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Title: Analysis techniques for the evaluation of the neutrinoless double-β decay lifetime in 130Te with the CUORE-0 detector

Here, we describe in detail the methods used to obtain the lower bound on the lifetime of neutrinoless double-beta (0νββ) decay in 130Te and the associated limit on the effective Majorana mass of the neutrino using the CUORE-0 detector. CUORE-0 is a bolometric detector array located at the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso that was designed to validate the background reduction techniques developed for CUORE, a next-generation experiment scheduled to come online in 2016. CUORE-0 is also a competitive 0νββ decay search in its own right and functions as a platform to further develop the analysis tools and procedures to be used in CUORE. These include data collection, event selection and processing, as well as an evaluation of signal efficiency. In particular, we describe the amplitude evaluation, thermal gain stabilization, energy calibration methods, and the analysis event selection used to create our final 0νββ search spectrum. We define our high level analysis procedures, with emphasis on the new insights gained and challenges encountered. We outline in detail our fitting methods near the hypothesized 0νββ decay peak and catalog the main sources of systematic uncertainty. Finally, we derive the 0νββ decay half-life limits previously reported for CUORE-0, T 1/2 >more » 2.7×10 24yr, and in combination with the Cuoricino limit, T 1/2 > 4.0×10 24yr.« less
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Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
LBNL-1005109; LLNL-JRNL-704340
Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9985; PRVCAN; ir:1005109
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-05CH11231; AC52-07NA27344; SC0012654; FG02-08ER41551; FG03-00ER41138
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review C
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 93; Journal Issue: 4-6; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9985
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Research Org:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Contributing Orgs:
CUORE Collaboration
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; Physics, Nuclear science and engineering, Physics - Nuclear physics and radiation physics, Physics - Physics of elementary particles and fields
OSTI Identifier:
1249498
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1249726; OSTI ID: 1474330

Alduino, C., Alfonso, K., Artusa, D. R., Azzolini, O., Banks, T. I., Bari, G., Beeman, J. W., Bellini, F., Bersani, A., Biassoni, M., Brofferio, C., Bucci, C., Caminata, A., Canonica, L., Cao, X. G., Capelli, S., Cappelli, L., Carbone, L., Cardani, L., Carniti, P., Casali, N., Cassina, L., Chiesa, D., Chott, N., Clemenza, M., Copello, S., Cosmelli, C., Cremonesi, O., Creswick, R. J., Cushman, J. S., Dafinei, I., Dally, A., Davis, C. J., Dell'Oro, S., Deninno, M. M., Di Domizio, S., Di Vacri, M. L., Drobizhev, A., Fang, D. Q., Faverzani, M., Fernandes, G., Ferri, E., Ferroni, F., Fiorini, E., Freedman, S. J., Fujikawa, B. K., Giachero, A., Gironi, L., Giuliani, A., Gladstone, L., Gorla, P., Gotti, C., Gutierrez, T. D., Haller, E. E., Han, K., Hansen, E., Heeger, K. M., Hennings-Yeomans, R., Hickerson, K. P., Huang, H. Z., Kadel, R., Keppel, G., Kolomensky, Yu. G., Lim, K. E., Liu, X., Ma, Y. G., Maino, M., Marini, L., Martinez, M., Maruyama, R. H., Mei, Y., Moggi, N., Morganti, S., Mosteiro, P. J., Nones, C., Norman, E. B., Nucciotti, A., O'Donnell, T., Orio, F., Ouellet, J. L., Pagliarone, C. E., Pallavicini, M., Palmieri, V., Pattavina, L., Pavan, M., Pessina, G., Pettinacci, V., Piperno, G., Pirro, S., Pozzi, S., Previtali, E., Rosenfeld, C., Rusconi, C., Sala, E., Sangiorgio, S., Santone, D., Scielzo, N. D., Singh, V., Sisti, M., Smith, A. R., Taffarello, L., Tenconi, M., Terranova, F., Tomei, C., Trentalange, S., Ventura, G., Vignati, M., Wagaarachchi, S. L., Wang, B. S., Wang, H. W., Wilson, J., Winslow, L. A., Wise, T., Woodcraft, A., Zanotti, L., Zhang, G. Q., Zhu, B. X., Zimmermann, S., and Zucchelli, S.. Analysis techniques for the evaluation of the neutrinoless double-β decay lifetime in 130Te with the CUORE-0 detector. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.93.045503.
