CUORICINO status and CUORE prospects

Year: 2005

Authors: Brofferio C., Ardito R., Arnaboldi C., Artusa D.R., Avignone III F.T., Balata M., Bandac I., Barucci M., Beeman J.W., Bellini F., Bucci C., Capelli S., Capozzi F., Carbone L., Cebrian S., Cosmelli C., Cremonesi O., Creswick R.J., de Waard A., Dolinski M., Farach H.A., Ferroni F., Fiorini E., Frossati G., Gargiulo C., Guardincerri E., Giuliani A., Gorla P., Gutierrez T.D., Haller E.E., Irastorza I.G., Longo E., Maier G., Maruyama R., McDonald R.J., Morganti S., Nisi S., Norman E.B., Nucciotti A., Olivieri E., Ottonello P., Pallavicini M., Palmieri V., Pasca E., Pavan M., Pedretti M., Pessina G., Pirro S., Previtali E., Quiter B., Risegari L., Rosenfeld C., Sangiorgio S., Sisti M., Smith A.R., Toffanin S., Torres L., Ventura G., Xu N.

Autors Affiliation: Dip. di Fisica, Università di Milano-Bicocca, Sezione di Milano dell\’INFN, Milan I-20126, Italy; Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, United States; Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso dell\’ INFN, Assergi AQ I-67010, Italy; Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Firenze, Sezione di Firenze dell\’INFN, Firenze I-50125, Italy; Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720, United States; Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Roma, Sezione di Roma 1 dell\’INFN, Roma I-16146, Italy; Laboratorio de Fisica Nuclear y Alta Energias, Universidad de Zaragoza, 50009 Zaragoza, Spain; Kamerling Onnes Laboratory, Leiden University, 2300 RAQ, Leiden, Netherlands; Dept. of Materials Science and Mineral Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, United States; Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Genova, Sezione di Genova dell\’INFN, Genova I-16146, Italy; Dip. di Fisica e Matematica, Univ. dell\’Insubria, Sez. di Milano dell\’INFN, Como I-22100, Italy; Dipartimento di Ingegneria Strutturale del Politecnico di Milano, Milano I-20133, Italy; Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA 94720, United States; Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro, Legnaro PD I-35020, Italy

Abstract: CUORE is a proposed experiment, already partially funded, to search for 0?-DBD of 130Te using 988 TeO2 bolometers. It aims at reaching a sensitivity on the effective neutrino mass of the order of few tens of meV. The crucial parameter on which this expectation is based is background. Different strategies are under development to reduce as much as possible its value, among which the comprehension of CUORICINO background, a single CUORE tower running since 2003, plays an important role. Present results already achieved and studies that are underway are here presented and discussed.

Journal/Review: NUCLEAR PHYSICS B-PROCEEDINGS SUPPLEMENTS

Volume: 145 (1-3 SPEC. ISS.)      Pages from: 268  to: 271

More Information: This work was partially supported by the US NSF, US DOE, under contract DE-AC03-76 SF98, and by the Commission of European Communities, under contract HPRN-CT-2002-00322.
KeyWords: Decay; Neutrinos; Double β
DOI: 10.1016/j.nuclphysbps.2005.04.020

Citations: 6
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