5-9 October 2020
Europe/Moscow timezone
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Estimation of Backgrounds in LEGEND

9 Oct 2020, 17:40
Neutrino (Zoom)



Oral talk Neutrino physics Neutrino Physics


Matthew Green (NC State University / ORNL / TUNL)


The LEGEND Collaboration aims to combine the successes of the GERDA Experiment and the {\sc Majorana Demonstrator} with newly-developed technologies in a ton-scale, germanium-based experiment with discovery potential spanning the inverted neutrino mass-hierarchy regime. The LEGEND Collaboration has established a phased deployment scheme: an initial 200-kg array (LEGEND-200), deployed in the existing GERDA cryostat and shielding infrastructure at LNGS, followed by a 1000-kg array (LEGEND-1000) in a newly-constructed liquid cryogen shield and veto. This phased approach allows for the rapid construction of a world-leading experiment with half-life sensitivities in excess of 10$^{27}$ yrs, followed by a nearly-background-free experiment with 10 ton-yrs exposure, yielding detection sensitivity for half-lives in excess of 10$^{28}$ yrs. To achieve these sensitivities, we aim for background indices below 2$\times$10$^{-4}$ counts / (keV-kg-yr) in LEGEND-200, and 1$\times$10$^{-5}$ counts / (keV-kg-yr) in LEGEND-1000. This talk will summarize the designs, background sources, and background estimation for both phases of LEGEND.

Primary author

Matthew Green (NC State University / ORNL / TUNL)

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