A 334 g TeO2 crystal has been operated at a temperature of around 10 mK for more than one year in a low intrinsic radioactivity dilution refrigerator installed in the Gran Sasso Underground Laboratory. From the spectrum collected in 9234 h of effective running time we improve our limit on neutrinoless double beta decay of 130Te by an order of magnitude with respect to our previous experiment. It is the most stringent on this nucleus and excludes a large contribution of the neutrinoless mode to the rate of double beta decay found in geochemical experiments. Upper limits on the effective neutrino mass and on the contributions of right banded currents are given. © 1994.

Alessandrello, A., Brofferio, C., Camin, D., Cremonesi, O., Fiorini, E., Garcia, E., et al. (1994). A new search for neutrinoless ββ decay with a thermal detector. PHYSICS LETTERS. SECTION B, 335(3-4), 519-525 [10.1016/0370-2693(94)90388-3].

A new search for neutrinoless ββ decay with a thermal detector

Brofferio C.;Cremonesi O.;Fiorini E.;Nucciotti A.;Pavan M.;Pessina G.;Previtali E.;Zanotti L.
1994

Abstract

A 334 g TeO2 crystal has been operated at a temperature of around 10 mK for more than one year in a low intrinsic radioactivity dilution refrigerator installed in the Gran Sasso Underground Laboratory. From the spectrum collected in 9234 h of effective running time we improve our limit on neutrinoless double beta decay of 130Te by an order of magnitude with respect to our previous experiment. It is the most stringent on this nucleus and excludes a large contribution of the neutrinoless mode to the rate of double beta decay found in geochemical experiments. Upper limits on the effective neutrino mass and on the contributions of right banded currents are given. © 1994.
Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico
Double Beta Decay, neutrino, Majorana, cryogenic detectors
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Alessandrello, A., Brofferio, C., Camin, D., Cremonesi, O., Fiorini, E., Garcia, E., et al. (1994). A new search for neutrinoless ββ decay with a thermal detector. PHYSICS LETTERS. SECTION B, 335(3-4), 519-525 [10.1016/0370-2693(94)90388-3].
Alessandrello, A; Brofferio, C; Camin, D; Cremonesi, O; Fiorini, E; Garcia, E; Giuliani, A; de Marcillac, P; Nucciotti, A; Pavan, M; Pessina, G; Previtali, E; Zanotti, L
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