The CUORICINO and CUORE neutrinoless double beta decay experiments

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Abstract

CUORICINO and CUORE are closely affiliated cryogenic bolometer experiments designed to search for neutrinoless double beta (0νββ) decay in 130Te. Both experiments are carried out underground at the Gran Sasso National Laboratory, Italy, in order to achieve the extremely low backgrounds necessary for high-sensitivity searches of their kind. CUORICINO ran from 2003-2008 and served as a prototype for the upcoming CUORE detector, which will be 20 times larger. This article describes: the basics of 0?ββ decay; CUORICINO and its recent final result, which has set the most stringent limit to date on 0νββ decay in 130Te; and the physics goals and status of CUORE, which is currently under construction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCosmic Rays for Particle and Astroparticle Physics - Proceedings of the 12th ICATPP Conference
Pages107-112
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event12th International Conference on Advanced Technology and Particle Physics, ICATPP 2010 - Como, Italy
Duration: Oct 7 2010Oct 8 2010

Publication series

NameCosmic Rays for Particle and Astroparticle Physics - Proceedings of the 12th ICATPP Conference

Conference

Conference12th International Conference on Advanced Technology and Particle Physics, ICATPP 2010
CountryItaly
CityComo
Period10/7/1010/8/10

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Keywords

  • Te
  • Cryogenic bolometers
  • Neutrinoless double beta decay

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Banks, T. I. (2011). The CUORICINO and CUORE neutrinoless double beta decay experiments. In Cosmic Rays for Particle and Astroparticle Physics - Proceedings of the 12th ICATPP Conference (pp. 107-112). (Cosmic Rays for Particle and Astroparticle Physics - Proceedings of the 12th ICATPP Conference).