Jul 4 – 11, 2018
Asia/Seoul timezone

Double beta decay search with CUPID-0: results and perspectives

Jul 7, 2018, 9:45 AM
103 (COEX, Seoul)


COEX, Seoul

Parallel Neutrino Physics Neutrino Physics


Laura Cardani (INFN - National Institute for Nuclear Physics)


CUPID-0 is the first large mass experiment based on cryogenic calorimeters (bolometers) that implements the dual read-out of light and heat for background rejection. The detector, consisting of 24 enriched Zn$^{82}$Se crystals (5.28 kg of $^{82}$Se), is taking data in the underground LNGS (Italy) from March 2017.
In this contribution we present the analysis that allowed to set the most stringent limit on the half-life of neutrino-less double beta decay of $^{82}$Se.
We prove that the particle identification, enabled by the simultaneous read-out of heat and light, provides an unprecedented background level for cryogenic calorimeters of 3$\times$10$^{-3}$ counts/keV/kg/y.
Finally, we discuss the impact of these results on next generation projects.

Primary author

Laura Cardani (INFN - National Institute for Nuclear Physics)

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