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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000050027

Characterization and Minimization of Background Processes in the KATRIN Main Spectrometer

Harms, Fabian Thomas

Abstract:
This thesis summarizes work performed in the context of the identification, characterization, and minimization of background sources in the large-scale main spectrometer of the Karlsruhe Tritium Neutrino (KATRIN) experiment. These works are of crucial importance to reach the nominal background level of 10 mcps which is an essential prerequisite for KATRIN to assess the absolute mass scale of neutrinos with an unsurpassed sensitivity of 200 meV (90% C.L.).


Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Kernphysik (IKP)
Institut für Experimentelle Kernphysik (IEKP)
Publikationstyp Hochschulschrift
Jahr 2015
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-500274
KITopen ID: 1000050027
HGF-Programm 51.03.01; LK 01
Verlag Karlsruhe
Abschlussart Dissertation
Fakultät Fakultät für Physik (PHYSIK)
Institut Institut für Experimentelle Kernphysik (IEKP)
Prüfungsdaten 23.10.2015
Referent/Betreuer Prof. G. Drexlin
Schlagworte Neutrinos, KATRIN, Spectrometer, Background, Radon
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