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Title: Study of Rare Nuclear Processes with CUORE

TeO 2 bolometers have been used for many years to search for neutrinoless double beta decay in 130-Te. CUORE, a tonne-scale TeO 2 detector array, recently published the most sensitive limit on the half-life, $$T_{1/2}^{0\nu} > 1.5 \times 10^{25}\,$$yr, which corresponds to an upper bound of $140-400$ meV on the effective Majorana mass of the neutrino. While it makes CUORE a world-leading experiment looking for neutrinoless double beta decay, it is not the only study that CUORE will contribute to in the field of nuclear and particle physics. As already done over the years with many small-scale experiments, CUORE will investigate both rare decays (such as the two-neutrino double beta decay of 130Te and the hypothesized electron capture in 123Te), and rare processes (e.g., dark matter and axion interactions). This paper describes some of the achievements of past experiments that used TeO 2 bolometers, and perspectives for CUORE.
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Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-05CH11231
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
International Journal of Modern Physics A
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 33; Journal Issue: 9; Journal ID: ISSN 0217-751X
Publisher:
World Scientific
Research Org:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
Contributing Orgs:
CUORE Collaboration
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS
OSTI Identifier:
1419470
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1436346