Status report on the double-beta-decay experiment NEMO3
Czech. J. Phys 52 (2002) pp. 557-565
The aim of the NEMO collaboration is
to search for neutrinoless double beta decay and
thus to investigate physics beyond the Standard Model.
The expected sensitivity for the effective neutrino mass
is on the order of 0.1 eV.
The NEMO3 detector will be completed
and ready to start measurements by the end of the year 2001.
Since June 2000, three contiguous sectors have been operating
in the Fréjus Underground Laboratory (France).
This trial run has provided a check on the functionality of
the counters and the tracking device.
The status of the experiment,
the results obtained with the three sectors,
as well as expected backgrounds and source radiopurity are presented.
Cite article as:
L. Vála, "Status report on the double-beta-decay experiment NEMO3", Czech. J. Phys 52 (2002) pp. 557-565 (2002)