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Title: Searches for double beta decay of Xe 134 with EXO-200

Abstract

Searches for double beta decay of 134Xe were performed with EXO-200, a single-phase liquid xenon detector designed to search for neutrinoless double beta decay of 136Xe. Using an exposure of 29.6 kg ∙ yr , the lower limits of T$$2νββ\atop{1/2}$$ > 8.7 × 10 20 yr and T$$0νββ\atop{1/2}$$ > 1.1 × 10 23 yr at 90% confidence level were derived, with corresponding half-life sensitivities of 1.2 × 10 21 yr and 1.9 × 10 23 yr . In conclusion, these limits exceed those in the literature for 134 Xe , improving by factors of nearly 10 5 and 2 for the two antineutrino and neutrinoless modes, respectively.

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Research Org.:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States); Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
Contributing Org.:
EXO-200 Collaboration
OSTI Identifier:
1410523
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1408179; OSTI ID: 1430699
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-131514
Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010; PRVDAQ; TRN: US1800122
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-76SF00515; ACI576RL10830
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review D
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 96; Journal Issue: 9; Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; Double beta decay; Nuclear structure & decays; Beta decay

Citation Formats

Albert, J. B., Anton, G., Badhrees, I., Barbeau, P. S., Bayerlein, R., Beck, D., Belov, V., Breidenbach, M., Brunner, T., Cao, G. F., Cen, W. R., Chambers, C., Cleveland, B., Coon, M., Craycraft, A., Cree, W., Daniels, T., Danilov, M., Daugherty, S. J., Daughhetee, J., Davis, J., Delaquis, S., Der Mesrobian-Kabakian, A., DeVoe, R., Didberidze, T., Dilling, J., Dolgolenko, A., Dolinski, M. J., Fairbank, W., Farine, J., Feyzbakhsh, S., Fierlinger, P., Fudenberg, D., Gornea, R., Graham, K., Gratta, G., Hall, C., Hoessl, J., Hufschmidt, P., Hughes, M., Jamil, A., Jewell, M. J., Johnson, A., Johnston, S., Karelin, A., Kaufman, L. J., Koffas, T., Kravitz, S., Krücken, R., Kuchenkov, A., Kumar, K. S., Lan, Y., Leonard, D. S., Li, S., Licciardi, C., Lin, Y. H., MacLellan, R., Marino, M. G., Michel, T., Mong, B., Moore, D., Murray, K., Nelson, R., Njoya, O., Odian, A., Ostrovskiy, I., Piepke, A., Pocar, A., Retière, F., Rowson, P. C., Russell, J. J., Schubert, A., Sinclair, D., Smith, E., Stekhanov, V., Tarka, M., Tolba, T., Tsang, R., Vogel, P., Vuilleumier, J. -L., Wagenpfeil, M., Waite, A., Walton, J., Walton, T., Weber, M., Wen, L. J., Wichoski, U., Yang, L., Yen, Y. -R., Zeldovich, O. Ya., Zettlemoyer, J., and Ziegler, T. Searches for double beta decay of Xe134 with EXO-200. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.96.092001.
Albert, J. B., Anton, G., Badhrees, I., Barbeau, P. S., Bayerlein, R., Beck, D., Belov, V., Breidenbach, M., Brunner, T., Cao, G. F., Cen, W. R., Chambers, C., Cleveland, B., Coon, M., Craycraft, A., Cree, W., Daniels, T., Danilov, M., Daugherty, S. J., Daughhetee, J., Davis, J., Delaquis, S., Der Mesrobian-Kabakian, A., DeVoe, R., Didberidze, T., Dilling, J., Dolgolenko, A., Dolinski, M. J., Fairbank, W., Farine, J., Feyzbakhsh, S., Fierlinger, P., Fudenberg, D., Gornea, R., Graham, K., Gratta, G., Hall, C., Hoessl, J., Hufschmidt, P., Hughes, M., Jamil, A., Jewell, M. J., Johnson, A., Johnston, S., Karelin, A., Kaufman, L. J., Koffas, T., Kravitz, S., Krücken, R., Kuchenkov, A., Kumar, K. S., Lan, Y., Leonard, D. S., Li, S., Licciardi, C., Lin, Y. H., MacLellan, R., Marino, M. G., Michel, T., Mong, B., Moore, D., Murray, K., Nelson, R., Njoya, O., Odian, A., Ostrovskiy, I., Piepke, A., Pocar, A., Retière, F., Rowson, P. C., Russell, J. J., Schubert, A., Sinclair, D., Smith, E., Stekhanov, V., Tarka, M., Tolba, T., Tsang, R., Vogel, P., Vuilleumier, J. -L., Wagenpfeil, M., Waite, A., Walton, J., Walton, T., Weber, M., Wen, L. J., Wichoski, U., Yang, L., Yen, Y. -R., Zeldovich, O. Ya., Zettlemoyer, J., & Ziegler, T. Searches for double beta decay of Xe134 with EXO-200. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.96.092001.
