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Contribution Poster direct neutrino mass

Poster (not participating in poster prize competition)

Calibration strategy and status of tritium purity monitoring for KATRIN

Speakers

  • Mr. Simon NIEMES
  • Mr. Genrich ZELLER

Primary authors

Co-authors

Authorship annotation

for the KATRIN collaboration

Session and Location

Monday Session, Poster Wall #27 (Robert-Schumann-Room)

Abstract content

The KATRIN (Karlsruhe Tritium Neutrino) experiment aims to measure the mass of the electron anti-neutrino with a sensitivity of 200 meV/$c^2$ by measuring the spectrum of the beta electrons close to the kinematic endpoint region. For monitoring the isotopic composition in the gaseous tritium source a custom-made Laser-Raman-System (LARA) has been developed at the Tritium Laboratory Karlsruhe.

The two approaches used to calibrate the LARA system for trueness <3 % are: i) theoretical intensities together with a spectral intensity standard and ii) highly accurate gas mixtures. Latest efforts have improved the in-situ calibration via spectral standard with re-calculated theoretical uncertainties and uncertainty analysis. Recently, the TRIHYDE experiment has been setup which enables cross-checking of the calibration via gas mixtures of all six hydrogen isotopologues and further studies of systematic effects.

This poster presents the benefits and status of both complementary approaches.

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