Nuclear Particle Astrophysics (NPA) Seminar: Timothy Wendler, Penn State, “Progress toward Phase III design of the Project 8 experiment”

Event time: 
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Wright Lab (WNSL), 216 See map
272 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

Tim Wendler is a Post-Doc at Penn State and is developing advancements in the Project 8 experiment, an endeavor to constrain the effective mass of the electron neutrino. The first two phases of Project 8 have demonstrated CRES (Cyclotron Radiation Emission Spectroscopy) in cm-scale waveguides with a relatively low volume of gas. We show R&D work for the next phase of Project 8, in which CRES detection will be implemented in a larger volume using micro-strip patch antenna arrays. Previous work by Tim using spot-light mode Synthetic Aperture RADAR overlaps with some of the applied principles in free-field CRES and will be discussed as well.