NURE: an ERC project to "measure" the nuclear matrix elements
2018 April 04
2018 April 05
The NURE (NUclear REactions for neutrinoless double beta decay) project has been selected for receiving funding in the call Starting Grant 2016 of European Research Council (ERC). The project, which takes advantage of nuclear physics methods to give a contribution to the neutrino physics, has a duration of 5 years. A key aspect is the use of the K800 Superconducting Cyclotron, for the acceleration of the required high resolution and low emittance heavy-ion beams, and of the MAGNEX large acceptance magnetic spectrometer, for the measurement of the reaction cross sections. These facilities are in operation at INFN Laboratory Nazionali del Sud in Catania (Italy).