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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.

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000027058
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Experimentelle Kernphysik (IEKP)
Publikationstyp Hochschulschrift
Publikationsjahr 2012
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator urn:nbn:de:swb:90-270589
KITopen-ID: 1000027058
Verlag KIT, Karlsruhe
Art der Arbeit Dissertation
Fakultät Fakultät für Physik (PHYSIK)
Institut Institut für Experimentelle Kernphysik (IEKP)
Prüfungsdaten 06.02.2012
Referent/Betreuer Prof. G. Drexlin
Schlagwörter Neutrino, KATRIN, Tritium, Background
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