To better understand the contribution of cosmic ray muons to the CUORICINO background, 10 plastic scintillator detectors were installed at the CUORICINO site and operated during the final 3 months of the experiment. From these measurements, an upper limit of 0.0021 counts/(keV kg yr) (95% CL) was obtained on the cosmic ray-induced background in the neutrinoless double beta decay region of interest. The measurements were also compared to GEANT4 simulations.

Andreotti, E., Arnaboldi, C., Avignone III, F., Balata, M., Bandac, I., Barucci, M., et al. (2010). Muon-induced backgrounds in the CUORICINO experiment. ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS, 34(1), 18-24 [10.1016/j.astropartphys.2010.04.004].

Muon-induced backgrounds in the CUORICINO experiment

BROFFERIO, CHIARA;CAPELLI, SILVIA;CARRETTONI, MARCO ANDREA;CLEMENZA, MASSIMILIANO;Cremonesi, O;FERRI, ELENA;FIORINI, ETTORE;GIACHERO, ANDREA;GIRONI, LUCA;MAIANO, CECILIA GIOVANNA;NUCCIOTTI, ANGELO ENRICO LODOVICO;PATTAVINA, LUCA MARIA;PAVAN, MAURA;Previtali, E;SISTI, MONICA;
2010

Abstract

To better understand the contribution of cosmic ray muons to the CUORICINO background, 10 plastic scintillator detectors were installed at the CUORICINO site and operated during the final 3 months of the experiment. From these measurements, an upper limit of 0.0021 counts/(keV kg yr) (95% CL) was obtained on the cosmic ray-induced background in the neutrinoless double beta decay region of interest. The measurements were also compared to GEANT4 simulations.
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Cosmic rays; CUORICINO; Double beta decay; Muons; Neutrinos;
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Andreotti, E., Arnaboldi, C., Avignone III, F., Balata, M., Bandac, I., Barucci, M., et al. (2010). Muon-induced backgrounds in the CUORICINO experiment. ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS, 34(1), 18-24 [10.1016/j.astropartphys.2010.04.004].
Andreotti, E; Arnaboldi, C; Avignone III, F; Balata, M; Bandac, I; Barucci, M; Beeman, J; Bellini, F; Bloxham, T; Brofferio, C; Bryant, A; Bucci, C; Canonica, L; Capelli, S; Carbone, L; Carrettoni, M; Clemenza, M; Cremonesi, O; Creswick, R; Di Domizio, S; Dolinski, M; Ejzak, L; Faccini, R; Farach, H; Ferri, E; Ferroni, F; Fiorini, E; Foggetta, L; Giachero, A; Gironi, L; Giuliani, A; Gorla, P; Guardincerri, E; Gutierrez, T; Haller, E; Kadel, K; Kazkaz, K; Kogler, L; Kolomensky, Y; Kraft, S; Maiano, C; Martinez, C; Martinez, M; Maruyama, R; Mizouni, L; Morganti, S; Nisi, S; Nones, C; Norman, E; Nucciotti, A; Orio, F; Pallavicini, M; Palmieri, E; Pattavina, L; Pavan, M; Pedretti, M; Pessina, G; Pirro, S; Previtali, E; Risegari, L; Rosenfeld, C; Rusconi, C; Salvioni, C; Sangiorgio, S; Schaeffer, D; Scielzo, N; Sisti, M; Smith, A; Tomei, C; Ventura, G; Vignati, M
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