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1

Double Beta Decay  

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The motivation, present status, and future plans of the search for the neutrinoless double beta decay are reviewed. It is argued that, motivated by the recent observations of neutrino oscillations, there is a reasonable hope that neutrinoless double beta decay corresponding to the neutrino mass scale suggested by oscillations, of about 50 meV, actually exists. The challenges to achieve the sensitivity corresponding to this mass scale, and plans to overcome them, are described.

Steven R. Elliott; Petr Vogel

2002-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

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WHY SEARCH FOR DOUBLE BETA DECAY?  

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the search for neutrinoless double beta decay may prove verySearching for neutrinoless double beta decay is the onlysensitivity of neutrinoless double beta decay. The potential

Kayser, B.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutrinoless Double Beta-Decay  

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The neutrinoless double $\\beta$-decay of nuclei is reviewed. We discuss neutrino mixing and 3x3 PMNS neutrino mixing matrix. Basic theory of neutrinoless double $\\beta$-decay is presented in some details. Results of different calculations of nuclear matrix element are discussed. Experimental situation is considered. The Appendix is dedicated to E. Majorana (brief biography and his paper in which the theory of Majorana particles is given)

S. M. Bilenky

2010-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

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IMPORTANCE OF NEUTRINOLESS DOUBLE BETA DECAY Abstract  

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number violation in nature and what is its magnitude. The neutrinoless double beta decay experiment can

U. Sarkar; Utpal Sarkar

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Neutrinoless double beta decay  

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Present status of the search for 0??? decay and of the related theoretical questions is reviewed. The mechanism of the decay and how to recognize it is discussed first followed by the relation of the effective neutrino Majorana mass and the oscillation parameters and the problems of nuclear matrix elements. The planned ? 100 kg experiments are briefly described.

Petr Vogel

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NEUTRINOLESS DOUBLE BETA DECAY AND ITS “INVERSE”  

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subsequently published arguments, non-observation of neutrinoless double beta decay has, to date, no bearing on

Clemens A. Heusch; Peter Minkowski

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay and CP Violation  

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neutrinoless double beta decay in the case of two neutrino generations (or when the third generation leptons do

Patrick J. O’donnell; Utpal Sarkar

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Double beta decay: experiments and theory review  

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Neutrinoless double beta decay is one of the most powerful tools to set the neutrino mass absolute scale and establish whether the neutrino is a Majorana particle. After a summary of the neutrinoless double beta decay phenomenology, the present status of the experimental search for this rare decay is reported and the prospects for next generation experiments are reviewed.

A. Nucciotti

2007-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Review of double beta decay experiments  

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The brief review of current experiments on search and studying of double beta decay processes is done. Best present limits on $\\langle m_{\

A. S. Barabash

2014-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Review of double beta decay experiments  

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The brief review of current experiments on search and studying of double beta decay processes is done. Best present limits on $\\langle m_{\

Barabash, A S

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Computer code for double beta decay QRPA based calculations  

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. The Enriched Xenon Observatory for neutrinoless double beta decay (EXO) will search for the rare decays

Bertulani, Carlos A. - Department of Physics and Astronomy, Texas A&M University

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Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay in Light of SNO Salt Data  

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14] P. Vogel, “Limits From Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay (Higgs, can also cause neutrinoless double-beta decay (seeLBNL-53996 Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay in Light of SNO

Murayama, Hitoshi

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Search for: "neutrinoless double beta decay" | DOE PAGES  

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neutrinoless double beta decay" Find + Advanced Search Advanced Search All Fields: "neutrinoless double beta decay" Title: Full Text: Bibliographic Data: Creator Author: Name...

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Double Beta Decay Constraint on Composite Neutrinos  

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......Constraint on Composite Neutrinos Eiichi Takasugi Department of Physics, Osaka University, Toyonaka 560 Neutrinoless double beta decay (betabeta)0v occurs through the magnetic coupling of dimension five operator whose coupling constant is......

Eiichi Takasugi

1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Phenomenology of neutrinoless double beta decay  

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This paper reviews the current status and future outlook of neutrinoless double beta decay searches, which try to provide an answer to the fundamental question of whether neutrinos are Dirac or Majorana particles.

Gómez-Cadenas, J J

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Phenomenology of neutrinoless double beta decay  

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This paper reviews the current status and future outlook of neutrinoless double beta decay searches, which try to provide an answer to the fundamental question of whether neutrinos are Dirac or Majorana particles.

J. J. Gómez-Cadenas; Justo Martín-Albo

2015-02-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutrinoless double beta decay with scalar bilinears  

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One possible probe to physics beyond the standard model is to look for scalar bilinears, which couple to two fermions of the standard model. We point out that the scalar bilinears allow new diagrams contributing to the neutrinoless double beta decay. The upper bound on the neutrinoless double beta decay lifetime would then give new constraints on the ratio of the masses of these scalars to their couplings to the fermions.

H. V. Klapdor-Kleingrothaus; U. Sarkar

2002-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

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A Search for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay of Te-130  

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Bolometric experiments for neutrinoless double beta 3.2.1A Search for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay of Te by AdamSpring 2010 A Search for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay of

Bryant, Adam Douglas

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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What can we learn from neutrinoless double beta decay experiments?  

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312 P. Vogel, “Limits From Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay (Assumptions No detected neutrinoless double ?-decay lightestscale (1 ± 0.05 eV), No neutrinoless double ?-decay lightest

Bahcall, John N.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay and ??Mass Determination  

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The search for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay could improve our knowledge on neutrino properties. After a brief discussion on the implications of the observation of this rare process I will introduce the experimental approaches and review the prospects of the search for this nuclear transition.

M. Pedretti

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sensitivity of CUORE to Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay  

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Sensitivity of CUORE to Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay b c,:Results of the Search for Neutrinoless D o u b l e - B e t ah e i n a , Evidence for neutrinoless double beta decay, M o

Alessandria, F.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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/ Search for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay with CUORE  

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neutrinoless double beta decay (??0?) in 130 Te and other rare processes. The observation of ??0? would

Elena Ferri

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The Majorana Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay Experiment  

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The Majorana Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay Experiment Pre-conceptual Design Proposal November 22 Motivation for Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay Experiments . . . . . . . . . 4 2.1.1 Community Guidance Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 2.5 Next

Washington at Seattle, University of - Department of Physics, Electroweak Interaction Research Group

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Sensitivity of CUORE to Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay  

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of CUORE to Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay b c,:L d e f F .s t results on neutrinoless double beta decay of T e w i t hthe study of neutrinoless double beta decay, J . C r y s t .

Alessandria, F.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Search for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay of Te-130.  

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??This dissertation describes an experimental search for neutrinoless double beta (0???) decay of 130Te. An observation of 0??? decay would establish that neutrinos are Majorana… (more)

Bryant, Adam Douglas

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Search for Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay  

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After the pioneering work of the Heidelberg-Moscow (HDM) and International Germanium Experiment (IGEX) groups, the second round of neutrinoless double-$\\beta$ decay searches currently underway has or will improve the life-time limits of double-$\\beta$ decay candidates by a factor of two to three, reaching in the near future the $T_{1/2} = 3 \\times 10^{25}$ yr level. This talk will focus on the large-scale experiments GERDA, EXO-200, and KamLAND-Zen, which have reported already lower half-life time limits in excess of $10^{25}$ yr. Special emphasis is given to KamLAND-Zen, which is expected to approach the inverted hierarchy regime before future 1-ton experiments probe completely this life-time or effective neutrino-mass regime, which starts at $\\approx 2 \\times 10^{26}$ yr or $\\approx 50$ meV.

Tornow, Werner

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutrinoless double beta decay and neutrino masses  

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Neutrinoless double beta decay (0???) is a promising test for lepton number violating physics beyond the standard model (SM) of particle physics. There is a deep connection between this decay and the phenomenon of neutrino masses. In particular we will discuss the relation between 0??? and Majorana neutrino masses provided by the so-called Schechter-Valle theorem in a quantitative way. Furthermore we will present an experimental cross check to discriminate 0??? from unknown nuclear background using only one isotope i.e. within one experiment.

Michael Duerr

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Correlations and the neutrinoless double beta decay  

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We explore the influence of the deformation on the nuclear matrix elements of the neutrinoless double beta decay (NME) concluding that the difference in deformation ?or more generally on the amount of quadrupole correlations? between parent and grand daughter nuclei quenchs strongly the decay. We discuss how varies the nuclear matrix element of 76 Ge decay when the wave functions of the two nuclei involved in the transition are constrained to reproduce the experimental occupancies. In the Interacting Shell Model description the value of the NME is enhanced about 15% compared to previous calculations whereas in the QRPA the NME’s are reduced by 20%–30% thus the discrepancies between both approaches diminish.

J. Menéndez; A. Poves; E. Caurier; F. Nowacki

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay with Composite Neutrinos.  

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We study in detail the contribution of heavy composite Majorana neutrinos to neutrino-less double beta decay (0???). Our analysis confirms the result of a previous estimate by two of the authors. Excited neutrinos couple to the electroweak gauge bosons through a magnetic type effective Lagrangian. The relevant nuclear matrix element is related to matrix elements available in the literature and current bounds on the half-life of 0??? are converted into bounds on the compositeness scale and/or the heavy neutrino mass. Our bounds are of the same order of magnitude as those available from accelerator experiments.

O. Panella (a; C. Carimalo (b; Y. N. Srivastava (a; A. Widom (c

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutrino Oscillations, Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay  

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We review the experimental evidence for neutrino mixing and neutrino mass. Searches for possible branches into heavy neutrinos do not reveal evidence for static mixing with branching ratios larger than 10?4 to 10?6. Similarly neutrino oscillation experiments show no evidence for dynamic mixing in various oscillation channels. Stringent limits for ? e disappearance from a recent reactor experiment are presented. Results from neutrinoless double beta decay provide sensitive test for Majorana mass and right?hand couplings the present limits being 3–10 eV and 10?5 respectively.

F. Boehm

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutrinoless double beta decay search with the NEMO 3 experiment  

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The NEMO 3 experiment searches for neutrinoless double beta decay and makes precision measurements of two?neutrino double beta decay in seven isotopes. The latest two?neutrino half?life results are presented together with the limits on neutrinoless half?lives and the corresponding effective Majorana neutrino masses. Also given are the limits obtained on neutrinoless double beta decay mediated by R p ?violating SUSY right?hand currents and different Majoron emission modes.

Irina Nasteva; NEMO collaboration

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutrinoless double beta decay in deformed nuclei: its implications in particle and nuclear physics .  

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??In my thesis, we calculated the Nuclear Matrix Elements (NME) for neutrinoless double beta decay (0??? decay). Neutrinoless double beta decay is a rare nuclear… (more)

Fang, DongLiang

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Search For Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay  

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The HEIDELBERG-MOSCOW experiment, which is the most sensitive double beta decay experiment since ten years has been regularly continued until end of November 2003. An analysis of the data has been performed already until May 20, 2003. The experiment yields now, on a 4? level, evidence for lepton number violation and proves that the neutrino is a Majorana particle. It further shows that neutrino masses are degenerate. In addition it puts several stringent constraints on other physics beyond the Standard Model. Among others it opens the door to test various supersymmetric theory scenarios, for example it gives the sharpest in the R-parity violating part of the superpotential, and limit on the parameter ? ? 111 gives information on the splitting of the sneutrino-antisneutrino system. The result from the HEIDELBERG-MOSCOW experiment is consistent with recent results from CMB investigations, with high energy cosmic rays, with the result from the g-2 experiment and with recent theoretical work. It is indirectly supported by the analysis of other Ge double beta experiments. Recent criticism of various kind has been shown to be wrong, among others by measurements performed in 2003 with a 214Bi source ( 226Ra), by simulation of the background in the range of Q?? by GEANT4, and by deeper investigation of statistical features such as sensitivity of peak search, and relevance of width of window of analysis. 1

H. V. Klapdor-kleingrothaus *a; I. V. Krivosheina A; A. Dietz A

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Half-lives of Double $\\beta ^+$-decay with Two Neutrinos  

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Nuclear double $\\beta ^-$-decays with two neutrinos were observed for many years and a systematic law describing the relation between their half-lives and decay energies was also proposed recently [Phys. Rev. C89, 064603 (2014)]. However, double $\\beta ^+$-decay ($\\beta ^+\\beta^+)$ with emission of both two positrons and two neutrinos has not been observed up to date. In this article, we perform a systematic analysis on the candidates of double $\\beta ^+$-decay, based on the 2012 nuclear mass table. Eight nuclei are found to be the good candidates for double $\\beta ^+$-decay and their half-lives are predicted according to the generalization of the systematic law to double $\\beta ^+$-decay. As far as we know, there is no theoretical result on double $\\beta ^+$-decay of nucleus $^{154}Dy$ and our result is the first prediction on this nucleus. This is also the first complete research on eight double $\\beta ^+$-decay candidates based on the available data of nuclear masses. It is expected that the calculated hal...

Ren, Yuejiao

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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What can we learn from neutrinoless double beta decay experiments?  

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We assess how well next generation neutrinoless double beta decay and normal neutrino beta decay experiments can answer four fundamental questions. 1) If neutrinoless double beta decay searches do not detect a signal, and if the spectrum is known to be inverted hierarchy, can we conclude that neutrinos are Dirac particles? 2) If neutrinoless double beta decay searches are negative and a next generation ordinary beta decay experiment detects the neutrino mass scale, can we conclude that neutrinos are Dirac particles? 3) If neutrinoless double beta decay is observed with a large neutrino mass element, what is the total mass in neutrinos? 4) If neutrinoless double beta decay is observed but next generation beta decay searches for a neutrino mass only set a mass upper limit, can we establish whether the mass hierarchy is normal or inverted? We base our answers on the expected performance of next generation neutrinoless double beta decay experiments and on simulations of the accuracy of calculations of nuclear matrix elements.

John N. Bahcall; Hitoshi Murayama; Carlos Pena-Garay

2004-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Strategies for Next Generation Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay Experiments  

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Strategies for Next Generation Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay Experiments F. T. Avignone III A brief discussion of the connection between neutrino oscillation data and predictions of neutrinoless the necessary tools for comparative evaluation. 1. INTRODUCTION Neutrinoless double-beta (0)-decay has been

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Neutrinoless double-beta decay. A brief review  

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In this brief review we discuss the generation of Majorana neutrino masses through the see-saw mechanism, the theory of neutrinoless double-beta decay, the implications of neutrino oscillation data for the effective Majorana mass, taking into account the recent Daya Bay measurement of theta_13, and the interpretation of the results of neutrinoless double-beta decay experiments.

S. M. Bilenky; C. Giunti

2012-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

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First results on neutrinoless double beta decay of Te-130 with the calorimetric cuoricino experiment  

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Evidence for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay” arXiv:hep-on “Evidence for neutrinoless double beta decay”- arXiv:hep-Results on Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay of 130 Te with the

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear physics aspects of double beta decay  

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Comprehensive description of the phenomenology of the $\\beta\\beta$ decay is given, with emphasis on the nuclear physics aspects. After a brief review of the neutrino oscillation results and of motivation to test the lepton number conservation, the mechanism of the $0\

Petr Vogel

2008-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Double Beta Decay and the Absolute Neutrino Mass Scale  

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After a short review of the current status of three-neutrino mixing, the implications for the values of neutrino masses are discussed. The bounds on the absolute scale of neutrino masses from Tritium beta-decay and cosmological data are reviewed. Finally, we discuss the implications of three-neutrino mixing for neutrinoless double-beta decay.

Carlo Giunti

2003-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutrinoless double beta decay and nuclear matrix elements  

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The fundamental importance of searching for neutrinoless double?beta decay (0????decay) is widely recognized. Observation of the decay would tell us that the total lepton number is not conserved and that consequently neutrinos are massive Majorana fermions. The 0????decay is discussed in context of neutrino oscillation data. The perspectives of the experimental 0????decay searches are analyzed. The importance of reliable determination of the 0????decay nuclear matrix elements is pointed out.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental research of double beta decay of atomic nuclei  

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Results of several double beta decay experiments, performed with the help of low background crystal scintillators, are presented. In particular, the half-life value of the two-neutrino double beta decay of 116-Cd has been measured as 2.9 10^{19} yr, and the new half-life limit on the neutrinoless double beta decay of 116-Cd has been established as >1.7 10^{23} yr at 90%, which corresponds to a restriction on the neutrino mass <1.7 eV. New half-life bounds on the level of 10^{17}-10^{21} yr were set for double beta processes in 64-Zn, 70-Zn, 106-Cd, 108-Cd, 114-Cd, 136-Ce, 138-Ce, 142-Ce, 160-Gd, 180-W, and 186-W by using low-background CdWO4, GSO, and ZnWO4 crystal scintillators. The claim of discovery of the neutrinoless double beta decay of 76-Ge [Mod. Phys. Lett. A 16 (2001) 2409] was analyzed. The demands of the future high sensitivity double beta decay experiments, aiming to observe the neutrinoless double beta decay or to advance restrictions on the neutrino mass to < 0.01 eV, were considered. Requirements for their sensitivity and discovery potential were formulated. Two projects of double beta experiments with a sensitivity on the level of 10^{26}-10^{27} yr (CAMEO and CARVEL projects) were discussed. Scintillation properties and radioactive contamination of CaWO4, ZnWO4, CdWO4, PbWO4, GSO(Ce), CeF3, yttrium-aluminum garnet doped with neodymium (YAG:Nd) crystal scintillators were studied. Applicability of these scintillators to search for double beta decay was discussed.

F. A. Danevich

2011-12-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Comment on "Evidence for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay"  

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We comment on the recent claim for the experimental observation of neutrinoless double-beta decay. We discuss several limitations in the analysis provided in that paper and conclude that there is no basis for the presented claim.

C. E. Aalseth; F. T. Avignone III; A. Barabash; F. Boehm; R. L. Brodzinski; J. I. Collar; P. J. Doe; H. Ejiri; S. R. Elliott; E. Fiorini; R. J. Gaitskell; G. Gratta; R. Hazama; K. Kazkaz; G. S. King III; R. T. Kouzes; H. S. Miley; M. K. Moe; A. Morales; J. Morales; A. Piepke; R. G. H. Robertson; W. Tornow; P. Vogel; R. A. Warner; J. F. Wilkerson

2002-05-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Double beta decay experiments: beginning of a new era  

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The review of current experiments on search and studying of double beta decay processes is done. Results of the most sensitive experiments are discussed and values of modern limits on effective Majorana neutrino mass ($) are given. New results on two neutrino double beta decay are presented. The special attention is given to new current experiments with mass of studied isotopes more than 100 kg, EXO--200 and KamLAND--Zen. These experiments open a new era in research of double beta decay. In the second part of the review prospects of search for neutrinoless double beta decay in new experiments with sensitivity to $$ at the level of $\\sim 0.01-0.1$ eV are discussed. Parameters and characteristics of the most perspective projects (CUORE, GERDA, MAJORANA, SuperNEMO, EXO, KamLAND--Zen, SNO+) are given.

A. S. Barabash

2012-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Systematic decomposition of the neutrinoless double beta decay operator  

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We discuss the systematic decomposition of the dimension nine neutrinoless double beta decay operator, focusing on mechanisms with potentially small contributions to neutrino mass, while being accessible at the LHC. We first provide a (d=9 tree-level) complete list of diagrams for neutrinoless double beta decay. From this list one can easily recover all previously discussed contributions to the neutrinoless double beta decay process, such as the celebrated mass mechanism or "exotics", such as contributions from left-right symmetric models, R-parity violating supersymmetry and leptoquarks. More interestingly, however, we identify a number of new possibilities which have not been discussed in the literature previously. Contact to earlier works based on a general Lorentz-invariant parametrisation of the neutrinoless double beta decay rate is made, which allows, in principle, to derive limits on all possible contributions. We furthermore discuss possible signals at the LHC for mediators leading to the short-range part of the amplitude with one specific example. The study of such contributions would gain particular importance if there were a tension between different measurements of neutrino mass such as coming from neutrinoless double beta decay and cosmology or single beta decay.

Florian Bonnet; Martin Hirsch; Toshihiko Ota; Walter Winter

2012-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Empirical Survey of Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Matrix Elements  

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Neutrinoless double beta decay has been the subject of intensive theoretical work as it represents the only practical approach to discovering whether neutrinos are Majorana particles or not, and whether lepton number is a conserved quantum number. Available calculations of matrix elements and phase-space factors are reviewed from the perspective of a future large-scale experimental search for neutrinoless double beta decay. Somewhat unexpectedly, a uniform inverse correlation between phase space and the square of the nuclear matrix element emerges. As a consequence, no isotope is either favored or disfavored; all have qualitatively the same decay rate per unit mass for any given value of the Majorana mass.

R. G. H. Robertson

2013-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

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The effect of weak magnetism and induced pseudoscalar coupling in neutrinoless double-beta decay  

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In calculating the amplitude of the majorana neutrino-mass mechanism of neutrinoless double-beta decay (0???-decay), several approximations of the...pn-rqrpa) for all nuclei undergoing double-beta decay in the re...

G. Pantis; F. Šimkovic

2000-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Q value of the 100Mo Double-Beta Decay  

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Penning trap measurements using mixed beams of 100Mo - 100Ru and 76Ge - 76Se have been utilized to determine the double-beta decay Q-values of 100Mo and 76Ge with uncertainties less than 200 eV. The value for 76Ge, 2039.04(16) keV is in agreement with the published SMILETRAP value. The new value for 100Mo, 3034.40(17) keV is 30 times more precise than the previous literature value, sufficient for the ongoing neutrinoless double-beta decay searches in 100Mo. Moreover, the precise Q-value is used to calculate the phase-space integrals and the experimental nuclear matrix element of double-beta decay.

S. Rahaman; V. -V. Elomaa; T. Eronen; J. Hakala; A. Jokinen; J. Julin; A. Kankainen; A. Saastamoinen; J. Suhonen; C. Weber; J. Äystö

2007-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental searches of neutrinoless double beta decay  

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Neutrinoless double decay is a unique probe for lepton number conservation and neutrino properties. It allows to investigate the Dirac/Majorana nature of the neutrinos and their absolute mass scale (hierarchy problem) with unprecedented sensitivity. A number of experiments are presently under preparation to cover the quasi-degenerate region of the neutrino mass spectrum. Improved sensitivities are however required to sound the so-called inverted hierarchy region. This is a real challenge faced by a number of new proposed projects, based either on large expansions of the present experiments or on new ideas top improve the technical performance or reduce the background contributions. A review of the most relevant ongoing experiments is given. The most relevant parameters contributing to the experimental sensitivity are discussed and a critical comparison of the future projects is proposed.

Oliviero Cremonesi

2012-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear moments for the neutrinoless double beta decay  

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A derivation of the neutrinoless double beta decay rate, specially adapted for the nuclear structure calculations, is presented. It is shown that the Fourier-Bessel expansion of the hadronic currents, jointly with the angular momentum recoupling, leads to very simple final expressions for the nuclear form factors. This greatly facilitates the theoretical estimate of the half life. Our approach does not require the closure approximation, which however can be implemented if desired. The method is exemplified for the $\\beta\\beta$ decay $^{48}Ca \\to ^{48}Ti$, both within the QRPA and a shell-model like model.

C. Barbero; F. Krmpotic; D. Tadic

1998-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay in Heavy Deformed Nuclei  

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The zero neutrino mode of the double beta decay in heavy deformed nuclei is investigated in the framework of the pseudo SU(3) model, which has provided an accurate description of collective nuclear structure and predicted half-lives for the two neutrino mode in good agreement with experiments. In the case of $^{238}U$ the calculated zero neutrino half-life is at least three orders of magnitude greater than the two neutrino one, giving strong support of the identification of the radiochemically determined half-life as being the two neutrino double beta decay. For $^{150}Nd$ the zero neutrino matrix elements are of the order of magnitude of, but lesser than, those evaluated using the QRPA. This result confirms that different nuclear models produce similar zero neutrino matrix elements, contrary to the two neutrino case. Using these pseudo SU(3) results and the upper limit for the neutrino mass we estimate the $\\beta\\beta_{0\

Jorge G. Hirsch; O. Castaños; P. O. Hess

1994-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Spectroscopy of Double-Beta and Inverse-Beta Decays from 100Mo for Neutrinos  

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Spectroscopic studies of two beta-rays from 100Mo are shown to be of potential interest for investigating both the Majorana neutrino mass by neutrinoless double beta-decay and low energy solar neutrino's by inverse beta-decay. With a multi-ton 100Mo detector, coincidence studies of correlated beta-beta from neutrinoless double beta-decay, together with the large Q value, permit identification of the neutrino-mass term with a sensitivity of ~ 0.03 eV. Correlation studies of the inverse beta and the successive beta-decay of 100Tc, together with the large capture rates for low energy solar neutrino's, make it possible to detect in realtime individual low energy solar neutrino in the same detector.

H. Ejiri; J. Engel; R. Hazama; P. Krastev; N. Kudomi; R. G. H. Robertson

1999-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Unparticle effects on neutrinoless and neutrino double beta decay  

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The neutrinoless and neutrinos double beta decays are investigated in an effective theory where a scalar unparticle is introduced. We calculate the contributions of a virtual unparticle to the rates of 0?2? and 2?2? decays. The unparticle effect is negligibly small when the scaling dimension d of unparticle lies in the region 1.1–1.9. But it can be relatively large when d approaches to 1 or 2. We also study the neutrinoless double beta decay with a real unparticle in the final state which cannot be distinguished from 2?2? decay in experiment. We consider the unparticle effect on extracting the neutrino mass parameter m?? from experimental data and find that it can be relatively large when d takes certain values.

Chun-Xu Zhang; Ming-Qiu Huang; Ming Zhong

2008-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of New Gravitational Interactions on Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay  

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It has recently been proposed that violations of Lorentz invariance or violations of the equivalence principle can be constrained from the non-observation of neutrinoless double beta decay. We generalize this analysis to all possible new gravitational interactions and discuss briefly the constraints for different cases.

H. V. Klapdor--Kleingrothaus; H. Päs; U. Sarkar

2000-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay with R-parity Violation  

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We consider recently observed neutrinoless double beta decay in the context of the minimal supersymmetric standard model with R-parity violating couplings lambda^{'}. We observe that most of the current experimental bounds on the R-parity violating couplings do not exclude the possibility that the neutrinoless double beta decay is caused by R-parity violation. But if we consider K-bar{K} oscillation, we observe that we have to make the R-parity violating couplings generation-dependent to accomodate with the observed neutrinoless double beta decay. And furthermore, we need some mechanism to cancel the contribution to K-bar{K} mixing from a large R-parity violating coupling. We realized this cancellation by assuming that the first- and the second- generation of quark sector do not couple with the first-generation lepton sector by R-parity violating couplings except the term W=lambda_{111}^{'} L_{1} Q_{1} D_{1}^{c}, which is responsible for the observed neutrinoless double beta decay.

Yosuke Uehara

2002-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutrinoless double beta decay mediated by the neutrino magnetic moment  

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We present a new channel of the neutrinoless double beta decay. In this scenario neutrinos not only oscillate inside the nucleus but also interact with an external non-uniform magnetic field. We assume that the field rotates about the direction of motion of the neutrino and show, that for a certain speed of rotation the half-life of the $0\

Marek Gó?d?; Wies?aw A. Kami?ski

2014-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Generator Coordinate Method framework for Double Beta Decay  

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We propose a consistent prescription for the derivation of the particle number and angular momentum projected QRPA (PQRPA) equation in the Generator Coordinate Method (GCM) framework for calculation of NME's of double-beta decay of axially deformed nuclei. We derive closed formulae for the calculation of excitation energies and wave functions of the intermediate nucleus.

Andrzej Bobyk; Wies?aw A. Kami?ski

2014-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutrinoless double-beta decay and seesaw mechanism  

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From the standard seesaw mechanism of neutrino mass generation, which is based on the assumption that the lepton number is violated at a large (~10exp(+15) GeV) scale, follows that the neutrinoless double-beta decay is ruled by the Majorana neutrino mass mechanism. Within this notion, for the inverted neutrino-mass hierarchy we derive allowed ranges of half-lives of the neutrinoless double-beta decay for nuclei of experimental interest with different sets of nuclear matrix elements. The present-day results of the calculation of the neutrinoless double-beta decay nuclear matrix elements are briefly discussed. We argue that if neutrinoless double-beta decay will be observed in future experiments sensitive to the effective Majorana mass in the inverted mass hierarchy region, a comparison of the derived ranges with measured half-lives will allow us to probe the standard seesaw mechanism assuming that future cosmological data will establish the sum of neutrino masses to be about 0.2 eV.

Samoil M. Bilenky; Amand Faessler; Walter Potzel; Fedor Simkovic

2011-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutrinoless double beta decay in the microscopic interacting boson model  

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The results of a calculation of the nuclear matrix elements for neutrinoless double beta decay in the closure approximation in several nuclei within the framework of the microscopic interacting boson model (IBM?2) are presented and compared with those calculated in the shell model (SM) and quasiparticle random phase approximation (QRPA).

F. Iachello

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New Advances in Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Matrix Elements  

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We present the matrix elements necessary to evaluate the half?life of some neutrinoless double beta decay candidates in the framework of the microscopic interacting boson model (IBM). We compare our results with those from other models and extract some simple features of the calculations.

José Barea Muñoz

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutrinoless double beta decay mediated by the neutrino magnetic moment  

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We present a new channel of the neutrinoless double beta decay. In this scenario neutrinos not only oscillate inside the nucleus but also interact with an external non-uniform magnetic field. We assume that the field rotates about the direction of motion of the neutrino and show, that for a certain speed of rotation the half-life of the $0\

Gó?d?, Marek

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear Structure Aspects of Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay  

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We decompose the neutrinoless double-beta decay matrix elements into sums of products over the intermediate nucleus with two less nucleons. We find that the sum is dominated by the J^pi=0^+ ground state of this intermediate nucleus for both the light and heavy neutrino decay processes. This provides a new theoretical tool for comparing and improving nuclear structure models. It also provides the connection to two-nucleon transfer experiments.

B. A. Brown; M. Horoi; R. A. Sen'kov

2014-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear Structure Aspects of Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay  

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We decompose the neutrinoless double-beta decay matrix elements into sums of products over the intermediate nucleus with two less nucleons. We find that the sum is dominated by the J^pi=0^+ ground state of this intermediate nucleus for both the light and heavy neutrino decay processes. This provides a new theoretical tool for comparing and improving nuclear structure models. It also provides the connection to two-nucleon transfer experiments.

Brown, B A; Sen'kov, R A

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SciTech Connect: Search for Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay in...  

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Search for Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay in 136Xe with EXO-200 Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Search for Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay in 136Xe with EXO-200...

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A measurement of the 2 neutrino double beta decay rate of 130Te in the CUORICINO experiment  

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1.2.2 Neutrinoless double beta decay . . . . . 1.2.3 NuclearEvidence for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay, Mod. Phys.on ’Evidence for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay’, Mod. Phys.

Kogler, Laura Katherine

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A measurement of the 2 neutrino double beta decay rate of Te-130 in the CUORICINO experiment  

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1.2.2 Neutrinoless double beta decay . . . . . 1.2.3 NuclearEvidence for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay, Mod. Phys.on ’Evidence for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay’, Mod. Phys.

Kogler, Laura

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Double Beta Decay, Majorana Neutrinos, and Neutrino Mass  

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The theoretical and experimental issues relevant to neutrinoless double-beta decay are reviewed. The impact that a direct observation of this exotic process would have on elementary particle physics, nuclear physics, astrophysics and cosmology is profound. Now that neutrinos are known to have mass and experiments are becoming more sensitive, even the non-observation of neutrinoless double-beta decay will be useful. If the process is actually observed, we will immediately learn much about the neutrino. The status and discovery potential of proposed experiments are reviewed in this context, with significant emphasis on proposals favored by recent panel reviews. The importance of and challenges in the calculation of nuclear matrix elements that govern the decay are considered in detail. The increasing sensitivity of experiments and improvements in nuclear theory make the future exciting for this field at the interface of nuclear and particle physics.

Frank T. Avignone III; Steven R. Elliott; Jonathan Engel

2007-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Results of the double beta decay experiment NEMO-3  

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The double beta decay experiment NEMO-3 has taken data from February 2003 to January 2011. The two-neutrino decay half lives were measured for seven different isotopes ({sup 100}Mo, {sup 82}Se, {sup 116}Cd, {sup 150}Nd, {sup 96}Zr, {sup 48}Ca and {sup 130}Te). No evidence for neutrinoless double beta decay is observed. The 0??? half-life limits are found to be T{sub 1/2}{sup 0?}({sup 100}Mo)>1.0×10{sup 24}yr(90%C.L.) and T{sub 1/2}{sup 0?}({sup 82}Se)>3.2×10{sup 23}yr(90%C.L.)

Tretyak, V. I. [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, 6 Joliot Curie, Dubna (Russian Federation); Collaboration: NEMO-3 Collaboration

2013-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

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The neutrinoless double-beta decay: A test for new physics  

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The neutrinoless double-beta decay is not allowed in the Standard Model ... and must have a mass to allow the neutrinoless double-beta decay. Apart of one claim that the neutrinoless double-beta decay in 76Ge is ...

A. Faessler

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The neutrinoless double-beta decay: A test for new physics  

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The neutrinoless double-beta decay is not allowed in the Standard Model ... and must have a mass to allow the neutrinoless double-beta decay. Apart of one claim that the neutrinoless double-beta decay in 76Ge is ...

