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Pulse shape discrimination in CUPID-Mo using principal component analysis

Huang, R.; Armengaud, E.; Augier, C.; Barabash, A.S.; Bellini, F.; Benato, G.; Benoît, A.; Beretta, M.; Bergé, L.; Billard, J.; Borovlev, Yu. A.; Bourgeois, Ch.; Brudanin, V.B.; Camus, P.; Cardani, L.; Casali, N.; Cazes, A.; Chapellier, M.; Charlieux, F.; de Combarieu, M.; ... mehr

Abstract:
CUPID-Mo is a cryogenic detector array designed to search for neutrinoless double-beta decay (0νββ) of 100Mo. It uses 20 scintillating 100Mo-enriched Li2MoO4 bolometers instrumented with Ge light detectors to perform active suppression of α backgrounds, drastically reducing the expected background in the 0νββ signal region. As a result, pileup events and small detector instabilities that mimic normal signals become non-negligible potential backgrounds. These types of events can in principle be eliminated based on their signal shapes, which are different from those of regular bolometric pulses. We show that a purely data-driven principal component analysis based approach is able to filter out these anomalous events, without the aid of detector response simulations.



Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Astroteilchenphysik (IAP)
Interfakultatives Institut für Entrepreneurship (IEP)
Publikationstyp Forschungsbericht/Preprint
Publikationsjahr 2021
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator KITopen-ID: 1000130993
HGF-Programm 51.13.01 (POF IV, LK 01) Neutrinophysik und Dunkle Materie
Schlagwörter Analysis and statistical methods; Calorimeters; Data processing methods; Double-betadecay detectors
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