27-31 August 2018
LVH, Luisenstraße 58, 10117 Berlin
Europe/Berlin timezone
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Contribution Talk

-3- Rudolf Virchow
Particle Physics

Latest Results from the CUORE Experiment

Speakers

  • Dr. Giovanni BENATO

Primary authors

  • Ke HAN (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)

Co-authors

Abstract content

The Cryogenic Underground Observatory for Rare Events (CUORE) is the first bolometric experiment searching for neutrinoless double beta decay that has been able to reach the 1-ton scale. The detector consists of an array of 988 TeO2 crystals arranged in a cylindrical compact structure of 19 towers. The construction of the experiment and, in particular, the installation of all towers in the cryostat was completed in August 2016 and data taking started in spring 2017. In this talk we present the neutrinoless double beta decay results of CUORE from examining a total TeO2 exposure of 86.3 kg yr, characterized by an effective energy resolution of 7.7 keV FWHM and a background in the region of interest of 0.014 counts/(keV kg yr). In this physics run, CUORE placed a lower limit on the decay half-life of 130Te > 1.3E25 yr (90% C.L.). We then discuss the improvements in the detector performance achieved in 2018, the new results on the background model and the latest update on the study of rare processes in Tellurium.