PoS - Proceedings of Science
Volume 390 - 40th International Conference on High Energy physics (ICHEP2020) - Parallel: Neutrino Physics
Double beta decay results from the CUPID-0 experiment
D. Chiesa,* O. Azzolini, J.W. Beeman, F. Bellini, M. Beretta, M. Biassoni, C. Brofferio, C. Bucci, S. Capelli, L. Cardani, E. Celi, P. Carniti, N. Casali, 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. Nagorny, M. Nastasi, S. Nisi, C. Nones, D. Orlandi, L. Pagnanini, M. Pallavicini, L. Pattavina, M. Pavan, G. Pessina, V. Pettinacci, S. Pirro, S. Pozzi, E. Previtali, A. Puiu, C. Rusconi, K. Schäffner, C. Tomei, M. Vignati, A. Zolotarova
*corresponding author
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A convincing observation of neutrino-less double beta decay (0$\nu$DBD) relies on the possibility of operating high energy-resolution detectors in background-free conditions.
Scintillating cryogenic calorimeters are one of the most promising tools to fulfill the requirements for a next-generation experiment. Several steps have been taken to demonstrate the maturity of this technique, starting from the successful experience of CUPID-0.
The CUPID-0 experiment demonstrated the complete rejection of the dominant alpha background measuring the lowest counting rate in the region of interest for this technique. Furthermore, the most stringent limit on the $^{82}$Se 0$\nu$DBD was established running 26 ZnSe crystals during two years of continuous detector operation.
In this contribution we present the final results of CUPID-0 Phase I including a detailed model of the background, the measurement of the $^{82}$Se 2$\nu$DBD half-life and the evidence that this nuclear transition is single state dominated.
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