The CANDLES experiment for the study of Ca-48 double beta decay

T. Iida, T. Kishimoto, M. Nomachi, S. Ajimura, S. Umehara, K. Nakajima, K. Ichimura, S. Yoshida, K. Suzuki, H. Kakubata, W. Wang, W. M. Chan, V. T.T. Trang, M. Doihara, T. Ishikawa, D. Tanaka, M. Tanaka, T. Maeda, T. Ohata, K. TetsunoY. Tamagawa, I. Ogawa, S. Tomita, G. Fujita, A. Kawamura, T. Harada, Y. Inukai, K. Sakamoto, M. Yoshizawa, K. Fushimi, R. Hazama, N. Nakatani, H. Osumi, K. Okada

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CANDLES studies the double beta decay of 48Ca through CaF2 scintillation crystals. The CANDLES III detector, located in Kamioka underground laboratory, is currently running. Here we describe recent status of data analysis which includes detector performance, detector stability, and background estimation. Current sensitivity for 0νββ half-life is also discussed in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2633-2635
Number of pages3
JournalNuclear and Particle Physics Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Apr 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Calcium 48
  • Double beta decay
  • Neutrino

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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