A. Faessler

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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Alpha Backgrounds and Their Implications for Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay Experiments Using HPGe and Their Implications for Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay Experiments Using HPGe Detectors Robert A. Johnson Chair of the Supervisory Committee: Professor John F. Wilkerson Physics The observation of neutrinoless double-beta decay

Washington at Seattle, University of - Department of Physics, Electroweak Interaction Research Group

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Double beta decay, Majorana neutrinos, and neutrino mass Frank T. Avignone III*  

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The theoretical and experimental issues relevant to neutrinoless double beta decay are reviewed. The impact more sensitive, even the nonobservation of neutrinoless double beta decay will be useful Acknowledgments 513 References 514 I. INTRODUCTION Neutrinoless double beta decay 0 is a very slow lepton

Engel, Jonathan

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Constraining Mass Spectra with Sterile Neutrinos from Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay, Tritium Beta Decay and Cosmology  

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We analyze the constraints on neutrino mass spectra with extra sterile neutrinos as implied by the LSND experiment. The various mass related observables in neutrinoless double beta decay, tritium beta decay and cosmology are discussed. Both neutrino oscillation results as well as recent cosmological neutrino mass bounds are taken into account. We find that some of the allowed mass patterns are severely restricted by the current constraints, in particular by the cosmological constraints on the total sum of neutrino masses and by the non-maximality of the solar neutrino mixing angle. Furthermore, we estimate the form of the four neutrino mass matrices and also comment on the situation in scenarios with two additional sterile neutrinos.

Srubabati Goswami; Werner Rodejohann

2006-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

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A Search for the Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay of Xenon-136 with Improved Sensitivity from Denoising .  

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??The EXO-200 detector is designed to search for the neutrinoless double beta decay of 136Xe. ??0? decay, if it occurs in nature, would demonstrate the… (more)

Davis, Clayton G.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Search for Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay with EXO-200 .  

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??This work presents a search for neutrinoless double beta decay of 136Xe using data from the EXO-200 detector collected between 2011 and 2012. Neutrinoless double… (more)

Slutsky, Simon

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Charged Majoron Emission in Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay  

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We examine in detail the predictions of the charged majoron model, introduced recently by Burgess and Cline, for 0+ --> 0+ double beta decay transitions. The relevant nuclear matrix elements are evaluated, within the quasiparticle random phase approximation, for 76Ge, 82Se, 100Mo, 128Te and 150Nd nuclei. The calculated transition rates turn out to be much smaller than the experimental upper limits on possible majoron emission, except in a small region of the model's parameter space.

C. Barbero; J. M. Cline; F. Krmpotic; D. Tadic

1995-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Arbitrary mass Majorana neutrinos in neutrinoless double beta decay  

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We revisit the mechanism of neutrinoless double beta (0???) decay mediated by the exchange with the heavy Majorana neutrino N of arbitrary mass mN, slightly mixed ?UeN with the electron neutrino ?e. By assuming the dominance of this mechanism, we update the well-known 0???-decay exclusion plot in the mN?UeN plane taking into account recent progress in the calculation of nuclear matrix elements within quasiparticle random phase approximation and improved experimental bounds on the 0???-decay half-life of Ge76 and Xe136. We also consider the known formula approximating the mN dependence of the 0???-decay nuclear matrix element in a simple explicit form. We analyze its accuracy and specify the corresponding parameters, allowing one to easily calculate the 0???-decay half-life for arbitrary mN for all the experimentally interesting isotopes without resorting to real nuclear structure calculations.

Amand Faessler; Marcela González; Sergey Kovalenko; Fedor Šimkovic

2014-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Arbitrary mass Majorana neutrinos in neutrinoless double beta decay  

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We revisit the mechanism of neutrinoless double beta (NLDBD) decay mediated by the exchange with the heavy Majorana neutrino N of arbitrary mass mN, slightly mixed with the electron neutrino. By assuming the dominance of this mechanism, we update the well-known NLDBD-decay exclusion plot in the mass-mixing angle plane taking into account recent progress in the calculation of nuclear matrix elements within quasiparticle random phase approximation and improved experimental bounds on the NLDBD-decay half-life of Ge-76 and Xe-136. We also consider the known formula approximating the mN dependence of the NLDBD-decay nuclear matrix element in a simple explicit form. We analyze its accuracy and specify the corresponding parameters, allowing one to easily calculate the NLDBD-decay half-life for arbitrary mN for all the experimentally interesting isotopes without resorting to real nuclear structure calculations.

Amand Faessler; Marcela Gonzalez; Sergey Kovalenko; Fedor Simkovic

2014-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

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The nuclear matrix elements for neutrinoless double beta decay  

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The status of calculation of the neutrinoless double beta decay ( 0??? ?decay) nuclear matrix elements (NME's) is reviewed. The spread of published values of NME's is discussed. The main attention is paid to the recent progress achieved in the evaluation of the 0??? ?decay NME's in the framework of the quasiparticle random phase approximation (QRPA). The obtained results are compared with those of the nuclear shell model. The problem of reliable determination of the 0??? ?decay NME's is addressed. The uncertainty in NME's are analyzed and further progress in calculation of the 0??? ?decay NME's is outlined.

Fedor Šimkovic

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Majorana Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay Experiment  

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Neutrinoless double-beta decay searches play a major role in determining the nature of neutrinos, the existence of a lepton violating process, and the effective Majorana neutrino mass. The Majorana Collaboration proposes to assemble an array of HPGe detectors to search for neutrinoless double-beta decay in Ge-76. Our proposed method uses the well-established technique of searching for neutrinoless double-beta decay in high purity Ge-diode radiation detectors that play both roles of source and detector. The technique is augmented with recent improvements in signal processing and detector design, and advances in controlling intrinsic and external backgrounds. Initially, Majorana aims to construct a prototype module containing 60 kg of Ge detectors to demonstrate the potential of a future 1-tonne experiment. The design and potential reach of this prototype Demonstrator module will be presented. This paper will also discuss detector optimization and low-background requirements, such as material purity, background rejection, and identification of rare backgrounds required to reach the sensitivity goals of the Majorana experiment.

V. E. Guiseppe; for the Majorana Collaboration

2008-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Uncertainties in Nuclear Matrix Elements for Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay  

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Uncertainties in Nuclear Matrix Elements for Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay Jonathan Engel Abstract. I briefly review calculations of the matrix elements governing neutrinoless double-beta decay, in broad terms, strategies for reducing systematic error. 1. Introduction Neutrinoless double-beta (0

Engel, Jonathan

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Chiral Two?body Currents and Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay  

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The nuclear matrix elements (NMEs) of neutrinoless double?beta (0???) decay are studied using weak currents derived in the framework of chiral effective field theory. Apart from the standard one?body (1b) currents it is shown that two?body (2b) currents contribute to weak processes. The normal?ordered 1b part of 2b currents modifies the Gamow?Teller (GT) ?? ? part of the 1b current contributing to the well?known quenching of GT single?? decays. The momentum?transfer dependence of the quenching due to 2b currents is also predicted. Therefore including 2b currents allows to address microscopically the problem of the axial weak coupling (g A ) value which is the biggest uncertainty in the 0??? decay NME calculations for all available methods.

Javier Menéndez

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of cancellation in neutrinoless double beta decay  

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In light of recent experimental results, we carefully analyze the effects of interference in neutrinoless double beta decay, when more than one mechanism is operative. If a complete cancellation is at work, the half-life of the corresponding isotope is infinite, and any constraint on it will automatically be satisfied. We analyze this possibility in detail assuming a cancellation in Xe136, and find its implications on the half-life of other isotopes, such as Ge76. For definiteness, we consider the role of light and heavy sterile neutrinos. In this case, the effective Majorana mass parameter can be redefined to take into account all contributions, and its value gets suppressed. Hence, larger values of neutrino masses are required for the same half-life. The canonical light neutrino contribution cannot saturate the present limits of half-lives or the positive claim of observation of neutrinoless double beta decay, once the stringent bounds from cosmology are taken into account. For the case of cancellation, where all the sterile neutrinos are heavy, the tension between the results from neutrinoless double beta decay and cosmology becomes more severe. We show that the inclusion of light sterile neutrinos in this setup can resolve this issue. Using the recent results from GERDA, we derive upper limits on the active-sterile mixing angles and compare them with the case of no cancellation. The required values of the mixing angles become larger, if a cancellation is at work. A direct test of destructive interference in Xe136 is provided by the observation of this process in other isotopes, and we study in detail the correlation between their half-lives. Finally, we discuss the model realizations which can accommodate light and heavy sterile neutrinos and the cancellation. We show that sterile neutrinos of few hundred MeV or GeV mass range, coming from an Extended seesaw framework or a further extension, can satisfy the required cancellation.

Manimala Mitra; Silvia Pascoli; Steven Wong

2014-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Search for the double beta decay of sup 244 Pu  

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We have searched for the ingrowth of {sup 244}Cm in a 1.45-g sample of {sup 244}Pu. We isolated a curium fraction after an ingrowth period of 1.03 yr; during this time the {sup 244}Pu sample produced {le}0.24 alpha disintegrations per day of {sup 244}Cm (95% C.L.), corresponding to a half-life for the double beta decay of {sup 244}Pu of {ge}1.1{times}10{sup 18} yr.

Moody, K.J.; Lougheed, R.W.; Hulet, E.K. (Nuclear Chemistry Division, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, University of California, Livermore, California 94551 (United States))

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutrinoless double beta decay in four-neutrino models  

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The most stringent constraint on the so-called effective electron neutrino mass from the present neutrinoless double beta decay experiments is |M_{ee}| < 0.2 eV, while the planned next generation experiment GENIUS is anticipated to reach a considerably more stringent limit |M_{ee}|< 0.001 eV. We investigate the constraints these bounds set on the neutrino masses and mixings of neutrinos in four-neutrino models where there exists a sterile neutrino along with the three ordinary neutrinos. We find that the GENIUS experiment would be sensitive to the electron neutrino masses down to the limit m_{\

Anna Kalliomaki; Jukka Maalampi

2000-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Search for neutrinoless double beta decay with CUORE  

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The Cryogenic Underground Observatory for Rare Events (CUORE) is an experiment to search for neutrinoless double-beta decay (0???) of 130Te and other rare processes. The observation of 0??? would reveal the Majorana nature of the neutrino and could give information about the absolute mass scale and mass hierarchy of the neutrino. 988 bolometric detectors made from natural TeO2 with a total mass of 750 kg will be operated in CUORE. The result from the Cuoricino experiment a predecessor experiment of CUORE as well as an overview of the CUORE-0 and CUORE experiments and their current status is given.

Daniel Lenz; CUORE Collaboration

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Search for Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay in 136 Xe with EXO-200  

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Search for Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay in 136 Xe with EXO-200 M. Auger,1 D. J. Auty,2 P. S on a search for neutrinoless double-beta decay of 136Xe with EXO-200. No signal is observed for an exposure a lower limit on the half-life of the neutrinoless double-beta decay T0#12;#12; 1=2 ð136Xe� > 1:6 � 1025

Piepke, Andreas G.

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Shell model nuclear matrix elements for competing mechanisms contributing to double beta decay  

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Recent progress in the shell model approach to the nuclear matrix elements for the double beta decay process are presented. This includes nuclear matrix elements for competing mechanisms to neutrionless double beta decay, a comparison between closure and non-closure approximation for {sup 48}Ca, and an updated shell model analysis of nuclear matrix elements for the double beta decay of {sup 136}Xe.

Horoi, Mihai [Department of Physics, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan, 48859 (United States)

2013-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Results on neutrinoless double beta decay of 76 Ge from Gerda Phase I  

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Results on neutrinoless double beta decay of 76 Ge from Gerda Phase I M. Agostini,14 M. Allardt,3 E and a lower limit is derived for the half-life of neutrinoless double beta decay of 76 Ge, T0 1/2> 2.1 · 1025 double beta decay of the isotope 76 Ge. Data con- sidered in the present analysis have been collected

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Nuclear moments for the neutrinoless double beta decay II  

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The recently developed formalism for the evaluation of nuclear form factors in neutrinoless double beta decay is applied to $^{48}Ca$, $^{76}Ge$, $^{82}Se$, $^{100}Mo$, $^{128}Te$ and $^{130}Te$ nuclei. Explicit analytical expressions that follows from this theoretical development, in the single mode model for the decay of $^{48}Ca$, have been worked out. They are useful both for testing the full numerical calculations, and for analytically checking the consistency with other formalisms. Large configuration space calculations are compared with previous studies, where alternative formulations were used. Yet, besides using the G-matrix as residual interaction, we here use a simple $\\delta$-force. Attention is paid to the connected effects of the short range nuclear correlations and the finite nucleon size. Constraints on lepton number violating terms in the weak Hamiltonian (effective neutrino Majorana mass and effective right-handed current coupling strengths) are deduced.

C. Barbero; F. Krmpoti?; A. Mariano; D. Tadi?

1999-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Additional Nucleon Current Contributions to Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay  

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We have examined the importance of momentum dependent induced nucleon currents such as weak-magnetism and pseudoscalar couplings to the amplitude of neutrinoless double beta decay in the mechanisms of light and heavy Majorana neutrino as well as in that of Majoron emission. Such effects are expected to occur in all nuclear models in the direction of reducing the light neutrino matrix elements by about 30%. To test this we have performed a calculation of the nuclear matrix elements of the experimentally interesting nuclei A = 76, 82, 96, 100, 116, 128, 130, 136 and 150 within the pn-RQRPA. We have found that indeed such corrections vary somewhat from nucleus to nucleus, but in all cases they are greater than 25 percent. In the case of heavy neutrino the effect is much larger (a factor of 3). Combining out results with the best presently available experimental limits on the half-life of the neutrinoless double beta decay we have extracted new limits on the effective neutrino mass (light and heavy) and the effective Majoron coupling constant.

F. Simkovic; G. Pantis; J. D. Vergados; A. Faessler

1999-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Background reduction and sensitivity for germanium double beta decay experiments  

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Germanium detectors have very good capabilities for the investigation of rare phenomena like the neutrinoless double beta decay. Rejection of the background entangling the expected signal is one primary goal in this kind of experiments. Here, the attainable background reduction in the energy region where the neutrinoless double beta decay signal of 76Ge is expected to appear has been evaluated for experiments using germanium detectors, taking into consideration different strategies like the granularity of the detector system, the segmentation of each individual germanium detector and the application of Pulse Shape Analysis techniques to discriminate signal from background events. Detection efficiency to the signal is affected by background rejection techniques, and therefore it has been estimated for each of the background rejection scenarios considered. Finally, conditions regarding crystal mass, radiopurity, exposure to cosmic rays, shielding and rejection capabilities are discussed with the aim to achieve a background level of 10-3 c keV-1 kg-1 y-1 in the region of interest, which would allow to explore neutrino effective masses around 40 meV.

H. Gómez; S. Cebrián; J. Morales; J. A. Villar

2007-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

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The role of the induced currents in the mass mechanism of neutrinoless double-beta decay  

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The nuclear matrix elements of Majorana neutrino mass mechanism of neutrinoless double-beta decay have so far been calculated using only... ...

George Pantis; Fedor Šimkovic

2000-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Large Hadron Collider Probe of Supersymmetric Neutrinoless Double-Beta-Decay Mechanism  

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In the minimal supersymmetric extension to the standard model, a nonzero lepton number violating coupling ?111? predicts both neutrinoless double-beta-decay and resonant single slepton production at the LHC. We show that, in this case, if neutrinoless double beta decay is discovered in the next generation of experiments, there exist good prospects to observe single slepton production at the LHC. Neutrinoless double beta decay could otherwise result from a different source (such as a nonzero Majorana neutrino mass). Resonant single slepton production at the LHC can therefore discriminate between the ?111? neutrinoless double-beta-decay mechanism and others.

B. C. Allanach; C. H. Kom; H. Päs

2009-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Search for neutrinoless double beta decay of Cd-116 with the NEMO-3 experiment.  

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??This dissertation describes the approach taken in measuring two neutrino double beta decay of Cd-116 to the ground state of Sn-116 and in searching for… (more)

Pahlka, Raymond Benton

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On ion probes and traps, barium tagging for the EXO double beta decay detector.  

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??The Enriched Xenon Observatory seeks to measure neutrino mass through observation of neutrinoless double beta decay. A new generation of ton-scale experiments are being developed,… (more)

Stanford University, Dept. of Physics

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Majorana Neutrino Masses from Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay and Cosmology  

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When three Majorana neutrinos describe the solar and atmospheric neutrino data via oscillations, a nonzero measurement of neutrinoless double beta ($0\

V. Barger; K. Whisnant

1999-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutrinoless double beta decay can constrain neutrino dark matter  

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We examine how constraints can be placed on the neutrino component of dark matter by an accurate measurement of neutrinoless double beta ($0\

V. Barger; S. L. Glashow; D. Marfatia; K. Whisnant

2002-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Cryogenic Double Beta Decay Experiments: CUORE and CUORICINO  

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Cryogenic bolometers, with their excellent energy resolution, flexibility in material, and availability in high purity, are excellent detectors for the search for neutrinoless double beta decay. Kilogram-size single crystals of TeO_2 are utilized in CUORICINO for an array with a total detector mass of 40.7 kg. CUORICINO currently sets the most stringent limit on the halflife of Te-130 of T > 2.4x10^{24} yr (90% C.L.), corresponding to a limit on the effective Majorana neutrino mass in the range of < 0.2-0.9 eV. Based on technology developed for CUORICINO and its predecessors, CUORE is a next-generation experiment designed to probe neutrino mass in the range of 10 - 100 meV. Latest results from CUORICINO and overview of the progress and current status of CUORE are presented.

Reina Maruyama; for the CUORE Collaboration

2008-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Low Radioactivity Crystals for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Detectors  

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The production of crystals needed for rare events physics represent a relatively new exciting challenge in the field of materials science and engineering. Extremely low concentration of radioactive impurities and very high crystal perfection is required for the crystals to be used in experiments in which the main concerns are the reduction of the background and the use of high sensitivity detectors. A further complication is the fact that for an experiment with a significant discovery potential relatively large quantities of crystals are needed. The present work makes a review of the general problems related to the production of crystals for rare events physics and gives details related to the production of the TeO 2 crystals needed for the major experiment in this field using bolometric technique namely the CUORE experiment. The potential use of crystals for future double beta decay experiments is also discussed.

Ioan Dafinei; CUORE Collaboration

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Search for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay with the CUORE experiment  

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CUORE is a next generation experiment aimed at the detection of neutrinoless Double Beta Decay of the nuclide 130 Te . The experiment which will take place in the Gran Sasso National Laboratory (Italy) will look for this rare decay using the macrobolometric technique with a prospected array of 988 detectors. Each bolometer will be constituted by a 5×5×5? cm 3 TeO 2 crystal for a total mass of about 200 kg of 130 Te and will be maintained at a temperature of 10 mK. CUORE will probe the effective mass of the neutrino with a sensitivity of a few tens of meV. If an excess of counts are observed above background at the 2.5 MeV corresponding to the Q?value of the decay CUORE will answer several questions that are still open in the field of neutrino physics such as the determination of the particle’s Majorana nature and of the absolute mass scale. A prototype for CUORE in Gran Sasso named CUORICINO has just closed after five years proving its importance as a stand?alone experiment.

P. Gorla; CUORE collaboration

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Proton-Neutron Pairing Amplitude as a Generator Coordinate for Double-Beta Decay Nobuo Hinohara1, 2  

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the experimental bound [11] on neutrinoless double beta decay (## 0# ). The only way out would be to have two

Engel, Jonathan

103

Neutrino mass spectrum and neutrinoless double beta decay  

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The relations between the effective Majorana mass of the electron neutrino, $m_{ee}$, responsible for neutrinoless double beta decay, and the neutrino oscillation parameters are considered. We show that for any specific oscillation pattern $m_{ee}$ can take any value (from zero to the existing upper bound) for normal mass hierarchy and it can have a minimum for inverse hierarchy. This means that oscillation experiments cannot fix in general $m_{ee}$. Mass ranges for $m_{ee}$ can be predicted in terms of oscillation parameters with additional assumptions about the level of degeneracy and the type of hierarchy of the neutrino mass spectrum. These predictions for $m_{ee}$ are systematically studied in the specific schemes of neutrino mass and flavor which explain the solar and atmospheric neutrino data. The contributions from individual mass eigenstates in terms of oscillation parameters have been quantified. We study the dependence of $m_{ee}$ on the non-oscillation parameters: the overall scale of the neutrino mass and the relative mass phases. We analyze how forthcoming oscillation experiments will improve the predictions for $m_{ee}$. On the basis of these studies we evaluate the discovery potential of future \\znbb decay searches. The role \\znbb decay searches will play in the reconstruction of the neutrino mass spectrum is clarified. The key scales of $m_{ee}$, which will lead to the discrimination among various schemes are: $m_{ee} \\sim 0.1$ eV and $m_{ee} \\sim 0.005$ eV.

H. V. Klapdor-Kleingrothaus; H. Päs; A. Y. Smirnov

2000-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

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A novel approach to background reduction in double beta decay experiments  

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Active background reduction in high resolution calorimeters is a promising approach to achieve ultimate sensitivity in neutrinoless double beta decay experiments. We propose Cerenkov emission from beta rays in bolometric crystals as a viable alternative to scintillation. This novel approach could broaden the range of materials of interest for calorimetric searches of the double beta decay. We discuss the optical properties of TeO$_2$ crystals, as a show case.

T. Tabarelli de Fatis

2009-08-02T23:59:59.000Z

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A Search for Neutrinoless Double-beta Decay of Germanium-76 J.F. Wilkerson1, 2, 3  

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A Search for Neutrinoless Double-beta Decay of Germanium-76 J.F. Wilkerson1, 2, 3 and S.R. Elliott4, The Majorana collaboration[1] is searching for neutrinoless double beta decay using 76 Ge, which has previously of neutrinoless double-beta decay would show that lepton number is violated, neutrinos are Majorana particles

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Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay within QRPA with Proton-Neutron Pairing  

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We have investigated the role of proton-neutron pairing in the context of the Quasiparticle Random Phase approximation formalism. This way the neutrinoless double beta decay matrix elements of the experimentally interesting A= 48, 76, 82, 96, 100, 116, 128, 130 and 136 systems have been calculated. We have found that the inclusion of proton-neutron pairing influences the neutrinoless double beta decay rates significantly, in all cases allowing for larger values of the expectation value of light neutrino masses. Using the best presently available experimental limits on the half life-time of neutrinoless double beta decay we have extracted the limits on lepton number violating parameters.

G. Pantis; F. Simkovic; J. D. Vergados; Amand Faessler

1996-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutron Inelastic Scattering Processes as Background for Double-Beta Decay Experiments  

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We investigate several Pb$(n,n'\\gamma$) and Ge$(n,n'\\gamma$) reactions. We measure $\\gamma$-ray production from Pb$(n,n'\\gamma$) reactions that can be a significant background for double-beta decay experiments which use lead as a massive inner shield. Particularly worrisome for Ge-based double-beta decay experiments are the 2041-keV and 3062-keV $\\gamma$ rays produced via Pb$(n,n'\\gamma$). The former is very close to the ^{76}Ge double-beta decay endpoint energy and the latter has a double escape peak energy near the endpoint. Excitation $\\gamma$-ray lines from Ge$(n,n'\\gamma$) reactions are also observed. We consider the contribution of such backgrounds and their impact on the sensitivity of next-generation searches for neutrinoless double-beta decay using enriched germanium detectors.

D. -M. Mei; S. R. Elliott; A. Hime; V. Gehman; K. Kazkaz

2007-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear matrix elements for neutrinoless double-beta decay and double-electron capture  

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A new generation of neutrinoless double beta decay experiments with improved sensitivity is currently under design and construction. They will probe inverted hierarchy region of the neutrino mass pattern. There is also a revived interest to the resonant neutrinoless double-electron capture, which has also a potential to probe lepton number conservation and to investigate the neutrino nature and mass scale. The primary concern are the nuclear matrix elements. Clearly, the accuracy of the determination of the effective Majorana neutrino mass from the measured 0\

Amand Faessler; Vadim Rodin; Fedor Simkovic

2012-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanisms of neutrinoless double-beta decay: A comparative analysis of several nuclei  

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The neutrinoless double beta decay of several nuclei that are of interest...76Ge, 82Se, 100Mo, 130Te, and 136Xe) is investigated on the basis of a general Lorentzinvariant effective Lagrangian describing physics ...

A. Ali; A. V. Borisov; D. V. Zhuridov

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A general parametrization for the long-range part of neutrinoless double beta decay  

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Double beta decay has been proven to be a powerful tool to constrain $B-L$ violating physics beyond the standard model. We present a representation for the long-range part of the general $0\

H. Päs; M. Hirsch; S. G. Kovalenko; H. V. Klapdor-Kleingrothaus

1997-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

111

Shell model studies of the $^{130}Te$ neutrinoless double-beta decay  

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Most uncertainties regarding the theoretical study of the neutrinoless double-beta decay are related to the accuracy of the nuclear matrix elements that appear in the expressions of the lifetimes. We calculate the nuclear matrix elements for the $0\

Andrei Neacsu; Mihai Horoi

2014-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

112

Search for Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay in $^{136}$Xe with EXO-200  

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We report on a search for neutrinoless double-beta decay of $^{136}$Xe with EXO-200. No signal is observed for an exposure of 32.5 kg-yr, with a background of ~1.5 x 10^{-3} /(kg yr keV) in the $\\pm 1\\sigma$ region of interest. This sets a lower limit on the half-life of the neutrinoless double-beta decay $T_{1/2}^{0\

M. Auger; D. J. Auty; P. S. Barbeau; E. Beauchamp; V. Belov; C. Benitez-Medina; M. Breidenbach; T. Brunner; A. Burenkov; B. Cleveland; S. Cook; T. Daniels; M. Danilov; C. G. Davis; S. Delaquis; R. deVoe; A. Dobi; M. J. Dolinski; A. Dolgolenko; M. Dunford; W. Fairbank Jr.; J. Farine; W. Feldmeier; P. Fierlinger; D. Franco; G. Giroux; R. Gornea; K. Graham; G. Gratta; C. Hall; K. Hall; C. Hargrove; S. Herrin; M. Hughes; A. Johnson; T. N. Johnson; A. Karelin; L. J. Kaufman; A. Kuchenkov; K. S. Kumar; D. S. Leonard; F. Leonard; D. Mackay; R. MacLellan; M. Marino; B. Mong; M. Montero Diez; A. R. Muller; R. Neilson; R. Nelson; A. Odian; I. Ostrovskiy; K. O'Sullivan; C. Ouellet; A. Piepke; A. Pocar; C. Y. Prescott; K. Pushkin; P. C. Rowson; J. J. Russell; A. Sabourov; D. Sinclair; S. Slutsky; V. Stekhanov; T. Tolba; D. Tosi; K. Twelker; P. Vogel; J. -L. Vuilleumier; A. Waite; T. Walton; M. Weber; U. Wichoski; J. Wodin; J. D. Wright; L. Yang; Y. -R. Yen; O. Ya. Zeldovich

2012-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Sense and sensitivity of double beta decay experiments  

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The search for neutrinoless double beta decay is a very active field in which the number of proposals for next-generation experiments has proliferated. In this paper we attempt to address both the sense and the sensitivity of such proposals. Sensitivity comes first, by means of proposing a simple and unambiguous statistical recipe to derive the sensitivity to a putative Majorana neutrino mass, m{sub ??}. In order to make sense of how the different experimental approaches compare, we apply this recipe to a selection of proposals, comparing the resulting sensitivities. We also propose a ''physics-motivated range'' (PMR) of the nuclear matrix elements as a unifying criterium between the different nuclear models. The expected performance of the proposals is parametrized in terms of only four numbers: energy resolution, background rate (per unit time, isotope mass and energy), detection efficiency, and ?? isotope mass. For each proposal, both a reference and an optimistic scenario for the experimental performance are studied. In the reference scenario we find that all the proposals will be able to partially explore the degenerate spectrum, without fully covering it, although four of them (KamLAND-Zen, CUORE, NEXT and EXO) will approach the 50 meV boundary. In the optimistic scenario, we find that CUORE and the xenon-based proposals (KamLAND-Zen, EXO and NEXT) will explore a significant fraction of the inverse hierarchy, with NEXT covering it almost fully. For the long term future, we argue that {sup 136}Xe-based experiments may provide the best case for a 1-ton scale experiment, given the potentially very low backgrounds achievable and the expected scalability to large isotope masses.

Gómez-Cadenas, J.J.; Martín-Albo, J.; Sorel, M.; Ferrario, P.; Monrabal, F.; Muñoz, J. [Instituto de Física Corpuscular (IFIC), CSIC and Universidad de Valencia, Calle Catedrático José Beltrán 2, 46071 Valencia (Spain); Novella, P. [Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (CIEMAT), Avda. Complutense 22, 28040 Madrid (Spain); Poves, A., E-mail: gomez@mail.cern.ch, E-mail: justo.martin-albo@ific.uv.es, E-mail: sorel@ific.uv.es, E-mail: paola.ferrario@ific.uv.es, E-mail: francesc.monrabal@ific.uv.es, E-mail: jmunoz@ific.uv.es, E-mail: pau.novella@ciemat.es, E-mail: alfredo.poves@uam.es [Dpto. de de Física Teórica and IFT-UAM/CSIC, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Calle Nicolás Cabrera 13-15, 28049 Madrid (Spain)

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Single and low-lying states dominance in two-neutrino double-beta decay  

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A theoretical analysis of the single-state dominance hypothesis for the two-neutrino double-beta decay rates is performed on the examples of the double-beta decays of 100Mo, 116Cd, and 128Te. We also test the validity of an extended low-lying-state dominance that takes into account the contributions of the low-lying excited states in the intermediate nucleus to the double-beta decay rates. This study has been accomplished for all the double-beta emitters for which we have experimental information on their half-lives. The theoretical framework is a proton-neutron quasiparticle random-phase approximation based on a deformed Skyrme Hartree-Fock mean field with pairing correlations. Our calculations indicate that there are not clear evidences for single- or low-lying-state dominance in the two-neutrino double-beta decay. Finally, we investigate the single electron energy distributions of the outgoing electrons in the double-beta decay processes with an exact treatment of the energy denominators, which could help ...

Moreno, O; Sarriguren, P; de Guerra, E Moya; Simkovic, F; Faessler, A; 10.1088/0954-3899/36/1/015106

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Exact evaluation of the nuclear form factor for new kinds of majoron emission in neutrinoless double beta decay  

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We have developed a formalism, based on the Fourier-Bessel expansion, that facilitates the evaluation of matrix elements involving nucleon recoil operators, such as appear in serveral exotic forms of neutrinoless double beta decay ($\\beta\\beta_{0\

C. Barbero; J. M. Cline; F. Krmpotic; D. Tadic

1996-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

116

Systematic Effects in Pulse Shape Analysis of HPGe Detector Signals for Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay  

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Pulse shape analysis is an important background reduction and signal identification technique for next generation of neutrinoless double-beta decay experiments examining 76Ge. We present a study of the systematic uncertainties in one such parametric pulse-shape analysis technique for separating multi-site backgrounds from single-site signal events. We examined systematic uncertainties for events in full-energy gamma peaks (predominantly multi-site), double escape peaks (predominantly single-site) and the Compton continuum near double-beta decay endpoint (which will be the dominant background for most neutrinoless double-beta decay searches). In short, we find total (statistical plus systematic) fractional uncertainties in the pulse shape cut survival probabilities of: 6.6%, 1.5% and 3.8% for double-escape, continuum and gamma-ray events respectively.

Victor M Gehman; Steven R Elliott; Dongming Mei

2009-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

117

Addendum to: QRPA uncertainties and their correlations in the analysis of neutrinoless double beta decay  

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In a previous article [Phys. Rev. D 79, 053001 (2009)] we estimated the correlated uncertainties associated to the nuclear matrix elements (NME) of neutrinoless double beta decay (0 nu beta beta) within the quasiparticle random phase approximation (QRPA). Such estimates encompass recent independent calculations of NMEs, and can thus still provide a fair representation of the nuclear model uncertainties. In this context, we compare the claim of 0 nu beta beta decay in Ge-76 with recent negative results in Xe-136 and in other nuclei, and we infer the lifetime ranges allowed or excluded at 90% C.L. We also highlight some issues that should be addressed in order to properly compare and combine results coming from different 0 nu beta beta decay candidate nuclei.

Amand Faessler; G. L. Fogli; E. Lisi; V. Rodin; A. M. Rotunno; F. Simkovic

2013-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Alpha Backgrounds for HPGe Detectors in Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay Experiments  

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The Majorana Experiment will use arrays of enriched HPGe detectors to search for the neutrinoless double-beta decay of 76Ge. Such a decay, if found, would show lepton-number violation and confirm the Majorana nature of the neutrino. Searches for such rare events are hindered by obscuring backgrounds which must be understood and mitigated as much as possible. A potentially important background contribution to this and other double-beta decay experiments could come from decays of alpha-emitting isotopes in the 232Th and 238U decay chains on or near the surfaces of the detectors. An alpha particle emitted external to an HPGe crystal can lose energy before entering the active region of the detector, either in some external-bulk material or within the dead region of the crystal. The measured energy of the event will only correspond to a partial amount of the total kinetic energy of the alpha and might obscure the signal from neutrinoless double-beta decay. A test stand was built and measurements were performed to quantitatively assess this background. We present results from these measurements and compare them to simulations using Geant4. These results are then used to measure the alpha backgrounds in an underground detector in situ. We also make estimates of surface contamination tolerances for double-beta decay experiments using solid-state detectors.

R. A. Johnson; T. H. Burritt; S. R. Elliott; V. M. Gehman; V. E. Guiseppe; J. F. Wilkerson

2011-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-collapsing renormalized QRPA with proton-neutron pairing for neutrinoless double beta decay  

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Using the renormalized quasiparticle random phase approximation (RQRPA), we calculate the light neutrino mass mediated mode of neutrinoless double beta decay of Ge76, Mo100, Te128 and Te130. Our results indicate that the simple quasiboson approximation is not good enough to study the neutrinoless double beta decay, because its solutions collapse for physical values of g_pp. We find that extension of the Hilbert space and inclusion of the Pauli Principle in the QRPA with proton-neutron pairing, allows us to extend our calculations beyond the point of collapse, for physical values of the nuclear force strength. As a consequence one might be able to extract more accurate values on the effective neutrino mass by using the best available experimental limits on the half-life of neutrinoless double beta decay.

