May 23 – 27, 2017
Seoul
Asia/Seoul timezone

Background mitigation techniques and projections for the CUORE experiment

May 25, 2017, 5:30 PM
20m
Seoul

Seoul

Oral Session 6

Speaker

Dr Giovanni Benato (University of California Berkeley)

Description

The Cryogenic Underground Observatory for Rare Events (CUORE) will search for the neutrinoless double-beta ($0\nu\beta\beta$) decay of $^{130}$Te using a 19 tower array of 988 high-resolution TeO$_{2}$ bolometers. The goal of CUORE is to reach a $2\times10^{26}$ year 1-sigma sensitivity on the $^{130}$Te $0\nu\beta\beta$ decay half-life, which CUORE can achieve if the background index is the order of $10^{-2}$ counts$\cdot$keV$^{-1}\cdot$kg$^{-1}\cdot$y$^{-1}$ or less. We will discuss the status of the CUORE experiment, in particular, the background mitigation techniques employed by CUORE. We will also present the results from CUORE-0, a single-tower array of 52 bolometers that ran from 2013 to 2015 at LNGS and was used to validate these background mitigation techniques.

Primary author

Dr Giovanni Benato (University of California Berkeley)

Presentation materials