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Journal of Low Temperature Physics

, Volume 176, Issue 5–6, pp 885–890 | Cite as

Preliminary Results of the MARE Experiment

  • E. FerriEmail author
  • D. Bagliani
  • M. Biassotti
  • G. Ceruti
  • D. Corsini
  • M. Faverzani
  • F. Gatti
  • A. Giachero
  • C. Gotti
  • C. Kilbourne
  • A. Kling
  • S. Kraft-Bermuth
  • M. Maino
  • P. Manfrinetti
  • A. Nucciotti
  • G. Pessina
  • G. Pizzigoni
  • M. Ribeiro Gomes
  • D. Schaeffer
  • M. Sisti
Article

Abstract

The microcalorimeter array for a rhenium experiment (MARE) project aims at the direct and calorimetric measurement of the electron neutrino mass with sub-eV sensitivity. The design is based on large arrays of thermal detectors to study the beta decay of \(^{187}\)Re and the electron capture of \(^{163}\)Ho. One of the activities of the project, MARE 1 in Milan, has started in Milan using one array of 6 \(\times \) 6 silicon implanted thermistors equipped with AgReO\(_4\) absorbers. The purposes of MARE 1 in Milan are to achieve a sensitivity on the neutrino mass of a few eV and to investigate the systematics of \(^{187}\)Re neutrino mass measurements, focusing on those caused by the beta environmental fine structure and the beta spectrum theoretical shape. In parallel, the MARE collaboration is performing an R&D work for producing absorbers embedded with radioactive metal \(^{163}\)Ho. We report here the status of MARE using Re as beta source and the preliminary results obtained with \(^{163}\)Ho.

Keywords

Thermal detectors Neutrino mass Single beta decay Electron capture 

Notes

Acknowledgments

These activities are supported by Fondazione Cariplo through the project Development of Microresonator Detectors for Neutrino Physics (Grant 2010-2351). The MARE-Ho work was partially supported by the Marie Curie Actions (FP7-PEOPLE-2007-2-2-ERG) and FCT-Portugal programs (Project PTDC-FIS-116719-2010).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Ferri
    • 1
    Email author
  • D. Bagliani
    • 2
  • M. Biassotti
    • 2
  • G. Ceruti
    • 1
  • D. Corsini
    • 2
  • M. Faverzani
    • 1
  • F. Gatti
    • 2
  • A. Giachero
    • 1
  • C. Gotti
    • 1
  • C. Kilbourne
    • 3
  • A. Kling
    • 4
    • 5
  • S. Kraft-Bermuth
    • 6
  • M. Maino
    • 1
  • P. Manfrinetti
    • 2
  • A. Nucciotti
    • 1
  • G. Pessina
    • 1
  • G. Pizzigoni
    • 2
  • M. Ribeiro Gomes
    • 4
  • D. Schaeffer
    • 7
  • M. Sisti
    • 1
  1. 1.Università di Milan-Bicocca and INFN Sez. di Milan-BicoccaMilanItaly
  2. 2.Università di Genoa and INFN Sez. di GenoaGenoaItaly
  3. 3.Goddard Space Flight CenterNASAGreenbeltUSA
  4. 4.Centre for Nuclear PhysicsUniversity of LisbonLisbonPortugal
  5. 5.IST-IDLisbonPortugal
  6. 6.Institut für PhysikJohannes-Gutenberg-Universität MainzMainzGermany
  7. 7.ABB AB, Corporate ResearchVästeråsSweden

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