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Title: Status of the MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR

Abstract

The MAJORANA Collaboration is constructing the MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR, an ultra-low background, modular, HPGe detector array with a mass of 44-kg (29 kg 76Ge and 15 kg natGe) to search for neutrinoless double beta decay in 76Ge. The next generation of tonne-scale Ge-based neutrinoless double beta decay searches will probe the neutrino mass scale in the inverted-hierarchy region. The MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR is envisioned to demonstrate a path forward to achieve a background rate at or below 1 count/tonne/year in the 4 keV region of interest around the Q-value of 2039 keV. The MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR follows a modular implementation to be easily scalable to the next generation experiment. First, the prototype module was assembled; it has been continuously taking data from July 2014 to June 2015. Second, Module 1 with more than half of the total enriched detectors and some natural detectors has been assembled and it is being commissioned. Finally, the assembly of Module 2, which will complete MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR, is already in progress.

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Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1452875
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-111618
KB0401022
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: WORKSHOP ON CALCULATION OF DOUBLE-BETA-DECAY MATRIX ELEMENTS (MEDEX 2015), June 9-12, 2015, Prague, Czech Republic. AIP Conference Proceedings, 1686(1):Article No. 020005
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Cuesta, C., Abgrall, N., Arnquist, Isaac J., Avignone, F. T., Baldenegro-Barrera, C. X., Barabash, Alexander S., Bertrand, F., Bradley, A. W., Brudanin, V., Busch, Matthew, Buuck, M., Byram, D., Caldwell, A. S., Chan, Yuen-Dat, Christofferson, C. D., Chu, P. H., Detwiler, Jason A., Efremenko, Yuri, Ejiri, H., Elliott, S., Galindo-Uribarri, A., Gilliss, T., Giovanetti, G. K., Goett, J., Green, M. P., Gruszko, J., Guinn, I., Guiseppe, V. E., Henning, Reyco, Hoppe, Eric W., Howard, S., Howe, M. A., Jasinski, B. R., Keeter, K., Kidd, M. F., Konovalov, S., Kouzes, Richard T., LaFerriere, Brian D., Leon, Jonathan D., MacMullin, J., Martin, R. D., Massarczyk, Ralph, Meijer, S. J., Mertens, S., Orrell, John L., O'Shaughnessy, C., Poon, Alan W., Radford, D. C., Rager, J., Rielage, Keith, Robertson, R. G. H., Romero-Romero, E., Shanks, B., Shirchenko, M., Snyder, N., Suriano, Anne-Marie, Tedeschi, D., Trimble, J. E., Varner, R. L., Vasilyev, S., Vetter, K., Vorren, Kris R., White, B. R., Wilkerson, J. F., Wiseman, C., Xu, W., Yakushev, E., Yu, Chang-Hong, Yumatov, Vladimir, and Zhitnikov, I. Status of the MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4934894.
Cuesta, C., Abgrall, N., Arnquist, Isaac J., Avignone, F. T., Baldenegro-Barrera, C. X., Barabash, Alexander S., Bertrand, F., Bradley, A. W., Brudanin, V., Busch, Matthew, Buuck, M., Byram, D., Caldwell, A. S., Chan, Yuen-Dat, Christofferson, C. D., Chu, P. H., Detwiler, Jason A., Efremenko, Yuri, Ejiri, H., Elliott, S., Galindo-Uribarri, A., Gilliss, T., Giovanetti, G. K., Goett, J., Green, M. P., Gruszko, J., Guinn, I., Guiseppe, V. E., Henning, Reyco, Hoppe, Eric W., Howard, S., Howe, M. A., Jasinski, B. R., Keeter, K., Kidd, M. F., Konovalov, S., Kouzes, Richard T., LaFerriere, Brian D., Leon, Jonathan D., MacMullin, J., Martin, R. D., Massarczyk, Ralph, Meijer, S. J., Mertens, S., Orrell, John L., O'Shaughnessy, C., Poon, Alan W., Radford, D. C., Rager, J., Rielage, Keith, Robertson, R. G. H., Romero-Romero, E., Shanks, B., Shirchenko, M., Snyder, N., Suriano, Anne-Marie, Tedeschi, D., Trimble, J. E., Varner, R. L., Vasilyev, S., Vetter, K., Vorren, Kris R., White, B. R., Wilkerson, J. F., Wiseman, C., Xu, W., Yakushev, E., Yu, Chang-Hong, Yumatov, Vladimir, & Zhitnikov, I. Status of the MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4934894.