F. Simkovic; J. Schwieger; M. Veselsky; G. Pantis; Amand Faessler

1996-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay: a Probe of Physics Beyond the Standard Model  

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In the Standard Model the total lepton number is conserved. Thus, neutrinoless double-beta decay, in which the total lepton number is violated by two units, is a probe of physics beyond the Standard Model. After a brief summary of the present status of our knowledge of neutrino masses and mixing and an introduction to the seesaw mechanism for the generation of light Majorana neutrino masses, in this review we discuss the theory and phenomenology of neutrinoless double-beta decay. We present the basic elements of the theory of neutrinoless double-beta decay, our view of the present status of the challenging problem of the calculation of the nuclear matrix element of the process and a summary of the experimental results.

Bilenky, S M

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay: a Probe of Physics Beyond the Standard Model  

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In the Standard Model the total lepton number is conserved. Thus, neutrinoless double-beta decay, in which the total lepton number is violated by two units, is a probe of physics beyond the Standard Model. After a brief summary of the present status of our knowledge of neutrino masses and mixing and an introduction to the seesaw mechanism for the generation of light Majorana neutrino masses, in this review we discuss the theory and phenomenology of neutrinoless double-beta decay. We present the basic elements of the theory of neutrinoless double-beta decay, our view of the present status of the challenging problem of the calculation of the nuclear matrix element of the process and a summary of the experimental results.

S. M. Bilenky; C. Giunti

2014-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

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The MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR: A Search for Neutrinoless Double-beta Decay of Germanium-76  

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The observation of neutrinoless double-beta decay would determine whether the neutrino is a Majorana particle and provide information on the absolute scale of neutrino mass. The MAJORANA Collaboration is constructing the DEMONSTRATOR, an array of germanium detectors, to search for neutrinoless double-beta decay of 76-Ge. The DEMONSTRATOR will contain 40 kg of germanium; up to 30 kg will be enriched to 86% in 76-Ge. The DEMONSTRATOR will be deployed deep underground in an ultra-low-background shielded environment. Operation of the DEMONSTRATOR aims to determine whether a future tonne-scale germanium experiment can achieve a background goal of one count per tonne-year in a 4-keV region of interest around the 76-Ge neutrinoless double-beta decay Q-value of 2039 keV.

MAJORANA Collaboration; A. G. Schubert; E. Aguayo; F. T. Avignone III; H. O. Back; A. S. Barabash; M. Bergevin; F. E. Bertrand; M. Boswell; V. Brudanin; M. Busch; Y-D. Chan; C. D. Christofferson; J. I. Collar; D. C. Combs; R. J. Cooper; J. A. Detwiler; J. Leon; P. J. Doe; Yu. Efremenko; V. Egorov; H. Ejiri; S. R. Elliott; J. Esterline; J. E. Fast; N. Fields; P. Finnerty; F. M. Fraenkle; V. M. Gehman; G. K. Giovanetti; M. P. Green; V. E. Guiseppe; K. Gusey; A. L. Hallin; R. Hazama; R. Henning; A. Hime; E. W. Hoppe; M. Horton; S. Howard; M. A. Howe; R. A. Johnson; K. J. Keeter; M. E. Keillor; C. Keller; J. D. Kephart; M. F. Kidd; A. Knecht; O. Kochetov; S. I. Konovalov; R. T. Kouzes; B. LaFerriere; B. H. LaRoque; L. E. Leviner; J. C. Loach; S. MacMullin; M. G. Marino; R. D. Martin; D. -M. Mei; J. Merriman; M. L. Miller; L. Mizouni; M. Nomachi; J. L. Orrell; N. Overman; D. G. Phillips II; A. W. P. Poon; G. Perumpilly; G. Prior; D. C. Radford; K. Rielage; R. G. H. Robertson; M. C. Ronquest; T. Shima; M. Shirchenko; K. J. Snavely; V. Sobolev; D. Steele; J. Strain; K. Thomas; V. Timkin; W. Tornow; I. Vanyushin; R. L. Varner; K. Vetter; K. Vorren; J. F. Wilkerson; B. A. Wolfe; E. Yakushev; A. R. Young; C. ?H. Yu; V. Yumatov; C. Zhan

2011-09-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Model-independent Constraint on the Neutrino Mass Spectrum from the Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay  

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We present a concise formula to relate the effective mass term of the neutrinoless double beta decay to a single neutrino mass, two Majorana CP-violating phases and four observables of neutrino oscillations for a generic neutrino mass spectrum. If the alleged evidence for the neutrinoless double beta decay is taken into account, one may obtain a rough but model-independent constraint on the absolute scale of neutrino masses -- it is most likely to be in the range between 0.1 eV and 1 eV.

Zhi-zhong Xing

2002-02-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization of ZnSe scintillating bolometers for Double Beta Decay  

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ZnSe scintillating bolometers are good candidates for future Double Beta Decay searches, because of the 82Se high Q-value and thanks to the possibility of alpha background rejection on the basis of the scintillation signal. In this paper we report the characteristics and the anomalies observed in an extensive study of these devices. Among them, an unexpected high emission from alpha particles, accompanied with an unusual pattern of the light vs. heat scatter plot. The perspectives for the application of this kind of detectors to search for the Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay of 82Se are presented.

C. Arnaboldi; S. Capelli; O. Cremonesi; L. Gironi; M. Pavan; G. Pessina; S. Pirro

2010-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

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The NEXT experiment: A high pressure xenon gas TPC for neutrinoless double beta decay searches  

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Neutrinoless double beta decay is a hypothetical, very slow nuclear transition in which two neutrons undergo beta decay simultaneously and without the emission of neutrinos. The importance of this process goes beyond its intrinsic interest: an unambiguous observation would establish a Majorana nature for the neutrino and prove the violation of lepton number. NEXT is a new experiment to search for neutrinoless double beta decay using a radiopure high-pressure xenon gas TPC, filled with 100 kg of Xe enriched in Xe-136. NEXT will be the first large high-pressure gas TPC to use electroluminescence readout with SOFT (Separated, Optimized FuncTions) technology. The design consists in asymmetric TPC, with photomultipliers behind a transparent cathode and position-sensitive light pixels behind the anode. The experiment is approved to start data taking at the Laboratorio Subterr\\'aneo de Canfranc (LSC), Spain, in 2014.

D. Lorca; J. Martín-Albo; F. Monrabal; for the NEXT Collaboration

2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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MOON for spectroscopic studies of double beta decays and the present status of the MOON-1 prototype detector  

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to be studied by neutrinoless double beta decay is of the order of 0.1 ~ 0.02 eV if the neutrino is a Majorana experiment with a few ton of 100 Mo. It aims at spectroscopic studies of the neutrinoless double beta decays

Washington at Seattle, University of

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The influence of pairing on the nuclear matrix elements of the neutrinoless double beta decays  

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We study in this letter the behavior of the neutrinoless double beta decay nuclear matrix elements (NME's) in the framework of the Interacting Shell Model. We analize them in terms of the total angular momentum of the decaying neutron pair and as a function of the seniority truncations in the nuclear wave functions. This point of view turns out to be very adequate to gauge the accuracy of the NME's predicted by different nuclear structure models. In addition, it gives back the due protagonism in this process to the pairing interaction, the interaction which is responsible for the very existence of double beta decay emitters. We show that low seniority approximations, comparable to those implicit in the quasiparticle RPA in an spherical basis, tend to overestimate the values of the NME's in several decays.

E. Caurier; J. Menendez; F. Nowacki; A. Poves

2007-09-13T23:59:59.000Z

128

Chiral Two-Body Currents and Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay in the QRPA  

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We test the effects of an approximate treatment of two-body contributions to the axial-vector current on the QRPA matrix elements for neutrinoless double-beta decay in a range of isotopes. The form and strength of the two-body terms come from chiral effective-field theory. The two-body currents typically reduce the matrix elements by about 20%, not as much as in shell-model calculations. One reason for the difference is that standard practice in the QRPA is to adjust the strength of the isoscalar pairing interaction to reproduce two-neutrino double-beta decay lifetimes. Another may be the larger QRPA single-particle space. Whatever the reasons, the effects on neutrinoless decay are significantly less than those on two-neutrino decay, both in the shell model and the QRPA.

J. Engel; F. Simkovic; P. Vogel

2014-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

129

A large Hilbert space QRPA and RQRPA calculation of neutrinoless double beta decay  

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A large Hilbert space is used for the calculation of the nuclear matrix elements governing the light neutrino mass mediated mode of neutrinoless double beta decay of Ge76, Mo100, Cd116, Te128 and Xe136 within the proton-neutron quasiparticle random phase approximation (pn-QRPA) and the renormalized QRPA with proton-neutron pairing (full-RQRPA) methods. We have found that the nuclear matrix elements obtained with the standard pn-QRPA for several nuclear transitions are extremely sensitive to the renormalization of the particle-particle component of the residual interaction of the nuclear hamiltonian. Therefore the standard pn-QRPA does not guarantee the necessary accuracy to allow us to extract a reliable limit on the effective neutrino mass. This behaviour, already known from the calculation of the two-neutrino double beta decay matrix elements, manifests itself in the neutrinoless double-beta decay but only if a large model space is used. The full-RQRPA, which takes into account proton-neutron pairing and considers the Pauli principle in an approximate way, offers a stable solution in the physically acceptable region of the particle-particle strength. In this way more accurate values on the effective neutrino mass have been deduced from the experimental lower limits of the half-lifes of neutrinoless double beta decay.

F. Simkovic; J. Schwieger; G. Pantis; Amand Faessler

1997-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

130

What neutrinoless double beta decay would tell us about neutrino mass  

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We identify several types of gauge theories which together comprise a very broad range in which the observation of neutrinoless double beta decay would imply a significant lower bound on neutrino mass. We explain why these gauge theories have this property.

Boris Kayser

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

A ton?scale bolometric detector for the search for neutrinoless double beta decay  

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After an introduction on neutrinoless double beta decay physics a description of CUORE and CUORICINO experiments detectors and results are reported. The actual efforts and next steps of the CUORE Project required to probe the inverted hierarchy region of the neutrino effective Majorana mass are also described.

M. Pedretti; CUORE Collaboration

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

Status of double beta decay experiments using isotopes other than Xe-136  

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Neutrinoless double beta decay is a lepton-number violating process predicted by many extensions of the standard model. It is actively searched for in several candidate isotopes within many experimental projects. The status of the experimental initiatives which are looking for the neutrinoless double beta decay in isotopes other than Xe-136 is reviewed, with special emphasis given to the projects that passed the R&D phase. The results recently released by the experiment GERDA are also summarized and discussed. The GERDA data give no positive indication of neutrinoless double beta decay of Ge-76 and disfavor in a model-independent way the long-standing observation claim on the same isotope. The lower limit reported by GERDA for the half-life of neutrinoless double beta decay of Ge-76 is T1/2 > 2.1e25 yr (90% C.L.), or T1/2 > 3.0e25 yr, when combined with the results of other Ge-76 predecessor experiments.

Pandola, Luciano

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

Nuclear structure relevant to neutrinoless double beta decay candidate {sup 130}Te and other recent results  

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We have undertaken a series of single-nucleon and pair transfer reaction measurements to help constrain calculations of the nuclear matrix elements for neutrinoless double beta decay. In this talk, a short overview of measurements relevant to the {sup 130}Te?{sup 130}Xe system is given. Brief mention is made of other recent and forthcoming results.

Kay, B. P. [Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois 60439 (United States)

2013-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

134

Constraining four neutrino mass patterns from neutrinoless double beta decay  

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All existing data on neutrino oscillations (including those from the LSND experiment) imply a four neutrino scheme with six different allowed mass patterns. Some of the latter are shown to be disfavored by using a conservative upper bound on the $\\beta beta 0 \

Sandip Pakvasa; Probir Roy

2002-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

135

Latest results of NEXT-DEMO, the prototype of the NEXT 100 double beta decay experiment  

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NEXT-DEMO is a 1:4.5 scale prototype of the NEXT100 detector, a high-pressure xenon gas TPC that will search for the neutrinoless double beta decay of $^{136}$Xe. X-ray energy depositions produced by the de-excitation of Xenon atoms after the interaction of gamma rays from radioactive sources have been used to characterize the response of the detector obtaining the spatial calibration needed for close-to-optimal energy resolution. Our result, 5.5% FWHM at 30 keV, extrapolates to 0.6% FWHM at the Q value of $^{136}$Xe. Additionally, alpha decays from radon have been used to measure several detection properties and parameters of xenon gas such as electron-ion recombination, electron drift velocity, diffusion and primary scintillation light yield. Alpha spectroscopy is also used to quantify the activity of radon inside the detector, a potential source of background for most double beta decay experiments.

Serra, L; Martin-Albo, J; Sorel, M; Gomez-Cadenas, J J

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

Left-right models with light neutrino mass prediction and dominant neutrinoless double beta decay rate  

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In TeV scale left-right symmetric models, new dominant predictions to neutrinoless double beta decay and light neutrino masses are in mutual contradiction because of large contribution to the latter through popular seesaw mechanisms. We show that in a class of left-right models with high-scale parity restoration, these results coexist without any contravention with neutrino oscillation data and the relevant formula for light neutrino masses is obtained via gauged inverse seesaw mechanism. The most dominant contribution to the double beta decay is shown to be via $W^-_L- W^-_R$ mediation involving both light and heavy neutrino exchanges, and the model predictions are found to discriminate whether the Dirac neutrino mass is of quark-lepton symmetric origin or without it. We also discuss associated lepton flavor violating decays.

M. K. Parida; Sudhanwa Patra

2013-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

137

Segmented \\{HPGe\\} detectors for the search of neutrinoless double beta-decay  

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Neutrinoless double beta-decay (0vbb-decay) is the most promising approach to distinguish between the possibilities of a Dirac or a Majorana nature of neutrinos. Additionally, a measurement of the half-life of 0vbb-decay can give information on the absolute mass scale of neutrinos. At the moment \\{HPGe\\} detectors yield the most sensitive limits on this Lepton-number violating process. The segmentation of \\{HPGe\\} detectors increases the experimental sensitivity by allowing the reconstruction of event topologies. The successful operation of prototype detectors submerged in cryoliquid demonstrates the viability of this experimental approach.

B. Majorovits

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

Measurement of the double beta decay half-life of ^{100}Mo to the 0^{+}_{1} excited state, and ^{48}Ca to the ground state in the NEMO 3 experiment.  

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??NEMO 3 is a double beta decay experiment situated in the Fréjus tunnel which runs between France and Italy. If neutrinoless double beta decay is… (more)

King, S.L.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

Results from the Cuoricino (Zero-Neutrino Double Beta) Decay Experiment  

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Recent results from the CUORICINO {sup 130}Te zero-neutrino double-beta (0v{beta}{beta}) decay experiment are reported. CUORICINO is an array of 62 tellurium oxide (TeO{sub 2}) bolometers with an active mass of 40.7 kg. It is cooled to {approx}8 mK by a dilution refrigerator shielded from environmental radioactivity and energetic neutrons. It is running in the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso (LNGS) in Assergi, Italy. These data represent 11.83 kg y or 90.77 mole-years of {sup 130}Te. No evidence for 0v{beta}{beta}-decay was observed and a limit of T{sub 1/2}{sup 0v} ({sup 130}Te) {ge} 3.0 x 10{sup 24} y (90% C.L.) is set. This corresponds to upper limits on the effective mass, , between 0.19 and 0.68eV when analyzed with the many published nuclear structure calculations. In the context of these nuclear models, the values fall within the range corresponding to the claim of evidence of 0v{beta}{beta}-decay by H.V. Klapdor-Kleingrothaus and his co-workers. The experiment continues to acquire data.

Arnaboldi, C; Artusa, D R; Avignone, F T; Balata, M; Bandac, I; Barucci, M; Beeman, J W; Bellini, F; Brofferio, C; Bucci, C; Capelli, S; Carbone, L; Cebrian, S; Clemenza, M; Cremonesi, O; Creswick, R J; de Ward, A; Didomizio, S D; Dolinski, M J; Farach, H A; Fiorini, E; Frossati, G; Giachero, A; Giuliani, A; Gorla, P; Guardincerri, E; Gutierrez, T D; Haller, E E; Maruyama, R H; McDonald, R J; Nisi, S; Nones, C; Norman, E B; Nucciotti, A; Olivieri, E; Pallavicini, M; Palmieri, E; Pasca, E; Pavan, M; Pedretti, M; Pessina, G; Pirro, S; Previtali, E; Risegari, L; Rosenfeld, C; Sangiorgio, S; Sisti, M; Smith, A R; Torres, L; Ventura, G; Vignati, M

2007-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

140

Neutrinoless Quadruple Beta Decay  

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We point out that lepton number violation is possible even if neutrinos are Dirac particles. We illustrate this by constructing a simple model that allows for lepton number violation by four units only. As a consequence, neutrinoless double beta decay is forbidden, but neutrinoless quadruple beta decay is possible: $(A,Z) \\to (A,Z+4) + 4 e^-$. We identify three candidate isotopes for this decay, the most promising one being Nd-150 due to its high $Q_{0\

Julian Heeck; Werner Rodejohann

2013-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

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141

Multiple-Isotope Comparison for Determining Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay Mechanisms  

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We present a technique for estimating the number of future neutrinoless double-beta decay results using several distinct nuclei to optimize the physics reach of upcoming experiments. We use presently available matrix element calculations and simulated sets of predicted neutrinoless double-beta decay measured rates in multiple isotopes to estimate the required precision and number of experiments to discern the underlying physics governing the mechanism of the process. Our results indicate that 3 (4) experimental results with total uncertainty (statistical, systematic, theoretical) of less than ~20% (~40%) can elucidate the underlying physics. If the theoretical (i.e. matrix element) uncertainty contribution is below ~18%, then 3-4 experimental results of ~20% precision (statistical and systematic) are required. These uncertainty goals can be taken as guidance for the upcoming theoretical and experimental programs.

V. M. Gehman; S. R. Elliott

2007-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

142

Accurate shell-model nuclear matrix elements for neutrinoless double-beta decay  

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We investigate a novel method of accurate calculation of the neutrinoless double-$\\beta$ decay shell-model nuclear matrix elements for the experimentally relevant case of $^{76}$Ge. We demonstrate that with the new method the nuclear matrix elements have perfect convergence properties and, using only the first 100 intermediate states of each spin, the matrix elements can be calculated with better than 1% accuracy. Based on the analysis of neutrinoless double-beta decays of $^{48}$Ca, $^{82}$Se, and $^{76}$Ge isotopes, we propose a new method to estimate the optimal values of the average closure energies at which the closure approximation gives the most accurate nuclear matrix elements. We also analyze the nuclear matrix elements for the heavy-neutrino-exchange mechanism, and we show that our method can be used to quench contributions from different intermediate spin states.

R. A. Sen'kov; M. Horoi

2014-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

143

Experimental search for double-{beta} decay of {sup 100}Mo  

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No evidence for the neutrinoless double-{beta} decay of {sup 100}Mo has been found in a search using a segmented Si(Li) detector with source foils enriched to 97{percent} {sup 100}Mo. From an exposure of 0.2664 mole years, and using Bayesian statistics to calculate confidence levels, we find a 68{percent} lower limit on the half-life for the J{sup p}=0{sup +}{r_arrow}0{sup +} transition of 0.22{times}10{sup 23} yr. The measured half-life of the two neutrino double-{beta} decay is 0.76{sub {minus}0.14}{sup +0.22}{times}10{sup 19} yr. {copyright} {ital 1997} {ital The American Physical Society}

Alston-Garnjost, M.; Dougherty, B.L.; Kenney, R.W.; Tripp, R.D. [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States)] [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Krivicich, J.M.; Nicholson, H.W.; Sutton, C.S. [Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts 01075 (United States)] [Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts 01075 (United States); Dieterle, B.D.; Foltz, S.D.; Leavitt, C.P.; Reeder, R.A. [University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131 (United States)] [University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131 (United States); Baker, J.D.; Caffrey, A.J. [Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Idaho Falls, Idaho 83415 (United States)] [Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Idaho Falls, Idaho 83415 (United States)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

Digital Pulseshape Analysis by Neural Networks for the Heidelberg-Moscow-Double-Beta-Decay-Experiment  

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The Heidelberg-Moscow Experiment is presently the most sensitive experiment looking for neutrinoless double-beta decay. Recently the already very low background has been lowered by means of a Digital Pulseshape Analysis using a one parameter cut to distinguish between pointlike events and multiple scattered events. To use all the information contained in a recorded digital pulse, we developed a new technique for event recognition based on neural networks.

B. Majorovits; H. V. Klapdor-Kleingrothaus

1999-11-02T23:59:59.000Z

145

Status and perspective of the GERDA neutrinoless double beta decay experiment  

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Gerda the GERManium Detector Array [1] is a new double beta decay experiment which is currently under commissioning in the Infn National Gran Sasso Laboratory (Lngs) Italy. It is implementing a new shielding concept by operating bare Ge diodes - enriched in 76 Ge - in high purity liquid argon supplemented by a water shield. The paper presents the status of the experiment results from the commissioning and a summary of planned future activities.

K. T. Knöpfle; GERDA Collaboration

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

Neutrinoless double-beta decay with three or four neutrino mixing  

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Considering the scheme with mixing of three neutrinos and a mass hierarchy that can accommodate the results of solar and atmospheric neutrino experiments, it is shown that the results of solar neutrino experiments imply a lower bound for the effective Majorana mass in neutrinoless double-beta decay, under the natural assumptions that massive neutrinos are Majorana particles and there are no unlikely fine-tuned cancellations among the contributions of the different neutrino masses. Considering the four-neutrino schemes that can accommodate also the results of the LSND experiment, it is shown that only one of them is compatible with the results of neutrinoless double-beta decay experiments and with the measurement of the abundances of primordial elements produced in Big-Bang Nucleosynthesis. It is shown that in this scheme, under the assumptions that massive neutrinos are Majorana particles and there are no cancellations among the contributions of the different neutrino masses, the results of the LSND experiment imply a lower bound for the effective Majorana mass in neutrinoless double-beta decay.

C. Giunti

1999-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

147

Combining and comparing neutrinoless double beta decay experiments using different nuclei  

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We perform a global fit of the most relevant neutrinoless double beta decay experiments within the standard model with massive Majorana neutrinos. Using Bayesian inference makes it possible to take into account the theoretical uncertainties on the nuclear matrix elements in a fully consistent way. First, we analyze the data used to claim the observation of neutrinoless double beta decay in Ge-76, and find strong evidence (according to Jeffrey's scale) for a peak in the spectrum and moderate evidence for that the peak is actually close to the energy expected for the neutrinoless decay. We also find a significantly larger statistical error than the original analysis, which we include in the comparison with other data. Then, we statistically test the consistency between this claim with that of recent measurements using Xe-136. We find that the two data sets are about 40 to 80 times more probable under the assumption that they are inconsistent, depending on the nuclear matrix element uncertainties and the prior on the smallest neutrino mass. Hence, there is moderate to strong evidence of incompatibility, and for equal prior probabilities the posterior probability of compatibility is between 1.3% and 2.5%. If one, despite such evidence for incompatibility, combines the two data sets, we find that the total evidence of neutrinoless double beta decay is negligible. If one ignores the claim, there is weak evidence against the existence of the decay. We also perform approximate frequentist tests of compatibility for fixed ratios of the nuclear matrix elements, as well as of the no signal hypothesis. Generalization to other sets of experiments as well as other mechanisms mediating the decay is possible.

Johannes Bergstrom

2012-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

148

Challenges for a reliable shell model description of the neutrinoless double beta decay matrix elements  

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Assuming that the neutrinos are Majorana particles and the neutrinoless double beta (0???) decay is observed a reliable 0??? matrix element is necessary to decide the neutrino mass hierarchy and the minimum neutrino mass. Many nuclear structure techniques including the shell model are presently used to calculate these matrix elements. In the last few years one could see a slow convergence of these results but not yet at a level of 20 several shell model effective interactions and varying other parameters finding results in a range that spans about 20In this contribution we describe challenges for obtaining reliable shell model 0??? matrix elements with emphasis to 76 Ge and 82 Se decays.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

arXiv:hep-ex/0211071v325Feb2003 A Calorimetric Search on Double Beta Decay  

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and on the neutrinoless double beta decay of 128Te to the ground state of 128Xe are also reported and discussed limit of 2.1Ã? 1023 years has been obtained at the 90 % C.L. on the lifetime for neutrinoless double beta decay of 130Te . In terms of effective neutrino mass this leads to the most restrictive limit in direct

150

Neutrinoless Double $?$-Decay  

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The neutrinoless double $\\beta$-decay is reviewed. Model independent evidence in favor of neutrino masses and mixing is briefly summarized. The data of the recent experiments on the search for $0\

S. M. Bilenky

2004-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

151

Theoretical uncertainties in the nuclear matrix elements of neutrinoless double beta decay: The transition operator  

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We explore the theoretical uncertainties related to the transition operator of neutrinoless double-beta (0???) decay. The transition operator used in standard calculations is a product of one-body currents, that can be obtained phenomenologically as in Tomoda [1] or Šimkovic et al. [2]. However, corrections to the operator are hard to obtain in the phenomenological approach. Instead, we calculate the 0??? decay operator in the framework of chiral effective theory (EFT), which gives a systematic order-by-order expansion of the transition currents. At leading orders in chiral EFT we reproduce the standard one-body currents of Refs. [1] and [2]. Corrections appear as two-body (2b) currents predicted by chiral EFT. We compute the effects of the leading 2b currents to the nuclear matrix elements of 0??? decay for several transition candidates. The 2b current contributions are related to the quenching of Gamow-Teller transitions found in nuclear structure calculations.

Menéndez, Javier [Institut für Kernphysik, Technische Universität Darmstadt, 64289 Darmstadt, Germany and ExtreMe Matter Institute EMMI, GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH, 64291 Darmstadt (Germany)

2013-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

152

Corrections to the Neutrinoless Double-Beta-Decay Operator in the Shell Model  

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We use diagrammatic perturbation theory to construct an effective shell-model operator for the neutrinoless double-beta decay of 82Se. The starting point is the same Bonn-C nucleon-nucleon interaction that is used to generate the Hamiltonian for recent shell-model calculations of double-beta decay. After first summing high-energy ladder diagrams that account for short-range correlations and then adding diagrams of low order in the G matrix to account for longer-range correlations, we fold the two-body matrix elements of the resulting effective operator with transition densities from the recent shell-model calculation to obtain the overall nuclear matrix element that governs the decay. Although the high-energy ladder diagrams suppress this matrix element at very short distances as expected, they enhance it at distances between one and two fermis, so that their overall effect is small. The corrections due to longer-range physics are large, but cancel one another so that the fully corrected matrix element is comparable to that produced by the bare operator. This cancellation between large and physically distinct low-order terms indicates the importance of a reliable nonperturbative calculation.

Jonathan Engel; Gaute Hagen

2009-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

153

Development of CaMoO4 crystal scintillators for double beta decay experiment with 100-Mo  

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Energy resolution, alpha/beta ratio, pulse-shape discrimination for gamma rays and alpha particles, temperature dependence of scintillation properties, and radioactive contamination were studied with CaMoO4 crystal scintillators. A high sensitivity experiment to search for neutrinoless double beta decay of 100-Mo by using CaMoO4 scintillators is discussed.

A. N. Annenkov; O. A. Buzanov; F. A. Danevich; A. Sh. Georgadze; S. K. Kim; H. J. Kim; Y. D. Kim; V. V. Kobychev; V. N. Kornoukhov; M. Korzhik; J. I. Lee; O. Missevitch; V. M. Mokina; S. S. Nagorny; A. S. Nikolaiko; D. V. Poda; R. B. Podviyanuk; D. J. Sedlak; O. G. Shkulkova; J. H. So; I. M. Solsky; V. I. Tretyak; S. S. Yurchenko

2007-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

154

Majoron emitting neutrinoless double beta decay in the electroweak chiral gauge extensions  

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Fundamental mechanisms for Majoron emitting neutrinoless double beta decay in SU(3)_C x G_W x U(1) models, for electroweak flavor chiral extensions, G_W = SU(3)_L and SU(4)_L are pointed out. Both kinds of known Majoron emitting processes, charged Majoron emitting where the massless Nambu-Goldstone boson itself carries lepton charge, $L=-2$, and the ordinary Majoron emitting where the boson has a small mass are found possible. PACS numbers: 11.15.Ex, 12.60.Fr, 14.80.Cp

F. Pisano; S. Shelly Sharma

1998-03-04T23:59:59.000Z

155

Majorana phases, CP violation, sterile neutrinos and neutrinoless double-beta decay  

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CP violation plays a crucial role in the generation of the baryon asymmetry in the Universe. Within this context we investigate the possibility of CP violation in the lepton sector caused by Majorana neutrino mixing. Focus is put on the model including 1 sterile neutrino. Both cases of normal and inverted neutrino mass spectrum are considered. We address the question whether the Majorana phases can be measured in the neutrinoless double-beta decay experiments with sensitivity to the effective Majorana neutrino mass of the order of 10{sup ?2} eV.

Babi?, Andrej [Department of Nuclear Physics and Biophysics, Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics, Comenius University, Mlynská dolina, 842 48 Bratislava (Slovakia); Šimkovic, Fedor [Bogoliubov Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, JINR, Joliot-Curie 6, 141980 Dubna, Moscow region, Russia and Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics, Czech Technical University, CZ-128 00 Prague (Czech Republic)

2013-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

156

Anatomy of nuclear matrix elements for neutrinoless double-beta decay  

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We show that, within the Quasiparticle Random Phase Approximation (QRPA) and the renormalized QRPA (RQRPA) based on the Bonn CD nucleon-nucleon interaction, the competition between the pairing and the neutron-proton particle-particle and particle-hole interactions causes contributions to the neutrinoless double-beta decay matrix element to nearly vanish at internucleon distances of more than 2 or 3 fermis. As a result, the matrix element is more sensitive to short-range/high-momentum physics than one naively expects. We analyze various ways of treating that physics and quantify the uncertainty it produces in the matrix elements, with three different treatments of short-range correlations.

Fedor Simkovic; Amand Faessler; Vadim Rodin; Petr Vogel; Jonathan Engel

2007-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

157

Search for neutrinoless double-beta decay of Ge-76 with GERDA  

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GERDA, the GERmanium Detector Array experiment, is a new double beta-decay experiment which is currently under construction in the INFN National Gran Sasso Laboratory (LNGS), Italy. It is implementing a new shielding concept by operating bare Ge diodes - enriched in Ge-76 - in high purity liquid argon supplemented by a water shield. The aim of GERDA is to verify or refute the recent claim of discovery, and, in a second phase, to achieve a two orders of magnitude lower background index than recent experiments. The paper discusses motivation, physics reach, design and status of construction of GERDA, and presents some R&D results.

Karl-Tasso Knoepfle

2008-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

158

Shell Model Two Body Matrix Elements Calculations for the Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay of 48 Ca  

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In this paper we present two Shell Model approaches for computing the two?body matrix elements involved in the neutrinoless double beta decay of 48 Ca. One of the methods involves integration of the radial part over the momentum space while the other only requires computations in the coordinate space. This has an influence in the complexity of the numerical approach and the necessary computation time. We will explain how this reflects into the obtained results pointing out the advantages and the limitations of each method.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

A search for neutrinoless double beta decay of 130Te with a low temperature calorimeter  

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Possible impacts of the bolometric technique on Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay (0??DVD) search are discussed. In this approach the performances of two TeO2 low temperature calorimeters with masses of 73 g and 340 g are reported: the FWHM resolutions are respectively 6 keV and 20 keV at 2614 keV. The operation of these detectors in a low background environment in the Gran Sasso underground laboratory has allowed to set a limit on the half?life of 130Te 2??DBD of about 2.5×1021 and to study the residual radioactive background components.

A. Alessandrello; C. Brofferio; D. V. Camin; O. Cremonesi; G. Gervasio; E. Fiorini; A. Giuliani; M. Pavan; G. Pessina; E. Previtali; L. Zanotti

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

Analytically expressed constraint on two Majorana phases in neutrinoless double beta decay  

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We assume that neutrinoless double beta decay is caused by the exchange of three light Majorana neutrinos. Under this assumption, we obtain, by the method of perturbation, the equation representing the isocontour of effective Majorana mass which is the function of two CP-violating Majorana phases. The equation representing the isocontour (constraint equation between two Majorana phases) is expressed analytically by six parameters: two lepton mixing angles, two kinds of neutrino mass squared differences, lightest neutrino mass scale, and the effective Majorana mass. We discuss how the constraint equation between two Majorana phases changes when the lightest neutrino mass scale is varied.

Maedan, Shinji

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar neutrino-electron scattering as background limitation for double beta decay  

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The background on double beta decay searches due to elastic electron scattering of solar neutrinos of all double beta emitters with Q-value larger than 2 MeV is calculated, taking into account survival probability and flux uncertainties of solar neutrinos. This work determines the background level to be [1-2]E-7 counts /keV/kg/yr, depending on the precise Q-value of the double beta emitter. It is also shown that the background level increases dramatically if going to lower Q-values. Furthermore, studies are done for various detector systems under consideration for next generation experiments. It was found that experiments based on loaded liquid scintillator have to expect a higher background. Within the given nuclear matrix element uncertainties any approach exploring the normal hierarchy has to face this irreducible background, which is a limitation on the minimal achievable background for purely calorimetric approaches. Large scale liquid scintillator experiments might encounter this problem already while exploring the inverted hierarchy. Potential caveats by using more sophisticated experimental setups are also discussed.

N. F. de Barros; K. Zuber

2011-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Explaining the CMS eejj Excess With R?parity Violating Supersymmetry and Implications for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay  

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IPPP/14/78, DCPT/14/156 Explaining the CMS eejj Excess With R?parity Violating Supersymmetry and Implications for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Ben Allanach,1 Sanjoy Biswas,2 Subhadeep Mondal,3 and Manimala Mitra4 1DAMTP, CMS, Wilberforce Road... production, followed by the three body decays of neutralino and chargino via R-parity violating coupling. These fit the excess for slepton and sneutrino masses around 2 TeV. This scenario can further be tested in neutrinoless double beta decay experiment (0...

