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M. Benoît Guillon

Maître de conférences ENSICAEN

GRoupe : Interactions FOndamentales et nature du Neutrino (GRIFON)

guillon lpccaen.in2p3.fr

TEL : +33 2 31 45 25 47



[hal-01582779] Search for neutrinoless quadruple-$\beta$ decay of $^{150}$Nd with the NEMO-3 detector

7 septembre 2017

We report the results of a first experimental search for lepton number violation by four units in the neutrinoless quadruple-β decay of Nd150 using a total exposure of 0.19 kg yr recorded with the NEMO-3 detector at the Modane Underground Laboratory. We find no evidence of this decay and set (...)

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[in2p3-01480194] The BiPo-3 detector for the measurement of ultra low natural radioactivities of thin materials

13 juillet 2017

The BiPo-3 detector, running in the Canfranc Underground Laboratory (Laboratorio Subterr\'aneo de Canfranc, LSC, Spain) since 2013, is a low-radioactivity detector dedicated to measuring ultra low natural radionuclide contaminations of 208Tl (232Th chain) and 214Bi (238U chain) in thin (...)

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[hal-01554897] A novel segmented-scintillator antineutrino detector

5 juillet 2017

The next generation of very-short-baseline reactor experiments will require compact detectors operating at surface level and close to a nuclear reactor. This paper presents a new detector concept based on a composite solid scintillator technology. The detector target uses cubes of (...)

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[hal-01554847] The BiPo-3 detector

5 juillet 2017

The BiPo-3 detector is a low radioactive detector dedicated to measuring ultra-low natural contaminations of 208 Tl and 214 Bi in thin materials, initially developed to measure the radiopurity of the double β decay source foils of the SuperNEMO experiment at the μBq/kg level. The BiPo-3 technique (...)

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[in2p3-01299739] Measurement of the Double-Beta Decay Half-Life and Search for the Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay of $^{48}{\rm Ca}$ with the NEMO-3 Detector

20 juin 2016

The NEMO-3 experiment at the Modane Underground Laboratory has investigated the double-$\beta$ decay of $^48\rm Ca$. Using $5.25$ yr of data recorded with a $6.99\,\rm g$ sample of $^48\rm Ca$, approximately $150$ double-$\beta$ decay candidate events have been selected with a (...)

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[in2p3-01166055] Result of the search for neutrinoless double-$\beta$ decay in $^{100}$Mo with the NEMO-3 experiment

9 novembre 2015

The NEMO-3 detector, which had been operating in the Modane Underground Laboratory from 2003 to 2010, was designed to search for neutrinoless double $\beta$ ($0\nu\beta\beta$) decay. We report final results of a search for $0\nu\beta\beta$ decays with $6.914$ kg of $^100$Mo using the entire (...)

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[in2p3-00951921] Investigation of double beta decay of 100Mo to excited states of 100Ru

25 février 2014

Double beta decay of 100Mo to the excited states of daughter nuclei has been studied using a 600 cm3 low-background HPGe detector and an external source consisting of 2588 g of 97.5% enriched metallic 100Mo, which was formerly inside the NEMO-3 detector and used for the NEMO-3 measurements of (...)

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[in2p3-00912877] Search for Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay of $^{100}$Mo with the NEMO-3 Detector

2 décembre 2013

We report the results of a search for the neutrinoless double-$\beta$ decay (0$\nu\beta\beta$) of $^100$Mo, using the NEMO-3 detector to reconstruct the full topology of the final state events. With an exposure of 34.7 kg.y, no evidence for the 0$\nu\beta\beta$ signal has been found, yielding a (...)

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Measurement of the 6Li charge state distributions following the 6He+ beta decay

19 novembre 2012

We measure the probability of "shake-off" ionization of the daughter nucleus in the β decay of 6He+ ions confined in a transparent Paul trap. This measurement, in good agreement with theoretical calculations, allows to reduce systematic error contributions in previous β-v correlation experiments (...)

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Measurement of the Double Beta Decay Half-life of 130Te with the NEMO-3 Detector

10 mai 2011

This Letter reports results from the NEMO-3 experiment based on an exposure of 1275 days with 661g of 130Te in the form of enriched and natural tellurium foils. With this data set the double beta decay rate of 130Te is found to be non-zero with a significance of 7.7 standard deviations and the (...)

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[in2p3-00591950] Measurement of the Double Beta Decay Half-life of 130Te with the NEMO-3 Detector

10 mai 2011

This Letter reports results from the NEMO-3 experiment based on an exposure of 1275 days with 661g of 130Te in the form of enriched and natural tellurium foils. With this data set the double beta decay rate of 130Te is found to be non-zero with a significance of 7.7 standard deviations and the (...)

