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Title: The Majorana Demonstrator for 0νββ: Current Status and Future Plans

Abstract

The Majorana Demonstrator will search for neutrinoless-double-beta decay (0νββ) in 76Ge, while establishing the feasibility of a future tonne-scale germanium-based 0νββ experiment, and performing searches for new physics beyond the Standard Model. The experiment, currently under construction at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead, SD, will consist of a pair of modular high-purity germanium detector arrays housed inside of a compact copper, lead, and polyethylene shield. Through a combination of strict materials qualifications and assay, low-background design, and powerful background rejection techniques, the Demonstrator aims to achieve a background rate in the 0νββ region of interest (ROI) of no more than 3cnts/(ROI-t-y). The current status of the Demonstrator is discussed, as are plans for its completion.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [3];  [1]
  1. ORNL
  2. University of South Carolina/Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
  3. UNC/Triangle Univ. Nucl. Lab, Durham, NC/ORNL
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Program; USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Contributing Org.:
The MAJORANA Collaboration
OSTI Identifier:
1185470
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 13th International Conference on Topics in Astroparticle and Underground Physics, Asilomar, CA, USA, 20130908, 20130913
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; neutrinoless double beta decay; germanium detector; majorana

Citation Formats

Green, Matthew P., Avignone, F. T., Bertrand, Jr, Fred E, Galindo-Uribarri, Alfredo, Radford, David C, Romero-Romero, Elisa, Varner, Jr, Robert L, White, Brandon R, Wilkerson, J. F., and Yu, Chang-Hong. The Majorana Demonstrator for 0νββ: Current Status and Future Plans. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Green, Matthew P., Avignone, F. T., Bertrand, Jr, Fred E, Galindo-Uribarri, Alfredo, Radford, David C, Romero-Romero, Elisa, Varner, Jr, Robert L, White, Brandon R, Wilkerson, J. F., & Yu, Chang-Hong. The Majorana Demonstrator for 0νββ: Current Status and Future Plans. United States.
Green, Matthew P., Avignone, F. T., Bertrand, Jr, Fred E, Galindo-Uribarri, Alfredo, Radford, David C, Romero-Romero, Elisa, Varner, Jr, Robert L, White, Brandon R, Wilkerson, J. F., and Yu, Chang-Hong. Thu . "The Majorana Demonstrator for 0νββ: Current Status and Future Plans". United States. doi:.
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title = {The Majorana Demonstrator for 0νββ: Current Status and Future Plans},
author = {Green, Matthew P. and Avignone, F. T. and Bertrand, Jr, Fred E and Galindo-Uribarri, Alfredo and Radford, David C and Romero-Romero, Elisa and Varner, Jr, Robert L and White, Brandon R and Wilkerson, J. F. and Yu, Chang-Hong},
abstractNote = {The Majorana Demonstrator will search for neutrinoless-double-beta decay (0νββ) in 76Ge, while establishing the feasibility of a future tonne-scale germanium-based 0νββ experiment, and performing searches for new physics beyond the Standard Model. The experiment, currently under construction at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead, SD, will consist of a pair of modular high-purity germanium detector arrays housed inside of a compact copper, lead, and polyethylene shield. Through a combination of strict materials qualifications and assay, low-background design, and powerful background rejection techniques, the Demonstrator aims to achieve a background rate in the 0νββ region of interest (ROI) of no more than 3cnts/(ROI-t-y). The current status of the Demonstrator is discussed, as are plans for its completion.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2015},
month = {Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2015}
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