PoS - Proceedings of Science
Volume 340 - The 39th International Conference on High Energy Physics (ICHEP2018) - Parallel: Neutrino Physics
Double beta decay search with CUPID-0: Results and Perspectives
L. Cardani,* O. Azzolini, M.T. Barrera, J.W. Beeman, F. Bellini, M. Beretta, M. Biassoni, C. Brofferio, C. Bucci, L. Canonica, S. Capelli, P. Carniti, N. Casali, L. Cassina, M. Clemenza, O. Cremonesi, A. Cruciani, A. D'Addabbo, I. Dafinei, S. Di Domizio, F. Ferroni, L. Gironi, A. Giuliani, P. Gorla, C. Gotti, G. Keppel, M. Martinez, S. Morganti, S. Nagorny, M. Nastasi, S. Nisi, C. Nones, D. Orlandi, L. Pagnanini, M. Pallavicini, V. Palmieri, L. Pattavina, M. Pavan, G. Pessina, V. Pettinacci, S. Pirro, S. Pozzi, E. Previtali, A. Puiu, C. Rusconi, K. Schaeffner, C. Tomei, M. Vignati, A. Zolotarova
*corresponding author
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Published on: August 02, 2019
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 few 10$^{−3}$ counts/keV/kg/y. Finally, we discuss the impact of these results on next generation projects.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.340.0472
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