23-27 May 2017
Asia/Seoul timezone
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Contribution Oral


Background mitigation techniques and projections for the CUORE experiment


  • Dr. Giovanni BENATO

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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.