Double-beta decay of ${}^{130}$Te to the first $0^+$ excited state of ${}^{130}$Xe with CUORE-0
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Double-beta decay of ${}^{130}$Te to the first $0^+$ excited state of ${}^{130}$Xe with CUORE-0

  • Author(s): Collaboration, CUORE
  • Alduino, C
  • Alfonso, K
  • Artusa, DR
  • III, FT Avignone
  • Azzolini, O
  • Banks, TI
  • Bari, G
  • Beeman, JW
  • Bellini, F
  • Bersani, A
  • Biassoni, M
  • Brofferio, C
  • Bucci, C
  • Caminata, A
  • Canonica, L
  • Cao, XG
  • Capelli, S
  • Cappelli, L
  • Carbone, L
  • Cardani, L
  • Carniti, P
  • Casali, N
  • Cassina, L
  • Chiesa, D
  • Chott, N
  • Clemenza, M
  • Copello, S
  • Cosmelli, C
  • Cremonesi, O
  • Creswick, RJ
  • Cushman, JS
  • D'Addabbo, A
  • Dafinei, I
  • Davis, CJ
  • Dell'Oro, S
  • Deninno, MM
  • Domizio, S Di
  • Vacri, ML Di
  • Drobizhev, A
  • Fang, DQ
  • Faverzani, M
  • Fernandes, G
  • Ferri, E
  • Ferroni, F
  • Fiorini, E
  • Freedman, SJ
  • Fujikawa, BK
  • Giachero, A
  • Gironi, L
  • Giuliani, A
  • Gladstone, L
  • Gorla, P
  • Gotti, C
  • Gutierrez, TD
  • Haller, EE
  • Han, K
  • Hansen, E
  • Heeger, KM
  • Hennings-Yeomans, R
  • Hickerson, KP
  • Huang, HZ
  • Kadel, R
  • Keppel, G
  • Kolomensky, Yu G
  • Leder, A
  • Lim, KE
  • Liu, X
  • Ma, YG
  • Maino, M
  • Marini, L
  • Martinez, M
  • Maruyama, RH
  • Mei, Y
  • Moggi, N
  • Morganti, S
  • Mosteiro, PJ
  • Nastasi, M
  • Nones, C
  • Norman, EB
  • Nucciotti, A
  • O'Donnell, T
  • Orio, F
  • Ouellet, JL
  • Pagliarone, CE
  • Pallavicini, M
  • Palmieri, V
  • Pattavina, L
  • Pavan, M
  • Pessina, G
  • Pettinacci, V
  • Piperno, G
  • Pirro, S
  • Pozzi, S
  • Previtali, E
  • Rosenfeld, C
  • Rusconi, C
  • Sangiorgio, S
  • Santone, D
  • Scielzo, ND
  • Singh, V
  • Sisti, M
  • Smith, AR
  • Taffarello, L
  • Tenconi, M
  • Terranova, F
  • Tomei, C
  • Trentalange, S
  • Vignati, M
  • Wagaarachchi, SL
  • Wang, BS
  • Wang, HW
  • Wilson, J
  • Winslow, LA
  • Wise, T
  • Woodcraft, A
  • Zanotti, L
  • Zhang, GQ
  • Zhu, BX
  • Zimmermann, S
  • Zucchelli, S
  • et al.
Abstract

We report on a search for double beta decay of $^{130}$Te to the first $0^{+}$ excited state of $^{130}$Xe using a 9.8 kg$\cdot$yr exposure of $^{130}$Te collected with the CUORE-0 experiment. In this work we exploit different topologies of coincident events to search for both the neutrinoless and two-neutrino double-decay modes. We find no evidence for either mode and place lower bounds on the half-lives: $\tau^{0\nu}_{0^+}>7.9\cdot 10^{23}$ yr and $\tau^{2\nu}_{0^+}>2.4\cdot 10^{23}$ yr. Combining our results with those obtained by the CUORICINO experiment, we achieve the most stringent constraints available for these processes: $\tau^{0\nu}_{0^+}>1.4\cdot 10^{24}$ yr and $\tau^{2\nu}_{0^+}>2.5\cdot 10^{23}$ yr.

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