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Control of bulk and surface radioactivity in bolometric searches for double-beta decay

Abstract.

The problem of background reduction in bolometers used to search for ββ(0ν) is reviewed with particular emphasis on bulk and surface radioactive contamination of the detectors.

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Pavan, M., Callegaro, C., Capelli, S. et al. Control of bulk and surface radioactivity in bolometric searches for double-beta decay. Eur. Phys. J. A 36, 159–166 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1140/epja/i2007-10577-0

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PACS.

  • 29.40.-n Radiation detectors
  • 23.40.-s β decay; double β decay; electron and muon capture