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Volume 282 - 38th International Conference on High Energy Physics (ICHEP2016) - Neutrino Physics
Recent Results and Status of EXO-200 and the nEXO Experiment
C. Licciardi* on behalf of the EXO-200 and nEXO collaborations
*corresponding author
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Pre-published on: 2017 February 06
Published on: 2017 April 19
The EXO-200 experiment is searching for neutrinoless double beta decay using a time projection chamber filled with liquid xenon enriched in Xe-136. The detector has demonstrated exceptional performance with world leading measurements and stringent search results. The detector finished its Phase-I running shortly after an unexpected interruption in operations caused by incidents at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, but has restarted in Phase-II with hardware upgrades. During the two-year hiatus, the EXO-200 collaboration published several results using data from Phase-I. This article reports on the recent results and status of this detector, as well as on the proposed nEXO detector, the next generation experiment rooted in the success of EXO-200.
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