# Mitigation of $$^{42}$$42Ar/$$^{42}$$42K background for the GERDA Phase II experiment

@article{Lubashevskiy2017MitigationO,
title={Mitigation of \$\$^\{42\}\$\$42Ar/\$\$^\{42\}\$\$42K background for the GERDA Phase II experiment},
author={A. Lubashevskiy and Matteo Agostini and Du{\vs}an Budj{\'a}{\vs} and Albert Gangapshev and K. Gusev and Mark Heisel and A. A. Klimenko and Antonio Di Lazzaro and Bjoern Lehnert and Krzysztof Pelczar and Stefan Sch{\"o}nert and Anatoly A. Smolnikov and Marc Walter and Grzegorz Zuzel},
journal={The European Physical Journal C},
year={2017},
volume={78},
pages={1-10}
}
• Published 1 August 2017
• Physics
• The European Physical Journal C
Background coming from the $$^{42}$$42Ar decay chain is considered to be one of the most relevant for the Gerda experiment, which searches for the neutrinoless double beta decay of $$^{76}$$76Ge. The sensitivity strongly relies on the absence of background around the Q-value of the decay. Background coming from $$^{42}$$42K, a progeny of $$^{42}$$42Ar, can contribute to that background via electrons from the continuous spectrum with an endpoint at 3.5 MeV. Research and development on the…
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