Novel technique for the study of pileup events in cryogenic bolometers

A. Armatol, E. Armengaud, W. Armstrong, C. Augier, F. T. Avignone, O. Azzolini, A. Barabash, G. Bari, A. Barresi, D. Baudin, F. Bellini, G. Benato, M. Beretta, L. Bergé, M. Biassoni, J. Billard, V. Boldrini, A. Branca, C. Brofferio, C. BucciJ. Camilleri, S. Capelli, L. Cappelli, L. Cardani, P. Carniti, N. Casali, A. Cazes, E. Celi, C. Chang, M. Chapellier, A. Charrier, D. Chiesa, M. Clemenza, I. Colantoni, F. Collamati, S. Copello, O. Cremonesi, R. J. Creswick, A. Cruciani, A. D'Addabbo, G. D'Imperio, I. Dafinei, F. A. Danevich, M. De Combarieu, M. De Jesus, P. De Marcillac, S. Dell'Oro, S. Di Domizio, V. Dompè, A. Drobizhev, L. Dumoulin, G. Fantini, M. Faverzani, E. Ferri, F. Ferri, F. Ferroni, E. Figueroa-Feliciano, J. Formaggio, A. Franceschi, C. Fu, S. Fu, B. K. Fujikawa, J. Gascon, A. Giachero, L. Gironi, A. Giuliani, P. Gorla, C. Gotti, P. Gras, M. Gros, T. D. Gutierrez, K. Han, E. V. Hansen, K. M. Heeger, D. L. Helis, H. Z. Huang, R. G. Huang, L. Imbert, J. Johnston, A. Juillard, G. Karapetrov, G. Keppel, H. Khalife, V. V. Kobychev, Yu G. Kolomensky, S. Konovalov, Y. Liu, P. Loaiza, L. Ma, M. Madhukuttan, F. Mancarella, R. Mariam, L. Marini, S. Marnieros, M. Martinez, R. H. Maruyama, B. Mauri, D. Mayer, Y. Mei, S. Milana, D. Misiak, T. Napolitano, M. Nastasi, X. F. Navick, J. Nikkel, R. Nipoti, S. Nisi, C. Nones, E. B. Norman, V. Novosad, I. Nutini, T. O'Donnell, E. Olivieri, C. Oriol, J. L. Ouellet, S. Pagan, C. Pagliarone, L. Pagnanini, P. Pari, L. Pattavina, B. Paul, M. Pavan, H. Peng, G. Pessina, V. Pettinacci, C. Pira, S. Pirro, D. V. Poda, T. Polakovic, O. G. Polischuk, S. Pozzi, E. Previtali, A. Puiu, A. Ressa, R. Rizzoli, C. Rosenfeld, C. Rusconi, V. Sanglard, J. Scarpaci, B. Schmidt, V. Sharma, V. Shlegel, V. Singh, M. Sisti, D. Speller, P. T. Surukuchi, L. Taffarello, O. Tellier, C. Tomei, V. I. Tretyak, A. Tsymbaliuk, M. Velazquez, K. J. Vetter, S. L. Wagaarachchi, G. Wang, L. Wang, B. Welliver, J. Wilson, K. Wilson, L. A. Winslow, M. Xue, L. Yan, J. Yang, V. Yefremenko, V. Yumatov, M. M. Zarytskyy, J. Zhang, A. Zolotarova, S. Zucchelli

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Precise characterization of detector time resolution is of crucial importance for next-generation cryogenic-bolometer experiments searching for neutrinoless double-beta decay, such as CUPID, in order to reject background due to pileup of two-neutrino double-beta decay events. In this paper, we describe a technique developed to study the pileup rejection capability of cryogenic bolometers. Our approach, which consists of producing controlled pileup events with a programmable wave-form generator, has the benefit that we can reliably and reproducibly control the time separation and relative energy of the individual components of the generated pileup events. The resulting data allow us to optimize and benchmark analysis strategies to discriminate between individual and pileup pulses. We describe a test of this technique performed with a small array of detectors at the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, in Italy; we obtain a 90% rejection efficiency against pulser-generated pileup events with rise time of ∼15ms down to time separation between the individual events of about 2ms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number015501
JournalPhysical Review C
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jun 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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