New CUORE Double Beta Decay Result

CUORE has a new paper on searching for neutrinoless double beta decay in decays of tellurium-130. CUORE is a dedicated double beta decay experiment based in the LNGS (Gran Sasso) facility in Italy. The detector consists of bolometers made of tellurium dioxide crystals. The natural tellurium includes Te-130, which can undergo double beta decay. They find no evidence for neutrinoless double beta decay and thus set a limit on the half-life for that kind of decay of 2.7×1024 years, far longer than the age of the universe. They are also able to use different models to get sub-eV limits on the Majorana mass.

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