Double-beta decay of 130Te to the first 0 + excited state of 130Xe with CUORE-0

C. Alduino, K. Alfonso, D. R. Artusa, F. T. Avignone III, O. Azzolini, T. I. Banks, G. Bari, J. W. Beeman, F. Bellini, A. Bersani, M. Biassoni, C. Brofferio, C. Bucci, A. Camacho, A. Caminata, L. Canonica, X. G. Cao, S. Capelli, L. Cappelli, L. CarboneL. Cardani, P. Carniti, N. Casali, L. Cassina, D. Chiesa, N. Chott, M. Clemenza, S. Copello, C. Cosmelli, O. Cremonesi, R. J. Creswick, J. S. Cushman, A. D’Addabbo, I. Dafinei, C. J. Davis, S. Dell’Oro, M. M. Deninno, S. Di Domizio, M. L.Di Vacri, A. Drobizhev, D. Q. Fang, M. Faverzani, J. Feintzeig, G. Fernandes, E. Ferri, F. Ferroni, E. Fiorini, M. A. Franceschi, S. J. Freedman, B. K. Fujikawa, A. Giachero, L. Gironi, A. Giuliani, L. Gladstone, P. Gorla, C. Gotti, T. D. Gutierrez, E. E. Haller, K. Han, E. Hansen, K. M. Heeger, R. Hennings-Yeomans, K. P. Hickerson, H. Z. Huang, R. Kadel, G. Keppel, Yu G. Kolomensky, A. Leder, C. Ligi, K. E. Lim, X. Liu, Y. G. Ma, M. Maino, L. Marini, M. Martinez, R. H. Maruyama, Y. Mei, N. Moggi, S. Morganti, P. J. Mosteiro, T. Napolitano, C. Nones, E. B. Norman, A. Nucciotti, T. O’Donnell, F. Orio, J. L. Ouellet, C. E. Pagliarone, M. Pallavicini, V. Palmieri, L. Pattavina, M. Pavan, G. Pessina, V. Pettinacci, G. Piperno, C. Pira, S. Pirro, S. Pozzi, E. Previtali, C. Rosenfeld, C. Rusconi, S. Sangiorgio, D. Santone, N. D. Scielzo, V. Singh, M. Sisti, A. R. Smith, L. Taffarello, M. Tenconi, F. Terranova, C. Tomei, S. Trentalange, M. Vignati, S. L. Wagaarachchi, B. S. Wang, H. W. Wang, J. Wilson, L. A. Winslow, T. Wise, A. Woodcraft, L. Zanotti, G. Q. Zhang, B. X. Zhu, S. Zimmermann, S. Zucchelli

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Abstract

We report on a search for double beta decay of 130Te to the first 0 + excited state of 130Xe using a 9.8kg·yr exposure of 130Te collected with the CUORE-0 experiment. In this work we exploit different topologies of coincident events to search for both the neutrinoless and two-neutrino double beta decay modes. We find no evidence for either mode and place lower bounds on the half-lives: T01+0ν>7.9·1023yr and T01+2ν>2.4·1023yr (90%CL). Combining our results with those obtained by the CUORICINO experiment, we achieve the most stringent constraints available for these processes: T01+0ν>1.4·1024yr and T01+2ν>2.5·1023yr (90%CL).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number795
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Volume79
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2019
Externally publishedYes

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  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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Alduino, C., Alfonso, K., Artusa, D. R., Avignone III, F. T., Azzolini, O., Banks, T. I., ... Zucchelli, S. (2019). Double-beta decay of 130Te to the first 0 + excited state of 130Xe with CUORE-0. European Physical Journal C, 79(9), [795]. https://doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s10052-019-7275-5