MAJORANA Publications and Dissertations

MAJORANA Publications 





First Limit on the Direct Detection of Lightly Ionizing Particles for Electric Charge as Low as e/1000 with the MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR  S. I. Alvis et al. Phys. Rev. Letters 2018
Search for Neutrinoless Double-ß Decay in 76Ge with the MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR C. E. Aalseth et al. Phys. Rev. Letters 2018
The Processing of Enriched Germanium for the MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR and R&D for a Possible Future Ton-Scale Ge-76 Double-Beta Decay Experiment N. Abgrall,  et al. Nucl. Instrum. Meth. A 2017
The MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR calibration system N. Abgrall,  et al. Nucl. Instrum. Meth. A 2017
New limits on bosonic dark matter, solar axions, Pauli Exclusions Principle violation, and electron decay from the low-energy spectrum of the MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR N. Abgrall,  et al. Phys. Rev. Letters 2017
Muon flux measurements at the Davis Campus of the Sanford Underground Research Facility with the MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR veto system N. Abgrall,  et al. Astropart. Phys.  2017
High voltage testing for the MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR
N. Abgrall,  et al.
Nucl. Instrum. Meth. A 2016
The MAJORANA Parts Tracking Database N. Abgrall,  et al. Nucl. Instrum. Meth. A 2015
A novel assay method for the trace determination of Th and U in copper and lead using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry B.D. LaFerriere, T.C. Maiti, I.J. Arnquist, E.W. Hoppe Nucl. Instrum. Meth. A 2015
Reduction of radioactive backgrounds in electroformed copper for ultra-sensitive radiation detectors E.W. Hoppe, et al. Nucl. Instrum. Meth. A 2014
Characteristics of signals originating near the lithium-diffused N+contact of high purity germanium p-type point contact detectors E. Aguayo, et al. NIM A 2013
The design of an ultra-low background thermosyphon for the MAJORANA Demonstrator E. Aguayo, et al. NIM A 2013
Neutron inelastic scattering in natural Cu as a background in neutrinoless double-beta decay experiments M.S. Boswell, et al. Phys. Rev. C 2013
Measurement of the elastic scattering cross section of neutrons from neon and argon  S. MacMullin, et. a/. Phys. Rev. C 2013
Surface cleaning techniques: ultra-trace ICP-MS sample preparation and assay of HDPE N.R. Overman, E.W. Hoppe, R.S. Addleman J. Radioanal. Nucl. Chem. 2013
Effect of a surface channel on the performance of a P-type Point Contact HPGe detector R.J. Cooper, D.C. Radford, et al. NIM A 2012
An Improved Limit on Pauli-Exclusion-Principle Forbidden Atomic Transitions S.R. Elliott, B.H. LaRoque, V.M. Gehman, M.F. Kidd, M. Chen Foundations of Physics 2012
Alpha Backgrounds for HPGe Detectors in Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay Experiments R.A. Johnson et. al. NIM A 2012
Neutron-induced gamma-ray production cross sections for the first excited-state transitions in Ne-20 and Ne-22 S. MacMullin, et. al. Phys. Rev. C 2012
Partial gamma-ray production cross sections for (n,xng) reactions in natural argon from 1 - 30 MeV S. MacMullin, et. al. Phys. Rev. C 2012
Measurement of airborne fission products in Chapel Hill, NC, USA from the Fukushima Dai-ichi reactor accident S. MacMullin, G.K. Giovanetti, M.P. Green, et. al Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 2012
Determining the drift time of charge carriers in p-type point-contact HPGe detectors R.D. Martin, et. al. NIM A 2012
Computational models of germanium point contact detectors P. Mullowney, et. al. NIM A 2012
MAJORANA Electroformed Copper Mechanical Analysis N.R. Overman, D.J. Edwards, C.T. Overman, E.W. Hoppe, T.A. Kafentzis PNNL Technical Report 2012
A Novel HPGe Detector for Gamma Ray Tracking and Imaging R.J. Cooper, D.C. Radford, P.A. Hausladen, K. Lagergren NIM A 2011
A Pulse Shape Analysis technique for the MAJORANA experiment R.J. Cooper, D.C. Radford, et al. NIM A 2011
Arrival time and magnitude of airborne fission products from the Fukushima, Japan, reactor incident as measured in Seattle, WA, USA J. Diaz Leon et al. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 2011
MAGE- a GEANT4-Based Monte Carlo Application Framework for Low-Background Germanium Experiments M. Boswell, Y.D. Chan, J.A. Detwiler, et al. IEEE TNS 2011
Search for an Annual Modulation in a P-type Point Contact Germanium Dark Matter Detector C.E. Aalseth, et al. PRL 2011
Microscopic evaluation of contaminants in ultra-high purity copper E.W. Hoppe, et al. J. Radioanal. Nucl. Chem. 2009
Use of electrodeposition for sample preparation and rejection rate prediction for assay of electroformed ultra high purity copper for Th-232 and U-238 prior to inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP/MS) E.W. Hoppe, et al. J. Radioanal. Nucl. Chem. 2008
A method for removing surface contamination on ultra-pure copper spectrometer components  E.W. Hoppe, A. Seifert, C.E. Aalseth, A.R. Day, O.T. Farmer, T.W. Hossbach, J.I. McIntyre, H.S. Miley, J.E. Smart, G.A. Warren J. Radioanal. Nucl. Chem. 2008
Cleaning and passivation of copper surfaces to remove surface radioactivity and prevent oxide formation E.W. Hoppe, A. Seifert, C.E. Aalseth, P.P. Bachelor, A.R. Day, D.J. Edwards, T.W. Hossbach, K.E. Litke, J.I. McIntyre, H.S. Miley, et al. Nucl. Instrum. Methods Phys. Res., Sect. A 2007


MAJORANA Theses and Dissertations




An Axion Search with the MAJORANA Demonstrator

C. Wiseman


Surface Alpha Interactions in P-Type Point-Contact HPGe Detectors: Maximizing Sensitivity of 76Ge Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay Searches

J. Gruszko


High Precision Modeling of Germanium Detector Waveforms Using Bayesian Machine Learning

B. Shanks 2017

A Direct Search for Dark Matter with the MAJORANA Demonstrator

K. Vorren 2017

P-type Point Contact Germanium Detectors and Their Application in Rare-Event Searches

G. K. Giovanetti 2015

Validation of the Background Model for the Majorana Demonstrator

J. MacMullin


A Direct Dark Matter Search with the MAJORANA Low-Background Broad Energy Germanium Detector

P. S. Finnerty


Searching for neutrinoless double-beta decay of germanium-76 in the presence of backgrounds

A. G. Schubert


Dark Matter Physics with P-type Point-contact Germanium Detectors: Extending the Physics Reach of the Majorana Experiment

Michael G. Marino


Alpha Backgrounds and Their Implications for Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay Experiments Using HPGe Detectors

Robert Johnson


Neutrino and Astroparticle Physics with P-Type Point Contact High Purity Germanium Detectors

P. S. Barbeau


Method of Evaluating the effect of HPGe Design on the Sensitivity of Physics Experiments

Jeremy Kephart


Physics Reach of the Global Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay Program and Systematic Uncertainties of the MAJORANA Project

Victor M. Gehman


Determination of the photopeak detection efficiency of a HPGe detector, for volume sources, via Monte Carlo simulations

Raphael Wesley Damon


Finding Excited State Decays of Germanium-76

Kareem Kazkaz