Cryogenic calorimeters are currently used by experiments searching for neutrino-less double beta decay (0νββ). The sensitivity of these experiments is limited by the background coming from α radioactive contaminations. This background can be rejected exploiting the simultaneous readout of light and heat in scintillating cryogenic calorimeters, because both the amplitude and the time development of the light signal depend on the nature of the particle interacting within. In this paper we present the CUPID-0 detector which represents the first demonstrator of this technique. Exploiting an array of 26 Zn82Se scintillating crystals operated as calorimeters and monitored by 31 cryogenic light detectors, CUPID-0 demonstrated the capability to completely reject the α background, paving the way for a next generation experiment searching for 0νββ.

Casali, N., Azzolini, O., Barrera, M., Beeman, J., Bellini, F., Beretta, M., et al. (2018). CupiD-0: Cryogenic calorimeters with light and heat read-out for 0νββ searches. In Proceedings of Science. Sissa Medialab Srl.

CupiD-0: Cryogenic calorimeters with light and heat read-out for 0νββ searches

Beretta M.;Biassoni M.;Brofferio C.;Capelli S.;Carniti P.;Cassina L.;Clemenza M.;Cremonesi O.;Gironi L.;Gotti C.;Nastasi M.;Pagnanini L.;Pavan M.;Pessina G.;Pozzi S.;Previtali E.;Puiu A.;
2018

Abstract

Cryogenic calorimeters are currently used by experiments searching for neutrino-less double beta decay (0νββ). The sensitivity of these experiments is limited by the background coming from α radioactive contaminations. This background can be rejected exploiting the simultaneous readout of light and heat in scintillating cryogenic calorimeters, because both the amplitude and the time development of the light signal depend on the nature of the particle interacting within. In this paper we present the CUPID-0 detector which represents the first demonstrator of this technique. Exploiting an array of 26 Zn82Se scintillating crystals operated as calorimeters and monitored by 31 cryogenic light detectors, CUPID-0 demonstrated the capability to completely reject the α background, paving the way for a next generation experiment searching for 0νββ.
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Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay, scintillating bolometers
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Neutrino Oscillation Workshop, NOW 2018
Casali, N., Azzolini, O., Barrera, M., Beeman, J., Bellini, F., Beretta, M., et al. (2018). CupiD-0: Cryogenic calorimeters with light and heat read-out for 0νββ searches. In Proceedings of Science. Sissa Medialab Srl.
Casali, N; Azzolini, O; Barrera, M; Beeman, J; Bellini, F; Beretta, M; Biassoni, M; Brofferio, C; Bucci, C; Canonica, L; Capelli, S; Cardani, L; Carniti, P; Cassina, L; Clemenza, M; Cremonesi, O; Cruciani, A; D'Addabbo, A; Dafinei, I; Di Domizio, S; Ferroni, F; Gironi, L; Giuliani, A; Gorla, P; Gotti, C; Keppel, G; Martinez, M; Morganti, S; Nagorny, S; Nastasi, M; Nisi, S; Nones, C; Orlandi, D; Pagnanini, L; Pallavicini, M; Palmieri, V; Pattavina, L; Pavan, M; Pessina, G; Pettinacci, V; Pirro, S; Pozzi, S; Previtali, E; Puiu, A; Rusconi, C; Schaffner, K; Tomei, C; Vignati, M; Zolotarova, A
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