The proposed Majorana 76 Ge double-beta decay experiment

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The proposed Majorana experiment is based on an array of segmented intrinsic Ge detectors with a total mass of 500 kg of Ge isotopically enriched to 86% in 76Ge. Background reduction will be accomplished by: material selection, detector segmentation, pulse shape analysis, electro-formation of copper parts, and granularity of detector spacing. The predicted experimental sensitivity for measurement of the neutrinoless double-beta decay mode of 76Ge, over a data acquisition period of 5000 kg·y, is T1/20ν ∼ 4×1027y. © 2004 Published by Elsevier B.V.

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Cited Authors

  • Aalseth, CE; Anderson, D; Arthur, R; Avignone, FT; Baktash, C; Ball, T; Barabash, AS; Bertrand, F; Brodzinski, RL; Brudanin, V; Bugg, W; Champagne, AE; Chan, YD; Cianciolo, TV; Collar, JI; Creswick, RW; Descovich, M; Di Marco, M; Doe, PJ; Dunham, G; Efremenko, Y; Egerov, V; Ejiri, H; Elliott, SR; Emanuel, A; Fallon, P; Farach, HA; Gaitskell, RJ; Gehman, V; Grzywacz, R; Hallin, A; Hazma, R; Henning, R; Hime, A; Hossbach, T; Jordan, D; Kazkaz, K; Kephart, J; King, GS; Kochetov, O; Konovalov, S; Kouzes, RT; Lesko, KT; Luke, P; Luzum, M; Macchiavelli, AO; McDonald, A; Mei, D; Miley, HS; Mills, GB; Mokhtarani, A; Nomachi, M; Orrell, JL; Palms, JM; Poon, AWP; Radford, DC; Reeves, JH; Robertson, RGH; Runkle, R; Rykaczewski, K; Saburov, K; Sandukovsky, Y; Sonnenschein, A; Tornow, W; Tull, C; van de Water, RG; Vanushin, I; Vetter, K; Warner, RA; Wilkerson, JF; Wouters, JM; Young, AR; Yumatov, V

Published Date

  • January 1, 2005

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Volume / Issue

  • 138 / 1-3

Start / End Page

  • 217 - 220

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0920-5632

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.nuclphysbps.2004.11.052

Citation Source

  • Scopus