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Title: The MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR: An R and D project towards a tonne-scale germanium neutrinoless double-beta decay search

Abstract

The MAJORANA collaboration is pursuing the development of the so-called MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR. The DEMONSTRATOR is intended to perform research and development towards a tonne-scale germanium-based experiment to search for the neutrinoless double-beta decay of {sup 76}Ge. The DEMONSTRATOR can also perform a competitive direct dark matter search for light WIMPs in the 1-10 GeV/c{sup 2} mass range. It will consist of approximately 60 kg of germanium detectors in an ultra-low background shield located deep underground at the Sanford Underground Laboratory in Lead, SD. The DEMONSTRATOR will also perform background and technology studies, and half of the detector mass will be enriched germanium. This talk will review the motivation, design, technology and status of the Demonstrator.

Authors:
; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;  [1]; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;  [2]
  1. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA (United States)
  2. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA (United States) (and others)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21325773
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1182; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 10. conference on the intersections of particle and nuclear physics, San Diego, CA (United States), 26-31 May 2009; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.3293951; (c) 2009 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; DESIGN; DOUBLE BETA DECAY; GE SEMICONDUCTOR DETECTORS; GERMANIUM 76; GEV RANGE; NEUTRINO OSCILLATION; NEUTRINOS; NONLUMINOUS MATTER; PARTICLE IDENTIFICATION; POSTULATED PARTICLES; REST MASS; SHIELDS; UNDERGROUND; WEAK INTERACTIONS

Citation Formats

Aalseth, C. E., Ely, J., Fast, J. E., Fuller, E., Hoppe, E. W., Keillor, M., Kouzes, R. T., Miley, H. S., Orrell, J. L., Thompson, R., Warner, R., Amman, M., Bergevin, M., Chan, Y.-D., Detwiler, J. A., Fujikawa, B., Loach, J. C., Luke, P. N., Poon, A. W. P, and Prior, G.. The MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR: An R and D project towards a tonne-scale germanium neutrinoless double-beta decay search. United States: N. p., 2009. Web. doi:10.1063/1.3293951.
Aalseth, C. E., Ely, J., Fast, J. E., Fuller, E., Hoppe, E. W., Keillor, M., Kouzes, R. T., Miley, H. S., Orrell, J. L., Thompson, R., Warner, R., Amman, M., Bergevin, M., Chan, Y.-D., Detwiler, J. A., Fujikawa, B., Loach, J. C., Luke, P. N., Poon, A. W. P, & Prior, G.. The MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR: An R and D project towards a tonne-scale germanium neutrinoless double-beta decay search. United States. doi:10.1063/1.3293951.
Aalseth, C. E., Ely, J., Fast, J. E., Fuller, E., Hoppe, E. W., Keillor, M., Kouzes, R. T., Miley, H. S., Orrell, J. L., Thompson, R., Warner, R., Amman, M., Bergevin, M., Chan, Y.-D., Detwiler, J. A., Fujikawa, B., Loach, J. C., Luke, P. N., Poon, A. W. P, and Prior, G.. Thu . "The MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR: An R and D project towards a tonne-scale germanium neutrinoless double-beta decay search". United States. doi:10.1063/1.3293951.
@article{osti_21325773,
title = {The MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR: An R and D project towards a tonne-scale germanium neutrinoless double-beta decay search},
author = {Aalseth, C. E. and Ely, J. and Fast, J. E. and Fuller, E. and Hoppe, E. W. and Keillor, M. and Kouzes, R. T. and Miley, H. S. and Orrell, J. L. and Thompson, R. and Warner, R. and Amman, M. and Bergevin, M. and Chan, Y.-D. and Detwiler, J. A. and Fujikawa, B. and Loach, J. C. and Luke, P. N. and Poon, A. W. P and Prior, G.},
abstractNote = {The MAJORANA collaboration is pursuing the development of the so-called MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR. The DEMONSTRATOR is intended to perform research and development towards a tonne-scale germanium-based experiment to search for the neutrinoless double-beta decay of {sup 76}Ge. The DEMONSTRATOR can also perform a competitive direct dark matter search for light WIMPs in the 1-10 GeV/c{sup 2} mass range. It will consist of approximately 60 kg of germanium detectors in an ultra-low background shield located deep underground at the Sanford Underground Laboratory in Lead, SD. The DEMONSTRATOR will also perform background and technology studies, and half of the detector mass will be enriched germanium. This talk will review the motivation, design, technology and status of the Demonstrator.},
doi = {10.1063/1.3293951},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
number = 1,
volume = 1182,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Dec 17 00:00:00 EST 2009},
month = {Thu Dec 17 00:00:00 EST 2009}
}