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Title: Status of the MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR

Abstract

The MAJORANA Collaboration is constructing the MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR, an ultralow background, 40-kg modular high purity Ge (HPGe) detector array to search for neutrinoless double-beta decay (0νββ-decay) in 76Ge. The goal of the experiment is to demonstrate a background rate at or below 3 counts/(t-y) in the 4 keV region of interest (ROI) around the 2039 keV Q-value for 76Ge 0νββ-decay. In this paper, the status of the MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR, including its design and measurements of properties of the HPGe crystals is presented.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [3]; ORCiD logo [3];  [3]; ORCiD logo [3];  [3];  [3]; ORCiD logo [3];  [1]
  1. Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russia
  2. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)
  3. ORNL
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF); Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
OSTI Identifier:
1481664
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Journal Volume: 48; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: International Workshop on Prospects of Particle Physics - Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics - Valday, , Russia - 2/1/2015 10:00:00 AM-2/8/2015 10:00:00 AM
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Vasilyev, S., Abgrall, N., Avignone Iii, Frank, Bertrand Jr, Fred E., Galindo-Uribarri, Alfredo, Green, Matthew P., Radford, David C., Romero Romero, Elisa, Wilkerson, John F., Yu, Chang-Hong, and Zhitnikov, I. Status of the MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1134/S1063779616060253.
Vasilyev, S., Abgrall, N., Avignone Iii, Frank, Bertrand Jr, Fred E., Galindo-Uribarri, Alfredo, Green, Matthew P., Radford, David C., Romero Romero, Elisa, Wilkerson, John F., Yu, Chang-Hong, & Zhitnikov, I. Status of the MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR. United States. doi:10.1134/S1063779616060253.
Vasilyev, S., Abgrall, N., Avignone Iii, Frank, Bertrand Jr, Fred E., Galindo-Uribarri, Alfredo, Green, Matthew P., Radford, David C., Romero Romero, Elisa, Wilkerson, John F., Yu, Chang-Hong, and Zhitnikov, I. Wed . "Status of the MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR". United States. doi:10.1134/S1063779616060253. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1481664.
@article{osti_1481664,
title = {Status of the MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR},
author = {Vasilyev, S. and Abgrall, N. and Avignone Iii, Frank and Bertrand Jr, Fred E. and Galindo-Uribarri, Alfredo and Green, Matthew P. and Radford, David C. and Romero Romero, Elisa and Wilkerson, John F. and Yu, Chang-Hong and Zhitnikov, I},
abstractNote = {The MAJORANA Collaboration is constructing the MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR, an ultralow background, 40-kg modular high purity Ge (HPGe) detector array to search for neutrinoless double-beta decay (0νββ-decay) in 76Ge. The goal of the experiment is to demonstrate a background rate at or below 3 counts/(t-y) in the 4 keV region of interest (ROI) around the 2039 keV Q-value for 76Ge 0νββ-decay. In this paper, the status of the MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR, including its design and measurements of properties of the HPGe crystals is presented.},
doi = {10.1134/S1063779616060253},
journal = {},
issn = {1063-7796},
number = 1,
volume = 48,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {3}
}

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