Status and results from the CUORE experiment
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© 2020 World Scientific Publishing Company. The Cryogenic Underground Observatory for Rare Events (CUORE) is a tonne-scale cryogenic experiment located at the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso that exploits bolometric technique to search for neutrinoless double beta decay (0νββ) of 130Te. The detector consists of a segmented array of 988 natural TeO2 cubic crystals arranged in a cylindrical compact structure of 19 towers. The detector construction was completed in August 2016 and data taking started in Spring 2017. In this work, we present a brief description of the bolometric technique for rare events search and the CUORE detector, then we concentrate on the data analysis results. In this respect, we focus on the procedure for data processing and on the first 0νββ results we obtained from a total TeO2 exposure of 86.3kg yr. Next, we illustrate the main background sources and the CUORE background model, from which we obtain the most precise measurement of 130Te 2νββ half-life to date. Finally, we discuss the improvements achieved with 2018 and 2019 detector optimization campaigns and the current perspectives of our experiment.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics
International Journal of Modern Physics A [Particles and Fields; Gravitation; Cosmology; Nuclear Physics]
World Scientific Pub Co Pte Lt
Winslow, Lindley. 2020. "Status and results from the CUORE experiment." International Journal of Modern Physics A [Particles and Fields; Gravitation; Cosmology; Nuclear Physics], 35 (36).
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