Cuesta, C., Abgrall, N., Arnquist, Isaac J., Avignone, F. T., Baldenegro-Barrera, C. X., Barabash, Alexander S., Bertrand, F., Bradley, A. W., Brudanin, V., Busch, Matthew, Buuck, M., Byram, D., Caldwell, A. S., Chan, Yuen-Dat, Christofferson, C. D., Chu, P. H., Detwiler, Jason A., Efremenko, Yuri, Ejiri, H., Elliott, S., Galindo-Uribarri, A., Gilliss, T., Giovanetti, G. K., Goett, J., Green, M. P., Gruszko, J., Guinn, I., Guiseppe, V. E., Henning, Reyco, Hoppe, Eric W., Howard, S., Howe, M. A., Jasinski, B. R., Keeter, K., Kidd, M. F., Konovalov, S., Kouzes, Richard T., LaFerriere, Brian D., Leon, Jonathan D., MacMullin, J., Martin, R. D., Massarczyk, Ralph, Meijer, S. J., Mertens, S., Orrell, John L., O'Shaughnessy, C., Poon, Alan W., Radford, D. C., Rager, J., Rielage, Keith, Robertson, R. G. H., Romero-Romero, E., Shanks, B., Shirchenko, M., Snyder, N., Suriano, Anne-Marie, Tedeschi, D., Trimble, J. E., Varner, R. L., Vasilyev, S., Vetter, K., Vorren, Kris R., White, B. R., Wilkerson, J. F., Wiseman, C., Xu, W., Yakushev, E., Yu, Chang-Hong, Yumatov, Vladimir, and Zhitnikov, I. Mon . "Status of the MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4934894.
@article{osti_1452875,
title = {Status of the MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR},
author = {Cuesta, C. and Abgrall, N. and Arnquist, Isaac J. and Avignone, F. T. and Baldenegro-Barrera, C. X. and Barabash, Alexander S. and Bertrand, F. and Bradley, A. W. and Brudanin, V. and Busch, Matthew and Buuck, M. and Byram, D. and Caldwell, A. S. and Chan, Yuen-Dat and Christofferson, C. D. and Chu, P. H. and Detwiler, Jason A. and Efremenko, Yuri and Ejiri, H. and Elliott, S. and Galindo-Uribarri, A. and Gilliss, T. and Giovanetti, G. K. and Goett, J. and Green, M. P. and Gruszko, J. and Guinn, I. and Guiseppe, V. E. and Henning, Reyco and Hoppe, Eric W. and Howard, S. and Howe, M. A. and Jasinski, B. R. and Keeter, K. and Kidd, M. F. and Konovalov, S. and Kouzes, Richard T. and LaFerriere, Brian D. and Leon, Jonathan D. and MacMullin, J. and Martin, R. D. and Massarczyk, Ralph and Meijer, S. J. and Mertens, S. and Orrell, John L. and O'Shaughnessy, C. and Poon, Alan W. and Radford, D. C. and Rager, J. and Rielage, Keith and Robertson, R. G. H. and Romero-Romero, E. and Shanks, B. and Shirchenko, M. and Snyder, N. and Suriano, Anne-Marie and Tedeschi, D. and Trimble, J. E. and Varner, R. L. and Vasilyev, S. and Vetter, K. and Vorren, Kris R. and White, B. R. and Wilkerson, J. F. and Wiseman, C. and Xu, W. and Yakushev, E. and Yu, Chang-Hong and Yumatov, Vladimir and Zhitnikov, I.},
abstractNote = {The MAJORANA Collaboration is constructing the MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR, an ultra-low background, modular, HPGe detector array with a mass of 44-kg (29 kg 76Ge and 15 kg natGe) to search for neutrinoless double beta decay in 76Ge. The next generation of tonne-scale Ge-based neutrinoless double beta decay searches will probe the neutrino mass scale in the inverted-hierarchy region. The MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR is envisioned to demonstrate a path forward to achieve a background rate at or below 1 count/tonne/year in the 4 keV region of interest around the Q-value of 2039 keV. The MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR follows a modular implementation to be easily scalable to the next generation experiment. First, the prototype module was assembled; it has been continuously taking data from July 2014 to June 2015. Second, Module 1 with more than half of the total enriched detectors and some natural detectors has been assembled and it is being commissioned. Finally, the assembly of Module 2, which will complete MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR, is already in progress.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4934894},
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year = {2015},
month = {7}
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