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ID: 207307.0, MPI für Kernphysik / Neutrino Physics
A New 76Ge Double Beta Decay Experiment at LNGS
Authors:Abt, Iris; Altmann, Michael; Bakalyarov, A. M.; Barabanov, Igor; Bauer, Christian; Bellotti, Enrico; Belyaev, S. T.; Bezrukov, Leonid; Brudanin, V.; Büttner, C.; Bolotsky, V. P.; Caldwell, Allen; Cattadori, Carla; Clement, H.; Di Vacri, A.; Eberth, J.; Egorov, V.; Grigoriev, G. Y.; Gurentsov, V.; Gusev, K.; Hampel, Wolfgang; Heusser, Gerd; Hofmann, Werner; Jochum, Josef; Junker, Matthias; Kiko, Juergen; Kirpichnikov, I. V.; Klimenko, A.; Knoepfle, Karl Tasso; Kornoukhov, V. N.; Laubenstein, Matthias; Lebedev, V. I.; Liu, X.; Nemchenok, I.; Pandola, Luciano; Sandukovsky, V.; Schoenert, Stefan; Scholl, S.; Schwingenheuer, Bernhard; Simgen, Hardy; Smolnikov, Anatoly; Tikhomirov, A. V.; Vasenko, A. A.; Vasiliev, S.; Weisshaar, D.; Yanovich, O.; Yurkovski, J.; Zhukov, S. H.; Zuzel, Grzegorz
Language:English
Research Context:Double Beta Decay
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2004
Review Status:not specified
Audience:Experts Only
Abstract / Description:This Letter of Intent has been submitted to the Scientific Committee of the INFN Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso (LNGS) in March 2004. It describes a novel facility at the LNGS to study the double beta decay of 76Ge using an (optionally active) cryogenic fluid shield. The setup will allow to scrutinize with high significance on a short time scale the current evidence for neutrinoless double beta decay of 76Ge using the existing 76Ge diodes from the previous Heidelberg-Moscow and IGEX experiments. An increase in the lifetime limit can be achieved by adding more enriched detectors, remaining thereby background-free up to a few 100 kg-years of exposure.
Free Keywords:GERDA, 76Ge, Double Beta Decay
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Conference-Paper
Affiliations:MPI für Kernphysik/Independent Research Group S. Schönert/Neutrino Physics
MPI für Physik/Abteilung Experimentalphysik
MPI für Kernphysik/Group W. Hofmann/Heavy Flavour Physics (K. T. Knöpfle, M. Schmelling)
External Affiliations:INFN LNGS, Assergi, Italy
Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russia
Institut für Kernphysik, Universität Koeln, Germany
Università di Milano Bicocca, Milano, Italy
INFN Milano, Milano, Italy
Institute for Nuclear Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics, Moscow, Russia
Russian Research Center Kurchatov Institute, Moscow, Russia
Physikalisches Institut, Universität Tuebingen, Germany
Identifiers:URL:http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-ex/0404039
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