CUORE is a 1 ton scale cryogenic experiment aiming at the measurement of the Majorana mass of the electron neutrino. The detector is an array of 988 TeO2 bolometers used for a calorimetric detection of the two electrons emitted in the β β (0 ν) of 130Te. The sensitivity of the experiment to the lowest Majorana mass is determined by the rate of background events that can mimic a β β (0 ν). In this paper, we investigate the contribution of external sources i.e. environmental gammas, neutrons and cosmic ray muons to the CUORE background and show that the shielding setup designed for CUORE guarantees a reduction of this external background down to a level <10-2 counts/kg keV yr at the Q-value, as required by the physical goal of the experiment. © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Bellini, F., Bucci, C., Capelli, S., Cremonesi, O., Gironi, L., Martinez, M., et al. (2010). Monte Carlo evaluation of the external gamma, neutron and muon induced background sources in the CUORE experiment. ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS, 33(3), 169-174 [10.1016/j.astropartphys.2010.01.004].

Monte Carlo evaluation of the external gamma, neutron and muon induced background sources in the CUORE experiment

CAPELLI, SILVIA
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CREMONESI, OLIVIERO;GIRONI, LUCA;PAVAN, MAURA;
2010

Abstract

CUORE is a 1 ton scale cryogenic experiment aiming at the measurement of the Majorana mass of the electron neutrino. The detector is an array of 988 TeO2 bolometers used for a calorimetric detection of the two electrons emitted in the β β (0 ν) of 130Te. The sensitivity of the experiment to the lowest Majorana mass is determined by the rate of background events that can mimic a β β (0 ν). In this paper, we investigate the contribution of external sources i.e. environmental gammas, neutrons and cosmic ray muons to the CUORE background and show that the shielding setup designed for CUORE guarantees a reduction of this external background down to a level <10-2 counts/kg keV yr at the Q-value, as required by the physical goal of the experiment. © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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Cosmic ray background; CUORE; Neutrinoless double beta decay;
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Bellini, F., Bucci, C., Capelli, S., Cremonesi, O., Gironi, L., Martinez, M., et al. (2010). Monte Carlo evaluation of the external gamma, neutron and muon induced background sources in the CUORE experiment. ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS, 33(3), 169-174 [10.1016/j.astropartphys.2010.01.004].
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