Title: Production, characterization and operation of Ge-76 enriched BEGe detectors in GERDA
Authors: AGOSTINI M.ALLARDT M.ANDREOTTI ERICABAKALYAROV A.m.BALATA M.BARABANOV I.BARROS N.BAUDIS L.BAUER C.BECERICI-SCHMIDT N.BELLOTTI E.BELOGUROV S.BELYAEV S.t.BENATO G.BETTINI A.BEZRUKOV L.BODE T.BRUDANIN V.BRUGNERA R.BUDJAS D.CALDWELL A.CATTADORI CCHERNOGOROV A.DEMIDOVA E.v.DOMULA A.r.EGOROV V.FALKENSTEIN R.FREUND K.FRODYMA N.GANGAPSHEV A.GARFAGNINI A.GRABMAYR P.GURENTSOV V.GOTTI C.GUSEV K.HEGAI A.HEISEL M.HEMMER S.HEUSSER G.HOFMANN W.IOANNUCCI L.HULT MikaelInzhechik L.JANICSKO J.JOCHUM J.JUNKER M.KIRPICHNIKOV IKIRSCH A.KLIMENKO A.KIHM T.KNOEPFLE K.t.KOCHETOV O.KUZMINOV V.Kornoukhov V.LAUBENSTEIN M.LAZZARO A.LEBEDEV VLEHNERT B.LIAO H.LINDNER M.LIPPI I.LUBASHEVSKY A.LUBSANDORZHIEV B.LUTTER GUILLAUMEMajorovits B.MACOLINO C.MANESCHG W.NEMCHENOK I.NISI S.O'SHAUGHNESSY C.PANDOLA L.PALIOSELITIS D.PESSINA G.PELCZAR K.PULLIA A.RIBOLDI S.SADA C.SALATHE M.SCHMITT C.SCHREINER J.SCHULZ O.SCHWINGENHEUER B.SCHOENERT S.SHEVCHIK E.SHIRCHENKO M.SIMGEN H.SMOLNIKOV A.STANCO L.STRECKER H.UR C AVASENKO A. A.VON STURM K.WALTER M.WAGNER V.WEGMANN A.WESTER T.WOJCIK M.YANOVICH E.ZAVARISE P.ZHITNIKOV I.ZHUKOV S. V.ZINATULINA D.ZUBER K.ZUZEL G.BOROWICZ D.D'ANDREA V.KAZALOV V.MISIASZEK M.RUMYANTSEVA N.A. K. SchützVANHOEFER L.WILSENACH H.
Citation: EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL C vol. 75 no. 39 p. 1-22
Publisher: SPRINGER
Publication Year: 2015
JRC N°: JRC92156
ISSN: 1434-6044
URI: http://epjc.epj.org/articles/epjc/abs/2015/02/10052_2014_Article_3253/10052_2014_Article_3253.html
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC92156
DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-014-3253-0
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: The GERmanium Detector Array (GERDA) at the Gran Sasso Underground Laboratory (LNGS) searches for the neutrinoless double beta decay (0n2b) of 76Ge. Germanium detectors made of material with an enriched 76Ge fraction act simultaneously as sources and detectors for this decay. During Phase I of the experiment mainly refurbished semi-coaxial Ge detectors from former experiments were used. For the upcoming Phase II, 30 new 76Ge enriched detectors of broad energy germanium (BEGe)-type were produced. A subgroup of these detectors has already been deployed in GERDA during Phase I. The present paper reviews the complete production chain of these BEGe detectors including isotopic enrichment, purification, crystal growth and diode production. The efforts in optimizing the mass yield and in minimizing the exposure of the 76Ge enriched germanium to cosmic radiation during processing are described. Furthermore, characterization measurements in vacuum cryostats of the first subgroup of seven BEGe-detectors and their long-term behaviour in liquid argon are discussed. The detector performance fulfills the requirements needed for the physics goals of GERDA Phase II.
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