Low-background Ge-NaI spectrometer for measurement of the neutrino magnetic moment

A. G. Beda, E. V. Demidova, A. S. Starostin, M. B. Voloshin

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Abstract

We analyze the possibility of using a low-background Ge-NaI spectrometer in a reactor experiment aimed at searches for the neutrino magnetic moment down to 3 × 10-11 of the electron magneton. The properties of the so-far existing low-background Ge spectrometers are discussed, and additional sources of background in a reactor experiment at a small depth are estimated. These estimates place specific requirements on the design of the spectrometer. The results of preliminary background measurements at a small depth of 5 mwe with a dedicated spectrometer built at ITEP are reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)66-73
Number of pages8
JournalPhysics of Atomic Nuclei
Volume61
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

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