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Detector Research and Development

New detector technology for neutrino physics experiments

Our detector research and development targets innovative technology for neutrino experiments. This covers various diverse topics, from recent efforts into accelerator-based neutrino physics and neutrino astrophysics applications to specific neutrino mass searches using double beta decay.

Our group structure benefits from a tight integration of technological expertise in experiment, computation and theory.

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XZ projection images of hits in a liquid argon TPC and the resultant response image for the hits. Channel numbers give the pixel coordinates, with 1 channel equivalent to a spatial dimension of 1mm. The primary vertex, proton stopping point and delta electrons are clearly picked out as intensity peaks in the response image. (Picture taken from: Ben Morgan, JINST 5 (2010) P07006 [arXiv:1006.3012])


Liquid Argon detector

Out of this project work emerged a full collaboration with the DUNE experiment, see DUNE.

SuperNEMO

SuperNEMO is a future double-beta decay experiment, looking to unravel the intrinsic nature of neutrinos as well as measuring the effective electron (anti-)neutrino rest mass. The Warwick group joined the international collaboration in 2010. Currently, we contribute to the physics analysis and software development work-package.