For the first time a Vanadium-based crystal was operated as cryogenic particle detector. The scintillating low temperature calorimetric technique was used for the characterization of a 22 g YVO4 crystal aiming at the investigation of the 4-fold forbidden non-unique beta(-) decay of V-50. The excellent bolometric performance of the compound together with high light output of the crystal make it an outstanding technique for the study of such elusive rate process. The internal radioactive contaminations of the crystal are also investigated showing that an improvement on the current status of material selection and purification are needed, U-235/238 and Th-232 are measured at the level of 28 mBq/kg, 1.3 Bq/kg and 28 mBq/kg, respectively. In this work, we also discuss a future upgrade of the experimental set-up which may pave the road for the detection of the rare V-50 beta(-) decay

An innovative technique for the investigation of the 4-fold forbidden beta-decay of V-50

Pagnanini, L.;
2018

Abstract

For the first time a Vanadium-based crystal was operated as cryogenic particle detector. The scintillating low temperature calorimetric technique was used for the characterization of a 22 g YVO4 crystal aiming at the investigation of the 4-fold forbidden non-unique beta(-) decay of V-50. The excellent bolometric performance of the compound together with high light output of the crystal make it an outstanding technique for the study of such elusive rate process. The internal radioactive contaminations of the crystal are also investigated showing that an improvement on the current status of material selection and purification are needed, U-235/238 and Th-232 are measured at the level of 28 mBq/kg, 1.3 Bq/kg and 28 mBq/kg, respectively. In this work, we also discuss a future upgrade of the experimental set-up which may pave the road for the detection of the rare V-50 beta(-) decay
4-fold forbidden beta-decay
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