8-13 September 2013
Asilomar, California
US/Pacific timezone

The Majorana Demonstrator Calibration System

11 Sep 2013, 19:30
2h 30m
Asilomar, California

Asilomar, California

Asilomar Conference Grounds, 800 Asilomar Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3704
Poster Double Beta Decay Poster Session


Dr Johnny Goett (Los Alamos National Laboratory P-23)


The Majorana Demonstrator aims to show the feasibility of reducing backgrounds in the search for 0νββ decay of 76Ge below 1 count/tonne*year in the 4keV ROI around the Q-value at 2039 keV. In pursuit of this goal, we must characterize individual detectors for both energy resolution and pulse response. We discuss the basic requirements of the Majorana calibration system as informed by Monte-Carlo methods, it's physical design, and the automated line source deployment mechanism we've produced to achieve these goals.

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Dr Johnny Goett (Los Alamos National Laboratory P-23)

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