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Exploring coherent neutrino-nucleus scattering with gram-scale cryogenic calorimeters

Project description

A tabletop detector gives us a new window on particle billiards

Neutrinos have frustrated and intrigued scientists for decades. Despite their ubiquity – trillions of them pass through your body every second – they are highly non-reactive making the usual means of detection via evidence of a collision almost useless. Nearly half a century ago, scientists predicted that neutrinos should collide more frequently with atomic nuclei than with other particles. This would result in the recoil of the nucleus, a process called coherent elastic neutrino-nucleus scattering. This prediction was observed for the first time only a few years ago. Now, EU-funded scientists are building on their world record-setting sensitivity for detection of nuclear recoils with the NU-CLEUS project. The team will integrate the technology into an unprecedented tabletop detector, paving the way to a new era of discovery for the team, Europe and the global particle physics community.

Host institution

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Net EU contribution
€ 1 642 500,00
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Germany

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (1)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 1 642 500,00
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen

See on map

Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00