Publications [#313147] of Werner Tornow

Papers Published
  1. Collaboration, MAJORANA; Aalseth, CE; Amman, M; III, FTA; Back, HO; Barabash, AS; Barbeau, PS; Bergevin, M; Bertrand, FE; Boswell, M; Brudanin, V; Bugg, W; Burritt, TH; Busch, M; Capps, G; Chan, Y-D; Collar, JI; Cooper, RJ; Creswick, R; Detwiler, JA; Diaz, J; Doe, PJ; Efremenko, Y; Egorov, V; Ejiri, H; Elliott, SR; Ely, J; Esterline, J; Farach, H; Fast, JE; Fields, N; Finnerty, P; Fujikawa, B; Fuller, E; Gehman, VM; Giovanetti, GK; Guiseppe, VE; Gusey, K; Hallin, AL; Harper, GC; Hazama, R et al., Astroparticle Physics with a Customized Low-Background Broad Energy Germanium Detector, Nucl.Instrum.Meth.A, vol. 652 (July, 2010), pp. 692-695 [1007.3231v2], [doi] .

    The MAJORANA Collaboration is building the MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR, a 60 kg array of high purity germanium detectors housed in an ultra-low background shield at the Sanford Underground Laboratory in Lead, SD. The MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR will search for neutrinoless double-beta decay of 76Ge while demonstrating the feasibility of a tonne-scale experiment. It may also carry out a dark matter search in the 1-10 GeV/c^2 mass range. We have found that customized Broad Energy Germanium (BEGe) detectors produced by Canberra have several desirable features for a neutrinoless double-beta decay experiment, including low electronic noise, excellent pulse shape analysis capabilities, and simple fabrication. We have deployed a customized BEGe, the MAJORANA Low-Background BEGe at Kimballton (MALBEK), in a low-background cryostat and shield at the Kimballton Underground Research Facility in Virginia. This paper will focus on the detector characteristics and measurements that can be performed with such a radiation detector in a low-background environment.