Background-free search for neutrinoless double-β decay of 76Ge with GERDA

@article{Agostini2017BackgroundfreeSF,
  title={Background-free search for neutrinoless double-$\beta$ decay of 76Ge with GERDA},
  author={Matteo Agostini and M. Allardt and A. M. Bakalyarov and M Balata and Igor I. Barabanov and L. Baudis and Christian Bauer and Enrico Bellotti and Sergey Belogurov and S. T. Belyaev and G. Benato and Alessandro Bettini and L. Bezrukov and Tobias Bode and Dorota Maria Borowicz and Viktor Brudanin and R. Brugnera and Allen Caldwell and C. Cattadori and A. I. Chernogorov and Valerio D’Andrea and Elizaveta V. Demidova and Nicola Di Marco and Assunta di Vacri and Alexander R. Domula and Evgeny Doroshkevich and V. G. Egorov and R. Falkenstein and O. Fedorova and K. Freund and N. Frodyma and Albert Gangapshev and A. Garfagnini and C. Gooch and P. Grabmayr and V. I. Gurentsov and K. Gusev and J. Hakenm{\"u}ller and Alex Hegai and Mark Heisel and Sabine Hemmer and Wilhelm Hofmann and M. Hult and L. V. Inzhechik and J. Janicsk{\'o} Cs{\'a}thy and Josef Jochum and Markus Junker and Vladimir Kazalov and Th. Kihm and I. V. Kirpichnikov and Andreas Kirsch and Alexander Kish and A. A. Klimenko and R. Kneissl and K. T. Kn{\"o}pfle and O. I. Kochetov and V. N. Kornoukhov and V. V. Kuzminov and Matthias Laubenstein and Antonio Di Lazzaro and V. I. Lebedev and Bjoern Lehnert and Hongbo Liao and Manfred Lindner and Ivano Lippi and A. V. Lubashevskiy and Bayarto Lubsandorzhiev and G. Lutter and Carla Macolino and B{\'e}la Majorovits and W. Maneschg and Eduardo Medinaceli and Michael Miloradovic and Rizalina Mingazheva and M. Misiaszek and P. S. Moseev and I. B. Nemchenok and Dimitrios Palioselitis and K. Panas and Luciano Pandola and Krzysztof Pelczar and Antonio Pullia and Stefano Riboldi and N. S. Rumyantseva and Cinzia Sada and Francesco Salamida and M. Salathe and Christopher Schmitt and Basil Schneider and Stefan Sch{\"o}nert and Jochen Schreiner and O. Schulz and Anne Kathrin Sch{\"u}tz and Bernhard Schwingenheuer and O. Selivanenko and E. A. Shevchik and M. V. Shirchenko and Hardy Simgen and Anatoly A. Smolnikov and L. Stanco and Laura Vanhoefer and A. A. Vasenko and A. Veresnikova and K. von Sturm and Victoria Wagner and Marc Walter and Annemarie Wegmann and Thomas Wester and Christoph Wiesinger and Mariusz W{\'o}jcik and E. A. Yanovich and Igor Zhitnikov and S. V. Zhukov and Daniya Zinatulina and Kai Zuber and Grzegorz Zuzel},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2017},
  volume={544},
  pages={47-52}
}
Many extensions of the Standard Model of particle physics explain the dominance of matter over antimatter in our Universe by neutrinos being their own antiparticles. This would imply the existence of neutrinoless double-β decay, which is an extremely rare lepton-number-violating radioactive decay process whose detection requires the utmost background suppression. Among the programmes that aim to detect this decay, the GERDA Collaboration is searching for neutrinoless double-β decay of 76Ge by… 
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  • G. C. M. AgostiniA. Bakalyarov G. Zuzel
  • Physics
    Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
  • 2020
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