The GERDA experiment searches for the lepton-number-violating neutrinoless double-ss decay of Ge-76 (Ge-76 -> Se-76 thorn 2e(-)) operating bare Ge diodes with an enriched Ge-76 fraction in liquid argon. The exposure for broad-energy germanium type (BEGe) detectors is increased threefold with respect to our previous data release. The BEGe detectors feature an excellent background suppression from the analysis of the time profile of the detector signals. In the analysis window a background level of 1.0(-0.4)(+0.6) x 10(-3) counts/(keV kg yr) has been achieved; if normalized to the energy resolution this is the lowest ever achieved in any 0 nu ss ss experiment. No signal is observed and a new 90% C.L. lower limit for the half-life of 8.0 x 10(25) yr is placed when combining with our previous data. The expected median sensitivity assuming no signal is 5.8 x 10(25) yr.

Improved Limit on Neutrinoless Double- β Decay of Ge 76 from GERDA Phase II

Bettini, A.;Brugnera, R.;Garfagnini, A.;Hemmer, S.;LIPPI, IVANO;PERTOLDI, LUIGI;Sada, C.;Stanco, L.;Von Sturm, K.;
2018

Abstract

The GERDA experiment searches for the lepton-number-violating neutrinoless double-ss decay of Ge-76 (Ge-76 -> Se-76 thorn 2e(-)) operating bare Ge diodes with an enriched Ge-76 fraction in liquid argon. The exposure for broad-energy germanium type (BEGe) detectors is increased threefold with respect to our previous data release. The BEGe detectors feature an excellent background suppression from the analysis of the time profile of the detector signals. In the analysis window a background level of 1.0(-0.4)(+0.6) x 10(-3) counts/(keV kg yr) has been achieved; if normalized to the energy resolution this is the lowest ever achieved in any 0 nu ss ss experiment. No signal is observed and a new 90% C.L. lower limit for the half-life of 8.0 x 10(25) yr is placed when combining with our previous data. The expected median sensitivity assuming no signal is 5.8 x 10(25) yr.
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