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Direct Neutrino Mass Experiments

Mertens, Susanne

With a mass at least six orders of magnitudes smaller than the mass of an electron - but non-zero - neutrinos are a clear misfit in the Standard Model of Particle Physics. On the one hand, its tiny mass makes the neutrino one of the most interesting particles, one that might hold the key to physics beyond the Standard Model. On the other hand this minute mass leads to great challenges in its experimental determination. Three approaches are currently pursued: An indirect neutrino mass determination via cosmological observables, the search for neutrinoless double β-decay, and a direct measurement based on the kinematics of single β- decay. In this paper the latter will be discussed in detail and the status and scientific reach of the current and near-future experiments will be presented.

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Experimentelle Kernphysik (IEKP)
Institut für Technik der Informationsverarbeitung (ITIV)
Institut für Technische Physik (ITEP)
Institut für Prozessdatenverarbeitung und Elektronik (IPE)
Institut für Technische Thermodynamik und Kältetechnik (ITTK)
Institut für Theoretische Physik (ITP)
Institut für Theoretische Teilchenphysik (TTP)
Steinbuch Centre for Computing (SCC)
Institut für Kernphysik (IKP)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2016
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/718/2/022013
ISSN: 1742-6588, 1742-6596
URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-597097
KITopen ID: 1000059709
HGF-Programm 51.03.01; LK 01
Erschienen in Journal of physics / Conference Series
Band 718
Seiten 022013/1-9
Lizenz CC BY 3.0 DE: Creative Commons Namensnennung 3.0 Deutschland
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