Physics potential and prospects for the CUORICINO and CUORE experiments

Year: 2003

Authors: Arnaboldi C., Avignone III. F.T., Beeman J., Barucci M., Balata M., Brofferio C., Bucci C., Cebrian S., Creswick R.J., Capelli S., Carbone L., Cremonesi O., de Ward A., Fiorini E., Farach H.A., Frossati G., Giuliani A., Gorla P., Haller E.E., Irastorza I.G., McDonald R.J., Morales A., Norman E.B., Nucciotti A., Pedretti M., Pobes C., Palmieri V., Pavan M., Pessina G., Pirro S., Previtali E., Rosenfeld C., Scopel S., Smith A.R., Sisti M., Ventura G., Vanzini M.

Autors Affiliation: Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Milano-Bicocca, Sezione di Milano dell\’INFN, Milan I-20136, Italy; Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, United States; Lawrence Berkeley Natl. Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720, United States; Dept. of Materials Sci./Mineral Eng., University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, United States; Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Firenze, Sezione di Firenze dell\’INFN, Firenze I-50125, Italy; Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, I-67010 Assergi, L\’Aquila, Italy; Lab. Fisica Nuclear y Altas Energias, Universidad de Zaragoza, Pedro Cerbuna 12, 50009 Zaragoza, Spain; Kamerling Onnes Laboratory, Leiden University, 2300 RAQ Leiden, Netherlands; Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche, Fisiche e Matematiche, Università dell\’Insubria, Como I-22100, Italy; Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro, Via Romea 4, I-35020 Legnaro, Padova, Italy

Abstract: The Cryogenic Underground Observatory for Rare Events (CUORE) experiment projects to construct and operate an array of 1000 cryogenic thermal detectors of TeO2, of a mass of 760 g each, to investigate rare events physics, in particular, double beta decay and non-baryonic particle dark matter. A first step towards CUORE is CUORICINO, an array of 62 bolometers, currently being installed in the Gran Sasso Laboratory. In this paper we report the physics potential of both stages of the experiment regarding neutrinoless double beta decay of 130Te, WIMP searches and solar axions.


Volume: 20 (2)      Pages from: 91  to: 110

More Information: This work has been partially supported by the Spanish CICYT (contract AEN99-1033), Italian INFN, the US National Science Foundation and the EU Network (contract ERB-FMRX-CT-98-0167). Thanks are due to our student F. Capozzi for the work done on the MC simulations, and to G. Luzón for discussions on the cosmogenic activation of the crystals.
KeyWords: Axions; Dark matter; double beta decay; Underground detectors; WIMPs
DOI: 10.1016/S0927-6505(03)00180-4

Citations: 80
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