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URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-270589

Study of Background Processes in the Electrostatic Spectrometers of the KATRIN Experiment

Mertens, Susanne

Abstract:
The Karlsruhe Tritium Neutrino Experiment KATRIN is designed to determine the neutrino mass with a sensitivity of 200 meV (90% C.L.). The focus of this work lies on the investigation of the main background sources at KATRIN: Muon induced background, background due to penning traps, and background arising from stored electrons. A novel method to eliminate the background arising from stored electrons, based on Electron Cyclotron Resonance, was experimentally tested in this work.


Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Experimentelle Kernphysik (IEKP)
Publikationstyp Hochschulschrift
Jahr 2012
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator KITopen ID: 1000027058
Verlag Karlsruhe
Abschlussart Dissertation
Fakultät Fakultät für Physik (PHYSIK)
Institut Institut für Experimentelle Kernphysik (IEKP)
Prüfungsdaten 06.02.2012
Referent/Betreuer Prof. G. Drexlin
Schlagworte Neutrino, KATRIN, Tritium, Background
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