From Cuoricino to CUORE: investigating the inverted hierarchy region of neutrino mass

A Giuliani, the CUORE Collaboration
2008 Journal of Physics, Conference Series  
Cuoricino is a Double Beta Decay experiment operating deep underground, in the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso (Italy) at a depth of about 3500 m.w.e. The search for the 0νββ of 130 Te is carried out with the bolometric technique and an upper limit of 3×10 24 y (@ 90%C.L.) is set for this process. Cuoricino represents not only the most sensitive DBD Experiment presently operating but also a prototype for a next generation experiment, CUORE (Cryogenic Underground Observatory for Rare
more » ... The expected performance and sensitivity, based on Monte Carlo simulations and extrapolations of the present Cuoricino results, indicate that CUORE will be able to test the 0.02-0.05 eV region for the effective neutrino mass, having a high discovery potential in the inverted hierarchy region of the neutrino mass pattern.
doi:10.1088/1742-6596/120/5/052051 fatcat:ycl5l7wwv5gaddoe5alh7f4jea