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Gaseous detectors for neutrino physics at the European Spallation Source

Project description

Probing neutrino interactions with smaller, more sensitive detectors

Detecting neutrinos typically requires heavy, large-sized detectors. A recently observed particular interaction of neutrinos with atomic nuclei, called the coherent elastic neutrino-nucleus scattering, could be used to probe neutrinos with smaller-scale experiments. However, observing this interaction requires a source of low-energy neutrinos, and the European Spallation Source in Lund (Sweden) has been identified as optimal in this regard. The EU-funded GanESS project aims to develop a time projection chamber (a particle detector for reconstructing particle trajectories or interactions) that can hold 20 kg of xenon gas at a high pressure. The proposed detector that will be installed in the European Spallation Source is expected to be more sensitive to coherent elastic neutrino-nucleus scattering events.

Coordinator

FUNDACION DONOSTIA INTERNATIONAL PHYSICS CENTER
Net EU contribution
€ 1 496 205,00
Address
Paseo Manuel Lardizabal 4
20018 Donostia San Sebastian
Spain

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Region
Noreste País Vasco Gipuzkoa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00