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Title: Search for trinucleon decay in the Majorana Demonstrator

Abstract

The MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR is an ultra-low-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. We present the first limits for trinucleon decay-specific modes and invisible decay modes for Ge isotopes. We find a half-life limit of 4.9×10 25 yr for the decay 76Ge(ppn)→ 73Zn e +π + and 4.7×10 25 yr for the decay 76Ge(ppp)→73Cu e +π +π +. The half-life limit for the invisible triproton decay mode of 76Ge was found to be 7.5×10 24 yr.

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Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (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 Org.:
Majorana Collaboration
OSTI Identifier:
1506727
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1507839; OSTI ID: 1511254
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-18-31257
Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010; PRVDAQ
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725; AC02-05CH11231; AC05-76RL0130; AC52-06NA25396; FG02-97ER41020; FG02-97ER41033; FG02-97ER41041; SC0010254; SC0012612; SC0014445; SC0018060; 89233218CNA000001
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review D
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 99; Journal Issue: 7; Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; Atomic, Nuclear and Particle Physics

Citation Formats

Alvis, S. I., Arnquist, I. J., Avignone, F. T., Barabash, A. S., Barton, C. J., Basu, V., Bertrand, F. E., Bos, B., Brudanin, V., Busch, M., Buuck, M., Caldwell, T. S., Chan, Y-D., Christofferson, C. D., Chu, P. -H., Cuesta, C., Detwiler, J. A., 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., Hegedus, R. J., Hehn, L., Henning, R., Hervas Aguilar, D., Hoppe, E. W., Howe, M. A., Keeter, K. J., Kidd, M. F., Konovalov, S. I., Kouzes, R. T., Lopez, A. M., Martin, R. D., Massarczyk, R., Meijer, S. J., Mertens, S., Myslik, J., Othman, G., Pettus, W., Piliounis, A., Poon, A. W. P., Radford, D. C., Rager, J., Reine, A. L., Rielage, K., Ruof, N. W., Shanks, B., Shirchenko, M., Tedeschi, D., Varner, R. L., Vasilyev, S., White, B. R., Wilkerson, J. F., Wiseman, C., Xu, W., Yakushev, E., Yu, C. -H., Yumatov, V., Zhitnikov, I., and Zhu, B. X. Search for trinucleon decay in the Majorana Demonstrator. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.99.072004.
Alvis, S. I., Arnquist, I. J., Avignone, F. T., Barabash, A. S., Barton, C. J., Basu, V., Bertrand, F. E., Bos, B., Brudanin, V., Busch, M., Buuck, M., Caldwell, T. S., Chan, Y-D., Christofferson, C. D., Chu, P. -H., Cuesta, C., Detwiler, J. A., 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., Hegedus, R. J., Hehn, L., Henning, R., Hervas Aguilar, D., Hoppe, E. W., Howe, M. A., Keeter, K. J., Kidd, M. F., Konovalov, S. I., Kouzes, R. T., Lopez, A. M., Martin, R. D., Massarczyk, R., Meijer, S. J., Mertens, S., Myslik, J., Othman, G., Pettus, W., Piliounis, A., Poon, A. W. P., Radford, D. C., Rager, J., Reine, A. L., Rielage, K., Ruof, N. W., Shanks, B., Shirchenko, M., Tedeschi, D., Varner, R. L., Vasilyev, S., White, B. R., Wilkerson, J. F., Wiseman, C., Xu, W., Yakushev, E., Yu, C. -H., Yumatov, V., Zhitnikov, I., & Zhu, B. X. Search for trinucleon decay in the Majorana Demonstrator. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.99.072004.
Alvis, S. I., Arnquist, I. J., Avignone, F. T., Barabash, A. S., Barton, C. J., Basu, V., Bertrand, F. E., Bos, B., Brudanin, V., Busch, M., Buuck, M., Caldwell, T. S., Chan, Y-D., Christofferson, C. D., Chu, P. -H., Cuesta, C., Detwiler, J. A., 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., Hegedus, R. J., Hehn, L., Henning, R., Hervas Aguilar, D., Hoppe, E. W., Howe, M. A., Keeter, K. J., Kidd, M. F., Konovalov, S. I., Kouzes, R. T., Lopez, A. M., Martin, R. D., Massarczyk, R., Meijer, S. J., Mertens, S., Myslik, J., Othman, G., Pettus, W., Piliounis, A., Poon, A. W. P., Radford, D. C., Rager, J., Reine, A. L., Rielage, K., Ruof, N. W., Shanks, B., Shirchenko, M., Tedeschi, D., Varner, R. L., Vasilyev, S., White, B. R., Wilkerson, J. F., Wiseman, C., Xu, W., Yakushev, E., Yu, C. -H., Yumatov, V., Zhitnikov, I., and Zhu, B. X. Fri . "Search for trinucleon decay in the Majorana Demonstrator". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.99.072004.
@article{osti_1506727,
title = {Search for trinucleon decay in the Majorana Demonstrator},
author = {Alvis, S. I. and Arnquist, I. J. and Avignone, F. T. and Barabash, A. S. and Barton, C. J. and Basu, V. and Bertrand, F. E. and Bos, B. 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 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 Hegedus, R. J. and Hehn, L. and Henning, R. and Hervas Aguilar, D. and Hoppe, E. W. and Howe, M. A. and Keeter, K. J. and Kidd, M. F. 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 Othman, G. and Pettus, W. and Piliounis, A. and Poon, A. W. P. and Radford, D. C. and Rager, J. and Reine, A. L. and Rielage, K. and Ruof, N. W. and Shanks, B. and Shirchenko, M. and Tedeschi, D. and Varner, R. L. and Vasilyev, S. 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 ultra-low-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. We present the first limits for trinucleon decay-specific modes and invisible decay modes for Ge isotopes. We find a half-life limit of 4.9×1025 yr for the decay 76Ge(ppn)→73Zn e+π+ and 4.7×1025 yr for the decay 76Ge(ppp)→73Cu e+π+π+. The half-life limit for the invisible triproton decay mode of 76Ge was found to be 7.5×1024 yr.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevD.99.072004},
journal = {Physical Review D},
number = 7,
volume = 99,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {4}
}

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DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.99.072004

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