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Title: Results on $$\beta \beta $$ decay with emission of two neutrinos or Majorons in $$^{76}$$ Ge from GERDA Phase I: GERDA Collaboration

Abstract

A search for neutrinoless ββ decay processes accompanied with Majoron emission has been performed using data collected during Phase I of the GERmanium Detector Array (GERDA) experiment at the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso of INFN (Italy). Processes with spectral indices n = 1,2,3,7 were searched for. No signals were found and lower limits of the order of 1023 yr on their half-lives were derived, yielding substantially improved results compared to previous experiments with 76Ge. A new result for the half-life of the neutrino-accompanied ββ decay of 76Ge with significantly reduced uncertainties is also given, resulting in T1/2 = (1.926 ± 0.094) × 1021 yr.

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Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Contributing Org.:
GERDA Collaboration
OSTI Identifier:
1409422
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
European Physical Journal. C, Particles and Fields
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 75; Journal Issue: 9; Journal ID: ISSN 1434-6044
Publisher:
Springer
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; double beta decay; Majoron emission; enriched 76Ge

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Agostini, M., Allardt, M., Bakalyarov, A. M., Balata, M., Barabanov, I., Barros, N., Baudis, L., Bauer, C., Becerici-Schmidt, N., Bellotti, E., Belogurov, S., Belyaev, S. T., Benato, G., Bettini, A., Bezrukov, L., Bode, T., Borowicz, D., Brudanin, V., Brugnera, R., Budjáš, D., Caldwell, A., Cattadori, C., Chernogorov, A., D’Andrea, V., Demidova, E. V., di Vacri, A., Domula, A., Doroshkevich, E., Egorov, V., Falkenstein, R., Fedorova, O., Freund, K., Frodyma, N., Gangapshev, A., Garfagnini, A., Grabmayr, P., Gurentsov, V., Gusev, K., Hegai, A., Heisel, M., Hemmer, S., Heusser, G., Hofmann, W., Hult, M., Inzhechik, L. V., Csáthy, J. Janicskó, Jochum, J., Junker, M., Kazalov, V., Kihm, T., Kirpichnikov, I. V., Kirsch, A., Klimenko, A., Knöpfle, K. T., Kochetov, O., Kornoukhov, V. N., Kuzminov, V. V., Laubenstein, M., Lazzaro, A., Lebedev, V. I., Lehnert, B., Liao, H. Y., Lindner, M., Lippi, I., Lubashevskiy, A., Lubsandorzhiev, B., Lutter, G., Macolino, C., Majorovits, B., Maneschg, W., Medinaceli, E., Misiaszek, M., Moseev, P., Nemchenok, I., Palioselitis, D., Panas, K., Pandola, L., Pelczar, K., Pullia, A., Riboldi, S., Rumyantseva, N., Sada, C., Salathe, M., Schmitt, C., Schneider, B., Schönert, S., Schreiner, J., Schütz, A. -K., Schulz, O., Schwingenheuer, B., Selivanenko, O., Shirchenko, M., Simgen, H., Smolnikov, A., Stanco, L., Stepaniuk, M., Ur, C. A., Vanhoefer, L., Vasenko, A. A., Veresnikova, A., von Sturm, K., Wagner, V., Walter, M., Wegmann, A., Wester, T., Wilsenach, H., Wojcik, M., Yanovich, E., Zavarise, P., Zhitnikov, I., Zhukov, S. V., Zinatulina, D., Zuber, K., and Zuzel, G. Results on $\beta \beta $ decay with emission of two neutrinos or Majorons in $^{76}$ Ge from GERDA Phase I: GERDA Collaboration. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-015-3627-y.
