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LUCIFER, a potentially background-free approach to the search for neutrinoless double beta decay

Abstract : LUCIFER (Low-background Underground Cryogenic Installation For Elusive Rates) is a new project for the study of neutrinoless Double Beta Decay, based on the technology of scintillating bolometers. These devices promise a very efficient rejection of the alpha background, opening the way to a virtual background-free experiment if candidates with a transition energy higher than 2615 keV are investigated. The baseline candidate for LUCIFER is (82)Se. This isotope will be embedded in ZnSe crystals grown with enriched selenium and operated as scintillating bolometers in a low-radioactivity underground dilution refrigerator. In this paper, the LUCIFER concept will be introduced. The sensitivity and the very promising prospects related to this project will be discussed.
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C. Nones. LUCIFER, a potentially background-free approach to the search for neutrinoless double beta decay. Neutrino Oscillation Workshop (NOW), Sep 2010, Otranto, Italy. pp.56-58, ⟨10.1016/j.nuclphysbps.2011.04.067⟩. ⟨in2p3-00644087⟩

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