Research program towards measuring coherent neutrino nucleus scattering with point-contact germanium detector at Kuo-Sheng Reactor Neutrino Laboratory
Vivek Sharma1*, H. T. Wong2
1Department of Physics, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
2Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
* presenting author:Vivek Sharma, email:vsharma@phys.sinica.edu.tw
Coherent Neutrino Nucleus Scattering (CNNS) is a neutral current process which is precisely-predicted by the Standard Model. Experimental observation of CNNS is still missing due to very small recoil energies. Point-contact germanium detector with features of unprecedented combination of sensitivity to small energy depositions and excellent energy resolution is an promising detector technology towards the detection of CNNS. Nuclear power reactors provide powerful and controllable source of electron anti-neutrinos, and can serve as optimal tool for the studies of neutrino-nucleus scatterings. A research program on low energy neutrino physics is intensely pursued by the TEXONO Collaboration at the Kuo-Sheng Nuclear Power Station in Taiwan. This report summarizes our status, achievements and plans towards measuring coherent neutrino nucleus scattering with point-contact germanium detector.


Keywords: Coherent Neutrino Nucleus Scattering