Radiopurity of CaWO4 crystals for direct dark matter search with CRESST and EURECA

Münster, A. ; Sivers, M.V. ; Angloher, G. ; Bento, A. ; Bucci, C. ; Canonica, L. ; Erb, A. ; Feilitzsch, F.V. ; Gorla, P. ; Gütlein, A. ; Hauff, D. ; Jochum, J. ; Kraus, H. ; Lanfranchi, J.C ; Laubenstein, M. ; Loebell, J. ; Ortigoza, Y. (Universidad de Zaragoza) ; Petricca, F. ; Potzel, W. ; Pröbst, F. ; Puimedon, J. (Universidad de Zaragoza) ; Reindl, F. ; Roth, S. ; Rottler, K. ; Sailer, C. ; Schäffner, K. ; Schieck, J. ; Scholl, S. ; Schönert, S. ; Seidel, W. ; Stodolsky, L. ; Strandhagen, C. ; Strauss, R. ; Tanzke, A. ; Uffinger, M. ; Ulrich, A. ; Usherov, I. ; Wawoczny, S. ; Willers, M. ; Wüstrich, M. ; Zöller, A.
Radiopurity of CaWO4 crystals for direct dark matter search with CRESST and EURECA
Resumen: The direct dark matter search experiment CRESST uses scintillating CaWO4 single crystals as targets for possible WIMP scatterings. An intrinsic radioactive contami- nation of the crystals as low as possible is crucial for the sensitivity of the detectors. In the past CaWO4 crystals operated in CRESST were produced by institutes in Russia and the Ukraine. Since 2011 CaWO4 crystals have also been grown at the crystal laboratory of the Technische Universit ¨at Mu ¨nchen (TUM) to better meet the requirements of CRESST and of the future tonne-scale multi-material experiment EURECA. The radiopurity of the raw mate- rials and of first TUM-grown crystals was measured by ultra-low background ¿-spectrometry. Two TUM-grown crystals were also operated as low-temperature detectors at a test setup in the Gran Sasso underground laboratory. These measurements were used to determine the crystals’ intrinsic a-activities which were compared to those of crystals produced at other institutes. The total a-activities of TUM-grown crystals as low as 1.23 ± 0.06 mBq/kg were found to be significantly smaller than the activities of crystals grown at other institutes typically ranging between ~ 15 mBq/kg and ~ 35 mBq/kg.
Idioma: Inglés
DOI: 10.1088/1475-7516/2014/05/018
Año: 2014
Publicado en: JOURNAL OF COSMOLOGY AND ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS 2014, 5 (2014), [15 pp]
ISSN: 1475-7516

Factor impacto JCR: 5.81 (2014)
Categ. JCR: PHYSICS, PARTICLES & FIELDS rank: 4 / 27 = 0.148 (2014) - Q1 - T1
Categ. JCR: ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS rank: 10 / 60 = 0.167 (2014) - Q1 - T1

Financiación: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/MINECO/Consolider-Ingenio2010-MULTI-DARK-CSD2009-00064
Financiación: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/MINECO-FEDER/FPA2011-23749
Tipo y forma: Article (PostPrint)
Área (Departamento): Física Atómica, Molecular y Nuclear (Departamento de Física Teórica)

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