CUORICINO: A new large bolometer array for astroparticle physics

Year: 2004

Authors: Previtali E., Arnaboldi C., Artusa D.R., Avignone III F.T., Balata M., Bandac I., Barucci M., Beeman J., Brofferio C., Bucci C., Capelli S., Capozzi F., Carbone L., Cebrian S., Cremonesi O., Creswick R.J., De Waard A., Farach H.A., Fiorini E., Frossati G., Giuliani A., Gorla P., Haller E.E., Irastorza I.G., MacDonald R.J., Morales A., Norman E.B., Nucciotti A., Olivieri E., Palmieri V., Pasca E., Pavan M., Pedretti M., Pessina G., Pirro S., Pobes C., Pyle M., Risegari R., Rosenfeld C., Sisti M., Smith A.R., Torres L., Ventura G.

Autors Affiliation: Dipartimento di Fisica, Università Milano-Bicocca, Sezione Milano INFN, Milano I-20126, Italy; Department of Physics, University of South Carolina, Columbia SC 29208, United States; Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, Assergi (L\’Aquila) I-67010, Italy; Dipartimento di Fisica, Università Firenze, Sezione Firenze INFN, Firenze I-50125, Italy; Lawrence Berkeley Natl. Laboratory, Department of Material Science, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, United States; Lab. of Nucl./High Energy Physics, University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza 50009, Spain; Kamerling Onnes Laboratory, Leiden University, 2300-RA Leiden, Netherlands; Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche, Univ. Insubria, Sezione Milano INFN, Como I-22100, Italy; Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro, Legnaro (Padova) I-35020, Italy

Abstract: After 3 years of project study and development, a 40 kg, 62-crystal, thermal detector array CUORICINO started last February. It is supposed to test the two claimed, but still not confirmed, evidences in Dark Matter and in Double Beta Decay (DBD) reported in the last few years and it will have a first glance on Solar Axion. The technical goals that were forseen for this experiment would be the confirmation on the feasibility of the CUORE experiment, a 1 ton multipurpose experiment with bolometers, that could open a new era in DBD physics.


Volume: 518 (1-2)      Pages from: 256  to: 258

More Information: Decay; Neutrinos; Double β
KeyWords: Atmospheric radioactivity; Cryostats; Crystals; Polyethylenes; Signal interference; Thermistors, Cryogenic detectors; Dark matter; Double beta decay (DBD); Transition energy, Bolometers
DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2003.10.075

Citations: 2
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