Physics of Particles and Nuclei

, Volume 48, Issue 1, pp 27–33 | Cite as

Status of the MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR

  • S. Vasilyev
  • N. Abgrall
  • I. J. Arnquist
  • F. T. AvignoneIII
  • C. X. Balderrot-Barrera
  • A. S. Barabash
  • F. E. Bertrand
  • A. W. Bradley
  • V. Brudanin
  • M. Busch
  • M. Buuck
  • D. Byram
  • A. S. Caldwell
  • Y-D. Chan
  • C. D. Christofferson
  • C. Cuesta
  • J. A. Detwiler
  • Yu. Efremenko
  • H. Ejiri
  • S. R. Elliott
  • A. Galindo-Uribarri
  • T. Gilliss
  • G. K. Giovanetti
  • J. Goett
  • M. P. Green
  • J. Gruszko
  • I. Guinn
  • V. E. Guiseppe
  • R. Henning
  • E. W. Hoppe
  • S. Howard
  • M. A. Howe
  • B. R. Jasinski
  • K. E. Keeter
  • M. F. Kidd
  • S. I. Konovalov
  • R. T. Kouzes
  • B. D. LaFerriere
  • J. Leon
  • J. MacMullin
  • R. D. Martin
  • S. J. Meijer
  • S. Mertens
  • J. L. Orrell
  • C. O’Shaughnessy
  • A. W. P. Poon
  • D. C. Radford
  • J. Rager
  • K. Rielage
  • R. G. H. Robertson
  • E. Romero-Romero
  • B. Shanks
  • M. Shirchenko
  • N. Snyder
  • A. M. Suriano
  • D. Tedeschi
  • J. E. Trimble
  • R. L. Varner
  • K. Vetter
  • K. Vorren
  • B. R. White
  • J. F. Wilkerson
  • C. Wiseman
  • W. Xu
  • E. Yakushev
  • C. -H. Yu
  • V. Yumatov
  • I. Zhitnikov
  • The MAJORANA Collaboration
The International Workshop on Prospects of Particle Physics: “Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics” February 1–Ferbuary 8, 2015, Valday, Russia
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Abstract

The MAJORANA Collaboration is constructing the MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR, an ultralow background, 40-kg modular high purity Ge (HPGe) detector array to search for neutrinoless double-beta decay (0νββ-decay) in 76Ge. The goal of the experiment is to demonstrate a background rate at or below 3 counts/(t-y) in the 4 keV region of interest (ROI) around the 2039 keV Q-value for 76Ge 0νββ-decay. In this paper, the status of the MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR, including its design and measurements of properties of the HPGe crystals is presented.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Vasilyev
    • 1
  • N. Abgrall
    • 2
  • I. J. Arnquist
    • 3
  • F. T. AvignoneIII
    • 4
    • 5
  • C. X. Balderrot-Barrera
    • 5
  • A. S. Barabash
    • 6
  • F. E. Bertrand
    • 5
  • A. W. Bradley
    • 2
  • V. Brudanin
    • 1
  • M. Busch
    • 8
    • 9
  • M. Buuck
    • 10
  • D. Byram
    • 11
  • A. S. Caldwell
    • 12
  • Y-D. Chan
    • 2
  • C. D. Christofferson
    • 11
  • C. Cuesta
    • 10
  • J. A. Detwiler
    • 10
  • Yu. Efremenko
    • 7
  • H. Ejiri
    • 13
  • S. R. Elliott
    • 14
  • A. Galindo-Uribarri
    • 5
  • T. Gilliss
    • 9
    • 15
  • G. K. Giovanetti
    • 9
    • 15
  • J. Goett
    • 14
  • M. P. Green
    • 5
  • J. Gruszko
    • 10
  • I. Guinn
    • 10
  • V. E. Guiseppe
    • 4
  • R. Henning
    • 9
    • 15
  • E. W. Hoppe
    • 3
  • S. Howard
    • 12
  • M. A. Howe
    • 9
    • 15
  • B. R. Jasinski
    • 11
  • K. E. Keeter
    • 16
  • M. F. Kidd
    • 17
  • S. I. Konovalov
    • 6
  • R. T. Kouzes
    • 3
  • B. D. LaFerriere
    • 3
  • J. Leon
    • 10
  • J. MacMullin
    • 9
    • 15
  • R. D. Martin
    • 11
  • S. J. Meijer
    • 9
    • 15
  • S. Mertens
    • 2
  • J. L. Orrell
    • 3
  • C. O’Shaughnessy
    • 9
    • 15
  • A. W. P. Poon
    • 2
  • D. C. Radford
    • 5
  • J. Rager
    • 9
    • 15
  • K. Rielage
    • 14
  • R. G. H. Robertson
    • 10
  • E. Romero-Romero
    • 5
    • 7
  • B. Shanks
    • 9
    • 15
  • M. Shirchenko
    • 1
  • N. Snyder
    • 11
  • A. M. Suriano
    • 12
  • D. Tedeschi
    • 4
  • J. E. Trimble
    • 9
    • 15
  • R. L. Varner
    • 5
  • K. Vetter
    • 2
  • K. Vorren
    • 9
    • 15
  • B. R. White
    • 5
  • J. F. Wilkerson
    • 5
    • 9
    • 15
  • C. Wiseman
    • 4
  • W. Xu
    • 14
  • E. Yakushev
    • 1
  • C. -H. Yu
    • 5
  • V. Yumatov
    • 6
  • I. Zhitnikov
    • 1
  • The MAJORANA Collaboration
  1. 1.Joint Institute for Nuclear ResearchDubnaRussia
  2. 2.Nuclear Science DivisionLawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryBerkeleyUSA
  3. 3.Pacific Northwest National LaboratoryRichlandUSA
  4. 4.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of South CarolinaColumbiaUSA
  5. 5.Oak Ridge National LaboratoryOak RidgeUSA
  6. 6.Institute for Theoretical and Experimental PhysicsMoscowRussia
  7. 7.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of TennesseeKnoxvilleUSA
  8. 8.Department of PhysicsDuke UniversityDurhamUSA
  9. 9.Triangle Universities Nuclear LaboratoryDurhamUSA
  10. 10.Center for Experimental Nuclear Physics and Astrophysics and Department of PhysicsUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  11. 11.Department of PhysicsUniversity of South DakotaVermillionUSA
  12. 12.South Dakota School of Mines and TechnologyRapid CityUSA
  13. 13.Research Center for Nuclear Physics and Department of PhysicsOsaka UniversityIbaraki, OsakaJapan
  14. 14.Los Alamos National LaboratoryLos AlamosUSA
  15. 15.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of North CarolinaChapel HillUSA
  16. 16.Department of PhysicsBlack Hills State UniversitySpearfishUSA
  17. 17.Tennessee Tech UniversityCookevilleUSA

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