Allanach, Ben; Biswas, Sanjoy; Mondal, Subhadeep; Mitra, Manimala

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arXiv:1205.5608v1[hep-ex]25May2012 Search for Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay in 136  

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arXiv:1205.5608v1[hep-ex]25May2012 Search for Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay in 136 Xe with EXO-200: May 28, 2012) We report on a search for neutrinoless double-beta decay of 136 Xe with EXO-200 in the ±1 region of interest. This sets a lower limit on the half-life of the neutrinoless double-beta decay

Gratta, Giorgio

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Exploring the Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay in the Inverted Neutrino Hierarchy with Bolometric Detectors  

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Neutrinoless double beta decay (0nubb) is one of the most sensitive probes for physics beyond the Standard Model, providing unique information on the nature of neutrinos. In this paper we review the status and outlook for bolometric 0nubb decay searches. We summarize recent advances in background suppression demonstrated using bolometers with simultaneous readout of heat and light signals. We simulate several configurations of a future CUORE-like bolometer array which would utilize these improvements and present the sensitivity reach of a hypothetical next-generation bolometric 0nubb experiment. We demonstrate that a bolometric experiment with the isotope mass of about 1 ton is capable of reaching the sensitivity to the effective Majorana neutrino mass (|mee|) of order 10-20 meV, thus completely exploring the so-called inverted neutrino mass hierarchy region. We highlight the main challenges and identify priorities for an R&D program addressing them.

D. R. Artusa; F. T. Avignone III; O. Azzolini; M. Balata; T. I. Banks; G. Bari; J. Beeman; F. Bellini; A. Bersani; M. Biassoni; C. Brofferio; C. Bucci; X. Z. Cai; A. Camacho; L. Canonica; X. G. Cao; S. Capelli; L. Carbone; L. Cardani; M. Carrettoni; N. Casali; D. Chiesa; N. Chott; M. Clemenza; C. Cosmelli; O. Cremonesi; R. J. Creswick; I. Dafinei; A. Dally; V. Datskov; A. De Biasi; M. M. Deninno; S. Di Domizio; M. L. di Vacri; L. Ejzak; D. Q. Fang; H. A. Farach; M. Faverzani; G. Fernandes; E. Ferri; F. Ferroni; E. Fiorini; M. A. Franceschi; S. J. Freedman; B. K. Fujikawa; A. Giachero; L. Gironi; A. Giuliani; J. Goett; P. Gorla; C. Gotti; T. D. Gutierrez; E. E. Haller; K. Han; K. M. Heeger; R. Hennings-Yeomans; H. Z. Huang; R. Kadel; K. Kazkaz; G. Keppel; Yu. G. Kolomensky; Y. L. Li; C. Ligi; X. Liu; Y. G. Ma; C. Maiano; M. Maino; M. Martinez; R. H. Maruyama; Y. Mei; N. Moggi; S. Morganti; T. Napolitano; S. Nisi; C. Nones; E. B. Norman; A. Nucciotti; T. O'Donnell; F. Orio; D. Orlandi; J. L. Ouellet; M. Pallavicini; V. Palmieri; L. Pattavina; M. Pavan; M. Pedretti; G. Pessina; V. Pettinacci; G. Piperno; C. Pira; S. Pirro; E. Previtali; V. Rampazzo; C. Rosenfeld; C. Rusconi; E. Sala; S. Sangiorgio; N. D. Scielzo; M. Sisti; A. R. Smith; L. Taffarello; M. Tenconi; F. Terranova; W. D. Tian; C. Tomei; S. Trentalange; G. Ventura; M. Vignati; B. S. Wang; H. W. Wang; L. Wielgus; J. Wilson; L. A. Winslow; T. Wise; A. Woodcraft; L. Zanotti; C. Zarra; B. X. Zhu; S. Zucchelli

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The Power of Neutrino Mass Sum Rules for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Experiments  

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Neutrino mass sum rules relate the three neutrino masses within generic classes of flavour models, leading to restrictions on the effective mass parameter measured in experiments on neutrinoless double beta decay as a function of the lightest neutrino mass. We perform a comprehensive study of the implications of such neutrino mass sum rules, which provide a link between model building, phenomenology, and experiments. After a careful explanation of how to derive predictions from sum rules, we discuss a large number of examples both numerically, using all three global fits available for the neutrino oscillation data, and analytically wherever possible. In some cases, our results disagree with some of those in the literature for reasons that we explain. Finally we discuss the experimental prospects for many current and near-future experiments, with a particular focus on the uncertainties induced by the unknown nuclear physics involved. We find that, in many cases, the power of the neutrino mass sum rules is so strong as to allow certain classes of models to be tested by the next generation of neutrinoless double beta decay experiments. Our study can serve as both a guideline and a theoretical motivation for future experimental studies.

Stephen F. King; Alexander Merle; Alexander J. Stuart

2013-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

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The Majorana Demonstrator: A search for neutrinoless double-beta decay of germanium-76  

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The MAJORANA collaboration is searching for neutrinoless double beta decay using {sup 76}Ge, which has been shown to have a number of advantages in terms of sensitivities and backgrounds. The observation of neutrinoless double-beta decay would show that lepton number is violated and that neutrinos are Majorana particles and would simultaneously provide information on neutrino mass. Attaining sensitivities for neutrino masses in the inverted hierarchy region, 15 - 50 meV, will require large, tonne-scale detectors with extremely low backgrounds, at the level of ?1 count/t-y or lower in the region of the signal. The MAJORANA collaboration, with funding support from DOE Office of Nuclear Physics and NSF Particle Astrophysics, is constructing the DEMONSTRATOR, an array consisting of 40 kg of p-type point-contact high-purity germanium (HPGe) detectors, of which ?30 kg will be enriched to 87% in {sup 76}Ge. The DEMONSTRATOR is being constructed in a clean room laboratory facility at the 4850' level (4300 m.w.e.) of the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) in Lead, SD. It utilizes a compact graded shield approach with the inner portion consisting of ultra-clean Cu that is being electroformed and machined underground. The primary aim of the DEMONSTRATOR is to show the feasibility of a future tonne-scale measurement in terms of backgrounds and scalability.

Elliott, S. R.; Boswell, M.; Goett, J.; Rielage, K.; Ronquest, M. C.; Xu, W. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM (United States); Abgrall, N.; Chan, Y-D.; Hegai, A.; Martin, R. D.; Mertens, S.; Poon, A. W. P. [Nuclear Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA (United States); Aguayo, E.; Fast, J. E.; Hoppe, E. W.; Kouzes, R. T.; LaFerriere, B. D.; Orrell, J. L.; Overman, N. R.; Soin, A. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA (United States); and others

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First Direct Double-Beta Decay Q-value Measurement of 82Se in Support of Understanding the Nature of the Neutrino  

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In anticipation of results from current and future double-beta decay studies, we report a measurement resulting in a 82Se double-beta decay Q-value of 2997.9(3) keV, an order of magnitude more precise than the currently accepted value. We also present preliminary results of a calculation of the 82Se neutrinoless double-beta decay nuclear matrix element that corrects in part for the small size of the shell model single-particle space. The results of this work are important for designing next generation double-beta decay experiments and for the theoretical interpretations of their observations.

David L. Lincoln; Jason D. Holt; Georg Bollen; Maxime Brodeur; Scott Bustabad; Jonathan Engel; Samuel J. Novario; Matthew Redshaw; Ryan Ringle; Stefan Schwarz

2012-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay of Ge76, Se82, Mo100 and Xe136 to excited 0^+ states  

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The neutrinoless double beta decay transition to the first excited 0^+ collective final state is examined for A=76, 82, 100 and 136 nuclei by assuming light and heavy Majorana neutrino exchange mechanisms as well as the trilinear R-parity violating contributions. Realistic calculations of nuclear matrix elements have been performed within the renormalized quasiparticle random phase approximation. Transitions to the first excited two-quadrupole phonon 0^+ state are described within a boson expansion formalism and alternatively by using the operator recoupling method. We present the sensitivity parameters to different lepton number violating signals, which can be used in planning the neutrinoless double beta decay experiments. The half-life of neutrinoless double beta decay to the first excited state 0^+_1 is by a factor of 10 to 100 larger than that of the transition to the ground state.

F. Simkovic; M. Nowak; W. A. Kaminski; A. A. Raduta; Amand Faessler

2001-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Chiral two-body currents in nuclei: Gamow-Teller transitions and neutrinoless double-beta decay  

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We show that chiral effective field theory (EFT) two-body currents provide important contributions to the quenching of low-momentum-transfer Gamow-Teller transitions, and use chiral EFT to predict the momentum-transfer dependence that is probed in neutrinoless double-beta decay. We then calculate for the first time the neutrinoless double-beta decay operator based on chiral EFT currents and study the nuclear matrix elements at successive orders. The contributions from chiral two-body currents are significant and should be included in all calculations.

J. Menéndez; D. Gazit; A. Schwenk

2011-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Constraining Majorana CP Phase in Precision Era of Cosmology and Double Beta Decay Experiment  

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We show that precision measurement of (1) sum of neutrino masses by cosmological observation and (2) lifetime of neutrinoless double beta decay in ton-scale experiments, with supplementary use of (3) effective mass measured in single beta decay experiment, would allow us to obtain information on the Majorana phase of neutrinos. To quantify the sensitivity to the phase we use, in addition to the conventional allowed region plots, the CP exclusion fraction, a fraction of the CP phase parameter space that can be excluded for a given set of assumed input parameters, a global measure for CP violation. We illustrate the sensitivity under varying assumptions, from modest to optimistic ones, on experimental errors and theoretical uncertainty of nuclear matrix elements. We find that in the latter case one of the two Majorana phases (denoted as alpha_{21} can be constrained rather strongly by excluding \\simeq 10-50% of the phase space at 3 sigma CL for the lowest neutrino mass of 0.1 eV. The characteristic features of the sensitivity to alpha_{21}, such as dependences on the other phase alpha_{31} and on the true values of alpha_{21}, are addressed. We also raise the question of whether the uncertainties of nuclear matrix elements could be constrained by consistency of such measurement.

Hisakazu Minakata; Hiroshi Nunokawa; Alexander A. Quiroga

2014-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

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The Hunt for neutrinoless double beta decay with the NEXT experiment  

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The NEXT-100 detector will search for the neutrinoless double beta decay of $^{136}$Xe using an electroluminescent high-pressure xenon gas TPC filled with 100 kg of enriched Xe. An observation of this hypothetical process would establish a Majorana nature for the neutrino and prove the violation of lepton number. A scaled-down prototype, NEXT-DEMO, has been built to demonstrate the feasibility of the technology. NEXT-DEMO includes an energy plane made of PMTs and a tracking plane made of SiPMs. X-ray energy depositions, produced by the de-excitation of xenon atoms after their interaction with gamma rays, have been used to characterize the detector response. With this method, the released energy by gammas coming from $^{22}$Na source has been corrected, achieving an energy resolution of 5.691% FWHM and 1.62% FWHM at the 29.7 keV and 511 keV peaks respectively, which extrapolate to 0.62% FWHM and 0.73% FWHM at Q$_{\\beta \\beta}$ value of Xenon.

D. Lorca; for the NEXT Collaboration

2014-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

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The Hunt for neutrinoless double beta decay with the NEXT experiment  

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The NEXT-100 detector will search for the neutrinoless double beta decay of $^{136}$Xe using an electroluminescent high-pressure xenon gas TPC filled with 100 kg of enriched Xe. An observation of this hypothetical process would establish a Majorana nature for the neutrino and prove the violation of lepton number. A scaled-down prototype, NEXT-DEMO, has been built to demonstrate the feasibility of the technology. NEXT-DEMO includes an energy plane made of PMTs and a tracking plane made of SiPMs. X-ray energy depositions, produced by the de-excitation of xenon atoms after their interaction with gamma rays, have been used to characterize the detector response. With this method, the released energy by gammas coming from $^{22}$Na source has been corrected, achieving an energy resolution of 5.691% FWHM and 1.62% FWHM at the 29.7 keV and 511 keV peaks respectively, which extrapolate to 0.62% FWHM and 0.73% FWHM at Q$_{\\beta \\beta}$ value of Xenon.

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Radiopurity assessment of the tracking readout for the NEXT double beta decay experiment  

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The 'Neutrino Experiment with a Xenon Time-Projection Chamber' (NEXT) is intended to investigate the neutrinoless double beta decay of 136Xe, which requires a severe suppression of potential backgrounds; therefore, an extensive screening and selection process is underway to control the radiopurity levels of the materials to be used in the experimental set-up of NEXT. The detector design combines the measurement of the topological signature of the event for background discrimination with the energy resolution optimization. Separate energy and tracking readout planes are based on different sensors: photomultiplier tubes for calorimetry and silicon multi-pixel photon counters for tracking. The design of a radiopure tracking plane, in direct contact with the gas detector medium, was a challenge since the needed components have typically activities too large for experiments requiring ultra-low background conditions. Here, the radiopurity assessment of tracking readout components based on gamma-ray spectroscopy usi...

Álvarez, V; Barrado, A I; Bettini, A; Borges, F I G M; Camargo, M; Cárcel, S; Cebrián, S; Cervera, A; Conde, C A N; Conde, E; Dafni, T; Díaz, J; Esteve, R; Fernandes, L M P; Fernández, M; Ferrario, P; Ferreira, A L; Freitas, E D C; Gehman, V M; Goldschmidt, A; Gómez, H; Gómez-Cadenas, J J; González-Díaz, D; Gutiérrez, R M; Hauptman, J; Morata, J A Hernando; Herrera, D C; Iguaz, F J; Irastorza, I G; Labarga, L; Laing, A; Liubarsky, I; Lorca, D; Losada, M; Luzón, G; Marí, A; Martín-Albo, J; Martínez, A; Martínez-Lema, G; Miller, T; Monrabal, F; Monserrate, M; Monteiro, C M B; Mora, F J; Moutinho, L M; Vidal, J Muñoz; Nebot-Guinot, M; Nygren, D; Oliveira, C A B; de Solórzano, A Ortiz; Pérez, J; Aparicio, J L Pérez; Renner, J; Ripoll, L; Rodríguez, A; Rodríguez, J; Santos, F P; Santos, J M F dos; Segui, L; Serra, L; Shuman, D; Simón, A; Sofka, C; Sorel, M; Toledo, J F; Torrent, J; Tsamalaidze, Z; Veloso, J F C A; Villar, J A; Webb, R C; White, J T; Yahlali, N

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Nuclear matrix elements in neutrinoless double beta decay: beyond mean-field covariant density functional theory  

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We report a systematic study of nuclear matrix elements (NMEs) in neutrinoless double-beta decays with state-of-the-art beyond mean-field covariant density functional theory. The dynamic effects of particle-number and angular-momentum conservations as well as quadrupole shape fluctuations are taken into account with projections and generator coordinate method for both initial and final nuclei. The full relativistic transition operator is adopted to calculate the NMEs which are found to be consistent with the results of previous beyond non-relativistic mean-field calculation based on a Gogny force with the exception of $^{150}$Nd. Our study shows that the total NMEs can be well approximated by the pure axial-vector coupling term, the calculation of which is computationally much cheaper than that of full terms.

J. M. Yao; L. S. Song; K. Hagino; P. Ring; J. Meng

2014-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Radiopurity control in the NEXT-100 double beta decay experiment: procedures and initial measurements  

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The Neutrino Experiment with a Xenon TPC (NEXT) is intended to investigate the neutrinoless double beta decay of 136Xe, which requires a severe suppression of potential backgrounds. An extensive screening and material selection process is underway for NEXT since the control of the radiopurity levels of the materials to be used in the experimental set-up is a must for rare event searches. First measurements based on Glow Discharge Mass Spectrometry and gamma-ray spectroscopy using ultra-low background germanium detectors at the Laboratorio Subterr\\'aneo de Canfranc (Spain) are described here. Activity results for natural radioactive chains and other common radionuclides are summarized, being the values obtained for some materials like copper and stainless steel very competitive. The implications of these results for the NEXT experiment are also discussed.

Alvarez, V; Bettini, A; Borges, F I G M; Carcel, S; Castel, J; Catala, J M; Cebrian, S; Cervera, A; Conde, C A N; Dafni, T; Dias, T H V T; Diaz, J; Egorov, M; Esteve, R; Evtoukhovitch, P; Fernandes, L M P; Ferrario, P; Ferreira, A L; Ferrer-Ribas, E; Freitas, E D C; Gehman, V M; Gil, A; Giomataris, I; Goldschmidt, A; Gomez, H; Gomez-Cadenas, J J; Gonzalez, K; Gonzalez-Diaz, D; Gutierrez, R M; Hauptman, J; Morata, J A Hernando; Herrera, D C; Herrero, V; Iguaz, F J; Irastorza, I G; Kalinnikov, V; Labarga, L; Liubarsky, I; Lopes, J A M; Lorca, D; Losada, M; Luzon, G; Mari, A; Martin-Albo, J; Martinez, A; Miller, T; Moiseenko, A; Monrabal, F; Monteiro, C M B; Monzo, J M; Mora, F J; Moutinho, L M; Vidal, J Munoz; da Luz, H Natal; Navarro, G; Nebot, M; Nygren, D; Oliveira, C A B; de Solorzano, A Ortiz; Palma, R; Perez, J; Aparicio, J L Perez; Renner, J; Ripoll, L; Rodriguez, A; Rodriguez, J; Santos, F P; Santos, J M F dos; Segui, L; Serra, L; Shuman, D; Simon, A; Sofka, C; Sorel, M; Toledo, J F; Tomas, A; Torrent, J; Tsamalaidze, Z; Vazquez, D; Velicheva, E; Veloso, J F C A; Villar, J A; Webb, R C; Weber, T; White, J; Yahlali, N

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Average and recommended half-life values for two neutrino double beta decay  

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All existing positive results on two neutrino double beta decay in different nuclei were analyzed. Using the procedure recommended by the Particle Data Group, weighted average values for half-lives of $^{48}$Ca, $^{76}$Ge, $^{82}$Se, $^{96}$Zr, $^{100}$Mo, $^{100}$Mo - $^{100}$Ru ($0^+_1$), $^{116}$Cd, $^{130}$Te, $^{136}$Xe, $^{150}$Nd, $^{150}$Nd - $^{150}$Sm ($0^+_1$) and $^{238}$U were obtained. Existing geochemical data were analyzed and recommended values for half-lives of $^{128}$Te, and $^{130}$Ba are proposed. Given the measured half-life values, nuclear matrix elements were calculated using latest (more reliable and precise) values for phase space factor. Finally, previous results (PRC 81 (2010) 035501) were up-dated and results for $^{136}$Xe were added.

A. S. Barabash

2015-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Status of the CUORE and results from the CUORE-0 neutrinoless double beta decay experiments  

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CUORE is a 741 kg array of TeO2 bolometers for the search of neutrinoless double beta decay of 130Te. The detector is being constructed at the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, Italy, where it will start taking data in 2015. If the target background of 0.01 counts/keV/kg/y will be reached, in five years of data taking CUORE will have a 1 sigma half life sensitivity of 10E26 y. CUORE-0 is a smaller experiment constructed to test and demonstrate the performances expected for CUORE. The detector is a single tower of 52 CUORE-like bolometers that started taking data in spring 2013. The status and perspectives of CUORE will be discussed, and the first CUORE-0 data will be presented.

Sisti, M; Avignone, F T; Azzolini, O; Balata, M; Banks, T I; Bari, G; Beeman, J; Bellini, F; Bersani, A; Biassoni, M; Brofferio, C; Bucci, C; Cai, X Z; Camacho, A; Caminata, A; Canonica, L; Cao, X G; Capelli, S; Cappelli, L; Carbone, L; Cardani, L; Casali, N; Cassina, L; Chiesa, D; Chott, N; Clemenza, M; Copello, S; Cosmelli, C; Cremonesi, O; Creswick, R J; Cushman, J S; Dafinei, I; Dally, A; Datskov, V; Dell'Oro, S; Deninno, M; Di Domizio, S; di Vacri, M L; Drobizhev, A; Ejzak, L; Fang, D Q; Farach, H A; Faverzani, M; Fernandes, G; Ferri, E; Ferroni, F; Fiorini, E; Franceschi, M A; Freedman, S J; Fujikawa, B K; Giachero, A; Gironi, L; Giuliani, A; Gorla, P; Gotti, C; Gutierrez, T D; Haller, E E; Han, K; Heeger, K M; Hennings-Yeomans, R; Hickerson, K P; Huang, H Z; Kadel, R; Keppel, G; Kolomensky, Yu G; Li, Y L; Ligi, C; Lim, K E; Liu, X; Ma, Y G; Maiano, C; Maino, M; Martinez, M; Maruyama, R H; Mei, Y; Moggi, N; Morganti, S; Napolitano, T; Nastasi, M; Nisi, S; Nones, C; Norman, E B; Nucciotti, A; O'Donnell, T; Orio, F; Orlandi, D; Ouellet, J L; Pagliarone, C E; Pallavicini, M; Palmieri, V; Pattavina, L; Pavan, M; Pedretti, M; Pessina, G; Pettinacci, V; Piperno, G; Pira, C; Pirro, S; Pozzi, S; Previtali, E; Rosenfeld, C; Rusconi, C; Sala, E; Sangiorgio, S; Scielzo, N D; Smith, A R; Taffarello, L; Tenconi, M; Terranova, F; Tian, W D; Tomei, C; Trentalange, S; Ventura, G; Vignati, M; Wang, B S; Wang, H W; Wielgus, L; Wilson, J; Winslow, L A; Wise, T; Woodcraft, A; Zanotti, L; Zarra, C; Zhang, G Q; Zhu, B X; Zucchelli, S

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New generation of double beta decay experiments: are there any limitations?  

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New generation experiments on search for neutrinoless double beta decay with sensitivity to effective Majorana neutrino mass on the level $\\sim$ 3-5 meV is discussed. Possible restrictions at achievement of this purpose (possibility to produce big amount of enriched isotopes, possibility to reach very low background level, energy resolution and possible cost of experiments) are considered. It is shown that for realization of so ambitious project 10 tons (or more) of enriched isotope is required. Background index should be on the level $\\le$ 10$^{-5}-10^{-6}$ c/kg$\\cdot$ keV$\\cdot$ y. Besides, the energy resolution of the detector should be not worse than 1-2%. It is shown that $^{130}$TeO$_2$ low temperature bolometer looks as the most realistic candidate for such experiments. Under some conditions experiments with $^{76}$Ge, $^{100}$Mo and $^{136}$Xe can be realized too.

A. S. Barabash

2011-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Challenge on Ca-48 enrichment for CANDLES double beta decay experiment  

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Chemical isotope effects of calcium were studied by liquid-liquid extraction using a crown ether of dicyclohexano-18-crown-6 for the purpose of finding a cost-effective and efficient way of enrichment of Ca-48 towards the study of the neutrinoless double beta decay of Ca-48. We evaluated each contribution ratio of the field shift effect and the hyperfine splitting shift effect to the mass effect of the calcium isotopes for the first time. The present preliminary result suggests the contribution of the field shift effect is small, especially for Ca-40-Ca-48 case, compared with the case of Chromium trichloride-crown in which the isotope enrichment factors are strongly affected by the field shifts. These indications are promising towards the mass producion of enriched Ca-48 by the chemical separation method.

R. Hazama; Y. Tatewaki; T. Kishimoto; K. Matsuoka; N. Endo; K. Kume; Y. Shibahara; M. Tanimizu

2007-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear matrix elements in neutrinoless double beta decay: beyond mean-field covariant density functional theory  

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We report a systematic study of nuclear matrix elements (NMEs) in neutrinoless double-beta decays with state-of-the-art beyond mean-field covariant density functional theory. The dynamic effects of particle-number and angular-momentum conservations as well as quadrupole shape fluctuations are taken into account with projections and generator coordinate method for both initial and final nuclei. The full relativistic transition operator is adopted to calculate the NMEs which are found to be consistent with the results of previous beyond non-relativistic mean-field calculation based on a Gogny force with the exception of $^{150}$Nd. Our study shows that the total NMEs can be well approximated by the pure axial-vector coupling term, the calculation of which is computationally much cheaper than that of full terms.

Yao, J M; Hagino, K; Ring, P; Meng, J

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Segmented, Enriched N-type Germanium Detector for Neutrinoless Double Beta-Decay Experiments  

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We present data characterizing the performance of the _rst segmented, N- type Ge detector, isotopically enriched to 85% 76Ge. This detector, based on the Ortec PT6x2 design and referred to as SEGA (Segmented, Enriched Germanium Assembly), was developed as a possible prototype for neutrinoless double beta-decay measurements by the Majorana collaboration. We present some of the general characteristics (including bias potential, efficiency, leakage current, and integral cross-talk) for this detector in its temporary cryostat. We also present an analysis of the resolution of the detector, and demonstrate that for all but two segments there is at least one channel that reaches the Majorana resolution goal below 4 keV FWHM at 2039 keV, and all channels are below 4.5 keV FWHM.

Leviner, L.; Aalseth, Craig E.; Ahmed, M. W.; Avignone, F. T.; Back, Henning O.; Barabash, Alexander S.; Boswell, M.; De Braeckeleer, L.; Brudanin, V.; Chan, Yuen-Dat; Egorov, Viatcheslav; Elliott, Steven R.; Gehman, Victor M.; Hossbach, Todd W.; Kephart, Jeremy; Kidd, M. F.; Konovalov, S.; Lesko, Kevin; Li, Jingyi; Mei, Dongming; Mikhailov, S.; Miley, Harry S.; Radford, D. C.; Reeves, James H.; Sandukovsky, Viatcheslav; Umatov, Valdimir; Underwood, T. A.; Tornow, W.; Wu, Y. K.; Young, A.

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Dominance of Pion-exchange in R-parity Violating Supersymmetry Contributions to Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay  

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We present a new contribution of the R-parity violating supersymmetry (SUSY) to neutrinoless double beta decay via the pion exchange between decaying neutrons. The pion coupling to the final state electrons is induced by the R-parity violating SUSY interactions. We have found this pion-exchange mechanism to dominate over the conventional two-nucleon one. The latter corresponds to direct interaction between quarks from two decaying neutrons without any light hadronic mediator like pion. The constraints on the certain R-parity violating SUSY parameters are extracted from the current experimental neutrinoless double beta decay half-life limit. These constraints are significantly stronger than those previously known or expected from the ongoing accelerator experiments.

Amand Faessler; Sergey Kovalenko; Fedor Simkovic; Joerg Schwieger

1996-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Observation of Two-Neutrino Double-Beta Decay in [superscript 136]Xe with the EXO-200 Detector  

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We report the observation of two-neutrino double-beta decay in [superscript 136]Xe with T[subscript 1/2]=2.11±0.04(stat)±0.21(syst)×10[superscript 21]??yr. This second-order process, predicted by the standard model, has ...

Waldman, Samuel J.

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Neutron inelastic scattering and reactions in natural Pb as a background in neutrinoless double-beta-decay experiments  

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Inelastic neutron scattering and reactions on Pb isotopes can result in gamma rays near the signature endpoint energy in a number of double-beta decay isotopes. In particular, there are gamma-ray transitions in Pb-206,207,208 that might produce energy deposits at the 76-Ge Q value in Ge detectors used for double-beta decay searches. The levels that produce these gamma rays can be excited by (n,n'gamma) or (n,xngamma) reactions, but the cross sections are small and previously unmeasured. This work uses the pulsed neutron beam at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center to directly measure reactions of interest to double-beta decay experiments. The cross section on natural Pb to produce the 2041-keV gamma ray from Pb-206 is measured to be 3.6 +/- 0.7 (stat.) +/- 0.3 (syst.) mb at ~9.6 MeV. The cross section on natural Pb to produce the 3062-keV gamma ray from Pb-207 and Pb-208 is measured to be 3.9 +/- 0.8 (stat.) +/- 0.4 (syst.) mb at the same energy. We report cross sections or place upper limits on the cross sections for exciting some other levels in Pb that have transition energies corresponding to Q value in other double-beta decay isotopes.

V. E. Guiseppe; M. Devlin; S. R. Elliott; N. Fotiades; A. Hime; D. -M. Mei; R. O. Nelson; D. V. Perepelitsa

2008-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Searching for neutrinoless double beta decay with gas-xenon TPCs: R&D for next  

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The search for neutrinoless double beta (??0?) decay is fundamental to probe the character of neutrinos and to determine the their mass. Several experiments in this field are using different techniques in order to achieve good energy resolution (? 1%) very low background contamination (? 10?4 counts/(keV·kg· y)) and large target mass (> 100 kg) that are required for that research. Natural xenon consists almost 9% of 136Xe a possible ??0? emitter and can be easily enriched. A xenon TPC can provide the excellent energy resolution moreover in a gaseous phase the signature of the decay given by the two electrons can be detected reducing considerable the background. The NEXT collaboration aims to build a pressurized gaseous detector of about 100 kg of enriched xenon to be operated at the Canfranc Underground Laboratory in Spain. An extensive R&D has been carried out by the collaboration in the last two years with several prototypes investigating both energy resolution and tracking capabilities in xenon gas.

Roberto Santorelli; NEXT Collaboration

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Discovery of the two-neutrino double-beta decay of xenon-136 with EXO-200.  

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??Recent neutrino oscillation measurements provide definitive evidence for non-zero neutrino masses. Oscillation measurements, however, only measure mass differences, not the absolute mass scale. Neutrinoless double-beta… (more)

Stanford University, Dept. of Physics

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Glossary Term - Beta Decay  

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Avogadro's Number Avogadro's Number Previous Term (Avogadro's Number) Glossary Main Index Next Term (Beta Particle) Beta Particle Beta Decay Beta decay results in the emission of an electron and antineutrino, or a positron and neutrino. Beta decay is one process that unstable atoms can use to become more stable. There are two types of beta decay, beta-minus and beta-plus. During beta-minus decay, a neutron in an atom's nucleus turns into a proton, an electron and an antineutrino. The electron and antineutrino fly away from the nucleus, which now has one more proton than it started with. Since an atom gains a proton during beta-minus decay, it changes from one element to another. For example, after undergoing beta-minus decay, an atom of carbon (with 6 protons) becomes an atom of nitrogen (with 7 protons).

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A study of neutrinoless double-beta decay in the framework of QRPA  

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A study concerning the valence space dependence of neutrinoless double? ? decay observables is performed for several nuclei in the framework of QRPA using the multiple commutator method (MCM). Cal...

Matias Aunola; Jouni Suhonen

1998-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The new generation of double beta decay experiments: are there any limitations?  

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The new generation of experiments to search for neutrinoless double beta decay with a sensitivity to the effective Majorana neutrino mass at the level ~1–5 meV is discussed. Possible restrictions on the achievement of this goal (the difficulty of enriching the large quantity of isotopes, the inability to reach the very low background levels, the difficulty of achieving the necessary energy resolution and the possible cost of experiments) are considered. It is shown that for the realization of such an ambitious project, 10 tons (or more) of enriched isotope is required. The background index must be at the level ?10?5–10?6 counts (kg keV yr)?1. The energy resolution of the detector must not be worse than 1%. It is shown that a 130TeO2 low temperature bolometer looks to be the most realistic candidate for such an experiment. Under some conditions, experiments with 76Ge, 100Mo and 136Xe can be realized too.

A S Barabash

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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GraXe, graphene and xenon for neutrinoless double beta decay searches  

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We propose a new detector concept, GraXe (to be pronounced as grace), to search for neutrinoless double beta decay in Xe-136. GraXe combines a popular detection medium in rare-event searches, liquid xenon, with a new, background-free material, graphene. Our baseline design of GraXe is a balloon made of graphene (possibly held together with a very thin structure made of radiopure fiber) and filled with xenon enriched in the Xe-136 isotope. The balloon is immersed in a large tank containing 20 tons of natural liquid xenon and instrumented with large photomultipliers. Liquid xenon is an excellent scintillator, reasonably transparent to its own light. Graphene is transparent over a large frequency range, an impermeable to the xenon. External backgrounds would be shielded by the buffer liquid xenon, and the inner volume has virtually zero background. Industrial graphene can be manufactured at a competitive cost to produce the inner balloon, and there is already near one ton of enriched Xenon available in the world...

Gomez-Cadenas, J J; Fogler, M M; Katsnelson, M I; Martin-Albo, J; Monrabal, F; Muñoz-Vidal, J

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radiopurity assessment of the tracking readout for the NEXT double beta decay experiment  

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The 'Neutrino Experiment with a Xenon Time-Projection Chamber' (NEXT) is intended to investigate the neutrinoless double beta decay of 136Xe, which requires a severe suppression of potential backgrounds; therefore, an extensive screening and selection process is underway to control the radiopurity levels of the materials to be used in the experimental set-up of NEXT. The detector design combines the measurement of the topological signature of the event for background discrimination with the energy resolution optimization. Separate energy and tracking readout planes are based on different sensors: photomultiplier tubes for calorimetry and silicon multi-pixel photon counters for tracking. The design of a radiopure tracking plane, in direct contact with the gas detector medium, was a challenge since the needed components have typically activities too large for experiments requiring ultra-low background conditions. Here, the radiopurity assessment of tracking readout components based on gamma-ray spectroscopy using ultra-low background germanium detectors at the Laboratorio Subterraneo de Canfranc (Spain) is described. According to the obtained results, radiopure enough printed circuit boards made of kapton and copper and silicon photomultipliers, fulfilling the requirements of an overall background level in that region of at most 8 x 10-4 counts keV-1 kg-1 y-1, have been identified.

