High-resolution spectroscopy of gaseous 83mKr conversion electrons with the KATRIN experiment

K. Altenmüller, M. Arenz, W. J. Baek, M. Beck, A. Beglarian, J. Behrens, T. Bergmann, A. Berlev, U. Besserer, K. Blaum, F. Block, S. Bobien, T. Bode, B. Bornschein, L. Bornschein, T. Brunst, N. Buzinsky, S. Chilingaryan, W. Q. Choi, M. DeffertP. J. Doe, O. Dragoun, G. Drexlin, S. Dyba, F. Edzards, K. Eitel, E. Ellinger, R. Engel, S. Enomoto, D. Eversheim, M. Fedkevych, J. A. Formaggio, F. M. Fränkle, G. B. Franklin, F. Friedel, A. Fulst, W. Gil, F. Glück, A. Gonzalez Ureña, S. Grohmann, R. Grössle, R. Gumbsheimer, M. Hackenjos, V. Hannen, F. Harms, N. Haußmann, F. Heizmann, K. Helbing, S. Hickford, D. Hilk, D. Hillesheimer, D. Hinz, M. A. Howe, A. Huber, A. Jansen, J. Kellerer, N. Kernert, L. Kippenbrock, M. Klein, A. Kopmann, M. Korzeczek, A. Kovalík, B. Krasch, M. Kraus, T. Lasserre, O. Lebeda, J. Letnev, A. Lokhov, M. Machatschek, A. Marsteller, E. L. Martin, S. Mertens, S. Mirz, B. Monreal, H. Neumann, S. Niemes, A. Off, A. Osipowicz, E. Otten, D. S. Parno, P. Plischke, A. Pollithy, A. W.P. Poon, F. Priester, P. C-O Ranitzsch, O. Rest, R. G.H. Robertson, F. Roccati, C. Rodenbeck, M. Röllig, C. Röttele, M. Ryšavý, R. Sack, A. Saenz, L. Schimpf, K. Schlösser, M. Schlösser, K. Schönung, M. Schrank, H. Seitz-Moskaliuk, J. Sentkerestiová, V. Sibille, M. Slezák, M. Steidl, N. Steinbrink, M. Sturm, M. Suchopar, M. Suesser, H. H. Telle, L. A. Thorne, T. Thümmler, N. Titov, I. Tkachev, N. Trost, K. Valerius, D. Vénos, R. Vianden, A. P.Vizcaya Hernández, M. Weber, C. Weinheimer, S. Welte, J. Wendel, J. F. Wilkerson, J. Wolf, S. Wüstling, S. Zadoroghny, G. Zeller

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Abstract

In this work, we present the first spectroscopic measurements of conversion electrons originating from the decay of metastable gaseous 83mKr with the Karlsruhe Tritium Neutrino (KATRIN) experiment. The obtained results represent one of the major commissioning milestones for the subsequent direct neutrino mass measurement with KATRIN. The successful campaign demonstrates the functionalities of the KATRIN beamline. Precise measurement of the narrow K-32, L3-32, and N2,3-32 conversion electron lines allowed to verify the eV-scale energy resolution of the KATRIN main spectrometer necessary for competitive measurement of the absolute neutrino mass scale.

Original languageEnglish
Article number065002
JournalJournal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics
Volume47
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • calibration
  • conversion electrons
  • electrostatic spectrometer
  • neutrino mass

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