Alduino, C., Alfonso, K., Artusa, D. R., Azzolini, O., Banks, T. I., Bari, G., Beeman, J. W., Bellini, F., Bersani, A., Biassoni, M., Brofferio, C., Bucci, C., Caminata, A., Canonica, L., Cao, X. G., Capelli, S., Cappelli, L., Carbone, L., Cardani, L., Carniti, P., Casali, N., Cassina, L., Chiesa, D., Chott, N., Clemenza, M., Copello, S., Cosmelli, C., Cremonesi, O., Creswick, R. J., Cushman, J. S., Dafinei, I., Dally, A., Davis, C. J., Dell'Oro, S., Deninno, M. M., Di Domizio, S., Di Vacri, M. L., Drobizhev, A., Fang, D. Q., Faverzani, M., Fernandes, G., Ferri, E., Ferroni, F., Fiorini, E., Freedman, S. J., Fujikawa, B. K., Giachero, A., Gironi, L., Giuliani, A., Gladstone, L., Gorla, P., Gotti, C., Gutierrez, T. D., Haller, E. E., Han, K., Hansen, E., Heeger, K. M., Hennings-Yeomans, R., Hickerson, K. P., Huang, H. Z., Kadel, R., Keppel, G., Kolomensky, Yu. G., Lim, K. E., Liu, X., Ma, Y. G., Maino, M., Marini, L., Martinez, M., Maruyama, R. H., Mei, Y., Moggi, N., Morganti, S., Mosteiro, P. J., Nones, C., Norman, E. B., Nucciotti, A., O'Donnell, T., Orio, F., Ouellet, J. L., Pagliarone, C. E., Pallavicini, M., Palmieri, V., Pattavina, L., Pavan, M., Pessina, G., Pettinacci, V., Piperno, G., Pirro, S., Pozzi, S., Previtali, E., Rosenfeld, C., Rusconi, C., Sala, E., Sangiorgio, S., Santone, D., Scielzo, N. D., Singh, V., Sisti, M., Smith, A. R., Taffarello, L., Tenconi, M., Terranova, F., Tomei, C., Trentalange, S., Ventura, G., Vignati, M., Wagaarachchi, S. L., Wang, B. S., Wang, H. W., Wilson, J., Winslow, L. A., Wise, T., Woodcraft, A., Zanotti, L., Zhang, G. Q., Zhu, B. X., Zimmermann, S., & Zucchelli, S.. Analysis techniques for the evaluation of the neutrinoless double-β decay lifetime in 130Te with the CUORE-0 detector. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.93.045503.
Alduino, C., Alfonso, K., Artusa, D. R., Azzolini, O., Banks, T. I., Bari, G., Beeman, J. W., Bellini, F., Bersani, A., Biassoni, M., Brofferio, C., Bucci, C., Caminata, A., Canonica, L., Cao, X. G., Capelli, S., Cappelli, L., Carbone, L., Cardani, L., Carniti, P., Casali, N., Cassina, L., Chiesa, D., Chott, N., Clemenza, M., Copello, S., Cosmelli, C., Cremonesi, O., Creswick, R. J., Cushman, J. S., Dafinei, I., Dally, A., Davis, C. J., Dell'Oro, S., Deninno, M. M., Di Domizio, S., Di Vacri, M. L., Drobizhev, A., Fang, D. Q., Faverzani, M., Fernandes, G., Ferri, E., Ferroni, F., Fiorini, E., Freedman, S. J., Fujikawa, B. K., Giachero, A., Gironi, L., Giuliani, A., Gladstone, L., Gorla, P., Gotti, C., Gutierrez, T. D., Haller, E. E., Han, K., Hansen, E., Heeger, K. M., Hennings-Yeomans, R., Hickerson, K. P., Huang, H. Z., Kadel, R., Keppel, G., Kolomensky, Yu. G., Lim, K. E., Liu, X., Ma, Y. G., Maino, M., Marini, L., Martinez, M., Maruyama, R. H., Mei, Y., Moggi, N., Morganti, S., Mosteiro, P. J., Nones, C., Norman, E. B., Nucciotti, A., O'Donnell, T., Orio, F., Ouellet, J. L., Pagliarone, C. E., Pallavicini, M., Palmieri, V., Pattavina, L., Pavan, M., Pessina, G., Pettinacci, V., Piperno, G., Pirro, S., Pozzi, S., Previtali, E., Rosenfeld, C., Rusconi, C., Sala, E., Sangiorgio, S., Santone, D., Scielzo, N. D., Singh, V., Sisti, M., Smith, A. R., Taffarello, L., Tenconi, M., Terranova, F., Tomei, C., Trentalange, S., Ventura, G., Vignati, M., Wagaarachchi, S. L., Wang, B. S., Wang, H. W., Wilson, J., Winslow, L. A., Wise, T., Woodcraft, A., Zanotti, L., Zhang, G. Q., Zhu, B. X., Zimmermann, S., and Zucchelli, S.. 2016. "Analysis techniques for the evaluation of the neutrinoless double-β decay lifetime in 130Te with the CUORE-0 detector". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.93.045503. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1249498.
