Measurement of the Double Beta Decay Half-life of Nd-150 with the NEMO-3 Experiment

  • William Poynter

Student thesis: Master of Science by Research


Neodymium-150 (Nd-150) is analysed using a sample with a mass of 37 g within the NEMO-3 detector. In total, 4.42 years of data are analysed which yield a half-life for the double β decay of Nd-150 of 8.55 ± 0.18(stat.) ± 0.39(syst.) years.This includes the use of an updated background understanding and correction factors to remove biases introduced by coincidence and dead-time. The result is in agreement with the half-life previously determined using NEMO-3 data.
Date of Award1 Aug 2013
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Manchester
SupervisorStefan Soldner-Rembold (Supervisor)

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