An active discrimination of the dominant a-background is the prerequisite for future neutrinoless dou- ble-beta decay experiments based on TeO2 bolometers. We investigate such a-particle rejection in cryo- genic TeO2 bolometers by the detection of Cherenkov light. For a setup consisting of a massive TeO2 crystal (285 g) and a separate cryogenic light detector, both using transition edge sensors as temperature sensors operated at around 10 mK, we obtain an event-by-event identification of e/c- and a-events. We find in the energy interval ranging from 2400 keV to 2800 keV and covering the Q-value of the neu- trinoless double-beta decay of 130Te a separation of the means of the two populations of 3.7 times their width.

Particle discrimination in TeO2 bolometers using light detectors read out by transition edge sensors

FERRONI, Fernando;
2015

Abstract

An active discrimination of the dominant a-background is the prerequisite for future neutrinoless dou- ble-beta decay experiments based on TeO2 bolometers. We investigate such a-particle rejection in cryo- genic TeO2 bolometers by the detection of Cherenkov light. For a setup consisting of a massive TeO2 crystal (285 g) and a separate cryogenic light detector, both using transition edge sensors as temperature sensors operated at around 10 mK, we obtain an event-by-event identification of e/c- and a-events. We find in the energy interval ranging from 2400 keV to 2800 keV and covering the Q-value of the neu- trinoless double-beta decay of 130Te a separation of the means of the two populations of 3.7 times their width.
Cherenkov detector; Cryogenic bolometer; Double-beta decay; Transition edge sensor; Astronomy and Astrophysics
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