SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR

University of Maryland
Atlantic Building, Room 2400
4:30 PM Monday, February 13, 2017
Coffee, Tea & Snacks 4:15-4:30 PM

Youngsoo Yoon
Institute for Basic Science, Daejeon, Korea

A Search for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay using Mo-100, AMoRE

The AMoRE (Advanced Mo-based Rare Process Experiment) is an experimental search for neutrinoless double beta decay of 100Mo using calcium molybdate (CaMoO4) scintillating crystals. The AMoRE uses a cryogenic detection technique using CaMoO4 crystals, which provide excellent energy resolution (<10keV). The experiment planed to be operated at the underground laboratory and is aiming to reach zero-background level. The pilot experiment is ongoing at the YangYang underground laboratory and the first phase experiment, using 5 kg of CaMoO4 (AMoRE-10), is planned to start this year. Current status of the AMoRE experiment will be presented.