CUORE TEAM PLACES NEW LIMITS ON THE BIZARRE BEHAVIOUR OF NEUTRINOS
Researchers at the Cryogenic Underground Observatory for Rare Events (CUORE), located at the Gran Sasso National Laboratories of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN) published today in Nature the new results on the nature of the neutrino, which also demonstrate the exceptional nature of the technology developed, capable of maintaining a detector weighing over 700 kg at temperatures close to absolute zero, for more than three years.
CUORE searches for the neutrinoless double beta decay, a very rare process, possible only if neutrino and antineutrino are the same particle. His observation would have profound implications in providing an explanation of the asymmetry between matter and antimatter, which we know to characterize our universe. The new results from CUORE are based on a data set ten times larger than any other research with similar experimental technique.
The CUORE team includes researchers, technologists and technicians from the Physics Department of Sapienza and of the INFN division of Rome, with major contributions to the crystal production, the detectors assembly and the data analysis.
F.Bellini, L.Cardani, N.Casali, I.Dafinei V.Dompè, G.Fantini, S.Morganti, V.Pettinacci, C.Tomei, M. Vignati