Agostini, M., Allardt, M., Bakalyarov, A. M., Balata, M., Barabanov, I., Barros, N., Baudis, L., Bauer, C., Becerici-Schmidt, N., Bellotti, E., Belogurov, S., Belyaev, S. T., Benato, G., Bettini, A., Bezrukov, L., Bode, T., Borowicz, D., Brudanin, V., Brugnera, R., Budjáš, D., Caldwell, A., Cattadori, C., Chernogorov, A., D’Andrea, V., Demidova, E. V., di Vacri, A., Domula, A., Doroshkevich, E., Egorov, V., Falkenstein, R., Fedorova, O., Freund, K., Frodyma, N., Gangapshev, A., Garfagnini, A., Grabmayr, P., Gurentsov, V., Gusev, K., Hegai, A., Heisel, M., Hemmer, S., Heusser, G., Hofmann, W., Hult, M., Inzhechik, L. V., Csáthy, J. Janicskó, Jochum, J., Junker, M., Kazalov, V., Kihm, T., Kirpichnikov, I. V., Kirsch, A., Klimenko, A., Knöpfle, K. T., Kochetov, O., Kornoukhov, V. N., Kuzminov, V. V., Laubenstein, M., Lazzaro, A., Lebedev, V. I., Lehnert, B., Liao, H. Y., Lindner, M., Lippi, I., Lubashevskiy, A., Lubsandorzhiev, B., Lutter, G., Macolino, C., Majorovits, B., Maneschg, W., Medinaceli, E., Misiaszek, M., Moseev, P., Nemchenok, I., Palioselitis, D., Panas, K., Pandola, L., Pelczar, K., Pullia, A., Riboldi, S., Rumyantseva, N., Sada, C., Salathe, M., Schmitt, C., Schneider, B., Schönert, S., Schreiner, J., Schütz, A. -K., Schulz, O., Schwingenheuer, B., Selivanenko, O., Shirchenko, M., Simgen, H., Smolnikov, A., Stanco, L., Stepaniuk, M., Ur, C. A., Vanhoefer, L., Vasenko, A. A., Veresnikova, A., von Sturm, K., Wagner, V., Walter, M., Wegmann, A., Wester, T., Wilsenach, H., Wojcik, M., Yanovich, E., Zavarise, P., Zhitnikov, I., Zhukov, S. V., Zinatulina, D., Zuber, K., & Zuzel, G. Results on $\beta \beta $ decay with emission of two neutrinos or Majorons in $^{76}$ Ge from GERDA Phase I: GERDA Collaboration. United States. doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-015-3627-y.
Agostini, M., Allardt, M., Bakalyarov, A. M., Balata, M., Barabanov, I., Barros, N., Baudis, L., Bauer, C., Becerici-Schmidt, N., Bellotti, E., Belogurov, S., Belyaev, S. T., Benato, G., Bettini, A., Bezrukov, L., Bode, T., Borowicz, D., Brudanin, V., Brugnera, R., Budjáš, D., Caldwell, A., Cattadori, C., Chernogorov, A., D’Andrea, V., Demidova, E. V., di Vacri, A., Domula, A., Doroshkevich, E., Egorov, V., Falkenstein, R., Fedorova, O., Freund, K., Frodyma, N., Gangapshev, A., Garfagnini, A., Grabmayr, P., Gurentsov, V., Gusev, K., Hegai, A., Heisel, M., Hemmer, S., Heusser, G., Hofmann, W., Hult, M., Inzhechik, L. V., Csáthy, J. Janicskó, Jochum, J., Junker, M., Kazalov, V., Kihm, T., Kirpichnikov, I. V., Kirsch, A., Klimenko, A., Knöpfle, K. T., Kochetov, O., Kornoukhov, V. N., Kuzminov, V. V., Laubenstein, M., Lazzaro, A., Lebedev, V. I., Lehnert, B., Liao, H. Y., Lindner, M., Lippi, I., Lubashevskiy, A., Lubsandorzhiev, B., Lutter, G., Macolino, C., Majorovits, B., Maneschg, W., Medinaceli, E., Misiaszek, M., Moseev, P., Nemchenok, I., Palioselitis, D., Panas, K., Pandola, L., Pelczar, K., Pullia, A., Riboldi, S., Rumyantseva, N., Sada, C., Salathe, M., Schmitt, C., Schneider, B., Schönert, S., Schreiner, J., Schütz, A. -K., Schulz, O., Schwingenheuer, B., Selivanenko, O., Shirchenko, M., Simgen, H., Smolnikov, A., Stanco, L., Stepaniuk, M., Ur, C. A., Vanhoefer, L., Vasenko, A. A., Veresnikova, A., von Sturm, K., Wagner, V., Walter, M., Wegmann, A., Wester, T., Wilsenach, H., Wojcik, M., Yanovich, E., Zavarise, P., Zhitnikov, I., Zhukov, S. V., Zinatulina, D., Zuber, K., and Zuzel, G. Wed . "Results on $\beta \beta $ decay with emission of two neutrinos or Majorons in $^{76}$ Ge from GERDA Phase I: GERDA Collaboration". United States. doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-015-3627-y. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1409422.
