Dr. Jon Ouellet
Results from the search for 0nbb decay of 130Te with CUORE-0
The Cryogenic Underground Observatory for Rare Events (CUORE) is a next-generation bolometric detector that will search for neutrinoless double-beta decay (NDBD) of 130Te and other rare processes. It is currently in the advanced stages of construction in the Gran Sasso National Laboratories in Italy. The first stage of CUORE, called CUORE-0, ran from March 2013 - March 2015 and amassed a 130Te exposure of 9.8 kg.yr. Here, we present the results from the search for NDBD of 130Te with CUORE-0. We see no signal of NDBD and so we place a limit on the half-life. We combine the present results with two previous bolometric searches to place the most stringent limits on the NDBD half-life of 130Te to date. We briefly explore the implications of the CUORE-0 results for the CUORE experiment and review its status.