23-28 February 2020
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New results from the CUORE experiment

24 Feb 2020, 11:00
Main Venue

Main Venue

Invited Talk Invited Talks


Giovanni Benato (LNGS-INFN)


The Cryogenic Underground Observatory for Rare Events (CUORE) is the first bolometric experiment searching for neutrinoless double-beta decay (0νββ) that has been able to reach the one-ton scale. The detector, located at the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso in Italy, consists of an array of 988 TeO$_{2}$ crystals arranged in a compact cylindrical structure of 19 towers. The construction of the experiment was completed in August 2016 with the installation of all towers in the cryostat. CUORE achieved its first physics data run in 2017 corresponding to a TeO$_{2}$ exposure of 86.3 kg∙yr and a median statistical sensitivity to a $^{130}$Te 0νββ half-life of 7.0 × 10$^{24}$ yr. Following multiple optimization campaigns in 2018, CUORE is currently in stable operating mode and has accumulated data corresponding to a TeO$_{2}$ exposure approaching 500 kg∙yr. In this talk, we present the updated 0νββ results of CUORE, as well as review the detector performance. We finally give an update of the CUORE background model and the measurement of the $^{130}$Te two neutrino double-beta decay (2νββ) half-life.

Primary authors

Dr Brian Fujikawa (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Cuore Speakers Board Giovanni Benato (LNGS-INFN)

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