Measurement of the Double Beta Decay Half-life of Nd-150 with the NEMO-3 Experiment

UoM administered thesis: Master of Science by Research

  • Authors:
  • William Poynter

Abstract

Neodymium-150 (Nd-150) is analysed using a sample with a mass of 37 g within the NEMO-3 detector. In total, 4.42 years of data are analysed which yield a half-life for the double β decay of Nd-150 of 8.55 ± 0.18(stat.) ± 0.39(syst.) years.This includes the use of an updated background understanding and correction factors to remove biases introduced by coincidence and dead-time. The result is in agreement with the half-life previously determined using NEMO-3 data.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Stefan Soldner-Rembold (Supervisor)
Award date1 Aug 2013