BeO [Formula Presented] calorimeter for the [Formula Presented] Be electron capture decay measurement

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

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[Formula Presented] Be electron capture decay to [Formula Presented] Li has been investigated by means of a cryogenic [Formula Presented] 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 [Formula Presented] Be 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 [Formula Presented] Be 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
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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