IU experimental nuclear physicist Walter Pettus and collaborators have released new results from the Project 8 experiment. They are developing the Cyclotron Radiation Emission Spectroscopy (CRES) technique as a novel method to measure the tritium beta-decay spectrum and constrain the neutrino mass. This work demonstrates the feasibility of CRES for continued investment towards a next-generation neutrino mass measurement. The unknown neutrino mass represents one of the greatest open questions in nuclear and particle physics.
IU Physics Professor Demonstrates Novel Method for Neutrino Mass Measurement
Friday, October 6, 2023