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Title: First Limit on the Direct Detection of Lightly Ionizing Particles for Electric Charge as Low as e / 1000 with the Majorana Demonstrator

The Majorana Demonstrator is an ultralow-background experiment searching for neutrinoless double-beta decay in 76Ge. The heavily shielded array of germanium detectors, placed nearly a mile underground at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead, South Dakota, also allows searches for new exotic physics. Free, relativistic, lightly ionizing particles with an electrical charge less than e are forbidden by the standard model but predicted by some of its extensions. If such particles exist, they might be detected in the Majorana Demonstrator by searching for multiple-detector events with individual-detector energy depositions down to 1 keV. This search is background-free, and no candidate events have been found in 285 days of data taking. As a result, new direct-detection limits are set for the flux of lightly ionizing particles for charges as low as e/1000.
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Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-132160; LA-UR-18-21217
Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007; PRLTAO
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-05CH11231; AC05-00OR22725; AC05-76RL0130; AC52-06NA25396; FG02-97ER41020; FG02-97ER41033; FG02-97ER41041; SC0010254; SC0012612; SC0014445; SC0018060; MRI-0923142; PHY-1003399; PHY-1102292; PHY-1206314; PHY-1614611; 15-02-02919; SAPIN-2017-00023
Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 120; Journal Issue: 21; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Research Org:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
Contributing Orgs:
Majorana Collaboration; Majorana Collaboration
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS
OSTI Identifier:
1439126
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1441215; OSTI ID: 1454386; OSTI ID: 1460333; OSTI ID: 1463493

Alvis, S. I., Arnquist, I. J., Avignone, F. T., Barabash, A. S., Barton, C. J., Bertrand, F. E., Brudanin, V., Busch, M., Buuck, M., Caldwell, T. S., Chan, Y-D., Christofferson, C. D., Chu, P. -H., Cuesta, C., Detwiler, J. A., Dunagan, C., Efremenko, Yu., Ejiri, H., Elliott, S. R., Gilliss, T., Giovanetti, G. K., Green, M. P., Gruszko, J., Guinn, I. S., Guiseppe, V. E., Haufe, C. R., Hehn, L., Henning, R., Hoppe, E. W., Howe, M. A., Konovalov, S. I., Kouzes, R. T., Lopez, A. M., Martin, R. D., Massarczyk, R., Meijer, S. J., Mertens, S., Myslik, J., O’Shaughnessy, C., Othman, G., Pettus, W., Poon, A. W. P., Radford, D. C., Rager, J., Reine, A. L., Rielage, K., Robertson, R. G. H., Ruof, N. W., Shanks, B., Shirchenko, M., Suriano, A. M., Tedeschi, D., Varner, R. L., Vasilyev, S., Vorren, K., White, B. R., Wilkerson, J. F., Wiseman, C., Xu, W., Yakushev, E., Yu, C. -H., Yumatov, V., Zhitnikov, I., and Zhu, B. X.. First Limit on the Direct Detection of Lightly Ionizing Particles for Electric Charge as Low as e/1000 with the Majorana Demonstrator. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.211804.
Alvis, S. I., Arnquist, I. J., Avignone, F. T., Barabash, A. S., Barton, C. J., Bertrand, F. E., Brudanin, V., Busch, M., Buuck, M., Caldwell, T. S., Chan, Y-D., Christofferson, C. D., Chu, P. -H., Cuesta, C., Detwiler, J. A., Dunagan, C., Efremenko, Yu., Ejiri, H., Elliott, S. R., Gilliss, T., Giovanetti, G. K., Green, M. P., Gruszko, J., Guinn, I. S., Guiseppe, V. E., Haufe, C. R., Hehn, L., Henning, R., Hoppe, E. W., Howe, M. A., Konovalov, S. I., Kouzes, R. T., Lopez, A. M., Martin, R. D., Massarczyk, R., Meijer, S. J., Mertens, S., Myslik, J., O’Shaughnessy, C., Othman, G., Pettus, W., Poon, A. W. P., Radford, D. C., Rager, J., Reine, A. L., Rielage, K., Robertson, R. G. H., Ruof, N. W., Shanks, B., Shirchenko, M., Suriano, A. M., Tedeschi, D., Varner, R. L., Vasilyev, S., Vorren, K., White, B. R., Wilkerson, J. F., Wiseman, C., Xu, W., Yakushev, E., Yu, C. -H., Yumatov, V., Zhitnikov, I., & Zhu, B. X.. First Limit on the Direct Detection of Lightly Ionizing Particles for Electric Charge as Low as e/1000 with the Majorana Demonstrator. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.211804.