Albert, J. B., Anton, G., Badhrees, I., Barbeau, P. S., Bayerlein, R., Beck, D., Belov, V., Breidenbach, M., Brunner, T., Cao, G. F., Cen, W. R., Chambers, C., Cleveland, B., Coon, M., Craycraft, A., Cree, W., Daniels, T., Danilov, M., Daugherty, S. J., Daughhetee, J., Davis, J., Delaquis, S., Der Mesrobian-Kabakian, A., DeVoe, R., Didberidze, T., Dilling, J., Dolgolenko, A., Dolinski, M. J., Fairbank, W., Farine, J., Feyzbakhsh, S., Fierlinger, P., Fudenberg, D., Gornea, R., Graham, K., Gratta, G., Hall, C., Hoessl, J., Hufschmidt, P., Hughes, M., Jamil, A., Jewell, M. J., Johnson, A., Johnston, S., Karelin, A., Kaufman, L. J., Koffas, T., Kravitz, S., Krücken, R., Kuchenkov, A., Kumar, K. S., Lan, Y., Leonard, D. S., Li, S., Licciardi, C., Lin, Y. H., MacLellan, R., Marino, M. G., Michel, T., Mong, B., Moore, D., Murray, K., Nelson, R., Njoya, O., Odian, A., Ostrovskiy, I., Piepke, A., Pocar, A., Retière, F., Rowson, P. C., Russell, J. J., Schubert, A., Sinclair, D., Smith, E., Stekhanov, V., Tarka, M., Tolba, T., Tsang, R., Vogel, P., Vuilleumier, J. -L., Wagenpfeil, M., Waite, A., Walton, J., Walton, T., Weber, M., Wen, L. J., Wichoski, U., Yang, L., Yen, Y. -R., Zeldovich, O. Ya., Zettlemoyer, J., and Ziegler, T. Fri . "Searches for double beta decay of Xe134 with EXO-200". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.96.092001. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1410523.
@article{osti_1410523,
title = {Searches for double beta decay of Xe134 with EXO-200},
author = {Albert, J. B. and Anton, G. and Badhrees, I. and Barbeau, P. S. and Bayerlein, R. and Beck, D. and Belov, V. and Breidenbach, M. and Brunner, T. and Cao, G. F. and Cen, W. R. and Chambers, C. and Cleveland, B. and Coon, M. and Craycraft, A. and Cree, W. and Daniels, T. and Danilov, M. and Daugherty, S. J. and Daughhetee, J. and Davis, J. and Delaquis, S. and Der Mesrobian-Kabakian, A. and DeVoe, R. and Didberidze, T. and Dilling, J. and Dolgolenko, A. and Dolinski, M. J. and Fairbank, W. and Farine, J. and Feyzbakhsh, S. and Fierlinger, P. and Fudenberg, D. and Gornea, R. and Graham, K. and Gratta, G. and Hall, C. and Hoessl, J. and Hufschmidt, P. and Hughes, M. and Jamil, A. and Jewell, M. J. and Johnson, A. and Johnston, S. and Karelin, A. and Kaufman, L. J. and Koffas, T. and Kravitz, S. and Krücken, R. and Kuchenkov, A. and Kumar, K. S. and Lan, Y. and Leonard, D. S. and Li, S. and Licciardi, C. and Lin, Y. H. and MacLellan, R. and Marino, M. G. and Michel, T. and Mong, B. and Moore, D. and Murray, K. and Nelson, R. and Njoya, O. and Odian, A. and Ostrovskiy, I. and Piepke, A. and Pocar, A. and Retière, F. and Rowson, P. C. and Russell, J. J. and Schubert, A. and Sinclair, D. and Smith, E. and Stekhanov, V. and Tarka, M. and Tolba, T. and Tsang, R. and Vogel, P. and Vuilleumier, J. -L. and Wagenpfeil, M. and Waite, A. and Walton, J. and Walton, T. and Weber, M. and Wen, L. J. and Wichoski, U. and Yang, L. and Yen, Y. -R. and Zeldovich, O. Ya. and Zettlemoyer, J. and Ziegler, T.},
abstractNote = {Searches for double beta decay of 134Xe were performed with EXO-200, a single-phase liquid xenon detector designed to search for neutrinoless double beta decay of 136Xe. Using an exposure of 29.6 kg ∙ yr , the lower limits of T$2νββ\atop{1/2}$ > 8.7 × 1020 yr and T$0νββ\atop{1/2}$ > 1.1 × 1023 yr at 90% confidence level were derived, with corresponding half-life sensitivities of 1.2 × 1021 yr and 1.9 × 1023 yr . In conclusion, these limits exceed those in the literature for 134 Xe , improving by factors of nearly 105 and 2 for the two antineutrino and neutrinoless modes, respectively.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevD.96.092001},
journal = {Physical Review D},
number = 9,
volume = 96,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {11}
}

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