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Title: Data quality assurance for the MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR

Abstract

The MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR is an experiment constructed to search for neutrinoless double-beta decays in germanium-76 and to demonstrate the feasibility to deploy a large-scale experiment in a phased and modular fashion. It consists of two modular arrays of natural and 76Ge-enriched germanium detectors totalling 44.1 kg, located at the 4850' level of the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead, South Dakota, USA. Any neutrinoless double-beta decay search requires a thorough understanding of the background and the signal energy spectra. The various techniques employed to ensure the integrity of the measured spectra are discussed. Data collection is monitored with a thorough set of checks, and subsequent careful analysis is performed to qualify the data for higher level physics analysis. Instrumental background events are tagged for removal, and problematic channels are removed from consideration as necessary.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
OSTI Identifier:
1460325
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
arXiv.org Repository
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 2018; Related Information: https://arxiv.org/abs/1711.10550; Journal ID: ISSN 9999-0017
Publisher:
Cornell University
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Myslik, J, Abgrall, N, Alvis, SI, Arnquist, IJ, III, FTA, Barabash, AS, Barton, CJ, Bertrand, FE, Bode, T, Bradley, AW, Brudanin, V, Busch, M, Buuck, M, Caldwell, TS, Chan, Y-D, Christofferson, CD, Chu, P-H, Cuesta, C, Detwiler, JA, Dunagan, C, Efremenko, Y, Ejiri, H, Elliott, SR, Gilliss, T, Giovanetti, GK, Green, MP, Gruszko, J, Guinn, IS, Guiseppe, VE, Haufe, CR, Hehn, L, Henning, R, Hoppe, EW, Howe, MA, Keeter, KJ, Kidd, MF, Konovalov, SI, Kouzes, RT, Lopez, AM, Martin, RD, Massarczyk, R, Meijer, SJ, Mertens, S, O'Shaughnessy, C, Othman, G, Pettus, W, Poon, AWP, Radford, DC, Rager, J, Reine, AL, Rielage, K, Robertson, RGH, Ruof, NW, Shanks, B, Shirchenko, M, Suriano, AM, Tedeschi, D, Trimble, JE, Varner, RL, Vasilyev, S, Vetter, K, Vorren, K, White, BR, Wilkerson, JF, Wiseman, C, Xu, W, Yakushev, E, Yu, C-H, Yumatov, V, Zhitnikov, I, and Zhu, BX. Data quality assurance for the MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Myslik, J, Abgrall, N, Alvis, SI, Arnquist, IJ, III, FTA, Barabash, AS, Barton, CJ, Bertrand, FE, Bode, T, Bradley, AW, Brudanin, V, Busch, M, Buuck, M, Caldwell, TS, Chan, Y-D, Christofferson, CD, Chu, P-H, Cuesta, C, Detwiler, JA, Dunagan, C, Efremenko, Y, Ejiri, H, Elliott, SR, Gilliss, T, Giovanetti, GK, Green, MP, Gruszko, J, Guinn, IS, Guiseppe, VE, Haufe, CR, Hehn, L, Henning, R, Hoppe, EW, Howe, MA, Keeter, KJ, Kidd, MF, Konovalov, SI, Kouzes, RT, Lopez, AM, Martin, RD, Massarczyk, R, Meijer, SJ, Mertens, S, O'Shaughnessy, C, Othman, G, Pettus, W, Poon, AWP, Radford, DC, Rager, J, Reine, AL, Rielage, K, Robertson, RGH, Ruof, NW, Shanks, B, Shirchenko, M, Suriano, AM, Tedeschi, D, Trimble, JE, Varner, RL, Vasilyev, S, Vetter, K, Vorren, K, White, BR, Wilkerson, JF, Wiseman, C, Xu, W, Yakushev, E, Yu, C-H, Yumatov, V, Zhitnikov, I, & Zhu, BX. Data quality assurance for the MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR. United States.
Myslik, J, Abgrall, N, Alvis, SI, Arnquist, IJ, III, FTA, Barabash, AS, Barton, CJ, Bertrand, FE, Bode, T, Bradley, AW, Brudanin, V, Busch, M, Buuck, M, Caldwell, TS, Chan, Y-D, Christofferson, CD, Chu, P-H, Cuesta, C, Detwiler, JA, Dunagan, C, Efremenko, Y, Ejiri, H, Elliott, SR, Gilliss, T, Giovanetti, GK, Green, MP, Gruszko, J, Guinn, IS, Guiseppe, VE, Haufe, CR, Hehn, L, Henning, R, Hoppe, EW, Howe, MA, Keeter, KJ, Kidd, MF, Konovalov, SI, Kouzes, RT, Lopez, AM, Martin, RD, Massarczyk, R, Meijer, SJ, Mertens, S, O'Shaughnessy, C, Othman, G, Pettus, W, Poon, AWP, Radford, DC, Rager, J, Reine, AL, Rielage, K, Robertson, RGH, Ruof, NW, Shanks, B, Shirchenko, M, Suriano, AM, Tedeschi, D, Trimble, JE, Varner, RL, Vasilyev, S, Vetter, K, Vorren, K, White, BR, Wilkerson, JF, Wiseman, C, Xu, W, Yakushev, E, Yu, C-H, Yumatov, V, Zhitnikov, I, and Zhu, BX. Mon . "Data quality assurance for the MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR". United States.
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author = {Myslik, J and Abgrall, N and Alvis, SI and Arnquist, IJ and III, FTA and Barabash, AS and Barton, CJ and Bertrand, FE and Bode, T and Bradley, AW and Brudanin, V and Busch, M and Buuck, M and Caldwell, TS and Chan, Y-D and Christofferson, CD and Chu, P-H and Cuesta, C and Detwiler, JA and Dunagan, C and Efremenko, Y and Ejiri, H and Elliott, SR and Gilliss, T and Giovanetti, GK and Green, MP and Gruszko, J and Guinn, IS and Guiseppe, VE and Haufe, CR and Hehn, L and Henning, R and Hoppe, EW and Howe, MA and Keeter, KJ and Kidd, MF and Konovalov, SI and Kouzes, RT and Lopez, AM and Martin, RD and Massarczyk, R and Meijer, SJ and Mertens, S and O'Shaughnessy, C and Othman, G and Pettus, W and Poon, AWP and Radford, DC and Rager, J and Reine, AL and Rielage, K and Robertson, RGH and Ruof, NW and Shanks, B and Shirchenko, M and Suriano, AM and Tedeschi, D and Trimble, JE and Varner, RL and Vasilyev, S and Vetter, K and Vorren, K and White, BR and Wilkerson, JF and Wiseman, C and Xu, W and Yakushev, E and Yu, C-H and Yumatov, V and Zhitnikov, I and Zhu, BX},
abstractNote = {The MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR is an experiment constructed to search for neutrinoless double-beta decays in germanium-76 and to demonstrate the feasibility to deploy a large-scale experiment in a phased and modular fashion. It consists of two modular arrays of natural and 76Ge-enriched germanium detectors totalling 44.1 kg, located at the 4850' level of the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead, South Dakota, USA. Any neutrinoless double-beta decay search requires a thorough understanding of the background and the signal energy spectra. The various techniques employed to ensure the integrity of the measured spectra are discussed. Data collection is monitored with a thorough set of checks, and subsequent careful analysis is performed to qualify the data for higher level physics analysis. Instrumental background events are tagged for removal, and problematic channels are removed from consideration as necessary.},
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