The AMoRE project status
May 23, 2017
June 20, 2017
The AMoRE (Advanced Mo-based Rare process Experiment) project aims at observing the neutrinoless double beta decay in 100Mo exploiting the well established performances of low temperature detectors. Some compelling issues to achieve high experimental sensitivity in rare events physics experiments concern the requirements for an excellent energy resolution and for a strong background suppression, of which an important contribution is composed by alpha contaminants.
The AMoRE experiment uses CaMoO4 scintillating crystals read by MMCs (Metallic Magnetic Calorimeters) measuring both heat and light signals: the ratio between these provides indeed a powerful tool for particle identification. The performances of these detectors allow not only to discriminate alpha from beta/gamma events but also provide a good energy and time resolution which are characteristics of MMCs. These state-of-the-art performances combined with background suppression are key features in order to improve the experimental sensitivity of this class of experiments. In this contribution we present the status and prospective of the AMoRE pilot experiment, consisting of 1.5 kg of enriched CaMoO4 crystals, which is currently set in the 700 m deep underground laboratory of Y2L (South Korea).
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