BeO μ calorimeter for the 7Be electron capture decay measurement

Massimiliano Galeazzi, F. Gatti, P. Meunier, S. Vitale

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7Be electron capture decay to 7Li has been investigated by means of a cryogenic μ calorimeter. A cryogenic particle detector, due to its low energy threshold and good energy resolution, allows us to detect for the first time the complete 7Be calorimetric energy spectrum with a peak width of 24 eV full width at half maximum at 112 eV. The observed decrease in the rate of the absorber activity corresponds to the expected 7Be half-life of 53 days. This kind of detector has an important application in the environment of a lithium radiochemical solar neutrino experiment which is in progress in Moscow. A discussion about the possible processes which take place inside the BeO absorber during the energy thermalization is reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2017-2021
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Volume57
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1998
Externally publishedYes

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BeO μ calorimeter for the 7Be electron capture decay measurement. / Galeazzi, Massimiliano; Gatti, F.; Meunier, P.; Vitale, S.

In: Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics, Vol. 57, No. 4, 04.1998, p. 2017-2021.

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Galeazzi, M, Gatti, F, Meunier, P & Vitale, S 1998, 'BeO μ calorimeter for the 7Be electron capture decay measurement', Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics, vol. 57, no. 4, pp. 2017-2021.
Galeazzi, Massimiliano ; Gatti, F. ; Meunier, P. ; Vitale, S. / BeO μ calorimeter for the 7Be electron capture decay measurement. In: Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics. 1998 ; Vol. 57, No. 4. pp. 2017-2021.
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