CANDLES: Search for neutrino-less double beta decay of 48Ca

S. Umehara, T. Kishimoto, M. Nomachi, S. Ajimura, N. Nakatani, K. Matsuoka, K. Ichimura, M. Saka, T. Ishikawa, D. Tanaka, M. Tanaka, S. Yoshida, K. Suzuki, G. Ito, H. Kakubata, W. Wang, J. Takemoto, W. M. Chan, M. Doihara, Y. TamagawaI. Ogawa, T. Ueno, S. Maeda, A. Yamamoto, S. Tomita, G. Fujita, A. Kawamura, T. Harada, K. Fushimi, R. Hazama, H. Ohsumi, K. Okada

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CANDLES is the project to search for neutrino-less double beta decay (0νββ) of 48Ca. The observation of 0νββ will prove existence of a massive Majorana neutrino. For the 0νββ measurement, we need a low background condition because of a low decay rate of 0νββ. Now we installed the CANDLES III system at the Kamioka underground laboratory. The CANDLES III system realizes the low background condition by a characteristic structure and data analyses for background rejection. Here we report performances of the CANDLES III system.

Original languageEnglish
Article number08008
JournalEPJ Web of Conferences
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 International Nuclear Physics Conference, INPC 2013 - Firenze, Italy
Duration: 2013 Jun 22013 Jun 7

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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