - Conceptual Design Report

  • arXiv:0907.4054 [hep-ex] - Letter of Intent to LSC

  • Laboratorio Subterráneo de Canfranc (LSC)

     

    Starting from March 2013, NEXT is a Recognized Experiment at CERN!

     

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