Matter-wave Atomic Gradiometer Interferometric Sensor (MAGIS-100)



Mahiro Abe, Philip Adamson, Marcel Borcean, Daniela Bortoletto, Kieran Bridges, Samuel P Carman, Swapan Chattopadhyay, Jonathon Coleman, Noah M Curfman, Kenneth DeRose, Tejas Deshpande, Savas Dimopoulos, Christopher J Foot, Josef C Frisch, Benjamin E Garber, Steve Geer, Valerie Gibson, Jonah Glick, Peter W Graham, Steve R Hahn, Roni Harnik, Leonie Hawkins, Sam Hindley, Jason M Hogan, Yijun Jiang, Mark A Kasevich, Ronald J Kellett, Mandy Kiburg, Tim Kovachy, Joseph D Lykken, John March-Russell, Jeremiah Mitchell, Martin Murphy, Megan Nantel, Lucy E Nobrega, Robert K Plunkett, Surjeet Rajendran, Jan Rudolph, Natasha Sachdeva, Murtaza Safdari, James K Santucci, Ariel G Schwartzman, Ian Shipsey, Hunter Swan, Linda R Valerio, Arvydas Vasonis, Yiping Wang, Thomas Wilkason

The SNO+ experiment

Journal of Instrumentation 16:8 (2021)


The Sno+ Collaboration, V Albanese, R Alves, MR Anderson, S Andringa, L Anselmo, E Arushanova, S Asahi, M Askins, DJ Auty, AR Back, S Back, F Bar o, Z Barnard, A Barr, N Barros, D Bartlett, R Bayes, C Beaudoin, EW Beier, G Berardi, A Bialek, SD Biller, E Blucher, R Bonventre, M Boulay, D Braid, E Caden, EJ Callaghan, J Caravaca, J Carvalho, L Cavalli, D Chauhan, M Chen, O Chkvorets, KJ Clark, B Cleveland, C Connors, D Cookman, IT Coulter, MA Cox, D Cressy, X Dai, C Darrach, B Davis-Purcell, C Deluce, MM Depatie, F Descamps, F Di Lodovico, J Dittmer, A Doxtator, N Duhaime, F Duncan, J Dunger, AD Earle, D Fabris, E Falk, A Farrugia, N Fatemighomi, C Felber, V Fischer, E Fletcher, R Ford, K Frankiewicz, N Gagnon, A Gaur, J Gauthier, A Gibson-Foster, K Gilje, OI González-Reina, D Gooding, P Gorel, K Graham, C Grant, J Grove, S Grullon, E Guillian, S Hall, AL Hallin, D Hallman, S Hans, J Hartnell, P Harvey, M Hedayatipour, WJ Heintzelman, J Heise, RL Helmer, B Hodak, M Hodak, M Hood, D Horne, B Hreljac, J Hu, SMA Hussain, T Iida, AS Inácio, CM Jackson, NA Jelley, CJ Jillings, C Jones


The SNO+ experiment is located 2 km underground at SNOLAB in Sudbury, Canada. A low background search for neutrinoless double beta (0νββ) decay will be conducted using 780 tonnes of liquid scintillator loaded with 3.9 tonnes of natural tellurium, corresponding to 1.3 tonnes of 130Te. This paper provides a general overview of the SNO+ experiment, including detector design, construction of process plants, commissioning efforts, electronics upgrades, data acquisition systems, and calibration techniques. The SNO+ collaboration is reusing the acrylic vessel, PMT array, and electronics of the SNO detector, having made a number of experimental upgrades and essential adaptations for use with the liquid scintillator. With low backgrounds and a low energy threshold, the SNO+ collaboration will also pursue a rich physics program beyond the search for 0νββ decay, including studies of geo- and reactor antineutrinos, supernova and solar neutrinos, and exotic physics such as the search for invisible nucleon decay. The SNO+ approach to the search for 0νββ decay is scalable: a future phase with high 130Te-loading is envisioned to probe an effective Majorana mass in the inverted mass ordering region.

Radiation hard monolithic CMOS sensors with small electrodes for HL-LHC and beyond

Proceedings of Science 390 (2021)


CS Sanchez, P Allport, IA Tortajada, D Bortoletto, C Buttar, R Cardella, F Dachs, V Dao, H Denizli, M Dyndal, LFS de Acedo, P Freeman, A Gabrielli, L Gonella, K Oyulmaz, H Pernegger, P Riedler, H Sandaker, A Sharma, W Snoeys, JT Pais, S Worm


The upgrade of tracking detectors for experiments at the HL-LHC and future colliders requires the development of novel radiation hard silicon sensors. We target the replacement of hybrid pixel detectors with Depleted Monolithic Active Pixel Sensors (DMAPS) that are radiation hard monolithic CMOS sensors. We designed, manufactured and tested DMAPS in the TowerJazz 180 nm CMOS imaging technology with small electrodes pixel designs, that have a pixel pitch well below the current hybrid pixel detectors, and less multiple scattering due to a reduced total silicon thickness. In this document we present the recent results from these sensors manufactured on Czochralski silicon substrates in terms of cluster size, impact on tracking and time resolution from measurements carried out at beam tests on irradiated samples at 1e15 1 MeV n /cm ,. eq 2

Radiation hard monolithic CMOS sensors with small electrodes for High Luminosity LHC



H Pernegger, P Allport, I Asensi Tortajada, M Barbero, P Barrillon, I Berdalovic, C Bespin, S Bhat, D Bortoletto, P Breugnon, C Buttar, R Cardella, F Dachs, V Dao, Y Degerli, H Denizli, M Dyndal, L Flores Sanz de Acedo, P Freeman, L Gonella, A Habib, T Hemperek, T Hironoi, B Hiti, T Kugathasan, I Mandic, M Mikuz, K Moustakas, M Munker, KY Oyulmaz, P Pangaud, F Piro, P Riedler, H Sandaker, EJ Schioppa, P Schwemling, A Sharma, L Simon Argemi, C Solans Sanchez, W Snoeys, T Suligoj, T Wang, N Wermes

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