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Title: The MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR: An R&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 76Ge. The DEMONSTRATOR can also perform a competitive direct dark matter search for light WIMPs in the 1-10GeV/c2 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.

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Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
986707
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-67240
TRN: US1006420
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 10th Conference on the Intersections of Particle and Nuclear Physics: AIP Conference Proceedings, 1182:88-91
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; DECAY; DESIGN; GE SEMICONDUCTOR DETECTORS; GERMANIUM; NONLUMINOUS MATTER; NUCLEAR PHYSICS; SHIELDS; neutrino, double-beta, Majorana, germanium detectors, dark matter

Citation Formats

Aalseth, Craig E, Amman, M, Amsbaugh, John F, Avignone, F. T., Back, Henning O, Barabash, A, Barbeau, Phil, Beene, Jim, Bergevin, M, Bertrand, F, Boswell, M, Brudanin, V, Bugg, William, Burritt, Tom H, Chan, Yuen-Dat, Collar, J I, Cooper, R J, Creswick, R, Detwiler, Jason A, Doe, P J, Efremenko, Yuri, Egorov, Viatcheslav, Ejiri, H, Elliott, Steven R, Ely, James H, Esterline, James H, Farach, H A, Fast, James E, Fields, N, Finnerty, P, Fujikawa, Brian, Fuller, Erin S, Gehman, Victor, Giovanetti, G K, Guiseppe, Vincente, Gusey, K, Hallin, A L, Hazama, R, Henning, Reyco, Hime, Andrew, Hoppe, Eric W, Hossbach, Todd W, Howe, M A, Johnson, R A, Keeter, K, Keillor, Martin E, Keller, C, Kephart, Jeremy D, Kidd, Mary, Kochetov, Oleg, Konovalov, S, Kouzes, Richard T, Lesko, Kevin, Leviner, L, Loach, J C, Luke, P, MacMullin, S, Marino, Michael G, Mei, Dong-Ming, Miley, Harry S, Miller, M, Mizouni, Leila K, Montoya, A, Myers, A W, Nomachi, Masaharu, Odom, Brian, Orrell, John L, Phillips, D, Poon, Alan, Prior, Gersende, Qian, J, Radford, D C, Rielage, Keith, Robertson, R G. H., Rodriguez, Larry, Rykaczewski, Krzysztof P, Schubert, Alexis G, Shima, T, Shirchenko, M, Strain, J, Thomas, K, Thompson, Robert C, Timkin, V, Tornow, W, Van Wechel, T D, Vanyushin, I, Vetter, Kai, Warner, Ray A, Wilkerson, J, Wouters, Jan, Yakushev, E, Young, A, Yu, Chang-Hong, Yumatov, Vladimir, Zhang, C L, and Zimmerman, S. The MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR: An R&D project towards a tonne-scale germanium neutrinoless double-beta decay search. United States: N. p., 2009. Web. doi:10.1063/1.3293951.
Aalseth, Craig E, Amman, M, Amsbaugh, John F, Avignone, F. T., Back, Henning O, Barabash, A, Barbeau, Phil, Beene, Jim, Bergevin, M, Bertrand, F, Boswell, M, Brudanin, V, Bugg, William, Burritt, Tom H, Chan, Yuen-Dat, Collar, J I, Cooper, R J, Creswick, R, Detwiler, Jason A, Doe, P J, Efremenko, Yuri, Egorov, Viatcheslav, Ejiri, H, Elliott, Steven R, Ely, James H, Esterline, James H, Farach, H A, Fast, James E, Fields, N, Finnerty, P, Fujikawa, Brian, Fuller, Erin S, Gehman, Victor, Giovanetti, G K, Guiseppe, Vincente, Gusey, K, Hallin, A L, Hazama, R, Henning, Reyco, Hime, Andrew, Hoppe, Eric W, Hossbach, Todd W, Howe, M A, Johnson, R A, Keeter, K, Keillor, Martin E, Keller, C, Kephart, Jeremy D, Kidd, Mary, Kochetov, Oleg, Konovalov, S, Kouzes, Richard T, Lesko, Kevin, Leviner, L, Loach, J C, Luke, P, MacMullin, S, Marino, Michael G, Mei, Dong-Ming, Miley, Harry S, Miller, M, Mizouni, Leila K, Montoya, A, Myers, A W, Nomachi, Masaharu, Odom, Brian, Orrell, John L, Phillips, D, Poon, Alan, Prior, Gersende, Qian, J, Radford, D C, Rielage, Keith, Robertson, R G. H., Rodriguez, Larry, Rykaczewski, Krzysztof P, Schubert, Alexis G, Shima, T, Shirchenko, M, Strain, J, Thomas, K, Thompson, Robert C, Timkin, V, Tornow, W, Van Wechel, T D, Vanyushin, I, Vetter, Kai, Warner, Ray A, Wilkerson, J, Wouters, Jan, Yakushev, E, Young, A, Yu, Chang-Hong, Yumatov, Vladimir, Zhang, C L, & Zimmerman, S. The MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR: An R&D project towards a tonne-scale germanium neutrinoless double-beta decay search. United States. doi:10.1063/1.3293951.
