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Title: MAJORANA Collaboration's experience with germanium detectors

The goal of the Majorana Demonstrator project is to search for 0νββ decay in 76Ge. Of all candidate isotopes for 0νββ, 76Ge has some of the most favorable characteristics. Germanium detectors are a well established technology, and in searches for 0νββ, the high purity germanium crystal acts simultaneously as source and detector. Furthermore, p-type germanium detectors provide excellent energy resolution and a specially designed point contact geometry allows for sensitive pulse shape discrimination. This paper will summarize the experiences the MAJORANA collaboration made with enriched germanium detectors manufactured by ORTEC®®. The process from production, to characterization and integration in MAJORANA mounting structure will be described. A summary of the performance of all enriched germanium detectors will be given.
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  1. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
  2. Univ. of South Carolina, Columbia, SC (United States); Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  3. Inst. of Theoretical and Experimental Physics (ITEP), Moscow (Russian Federation)
  4. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  5. Joint Inst. for Nuclear Research (JINR), Dubna (Russian Federation)
  6. Duke Univ., Durham, NC (United States); Triangle Univ. Nuclear Lab., Duraham, NC (United States)
  7. Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States)
  8. Univ. of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD (United States)
  9. South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, SD (United States)
  10. Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States)
  11. Osaka Univ., Osaka (Japan)
  12. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  13. Inst. of Theoretical and Experimental Physics (ITEP), Moscow (Russian Federation); Triangle Univ. Nuclear Lab., Duraham, NC (United States)
  14. Univ. of South Carolina, Columbia, SC (United States)
  15. Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC (United States); Triangle Univ. Nuclear Lab., Duraham, NC (United States)
  16. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
  17. Black Hills State Univ., Spearfish, SD (United States)
  18. Tennessee Technological Univ., Cookeville, TN (United States)
  19. Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States); Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  20. Univ. of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD (United States
  21. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States)
  22. Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC (United States); Triangle Univ. Nuclear Lab., Duraham, NC (United States), Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-15-21701
Journal ID: ISSN 1742-6588
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-05CH11231; AC52-06NA25396
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Physics. Conference Series
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 606; Journal ID: ISSN 1742-6588
Publisher:
IOP Publishing
Research Org:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Contributing Orgs:
MAJORANA Collaboration
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; atomic and nuclear physics
OSTI Identifier:
1206586
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1329584

Mertens, S., Abgrall, N., Avignone, F. T., Barabash, A. S., Bertrand, F. E., Brudanin, V., Busch, M., Buuck, M., Byram, D., Caldwell, A. S., Chan, Y. -D., Christofferson, C. D., Cuesta, C., Detwiler, J. A., Efremenko, Yu, Ejiri, H., Elliott, S. R., Galindo-Uribarri, A., Giovanetti, G. K., Goett, J., Green, M. P., Gruszko, J., Guinn, I., Guiseppe, V. E., Henning, R., Hoppe, E. W., Howard, S., Howe, M. A., Jasinski, B. R., Keeter, K. J., Kidd, M. F., Konovalov, S. I., Kouzes, R. T., LaFerriere, B. D., Leon, J., MacMullin, J., Martin, R. D., Meijer, S. J., Orrell, J. L., O'Shaughnessy, C., Overman, N. R., Poon, A. W. P., Radford, D. C., Rager, J., Rielage, K., Robertson, R. G. H., Romero-Romero, E., Ronquest, M. C., Shanks, B., Shirchenko, M., Snyder, N., Suriano, A. M., Tedeschi, D., Trimble, J. E., Varner, R. L., Vasilyev, S., Vetter, K., Vorren, K., White, B. R., Wilkerson, J. F., Wiseman, C., Xu, W., Yakushev, E., Yu, C. -H., and Yumatov, V.. MAJORANA Collaboration's experience with germanium detectors. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1088/1742-6596/606/1/012005.
Mertens, S., Abgrall, N., Avignone, F. T., Barabash, A. S., Bertrand, F. E., Brudanin, V., Busch, M., Buuck, M., Byram, D., Caldwell, A. S., Chan, Y. -D., Christofferson, C. D., Cuesta, C., Detwiler, J. A., Efremenko, Yu, Ejiri, H., Elliott, S. R., Galindo-Uribarri, A., Giovanetti, G. K., Goett, J., Green, M. P., Gruszko, J., Guinn, I., Guiseppe, V. E., Henning, R., Hoppe, E. W., Howard, S., Howe, M. A., Jasinski, B. R., Keeter, K. J., Kidd, M. F., Konovalov, S. I., Kouzes, R. T., LaFerriere, B. D., Leon, J., MacMullin, J., Martin, R. D., Meijer, S. J., Orrell, J. L., O'Shaughnessy, C., Overman, N. R., Poon, A. W. P., Radford, D. C., Rager, J., Rielage, K., Robertson, R. G. H., Romero-Romero, E., Ronquest, M. C., Shanks, B., Shirchenko, M., Snyder, N., Suriano, A. M., Tedeschi, D., Trimble, J. E., Varner, R. L., Vasilyev, S., Vetter, K., Vorren, K., White, B. R., Wilkerson, J. F., Wiseman, C., Xu, W., Yakushev, E., Yu, C. -H., & Yumatov, V.. MAJORANA Collaboration's experience with germanium detectors. United States. doi:10.1088/1742-6596/606/1/012005.