Alvis, S. I., Arnquist, I. J., Avignone, F. T., Barabash, A. S., Barton, C. J., Bertrand, F. E., Brudanin, V., Busch, M., Buuck, M., Caldwell, T. S., Chan, Y-D., Christofferson, C. D., Chu, P. -H., Cuesta, C., Detwiler, J. A., Dunagan, C., Efremenko, Yu., Ejiri, H., Elliott, S. R., Gilliss, T., Giovanetti, G. K., Green, M. P., Gruszko, J., Guinn, I. S., Guiseppe, V. E., Haufe, C. R., Hehn, L., Henning, R., Hoppe, E. W., Howe, M. A., Konovalov, S. I., Kouzes, R. T., Lopez, A. M., Martin, R. D., Massarczyk, R., Meijer, S. J., Mertens, S., Myslik, J., O’Shaughnessy, C., Othman, G., Pettus, W., Poon, A. W. P., Radford, D. C., Rager, J., Reine, A. L., Rielage, K., Robertson, R. G. H., Ruof, N. W., Shanks, B., Shirchenko, M., Suriano, A. M., Tedeschi, D., Varner, R. L., Vasilyev, S., Vorren, K., White, B. R., Wilkerson, J. F., Wiseman, C., Xu, W., Yakushev, E., Yu, C. -H., Yumatov, V., Zhitnikov, I., and Zhu, B. X.. 2018. "First Limit on the Direct Detection of Lightly Ionizing Particles for Electric Charge as Low as e/1000 with the Majorana Demonstrator". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.211804.
@article{osti_1439126,
title = {First Limit on the Direct Detection of Lightly Ionizing Particles for Electric Charge as Low as e/1000 with the Majorana Demonstrator},
author = {Alvis, S. I. and Arnquist, I. J. and Avignone, F. T. and Barabash, A. S. and Barton, C. J. and Bertrand, F. E. and Brudanin, V. and Busch, M. and Buuck, M. and Caldwell, T. S. and Chan, Y-D. and Christofferson, C. D. and Chu, P. -H. and Cuesta, C. and Detwiler, J. A. and Dunagan, C. and Efremenko, Yu. and Ejiri, H. and Elliott, S. R. and Gilliss, T. and Giovanetti, G. K. and Green, M. P. and Gruszko, J. and Guinn, I. S. and Guiseppe, V. E. and Haufe, C. R. and Hehn, L. and Henning, R. and Hoppe, E. W. and Howe, M. A. and Konovalov, S. I. and Kouzes, R. T. and Lopez, A. M. and Martin, R. D. and Massarczyk, R. and Meijer, S. J. and Mertens, S. and Myslik, J. and O’Shaughnessy, C. and Othman, G. and Pettus, W. and Poon, A. W. P. and Radford, D. C. and Rager, J. and Reine, A. L. and Rielage, K. and Robertson, R. G. H. and Ruof, N. W. and Shanks, B. and Shirchenko, M. and Suriano, A. M. and Tedeschi, D. and Varner, R. L. and Vasilyev, S. and Vorren, K. and White, B. R. and Wilkerson, J. F. and Wiseman, C. and Xu, W. and Yakushev, E. and Yu, C. -H. and Yumatov, V. and Zhitnikov, I. and Zhu, B. X.},
abstractNote = {The Majorana Demonstrator is an ultralow-background experiment searching for neutrinoless double-beta decay in 76Ge. The heavily shielded array of germanium detectors, placed nearly a mile underground at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead, South Dakota, also allows searches for new exotic physics. Free, relativistic, lightly ionizing particles with an electrical charge less than e are forbidden by the standard model but predicted by some of its extensions. If such particles exist, they might be detected in the Majorana Demonstrator by searching for multiple-detector events with individual-detector energy depositions down to 1 keV. This search is background-free, and no candidate events have been found in 285 days of data taking. As a result, new direct-detection limits are set for the flux of lightly ionizing particles for charges as low as e/1000.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.211804},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = 21,
volume = 120,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {5}
}