Data quality assurance for the Majorana Demonstrator

J. Myslik, N. Abgrall, S. I. Alvis, I. J. Arnquist, F. T. Avignone, A. S. Barabash, C. J. Barton, F. E. Bertrand, T. Bode, A. W. Bradley, V. Brudanin, M. Busch, M. Buuck, T. S. Caldwell, Y. D. Chan, C. D. Christofferson, P. H. Chu, C. Cuesta, J. A. Detwiler, C. DunaganYu Efremenko, H. Ejiri, S. R. Elliott, T. Gilliss, G. K. Giovanetti, M. P. Green, J. Gruszko, I. S. Guinn, V. E. Guiseppe, C. R. Haufe, L. Hehn, R. Henning, E. W. Hoppe, M. A. Howe, K. J. Keeter, M. F. Kidd, S. I. Konovalov, R. T. Kouzes, A. M. Lopez, R. D. Martin, R. Massarczyk, S. J. Meijer, S. Mertens, C. O'Shaughnessy, G. Othman, W. Pettus, A. W.P. Poon, D. C. Radford, J. Rager, A. L. Reine, K. Rielage, R. G.H. Robertson, N. W. Ruof, B. Shanks, M. Shirchenko, A. M. Suriano, D. Tedeschi, J. E. Trimble, R. L. Varner, S. Vasilyev, K. Vetter, K. Vorren, B. R. White, J. F. Wilkerson, C. Wiseman, W. Xu, E. Yakushev, C. H. Yu, V. Yumatov, I. Zhitnikov, B. X. Zhu

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Abstract

The MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR is an experiment constructed to search for neutrinoless double-beta decays in germanium-76 and to demonstrate the feasibility to deploy a large-scale experiment in a phased and modular fashion. It consists of two modular arrays of natural and 76 Ge-enriched germanium detectors totalling 44.1 kg, located at the 4850' level of the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead, South Dakota, USA. Any neutrinoless double-beta decay search requires a thorough understanding of the background and the signal energy spectra. The various techniques employed to ensure the integrity of the measured spectra are discussed. Data collection is monitored with a thorough set of checks, and subsequent careful analysis is performed to qualify the data for higher level physics analysis. Instrumental background events are tagged for removal, and problematic channels are removed from consideration as necessary.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012123
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume1342
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 20 Jan 2020
Event15th International Conference on Topics in Astroparticle and Underground Physics, TAUP 2017 - Sudbury, Canada
Duration: 24 Jun 201728 Jun 2017

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