The {\sc Majorana Demonstrator} Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay Experiment
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The {\sc Majorana Demonstrator} Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay Experiment

  • Author(s): Collaboration, Majorana
  • Abgrall, N
  • Aguayo, E
  • III, FT Avignone
  • Barabash, AS
  • Bertrand, FE
  • Boswell, M
  • Brudanin, V
  • Busch, M
  • Caldwell, AS
  • Chan, Y-D
  • Christofferson, CD
  • Combs, DC
  • Detwiler, JA
  • Doe, PJ
  • Efremenko, Yu
  • Egorov, V
  • Ejiri, H
  • Elliott, SR
  • Esterline, J
  • Fast, JE
  • Finnerty, P
  • Fraenkle, FM
  • Galindo-Uribarri, A
  • Giovanetti, GK
  • Goett, J
  • Green, MP
  • Gruszko, J
  • Guiseppe, VE
  • Gusey, K
  • Hallin, AL
  • Hazama, R
  • Hegai, A
  • Henning, R
  • Hoppe, EW
  • Howard, S
  • Howe, MA
  • Keeter, KJ
  • Kidd, MF
  • Knecht, A
  • Kochetov, O
  • Konovalov, SI
  • Kouzes, RT
  • LaFerriere, BD
  • Leon, J
  • Leviner, LE
  • Loach, JC
  • MacMullin, S
  • Martin, RD
  • Mertens, S
  • Mizouni, L
  • Nomachi, M
  • Orrell, JL
  • O'Shaughnessy, C
  • Overman, NR
  • II, DG Phillips
  • Poon, AWP
  • Pushkin, K
  • Radford, DC
  • Rielage, K
  • Robertson, RGH
  • Ronquest, MC
  • Schubert, AG
  • Shanks, B
  • Shima, T
  • Shirchenko, M
  • Snavely, KJ
  • Snyder, N
  • Steele, D
  • Strain, J
  • Suriano, AM
  • Thompson, J
  • Timkin, V
  • Tornow, W
  • Varner, RL
  • Vasilyev, S
  • Vetter, K
  • Vorren, K
  • White, BR
  • Wilkerson, JF
  • Xu, W
  • Yakushev, E
  • Young, AR
  • Yu, C-H
  • Yumatov, V
  • et al.
Abstract

The {\sc Majorana Demonstrator will search for the neutrinoless double-beta decay of the isotope Ge-76 with a mixed array of enriched and natural germanium detectors. The observation of this rare decay would indicate the neutrino is its own antiparticle, demonstrate that lepton number is not conserved, and provide information on the absolute mass scale of the neutrino. The {\sc Demonstrator} is being assembled at the 4850-foot level of the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead, South Dakota. The array will be situated in a low-background environment and surrounded by passive and active shielding. Here we describe the science goals of the {\sc Demonstrator} and the details of its design.

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