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Title: R and D of crystal scintillators from enriched isotopes for high sensitivity double β decay experiments

Experiments to search for neutrinoless double beta decay enters to a new phase when a sensitivity on the level of T{sub 1/2}∼10{sup 26}−10{sup 28} yr is required. Scintillating low temperature detectors possess important properties required for high-sensitivity double beta decay experiments: presence of elements of interest, high energy resolution and detection efficiency, low level of background thanks to excellent particle discrimination ability. High concentration of isotope of interest and as low as possible radioactive contamination are important requirements to crystal scintillators. Other crucial issues are maximal output of detectors and minimal loss of enriched materials. Prospects of several scintillation materials, enriched in isotopes promising for double beta decay experiments, are discussed.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Institute for Nuclear Research, Kyiv (Ukraine)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22262668
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1572; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: MEDEX '13: Workshop on calculation of double-beta-decay materx elements, Prague (Czech Republic), 11-14 Jun 2013; Other Information: (c) 2013 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; CONTAMINATION; CRYSTALS; DETECTION; DOUBLE BETA DECAY; EFFICIENCY; ENERGY RESOLUTION; INDIUM ISOTOPES; PARTICLE DISCRIMINATION; PHOSPHORS; SCINTILLATIONS; SENSITIVITY; TEMPERATURE RANGE 0065-0273 K