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Title: Searching for Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay of 130 Te with CUORE

Neutrinoless double-beta (0 ν β β ) decay is a hypothesized lepton-number-violating process that offers the only known means of asserting the possible Majorana nature of neutrino mass. The Cryogenic Underground Observatory for Rare Events (CUORE) is an upcoming experiment designed to search for 0 ν β β decay of 130 Te using an array of 988 TeO 2 crystal bolometers operated at 10 mK. The detector will contain 206 kg of 130 Te and have an average energy resolution of 5 keV; the projected 0 ν β β decay half-life sensitivity after five years of livetime is 1.6 × 10 26  y at 1 σ (9.5 × 10 25  y at the 90% confidence level), which corresponds to an upper limit on the effective Majorana mass in the range 40–100 meV (50–130 meV). In this paper, we review the experimental techniques used in CUORE as well as its current status and anticipated physics reach.
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  1. Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA, INFN, Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, Assergi, 67010 L’Aquila, Italy
  2. Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
  3. INFN, Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro, Legnaro, 35020 Padova, Italy
  4. INFN, Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, Assergi, 67010 L’Aquila, Italy
  5. INFN, Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, Assergi, 67010 L’Aquila, Italy, Department of Physics, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA, Nuclear Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
  6. INFN, Sezione di Bologna, 40127 Bologna, Italy
  7. Materials Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
  8. Dipartimento di Fisica, Sapienza Università di Roma, 00185 Roma, Italy, INFN, Sezione di Roma, 00185 Roma, Italy
  9. INFN, Sezione di Genova, 16146 Genova, Italy
  10. Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Milano-Bicocca, 20126 Milano, Italy, INFN, Sezione di Milano Bicocca, 20126 Milano, Italy
  11. Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201800, China
  12. INFN, Sezione di Milano Bicocca, 20126 Milano, Italy
  13. Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Genova, 16146 Genova, Italy
  14. INFN, Sezione di Roma, 00185 Roma, Italy
  15. Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706, USA
  16. INFN, Sezione di Genova, 16146 Genova, Italy, Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Genova, 16146 Genova, Italy
  17. INFN, Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, Frascati, 00044 Roma, Italy
  18. Department of Physics, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA, Nuclear Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
  19. Nuclear Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
  20. Centre de Spectrométrie Nucléaire et de Spectrométrie de Masse, Orsay Campus, 91405 Orsay, France
  21. Physics Department, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407, USA
  22. Materials Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
  23. Department of Physics, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
  24. Department of Physics, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
  25. Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
  26. Physics Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
  27. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA 94550, USA
  28. Department of Physics, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA, Physics Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
  29. Laboratorio de Fisica Nuclear y Astroparticulas, Universidad de Zaragoza, 50009 Zaragoza, Spain
  30. Service de Physique des Particules, CEA/Saclay, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France
  31. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA 94550, USA, Department of Nuclear Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
  32. INFN, Sezione di Padova, 35131 Padova, Italy
  33. Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Firenze, 50125 Firenze, Italy, INFN, Sezione di Firenze, 50125 Firenze, Italy
  34. Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706, USA, Department of Physics, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
  35. SUPA, Institute for Astronomy, University of Edinburgh, Blackford Hill, Edinburgh EH9 3HJ, UK
  36. INFN, Sezione di Bologna, 40127 Bologna, Italy, Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Bologna, 40127 Bologna, Italy
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1198113
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-05CH11231; AC52-07NA27344; FG02-08ER41551; DEFG03-00ER41138
Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Advances in High Energy Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 2015; Related Information: CHORUS Timestamp: 2016-08-18 21:31:58; Journal ID: ISSN 1687-7357
Publisher:
Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
Egypt
Language:
English