Mertens, S., Abgrall, N., Avignone, F. T., Barabash, A. S., Bertrand, F. E., Brudanin, V., Busch, M., Buuck, M., Byram, D., Caldwell, A. S., Chan, Y. -D., Christofferson, C. D., Cuesta, C., Detwiler, J. A., Efremenko, Yu, Ejiri, H., Elliott, S. R., Galindo-Uribarri, A., Giovanetti, G. K., Goett, J., Green, M. P., Gruszko, J., Guinn, I., Guiseppe, V. E., Henning, R., Hoppe, E. W., Howard, S., Howe, M. A., Jasinski, B. R., Keeter, K. J., Kidd, M. F., Konovalov, S. I., Kouzes, R. T., LaFerriere, B. D., Leon, J., MacMullin, J., Martin, R. D., Meijer, S. J., Orrell, J. L., O'Shaughnessy, C., Overman, N. R., Poon, A. W. P., Radford, D. C., Rager, J., Rielage, K., Robertson, R. G. H., Romero-Romero, E., Ronquest, M. C., Shanks, B., Shirchenko, M., Snyder, N., Suriano, A. M., Tedeschi, D., Trimble, J. E., Varner, R. L., Vasilyev, S., Vetter, K., Vorren, K., White, B. R., Wilkerson, J. F., Wiseman, C., Xu, W., Yakushev, E., Yu, C. -H., and Yumatov, V.. 2015. "MAJORANA Collaboration's experience with germanium detectors". United States. doi:10.1088/1742-6596/606/1/012005. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1206586.
@article{osti_1206586,
title = {MAJORANA Collaboration's experience with germanium detectors},
author = {Mertens, S. and Abgrall, N. and Avignone, F. T. and Barabash, A. S. and Bertrand, F. E. and Brudanin, V. and Busch, M. and Buuck, M. and Byram, D. and Caldwell, A. S. and Chan, Y. -D. and Christofferson, C. D. and Cuesta, C. and Detwiler, J. A. and Efremenko, Yu and Ejiri, H. and Elliott, S. R. and Galindo-Uribarri, A. and Giovanetti, G. K. and Goett, J. and Green, M. P. and Gruszko, J. and Guinn, I. and Guiseppe, V. E. and Henning, R. and Hoppe, E. W. and Howard, S. and Howe, M. A. and Jasinski, B. R. and Keeter, K. J. and Kidd, M. F. and Konovalov, S. I. and Kouzes, R. T. and LaFerriere, B. D. and Leon, J. and MacMullin, J. and Martin, R. D. and Meijer, S. J. and Orrell, J. L. and O'Shaughnessy, C. and Overman, N. R. and Poon, A. W. P. and Radford, D. C. and Rager, J. and Rielage, K. and Robertson, R. G. H. and Romero-Romero, E. and Ronquest, M. C. and Shanks, B. and Shirchenko, M. and Snyder, N. and Suriano, A. M. and Tedeschi, D. and Trimble, J. E. and Varner, R. L. and Vasilyev, S. and Vetter, K. and Vorren, K. and White, B. R. and Wilkerson, J. F. and Wiseman, C. and Xu, W. and Yakushev, E. and Yu, C. -H. and Yumatov, V.},
abstractNote = {The goal of the Majorana Demonstrator project is to search for 0νββ decay in 76Ge. Of all candidate isotopes for 0νββ, 76Ge has some of the most favorable characteristics. Germanium detectors are a well established technology, and in searches for 0νββ, the high purity germanium crystal acts simultaneously as source and detector. Furthermore, p-type germanium detectors provide excellent energy resolution and a specially designed point contact geometry allows for sensitive pulse shape discrimination. This paper will summarize the experiences the MAJORANA collaboration made with enriched germanium detectors manufactured by ORTEC®®. The process from production, to characterization and integration in MAJORANA mounting structure will be described. A summary of the performance of all enriched germanium detectors will be given.},
doi = {10.1088/1742-6596/606/1/012005},
journal = {Journal of Physics. Conference Series},
number = ,
volume = 606,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {5}
}