We report on the measurement of the two-neutrino double-β decay of Se82 performed for the first time with cryogenic calorimeters, in the framework of the CUPID-0 experiment. With an exposure of 9.95 kg yr of ZnSe82, we determine the two-neutrino double-β decay half-life of Se82 with an unprecedented precision level, T1/22ν=[8.60±0.03(stat) -0.13+0.19(syst)]×1019 yr. The very high signal-to-background ratio, along with the detailed reconstruction of the background sources allowed us to identify the single state dominance as the underlying mechanism of such a process, demonstrating that the higher state dominance hypothesis is disfavored at the level of 5.5σ.

Evidence of Single State Dominance in the Two-Neutrino Double- β Decay of Se 82 with CUPID-0 / Azzolini, O.; Beeman, J. W.; Bellini, F.; Beretta, M.; Biassoni, M.; Brofferio, C.; Bucci, C.; Capelli, S.; Cardani, L.; Carniti, P.; Casali, N.; Chiesa, D.; Clemenza, M.; Cremonesi, O.; Cruciani, A.; Dafinei, I.; Di Domizio, S.; Ferroni, F.; Gironi, L.; Giuliani, A.; Gorla, P.; Gotti, C.; Keppel, G.; Kotila, J.; Martinez, M.; Nagorny, S.; Nastasi, M.; Nisi, S.; Nones, C.; Orlandi, D.; Pagnanini, L.; Pallavicini, M.; Pattavina, L.; Pavan, M.; Pessina, G.; Pettinacci, V.; Pirro, S.; Pozzi, S.; Previtali, E.; Puiu, A.; Rusconi, C.; Schaffner, K.; Tomei, C.; Vignati, M.; Zolotarova, A.. - In: PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS. - ISSN 0031-9007. - 123:26(2019), p. 262501. [10.1103/PhysRevLett.123.262501]

Evidence of Single State Dominance in the Two-Neutrino Double- β Decay of Se 82 with CUPID-0

Bellini F.;Casali N.;Cruciani A.;Ferroni F.;Vignati M.;
2019

Abstract

We report on the measurement of the two-neutrino double-β decay of Se82 performed for the first time with cryogenic calorimeters, in the framework of the CUPID-0 experiment. With an exposure of 9.95 kg yr of ZnSe82, we determine the two-neutrino double-β decay half-life of Se82 with an unprecedented precision level, T1/22ν=[8.60±0.03(stat) -0.13+0.19(syst)]×1019 yr. The very high signal-to-background ratio, along with the detailed reconstruction of the background sources allowed us to identify the single state dominance as the underlying mechanism of such a process, demonstrating that the higher state dominance hypothesis is disfavored at the level of 5.5σ.
2019
two-neutrinos double-β decay; nuclear matrix elements; scintillating cryogenic calorimeters
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Evidence of Single State Dominance in the Two-Neutrino Double- β Decay of Se 82 with CUPID-0 / Azzolini, O.; Beeman, J. W.; Bellini, F.; Beretta, M.; Biassoni, M.; Brofferio, C.; Bucci, C.; Capelli, S.; Cardani, L.; Carniti, P.; Casali, N.; Chiesa, D.; Clemenza, M.; Cremonesi, O.; Cruciani, A.; Dafinei, I.; Di Domizio, S.; Ferroni, F.; Gironi, L.; Giuliani, A.; Gorla, P.; Gotti, C.; Keppel, G.; Kotila, J.; Martinez, M.; Nagorny, S.; Nastasi, M.; Nisi, S.; Nones, C.; Orlandi, D.; Pagnanini, L.; Pallavicini, M.; Pattavina, L.; Pavan, M.; Pessina, G.; Pettinacci, V.; Pirro, S.; Pozzi, S.; Previtali, E.; Puiu, A.; Rusconi, C.; Schaffner, K.; Tomei, C.; Vignati, M.; Zolotarova, A.. - In: PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS. - ISSN 0031-9007. - 123:26(2019), p. 262501. [10.1103/PhysRevLett.123.262501]
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