@article{013645deef4848dea68d58aa99476e63,

title = "Sensitivity of a tonne-scale NEXT detector for neutrinoless double-beta decay searches",

abstract = "The Neutrino Experiment with a Xenon TPC (NEXT) searches for the neutrinoless double-beta (0νββ) decay of 136Xe using high-pressure xenon gas TPCs with electroluminescent amplification. A scaled-up version of this technology with about 1 tonne of enriched xenon could reach in less than 5 years of operation a sensitivity to the half-life of 0νββ decay better than 1027 years, improving the current limits by at least one order of magnitude. This prediction is based on a well-understood background model dominated by radiogenic sources. The detector concept presented here represents a first step on a compelling path towards sensitivity to the parameter space defined by the inverted ordering of neutrino masses, and beyond. [Figure not available: see fulltext.]",

keywords = "Dark Matter and Double Beta Decay (experiments)",

author = "{The Next Collaboration} and C. Adams and V. {\'A}lvarez and L. Arazi and Arnquist, {I. J.} and Azevedo, {C. D.R.} and K. Bailey and F. Ballester and Benlloch-Rodr{\'i}guez, {J. M.} and Borges, {F. I.G.M.} and N. Byrnes and S. C{\'a}rcel and Carri{\'o}n, {J. V.} and S. Cebri{\'a}n and E. Church and Conde, {C. A.N.} and T. Contreras and Denisenko, {A. A.} and G. D{\'i}az and J. D{\'i}az and J. Escada and R. Esteve and R. Felkai and Fernandes, {L. M.P.} and P. Ferrario and Ferreira, {A. L.} and F. Foss and Freitas, {E. D.C.} and Z. Freixa and J. Generowicz and A. Goldschmidt and G{\'o}mez-Cadenas, {J. J.} and R. Gonz{\'a}lez and D. Gonz{\'a}lez-D{\'i}az and S. Gosh and R. Guenette and Guti{\'e}rrez, {R. M.} and J. Haefner and K. Hafidi and J. Hauptman and Henriques, {C. A.O.} and {Hernando Morata}, {J. A.} and P. Herrero and V. Herrero and J. Ho and Y. Ifergan and Jones, {B. J.P.} and M. Kekic and L. Labarga and G. Mart{\'i}nez-Lema and A. Sim{\'o}n",

note = "Publisher Copyright: {\textcopyright} 2021, The Author(s).",

year = "2021",

month = aug,

day = "1",

doi = "10.1007/JHEP08(2021)164",

language = "English",

volume = "2021",

journal = "Journal of High Energy Physics",

issn = "1126-6708",

publisher = "Springer Verlag",

number = "8",

}