V. Álvarez; I. Bandac; A. I. Barrado; A. Bettini; F. I. G. M. Borges; M. Camargo; S. Cárcel; S. Cebrián; A. Cervera; C. A. N. Conde; E. Conde; T. Dafni; J. Díaz; R. Esteve; L. M. P. Fernandes; M. Fernández; P. Ferrario; A. L. Ferreira; E. D. C. Freitas; V. M. Gehman; A. Goldschmidt; H. Gómez; J. J. Gómez-Cadenas; D. González-Díaz; R. M. Gutiérrez; J. Hauptman; J. A. Hernando Morata; D. C. Herrera; F. J. Iguaz; I. G. Irastorza; L. Labarga; A. Laing; I. Liubarsky; D. Lorca; M. Losada; G. Luzón; A. Marí; J. Martín-Albo; A. Martínez; G. Martínez-Lema; T. Miller; F. Monrabal; M. Monserrate; C. M. B. Monteiro; F. J. Mora; L. M. Moutinho; J. Muñoz Vidal; M. Nebot-Guinot; D. Nygren; C. A. B. Oliveira; A. Ortiz de Solórzano; J. Pérez; J. L. Pérez Aparicio; J. Renner; L. Ripoll; A. Rodríguez; J. Rodríguez; F. P. Santos; J. M. F. dos Santos; L. Segui; L. Serra; D. Shuman; A. Simón; C. Sofka; M. Sorel; J. F. Toledo; J. Torrent; Z. Tsamalaidze; J. F. C. A. Veloso; J. A. Villar; R. C. Webb; J. T. White; N. Yahlali

2014-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

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The NEXT-100 experiment for neutrinoless double beta decay searches (Conceptual Design Report)  

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We propose an EASY (Electroluminescent ApparatuS of high Yield) and SOFT (Separated Optimized FuncTion) time-projection chamber for the NEXT experiment, that will search for neutrinoless double beta decay (bb0nu) in Xe-136. Our experiment must be competitive with the new generation of bb0nu searches already in operation or in construction. This requires a detector with very good energy resolution (<1%), very low background con- tamination (1E-4 counts/(keV \\bullet kg \\bullet y)) and large target mass. In addition, it needs to be operational as soon as possible. The design described here optimizes energy resolution thanks to the use of proportional electroluminescent amplification (EL); it is compact, as the Xe gas is under high pressure; and it allows the measurement of the topological signature of the event to further reduce the background contamination. The SOFT design uses different sensors for tracking and calorimetry. We propose the use of SiPMs (MPPCs) coated with a suitable wavelength shifter for th...

Álvarez, V; Batallé, M; Bayarri, J; Borges, F I G; Cárcel, S; Carmona, J M; Castel, J; Catalá, J M; Cebrián, S; Cervera-Villanueva, A; Chan, D; Conde, C A N; Dafni, T; Dias, T H V T; Díaz, J; Esteve, R; Evtoukhovitch, P; Fernandes, L M P; Ferrario, P; Ferrer-Ribas, E; Ferreira, A L; Freitas, E D C; Gil, A; Giomataris, I; Goldschmidt, A; Gómez, E; Gómez, H; Gómez-Cadenas, J J; Gónzález, K; Gutiérrez, R M; Hernando-Morata, J A; Herrera, D C; Herrero, V; Iguaz, F; Irastorza, I G; Kalinnikov, V; Kustov, A; Liubarsky, I; Lopes, J A M; Lorca, D; Losada, M; Luzón, G; Martín-Albo, J; Méndez, A; Miller, T; Moisenko, A; Mols, J P; Monrabal, F; Monteiro, C M B; Monzó, J M; Mora, F J; Muñoz-Vidal, J; da Luz, H Natal; Navarro, G; Nebot, M; Nygren, D; Oliveira, C A B; Palma, R; Pérez-Aparicio, J L; Renner, J; Ripoll, L; Rodríguez, A; Rodríguez, J; Santos, F P; Santos, J M F dos; Seguí, L; Serra, L; Sofka, C; Sorel, M; Spieler, H; Toledo, J F; Tomás, A; Tsamalaidze, Z; Vázquez, D; Velicheva, E; Veloso, J F C A; Villar, J A; Webb, R; Weber, T; White, J; Yahlali, N

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

193

GraXe, graphene and xenon for neutrinoless double beta decay searches  

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We propose a new detector concept, GraXe (to be pronounced as grace), to search for neutrinoless double beta decay in Xe-136. GraXe combines a popular detection medium in rare-event searches, liquid xenon, with a new, background-free material, graphene. In our baseline design of GraXe, a sphere made of graphene-coated titanium mesh and filled with liquid xenon (LXe) enriched in the Xe-136 isotope is immersed in a large volume of natural LXe instrumented with photodetectors. Liquid xenon is an excellent scintillator, reasonably transparent to its own light. Graphene is transparent over a large frequency range, and impermeable to the xenon. Event position could be deduced from the light pattern detected in the photosensors. External backgrounds would be shielded by the buffer of natural LXe, leaving the ultra-radiopure internal volume virtually free of background. Industrial graphene can be manufactured at a competitive cost to produce the sphere. Enriching xenon in the isotope Xe-136 is easy and relatively cheap, and there is already near one ton of enriched xenon available in the world (currently being used by the EXO, KamLAND-Zen and NEXT experiments). All the cryogenic know-how is readily available from the numerous experiments using liquid xenon. An experiment using the GraXe concept appears realistic and affordable in a short time scale, and its physics potential is enormous.

J. J. Gomez-Cadenas; F. Guinea; M. M. Fogler; M. I. Katsnelson; J. Martin-Albo; F. Monrabal; J. Muñoz-Vidal

2011-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Spectral distribution method for neutrinoless double-beta decay nuclear transition matrix elements: Binary correlation results  

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Neutrinoless double-beta decay nuclear transition matrix elements are generated by an effective two-body transition operator and it consists of Gamow-Teller like and Fermi like (also tensor) operators. Spectral distribution method for the corresponding transition strengths (squares of the transition matrix elements) involves convolution of the transition strength density generated by the non-interacting particle part of the Hamiltonian with a spreading function generated by the two-body part of the Hamiltonian. Extending the binary correlation theory for spinless embedded $k$-body ensembles to ensembles with proton-neutron degrees of freedom, we establish that the spreading function is a bivariate Gaussian for transition operators $\\co(k_\\co)$ that change $k_\\co$ number of neutrons to $k_\\co$ number of protons. Towards this end, we have derived the formulas for the fourth-order cumulants of the spreading function and calculated their values for some heavy nuclei; they are found to vary from $\\sim -0.4$ to -0.1. Also for nuclei from $^{76}$Ge to $^{238}$U, the bivariate correlation coefficient is found to vary from $\\sim 0.6 - 0.8$ and these values can be used as a starting point for calculating nuclear transition matrix elements using the spectral distribution method.

Manan Vyas; V. K. B. Kota

2011-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

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White Paper on the Majorana Zero-Neutrino Double-Beta Decay Experiment  

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The objective of the Majorana Experiment is to study neutrinoless double beta decay (0nbb) with an effective Majorana-neutrino mass sensitivity below 50 meV in order to characterize the Majorana nature of the neutrino, the Majorana mass spectrum, and the absolute mass scale. An experimental study of the neutrino mass scale implied by neutrino oscillation results is now technically within our grasp. This exciting physics goal is best pursued using the well-established technique of searching for 0nbb of 76Ge, augmented with recent advances in signal processing and detector design. The Majorana Experiment will consist of a large mass of 76Ge in the form of high-resolution intrinsic germanium detectors located deep underground within a low-background shielding environment. Observation of a sharp peak at the bb endpoint will quantify the 0nbb half-life and thus the effective Majorana mass of the electron neutrino. In addition to the modest R&D program, we present here an overview of the entire project in order to help put in perspective the scope, the low level of technical risk, and the readiness of the Collaboration to immediately begin the undertaking.

The Majorana collaboration

2003-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

196

GraXe, graphene and xenon for neutrinoless double beta decay searches  

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We propose a new detector concept, GraXe (to be pronounced as grace), to search for neutrinoless double beta decay in {sup 136}XE. GraXe combines a popular detection medium in rare-event searches, liquid xenon, with a new, background-free material, graphene. In our baseline design of GraXe, a sphere made of graphene-coated titanium mesh and filled with liquid xenon (LXe) enriched in the {sup 136}XE isotope is immersed in a large volume of natural LXe instrumented with photodetectors. Liquid xenon is an excellent scintillator, reasonably transparent to its own light. Graphene is transparent over a large frequency range, and impermeable to the xenon. Event position could be deduced from the light pattern detected in the photosensors. External backgrounds would be shielded by the buffer of natural LXe, leaving the ultra-radiopure internal volume virtually free of background. Industrial graphene can be manufactured at a competitive cost to produce the sphere. Enriching xenon in the isotope {sup 136}XE is easy and relatively cheap, and there is already near one ton of enriched xenon available in the world (currently being used by the EXO, KamLAND-Zen and NEXT experiments). All the cryogenic know-how is readily available from the numerous experiments using liquid xenon. An experiment using the GraXe concept appears realistic and affordable in a short time scale, and its physics potential is enormous.

Gómez-Cadenas, J.J.; Martín-Albo, J.; Monrabal, F.; Vidal, J. Muñoz [Instituto de Física Corpuscular (IFIC), CSIC and Universitat de Valencia, Calle Catedrático José Beltrán, 2, 46980 Valencia (Spain); Guinea, F. [Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid (ICMM), CSIC, Calle Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, 3, 28049 Madrid (Spain); Fogler, M.M. [Department of Physics, University of California San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, California 92093 (United States); Katsnelson, M.I., E-mail: gomez@mail.cern.ch, E-mail: paco.guinea@icmm.csic.es, E-mail: mfogler@ucsd.edu, E-mail: katsnel@sci.kun.nl, E-mail: justo.martin-albo@ific.uv.es, E-mail: francesc.monrabal@ific.uv.es, E-mail: jmunoz@ific.uv.es [Institute for Molecules and Materials, Radboud University Nijmegen, Heijendaalseweg 135, 6525 AJ Nijmegen (Netherlands)

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Search for double beta decay with the EXO-200 TPC and prospects for barium ion tagging in liquid xenon  

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Neutrino oscillation experiments have shown that neutrinos have very small but non vanishing masses. These experiments are not able to determine neither the absolute mass scale of neutrinos nor whether they are Majorana particles. Neutrino-less double beta decay can only occur if the neutrinos are Majorana particles, a preferred scenario in most possible schemes leading to finite masses. Among several viable candidate isotopes, EXO has chosen Xe-136. The final state (i.e. the barium ion) can be tagged using optical spectroscopy. The efficient detection of the double beta decay daughter nucleus is a key step toward a background free measurement of such a rare process. An intermediate size detector (EXO-200) of 200 kg enriched xenon has been installed underground at WIPP (US). It is an ultra-low background detector with a design sensitivity of 6 ? 1025 years for the half-life of neutrino-less double beta decay in Xe-136. A larger, ton-scale experiment is being designed with Ba ion tagging capability. We are presenting the status of the EXO-200 detector and review the R&D activities for a ton-scale EXO detector with barium ion tagging.

Razvan Gornea; the Exo collaboration

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance of ZnMoO4 crystal as cryogenic scintillating bolometer to search for double beta decay of molybdenum  

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Zinc molybdate (ZnMoO4) single crystals were grown for the first time by the Czochralski method and their luminescence was measured under X ray excitation in the temperature range 85-400 K. Properties of ZnMoO4 crystal as cryogenic low temperature scintillator were checked for the first time. Radioactive contamination of the ZnMoO4 crystal was estimated as <0.3 mBq/kg (228-Th) and 8 mBq/kg (226-Ra). Thanks to the simultaneous measurement of the scintillation light and the phonon signal, the alpha particles can be discriminated from the gamma/beta interactions, making this compound extremely promising for the search of neutrinoless Double Beta Decay of 100-Mo. We also report on the ability to discriminate the alpha-induced background without the light measurement, thanks to a different shape of the thermal signal that characterizes gamma/beta and alpha particle interactions.

L. Gironi; C. Arnaboldi; J. W. Beeman; O. Cremonesi; F. A. Danevich; V. Ya. Degoda; L. I. Ivleva; L. L. Nagornaya; M. Pavan; G. Pessina; S. Pirro; V. I. Tretyak; I. A. Tupitsyna

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SciTech Connect: What can we learn from neutrinoless double beta...  

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Neganov-Luke amplified cryogenic light detectors for the background discrimination in neutrinoless double beta decay search with TeO$_{2}$ bolometers  

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We demonstrate that Neganov-Luke amplified cryogenic light detectors with Transition Edge Sensor read-out can be applied for the background suppression in cryogenic experiments searching for the neutrinoless double beta decay of $^{130}\\text{Te}$ with TeO$_{2}$ based bolometers. Electron and gamma induced events can be discriminated from $\\alpha$ events by detecting the Cherenkov light produced by the $\\beta$ particles emitted in the decay. We use the Cherenkov light produced by events in the full energy peak of $^{208}\\text{Tl}$ and by events from a $^{147}\\text{Sm}$ source to show that at the Q-value of the neutrinoless double beta decay of $^{130}\\text{Te}$ ($Q_{\\beta \\beta} = 2.53 \\,\\text{MeV}$), a separation of $e^{-}/\\gamma$ events from $\\alpha$ events can be achieved on an event-by-event basis with practically no reduction in signal acceptance.

M. Willers; F. v. Feilitzsch; A. Giuliani; A. Gütlein; A. Münster; J. -C. Lanfranchi; L. Oberauer; W. Potzel; S. Roth; S. Schönert; M. v. Sivers; S. Wawoczny; A. Zöller

2014-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Explaining a CMS $eejj$ Excess With $\\mathcal{R}-$parity Violating Supersymmetry and Implications for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay  

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A recent CMS search for the right handed gauge boson $W_R$ reports an interesting deviation from the Standard Model. The search has been conducted in the $eejj$ channel and has shown a 2.8$\\sigma$ excess around $m_{eejj} \\sim 2$ TeV. In this work, we explain the reported CMS excess with R-parity violating supersymmetry (SUSY). We consider resonant selectron and sneutrino production, followed by the three body decays of the neutralino and chargino via an $\\mathcal{R}-$parity violating coupling. We fit the excess for slepton masses around 2 TeV. The scenario can further be tested in neutrinoless double beta decay ($0\

Ben Allanach; Sanjoy Biswas; Subhadeep Mondal; Manimala Mitra

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Theoretical mean field and experimental occupation probabilities in the double beta decay system 76Ge to 76Se  

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Usual Woods-Saxon single particle levels with BCS pairing are not able to reproduce the experimental occupation probabilities of the proton and neutron levels 1p_{3/2}, 1p_{1/2}, 0f_{5/2}, 0g_{9/2} in the double-beta decay system 76Ge to 76Se. Shifting down the 0g_{9/2} level by hand can explain the data but it is not satisfactory. Here it is shown that a selfconsistent Hartree-Fock+BCS approach with experimental deformations for 76Ge and 76Se may decisively improve the agreement with the recent data on occupation probabilities by Schiffer et al. and Kay et al. Best agreement with available data on 76Ge and 76Se, as well as on neighbor isotopes, is obtained when the spin-orbit strength for neutrons is allowed to be larger than that for protons. The two-neutrino double-beta decay matrix element is also shown to agree with data.

Moreno, O; Sarriguren, P; Faessler, Amand

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High sensitivity double beta decay study of 116-Cd and 100-Mo with the BOREXINO Counting Test Facility (CAMEO project)  

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The unique features (super-low background and large sensitive volume) of the CTF and BOREXINO set ups are used in the CAMEO project for a high sensitivity study of 100-Mo and 116-Cd neutrinoless double beta decay. Pilot measurements with 116-Cd and Monte Carlo simulations show that the sensitivity of the CAMEO experiment (in terms of the half-life limit for neutrinoless double beta decay) is (3-5) 10^24 yr with a 1 kg source of 100-Mo (116-Cd, 82-Se, and 150-Nd) and about 10^26 yr with 65 kg of enriched 116-CdWO_4 crystals placed in the liquid scintillator of the CTF. The last value corresponds to a limit on the neutrino mass of less than 0.06 eV. Similarly with 1000 kg of 116-CdWO_4 crystals located in the BOREXINO apparatus the neutrino mass limit can be pushed down to m_nu<0.02 eV.

G. Bellini; B. Caccianiga; M. Chen; F. A. Danevich; M. G. Giammarchi; V. V. Kobychev; B. N. Kropivyansky; E. Meroni; L. Miramonti; A. S. Nikolayko; L. Oberauer; O. A. Ponkratenko; V. I. Tretyak; S. Yu. Zdesenko; Yu. G. Zdesenko

2000-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Bilinear R-parity violating SUSY: Neutrinoless double beta decay in the light of solar and atmospheric neutrino data  

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Neutrinoless double beta ($\\znbb$) decay is considered within bilinear R-parity breaking supersymmetry, including the full one-loop corrections to the neutrino-neutralino mass matrix. Expected rates for $\\znbb$ decay in this model are discussed in light of recent atmospheric and solar neutrino data. We conclude that (a) tree-level calculations for $\\znbb$ decay within the bilinear model are not reliable in the range of parameters preferred by current solar and atmospheric neutrino problems. And (b) if the solar and atmospheric neutrino problems are to be solved within bilinear R-parity violating SUSY the expected rates for $\\znbb$ decay are very low; the effective Majorana neutrino mass at most 0.01 eV and typical values being one order of magnitude lower. Observing $\\znbb$ decay in the next round of experiments therefore would rule out the bilinear R-parity violating supersymmetric model as an explanation for solar and atmospheric neutrino oscillations, as well as any hierarchical scheme for neutrino masses, unless new neutrino interactions are present.

M. Hirsch; J. C. Romao; J. W. F. Valle

2000-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Search for neutrinoless double-beta decay of Mo 100 with the NEMO-3 detector  

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We report the results of a search for the neutrinoless doubledecay (0?ßß ) of Mo 100 , using the NEMO-3 detector to reconstruct the full topology of the final state events. With an exposure of 34.7??kg·y , no evidence for the 0?ßß signal has been found, yielding a limit for the light Majorana neutrino mass mechanism of T 1/2 (0?ßß)>1.1×10 24 years (90% C.L.) once both statistical and systematic uncertainties are taken into account. Depending on the nuclear matrix elements this corresponds to an upper limit on the Majorana effective neutrino mass of ?m ? ?<0.3–0.9??eV (90% C.L.). Constraints on other lepton number violating mechanisms of 0?ßß decays are also given. Searching for high-energy double electron events in all suitable sources of the detector, no event in the energy region [3.2–10] MeV is observed for an exposure of 47??kg·y .

John D. Baker; A. J. Caffrey

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR: An R&D project towards a tonne-scale germanium neutrinoless double-beta decay search  

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The MAJORANA collaboration is pursuing the development of the so-called MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR. The DEMONSTRATOR is intended to perform research and development towards a tonne-scale germanium-based experiment to search for the neutrinoless double-beta decay of Ge-76. The DEMONSTRATOR can also perform a competitive direct dark matter search for light WIMPs in the 1-10 GeV/c^2 mass range. It will consist of approximately 60-kg of germanium detectors in an ultra-low background shield located deep underground at the Sanford Underground Laboratory in Lead, SD. The DEMONSTRATOR will also perform background and technology studies, and half of the detector mass will be enriched germanium. This talk will review the motivation, design, technology and status of the DEMONSTRATOR.

Reyco Henning; for the MAJORANA Collaboration

2009-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutrinoless double-beta decay of 76Ge and 130Te. A correction of the neutrinoless 2\\b{eta}-decay model and a reanalysis of QUORICINO results  

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A correction of the neutrinoless 2\\b{eta}-decay model was proposed which predicted a shift of the 2\\b{eta}0{\

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2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutrinoless double-beta decay of 76Ge and 130Te. A correction of the neutrinoless 2\\b{eta}-decay model and a reanalysis of QUORICINO results  

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A correction of the neutrinoless 2\\b{eta}-decay model was proposed which predicted a shift of the 2\\b{eta}0{\

I. V. Kirpichnikov

2014-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

209

Next Generation Neutrinoless Double -Decay Experiments Andreas Piepke, R.G. Hamish Robertson  

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of this ambitious program...". The Long Range Plan further states: "... neutrinoless double beta decay experiments

210

Discovery potential of xenon-based neutrinoless double beta decay experiments in light of small angular scale CMB observations  

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The South Pole Telescope (SPT) has probed an expanded angular range of the CMB temperature power spectrum. Their recent analysis of the latest cosmological data prefers nonzero neutrino masses, with ?m{sub ?} = (0.32±0.11) eV. This result, if confirmed by the upcoming Planck data, has deep implications on the discovery of the nature of neutrinos. In particular, the values of the effective neutrino mass m{sub ??} involved in neutrinoless double beta decay (??0?) are severely constrained for both the direct and inverse hierarchy, making a discovery much more likely. In this paper, we focus in xenon-based ??0? experiments, on the double grounds of their good performance and the suitability of the technology to large-mass scaling. We show that the current generation, with effective masses in the range of 100 kg and conceivable exposures in the range of 500 kg·year, could already have a sizeable opportunity to observe ??0? events, and their combined discovery potential is quite large. The next generation, with an exposure in the range of 10 ton·year, would have a much more enhanced sensitivity, in particular due to the very low specific background that all the xenon technologies (liquid xenon, high-pressure xenon and xenon dissolved in liquid scintillator) can achieve. In addition, a high-pressure xenon gas TPC also features superb energy resolution. We show that such detector can fully explore the range of allowed effective Majorana masses, thus making a discovery very likely.

Gómez-Cadenas, J.J.; Martín-Albo, J.; Vidal, J. Muñoz; Peña-Garay, C., E-mail: gomez@mail.cern.ch, E-mail: jmalbos@ific.uv.es, E-mail: jmunoz@ific.uv.es, E-mail: penya@ific.uv.es [Instituto de Física Corpuscular (IFIC), CSIC and Universitat de Valencia Calle Catedrático José Beltrán, 2, 46090 Paterna, Valencia (Spain)

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Towards a precision measurement of the half life of neutrinoless double beta decay of 136Xe.  

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??Recent neutrino oscillation experiments provide proof that neutrinos are massive par- ticles, but the absolute neutrino mass scale remains unknown. Observation of neu- trinoless double… (more)

Stanford University, Dept. of Physics

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

Theory of Beta Decay  

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......pseudoscalar coupling constant, (13 1) Schwarzschild gave the data on He6 (Sc57b). thesis...data of ft values in the beta decay of mirror transitions between doubly closed shell...Ann. of Phys. 2 (1957), 407. A. Schwarzschild, Ph. D. Thesis, Columbia University......

M. Morita

1963-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

Solving the Neutrino Mass Mystery using Double Beta Decay. An Examination of the Feasibility of Xennoon Purification and Ion Capture and Release using an Electrostatic Probe  

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Double beta decay has long been recognized as a useful avenue for the study of electron neutrinos, especially the neutrino mass and its fundamental nature (Majorana or Dirac). Recent neutrino oscillation experiments have provided compelling evidence that the neutrino has mass. The detection of the neutrinoless mode of double beta decay would finally set a lower limit on the mass of the electron neutrino, as well as prove that the neutrino is a Majorana particle (with opposite spin, it is its own anti-particle). The Enriched Xenon Observatory (EXO) project attempts to detect neutrinoless double beta decay using {sup 136}Xe that decays by this process to {sup 136}Ba{sup 2} + e{sup -} + e{sup -}. Perhaps one of the most significant characteristics of this project is the reduction of the background through the identification of the Barium ions for each individual event using laser fluorescence techniques. This project also proposes to collect scintillation light in addition to the ionization electrons in order to further improve energy resolution. Current work at SLAC includes the development of a purification system for xenon, as well as tests for the capture and release of single ions using an electrostatic probe.

Outschoorn, Verena M

2003-09-05T23:59:59.000Z

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The MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR: Progress towards showing the feasibility of a tonne-scale 76Ge neutrinoless double-beta decay experiment  

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The MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR will search for the neutrinoless double-beta decay of the 76Ge isotope with a mixed array of enriched and natural germanium detectors. The observation of this rare decay would indicate the neutrino is its own anti-particle, demonstrate that lepton number is not conserved, and provide information on the absolute mass-scale of the neutrino. The DEMONSTRATOR is being assembled at the 4850 foot level of the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead, South Dakota. The array will be contained in a low-background environment and surrounded by passive and active shielding. The goals for the DEMONSTRATOR are: demonstrating a background rate less than 3 t$^{-1}$ y$^{-1}$ in the 4 keV region of interest (ROI) surrounding the 2039 keV 76Ge endpoint energy; establishing the technology required to build a tonne-scale germanium based double-beta decay experiment; testing the recent claim of observation of neutrinoless double-beta decay [H. V. Klapdor-Kleingrothaus and I. V. Krivosheina, Mod. Phys. Lett. A21, 1547 (2006)]; and performing a direct search for light WIMPs (3-10 GeV).

P. Finnerty; E. Aguayo; M. Amman; F. T. Avignone. III; A. S. Barabash; P. J. Barton; J. R. Beene; F. E. Bertrand; M. Boswell; V. Brudanin; M. Busch; Y. -D. Chan; C. D. Christofferson; J. I. Collar; D. C. Combs; R. J. Cooper; J. A. Detwiler; P. J. Doe; Yu. Efremenko; V. Egorov; H. Ejiri; S. R. Elliott; J. Esterline; J. E. Fast; N. Fields; F. M. Fraenkle; A. Galindo-Uribarri; V. M. Gehman; G. K. Giovanetti; M. P. Green; V. E. Guiseppe; K. Gusey; A. L. Hallin; R. Hazama; R. Henning; E. W. Hoppe; M. Horton; S. Howard; M. A. Howe; R. A. Johnson; K. J. Keeter; M. F. Kidd; A. Knecht; O. Kochetov; S. I. Konovalov; R. T. Kouzes; B. D. LaFerriere; J. Leon; L. E. Leviner; J. C. Loach; P. N. Luke; S. MacMullin; M. G. Marino; R. D. Martin; J. H. Merriman; M. L. Miller; L. Mizouni; M. Nomachi; J. L. Orrell; N. R. Overman; G. Perumpilly; D. G. Phillips. II; A. W. P. Poon; D. C. Radford; K. Rielage; R. G. H. Robertson; M. C. Ronquest; A. G. Schubert; T. Shima; M. Shirchenko; K. J. Snavely; D. Steele; J. Strain; V. Timkin; W. Tornow; R. L. Varner; K. Vetter; K. Vorren; J. F. Wilkerson; E. Yakushev; H. Yaver; A. R. Young; C-H. Yu. and. V. Yumatov.

2012-10-09T23:59:59.000Z

215

Role of short range correlations on nuclear matrix elements of neutrinoless double beta decay  

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Employing four different parametrization of the pairing plus multipolar type of effective two?body interaction and three different parametrizations of Jastrow?type of short range correlations the uncertainties in the nuclear transition matrix elements due to the exchange of light as well as heavy Majorana neutrino for the 0 + ?0 + transition of neutrinoless positron ?? decay are estimated in the PHFB model.

R. Chandra; K. Chaturvedi; P. K. Rath; P. K. Raina

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

Double Beta Decay, Lepton Flavour Violation and Collider Signatures of Left-Right Symmetric Models with Spontaneous D Parity Breaking  

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We propose a class of left-right symmetric models (LRSMs) with spontaneous D parity breaking, where SU(2)_R breaks at the TeV scale while discrete left-right symmetry breaks around 10^9 GeV. By embedding this framework in a non-supersymmetric SO(10) Grand Unified Theory (GUT) with Pati-Salam symmetry as the highest intermediate breaking step, we obtain g_R / g_L ~ 0.6 between the right- and left-handed gauge couplings at the TeV scale. This leads to a suppression of beyond the Standard Model phenomena induced by the right-handed gauge coupling. Here we focus specifically on the consequences for neutrinoless double beta decay, low energy lepton flavour violation and LHC signatures due to the suppressed right handed currents. Interestingly, the reduced g_R allows us to interpret an excess of events observed recently in the range of 1.9 TeV to 2.4 TeV by the CMS group at the LHC as the signature of a right handed gauge boson in LRSMs with spontaneous D parity breaking. Moreover, the reduced right-handed gauge co...

Deppisch, Frank F; Patra, Sudhanwa; Sahu, Narendra; Sarkar, Utpal

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

Deformed shell model results for neutrinoless double beta decay of nuclei in A=60-90 region  

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Nuclear transition matrix elements (NTME) for the neutrinoless double beta decay of $^{70}$Zn, $^{80}$Se and $^{82}$Se nuclei are calculated within the framework of the deformed shell model based on Hartree-Fock states. For $^{70}$Zn, jj44b interaction in $^{2}p_{3/2}$, $^{1}f_{5/2}$, $^{2}p_{1/2}$ and $^{1}g_{9/2}$ space with $^{56}$Ni as the core is employed. However, for $^{80}$Se and $^{82}$Se nuclei, a modified Kuo interaction with the above core and model space are employed. Most of our calculations in this region were performed with this effective interaction. However, jj44b interaction has been found to be better for $^{70}$Zn. After ensuring that DSM gives good description of the spectroscopic properties of low-lying levels in these three nuclei considered, the NTME are calculated. The deduced half-lives with these NTME, assuming neutrino mass is 1 eV, are $9.6 \\times 10^{25}$yr, $1.9 \\times 10^{27}$yr and $1.95 \\times 10^{24}$yr for $^{70}$Zn, $^{80}$Se and $^{82}$Se, respectively.

Sahu, R

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Identification of photons in double beta-decay experiments using segmented germanium detectors - studies with a GERDA Phase II prototype detector  

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The sensitivity of experiments searching for neutrinoless double beta-decay of germanium was so far limited by the background induced by external gamma-radiation. Segmented germanium detectors can be used to identify photons and thus reduce this background component. The GERmanium Detector Array, GERDA, will use highly segmented germanium detectors in its second phase. The identification of photonic events is investigated using a prototype detector. The results are compared with Monte Carlo data.

I. Abt; A. Caldwell; K. Kröninger; J. Liu; X. Liu; B. Majorovits

2007-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

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AMoRE: Collaboration for searches for the neutrinoless double-beta decay of the isotope of 100Mo with the aid of 40Ca100MoO4 as a cryogenic scintillation detector  

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The AMoRE (Advanced Mo based Rare process Experiment) Collaboration is planning to employ 40Ca100MoO4...single crystals as a cryogenic Scintillation detector for studying the neutrinoless double-beta decay of the...

N. D. Khanbekov

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutrino masses, dominant neutrinoless double beta decay, and observable lepton flavor violation in left-right models and SO(10) grand unification with low mass $\\bf W_R, Z_R$ bosons  

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While the detection of $W_R$-boson at the Large Hadron Collider is likely to resolve the mystery of parity violation in weak interaction, observation of neutrinoless double beta decay ($0\

Ram Lal Awasthi; M. K. Parida; Sudhanwa Patra

2013-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutrinoless Double Phys 135c Spring 2007  

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Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Phys 135c Spring 2007 Michael Mendenhall #12;Theory Overview #12 beta decays #12;neutrinoless double beta decays n e- p beta decay e #12;neutrinoless double beta decays n e- p beta decay e n e- p n e- p double beta decay e e #12;neutrinoless double beta decays n e- p

Golwala, Sunil

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Neutrinoless double-$?$ decay of ${}^{82}$Se in the shell model: beyond closure approximation  

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We recently proposed a new method to calculate the standard nuclear matrix elements for neutrinoless double-$\\beta$ decay ($0\

R. A. Sen'kov; M. Horoi; B. A. Brown

2014-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

223

Vus and neutron beta decay  

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We discuss the effect of the recent change of $V_{\\rm us}$ by three standard deviations on the standard model predictions for neutron beta decay observables. We also discuss the effect the experimental error bars of $V_{\\rm us}$ have on such predictions. Refined precision tests of the standard model will be made by a combined effort to improve measurements in neutron beta decay and in strangeness-changing decays. By itself the former will yield very precise measurements of $V_{\\rm ud}$ and make also very precise predictions for $V_{\\rm us}$.

A. Garcia; G. Sanchez-Colon

2010-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

224

Neutrinoless Double $?$-Decay: Status and Future  

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A brief summary of the status of neutrino masses, mixing and oscillations is presented. Neutrinoless double $\\beta$-decay is considered. Predictions for the effective Majorana mass are reviewed. A possible test of the calculations of nuclear matrix elements of the $0\

S. M. Bilenky

2005-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

225

Systematic study of nuclear matrix elements in neutrinoless double-beta decay with a beyond mean-field covariant density functional theory  

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We report a systematic study of nuclear matrix elements (NMEs) in neutrinoless double-beta decays with a state-of-the-art beyond mean-field covariant density functional theory. The dynamic effects of particle-number and angular-momentum conservations as well as quadrupole shape fluctuations are taken into account with projections and generator coordinate method for both initial and final nuclei. The full relativistic transition operator is adopted to calculate the NMEs. The present systematic studies show that in most of the cases there is a much better agreement with the previous non-relativistic calculation based on the Gogny force than in the case of the nucleus $^{150}$Nd found in Song et al. [Phys. Rev. C 90, 054309 (2014)]. In particular, we find that the total NMEs can be well approximated by the pure axial-vector coupling term with a considerable reduction of the computational effort.

J. M. Yao; L. S. Song; K. Hagino; P. Ring; J. Meng

2015-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Aboveground test of an advanced Li$_2$MoO$_4$ scintillating bolometer to search for neutrinoless double beta decay of $^{100}$Mo  

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Large lithium molybdate (Li$_2$MoO$_4$) crystal boules were produced by using the low thermal gradient Czochralski growth technique from deeply purified molybdenum. A small sample from one of the boules was preliminary characterized in terms of X-ray-induced and thermally-excited luminescence. A large cylindrical crystalline element (with a size of $\\oslash 40\\times40$ mm) was used to fabricate a scintillating bolometer, which was operated aboveground at $\\sim 15$ mK by using a pulse-tube cryostat housing a high-power dilution refrigerator. The excellent detector performance in terms of energy resolution and $\\alpha$ background suppression along with preliminary positive indications on the radiopurity of this material show the potentiality of Li$_2$MoO$_4$ scintillating bolometers for low-counting experiment to search for neutrinoless double beta decay of $^{100}$Mo.

