Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay with Germanium Detectors: 1026 yr and Beyond

  title={Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay with Germanium Detectors: 1026 yr and Beyond},
  author={Valerio D’Andrea and Natalia Di Marco and M Junker and Matthias Laubenstein and Carla Macolino and Michele Morella and Francesco Salamida and Chiara Vignoli},
In the global landscape of neutrinoless double beta (0νββ) decay search, the use of semiconductor germanium detectors provides many advantages. The excellent energy resolution, the negligible intrinsic radioactive contamination, the possibility of enriching the crystals up to 88% in the 76Ge isotope as well as the high detection efficiency, are all key ingredients for highly sensitive 0νββ decay search. The Majorana and Gerda experiments successfully implemented the use of germanium (Ge… Expand


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