Since the proposal of the Borexino project in the early nineties, the idea to perform a neutrinoless double beta decay experiment with 136Xe dissolved in the scintillator was considered. The beautiful results obtained by the Borexino experiment, which achieved a purity far exceeding design goals, and a new concept for dissolving large quantities of xenon in the scintillator by increasing its pressure make this possibility even more interesting for a new-generation experiment in the next decade. We present the ongoing R&D studies to look for neutrinoless double beta decay using liquid scintillators, discussing the optical properties of the Borexino scintillator when xenon is dissolved in large quantity and with high pressure.

R&D project for neutrinoless double beta decay in Borexino

DI DOMIZIO, SERGIO;FERNANDES, GUIDO;PALLAVICINI, MARCO;
2015

Abstract

Since the proposal of the Borexino project in the early nineties, the idea to perform a neutrinoless double beta decay experiment with 136Xe dissolved in the scintillator was considered. The beautiful results obtained by the Borexino experiment, which achieved a purity far exceeding design goals, and a new concept for dissolving large quantities of xenon in the scintillator by increasing its pressure make this possibility even more interesting for a new-generation experiment in the next decade. We present the ongoing R&D studies to look for neutrinoless double beta decay using liquid scintillators, discussing the optical properties of the Borexino scintillator when xenon is dissolved in large quantity and with high pressure.
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