The measurement of neutrino masses is still one of the most compelling issues in modern particle physics. HOLMES is an experiment that aims to measure the effective νe mass using a calorimetric approach. It will measure the spectrum end point of the electron capture (EC) decay of 163Ho. The very low Q-value (2.8 keV) of the decay and its half life (4570 y) are optimal to reach simultaneously a reasonable activity to have sufficient statistics in the end-point, reducing the pile-up probability and have a small quantity of 163Ho embedded in the detector not to alter significantly its heat capacity. Holmium will be implanted into a micro calorimeter made by a metallic absorber coupled to transition edge sensor (TES). Each detector will be implanted with around 300 Bq of holmium and the goal of the experiment is implanting ≈500 detectors (8x64 array of detectors) to reach an accuracy of the order of eV. In this contribution, we show the HOLMES experiment with its physics reach and technical challenges, along with its status and perspectives.

Gallucci, G., Alpert, B., Balata, M., Becker, D., Bennett, D., Bevilacqua, A., et al. (2019). Status of the HOLMES experiment to directly measure the electron neutrino mass with a calorimetric approach. In Proceedings of Science. Sissa Medialab Srl.

Status of the HOLMES experiment to directly measure the electron neutrino mass with a calorimetric approach

Borghesi M.;Faverzani M.;Ferri E.;Giachero A.;Nucciotti A.;Pessina G.;Puiu A.;Ragazzi S.;Sisti M.;
2019

Abstract

The measurement of neutrino masses is still one of the most compelling issues in modern particle physics. HOLMES is an experiment that aims to measure the effective νe mass using a calorimetric approach. It will measure the spectrum end point of the electron capture (EC) decay of 163Ho. The very low Q-value (2.8 keV) of the decay and its half life (4570 y) are optimal to reach simultaneously a reasonable activity to have sufficient statistics in the end-point, reducing the pile-up probability and have a small quantity of 163Ho embedded in the detector not to alter significantly its heat capacity. Holmium will be implanted into a micro calorimeter made by a metallic absorber coupled to transition edge sensor (TES). Each detector will be implanted with around 300 Bq of holmium and the goal of the experiment is implanting ≈500 detectors (8x64 array of detectors) to reach an accuracy of the order of eV. In this contribution, we show the HOLMES experiment with its physics reach and technical challenges, along with its status and perspectives.
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Neutrino physics; neutrino mass
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21st International Workshop on Neutrinos from Accelerators, NuFact 2019 26 - 31 August
Gallucci, G., Alpert, B., Balata, M., Becker, D., Bennett, D., Bevilacqua, A., et al. (2019). Status of the HOLMES experiment to directly measure the electron neutrino mass with a calorimetric approach. In Proceedings of Science. Sissa Medialab Srl.
Gallucci, G; Alpert, B; Balata, M; Becker, D; Bennett, D; Bevilacqua, A; Biasotti, M; Borghesi, M; Ceruti, G; de Gerone, M; Dressler, R; Faverzani, M; Ferri, E; Fowler, J; Gard, J; Gatti, F; Giachero, A; Hays-Wehle, J; Heinitz, S; Hilton, G; Koster, U; Lusignoli, M; Mates, J; Nisi, S; Nucciotti, A; Parodi, L; Pessina, G; Puiu, A; Ragazzi, S; Reintsema, C; Schmidt, D; Schuman, D; Siccardit, F; Sisti, M; Swetz, D; Ullom, J; Vale, L
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