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Design improvements to cables and connectors in the Majorana Demonstrator

Haufe, C.R. (TUNL, Durham) ; Reine, A.L. (TUNL, Durham) ; Abgrall, N. (LBNL, NSD) ; Alvis, S.I. (CENPA, Seattle) ; Arnquist, I.J. (PNL, Richland) ; Avignone, F.T., III (Oak Ridge) ; Barabash, A.S. (Kurchatov Inst., Moscow) ; Barton, C.J. (South Dakota U.) ; Bertrand, F.E. (Oak Ridge) ; Bode, T. (Munich, Max Planck Inst.) ; Bradley, A.W. (LBNL, NSD) ; Brudanin, V. (Dubna, JINR) ; Busch, M. (TUNL, Durham) ; Buuck, M. (CENPA, Seattle) ; Caldwell, T.S. (TUNL, Durham) ; Chan, Y-D (LBNL, NSD) ; Christofferson, C.D. (South Dakota Sch. Mines Tech.) ; Chu, P-H (Los Alamos) ; Cuesta, C. (CENPA, Seattle) ; Detwiler, J.A. (CENPA, Seattle) ; Dunagan, C. (South Dakota Sch. Mines Tech.) ; Efremenko, Yu (Oak Ridge) ; Ejiri, H. (Osaka U., Res. Ctr. Nucl. Phys.) ; Elliott, S.R. (Los Alamos) ; Gilliss, T. (TUNL, Durham) ; Giovanetti, G.K. (Princeton U.) ; Gruszko, J. (CENPA, Seattle) ; Guinn, I.S. (CENPA, Seattle) ; Guiseppe, V.E. (South Carolina U.) ; Hehn, L. (LBNL, NSD) ; Henning, R. (TUNL, Durham) ; Hoppe, E.W. (PNL, Richland) ; Howe, M.A. (TUNL, Durham) ; Keeter, K.J. (Black Hills State U.) ; Kidd, M.F. (Tennessee Tech. U.) ; Konovalov, S.I. (Kurchatov Inst., Moscow) ; Kouzes, R.T. (PNL, Richland) ; Lopez, A.M. (Tennessee U.) ; Martin, R.D. (Queen's U., Kingston) ; Massarczyk, R. (Los Alamos) ; Meijer, S.J. (TUNL, Durham) ; Mertens, S. (Munich, Tech. U.) ; Myslik, J. (LBNL, NSD) ; O'Shaughnessy, C. (TUNL, Durham) ; Othman, G. (TUNL, Durham) ; Pettus, W. (CENPA, Seattle) ; Poon, A. W P (LBNL, NSD) ; Radford, D.C. (Oak Ridge) ; Rager, J. (TUNL, Durham) ; Rielage, K. (Los Alamos) ; Robertson, R. G H (CENPA, Seattle) ; Ruof, N.W. (CENPA, Seattle) ; Shanks, B. (TUNL, Durham) ; Shirchenko, M. (Dubna, JINR) ; Suriano, A.M. (South Dakota Sch. Mines Tech.) ; Tedeschi, D. (South Carolina U.) ; Trimble, J.E. (TUNL, Durham) ; Varner, R.L. (Oak Ridge) ; Vasilyev, S. (Dubna, JINR) ; Vetter, K. (LBNL, NSD) ; Vorren, K. (TUNL, Durham) ; White, B.R. (Los Alamos) ; Wilkerson, J.F. (Oak Ridge) ; Wiseman, C. (South Carolina U.) ; Xu, W. (South Dakota U.) ; Yakushev, E. (Dubna, JINR) ; Yu, C-H (Oak Ridge) ; Yumatov, V. (Kurchatov Inst., Moscow) ; Zhitnikov, I. (Dubna, JINR) ; Zhu, B.X. (Los Alamos)

Vol.: C17-07-24
Pages: 5

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 ton-scale experiment in a phased and modular fashion. It consists of two modular arrays of natural and 76Ge-enriched germanium p-type point contact detectors totaling 44.1 kg, located at the 4850 level of the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead, South Dakota, USA. The Demonstrator uses custom high voltage cables to bias the detectors, as well as custom signal cables and connectors to read out the charge deposited at the point contact of each detector. These low-mass cables and connectors must meet stringent radiopurity requirements while being subjected to thermal and mechanical stress. A number of issues have been identified with the currently installed cables and connectors. An improved set of cables and connectors for the Majorana Demonstrator are being developed with the aim of increasing their overall reliability and connectivity. We will discuss some of the issues encountered with the current cables and connectors as well as our improved designs and their initial performance.

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Note: 5 pages, 2 figures, TAUP 2017: XV International Conference on Topics in Astroparticle and Underground Physics

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