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The European Physical Journal A

, Volume 36, Issue 2, pp 159–166 | Cite as

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

  • M. Pavan
  • C. Callegaro
  • S. Capelli
  • M. Carrettoni
  • M. Clemenza
  • L. Gironi
  • P. Gorla
  • C. Maiano
  • C. Nones
  • M. Pedretti
Regular Article - Experimental Physics

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.

PACS.

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

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Pavan
    • 1
    • 2
  • C. Callegaro
    • 1
    • 2
  • S. Capelli
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. Carrettoni
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. Clemenza
    • 1
    • 2
  • L. Gironi
    • 3
  • P. Gorla
    • 3
  • C. Maiano
    • 1
    • 2
  • C. Nones
    • 1
    • 5
  • M. Pedretti
    • 4
    • 2
  1. 1.Università degli Studi di Milano-BicoccaMilanoItaly
  2. 2.INFN-Sezione di Milano-BicoccaMilanoItaly
  3. 3.INFNLaboratori Nazionali del Gran SassoItaly
  4. 4.Dipartimento di Fisica e MatematicaUniversità dell'InsubriaComoItaly
  5. 5.Centre de Spectrométrie Nucléaire et de Spectrométrie de MasseOrsayFrance

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