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

Kuckert, Laura

Abstract: 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 DOI(KIT): 10.5445/IR/1000065077
URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-650776
KITopen ID: 1000065077
Verlag Karlsruhe
Umfang XXIII, 296 S.
Abschlussart Dissertation
Fakultät Fakultät für Physik (PHYSIK)
Institut Institut für Kernphysik (IKP)
Prüfungsdaten 28.10.2016
Referent/Betreuer Prof. G. Drexlin
Schlagworte KATRIN, neutrino, plasma, rarefied gas
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