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Title: Improved Limit on Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay in Te 130 with CUORE

Abstract

We report new results from the search for neutrinoless double-beta decay in $$^{130}$$Te with the CUORE detector. This search benefits from a four-fold increase in exposure, lower trigger thresholds and analysis improvements relative to our previous results. We observe a background of $$(1.38\pm0.07)\cdot10^{-2}$$ counts$/($keV$$\cdot$$kg$$\cdot$$yr$)$ in the $$0\nu\beta\beta$$ decay region of interest and, with a total exposure of 372.5 kg$$\cdot$$yr, we attain a median exclusion sensitivity of $$1.7\cdot10^{25}$$ yr. We find no evidence for $$0\nu\beta\beta$$ decay and set a $$90\%$$ CI Bayesian lower limit of $$3.2\cdot10^{25}$$ yr on the $$^{130}$$Te half-life for this process. In the hypothesis that $$0\nu\beta\beta$$ decay is mediated by light Majorana neutrinos, this results in an upper limit on the effective Majorana mass of 75-350 meV, depending on the nuclear matrix elements used.

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Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP); National Science Foundation (NSF)
Contributing Org.:
CUORE Collaboration
OSTI Identifier:
1597733
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1606591; OSTI ID: 1651189
Report Number(s):
LLNL-JRNL-813976
Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007; PRLTAO; ark:/13030/qt4hj72269
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231; NSF-PHY-0605119; NSF-PHY-0500337; NSF-PHY-0855314; NSF-PHY-0902171; NSF-PHY-0969852; NSF-PHY-1307204; NSF-PHY-1314881; NSF-PHY-1401832; NSF-PHY-1404205; AC52-07NA27344; SC0012654; SC0020423; FG02-08ER41551; FG03-00ER41138; 754496
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 124; Journal Issue: 12; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; Double beta decay; neutrinoless double beta decay; nuclear structure & decays; Baryon & lepton number symmetries

