PoS - Proceedings of Science
Volume 380 - Particles and Nuclei International Conference 2021 (PANIC2021) - Neutrino physics
Status and Prospects of the SNO+ Experiment
A.S. Inácio
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Pre-published on: March 01, 2022
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SNO+ is a large volume liquid scintillator experiment for neutrino physics located at SNOLAB, Canada. Using the 12-m diameter acrylic vessel and the PMT array of the SNO detector, SNO+ has the primary physics goal of searching for the neutrinoless double-beta decay of the $^{130}$Te isotope. Data collected will also be used to explore additional physics topics such as reactor antineutrino oscillations, solar neutrinos, geoneutrinos, and to search for exotic physics. SNO+ completed its first phase as a pure-water Cherenkov detector, which focused on detector commissioning and calibration, and published its first physics results. Currently, the detector is completely filled with liquid scintillator, to which 1.3 tonnes of $^{130}$Te is expected to be loaded in late 2022.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.380.0274
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