T. B. Bekker; N. Coron; F. A. Danevich; V. Ya. Degoda; A. Giuliani; V. D. Grigorieva; N. V. Ivannikova; M. Mancuso; P. de Marcillac; I. M. Moroz; C. Nones; E. Olivieri; G. Pessina; D. V. Poda; V. N. Shlegel; V. I. Tretyak; M. Velazquez

2014-10-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Aboveground test of an advanced Li$_2$MoO$_4$ scintillating bolometer to search for neutrinoless double beta decay of $^{100}$Mo  

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Large lithium molybdate (Li$_2$MoO$_4$) crystal boules were produced by using the low thermal gradient Czochralski growth technique from deeply purified molybdenum. A small sample from one of the boules was preliminary characterized in terms of X-ray-induced and thermally-excited luminescence. A large cylindrical crystalline element (with a size of $\\oslash 40\\times40$ mm) was used to fabricate a scintillating bolometer, which was operated aboveground at $\\sim 15$ mK by using a pulse-tube cryostat housing a high-power dilution refrigerator. The excellent detector performance in terms of energy resolution and $\\alpha$ background suppression along with preliminary positive indications on the radiopurity of this material show the potentiality of Li$_2$MoO$_4$ scintillating bolometers for low-counting experiment to search for neutrinoless double beta decay of $^{100}$Mo.

T. B. Bekker; N. Coron; F. A. Danevich; V. Ya. Degoda; A. Giuliani; V. D. Grigorieva; N. V. Ivannikova; M. Mancuso; P. de Marcillac; I. M. Moroz; C. Nones; E. Olivieri; G. Pessina; D. V. Poda; V. N. Shlegel; V. I. Tretyak; M. Velazquez

2014-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

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First bolometric measurement of the two neutrino double beta decay of $^{100}$Mo with a ZnMoO$_4$ crystals array  

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The large statistics collected during the operation of a ZnMoO$_4$ array, for a total exposure of 1.3 kg $\\cdot$ day of $^{100}$Mo, allowed the first bolometric observation of the two neutrino double beta decay of $^{100}$Mo. The observed spectrum of each crystal was reconstructed taking into account the different background contributions due to environmental radioactivity and internal contamination. The analysis of coincidences between the crystals allowed the assignment of constraints to the intensity of the different background sources, resulting in a reconstruction of the measured spectrum down to an energy of $\\sim$300 keV. The half-life extracted from the data is T$_{1/2}^{2\

L. Cardani; L. Gironi; N. Ferreiro Iachellini; L. Pattavina; J. W. Beeman; F. Bellini; N. Casali; O. Cremonesi; I. Dafinei; S. Di Domizio; F. Ferroni; E. Galashov; C. Gotti; S. Nagorny; F. Orio; G. Pessina; G. Piperno; S. Pirro; E. Previtali; C. Rusconi; C. Tomei; M. Vignati

2014-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Aboveground test of an advanced Li$_2$MoO$_4$ scintillating bolometer to search for neutrinoless double beta decay of $^{100}$Mo  

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Large lithium molybdate (Li$_2$MoO$_4$) crystal boules were produced by using the low thermal gradient Czochralski growth technique from deeply purified molybdenum. A small sample from one of the boules was preliminary characterized in terms of X-ray-induced and thermally-excited luminescence. A large cylindrical crystalline element (with a size of $\\oslash 40\\times40$ mm) was used to fabricate a scintillating bolometer, which was operated aboveground at $\\sim 15$ mK by using a pulse-tube cryostat housing a high-power dilution refrigerator. The excellent detector performance in terms of energy resolution and $\\alpha$ background suppression along with preliminary positive indications on the radiopurity of this material show the potentiality of Li$_2$MoO$_4$ scintillating bolometers for low-counting experiment to search for neutrinoless double beta decay of $^{100}$Mo.

Bekker, T B; Danevich, F A; Degoda, V Ya; Giuliani, A; Grigorieva, V D; Ivannikova, N V; Mancuso, M; de Marcillac, P; Moroz, I M; Nones, C; Olivieri, E; Pessina, G; Poda, D V; Shlegel, V N; Tretyak, V I; Velazquez, M

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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(beta beta)_{0 nu}-decay: a possible test of the nuclear matrix element calculations  

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The existing calculations of the nuclear matrix elements of the neutrinoless double beta-decay differ by about a factor three. This uncertainty prevents quantative interpretation of the results of experiments searching for this process. We suggest here that the observation of the neutrinoless double beta-decay of several nuclei in future experiments of could allow to test different calculations of the nuclear matrix elements through the direct comparison of them with the experimental data.

S. M. Bilenky; J. A. Grifols

2002-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Beta decay of Ga-62  

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We report a study of the beta decay of Ga-62, whose dominant branch is a superallowed 0(+)-->0(+) transition to the ground state of Zn-62. We find the total half-life to be 115.84+/-0.25 ms. This is the first time that the Ga-62 half-life has been...

Hyman, BC; Iacob, VE; Azhari, A.; Gagliardi, Carl A.; Hardy, John C.; Mayes, VE; Neilson, RG; Sanchez-Vega, M.; Tang, X.; Trache, L.; Tribble, Robert E.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Double-electron capture on {sup 112}Sn to the excited 1871 keV state in {sup 112}Cd: A possible alternative to double-{beta} decay  

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We report the first use of a coincidence technique to study neutrinoless double-electron capture (0{nu}ECEC) to an excited state in the daughter nucleus. We investigated 0{nu}ECEC by {sup 112}Sn leading to the possibly degenerate 1871 keV excited state in {sup 112}Cd by searching for its deexcitation {gamma} rays of 1253 keV and 618 keV in coincidence. The experiment was performed at ground level. A sample of 3.91 g of tin enriched to 99.5% in {sup 112}Sn was placed between two high-purity germanium {gamma}-ray detectors. In order to enhance the sample material, rods of natural tin totaling 1.2 kg (natural abundance 0.97%{sup 112}Sn) surrounded the cylindrical surface of our two {gamma}-ray detectors. After an exposure of 1.59 kg x days of {sup 112}Sn, no decays were observed. From this null result we determine a lower limit for the half-life time of T{sub 1/2}>2.7(1.3)x10{sup 19} yr (68%(90%) CL). We hope to achieve a sensitivity in the 10{sup 23} to 10{sup 24} yr range with a sample of a few kg of {sup 112}Sn and improved {gamma}-ray detectors in an underground facility.

Kidd, M. F.; Esterline, J. H.; Tornow, W. [Department of Physics, Duke University and Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory, Durham, North Carolina 27708-0308 (United States)

2008-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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First Results of a Search for the Two-Neutrino Double-Beta Decay of {sup 136}Xe with High-Pressure Copper Proportional Counters  

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A description of a low-background installation for a new stage of the experimental search for the 2{beta}(2{nu}) decay of {sup 136}Xe with high-pressure copper proportional counters is presented. The first estimate of the decay half-life limit based on the data measured over 4140 h yields T{sub 1/2} {>=} 2.4 x 10{sup 21} yr (90% C.L.)

Gavriljuk, Yu.M.; Gangapshev, A.M.; Kuzminov, V.V.; Osetrova, N.Ya. [Baksan Neutrino Observatory, Institute for Nuclear Research, Russian Academy of Sciences (Russian Federation); Panasenko, S.I.; Ratkevich, S.S. [Kharkov National University, Kharkov (Ukraine)

2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear beta-decay measurements and |Vud|  

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Some recent work in nuclear beta decay related to the value of |Vud| is described along with some near-term goals for future measurements.

Dan Melconian

2011-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutrinoless double ? decay with composite neutrinos  

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We study in detail the contribution of heavy composite Majorana neutrinos to neutrinoless double beta decay (0???). Our analysis confirms the result of a previous estimate by two of the authors. Excited neutrinos couple to the electroweak gauge bosons through a magnetic-type effective Lagrangian. The relevant nuclear matrix element is related to matrix elements available in the literature and current bounds on the half-life of 0??? are converted into bounds on the compositeness scale and/or the heavy neutrino mass. Our bounds are of the same order of magnitude as those available from accelerator experiments.

O. Panella; C. Carimalo; Y. N. Srivastava; A. Widom

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Search for the neutrinoless double beta decay of 100Mo with the NEMO3 detector and calorimeter research and development for the SuperNEMO experiment.  

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??The world’s most precise half-life measurement of T2nu1/2 = [7.02 ± 0.01(stat) ± 0.46(syst)] × 1018 years has been made for the 2??? decay of… (more)

Basharina-Freshville, A.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Particle Adventure | Particle decays and annihiliations | Neutron beta  

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Particle decays and annihiliations > Neutron beta Particle decays and annihiliations > Neutron beta decays Neutron beta decays A neutron (udd) decays to a proton (uud), an electron, and an antineutrino. This is called neutron beta decay. (The term beta ray was used for electrons in nuclear decays because they didn't know they were electrons!) Frame 1: The neutron (charge = 0) made of up, down, down quarks. Frame 2: One of the down quarks is transformed into an up quark. Since the down quark has a charge of -1/3 and and the up quark has a charge of 2/3, it follows that this process is mediated by a virtual W- particle, which carries away a (-1) charge (thus charge is conserved!) Frame 3: The new up quark rebounds away from the emitted W-. The neutron now has become a proton. Frame 4: An electron and antineutrino emerge from the virtual W- boson.

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On the neutrinoless double ?{sup +}/EC decays  

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The neutrinoless double positron-emission/electron-capture (0??{sup +}/EC) decays are studied for the magnitudes of the involved nuclear matrix elements (NMEs). Decays to the ground state, 0{sub gs}{sup +}, and excited 0{sup +} states are discussed. The participant many-body wave functions are evaluated in the framework of the quasiparticle random-phase approximation (QRPA). Effective, G-matrix-derived nuclear forces are used in realistic single-particle model spaces. The channels ?{sup +}?{sup +}, ?{sup +}EC, and the resonant neutrinoless double electron capture (R0?ECEC) are discussed.

Suhonen, Jouni [Department of Physics, P.O. Box 35 (YFL), FI-40014 University of Jyväskylä (Finland)

2013-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Branching ratios for the beta decay of Na-21  

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We have measured the beta-decay branching ratio for the transition from Na-21 to the first excited state of Ne-21. A recently published test of the standard model, which was based on a measurement of the beta-nu correlation in the decay of Na-21...

Iacob, V. E.; Hardy, John C.; Gagliardi, Carl A.; Goodwin, J.; Nica, N.; Park, H. I.; Tabacaru, G.; Trache, L.; Tribble, Robert E.; Zhai, Y.; Towner, I. S.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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R and D of crystal scintillators from enriched isotopes for high sensitivity double ? decay experiments  

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Experiments to search for neutrinoless double beta decay enters to a new phase when a sensitivity on the level of T{sub 1/2}?10{sup 26}?10{sup 28} yr is required. Scintillating low temperature detectors possess important properties required for high-sensitivity double beta decay experiments: presence of elements of interest, high energy resolution and detection efficiency, low level of background thanks to excellent particle discrimination ability. High concentration of isotope of interest and as low as possible radioactive contamination are important requirements to crystal scintillators. Other crucial issues are maximal output of detectors and minimal loss of enriched materials. Prospects of several scintillation materials, enriched in isotopes promising for double beta decay experiments, are discussed.

Danevich, F. A. [Institute for Nuclear Research, Kyiv (Ukraine)

2013-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

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PHYSICAL REVIEW C 89, 064308 (2014) Chiral two-body currents and neutrinoless double-decay in the quasiparticle  

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, then lepton number conservation violating processes could be observable (e.g. the neutrinoless double beta decay discussed in x 3 and the #23; ! #23; \\oscillations"). Massive Majorana neutrinos have #22; #23

Engel, Jonathan

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Calculated final state probability distributions for T2 -decay measurements  

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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 1.6.1 Neutrinoless double beta decay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 1.6.2 Cosmological

Washington at Seattle, University of - Department of Physics, Electroweak Interaction Research Group

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Nonperturbative renormalization of the neutrinoless double-beta operator in p-shell nuclei  

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We use Lee-Suzuki mappings and related techniques to construct effective two-body p-shell interactions and neutrinoless double-beta operators that exactly reproduce the results of large no-core-shell-model calculations of double-beta decay in nuclei with mass number A=6. We then apply the effective operators to the decay of nuclei with A=7, 8, and 10, again comparing with no-core calculations in much larger spaces. The results with the effective two-body operators are generally good. In some cases, however, they differ non-negligibly from the full no-core results, suggesting that three-body corrections to the decay operator in heavier nuclei may be important. An application of our procedure and related ideas to fp-shell nuclei such as 76Ge should be feasible within coupled-cluster theory.

Deepshikha Shukla; Jonathan Engel; Petr Navratil

2011-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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T violation in radiative $\\beta$ decay and electric dipole moments  

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In radiative $\\beta$ decay, $T$ violation can be studied through a spin-independent $T$-odd correlation. We consider contributions to this correlation by beyond the standard model (BSM) sources of $T$-violation, arising above the electroweak scale. At the same time such sources, parametrized by dimension-6 operators, can induce electric dipole moments (EDMs). As a consequence, the manifestations of the $T$-odd BSM physics in radiative $\\beta$ decay and EDMs are not independent. Here we exploit this connection to show that current EDM bounds already strongly constrain the spin-independent $T$-odd correlation in radiative $\\beta$ decay.

Dekens, W G

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

A detection system for very low-energy protons from {beta}-delayed proton decay  

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We have recently developed a gas based detection system called AstroBox, motivated by nuclear astrophysics studies. The goal was to detect very low-energy protons from {beta}-delayed p-decay with reduced beta background and improved energy resolution. The detector was tested using the {beta}-delayed proton-emitter 23Al previously studied with a set-up based on thin double-sided Si strip detectors. The proton spectrum obtained with AstroBox showed no beta background down to {approx}80 keV. The low energy (206 keV, 267 keV) proton peaks were positively identified, well separated, and the resolution was improved.

Spiridon, A.; Pollacco, E.; Trache, L.; Simmons, E.; McCleskey, M.; Roeder, B. T.; Tribble, R. E.; Pascovici, G.; Riallot, M.; Mols, J. P.; Kebbiri, M. [Cyclotron Institute, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77843-3366 (United States); CEA/IRFU Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette (France); Cyclotron Institute, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77843-3366 (United States); Institut fuer Kernphysik der Universitaet zu Koeln, D-50937 Koeln (Germany); CEA/IRFU Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette (France)

2012-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Matrix elements for the ground-state to ground-state 2{nu}{beta}{sup -}{beta}{sup -} decay of Te isotopes in a hybrid model  

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Theoretical matrix elements, for the ground-state to ground-state two-neutrino double-{beta}-decay mode (2{nu}{beta}{sup -}{beta}{sup -}gs->gs) of {sup 128,130}Te isotopes, are calculated within a formalism that describes interactions between neutrons in a superfluid phase and protons in a normal phase. The elementary degrees of freedom of the model are proton-pair modes and pairs of protons and quasineutrons. The calculation is basically a parameter-free one, because all relevant parameters are fixed from the phenomenology. A comparison with the available experimental data is presented.

Bes, D. R. [Department of Physics, Tandar Labratory, Centro Atomico Constituyentes-Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica Avda Gral Paz 1499, 1650 Gral San Martin, Argentina and (Argentina); Civitarese, O. [Department of Physics, University of La Plata, Casilla de Correo 67 1900, La Plata (Argentina)

2010-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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VOLUME 85, NUMBER 14 P H Y S I C A L R E V I E W L E T T E R S 2 OCTOBER 2000 Spectroscopy of Double-Beta and Inverse-Beta Decays from 100Mo for Neutrinos  

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-time spectroscopic studies of low energy solar n are important for studies of the solar-n problems [17 for investigating both the Majorana n mass by neutrinoless double b decay 0nbb and low energy solar n's by inverse b for low energy solar n's, make it possible to detect, in real time, individual low energy solar n

Washington at Seattle, University of

248

New precision measurements of free neutron beta decay with cold neutrons  

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Precision measurements in free neutron beta decay serve to determine the coupling constants of beta decay, and offer several stringent tests of the Standard Model. This paper describes the free neutron beta decay program planned for the Fundamental Physics Beamline at the Spallation Neutron Source at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and puts it into the context of other recent and planned measurements of neutron beta decay observables.

S. Baeßler; J. D. Bowman; S. Penttilä; D. Po?ani?

2014-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutrinoless double-$?$ decay in TeV scale Left-Right symmetric models  

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In this paper we study in detail the neutrinoless double beta decay in left-right symmetric models with right-handed gauge bosons at TeV scale which is within the presently accessible reach of colliders. We discuss the different diagrams that can contribute to this process and identify the dominant ones for the case where the right-handed neutrino is also at the TeV scale. We calculate the contribution to the effective mass governing neutrinoless double beta decay assuming type-I, and type-II dominance and discuss what are the changes in the effective mass due to the additional contributions. We also discuss the effect of the recent Daya-Bay and RENO measurements on $\\sin^2\\theta_{13}$ on the effective mass in different scenarios.

Joydeep Chakrabortty; H. Zeen Devi; Srubabati Goswami; Sudhanwa Patra

2012-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Search for 2{nu}{beta}{beta} Decay of {sup 130}Te to the First Excited State of {sup 130}Xe with an Ultra-Low-Background Germanium Crystal Array  

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The goal of searching for zero-neutrino double-beta (0{nu}{beta}{beta}) decay is to probe an absolute neutrino mass scale suggested by the mass-splitting parameters observed by neutrino oscillation experiments. Furthermore, observation of 0{nu}{beta}{beta} decay is an explicit instance of Lepton-number non-conservation. A sensitive measurement of two-neutrino double-beta (2{nu}{beta}{beta}) decay can provide critical input to Quasiparticle Random Phase Approximation (QRPA) calculations of the nuclear matrix elements in models similar to those used to extract the absolute neutrino mass from (0{nu}{beta}{beta}) decay experiments. Tellurium-130, an even-even nucleus, can undergo 2{nu}{beta}{beta} decay to the first 0+ excited state of {sup 130}Xe producing three possible {gamma}-ray cascades as it transitions to the ground state. The Cascades detector is a high purity germanium (HPGe) crystal array consisting of two ultra-low-background copper cryostats each housing a hexagonal array of seven crystals. The project is currently being developed at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, WA (USA), and aims to obtain very high {gamma}-ray detection efficiency while utilizing highly effective and low-background shielding. GEANT4 simulations of the detector are performed for a {sup 130}Te sample in order to determine the optimum size and geometry of the source for maximum detection efficiency and predict its sensitivity for measuring 2{nu}{beta}{beta} decay to the first 0+ excited state of {sup 130}Xe. These simulations are validated with calibration sources and presented.

Mizouni, L. K. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, P.O. Box 999, Richland WA 99352 (United States); University of South Carolina, 712 Main St., Columbia, SC 29208 (United States); Aalseth, C. E.; Erikson, L. E.; Hossbach, T. W.; Keillor, M. E.; Orrell, J. L. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, P.O. Box 999, Richland WA 99352 (United States); Avignone, F. T. III [University of South Carolina, 712 Main St., Columbia, SC 29208 (United States)

2011-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Imperfect World of $??$-decay Nuclear Data Sets  

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The precision of double-beta ($\\beta\\beta$) decay experimental half lives and their uncertainties is reanalyzed. The method of Benford's distributions has been applied to nuclear reaction, structure and decay data sets. First-digit distribution trend for $\\beta\\beta$-decay T$_{1/2}^{2\

B. Pritychenko

2015-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

252

Beta-Decay Matrix Elements in Sb122  

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An electronic computer has been used to investigate the six nuclear matrix elements which enter into the 2- to 2+ 1.40-MeV beta transition in the decay of Sb122. Data from beta-gamma angular correlation, beta-circularly polarized gamma angular correlation, nuclear orientation, and nuclear resonance experiments were used in this analysis. As a further aid, the Feenberg-Ahrens relations between certain of the nuclear matrix elements were employed to catalog the solutions and to simplify the search problem. In order to discover how the remaining ambiguity of these solutions could most easily be reduced, for each of the solutions calculations were made of the predicted results of all possible experiments on this beta transition. These calculations show how sufficient experimental data can be obtained to determine unambiguously all six nuclear matrix elements. In an appendix all the theoretical formulas which give the experimental observables for a first forbidden 2- to 2+ beta transition in terms of the nuclear matrix elements are summarized.

F. M. Pipkin; J. Sanderson; W. Weyhmann

1963-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

253

Measurements of beta in B Decays to Charm and Charmonium at BaBar  

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In this article we will review recent BABAR measurements of Unitarity Triangle angle {beta} in B meson decays to charm and charmonium.

Bomben, : M.

2007-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

254

Progress report on the Los Alamos tritium beta decay experiment  

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Measurements near the endpoint of the tritium beta-decay spectrum using a gaseous molecular tritium source yield an essentially model-independent upper limit of 27 eV on the /ovr ..nu..//sub e/ mass at the 95% confidence level. Since demonstrating from this initial measurement the successful operation of a gaseous source based system, most of our effort has been concentrated towards the upgrade and optimization of the experimental apparatus. The emphasis of this work has been to eliminate or further reduce effects that generate systematic errors. Based on realistic projections from our initial measurement, an ultimate sensitivity to neutrino mass of 10 eV is expected. 12 refs., 1 fig.

Wilkerson, J.F.; Bowles, T.J.; Knapp, D.A.; Robertson, R.G.H.; Wark, D.L.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

Electron Capture Reactions and Beta Decays in Steller Environments  

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Electron capture reactions on Ni and Co isotopes are investigated by shell model calculations in steller environments. The capture rates depend sensitively on the distribution of the Gamow-Teller (GT) strength. The capture rates obtained by using GXPF1J Hamiltonian for fp-shell are found to be consistent with the rates obtained from experimental GT strength in {sup 58}Ni and {sup 60}Ni. Capture rates in Co isotopes, where there were large discrepancies among previous calculations, are also investigated. Beta decays of the N = 126 isotones are studied by shell model calculations taking into account both the GT and first-forbidden (FF) transitions. The FF transitions are found to be important to reduce the half-lives by twice to several times of those by the GT contributions only. Implications of the short half-lives of the waiting point nuclei on the r-process nucleosynthesis are discussed for various astrophysical conditions.

Suzuki, T. [Department of Physics and Graduate School of Integrated Basic Sciences, College of Humanities and Sciences, Nihon University, Sakurajosui 3-25-40, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 156-8550, Japan and Center for Nuclear Study, University of Tokyo, Hirosawa, Wako-shi, Saitama, 351-0198 (Japan); Mao, H. [Graduate School of Integrated Basic Sciences, Nihon University, Sakurajosui-3-25-40, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 156-8550, Japan and ENSPS, Pole API-Parc d'Innovation, Boulevard Sebastien Brant, BP 10413, 67412 ILLKIRCH CEDEXL (France); Honma, M. [Center for Mathematical Sciences, University of Aizu, Aizu-Wakamatsu, Fukushima 965-8580 (Japan); Yoshida, T. [Department of Astronomy, Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan); Kajino, T. [Department of Astronomy, Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan) and National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8588 (Japan); Otsuka, T. [Department of Physics and Center for Nuclear Study, University of Tokyo, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan) and RIKEN, Hirosawa, Wako-shi, Saitama 351-0198 (Japan)

2011-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Decoding {beta}-decay systematics: A global statistical model for {beta}{sup -} half-lives  

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Statistical modeling of nuclear data provides a novel approach to nuclear systematics complementary to established theoretical and phenomenological approaches based on quantum theory. Continuing previous studies in which global statistical modeling is pursued within the general framework of machine learning theory, we implement advances in training algorithms designed to improve generalization, in application to the problem of reproducing and predicting the half-lives of nuclear ground states that decay 100% by the {beta}{sup -} mode. More specifically, fully connected, multilayer feed-forward artificial neural network models are developed using the Levenberg-Marquardt optimization algorithm together with Bayesian regularization and cross-validation. The predictive performance of models emerging from extensive computer experiments is compared with that of traditional microscopic and phenomenological models as well as with the performance of other learning systems, including earlier neural network models as well as the support vector machines recently applied to the same problem. In discussing the results, emphasis is placed on predictions for nuclei that are far from the stability line, and especially those involved in r-process nucleosynthesis. It is found that the new statistical models can match or even surpass the predictive performance of conventional models for {beta}-decay systematics and accordingly should provide a valuable additional tool for exploring the expanding nuclear landscape.

Costiris, N. J.; Mavrommatis, E.; Gernoth, K. A.; Clark, J. W. [Physics Department, Division of Nuclear Physics and Particle Physics, University of Athens, GR-15771 Athens (Greece); Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, Johannes-Kepler-Universitaet, A-4040 Linz (Austria) and School of Physics and Astronomy, Schuster Building, University of Manchester, Manchester, M13 9PL (United Kingdom); McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences and Department of Physics, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri 63130 (United States); Complexo Interdisciplinar, Centro de Mathematica e Aplicacoes Fundamentals, University of Lisbon, 1649-003 Lisbon (Portugal) and Departamento de Fisica, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Technical University of Lisbon, 1096 Lisbon (Portugal)

2009-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Beta decay of 252Cf on the way to scission from the exit point  

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Upon increasing significantly the nuclear elongation, the beta-decay energy grows. This paper investigates within a simple yet partly microscopic approach, the transition rate of the beta decay of the 252Cf nucleus on the way to scission from the exit point for a spontaneous fission process. A rather crude classical approximation is made for the corresponding damped collective motion assumed to be one dimensional. Given these assumptions, we only aim in this paper at providing the order of magnitudes of such a phenomenon. At each deformation the energy available for beta decay, is determined from such a dynamical treatment. Then, for a given elongation, transition rates for the allowed (Fermi) beta decay are calculated from pair correlated wave functions obtained within a macroscopic-microscopic approach and then integrated over the time corresponding to the whole descent from exit to scission. The results are presented as a function of the damping factor (inverse of the characteristic damping time) in use in...

Pomorski, K; Quentin, P

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

258

Analysis of an esoteric interpretation of a threshold in beta decay  

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A threshold associated with a small mixing of a heavy neutrino in beta decay cannot be interpreted as due to the production of a fictitious neutral scalar in conjunction with a light neutrino.

G. Karl; V. Novikov; J. J. Simpson

1992-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The beta decay of cesium 138 to levels in barium 138  

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THE BETA DECAY OP CESIUM 138 TO LEVELS IE BARIUM 138 A Thesis by DOUGLAS PERIL PULLER Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the recpxirements for the degree of MASTER OP SCIENCE August 19 IO... Major Subject: Physics THE BETA DECAY OF CESIUM 138 TO LEVELS IN BARIUM 138 A Thesis DOUGLAS PERIL FULLER Approved as to style and content by: (Chairman of Committee) ( ad of Department (Member Member (Member) Member) (Member August 1970...

Fuller, Douglas Feril

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

260

SciTech Connect: "neutrinoless double beta decay"  

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Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States) Naval Petroleum and Oil Shale Reserves (United States) Navarro Nevada Environmental Services Nevada Field Office,...

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The MAJORANA Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay Experiment  

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Majorana collaboration paper for the IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium held in Dresden, Germany. It includes many authors from 17 institutions.

Guiseppe, Vincente; Aalseth, Craig E.; Akashi-Ronquest, M.; Ammann, M.; Amsbaugh, John F.; Avignone, F. T.; Back, Henning O.; Barabash, Alexander S.; Barbeau, Phil; Beene, Jim; Bergevin, M.; Bertrand, F.; Boswell, M.; Brudanin, V.; Bugg, William; Burritt, Tom H.; Chan, Yuen-Dat; Cianciolo, Thomas V.; Collar, Juan; Creswick, R.; Cromaz, Mario; Detwiler, Jason A.; Doe, P. J.; Dunmore, J. A.; Efremenko, Yuri; Egorov, Viatcheslav; Ejiri, H.; Elliott, Steven R.; Ely, James H.; Esterline, James H.; Farach, H. A.; Farmer, Orville T.; Fast, James E.; Finnerty, P.; Fujikawa, Brian; Gehman, Victor M.; Greenberg, C.; Gusey, K.; Hallin, A.; Hazama, R.; Henning, R.; Hime, Andrew; Hoppe, Eric W.; Hossbach, Todd; Howe, Mark; Hurley, David; Hyronimus, Brian J.; Johnson, R. A.; Keeter, K.; Keillor, Martin E.; Keller, C.; Kephart, Jeremy; Kidd, Mary; Kochetov, Oleg; Konovalov, S.; Kouzes, Richard T.; Lesko, Kevin; Leviner, L.; Luke, P.; McDonald, A.; MacMullin, S.; Marino, Michael G.; Mei, Dongming; Miley, Harry S.; Myers, A. W.; Nomachi, Masaharu; Odom, Brian; Orrell, John L.; Poon, Alan; Prior, Gersende; Radford, D. C.; Reeves, James H.; Rielage, Keith; Riley, Nathan; Robertson, R. G. H.; Rodriguez, Larry; Rykaczewski, Krzysztof P.; Schubert, Alexis G.; Shima, T.; Shirchenko, M.; Strain, J.; Thompson, Robert C.; Timkin, V.; Tornow, W.; Tull, C.; Van Wechel, T. D.; Vanyushin, I.; Varner, R. L.; Vetter, Kai; Warner, Ray A.; Wilkerson, J.; Wouters, Jan M.; Yakushev, E.; Young , A. R.; Yu, Chang-Hong; Yumatov, Vladimir; Zhang, C. L.

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Majorana Ge-76 double-beta decay project  

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The MAJORANA Project is a research and development activity set up to establish the feasibility and cost of a doublebetadecay experiment comprising a one-ton array of Ge detectors fabricated from germanium enriched to about 86% in Ge-76.

Avignone, Frank Titus [ORNL

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Science Showcase - Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay | OSTI...  

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accepted manuscripts resulting from DOE funding. SciTech Connect - reports from DOE science, technology and engineering programs. National Library of Energy - search results...

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SciTech Connect: Exploring the Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay...  

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V.; Rosenfeld, C.; Rusconi, C.; Sala, E.; Sangiorgio, S.; Scielzo, N. D.; Sisti, M.; Smith, A. R.; Taffarello, L.; Tenconi, M.; Terranova, F.; Tian, W. D.; Tomei, C.;...

265

Inverse Beta Decay in a Nonequilibrium Antineutrino Flux from a Nuclear Reactor  

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The evolution of the reactor antineutrino spectrum toward equilibrium above the inverse beta-decay threshold during the reactor operating period and the decay of residual antineutrino radiation after reactor shutdown are considered. It is found that, under certain conditions, these processes can play a significant role in experiments seeking neutrino oscillations.

V. I. Kopeikin; L. A. Mikaelyan; V. V. Sinev

2001-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Beta-decay properties of Zr and Mo neutron-rich isotopes  

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Gamow-Teller strength distributions, beta-decay half-lives, and beta-delayed neutron emission are investigated in neutron-rich Zr and Mo isotopes within a deformed quasiparticle random-phase approximation. The approach is based on a self-consistent Skyrme Hartree-Fock mean field with pairing correlations and residual separable particle-hole and particle-particle forces. Comparison with recent measurements of half-lives stresses the important role that nuclear deformation plays in the description of beta-decay properties in this mass region.

P. Sarriguren; J. Pereira

2010-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Beta decay of 252Cf on the way to scission from the exit point  

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Upon increasing significantly the nuclear elongation, the beta-decay energy grows. This paper investigates within a simple yet partly microscopic approach, the transition rate of the beta decay of the 252Cf nucleus on the way to scission from the exit point for a spontaneous fission process. A rather crude classical approximation is made for the corresponding damped collective motion assumed to be one dimensional. Given these assumptions, we only aim in this paper at providing the order of magnitudes of such a phenomenon. At each deformation the energy available for beta decay, is determined from such a dynamical treatment. Then, for a given elongation, transition rates for the allowed (Fermi) beta decay are calculated from pair correlated wave functions obtained within a macroscopic-microscopic approach and then integrated over the time corresponding to the whole descent from exit to scission. The results are presented as a function of the damping factor (inverse of the characteristic damping time) in use in our classical dynamical approach. For instance, in the case of a descent time from the exit to the scission points of about $10^{- 20}$ second, one finds a total rate of beta decay corresponding roughly to 20 events per year and per milligram of 252Cf. The inclusion of pairing correlations does not affect much these results.

K. Pomorski; B. Nerlo-Pomorska; P. Quentin

2015-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Beta decay of 32Ar for fundamental tests  

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32 Ar(e + nu e ) decay to test isospin symmetry breaking corrections: fragmentation facility (MSU-NSCL) * Where does ATLAS fit in to this? A bridge from stability to 32 Ar...

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Deformed shell model calculations of half lives for {beta}{sup +}/EC decay and 2{nu} {beta}{sup +}{beta}{sup +}/{beta}{sup +}EC/ECEC decay in medium-heavy N{approx}Z nuclei  

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The {beta}{sup +}/EC half-lives of medium heavy N{approx}Z nuclei with mass number A{approx}64-80 are calculated within the deformed shell model (DSM) based on Hartree-Fock states by employing a modified Kuo interaction in ({sup 2}p{sub 3/2},{sup 1}f{sub 5/2},{sup 2}p{sub 1/2},{sup 1}g{sub 9/2}) space. The DSM model has been quite successful in predicting many spectroscopic properties of N{approx}Z medium heavy nuclei with A{approx}64-80. The calculated {beta}{sup +}/EC half-lives, for prolate and oblate shapes, compare well with the predictions of the calculations with Skyrme force by Sarriguren et al. Going further, following recent searches, half-lives for 2{nu} {beta}{sup +}{beta}{sup +}/{beta}{sup +}EC/ECEC decay for the nucleus {sup 78}Kr are calculated using DSM and the results compare well with QRPA predictions.

Mishra, S.; Sahu, R. [Physics Department, Berhampur University, Berhampur 760 007, Orissa (India); Shukla, A. [Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad 380 009 (India); Kota, V. K. B. [Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad 380 009 (India); Department of Physics, Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON P3E 2C6 (Canada)

2008-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of Beta-Decays of Excited-State Nuclei on the Astrophysical r-Process  

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A rudimentary calculation is employed to evaluate the possible effects of beta- decays of excited-state nuclei on the astrophysical r-process. Single-particle levels calculated with the FRDM are adapted to the calculation of beta-decay rates of these excited-state nuclei. Quantum numbers are determined based on proximity to Nilson model levels. The resulting rates are used in an r-process network calculation in which a supernova hot-bubble model is coupled to an extensive network calculation including all nuclei between the valley of stability and the neutron drip line and with masses A<284. Beta-decay rates are included as functional forms of the environmental temperature. While the decay rate model used is simple and phenomenological, it is consistent across all 3700 nuclei involved in the r-process network calculation. This represents an approximate first estimate to gauge the possible effects of excited-state beta-decays on r-process freeze-out abundances.

