Review Article

Searching for Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay of 130Te with CUORE

Figure 1

(a) Illustration of the planned 19-tower CUORE detector array. (b) Close-up of a single tower floor showing four TeO2 crystals held inside their copper frame by PTFE spacers. (c) Schematic diagram of an individual TeO2 crystal bolometer. Each crystal is instrumented with a heater (H) and a thermistor (T); the PTFE spacers and sensor readout wires act as weak thermal links (L) between the crystal and the thermal bath of the copper frame.