The IGEX experiment reexamined: A response to the critique of Klapdor-Kleingrothaus, Dietz, and Krivosheina

C. E. Aalseth, F. T. Avignone, R. L. Brodzinski, S. Cebrian, E. Garcia, D. Gonzales, W. K. Hensley, I. G. Irastorza, I. V. Kirpichnikov, A. A. Klimenko, H. S. Miley, A. Morales (+13 others)
2004 Physical Review D  
This paper is a response to the article "Critical View to" the IGEX neutrinoless double-beta decay experiment..."published in Phys. Rev.D, Volume 65 (2002) 092007," by H.V.Klapdor-Kleingrothaus, A. Dietz, and I.V.Krivosheina, published as preprint hep-ph/0403056. The criticisms are confronted, and the questions raised are answered. We demonstrate that the lower limit quoted by IGEX, for the half life of Ge-76 neutrinoless double beta decay, 1.57x10**25 y, is correct and that there was no
more » ... etical error"-as claimed in the " Critical Review" article.
doi:10.1103/physrevd.70.078302 fatcat:6ggcv74gjjb55g4ittcg3oqlcu