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Adams, D. Q., Alduino, C., Alfonso, K., Avignone, F. T., Azzolini, O., Bari, G., Bellini, F., Benato, G., Biassoni, M., Branca, A., Brofferio, C., Bucci, C., Caminata, A., Campani, A., Canonica, L., Cao, X. G., Capelli, S., Cappelli, L., Cardani, L., Carniti, P., Casali, N., Chiesa, D., Chott, N., Clemenza, M., Copello, S., Cosmelli, C., Cremonesi, O., Creswick, R. J., D’Addabbo, A., D’Aguanno, D., Dafinei, I., Davis, C. J., Dell’Oro, S., Di Domizio, S., Dompè, V., Fang, D. Q., Fantini, G., Faverzani, M., Ferri, E., Ferroni, F., Fiorini, E., Franceschi, M. A., Freedman, S. J., Fujikawa, B. K., Giachero, A., Gironi, L., Giuliani, A., Gorla, P., Gotti, C., Gutierrez, T. D., Han, K., Heeger, K. M., Huang, R. G., Huang, H. Z., Johnston, J., Keppel, G., Kolomensky, Yu. G., Ligi, C., Ma, Y. G., Ma, L., Marini, L., Maruyama, R. H., Mei, Y., Moggi, N., Morganti, S., Napolitano, T., Nastasi, M., Nikkel, J., Norman, E. B., Novati, V., Nucciotti, A., Nutini, I., O’Donnell, T., Ouellet, J. L., Pagliarone, C. E., Pagnanini, L., Pallavicini, M., Pattavina, L., Pavan, M., Pessina, G., Pettinacci, V., Pira, C., Pirro, S., Pozzi, S., Previtali, E., Puiu, A., Rosenfeld, C., Rusconi, C., Sakai, M., Sangiorgio, S., Schmidt, B., Scielzo, N. D., Sharma, V., Singh, V., Sisti, M., Speller, D., Surukuchi, P. T., Taffarello, L., Terranova, F., Tomei, C., Vignati, M., Wagaarachchi, S. L., Wang, B. S., Welliver, B., Wilson, J., Wilson, K., Winslow, L. A., Zanotti, L., Zimmermann, S., and Zucchelli, S. Improved Limit on Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay in Te130 with CUORE. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.124.122501.
Adams, D. Q., Alduino, C., Alfonso, K., Avignone, F. T., Azzolini, O., Bari, G., Bellini, F., Benato, G., Biassoni, M., Branca, A., Brofferio, C., Bucci, C., Caminata, A., Campani, A., Canonica, L., Cao, X. G., Capelli, S., Cappelli, L., Cardani, L., Carniti, P., Casali, N., Chiesa, D., Chott, N., Clemenza, M., Copello, S., Cosmelli, C., Cremonesi, O., Creswick, R. J., D’Addabbo, A., D’Aguanno, D., Dafinei, I., Davis, C. J., Dell’Oro, S., Di Domizio, S., Dompè, V., Fang, D. Q., Fantini, G., Faverzani, M., Ferri, E., Ferroni, F., Fiorini, E., Franceschi, M. A., Freedman, S. J., Fujikawa, B. K., Giachero, A., Gironi, L., Giuliani, A., Gorla, P., Gotti, C., Gutierrez, T. D., Han, K., Heeger, K. M., Huang, R. G., Huang, H. Z., Johnston, J., Keppel, G., Kolomensky, Yu. G., Ligi, C., Ma, Y. G., Ma, L., Marini, L., Maruyama, R. H., Mei, Y., Moggi, N., Morganti, S., Napolitano, T., Nastasi, M., Nikkel, J., Norman, E. B., Novati, V., Nucciotti, A., Nutini, I., O’Donnell, T., Ouellet, J. L., Pagliarone, C. E., Pagnanini, L., Pallavicini, M., Pattavina, L., Pavan, M., Pessina, G., Pettinacci, V., Pira, C., Pirro, S., Pozzi, S., Previtali, E., Puiu, A., Rosenfeld, C., Rusconi, C., Sakai, M., Sangiorgio, S., Schmidt, B., Scielzo, N. D., Sharma, V., Singh, V., Sisti, M., Speller, D., Surukuchi, P. T., Taffarello, L., Terranova, F., Tomei, C., Vignati, M., Wagaarachchi, S. L., Wang, B. S., Welliver, B., Wilson, J., Wilson, K., Winslow, L. A., Zanotti, L., Zimmermann, S., & Zucchelli, S. Improved Limit on Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay in Te130 with CUORE. United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.124.122501
Adams, D. Q., Alduino, C., Alfonso, K., Avignone, F. T., Azzolini, O., Bari, G., Bellini, F., Benato, G., Biassoni, M., Branca, A., Brofferio, C., Bucci, C., Caminata, A., Campani, A., Canonica, L., Cao, X. G., Capelli, S., Cappelli, L., Cardani, L., Carniti, P., Casali, N., Chiesa, D., Chott, N., Clemenza, M., Copello, S., Cosmelli, C., Cremonesi, O., Creswick, R. J., D’Addabbo, A., D’Aguanno, D., Dafinei, I., Davis, C. J., Dell’Oro, S., Di Domizio, S., Dompè, V., Fang, D. Q., Fantini, G., Faverzani, M., Ferri, E., Ferroni, F., Fiorini, E., Franceschi, M. A., Freedman, S. J., Fujikawa, B. K., Giachero, A., Gironi, L., Giuliani, A., Gorla, P., Gotti, C., Gutierrez, T. D., Han, K., Heeger, K. M., Huang, R. G., Huang, H. Z., Johnston, J., Keppel, G., Kolomensky, Yu. G., Ligi, C., Ma, Y. G., Ma, L., Marini, L., Maruyama, R. H., Mei, Y., Moggi, N., Morganti, S., Napolitano, T., Nastasi, M., Nikkel, J., Norman, E. B., Novati, V., Nucciotti, A., Nutini, I., O’Donnell, T., Ouellet, J. L., Pagliarone, C. E., Pagnanini, L., Pallavicini, M., Pattavina, L., Pavan, M., Pessina, G., Pettinacci, V., Pira, C., Pirro, S., Pozzi, S., Previtali, E., Puiu, A., Rosenfeld, C., Rusconi, C., Sakai, M., Sangiorgio, S., Schmidt, B., Scielzo, N. D., Sharma, V., Singh, V., Sisti, M., Speller, D., Surukuchi, P. T., Taffarello, L., Terranova, F., Tomei, C., Vignati, M., Wagaarachchi, S. L., Wang, B. S., Welliver, B., Wilson, J., Wilson, K., Winslow, L. A., Zanotti, L., Zimmermann, S., and Zucchelli, S. Thu . "Improved Limit on Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay in Te130 with CUORE". United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.124.122501. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1597733.
@article{osti_1597733,
title = {Improved Limit on Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay in Te130 with CUORE},
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abstractNote = {We report new results from the search for neutrinoless double-beta decay in $^{130}$Te with the CUORE detector. This search benefits from a four-fold increase in exposure, lower trigger thresholds and analysis improvements relative to our previous results. We observe a background of $(1.38\pm0.07)\cdot10^{-2}$ counts$/($keV$\cdot$kg$\cdot$yr$)$ in the $0\nu\beta\beta$ decay region of interest and, with a total exposure of 372.5 kg$\cdot$yr, we attain a median exclusion sensitivity of $1.7\cdot10^{25}$ yr. We find no evidence for $0\nu\beta\beta$ decay and set a $90\%$ CI Bayesian lower limit of $3.2\cdot10^{25}$ yr on the $^{130}$Te half-life for this process. In the hypothesis that $0\nu\beta\beta$ decay is mediated by light Majorana neutrinos, this results in an upper limit on the effective Majorana mass of 75-350 meV, depending on the nuclear matrix elements used.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.124.122501},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = 12,
volume = 124,
place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {3}
}

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