M. A. Famiano; R. N. Boyd; T. Kajino; K. Otsuki; M. Terasawa; G. J. Mathews

2008-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of the Axial-Vector Coupling Constant $g_A$ in Neutron Beta Decay  

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The matrix element \\Vud of the CKM matrix can be determined by two independent measurements in neutron decay: the neutron lifetime $\\tau_n$ and the ratio of coupling constants $\\lambda=g_A/g_V$, which is most precisely determined by measurements of the beta asymmetry angular correlation coefficient~$A$. We present recent progress on the determination of these coupling constants.

Bastian Maerkisch; Hartmut Abele

2014-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Parametric instability of a monochromatic Alfven wave: Perpendicular decay in low beta plasma  

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Two-dimensional hybrid simulations are performed to investigate the parametric decay of a monochromatic Alfven wave in low beta plasma. Both the linearly and left-hand polarized pump Alfven waves are considered in the paper. For the linearly polarized pump Alfven wave, either a parallel or obliquely propagating wave can lead to the decay along the perpendicular direction. Initially, the parametric decay takes place along the propagating direction of the pump wave, and then the decay occurs in the perpendicular direction. With the increase of the amplitude and the propagating angle of the pump wave (the angle between the propagating direction of the pump wave and the ambient magnetic field), the spectral range of the excited waves becomes broad in the perpendicular direction. But the effects of the plasma beta on the spectral range of the excited waves in perpendicular direction are negligible. However, for the left-hand polarized pump Alfven wave, when the pump wave propagates along the ambient magnetic field, the parametric decay occurs nearly along the ambient magnetic field, and there is no obvious decay in the perpendicular direction. Significant decay in the perpendicular direction can only be found when the pump wave propagates obliquely.

Gao, Xinliang; Lu, Quanming; Shan, Lican; Wang, Shui [CAS Key Laboratory of Geospace Environment, Department of Geophysics and Planetary Science, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026 (China)] [CAS Key Laboratory of Geospace Environment, Department of Geophysics and Planetary Science, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026 (China); Li, Xing [Institute of Mathematics and Physics, Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth SY23 3BZ (United Kingdom)] [Institute of Mathematics and Physics, Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth SY23 3BZ (United Kingdom)

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Stellar $\\beta^{\\pm}$ decay rates of iron isotopes and its implications in astrophysics  

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$\\beta$-decay and positron decay are believed to play a consequential role during the late phases of stellar evolution of a massive star culminating in a supernova explosion. Recently the microscopic calculation of weak-interaction mediated rates on key isotopes of iron was introduced using the proton-neutron quasiparticle random phase approximation (pn-QRPA) theory with improved model parameters. Here I discuss in detail the improved calculation of $\\beta^{\\pm}$ decay rates for iron isotopes ($^{54,55,56}$Fe) in stellar environment. The pn-QRPA theory allows a microscopic "state-by-state" calculation of stellar rates as explained later in text. Excited state Gamow-Teller distributions are much different from ground state and a microscopic calculation of decay rates from these excited states greatly increases the reliability of the total decay rate calculation specially during the late stages of stellar evolution. The reported decay rates are also compared with earlier calculations. The positron decay rates a...

Nabi, Jameel-Un

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mixed symmetry states and {beta} decays of odd-A Xe to I isotopes  

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The energy spectra of the parent and daughter nuclei in the {beta} decays ({sup 121-127}Xe,{beta}{sup +121-127}I) are considered in the interacting boson fermion model (IBFM-2) with the g{sub 7/2},d{sub 5/2},d{sub 3/2},s{sub 1/2}, and h{sub 11/2} single-particle orbitals. Electromagnetic transition probabilities and branching ratios in odd {sup 121-127}I isotopes are investigated. Special attention is given to the occurrence of mixed symmetry states, and the F-spin structures of the wave functions are analyzed. The log{sub 10}ft values of the allowed {beta} decay transitions are calculated. It is found that the IBFM-2 results agree with the experimental data quite well.

Al-Khudair, Falih H. [Department of Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China); Center of Nuclear Theory, Lanzhou Heavy Ion National Laboratory, Lanzhou, 730000 (China) and Department of Physics, College of Education, Basrah University, Basrah (Iraq)

2009-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Beta processes in a high-temperature field and nuclear multibeta decays  

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Sources of the temperature dependence of rates of nuclear beta processes in matter of massive stars are systematized. Electron and positron beta decays and electron capture (K capture and the capture of unbound electrons) fromexcited nuclear states (thermal decays) are considered along with the photobeta decays from ground and excited nuclear states. The possible quantum degeneracy of an electron gas in matter and the degree of ionization of an atomic K shell in a high-temperature field are taken into account. For a number of multidecay odd-nuclei, the temperature dependences of the ratios of the total rates of their {beta}{sup -} decays to the sum of the total rates over all of decay modes for the same nuclei are calculated in the range of nuclear temperature from 2 to 3 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 9} K. It is shown that the deviation of this ratio from the experimental value obtained at 'normal' temperature may be quite sizable. This circumstance should be taken into account in models that consider the problem of synthesis of nuclei in matter of massive stars.

Kopytin, I. V., E-mail: kopytin@yandex.ru; Hussain, Imad A. [Voronezh State University (Russian Federation)] [Voronezh State University (Russian Federation)

2013-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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PHYSICAL REVIEW C 83, 034317 (2011) Jastrow functions in double-decay  

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and Brueckner methods for treating short-range correlations in double- decay are less significant than suggested the effects of short-range correlations within well-defined Brueckner-based approximation schemes. All

Engel, Jonathan

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High precision measurements of Na-26 beta(-) decay  

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PHYSICAL REVIEW C 71, 044309 (2005) High precision measurements of 26Na ?? decay G. F. Grinyer,1,? C. E. Svensson,1 C. Andreoiu,1 A. N. Andreyev,2 R. A. E. Austin,3,? G. C. Ball,2 R. S. Chakrawarthy,2 P. Finlay,1 P. E. Garrett,1,2 G. Hackman,2 J.... C. Hardy,4 B. Hyland,1 V. E. Iacob,4 K. A. Koopmans,3 W. D. Kulp,5 J. R. Leslie,6 J. A. Macdonald,2 A. C. Morton,2 W. E. Ormand,7 C. J. Osborne,2 C. J. Pearson,2 A. A. Phillips,1 F. Sarazin,2,? M. A. Schumaker,1 H. C. Scraggs,2,? J. Schwarzenberg,8...

Grinyer, GF; Svensson, CE; Andreoiu, C.; Andreyev, AN; Austin, RAE; Ball, GC; Chakrawarthy, RS; Finlay, P.; Garrett, PE; Hackman, G.; Hardy, John C.; Hyland, B.; Iacob, VE; Koopmans, KA; Kulp, WD; Leslie, JR; Macdonald, JA; Morton, AC; Ormand, WE; Osborne, CJ; Pearson, CJ; Phillips, AA; Sarazin, F.; Schumaker, MA; Scraggs, HC; Schwarzenberg, J.; Smith, MB; Valiente-Dobon, JJ; Waddington, JC; Wood, JL; Zganjar, EF.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of beta on Seismic Vulnerability Curve for RC Bridge Based on Double Damage Criterion  

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In the analysis of seismic vulnerability curve based on double damage criterion, the randomness of structural parameter and randomness of seismic should be considered. Firstly, the distribution characteristics of structure capability and seismic demand are obtained based on IDA and PUSHOVER, secondly, the vulnerability of the bridge is gained based on ANN and MC and a vulnerability curve according to this bridge and seismic is drawn. Finally, the analysis for a continuous bridge is displayed as an example, and parametric analysis for the effect of beta is done, which reflects the bridge vulnerability overall from the point of total probability, and in order to reduce the discreteness, large value of beta are suggested.

Feng Qinghai [CCCC Highway, CO., Ltd. (China); Yuan Wancheng [Bridge Department, Tongji University, Shanghai (China)

2010-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparative tests of isospin-symmetry-breaking corrections to superallowed 0(+) -> 0(+) nuclear beta decay  

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OF SUPERALLOWED BETA TRANSITIONS Superallowed Fermi beta decay between 0+ states depends uniquely on the vector part of the hadronic weak interaction. 0556-2813/2010/82(6)/065501(8) 065501-1 ?2010 The American Physical Society I. S. TOWNER AND J. C. HARDY.../(mec2)5= (8120.2787? 0.0011)? 10?10 GeV?4 s, GV is the vector coupling constant for semileptonic weak interactions, and MF is the Fermi matrix element. The CVC hypothesis asserts that the vector coupling constant GV is a true constant...

Towner, I. S.; Hardy, John C.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Towards the detection of cosmological relic neutrino with neutrino capture on a beta decaying nuclei  

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In this paper we report on recent results in the Þeld of the phenomenology of very low energy neutrino interactions. We brießy describe the cross section calculation for Neutrino Capture on Beta decay nuclei (NCB). We show that the resulting cross section open the possibility to detect the cosmological relic neutrinos. With this achievement, the relic neutrino detection has been downscaled from a principle problem to a technological challenge. We also summarise the state of the art about possible detection techniques.

Messina, M; Mangano, G

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Muon-Induced Backgrounds in the Double Chooz Neutrino Oscillation Experiment  

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for neutrinoless double-beta decay, a lepton-number violating nuclear process. The observation of a non-zero rate

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The {beta}-Decay Properties of Scissors Mode 1{sup +} States in {sup 164}Er  

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The beta decay properties of collective I{sup {pi}}K = 1{sup +}1 states in doubly even deformed {sup 164}Er nuclei are investigated in the framework of the rotational invariant random-phase approximation. It is shown that an essential decrease of the rate of the allowed {beta}-decay to the excited 1{sup +}-states as compared with that to the ground state may be due to the orbital nature of the states. The model Hamiltonian includes restoring rotational invariance of the deformed single particle Hamiltonian forces and the spin-spin interactions. The analytical expressions for the Gamov-Teller (G-T) and Fermi (F) decay matrix elements are derived. The single-particle energies were obtained from the Warsaw deformed Woods-Saxon potential with deformation parameter {delta}{sub 2} = 0.24. The numerical results for {beta}{sup +} transition from {sup 164}Tm to {sup 164}Er indicate the importance of using rotational invariant Hamiltonian to explain experimental data.

Yildirim, Z.; Kuliev, A.; Ozkan, S. [Sakarya University, Department of Physics, 54100, Sakarya (Turkey); Guliyev, E. [Institute of Physics, Academy of Sciences, H. Cavid Avenue 33, Baku (Azerbaijan); Institut fur Kernphysik, Technische Universitat Darmstadt, Darmstadt (Germany)

2008-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Beta Beams for Neutrino Production Heat Deposition from Decaying Ions in Superconducting Magnets  

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This report describes studies of energy deposition in superconducting magnets from secondary ions in the "beta beam" decay ring as described in the base-line scenario of the EURISOL Beta Beam Design Study. The lattice structure proposed in the Design Study has absorber elements inserted between the superconducting magnets to protect the magnet coils. We describe an efficient and small model made to carry out the study. The specially developed options in the beam code "ACCSIM" to track largely off-momentum particles has permitted to extract the necessary information to interface the transport and interaction code "FLUKA" with the aim to calculate the heat deposition in the magnets and the absorbers. The two beta emitters 18Ne10+ and 6He2+ used for neutrino and anti-neutrino production and their daughter ions have been tracked. The absorber system proposed in the Design Study is efficient to intercept the ions decayed in the arc straight sections as foreseen, however, the continuous decay in the dipoles induce ...

Wildner, Elena; Cerutti, F

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Beta Beams for neutrino production: Heat deposition from decaying ions in superconducting magnets  

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This note describes studies of energy deposition in superconducting magnets from secondary ions in the “beta beam” decay ring as described in the base-line scenario of the EURISOL Beta Beam Design Study. The lattice structure proposed in the Design Study has absorber elements inserted between the superconducting magnets to protect the magnet coils. We describe an efficient and small model made to carry out the study. The specially developed options in the beam code “ACCSIM” to track largely off-momentum particles has permitted to extract the necessary information to interface the transport and interaction code “FLUKA” with the aim to calculate the heat deposition in the magnets and the absorbers. The two beta emitters 18Ne10+ and 6He2+ used for neutrino and anti-neutrino production and their daughter ions have been tracked. The absorber system proposed in the Design Study is efficient to intercept the ions decayed in the arc straight sections as foreseen, however, the continuous decay in the dipol...

Wildner, Elena; Cerutti, Francesco

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Competition between $\\beta$-delayed proton and $\\beta$-delayed $\\gamma$ decay of the exotic $T_z$ = -2 nucleus $^{56}$Zn and fragmentation of the IAS  

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A very exotic decay mode at the proton drip-line, $\\beta$-delayed $\\gamma$-proton decay, has been observed in the $\\beta$ decay of the $T_z$ = -2 nucleus $^{56}$Zn. Three $\\gamma$-proton sequences have been observed following the $\\beta$ decay. The fragmentation of the IAS in $^{56}$Cu has also been observed for the first time. The results were reported in a recent publication. At the time of publication the authors were puzzled by the competition between proton and $\\gamma$ decays from the main component of the IAS. Here we outline a possible explanation based on the nuclear structure properties of the three nuclei involved, namely $^{56}$Zn, $^{56}$Cu and $^{55}$Ni, close to the doubly magic nucleus $^{56}$Ni. From the fragmentation of the Fermi strength and the excitation energy of the two populated 0$^{+}$ states we could deduce the off-diagonal matrix element of the charge-dependent part of the Hamiltonian responsible for the mixing. These results are compared with the decay of $^{55}$Cu with one proton ...

Rubio, B; Fujita, Y; Blank, B; Gelletly, W; Agramunt, J; Algora, A; Ascher, P; Bilgier, B; Cáceres, L; Cakirli, R B; Fujita, H; Ganioglu, E; Gerbaux, M; Giovinazzo, J; Grévy, S; Kamalou, O; Kozer, H C; Kucuk, L; Kurtukian-Nieto, T; Molina, F; Popescu, L; Rogers, A M; Susoy, G; Stodel, C; Suzuki, T; Tamii, A; Thomas, J C

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Shape coexistence in {sup 180}Hg studied through the {beta} decay of {sup 180}Tl  

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The {beta}{sup +}/EC decay of {sup 180}Tl and excited states in the daughter nucleus {sup 180}Hg have been investigated at the CERN On-Line Isotope Mass Separator (ISOLDE) facility. Many new low-lying energy levels were observed in {sup 180}Hg, of which the most significant are the 0{sub 2}{sup +} at 419.6 keV and the 2{sub 2}{sup +} at 601.3 keV. The former is the bandhead of an excited band in {sup 180}Hg assumed originally to be of prolate nature. From the {beta} feeding to the different states in {sup 180}Hg, the ground-state spin of {sup 180}Tl was deduced to be (4{sup -},5{sup -}).

Elseviers, J.; Bree, N.; Diriken, J.; Huyse, M.; Ivanov, O.; Van den Bergh, P.; Van Duppen, P. [Instituut voor Kern- en Stralingsfysica, K.U. Leuven, University of Leuven, BE-3001 Leuven (Belgium); Andreyev, A. N. [Instituut voor Kern- en Stralingsfysica, K.U. Leuven, University of Leuven, BE-3001 Leuven (Belgium); School of Engineering and Science, University of the West of Scotland, Paisley, PA1 2BE, UK and the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA) (United Kingdom); Antalic, S. [Department of Nuclear Physics and Biophysics, Comenius University, SK-84248 Bratislava (Slovakia); Barzakh, A.; Fedorov, D. [Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute, RU-188350 Gatchina (Russian Federation); Cocolios, T. E.; Seliverstov, M. [Instituut voor Kern- en Stralingsfysica, K.U. Leuven, University of Leuven, BE-3001 Leuven (Belgium); ISOLDE,CERN, CH-1211 Geneve 23 (Switzerland); Comas, V. F.; Heredia, J. A. [Gesellschaft fuer Schwerionenforschung, Planckstrasse 1, DE-64291 Darmstadt (Germany); Fedosseyev, V. N.; Marsh, B. A. [EN Department, CERN, CH-1211 Geneve 23 (Switzerland); Franchoo, S. [Institut de Physique Nucleaire, IN2P3-CNRS/Universite Paris-Sud, FR-91406 Orsay Cedex (France); Koester, U. [Institut Laue Langevin, 6 rue Jules Horowitz, FR-38042 Grenoble Cedex 9 (France); Page, R. D. [Department of Physics, Oliver Lodge Laboratory, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 7ZE (United Kingdom)

2011-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Half Life of {sup 101}Mo and {sup 101}Tc beta{sup -}-decay  

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In this work, the half-life of the {sup 155}Sm beta{sup -} decay was determined using enriched {sup 154}Sm samples submitted to irradiation in the IEA-R1 reactor of IPEN; the activity of the samples were followed for 4-5 consecutive half lives using a 198 cm{sup 3} HPGe detector. The data was corrected using a non paralizable dead time correction and fitted to an exponential decay function using a non linear fitting procedure developed on the MatLab platform. The resulting value--T{sub 1/2} = 22.180(26) min--was compatible to the one found in the literature, with a lower uncertainty.

Genezini, Frederico A.; Zahn, Guilherme S.; Zamboni, Cibele B. [Centro do Reator de Pesquisas (CRPq)-Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares (IPEN-CNEN/SP). Av. Linneu Prestes, 2242-Cidade Universitaria, Sao Paulo, SP, 05507-000 (Brazil)

2010-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

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A NEW SEARCH FOR NEUTRINOLESS bb DECAY WITH A THERMAL A. Alessandrello, C. Brofferio, D.V. Camin, O. Cremonesi, E. Fiorini, E. Garcia,  

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1 A NEW SEARCH FOR NEUTRINOLESS bb DECAY WITH A THERMAL DETECTOR A. Alessandrello, C. Brofferio, D collected in 9234 hours of effective running time we improve our limit on neutrinoless double beta decay on this nucleus and excludes a large contribution of the neutrinoless mode to the rate of double beta decay found

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Realistic fission models, new beta-decay half-lives and the r-process in neutron star mergers  

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Almost half of heavy nuclei beyond iron are considered to be produced by rapid neutron capture process (r-process). This process occurs in the neutron-rich environment such as core-collapse supernovae or neutron star mergers, but the main production site is still unknown. In the r-process of neutron star mergers, nuclear fission reactions play an important role. Also beta-decay half-lives of magic nuclei are crucial for the r-process. We have carried out r-process nucleosynthesis calculations based upon new theoretical estimates of fission fragment distributions and new beta-decay half-lives for N=82 nuclei measured at RIBF-RIKEN. We investigate the effect of nuclear fission on abundance patterns in the matter ejected from neutron star mergers with two different fission fragment mass distributions. We also discuss how the new experimental beta-decay half-lives affect the r-process.

Shibagaki, S.; Kajino, T. [Department of Astronomy, Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan and National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, 2-21-1 Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8588 (Japan); Chiba, S. [Research Laboratory for Nuclear Reactors, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, 152-8850 (Japan); Lorusso, G.; Nishimura, S. [RIKEN Nishina Center, 2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198 (Japan); Mathews, G. J. [Center for Astrophysics, Department of Physics, University of Notre Dame, IN 46556 (United States)

2014-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

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D vs d: CP Violation in Beta Decay and Electric Dipole Moments  

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The T-odd correlation coefficient D in nuclear beta decay probes CP violation in many theories beyond the Standard Model. We provide an analysis for how large D can be in light of constraints from electric dipole moment (EDM) searches. We argue that the neutron EDM d_n currently provides the strongest constraint on D, which is 10 - 10^3 times stronger than current direct limits on D (depending on the model). In particular, contributions to D in leptoquark models (previously regarded as "EDM safe") are more constrained than previously thought. Bounds on D can be weakened only by fine-tuned cancellations or if theoretical uncertainties are larger than estimated in d_n. We also study implications for D from mercury and deuteron EDMs.

John Ng; Sean Tulin

2011-11-02T23:59:59.000Z

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D vs d: CP Violation in Beta Decay and Electric Dipole Moments  

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The T-odd correlation coefficient D in nuclear beta decay probes CP violation in many theories beyond the Standard Model. We provide an analysis for how large D can be in light of constraints from electric dipole moment (EDM) searches. We argue that the neutron EDM d_n currently provides the strongest constraint on D, which is 10 - 10^3 times stronger than current direct limits on D (depending on the model). In particular, contributions to D in leptoquark models (previously regarded as "EDM safe") are more constrained than previously thought. Bounds on D can be weakened only by fine-tuned cancellations or if theoretical uncertainties are larger than estimated in d_n. We also study implications for D from mercury and deuteron EDMs.

Ng, John

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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(n,n?[gamma]) reactions in 6?3?,?6?5?Cu and background in 0[nu] [beta] [beta] experiments  

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Measurements of (n, xn?[gamma]) reactions in Cu are important for understanding neutroninduced background for certain underground double beta decay experiments. Neutroninduced gammas are a contribution to background for ...

Perepelitsa, Dennis V

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Structures of {sup 201}Po and {sup 205}Rn from EC/{beta}{sup +}-decay studies  

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Several low-lying excited states in {sub 86}{sup 205}Rn{sub 119} and {sub 84}{sup 201}Po{sub 117} were identified for the first time following EC/{beta}{sup +} decay of {sup 205}Fr and {sup 201}At, respectively, using {gamma}-ray and conversion electron spectroscopy at the CERN isotope separator on-line (ISOLDE) facility. The EC/{beta}{sup +} branch from {sup 205}Fr was measured to be 1.5(2)%. The excited states of the daughter nuclei are understood in terms of the odd nucleon coupling to the neighboring even-even core. The neutron single-particle energies of the p{sub 3/2} orbital relative to the f{sub 5/2} ground state in {sup 205}Rn, and the f{sub 5/2} orbital relative to the p{sub 3/2} ground state in {sup 201}Po, were determined to be 31.4(2) and 5.7(3) keV, respectively. We tentatively identify a (13/2){sup +} isomeric level at 657.1(5) keV in {sup 205}Rn. The systematic behavior of the (13/2){sup +} and (3/2){sup -} levels is also discussed.

Deo, A. Y.; Podolyak, Zs.; Walker, P. M.; Farrelly, G.; Gelletly, W. [Department of Physics, University of Surrey, Guildford GU2 7XH (United Kingdom); Algora, A. [IFIC, CSIC - Universidad de Valencia, E-46071 (Spain); Institute of Nuclear Research of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Debrecen, H-4001 (Hungary); Rubio, B.; Agramunt, J.; Estevez, E. [IFIC, CSIC - Universidad de Valencia, E-46071 (Spain); Fraile, L. M. [Grupo de Fisica Nuclear, Facultad CC. Fisicas, Universidad Complutense, E-28040 Madrid (Spain); Al-Dahan, N. [Department of Physics, University of Surrey, Guildford GU2 7XH (United Kingdom); Department of Physics, University of Kerbala, Kerbala (Iraq); Alkhomashi, N. [Department of Physics, University of Surrey, Guildford GU2 7XH (United Kingdom); KACST, P.O. Box 6086, Riyadh 11442 (Saudi Arabia); Briz, J. A.; Maira, A. [Instituto de Estructura de la Materia, CSIC, E-28006 Madrid (Spain); Herlert, A. [ISOLDE, PH Department, CERN, CH-1211 Geneva (Switzerland); Koester, U. [Institut Laue Langevin, 6 rue Jules Horowitz, F-38042 Grenoble Cedex 9 (France); Singla, S. [Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110 016 (India)

2010-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Two neutrino double ? decay of 100Mo to the 2+ excited state of 100Ru  

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The two neutrino double ? decay of 100Mo for 0+?2+ transition is studied in the projected Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov framework. In our earlier work, the reliability of the intrinsic wave functions has been established for 100Mo and 100Ru by obtaining an overall agreement between the available experimental data and theoretically calculated results for yrast spectra, reduced transition probabilities B(E2:0+?2+), quadrupole moments Q(2+), gyromagnetic factors g(2+), and double Gamow-Teller matrix element for 0+?0+ transition. In the present work, the half-life for 0+?2+ transition T1/22?(0+?2+) has been calculated using the same set of intrinsic wave functions.

K. Chaturvedi, B. M. Dixit, P. K. Rath, and P. K. Raina

2003-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved calculation of the isospin-symmetry-breaking corrections to superallowed Fermi beta decay  

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We report new shell-model calculations of the isospin-symmetry-breaking correction delta(C) to superallowed 0(+)-> 0(+) nuclear beta decay. The most important improvement is the inclusion of core orbitals, which are demonstrated to have a...this leads to small changes in delta(NS) as well. We also examine the new radiative-correction calculation by Marciano and Sirlin and, by a simple reorganization, show that it is possible to preserve the conventional separation into a nucleus-independent "inner" radiative term, Delta(V)(R), and a nucleus-dependent "outer" term, delta(')(R). We tabulate the new values for delta(C),delta(NS), and delta(')(R) for 20 superallowed transitions, including the 13 currently well-studied cases. With these new correction terms, the corrected Ft values for the 13 cases are statistically consistent with one another, and the anomalousness of the (46)V result disappears. These new calculations lead to a lower average (Ft) over bar value and a higher value for V(ud). The sum of squares of the top-row elements of the Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa matrix now agrees exactly with unitarity....

Towner, I. S.; Hardy, John C.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Limit on Neutrinoless ?? Decay of Xe-136 from the First Phase of KamLAND-Zen and Comparison with the Positive Claim in Ge-76  

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We present results from the first phase of the KamLAND-Zen double-beta decay experiment, corresponding to an exposure of 89.5 kg yr of Xe-136. We obtain a lower limit for the neutrinoless double-beta decay half-life of T_{1/2}^{0{\

KamLAND-Zen Collaboration

2012-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Statistical Global Modeling of Beta-Decay Halflives Systematics Using Multilayer Feedforward Neural Networks and Support Vector Machines  

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In this work, the beta-decay halflives problem is dealt as a nonlinear optimization problem, which is resolved in the statistical framework of Machine Learning (LM). Continuing past similar approaches, we have constructed sophisticated Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) and Support Vector Regression Machines (SVMs) for each class with even-odd character in Z and N to global model the systematics of nuclei that decay 100% by the beta-minus-mode in their ground states. The arising large-scale lifetime calculations generated by both types of machines are discussed and compared with each other, with the available experimental data, with previous results obtained with neural networks, as well as with estimates coming from traditional global nuclear models. Particular attention is paid on the estimates for exotic and halo nuclei and we focus to those nuclides that are involved in the r-process nucleosynthesis. It is found that statistical models based on LM can at least match or even surpass the predictive performance of the best conventional models of beta-decay systematics and can complement the latter.

N. J. Costiris; E. Mavrommatis; K. A. Gernoth; J. W. Clark; H. Li

2008-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutrinoless $??$ decay nuclear matrix elements in an isotopic chain  

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We analyze nuclear matrix elements (NME) of neutrinoless double beta decay calculated for the Cadmium isotopes. Energy density functional methods including beyond mean field effects such as symmetry restoration and shape mixing are used. Strong shell effects are found associated to the underlying nuclear structure of the initial and final nuclei. Furthermore, we show that NME for two-neutrino double beta decay evaluated in the closure approximation, $M^{2\

Tomás R. Rodríguez; Gabriel Martínez-Pinedo

2012-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

300

Suggestion for an experiment to search for a massive admixed neutrino in nuclear beta decay by complete kinematic reconstruction of the final state  

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We discuss an experiment to search for a massive admixed neutrino in nuclear beta decay via detection of the recoil nucleus as well as the electron, and hence a complete kinematic reconstruction of the final state.

Guido Finocchiaro and Robert E. Shrock

1992-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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301

The Fermi And Gamov-Teller {beta}-Decay Excitations Of The Scissors Mode 1+ States  

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In this study, the allowed Gamov-Teller (GT) and Fermi {beta} transitions from 1+-state of the odd-odd nuclei to 1+-states are considered. Calculation of the {beta} transition matrix elements is performed in the phonon description and an analytical expressions for MF and MGT matrix elements are obtained for the first time.

Yildirm, Z.; Ertugral, F.; Kuliev, A. A. [Sakarya University, Physics Department, Adapazari (Turkey); Guliyev, E. [Institute of Physics, National Academy of Sciences, Baku (Azerbaijan)

2007-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

302

Physics with a very first low-energy beta-beam  

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We describe the importance of having low-energy (10-100 MeV) neutrino beams produced through the decay of boosted radioactive ions (``beta-beams''). We focus on the interest for neutrino-nucleus interaction studies and their impact for astrophysics, nuclear and particle physics. In particular, we discuss the relation to neutrinoless double-beta decay. Finally, we mention the status as far as the feasibility of low-energy beta-beams is concerned.

Cristina Volpe

2005-10-18T23:59:59.000Z

303

Neutron \\beta-decay as the origin of IceCube's PeV (anti)neutrinos  

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Motivated by the indications of a possible deficit of muon tracks in the first three-year equivalent dataset of IceCube we investigate the possibility that the astrophysical (anti)neutrino flux (in the PeV energy range) could originate from \\beta-decay of relativistic neutrons. We show that to accommodate IceCube observations it is necessary that only \\sim 10% of the emitted cosmic rays in the energy decade 10^{8.5} \\alt E_{CR}/GeV \\alt 10^{9.5}$, yielding antineutrinos on Earth (10^{5.5} \\alt E_{\\bar \

Anchordoqui, Luis A

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

Negative-parity states and {beta} decays in odd Ho and Dy nuclei with A=151,153  

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We investigated the negative-parity states and electromagnetic transitions in {sup 151,153}Ho and {sup 151,153}Dy within the framework of the interacting boson fermion model 2 (IBFM-2). Spin assignments for some states with uncertain spin are made based on this calculation. Calculated excitation energies, electromagnetic transitions, and branching ratios are compared with available experimental data and a good agreement is obtained. The model wave functions were used to study {beta} decays from Ho to Dy isotones, and the calculated logft values are close to the experimental data.

Al-Khudair, Falih H. [Department of Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China); Center of Nuclear Theory, Lanzhou Heavy Ion National Laboratory, Lanzhou 730000 (China); Department of Physics, College of Education, Basrah University, Basrah (Iraq); Long Guilu [Department of Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China); Center of Nuclear Theory, Lanzhou Heavy Ion National Laboratory, Lanzhou 730000 (China); Sun Yang [Department of Physics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240 (China); Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana 46556 (United States)

2008-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

305

Almost Maximal Lepton Mixing with Large T Violation in Neutrino Oscillations and Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay  

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We point out two simple but instructive possibilities to construct the charged lepton and neutrino mass matrices, from which the nearly bi-maximal neutrino mixing with large T violation can naturally emerge. The two lepton mixing scenarios are compatible very well with current experimental data on solar and atmospheric neutrino oscillations, and one of them may lead to an observable T-violating asymmetry between \

Zhi-zhong Xing

2001-07-02T23:59:59.000Z

306

SciTech Connect: Searching for neutrinoless double-beta decay...  

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V.; Rosenfeld, C.; Rusconi, C.; Sala, E.; Sangiorgio, S.; Scielzo, N. D.; Sisti, M.; Smith, A. R.; Taffarello, L.; Tenconi, M.; Terranova, F.; Tian, W. D.; Tomei, C.;...

307

Surface adsorption and resonance ionization spectroscopy for barium identification in neutrinoless double beta decay experiments.  

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??Neutrinos are the only elementary particle that could have particle-antiparticle duality, called Majorana nature. If neutrinos do indeed have this property, it could be measured… (more)

Stanford University, Department of Physics

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

Phenomenology Of Sterile Neutrinos At Different Mass Scales: Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay And Neutrino Oscillations.  

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??The existence of neutrino oscillation is the first evidence of physics beyond the Standard Model. It proves that neutrinos are massive and motivates the study… (more)

WONG, CHAN,FAI

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

Exploring the Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay in the Inverted Neutrino Hierarchy with Bolometric Detectors  

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keV] Light [keV] Energy [keV] / ndf p0 p1 4.518e-05 ±Light  Detector   Light   Thermometer   Energy   release  S1_LvsH S1_LvsH Po c) smeared ? source Energy [keV] Light [

Artusa, D. R.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

A Diffusion Cloud Chamber Study of Very Slow Mesons. II. Beta Decay of the Muon  

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The spectrum of electrons arising from the decay of the negative mu meson has been determined. The muons are arrested in the gas of a high pressure hydrogen filled diffusion cloud chamber. The momenta of the decay electrons are determined from their curvature in a magnetic field of 7750 gauss. The spectrum of 415 electrons has been analyzed according to the theory of Michel.

Lederman, L. M.; Sargent, C. P.; Rinehart, M.; Rogers, K.

1955-03-00T23:59:59.000Z

311

Evidence for O+ and 1- Levels in U234 Populated in the One-Minute Beta Decay of Pa234  

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A directional correlation measurement has been performed on the 250-kev vs (751+795)-kev composite cascade in U234 following the 24-day beta decay of Th234 and the subsequent one-minute beta decay of Pa234. The "770"-kev (751+795 kev) composite photopeak spectrum coincident with the 250-kev gamma ray was displayed on a multichannel pulse-height analyzer for different positions of the scintillation counters. From these spectra the directional correlations between the 250-kev gamma ray and the lower and upper sides of the 770-kev composite line were measured. The results together with other measurements are consistent with assignments of multipolarity E1 to the 250-, 751-, and 795-kev gamma rays and spin and parity assignments 0+-1--2+ and 0+-1--0+ to the levels involved in the 250-751 kev and 250-795 kev gamma-gamma cascades, respectively. Thus new levels are proposed at 795 and 1046 kev with spin and parity 1- and 0+, respectively.