@article{osti_1409422,
title = {Results on $\beta \beta $ decay with emission of two neutrinos or Majorons in $^{76}$ Ge from GERDA Phase I: GERDA Collaboration},
author = {Agostini, M. and Allardt, M. and Bakalyarov, A. M. and Balata, M. and Barabanov, I. and Barros, N. and Baudis, L. and Bauer, C. and Becerici-Schmidt, N. and Bellotti, E. and Belogurov, S. and Belyaev, S. T. and Benato, G. and Bettini, A. and Bezrukov, L. and Bode, T. and Borowicz, D. and Brudanin, V. and Brugnera, R. and Budjáš, D. and Caldwell, A. and Cattadori, C. and Chernogorov, A. and D’Andrea, V. and Demidova, E. V. and di Vacri, A. and Domula, A. and Doroshkevich, E. and Egorov, V. and Falkenstein, R. and Fedorova, O. and Freund, K. and Frodyma, N. and Gangapshev, A. and Garfagnini, A. and Grabmayr, P. and Gurentsov, V. and Gusev, K. and Hegai, A. and Heisel, M. and Hemmer, S. and Heusser, G. and Hofmann, W. and Hult, M. and Inzhechik, L. V. and Csáthy, J. Janicskó and Jochum, J. and Junker, M. and Kazalov, V. and Kihm, T. and Kirpichnikov, I. V. and Kirsch, A. and Klimenko, A. and Knöpfle, K. T. and Kochetov, O. and Kornoukhov, V. N. and Kuzminov, V. V. and Laubenstein, M. and Lazzaro, A. and Lebedev, V. I. and Lehnert, B. and Liao, H. Y. and Lindner, M. and Lippi, I. and Lubashevskiy, A. and Lubsandorzhiev, B. and Lutter, G. and Macolino, C. and Majorovits, B. and Maneschg, W. and Medinaceli, E. and Misiaszek, M. and Moseev, P. and Nemchenok, I. and Palioselitis, D. and Panas, K. and Pandola, L. and Pelczar, K. and Pullia, A. and Riboldi, S. and Rumyantseva, N. and Sada, C. and Salathe, M. and Schmitt, C. and Schneider, B. and Schönert, S. and Schreiner, J. and Schütz, A. -K. and Schulz, O. and Schwingenheuer, B. and Selivanenko, O. and Shirchenko, M. and Simgen, H. and Smolnikov, A. and Stanco, L. and Stepaniuk, M. and Ur, C. A. and Vanhoefer, L. and Vasenko, A. A. and Veresnikova, A. and von Sturm, K. and Wagner, V. and Walter, M. and Wegmann, A. and Wester, T. and Wilsenach, H. and Wojcik, M. and Yanovich, E. and Zavarise, P. and Zhitnikov, I. and Zhukov, S. V. and Zinatulina, D. and Zuber, K. and Zuzel, G.},
abstractNote = {A search for neutrinoless ββ decay processes accompanied with Majoron emission has been performed using data collected during Phase I of the GERmanium Detector Array (GERDA) experiment at the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso of INFN (Italy). Processes with spectral indices n = 1,2,3,7 were searched for. No signals were found and lower limits of the order of 1023 yr on their half-lives were derived, yielding substantially improved results compared to previous experiments with 76Ge. A new result for the half-life of the neutrino-accompanied ββ decay of 76Ge with significantly reduced uncertainties is also given, resulting in T2ν1/2 = (1.926 ± 0.094) × 1021 yr.},
doi = {10.1140/epjc/s10052-015-3627-y},
journal = {European Physical Journal. C, Particles and Fields},
number = 9,
volume = 75,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {9}
}

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Fig. 1 Fig. 1: Schematic sketch of a coaxial HPGe detector (top) and a BEGe detector (bottom) with their different surfaces and dead layers (drawings not to scale), adapted from Ref. [25].

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