Neutrino oscillation experiments have proved that neutrinos are massive particles but the assessment of their absolute mass scale is still an outstanding challenge in today particle physics and cosmology. The laboratory experiments dedicated to effective electron-neutrino mass determination are the ones based on the study of single beta decay or electron capture (EC) decay. Exploiting only on energy-momentum conservation, this kinematic measurement is the only one which permits to estimate neutrino masses without theoretical assumptions on neutrino nature and it is truly model-independent. To date the most competitive isotopes for a calorimetric measurement of the neutrino mass are 187Re and 163Ho. While the first decays beta, the latter decays via electron capture, and both have a Q-value around 2.5 keV. The measurement of 163Ho EC is an appealing alternative to the 187Re beta decay measurement because few nuclei are needed and it is a self-calibrating measurement. In this context the MARE project, based on rhenium thermal detectors has been born. We report here the status of MARE in Milan with Rhenium and the activity concerning the production of radioactive 163Ho isotope in the framework of MARE.

Ferri, E., Bagliani, D., Biasotti, M., Ceruti, G., Corsini, D., Faverzani, M., et al. (2015). The Status of the MARE Experiment with 187Re and 163Ho Isotopes. Intervento presentato a: 13th International Conference on Topics in Astroparticle and Underground Physics, TAUP 2013, Asilomar, California USA [10.1016/j.phpro.2014.12.037].

The Status of the MARE Experiment with 187Re and 163Ho Isotopes

FERRI, ELENA
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FAVERZANI, MARCO;GIACHERO, ANDREA;GOTTI, CLAUDIO;MAINO, MATTEO;NUCCIOTTI, ANGELO ENRICO LODOVICO;PESSINA, GIANLUIGI EZIO;SISTI, MONICA
Ultimo
2015

Abstract

Neutrino oscillation experiments have proved that neutrinos are massive particles but the assessment of their absolute mass scale is still an outstanding challenge in today particle physics and cosmology. The laboratory experiments dedicated to effective electron-neutrino mass determination are the ones based on the study of single beta decay or electron capture (EC) decay. Exploiting only on energy-momentum conservation, this kinematic measurement is the only one which permits to estimate neutrino masses without theoretical assumptions on neutrino nature and it is truly model-independent. To date the most competitive isotopes for a calorimetric measurement of the neutrino mass are 187Re and 163Ho. While the first decays beta, the latter decays via electron capture, and both have a Q-value around 2.5 keV. The measurement of 163Ho EC is an appealing alternative to the 187Re beta decay measurement because few nuclei are needed and it is a self-calibrating measurement. In this context the MARE project, based on rhenium thermal detectors has been born. We report here the status of MARE in Milan with Rhenium and the activity concerning the production of radioactive 163Ho isotope in the framework of MARE.
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neutrino mass; single beta decay; electron capture decay; microcalorimeter
English
13th International Conference on Topics in Astroparticle and Underground Physics, TAUP 2013
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1875389214006506
Ferri, E., Bagliani, D., Biasotti, M., Ceruti, G., Corsini, D., Faverzani, M., et al. (2015). The Status of the MARE Experiment with 187Re and 163Ho Isotopes. Intervento presentato a: 13th International Conference on Topics in Astroparticle and Underground Physics, TAUP 2013, Asilomar, California USA [10.1016/j.phpro.2014.12.037].
Ferri, E; Bagliani, D; Biasotti, M; Ceruti, G; Corsini, D; Faverzani, M; Gatti, F; Giachero, A; Gotti, C; Kilbourne, C; Kling, A; Maino, M; Manfrinetti, P; Nucciotti, A; Pessina, G; Pizzigoni, G; Gomes, M; Sisti, M
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