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Title: Current Status and Future Perspectives of the LUCIFER Experiment

In the field of fundamental particle physics, the neutrino has become more and more important in the last few years, since the discovery of its mass. In particular, the ultimate nature of the neutrino (if it is a Dirac or a Majorana particle) plays a crucial role not only in neutrino physics, but also in the overall framework of fundamental particle interactions and in cosmology. The only way to disentangle its ultimate nature is to search for the neutrinoless double beta decay. The idea of LUCIFER is to combine the bolometric technique proposed for the CUORE experiment with the bolometric light detection technique used in cryogenic dark matter experiments. The bolometric technique allows an extremely good energy resolution while its combination with the scintillation detection offers an ultimate tool for background rejection. The goal of LUCIFER is not only to build a background-free small-scale experiment but also to directly prove the potentiality of this technique. Preliminary tests on several detectors containing different interesting DBD emitters have clearly demonstrated the excellent background rejection capabilities that arise from the simultaneous, independent, double readout of heat and scintillation light.
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  1. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
  2. Sapienza Univ. of Rome (Italy); National Inst. of Nuclear Physics (INFN), Rome (Italy)
  3. Univ. of Pavia (Italy); National Inst. of Nuclear Physics (INFN), Pavia (Italy)
  4. Univ. of L'Aquila (Italy); Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso (LNGS), Assergi (Italy)
  5. Univ. of Milano-Bicocca, Milan (Italy); National Inst. of Nuclear Physics (INFN), Milan (Italy)
  6. National Inst. of Nuclear Physics (INFN), Rome (Italy)
  7. National Inst. of Nuclear Physics (INFN), Genoa (Italy); Univ. of Genoa (Italy)
  8. Center for Nuclear Spectrometry and Mass Spectrometry (CSNSM), Orsay (France)
  9. National Inst. of Nuclear Physics (INFN), Milan (Italy)
  10. Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso (LNGS), Assergi (Italy); Inst. for Nuclear Research, Kiev (Ukraine)
  11. Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso (LNGS), Assergi (Italy)
  12. Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), Gif-sur-Yvette (France)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-05CH11231; 247115
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Advances in High Energy Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 2013; Journal ID: ISSN 1687-7357
Publisher:
Hindawi
Research Org:
Sapienza Univ. of Rome (Italy); National Inst. of Nuclear Physics (INFN), Rome (Italy); Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE; European Research Council (ERC)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS
OSTI Identifier:
1407211

Beeman, J. W., Bellini, F., Benetti, P., Cardani, L., Casali, N., Chiesa, D., Clemenza, M., Dafinei, I., Di Domizio, S., Ferroni, F., Giachero, A., Gironi, L., Giuliani, A., Gotti, C., Maino, M., Nagorny, S., Nisi, S., Nones, C., Orio, F., Pattavina, L., Pessina, G., Piperno, G., Pirro, S., Previtali, E., Rusconi, C., Tenconi, M., Tomei, C., and Vignati, M.. Current Status and Future Perspectives of the LUCIFER Experiment. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1155/2013/237973.
Beeman, J. W., Bellini, F., Benetti, P., Cardani, L., Casali, N., Chiesa, D., Clemenza, M., Dafinei, I., Di Domizio, S., Ferroni, F., Giachero, A., Gironi, L., Giuliani, A., Gotti, C., Maino, M., Nagorny, S., Nisi, S., Nones, C., Orio, F., Pattavina, L., Pessina, G., Piperno, G., Pirro, S., Previtali, E., Rusconi, C., Tenconi, M., Tomei, C., & Vignati, M.. Current Status and Future Perspectives of the LUCIFER Experiment. United States. doi:10.1155/2013/237973.
Beeman, J. W., Bellini, F., Benetti, P., Cardani, L., Casali, N., Chiesa, D., Clemenza, M., Dafinei, I., Di Domizio, S., Ferroni, F., Giachero, A., Gironi, L., Giuliani, A., Gotti, C., Maino, M., Nagorny, S., Nisi, S., Nones, C., Orio, F., Pattavina, L., Pessina, G., Piperno, G., Pirro, S., Previtali, E., Rusconi, C., Tenconi, M., Tomei, C., and Vignati, M.. 2013. "Current Status and Future Perspectives of the LUCIFER Experiment". United States. doi:10.1155/2013/237973. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1407211.
@article{osti_1407211,
title = {Current Status and Future Perspectives of the LUCIFER Experiment},
author = {Beeman, J. W. and Bellini, F. and Benetti, P. and Cardani, L. and Casali, N. and Chiesa, D. and Clemenza, M. and Dafinei, I. and Di Domizio, S. and Ferroni, F. and Giachero, A. and Gironi, L. and Giuliani, A. and Gotti, C. and Maino, M. and Nagorny, S. and Nisi, S. and Nones, C. and Orio, F. and Pattavina, L. and Pessina, G. and Piperno, G. and Pirro, S. and Previtali, E. and Rusconi, C. and Tenconi, M. and Tomei, C. and Vignati, M.},
abstractNote = {In the field of fundamental particle physics, the neutrino has become more and more important in the last few years, since the discovery of its mass. In particular, the ultimate nature of the neutrino (if it is a Dirac or a Majorana particle) plays a crucial role not only in neutrino physics, but also in the overall framework of fundamental particle interactions and in cosmology. The only way to disentangle its ultimate nature is to search for the neutrinoless double beta decay. The idea of LUCIFER is to combine the bolometric technique proposed for the CUORE experiment with the bolometric light detection technique used in cryogenic dark matter experiments. The bolometric technique allows an extremely good energy resolution while its combination with the scintillation detection offers an ultimate tool for background rejection. The goal of LUCIFER is not only to build a background-free small-scale experiment but also to directly prove the potentiality of this technique. Preliminary tests on several detectors containing different interesting DBD emitters have clearly demonstrated the excellent background rejection capabilities that arise from the simultaneous, independent, double readout of heat and scintillation light.},
doi = {10.1155/2013/237973},
journal = {Advances in High Energy Physics},
number = ,
volume = 2013,
place = {United States},
year = {2013},
month = {9}
}