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URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-260214

Sensitivity Studies for the KATRIN experiment

Käfer, Wolfgang

Abstract:
The KATRIN experiment aims to determine the mass of the electron anti-neutrino with a sensitivity of 200 meV by investigating the endpoint of the tritium beta decay spectrum. This thesis uses a newly developed detailed model of the KATRIN tritium source in combination with results from test experiments to verify that this sensitivity can be reached. Additionally, an envisioned second phase with an enhanced
sensitivity is investigated as well.


Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Experimentelle Kernphysik (IEKP)
Publikationstyp Hochschulschrift
Jahr 2012
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-260214
KITopen ID: 1000026021
Verlag Karlsruhe
Abschlussart Dissertation
Fakultät Fakultät für Physik (PHYSIK)
Institut Institut für Experimentelle Kernphysik (IEKP)
Prüfungsdaten 27.01.2012
Referent/Betreuer Prof. G. Drexlin
Schlagworte KATRIN, neutrino mass, beta decay, tritium
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