Aalseth, Craig E, Amman, M, Amsbaugh, John F, Avignone, F. T., Back, Henning O, Barabash, A, Barbeau, Phil, Beene, Jim, Bergevin, M, Bertrand, F, Boswell, M, Brudanin, V, Bugg, William, Burritt, Tom H, Chan, Yuen-Dat, Collar, J I, Cooper, R J, Creswick, R, Detwiler, Jason A, Doe, P J, Efremenko, Yuri, Egorov, Viatcheslav, Ejiri, H, Elliott, Steven R, Ely, James H, Esterline, James H, Farach, H A, Fast, James E, Fields, N, Finnerty, P, Fujikawa, Brian, Fuller, Erin S, Gehman, Victor, Giovanetti, G K, Guiseppe, Vincente, Gusey, K, Hallin, A L, Hazama, R, Henning, Reyco, Hime, Andrew, Hoppe, Eric W, Hossbach, Todd W, Howe, M A, Johnson, R A, Keeter, K, Keillor, Martin E, Keller, C, Kephart, Jeremy D, Kidd, Mary, Kochetov, Oleg, Konovalov, S, Kouzes, Richard T, Lesko, Kevin, Leviner, L, Loach, J C, Luke, P, MacMullin, S, Marino, Michael G, Mei, Dong-Ming, Miley, Harry S, Miller, M, Mizouni, Leila K, Montoya, A, Myers, A W, Nomachi, Masaharu, Odom, Brian, Orrell, John L, Phillips, D, Poon, Alan, Prior, Gersende, Qian, J, Radford, D C, Rielage, Keith, Robertson, R G. H., Rodriguez, Larry, Rykaczewski, Krzysztof P, Schubert, Alexis G, Shima, T, Shirchenko, M, Strain, J, Thomas, K, Thompson, Robert C, Timkin, V, Tornow, W, Van Wechel, T D, Vanyushin, I, Vetter, Kai, Warner, Ray A, Wilkerson, J, Wouters, Jan, Yakushev, E, Young, A, Yu, Chang-Hong, Yumatov, Vladimir, Zhang, C L, and Zimmerman, S. Thu . "The MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR: An R&D project towards a tonne-scale germanium neutrinoless double-beta decay search". United States. doi:10.1063/1.3293951.
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title = {The MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR: An R&D project towards a tonne-scale germanium neutrinoless double-beta decay search},
author = {Aalseth, Craig E and Amman, M and Amsbaugh, John F and Avignone, F. T. and Back, Henning O and Barabash, A and Barbeau, Phil and Beene, Jim and Bergevin, M and Bertrand, F and Boswell, M and Brudanin, V and Bugg, William and Burritt, Tom H and Chan, Yuen-Dat and Collar, J I and Cooper, R J and Creswick, R and Detwiler, Jason A and Doe, P J and Efremenko, Yuri and Egorov, Viatcheslav and Ejiri, H and Elliott, Steven R and Ely, James H and Esterline, James H and Farach, H A and Fast, James E and Fields, N and Finnerty, P and Fujikawa, Brian and Fuller, Erin S and Gehman, Victor and Giovanetti, G K and Guiseppe, Vincente and Gusey, K and Hallin, A L and Hazama, R and Henning, Reyco and Hime, Andrew and Hoppe, Eric W and Hossbach, Todd W and Howe, M A and Johnson, R A and Keeter, K and Keillor, Martin E and Keller, C and Kephart, Jeremy D and Kidd, Mary and Kochetov, Oleg and Konovalov, S and Kouzes, Richard T and Lesko, Kevin and Leviner, L and Loach, J C and Luke, P and MacMullin, S and Marino, Michael G and Mei, Dong-Ming and Miley, Harry S and Miller, M and Mizouni, Leila K and Montoya, A and Myers, A W and Nomachi, Masaharu and Odom, Brian and Orrell, John L and Phillips, D and Poon, Alan and Prior, Gersende and Qian, J and Radford, D C and Rielage, Keith and Robertson, R G. H. and Rodriguez, Larry and Rykaczewski, Krzysztof P and Schubert, Alexis G and Shima, T and Shirchenko, M and Strain, J and Thomas, K and Thompson, Robert C and Timkin, V and Tornow, W and Van Wechel, T D and Vanyushin, I and Vetter, Kai and Warner, Ray A and Wilkerson, J and Wouters, Jan and Yakushev, E and Young, A and Yu, Chang-Hong and Yumatov, Vladimir and Zhang, C L and Zimmerman, S},
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 76Ge. The DEMONSTRATOR can also perform a competitive direct dark matter search for light WIMPs in the 1-10GeV/c2 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.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Thu Dec 17 00:00:00 EST 2009},
month = {Thu Dec 17 00:00:00 EST 2009}
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