Further developments in the CUORICINO experiment
NOTE: At the time of publication, the author Thomas Gutierrez was not yet affiliated with Cal Poly.
We report the present results of the CUORICINO experiment, a cryogenic experiment on neutrinoless Double Beta Decay (DBD) of n130Te consisting of an array of 62 TeOn2 crystals with a total active mass of 40.7 kg. The array is framed inside a dilution refrigerator, heavily shielded against environmental radioactivity and high-energy neutrons, and it is operated at a temperature of 8mK in the Gran Sasso Underground Laboratory. After several improvements the live time of the experiment is near 75%.
S. Pirro, C. Arnaboldi, D. R. Artusa, F. T. Avignone III, M. Balata, I. Bandac, M. Barrucci, J. W. Beeman, F. Bellini, C. Brofferio, C. Bucci, S. Capelli, F. Capozzi, L. Carbone, S. Cebrian, M. Clemenza, O. Cremonesi, R. J. Creswick, A. de Waard, M. Dolinski, H. A. Farach, E. Fiorini, G. Frossati, E. Guardincerri, A. Giuliani, P. Gorla, T. D. Gutierrez, E. E. Haller, R. Maruyama, S. Nisi, C. Nones, E. B. Norman, A. Nucciotti, E. Olivieri, M. Pallavicini, V. Palmieri, E. Pasca, M. Pavan, M. Pedretti, G. Pessina, E. Previtali, B. Quiter, L. Risegari, C. Rosenfeld, S. Sangiorgio, M. Sisti, A. R. Smith, L. Torres, and G. Ventura. "Further developments in the CUORICINO experiment" Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A 559 (2006): 352-354.
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