We report new results from the search for neutrinoless double-beta decay in 130 Te with the CUORE detector. This search benefits from a fourfold increase in exposure, lower trigger thresholds, and analysis improvements relative to our previous results. We observe a background of ( 1.38 ± 0.07 ) × 10^−2 counts / ( keV kg yr ) ) in the 0νββ decay region of interest and, with a total exposure of 372.5 kg yr, we attain a median exclusion sensitivity of 1.7 × 10^25 yr . We find no evidence for 0νββ decay and set a 90% credibility interval Bayesian lower limit of 3.2 × 10^25 yr on the 130 Te half-life for this process. In the hypothesis that 0νββ decay is mediated by light Majorana neutrinos, this results in an upper limit on the effective Majorana mass of 75–350 meV, depending on the nuclear matrix elements used.

Adams, D., Alduino, C., Alfonso, K., Avignone, F., Azzolini, O., Bari, G., et al. (2020). Improved Limit on Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay in Te 130 with CUORE. PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, 124(12) [10.1103/PhysRevLett.124.122501].

Improved Limit on Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay in Te 130 with CUORE

Biassoni, M.;Branca, A.;Brofferio, C.;Canonica, L.;Capelli, S.;Carniti, P.;Chiesa, D.;Clemenza, M.;Cremonesi, O.;Dell’Oro, S.;Faverzani, M.;Ferri, E.;Fiorini, E.;Giachero, A.;Gironi, L.;Gorla, P.;Gotti, C.;Nastasi, M.;Nones, C.;Nucciotti, A.;Nutini, I.;Pagnanini, L.;Pattavina, L.;Pavan, M.;Pessina, G.;Pozzi, S.;Previtali, E.;Puiu, A.;Sisti, M.;Terranova, F.;Zanotti, L.;
2020

Abstract

We report new results from the search for neutrinoless double-beta decay in 130 Te with the CUORE detector. This search benefits from a fourfold increase in exposure, lower trigger thresholds, and analysis improvements relative to our previous results. We observe a background of ( 1.38 ± 0.07 ) × 10^−2 counts / ( keV kg yr ) ) in the 0νββ decay region of interest and, with a total exposure of 372.5 kg yr, we attain a median exclusion sensitivity of 1.7 × 10^25 yr . We find no evidence for 0νββ decay and set a 90% credibility interval Bayesian lower limit of 3.2 × 10^25 yr on the 130 Te half-life for this process. In the hypothesis that 0νββ decay is mediated by light Majorana neutrinos, this results in an upper limit on the effective Majorana mass of 75–350 meV, depending on the nuclear matrix elements used.
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Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay, neutrino, cryogenics detector
English
2020
124
12
122501
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Adams, D., Alduino, C., Alfonso, K., Avignone, F., Azzolini, O., Bari, G., et al. (2020). Improved Limit on Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay in Te 130 with CUORE. PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, 124(12) [10.1103/PhysRevLett.124.122501].
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