Searching for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay

The NEMO (Neutrino Ettore Majorana Observatory) collaboration is an international physics effort including the experiment SuperNEMO and its predecessor, NEMO-3.

The SuperNEMO demonstrator module is currently being assembled at the LSM underground lab, located in the Fréjus tunnel near Modane, France. NEMO-3, also at the LSM, ran from 2003-11. Its rich repository of data is still being analysed today.

Both SuperNEMO and NEMO-3 are designed to study extremely rare double-beta decay processes, and in particular are looking for evidence of neutrinoless double beta decay. This is a rare type of radioactive decay which has been predicted, but has never been observed. If this process was seen, it would prove that neutrinos were their own antiparticles, which could be a clue to the matter-antimatter asymmetry in the universe.


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