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Journal of Low Temperature Physics

, Volume 184, Issue 3–4, pp 590–596 | Cite as

The CUORE Cryostat: A 1-Ton Scale Setup for Bolometric Detectors

  • C. Ligi
  • C. Alduino
  • F. Alessandria
  • M. Biassoni
  • C. Bucci
  • A. Caminata
  • L. Canonica
  • L. Cappelli
  • N. I. Chott
  • S. Copello
  • A. D’Addabbo
  • S. Dell’Oro
  • A. Drobizhev
  • M. A. Franceschi
  • L. Gladstone
  • P. Gorla
  • T. Napolitano
  • A. Nucciotti
  • D. Orlandi
  • J. Ouellet
  • C. Pagliarone
  • L. Pattavina
  • C. Rusconi
  • D. Santone
  • V. Singh
  • L. Taffarello
  • F. Terranova
  • S. Uttaro
Article

Abstract

The cryogenic underground observatory for rare events (CUORE) is a 1-ton scale bolometric experiment whose detector consists of an array of 988 TeO\(_2\) crystals arranged in a cylindrical compact structure of 19 towers. This will be the largest bolometric mass ever operated. The experiment will work at a temperature around or below 10 mK. CUORE cryostat consists of a cryogen-free system based on pulse tubes and a custom high power dilution refrigerator, designed to match these specifications. The cryostat has been commissioned in 2014 at the Gran Sasso National Laboratories and reached a record temperature of 6 mK on a cubic meter scale. In this paper, we present results of CUORE commissioning runs. Details on the thermal characteristics and cryogenic performances of the system will be also given.

Keywords

Cryogenic intrumentations Neutrinoless double-beta decay  Bolometers 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Ligi
    • 1
  • C. Alduino
    • 2
  • F. Alessandria
    • 3
  • M. Biassoni
    • 3
    • 4
  • C. Bucci
    • 5
  • A. Caminata
    • 6
  • L. Canonica
    • 5
  • L. Cappelli
    • 5
    • 7
  • N. I. Chott
    • 2
  • S. Copello
    • 6
  • A. D’Addabbo
    • 5
  • S. Dell’Oro
    • 5
  • A. Drobizhev
    • 8
  • M. A. Franceschi
    • 1
  • L. Gladstone
    • 9
  • P. Gorla
    • 5
  • T. Napolitano
    • 1
  • A. Nucciotti
    • 3
    • 4
  • D. Orlandi
    • 5
  • J. Ouellet
    • 9
  • C. Pagliarone
    • 5
    • 7
  • L. Pattavina
    • 5
  • C. Rusconi
    • 3
  • D. Santone
    • 5
  • V. Singh
    • 8
  • L. Taffarello
    • 10
  • F. Terranova
    • 3
    • 4
  • S. Uttaro
    • 5
    • 7
  1. 1.INFN - Laboratori Nazionali di FrascatiFrascatiItaly
  2. 2.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of South CarolinaColumbiaUSA
  3. 3.INFN - Sezione di Milano BicoccaMilanItaly
  4. 4.Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di Milano-BicoccaMilanItaly
  5. 5.INFN - Laboratori Nazionali del Gran SassoL’AquilaItaly
  6. 6.INFN - Sezione di GenovaGenoaItaly
  7. 7.Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile e MeccanicaUniversità degli Studi di Cassino e del Lazio MeridionaleCassinoItaly
  8. 8.Department of PhysicsUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  9. 9.Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA
  10. 10.INFN - Sezione di PadovaPaduaItaly

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