Germanium-76 Sample Analysis

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The MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR is a large array of ultra-low background high-purity germanium detectors, enriched in 76Ge, designed to search for zero-neutrino double-beta decay (0νββ). The DEMONSTRATOR will utilize 76Ge from Russia, and the first one gram sample was received from the supplier for analysis on April 24, 2011. The Environmental Molecular Sciences facility, a DOE user facility at PNNL, was used to make the required isotopic and chemical purity measurements that are essential to the quality assurance for the MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR. The results of this first analysis are reported here.

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Kouzes, Richard T.; Engelhard, Mark H. & Zhu, Zihua April 1, 2011.

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    Publisher Info: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States), Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL)
    Place of Publication: Richland, Washington

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The MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR is a large array of ultra-low background high-purity germanium detectors, enriched in 76Ge, designed to search for zero-neutrino double-beta decay (0νββ). The DEMONSTRATOR will utilize 76Ge from Russia, and the first one gram sample was received from the supplier for analysis on April 24, 2011. The Environmental Molecular Sciences facility, a DOE user facility at PNNL, was used to make the required isotopic and chemical purity measurements that are essential to the quality assurance for the MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR. The results of this first analysis are reported here.

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  • Report No.: PNNL-20368
  • Grant Number: AC05-76RL01830
  • DOI: 10.2172/1013937 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1013937
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc839441

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Kouzes, Richard T.; Engelhard, Mark H. & Zhu, Zihua. Germanium-76 Sample Analysis, report, April 1, 2011; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc839441/: accessed September 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.