An Upper Limit for the Electron Antineutrino Mass

  • W. Kündig
  • M. Fritschi
  • E. Holzschuh
  • J. W. Petersen
  • R. E. Pixley
  • H. Stüssi
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Abstract

The endpoint region of the tritium β-spectrum has been measured with 27 eV resolution, using a magnetic spectrometer. The tritium activity was implanted into a thin layer of carbon. The neutrino mass determined is consistent with zero with an upper limit of 18 eV, which includes instrumental and statistical uncertainties as well as uncertainties due to the energy loss in the source and the final electronic states.

Keywords

Convolution Lution Reso Tritium 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Kündig
    • 1
  • M. Fritschi
    • 1
  • E. Holzschuh
    • 1
  • J. W. Petersen
    • 1
  • R. E. Pixley
    • 1
  • H. Stüssi
    • 1
  1. 1.Physics InstituteUniversity of ZürichZürichSwitzerland

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