CUORE is a proposed tightly packed array of 1000 TeO2 bolometers, each being a cube 5 cm on a side with a mass of 760 g. The array consists of 25 vertical towers, arranged in a square of 5 towers×5 towers, each containing 10 layers of four crystals. The design of the detector is optimized for ultralow-background searches: for neutrinoless double-beta decay of 130Te (33.8% abundance), cold dark matter, solar axions, and rare nuclear decays. A preliminary experiment involving 20 crystals 3×3×6 cm3 of 340 g has been completed, and a single CUORE tower is being constructed as a smaller-scale experiment called CUORICINO. The expected performance and sensitivity, based on Monte Carlo simulations and extrapolations of present results, are reported.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2004|
|Titolo:||CUORE: a cryogenic underground observatory for rare events|
|Rivista:||NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH. SECTION A, ACCELERATORS, SPECTROMETERS, DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.nima.2003.07.067|
|Codice identificativo ISI:||WOS:000188961200009|
|Parole Chiave:||Underground detectors; Double-beta decay; Dark Matter; WIMPs; Axions|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||Articolo su Rivista|