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The G0 Experiment: Apparatus for Parity-Violating Electron Scattering Measurements at Forward and Backward Angles

4 mars 2011

In the G0 experiment, performed at Jefferson Lab, the parity-violating elastic scattering of electrons from protons and quasi-elastic scattering from deuterons is measured in order to determine the neutral weak currents of the nucleon. Asymmetries as small as 1 part per million in the (...)

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Probing New Physics Models of Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay with SuperNEMO

3 décembre 2010

The possibility to probe new physics scenarios of light Majorana neutrino exchange and right-handed currents at the planned next generation neutrinoless double beta decay experiment SuperNEMO is discussed. Its ability to study different isotopes and track the outgoing electrons provides the (...)

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[in2p3-00542775] Probing New Physics Models of Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay with SuperNEMO

3 décembre 2010

The possibility to probe new physics scenarios of light Majorana neutrino exchange and right-handed currents at the planned next generation neutrinoless double beta decay experiment SuperNEMO is discussed. Its ability to study different isotopes and track the outgoing electrons provides the (...)

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Spectral modeling of scintillator for the NEMO-3 and SuperNEMO detectors

2 novembre 2010

We have constructed a GEANT4-based detailed software model of photon transport in plastic scintillator blocks and have used it to study the NEMO-3 and SuperNEMO calorimeters employed in experiments designed to search for neutrinoless double beta decay. We compare our simulations to measurements (...)

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[in2p3-00531392] Spectral modeling of scintillator for the NEMO-3 and SuperNEMO detectors

2 novembre 2010

We have constructed a GEANT4-based detailed software model of photon transport in plastic scintillator blocks and have used it to study the NEMO-3 and SuperNEMO calorimeters employed in experiments designed to search for neutrinoless double beta decay. We compare our simulations to measurements (...)

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Measurement of the two neutrino double beta decay half-life of Zr-96 with the NEMO-3 detector

30 août 2010

Using 9.4 g of 96Zr isotope and 1221 days of data from the NEMO-3 detector corresponding to 0.031 kg y, the obtained 2νββ decay half-life measurement is View the MathML source. Different characteristics of the final state electrons have been studied, such as the energy sum, individual electron (...)

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[in2p3-00511000] Measurement of the two neutrino double beta decay half-life of Zr-96 with the NEMO-3 detector

30 août 2010

Using 9.4 g of 96Zr isotope and 1221 days of data from the NEMO-3 detector corresponding to 0.031 kg y, the obtained 2νββ decay half-life measurement is View the MathML source. Different characteristics of the final state electrons have been studied, such as the energy sum, individual electron (...)

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Results of the BiPo-1 prototype for radiopurity measurements for the SuperNEMO double beta decay source foils

27 juillet 2010

The development of BiPo detectors is dedicated to the measurement of extremely high radiopurity in $^208$Tl and $^214$Bi for the SuperNEMO double beta decay source foils. A modular prototype, called BiPo-1, with 0.8 $m^2$ of sensitive surface area, has been running in the Modane Underground (...)

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[in2p3-00506430] Results of the BiPo-1 prototype for radiopurity measurements for the SuperNEMO double beta decay source foils

27 juillet 2010

The development of BiPo detectors is dedicated to the measurement of extremely high radiopurity in $^208$Tl and $^214$Bi for the SuperNEMO double beta decay source foils. A modular prototype, called BiPo-1, with 0.8 $m^2$ of sensitive surface area, has been running in the Modane Underground (...)

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Measurement of the two neutrino double beta decay half-life of Zr-96 and search for associated neutrinoless processes with the NEMO-3 detector

30 juin 2009

Using 1221 days of data from the NEMO-3 detector, the measurement of Zr-96 2vbb decay half-life is [2.35 +/- 0.14(stat) +/- 0.19(syst)] x 10^19 yr. Different characteristics of the final state electrons have been studied, such as the energy sum, individual electron energy, and angular (...)

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Measurement of the background in the NEMO 3 double beta decay experiment

24 avril 2009

In the double beta decay experiment NEMO~3 a precise knowledge of the background in the signal region is of outstanding importance. This article presents the methods used in NEMO~3 to evaluate the backgrounds resulting from most if not all possible origins. It also illustrates the power of the (...)

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[in2p3-00378540] Measurement of the background in the NEMO 3 double beta decay experiment

24 avril 2009

In the double beta decay experiment NEMO~3 a precise knowledge of the background in the signal region is of outstanding importance. This article presents the methods used in NEMO~3 to evaluate the backgrounds resulting from most if not all possible origins. It also illustrates the power of the (...)

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