Cynthia J Bucci

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Developmental differences in mitochondrial content and metabolic enzyme activities have been defined, but less is understood about the responses of brain mitochondria to stressful stimuli during development. Cerebral mitochondrial response to high Ca(2+) loads after brain injury is a critical determinant of neuronal outcome. Brain mitochondria isolated from(More)
CUORE is a proposed tightly packed array of 1000 T eO 2 bolometers, each being a cube 5 cm on a side with a mass of 760 g. The array consists of 25 vertical towers , arranged in a square of 5 towers by 5 towers, each containing 10 layers of 4 crystals. The design of the detector is optimized for ultralow-background searches: for neutrinoless double beta(More)
In the early stages of running of the CRESST dark matter search using sapphire detectors at very low temperature, an unexpectedly high rate of signal pulses appeared. Their origin was finally traced to fracture events in the sapphire due to the very tight clamping of the detectors. During extensive runs the energy and time of each event was recorded,(More)
CUORE is a proposed tightly packed array of 1000 T eO2 bolometers, each being a cube 5 cm on a side with a mass of 750 gms. The array consists of 25 vertical towers, arranged in a square, of 5 towers by 5 towers, each containing 10 layers of 4 crystals. The design of the detector is optimized for ultralow-background searches for neutrinoless double beta(More)
The usual assumption in direct dark matter searches is to consider only the spin-dependent or spin-independent scattering of dark matter particles. However, especially in models with light dark matter particles O(GeV/c^{2}), operators which carry additional powers of the momentum transfer q^{2} can become dominant. One such model based on asymmetric dark(More)
CUORICINO is a bolometric experiment on Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay (DBD0ν) of 130 Te. It consists of an array of 62 TeO2 crystals with a total mass of ∼ 40.7 kg. While being a self consistent experiment CUORICINO is also a good test for the feasibility of the next generation experiment CUORE, ∼750 kg of TeO2 bolometric mass. In this paper last results(More)
Next-generation experiments searching for neu-trinoless double-beta decay must be sensitive to a Majorana neutrino mass as low as 10 meV. CUORE , an array of 988 TeO 2 bolometers being commissioned at Laboratori Nazion-ali del Gran Sasso, features an expected sensitivity of 50– 130 meV at 90 % C.L. The background is expected to be dominated by α(More)
The CRESST experiment monitors 300 g CaWO 4 crystals as targets for particle interactions in an ultra low background environment. In this paper, we analyze the background spectra that are recorded by three detectors over many weeks of data taking. Understanding these spectra is mandatory if one wants to further reduce the background level, and allows us to(More)
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