1-5 July 2019
The University of Manchester
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The Future of Super-Kamiokande: SK-Gd

Presented by Mr. Alexander GOLDSACK on 2 Jul 2019 from 15:30 to 16:00
Type: oral presentation
Track: Neutrinos and Non-Accelerator Probes of New Physics


Super-Kamiokande (SK) is a large-scale water Cherenkov neutrino detector located 1km underground in Gifu prefecture, Japan. Credited, alongside the SNO experiment, for the discovery of neutrino oscillation, SK has a rich history of neutrino physics. Refurbishment work was recently completed to prepare SK for its next phase: SK-Gd. This upgrade consists of doping SK with gadolinium, which allows for easier tagging of positrons from inverse beta decay through the coincidence detection of the 8 MeV gamma cascade from neutron capture on Gd. This will greatly reduce the background for low energy electron anti-neutrino events, allowing for analysis of never-before detected Supernova Relic Neutrinos, among other exciting sources. The status of the SK-Gd project and its physics goals will be presented.


Location: Schuster
Room: Moseley Lecture Theatre

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