17-24 July 2013
KTH and Stockholm University Campus
Europe/Stockholm timezone

Status of the CUORE program in neutrinoless double beta decay

20 Jul 2013, 10:00
15m
E2 (KTH Campus)

E2

KTH Campus

Talk presentation Neutrino Physics Neutrino Physics

Speaker

Thomas Banks (UC Berkeley)

Description

The Cryogenic Underground Observatory for Rare Events (CUORE) is an upcoming experiment whose primary goal is to search for neutrinoless double beta decay (0nuBB) in Te-130. The detector will consist of 988 TeO2 crystal bolometers arranged into 19 towers and cooled to 10 mK inside a custom-built cryostat at the underground Gran Sasso National Laboratory (LNGS), Italy, which provides the low-background environment necessary for high-sensitivity searches of this kind. The first tower produced by the CUORE detector assembly line, CUORE-0, is currently taking data in an existing cryostat at LNGS while the 19 CUORE towers and the new experimental facility are being prepared. I will review the basics of the bolometric technique and the physics goals and status of CUORE-0 and CUORE.

Primary author

Thomas Banks (UC Berkeley)

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