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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000065077

The Windowless Gaseous Tritium Source of the KATRIN Experiment - Characterisation of Gas Dynamical and Plasma Properties

Kuckert, Laura

The Karlsruhe Tritium Neutrino Experiment aims to measure the neutrino mass with a sensitivity of 200meV (90% C.L) using the β-decay of molecular tritium. This makes a proper understanding of the characteristics of the tritium source indispensable. In this thesis the picture of gas flow related processes in the KATRIN source is completed and a model of its low density tritium plasma is developed. The predictions from the models are used to quantify the effect on the neutrino mass measurement.

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Kernphysik (IKP)
Publikationstyp Hochschulschrift
Jahr 2016
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-650776
KITopen-ID: 1000065077
HGF-Programm 51.03.01 (POF III, LK 01)
Verlag Karlsruhe
Umfang XXIII, 296 S.
Abschlussart Dissertation
Prüfungsdaten 28.10.2016
Schlagworte KATRIN, neutrino, plasma, rarefied gas
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