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By Susanne Mertens

Neutrinos proceed to be the main mysterious and, arguably, the main interesting debris of the normal version as their intrinsic homes comparable to absolute mass scale and CP homes are unknown. The open query of absolutely the neutrino mass scale may be addressed with remarkable accuracy by way of the Karlsruhe Tritium Neutrino (KATRIN) scan, at present less than building.  This thesis focusses at the spectrometer a part of KATRIN and heritage tactics therein. a number of historical past resources reminiscent of small Penning traps, in addition to nuclear decays from unmarried radon atoms are totally characterised the following for the 1st time. most significantly, although, it was once attainable to minimize the history within the spectrometer via greater than 5 orders of value through putting off Penning traps and through constructing a totally new history aid process through stochastically heating trapped electrons utilizing electron cyclotron resonance (ECR).  The work beautifully demonstrates that the stumbling blocks and demanding situations in measuring absolutely the mass scale of neutrinos could be met effectively if novel experimental instruments (ECR) and novel computing equipment (KASSIOPEIA) are mixed to permit virtually background-free tritium ß-spectroscopy.

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