@article{osti_1249498,
title = {Analysis techniques for the evaluation of the neutrinoless double-β decay lifetime in 130Te with the CUORE-0 detector},
author = {Alduino, C. and Alfonso, K. and Artusa, D. R. and Azzolini, O. and Banks, T. I. and Bari, G. and Beeman, J. W. and Bellini, F. and Bersani, A. and Biassoni, M. and Brofferio, C. and Bucci, C. and Caminata, A. and Canonica, L. and Cao, X. G. and Capelli, S. and Cappelli, L. and Carbone, L. and Cardani, L. and Carniti, P. and Casali, N. and Cassina, L. and Chiesa, D. and Chott, N. and Clemenza, M. and Copello, S. and Cosmelli, C. and Cremonesi, O. and Creswick, R. J. and Cushman, J. S. and Dafinei, I. and Dally, A. and Davis, C. J. and Dell'Oro, S. and Deninno, M. M. and Di Domizio, S. and Di Vacri, M. L. and Drobizhev, A. and Fang, D. Q. and Faverzani, M. and Fernandes, G. and Ferri, E. and Ferroni, F. and Fiorini, E. and Freedman, S. J. and Fujikawa, B. K. and Giachero, A. and Gironi, L. and Giuliani, A. and Gladstone, L. and Gorla, P. and Gotti, C. and Gutierrez, T. D. and Haller, E. E. and Han, K. and Hansen, E. and Heeger, K. M. and Hennings-Yeomans, R. and Hickerson, K. P. and Huang, H. Z. and Kadel, R. and Keppel, G. and Kolomensky, Yu. G. and Lim, K. E. and Liu, X. and Ma, Y. G. and Maino, M. and Marini, L. and Martinez, M. and Maruyama, R. H. and Mei, Y. and Moggi, N. and Morganti, S. and Mosteiro, P. J. and Nones, C. and Norman, E. B. and Nucciotti, A. and O'Donnell, T. and Orio, F. and Ouellet, J. L. and Pagliarone, C. E. and Pallavicini, M. and Palmieri, V. and Pattavina, L. and Pavan, M. and Pessina, G. and Pettinacci, V. and Piperno, G. and Pirro, S. and Pozzi, S. and Previtali, E. and Rosenfeld, C. and Rusconi, C. and Sala, E. and Sangiorgio, S. and Santone, D. and Scielzo, N. D. and Singh, V. and Sisti, M. and Smith, A. R. and Taffarello, L. and Tenconi, M. and Terranova, F. and Tomei, C. and Trentalange, S. and Ventura, G. and Vignati, M. and Wagaarachchi, S. L. and Wang, B. S. and Wang, H. W. and Wilson, J. and Winslow, L. A. and Wise, T. and Woodcraft, A. and Zanotti, L. and Zhang, G. Q. and Zhu, B. X. and Zimmermann, S. and Zucchelli, S.},
abstractNote = {Here, we describe in detail the methods used to obtain the lower bound on the lifetime of neutrinoless double-beta (0νββ) decay in 130Te and the associated limit on the effective Majorana mass of the neutrino using the CUORE-0 detector. CUORE-0 is a bolometric detector array located at the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso that was designed to validate the background reduction techniques developed for CUORE, a next-generation experiment scheduled to come online in 2016. CUORE-0 is also a competitive 0νββ decay search in its own right and functions as a platform to further develop the analysis tools and procedures to be used in CUORE. These include data collection, event selection and processing, as well as an evaluation of signal efficiency. In particular, we describe the amplitude evaluation, thermal gain stabilization, energy calibration methods, and the analysis event selection used to create our final 0νββ search spectrum. We define our high level analysis procedures, with emphasis on the new insights gained and challenges encountered. We outline in detail our fitting methods near the hypothesized 0νββ decay peak and catalog the main sources of systematic uncertainty. Finally, we derive the 0νββ decay half-life limits previously reported for CUORE-0, T0ν1/2 > 2.7×1024yr, and in combination with the Cuoricino limit, T0ν1/2 > 4.0×1024yr.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevC.93.045503},
journal = {Physical Review C},
number = 4-6,
volume = 93,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {4}
}