G. T. Wood

1960-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

312

New analysis of O-14 beta decay: Branching ratios and conserved vector current consistency  

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The ground-state Gamow-Teller transition in the decay of O-14 is strongly hindered and the electron spectrum shape deviates markedly from the allowed shape. A reanalysis of the only available data on this spectrum changes the branching ratio...

Towner, IS; Hardy, John C.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

Beta decay energies and nuclear masses of148Ba,148La and151Pr  

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The?-decay energy of the neutron-rich isotopes148Ba,148La and151Pr has been measured at the Institute Laue-Langevin (ILL). The148Ba- and148La-nuclei were produced using a high-temperature ion source at the OSTIS ...

M. Graefenstedt; P. Jürgens; U. Keyser…

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

l-forbidden Gamow-Teller beta decay of Cu-57  

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.768, 1.113, 2.443, and 3.007 MeV are observed in addition to the superallowed decay to the ground state of Ni-57. The, measured branching ratio to the ground state is 89.9 +/- 0.8% and the branching ratios to the four excited states are 0.94 +/- 0.09%, 8...

Semon, D. R.; Allen, MC; Dejbakhsh, H.; Gagliardi, Carl A.; Hale, SE; Jiang, J.; Trache, L.; Tribble, Robert E.; Yennello, SJ; Xu, HM; Zhou, XG; Brown, BA.

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

315

Weak reactions with light nuclei - 6He beta-decay as a test case for the nuclear weak current  

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We present a microscopic calculation of the 6He beta-decay into the ground state of 6Li. To this end we use the impulse approximation to describe the nuclear weak current. The ground state wave functions are obtained from the solution of the nuclear 6-body problem. The nucleonnucleon interaction is described via the J-matrix inverse scattering potential (JISP), and the nuclear problem is solved using the hyperspherical-harmonics approach. This approach results in numerical accuracy of about 2 per mil in the transition matrix element. Bearing in mind that the contribution of meson-exchange currents to the transition matrix element is about 5%, these results pave the way for accurate estimation of their effect.

Doron Gazit; Sergey Vaintraub; Nir Barnea

2009-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

316

2\\beta + \\gamma from B^0 to D^\\mp K^0 \\pi^\\pm Decays at BaBar: aSimulation Study  

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The authors present the results of a simulation study to perform the extraction of 2{beta} + {gamma} from B{sup 0} {yields} D{sup {-+}}K{sup 0}{pi}{sup {+-}} decays through a time-dependent Dalitz analysis of BaBar data.

Polci, Francesco; Schune, Marie-Helene; Stocchi, Achille; /Orsay, LAL

2007-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

317

Superallowed 0+ --> 0+ nuclear beta decays: 2014 critical survey, with precise results for Vud and CKM unitarity  

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A new critical survey is presented of all half-life, decay-energy and branching-ratio measurements related to 20 superallowed 0+ --> 0+ beta decays. Included are 222 individual measurements of comparable precision obtained from 177 published references. Compared with our last review in 2008, we have added results from 24 new publications and eliminated 9 references, the results from which having been superseded by much more precise modern data. We obtain world-average ft-values for each of the eighteen transitions that have a complete set of data, then apply radiative and isospin-symmetry-breaking corrections to extract corrected Ft values. Fourteen of these Ft values now have a precision of order 0.1% or better. In the process of obtaining these results we carefully evaluate the available calculations of the isospin-symmetry-breaking corrections by testing the extent to which they lead to Ft values consistent with conservation of the vector current (CVC). Only one set of calculations satisfactorily meets thi...

Hardy, J C

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

Superallowed 0+ --> 0+ nuclear beta decays: 2014 critical survey, with precise results for Vud and CKM unitarity  

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A new critical survey is presented of all half-life, decay-energy and branching-ratio measurements related to 20 superallowed 0+ --> 0+ beta decays. Included are 222 individual measurements of comparable precision obtained from 177 published references. Compared with our last review in 2008, we have added results from 24 new publications and eliminated 9 references, the results from which having been superseded by much more precise modern data. We obtain world-average ft-values for each of the eighteen transitions that have a complete set of data, then apply radiative and isospin-symmetry-breaking corrections to extract corrected Ft values. Fourteen of these Ft values now have a precision of order 0.1% or better. In the process of obtaining these results we carefully evaluate the available calculations of the isospin-symmetry-breaking corrections by testing the extent to which they lead to Ft values consistent with conservation of the vector current (CVC). Only one set of calculations satisfactorily meets this condition. The resultant average Ft value, when combined with the muon liftime, yields the up-down quark-mixing element of the Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa (CKM) matrix, Vud = 0.97417 +/- 0.00021. The unitarity test on the top row of the matrix becomes |Vud|^2 + |Vus|^2 + |Vub|^2 = 0.99978 +/- 0.00055 if the Particle Data Group recommended value for Vus is used. However, recent lattice QCD calculations, not included yet in the PDG evaluation, have introduced some inconsistency into kaon-decay measurements of Vus and Vus/Vud. We examine the impact of these new results on the unitarity test and conclude that there is no evidence of any statistically significant violation of unitarity. Finally, from the Ft-value data we also set limits on the possible existence of scalar interactions.

J. C. Hardy; I. S. Towner

2014-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Publisher's note: Branching ratios for the beta decay of Na-21 (vol 74, pg 015501, 2006)  

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, Y. Zhai, and I. S. Towner (Received 31 July 2006; published 11 August 2006) DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevC.74.029901 PACS number(s): 27.30.+t, 23.40.?s, 99.10.Fg This paper was published online on 14 July 2006 with formatting errors in Eqs. (7) and (9...PHYSICAL REVIEW C 74, 029901(E) (2006) Publisher?s Note: Branching ratios for the ? decay of 21Na [Phys. Rev. C 74, 015501 (2006)] V. E. Iacob, J. C. Hardy, C. A. Gagliardi, J. Goodwin, N. Nica, H. I. Park, G. Tabacaru, L. Trache, R. E. Tribble...

Iacob, V. E.; Hardy, John C.; Gagliardi, Carl A.; Goodwin, J.; Nica, N.; Park, H. I.; Tabacaru, G.; Trache, L.; Tribble, Robert E.; Zhai, Y.; Towner, I. S.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

Nuclear Shell Structure and Beta Decay I. Odd A Nuclei II. Even A Nuclei  

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In Part I a systematics is given of all transitions for odd A nuclei for which sufficiently reliable data are available. The allowed or forbidden characters of the transitions are correlated with the positions of the initial and final odd nucleon groups in the nuclear shell scheme. The nuclear shells show definite characteristics with respect to parity of the ground states. The latter is the same as the one obtained from known spins and magnetic moments in a one-particle interpretation. In Part II a systematics of the beta transitions of even-A nuclei is given. An interpretation of the character of the transitions in terms of nuclear shell structure is achieved on the hypothesis that the odd nucleon groups have the same structure as in odd-A nuclei, together with a simple coupling rule between the neutron and proton groups in odd-odd nuclei.

Mayer, M.G.; Moszkowski, S.A.; Nordheim, L.W.

1951-05-00T23:59:59.000Z

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NEUTRINOLESS DOUBLE-DECAY Revised August 2011 by P. Vogel (Caltech) and A. Piepke  

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calculations are needed to deduce m from the decay rate. While G0 can be calculated reliably, the computation analysis. Since rates for the more conventional 2 decay serve to calibrate the nuclear theory, results for this process are also given. Oscillation experiments utilizing atmospheric-, accelerator-, solar-, and reactor

322

NEUTRINOLESS DOUBLE-DECAY Revised August 2009 by P. Vogel (Caltech) and A. Piepke  

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calculations are needed to deduce m from the decay rate. While G0 can be calculated reliably, the computation analysis. Since rates for the more conventional 2 decay serve to calibrate the nuclear theory, results for this process are also given. Oscillation experiments utilizing atmospheric-, accelerator-, solar-, and reactor

323

Study of Rare B Meson Decays Related to the CKM Angle Beta at BaBar  

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This study reports measurements of the branching fractions of B meson decays to {eta}{prime}K{sup +}, {eta}{prime}K{sup 0}, {omega}{pi}{sup +}, {omega}K{sup +}, and {omega}K{sup 0}. Charge asymmetries are measured for the charged modes and the time-dependent CP-violation parameters S and C are measured for the neutral modes. The results are based on a data sample of 347 fb{sup -1} containing 383 million B{bar B} pairs recorded by the BABAR detector at the PEP-II asymmetric-energy e+e- storage ring located at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. Statistically significant signals are observed for all channels with the following results: B(B{sup +} {yields} {eta}{prime}K{sup +}) = (70.0{+-}1.5{+-}2.8)x10{sup -6}, B(B{sup 0} {yields} {eta}{prime}K{sup 0}) = (66.6{+-}2.6{+-}2.8)x10{sup -6}, B(B{sup +} {yields} {omega}{pi}{sup +}) = (6.7{+-}0.5{+-}0.4)x10{sup -6}, B(B{sup +} {yields} {omega}K{sup +}) = (6.3{+-}0.5{+-}0.3)x10-6, and B(B{sup 0} {yields} ?K0) = (5.6{+-}0.8{+-}0.3)x10-6, where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second is systematic. We measure A{sub ch}({eta}{prime}K{sup +}) = +0.010{+-}0.022{+-}0.006, A{sub ch}({omega}{pi}{sup +}) = -0.02{+-}0.08{+-}0.01, A{sub ch}({omega}K{sup +}) = -0.01{+-}0.07{+-}0.01, S{sub {eta}{prime}K{sup 0}{sub S}} = 0.56{+-}0.12{+-}0.02, C{sub {eta}{prime}K{sup 0}{sub S}} = -0.24 {+-} 0.08 {+-} 0.03, S{sub {omega}{prime}K{sup 0}{sub S}} = 0.62+0.25 -0.29 {+-} 0.02, and C{sub {omega}{prime}K{sup 0}{sub S}} = -0.39+0.25 -0.24 {+-} 0.03. The result in S{sub {eta}{prime}K{sup 0}{sub S}} contributes to the published measurement from BABAR, which differs from zero by 5.5 standard deviations and is the first observation of mixing-induced CP-violation in a charmless B decay.

Ulmer, Keith; /Amherst Coll.

2007-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

324

New limits for neutrinoless tau decays  

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double beta decays, neutrino oscillations, Z!l11l22 decays, and other rare pro- cesses. In particular, there are strict limits on muon neutrino- less decays: B(m!eg),4.9310211 and B(m!eee),2.4 310212 at 90% confidence level @18#. However, lepton num- ber... particles and on the new coupling constants. The most optimistic branching fraction predictions are at the level of about 1026. Constraints on lepton flavor violation come from studies of rare and forbidden K , p, and m decays, e-m conversions, neutrinoless...

Ammar, Raymond G.; Baringer, Philip S.; Bean, Alice; Besson, David Zeke; Coppage, Don; Darling, C.; Davis, Robin E. P.; Kotov, S.; Kravchenko, I.; Kwak, Nowhan; Zhou, L.

1998-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

Quantum resonances and time decay for a double-barrier model  

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Here we consider the time evolution of a one-dimensional quantum system with a double barrier given by a couple of two repulsive Dirac's deltas. In such a "pedagogical" model we give, by means of the theory of quantum resonances, the explicit expression of the dominant terms of $$, where $H$ is the double-barrier Hamiltonian operator and where $\\psi$ and $\\phi$ are two test functions.

Andrea Sacchetti

2014-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

326

NEUTRINOLESS DOUBLE-DECAY Revised August 2011 by P. Vogel (Caltech) and A. Piepke  

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calculations are needed to deduce m from the decay rate. While G0 can be calculated reliably, the computation. Where possible, we reference the nuclear matrix elements used in the subsequent analysis. Since rates given. Oscillation experiments utilizing atmospheric-, accelerator-, solar-, and reactor

327

Search for bb decay with NEMO 3 and SuperNEMO experiments  

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NEMO 3 is a double beta decay experiment. A part of low background data was analysed, preliminary result on bb2nu decay of 130Te obtained: T_{1/2} = 7.6 \\+- 1.5(stat) +- 0.8(syst) * 10^{20} y$. No bb0nu signal was observed: T_{1/2}^{0\

V. Vasiliev; for the NEMO 3; SuperNEMO Collaborations

2007-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

328

arXiv:0706.1732v2[hep-ph]11Jul2007 NUHEP-TH/07-06 GeV Seesaw, Accidentally Small Neutrino Masses, and Higgs Decays to Neutrinos  

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mixing and will provide important input for interpretation of next-generation neutrinoless double beta decay experiments. Measurement of the mass hierarchy is important input to the search for leptonic CP

329

Ultra-high frequency photoconductivity decay in GaAs/Ge/GaAs double heterostructure grown by molecular beam epitaxy  

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GaAs/Ge/GaAs double heterostructures (DHs) were grown in-situ using two separate molecular beam epitaxy chambers. High-resolution x-ray rocking curve demonstrates a high-quality GaAs/Ge/GaAs heterostructure by observing Pendelloesung oscillations. The kinetics of the carrier recombination in Ge/GaAs DHs were investigated using photoconductivity decay measurements by the incidence excitation from the front and back side of 15 nm GaAs/100 nm Ge/0.5 {mu}m GaAs/(100)GaAs substrate structure. High-minority carrier lifetimes of 1.06-1.17 {mu}s were measured when excited from the front or from the back of the Ge epitaxial layer, suggests equivalent interface quality of GaAs/Ge and Ge/GaAs. Wavelength-dependent minority carrier recombination properties are explained by the wavelength-dependent absorption coefficient of Ge.

Hudait, M. K.; Zhu, Y. [Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061 (United States)] [Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061 (United States); Johnston, S. W. [National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado 80401 (United States)] [National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado 80401 (United States); Maurya, D.; Priya, S. [Center for Energy Harvesting Materials and Systems (CEHMS), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061 (United States)] [Center for Energy Harvesting Materials and Systems (CEHMS), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061 (United States); Umbel, R. [Materials Science and Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061 (United States)] [Materials Science and Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061 (United States)

2013-03-04T23:59:59.000Z

330

Effects of orbital occupancies on the neutrinoless beta-beta matrix element of 76Ge  

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In this work we use the recently measured neutron occupancies in the 76Ge and 76Se nuclei as a guideline to define the neutron quasiparticle states in the 1p0f0g shell. We define the proton quasiparticles by inspecting the odd-mass nuclei adjacent to 76Ge and 76Se. We insert the resulting quasiparticles in a proton-neutron quasiparticle random-phase approximation (pnQRPA) calculation of the nuclear matrix element of the neutrinoless double beta (0-nu-beta-beta) decay of 76Ge. A realistic model space and effective microscopic two-nucleon interactions are used. We include the nucleon-nucleon short-range correlations and other relevant corrections at the nucleon level. It is found that the resulting 0-nu-beta-beta matrix element is smaller than in the previous pnQRPA calculations, and closer to the recently reported shell-model results.

J. Suhonen; O. Civitarese

2008-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

331

Double Gamow-Teller matrix elements in the germanium region  

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The matrix elements involved in the double-beta-decay process for the nuclei Ge76 and Se82 are calculated in terms of the variational wave functions resulting from realistic effective interactions operating in the unrestricted (2p1/2, 2p3/2, 1f5/2, 1g9/2)?,? configuration space.

S. K. Sharma, G. Mukherjee, and P. K. Rath

1990-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

332

Large Scale Computing and Storage Requirements for Nuclear Physics Research  

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neutrino matrix. Neutrinoless double beta decay experiments,process called neutrinoless double beta decay in nuclei,

Gerber, Richard A.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

A measurement of the 2 neutrino double beta decay rate of Te-130 in the CUORICINO experiment  

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CUORICINO in the LNGS underground facility Circuit used forin the LNGS underground facility. Natural radioactivity in

Kogler, Laura

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

A measurement of the 2 neutrino double beta decay rate of 130Te in the CUORICINO experiment  

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CUORICINO in the LNGS underground facility Circuit used forin the LNGS underground facility. Natural radioactivity in

Kogler, Laura Katherine

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

Search for neutrinoless double beta decay of ¹¹?Cd and ?²Se and calorimeter simulations for the SuperNEMO experiment.  

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??Using the NEMO-3 detector, 410.4 g of ¹¹?Cd with a total exposure of 1.65 kg• y and 932 g of ?²Se with a total exposure… (more)

Liptak, Zachary John

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

Measurement of the Double-Beta Decay Half-life of 136Xe in KamLAND-Zen  

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by fallout from the Fukushima-I reactor accident in Marchof detector materials by Fukushima fallout, which includeCo are not detected near Fukushima or our soil samples, we

Gando, A.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

The possible test of the calculations of nuclear matrix elements of the $(??)_{0?}$-decay  

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The existing calculations of the nuclear matrix elements of the neutrinoless double $\\beta$-decay differ by about a factor three. This uncertainty prevents quantitative interpretation of the results of experiments searching for this process. We suggest here that the observation of the neutrinoless double $\\beta$-decay of {\\em several} nuclei could allow to test calculations of the nuclear matrix elements through the comparison of the ratios of the calculated lifetimes with experimental data. It is shown that the ratio of the lifetimes is very sensitive to different models.

S. M. Bilenky; J. A. Grifols

2002-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

338

Isospin-breaking corrections to superallowed Fermi beta-decay in isospin- and angular-momentum-projected nuclear Density Functional Theory  

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Background: The superallowed beta-decay rates provide stringent constraints on physics beyond the Standard Model of particle physics. To extract crucial information about the electroweak force, small isospin-breaking corrections to the Fermi matrix element of superallowed transitions must be applied. Purpose: We perform systematic calculations of isospin-breaking corrections to superallowed beta-decays and estimate theoretical uncertainties related to the basis truncation, time-odd polarization effects related to the intrinsic symmetry of the underlying Slater determinants, and to the functional parametrization. Methods: We use the self-consistent isospin- and angular-momentum-projected nuclear density functional theory employing two density functionals derived from the density independent Skyrme interaction. Pairing correlations are ignored. Our framework can simultaneously describe various effects that impact matrix elements of the Fermi decay: symmetry breaking, configuration mixing, and long-range Coulomb polarization. Results: The isospin-breaking corrections to the I=0+,T=1 --> I=0+,T=1 pure Fermi transitions are computed for nuclei from A=10 to A=98 and, for the first time, to the Fermi branch of the I,T=1/2 --> I,T=1/2 transitions in mirror nuclei from A=11 to A=49. We carefully analyze various model assumptions impacting theoretical uncertainties of our calculations and provide theoretical error bars on our predictions. Conclusions: The overall agreement with empirical isospin-breaking corrections is very satisfactory. Using computed isospin-breaking corrections we show that the unitarity of the CKM matrix is satisfied with a precision better than 0.1%.

W. Satula; J. Dobaczewski; W. Nazarewicz; T. R. Werner

2012-10-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Decay of Np241  

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The decay of a 16-minute neptunium activity attributed to Np241 has been studied with anthracene and sodium iodide scintillation counters. The principal mode of decay appears to be a beta group decaying to the ground state of Pu241 with a beta end-point energy of 1.36±0.10 Mev.

R. Vandenbosch

1959-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear-atomic state degeneracy in neutrinoless double-electron capture: A unique test for a Majorana-neutrino  

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There is a general consensus that detection of a double-beta decay without any neutrino involved would mark physics beyond the Standard Model. This is because in such decay modes lepton number conservation would be violated and the neutrino would reveal itself as being its own antiparticle, thereby of Majorana type. So far, the experimental focus has mostly been on the double beta minus decay variant, where one attempts to measure the spectrum of the two emitted electrons. A discrete line at the endpoint energy marks the unique signature for a Majorana neutrino. Little attention has been given to alternative decay modes in double-beta decay. In this note we show that there is at least one case in the periodic table, where the parent in the neutrinoless double-electron capture process is nearly degenerate with an excited state in the daughter, leading to a possible enhancement of the decay rate by several orders of magnitude. It is the nucleus 74-Se, which has this unique property. Furthermore, there is an easy to detect 2 gamma-ray decay cascade in 74-Ge, which follows the zero-neutrino double electron capture, and which by its mere detection provides unique signature of the Majorana neutrino.

D. Frekers

2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Shape Transitional Nuclei: What can we learn from the Yrare States? or Hello the Double Vacuum; Goodbye {beta}-vibrations{exclamation_point}  

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The results of our measurements on the yrare states up to spin 20({Dirac_h}/2{pi}) in {sup 152,154,155}Gd, using ({alpha},xn) reactions and the AFRODITE {gamma}-ray spectrometer, are presented. We find that in {sup 155}Gd the decay scheme is divided into levels feeding the [505]11/2{sup -} band, that is extruded by the prolate deformation from the h{sub 11/2} orbital, and levels feeding the i{sub 13/2}[651]3/2{sup +} intruder orbital and the h{sub 9/2}[521]3/2{sup -} orbital. The decay scheme of {sup 154}Gd is very complex. We find no evidence for the existence of {beta}-vibrational levels below 1.5 MeV. We discover that the level scheme can be best understood as a set of collective states built on the ground state configuration |0{sub 1}{sup +}> plus a 'congruent' set of collective states based on the |0{sub 2}{sup +}> state at 681 keV. The data suggest that this second vacuum has reduced pairing. Our data do not support IBA and phonon interpretations of these transitional nuclei.

Sharpey-Schafer, J. F. [University of Western Cape, Department of Physics, P/B X17, Bellville, ZA-7535 (South Africa); University of Zululand, Department of Physics and Engineering, P/B X1001, Kwa Dlangezwa, ZA-3886 (South Africa); iThemba Laboratory for Accelerator Based Sciences, PO Box 722, Somerset-West, ZA-7129 (South Africa); Mullins, S. M.; Bark, R. A.; Gueorguieva, E.; Kau, J.; Komati, F.; Lawrie, J. J.; Murray, S. H. T.; Ncapayi, N. J. [iThemba Laboratory for Accelerator Based Sciences, PO Box 722, Somerset-West, ZA-7129 (South Africa); Maine, P. [University of Western Cape, Department of Physics, P/B X17, Bellville, ZA-7535 (South Africa); iThemba Laboratory for Accelerator Based Sciences, PO Box 722, Somerset-West, ZA-7129 (South Africa); Minkova, A. [Faculty of Physics, St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia, Sofia 1164 (Bulgaria); Vymers, P. [University of Western Cape, Department of Physics, P/B X17, Bellville, ZA-7535 (South Africa)

2008-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Search for the second forbidden beta decay of 8B to the ground state of 8Be  

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A significant decay branch of 8B to the ground state of 8Be would extend the solar neutrino spectrum to higher energies than anticipated in the standard solar models. These high-energy neutrinos would affect current neutrino oscillation results and also would be a background to measurements of the hep process. We have measured the delayed alpha particles from the decay of 8B, with the goal of observing the two 46-keV alpha particles arising from the ground-state decay. The 8B was produced using an in-flight radioactive beam technique. It was implanted in a silicon PIN-diode detector that was capable of identifying the alpha-particles from the 8Be ground state. From this measurement we find an upper limit (at 90% confidence level) of 7.3 x 10^{-5} for the branching ratio to the ground state. In addition to describing this measurement, we present a theoretical calculation for this branching ratio.

M. K. Bacrania; N. M. Boyd; R. G. H. Robertson; D. W. Storm

2007-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

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International Workshop onInternational Workshop on Low Temperature Detectors (LTD-11)Low Temperature Detectors (LTD-11) Takeda Hall, University of Tokyo, JAPANTakeda Hall, University of Tokyo, JAPAN  

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measurement ( decay)decay) neutrinoless double beta decay (neutrinoless double beta decay (--00) searchesIndirect neutrino mass measurement Neutrinoless Double Beta DecayNeutrinoless Double Beta Decay ((AA,, ZZ)) ((AA

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Measurement of the CP-violating phase $\\beta$ in $B^0\\rightarrow J/\\psi \\pi^+\\pi^-$ decays and limits on penguin effects  

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Time-dependent CP violation is measured in the $B^0\\rightarrow J/\\psi\\pi^+\\pi^-$ channel for each $\\pi^+\\pi^-$ resonant final state using data collected with an integrated luminosity of 3.0 fb$^{-1}$ in $pp$ collisions using the LHCb detector. The final state with the largest rate, $J/\\psi\\rho^0(770)$, is used to measure the CP-violating angle $2\\beta^{\\rm eff}$ to be $(41.7\\pm 9.6_{-6.3}^{+2.8})^{\\circ}$. This result can be used to limit the size of penguin amplitude contributions to CP violation measurements in, for example, $B_s^0\\rightarrow J/\\psi\\phi$ decays. Assuming approximate SU(3) flavour symmetry and neglecting higher order diagrams, the shift in the CP-violating phase $\\phi_s$ is limited to be within the interval [$-1.05^\\circ$, +$1.18^\\circ$] at 95% confidence level. Changes to the limit due to SU(3) symmetry breaking effects are also discussed.

Aaij, Roel; LHCb Collaboration; Adinolfi, Marco; Affolder, Anthony; Ajaltouni, Ziad; Akar, Simon; Albrecht, Johannes; Alessio, Federico; Alexander, Michael; Ali, Suvayu; Alkhazov, Georgy; Alvarez Cartelle, Paula; Alves Jr, Antonio Augusto; Amato, Sandra; Amerio, Silvia; Amhis, Yasmine; An, Liupan; Anderlini, Lucio; Anderson, Jonathan; Andreassen, Rolf; Andreotti, Mirco; Andrews, Jason; Appleby, Robert; Aquines Gutierrez, Osvaldo; Archilli, Flavio; Artamonov, Alexander; Artuso, Marina; Aslanides, Elie; Auriemma, Giulio; Baalouch, Marouen; Bachmann, Sebastian; Back, John; Badalov, Alexey; Baesso, Clarissa; Baldini, Wander; Barlow, Roger; Barschel, Colin; Barsuk, Sergey; Barter, William; Batozskaya, Varvara; Battista, Vincenzo; Bay, Aurelio; Beaucourt, Leo; Beddow, John; Bedeschi, Franco; Bediaga, Ignacio; Belogurov, Sergey; Belous, Konstantin; Belyaev, Ivan; Ben-Haim, Eli; Bencivenni, Giovanni; Benson, Sean; Benton, Jack; Berezhnoy, Alexander; Bernet, Roland; Bertolin, Alessandro; Bettler, Marc-Olivier; van Beuzekom, Martinus; Bien, Alexander; Bifani, Simone; Bird, Thomas; Bizzeti, Andrea; Bjørnstad, Pål Marius; Blake, Thomas; Blanc, Frédéric; Blouw, Johan; Blusk, Steven; Bocci, Valerio; Bondar, Alexander; Bondar, Nikolay; Bonivento, Walter; Borghi, Silvia; Borgia, Alessandra; Borsato, Martino; Bowcock, Themistocles; Bowen, Espen Eie; Bozzi, Concezio; Brett, David; Britsch, Markward; Britton, Thomas; Brodzicka, Jolanta; Brook, Nicholas; Bursche, Albert; Buytaert, Jan; Cadeddu, Sandro; Calabrese, Roberto; Calvi, Marta; Calvo Gomez, Miriam; Campana, Pierluigi; Campora Perez, Daniel; Carbone, Angelo; Carboni, Giovanni; Cardinale, Roberta; Cardini, Alessandro; Carson, Laurence; Carvalho Akiba, Kazuyoshi; Casanova Mohr, Raimon; Casse, Gianluigi; Cassina, Lorenzo; Castillo Garcia, Lucia; Cattaneo, Marco; Cauet, Christophe; Cenci, Riccardo; Charles, Matthew; Charpentier, Philippe; Chefdeville, Maximilien; Chen, Shanzhen; Cheung, Shu-Faye; Chiapolini, Nicola; Chrzaszcz, Marcin; Cid Vidal, Xabier; Ciezarek, Gregory; Clarke, Peter; Clemencic, Marco; Cliff, Harry; Closier, Joel; Coco, Victor; Cogan, Julien; Cogneras, Eric; Cogoni, Violetta; Cojocariu, Lucian; Collazuol, Gianmaria; Collins, Paula; Comerma-Montells, Albert; Contu, Andrea; Cook, Andrew; Coombes, Matthew; Coquereau, Samuel; Corti, Gloria; Corvo, Marco; Counts, Ian; Couturier, Benjamin; Cowan, Greig; Craik, Daniel Charles; Crocombe, Andrew Christopher; Cruz Torres, Melissa Maria; Cunliffe, Samuel; Currie, Robert; D'Ambrosio, Carmelo; Dalseno, Jeremy; David, Pascal; David, Pieter; Davis, Adam; De Bruyn, Kristof; De Capua, Stefano; De Cian, Michel; De Miranda, Jussara; De Paula, Leandro; De Silva, Weeraddana; De Simone, Patrizia; Dean, Cameron Thomas; Decamp, Daniel; Deckenhoff, Mirko; Del Buono, Luigi; Déléage, Nicolas; Derkach, Denis; Deschamps, Olivier; Dettori, Francesco; Di Canto, Angelo; Di Domenico, Antonio; Dijkstra, Hans; Donleavy, Stephanie; Dordei, Francesca; Dorigo, Mirco; Dosil Suárez, Alvaro; Dossett, David; Dovbnya, Anatoliy; Dreimanis, Karlis; Dujany, Giulio; Dupertuis, Frederic; Durante, Paolo; Dzhelyadin, Rustem; Dziurda, Agnieszka; Dzyuba, Alexey; Easo, Sajan; Egede, Ulrik; Egorychev, Victor; Eidelman, Semen; Eisenhardt, Stephan; Eitschberger, Ulrich; Ekelhof, Robert; Eklund, Lars; El Rifai, Ibrahim; Elsasser, Christian; Ely, Scott; Esen, Sevda; Evans, Hannah Mary; Evans, Timothy; Falabella, Antonio; Färber, Christian; Farinelli, Chiara; Farley, Nathanael; Farry, Stephen; Fay, Robert; Ferguson, Dianne; Fernandez Albor, Victor; Ferreira Rodrigues, Fernando; Ferro-Luzzi, Massimiliano; Filippov, Sergey; Fiore, Marco; Fiorini, Massimiliano; Firlej, Miroslaw; Fitzpatrick, Conor; Fiutowski, Tomasz; Fol, Philip; Fontana, Marianna; Fontanelli, Flavio; Forty, Roger; Francisco, Oscar; Frank, Markus; Frei, Christoph; Frosini, Maddalena; Fu, Jinlin; Furfaro, Emiliano; Gallas Torreira, Abraham; Galli, Domenico; Gallorini, Stefano; Gambetta, Silvia; Gandelman, Miriam; Gandini, Paolo; Gao, Yuanning; García Pardiñas, Julián; Garofoli, Justin; Garra Tico, Jordi; Garrido, Lluis; Gascon, David; Gaspar, Clara; Gastaldi, Ugo; Gauld, Rhorry; Gavardi, Laura; Gazzoni, Giulio; Geraci, Angelo; Gersabeck, Evelina; Gersabeck, Marco; Gershon, Timothy; Ghez, Philippe; Gianelle, Alessio; Gianì, Sebastiana; Gibson, Valerie; Giubega, Lavinia-Helena; Gligorov, Vladimir; Göbel, Carla; Golubkov, Dmitry; Golutvin, Andrey; Gomes, Alvaro; Gotti, Claudio; Grabalosa Gándara, Marc; Graciani Diaz, Ricardo; Granado Cardoso, Luis Alberto; Graugés, Eugeni; Graverini, Helena

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DUSEL-related Science at LBNL -- Program and Opportunities  

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3 Neutrinoless double beta decay 3.1dark matter and neutrinoless double beta decay searches. Theparticular, neutrinoless double beta decay, and accelerator-

Bauer, Christian

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Taming the Runaway Problem of Inflationary Landscapes  

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Predictions on the neutrinoless double beta decay from thethe rate of neutrinoless double beta decay and, in the caseon the rate of neutrinoless double beta decay are available

Hall, Lawrence J.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Laboratory Directed Research and Development Program FY 2006  

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neutrino unique. Neutrinoless double beta decay experimentshas evaluated neutrinoless double beta decay experimentsof next generation neutrinoless double beta decay (0nDBD)

Hansen Ed., Todd

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

REVIEW OF PARTICLE PHYSICS  

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the search for neutrinoless double beta decay (Z, A) ? (Z +e.g. , in neutrinoless double beta decay searches. Siliconto dissolve neutrinoless double beta decay (0???) isotopes

Beringer, Juerg

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

349

Beta Emitter Np238. I. Beta Spectroscopy  

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The beta decay of Np238 has been studied with several beta spectrometers. In addition to the known conversion lines corresponding to transitions of energies now determined as 44.0, 102.2, 986, and 1029 kev, new conversion lines, corresponding to transitions of 942 and 927 kev were found. These transitions indicate the presence of closely spaced levels at higher excitation energies. Intensities of conversion lines and beta groups were determined and compared with previous work. Fermi-Kurie plots confirm the allowed shape of the hard beta group (1.25 Mev) and give indication of complexity in the soft beta group (0.27 Mev). The energy deviations of the ground rotational band levels from the simple rotational energy formula are discussed.

John O. Rasmussen and Thomas O. Passell

1955-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

Investigations of 2? decay measured by low background HPGe spectrometer OBELIX  

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A low background high sensitive HPGe spectrometer OBELIX was installed at the Modane Underground Laboratory (LSM, France, 4800 m w.e.). The detector was designed to measure a contamination of enriched isotopes and radio-impurities in construction materials, to investigate rare nuclear processes such as resonance neutrinoless double electron capture and two-neutrino double beta decay to excited states of daughter nuclei. Spectrometer sensitivity, contamination of NEMO-3 sources and results of 2?2?{sup ?} decay of {sup 100}Mo to the 0{sup +} (1130 keV) and 2{sup +} (540 keV) excited states as well as future plans for OBELIX detector are given.

Rukhadze, Ekaterina [Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics, CTU in Prague, Horska 3a/22, 128 00 Prague 2 (Czech Republic); Collaboration: OBELIX Collaboration; SuperNEMO Collaboration

2013-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

351

How Can We Test Seesaw Experimentally?  

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the ex- istence of neutrinoless double beta decay of nuclei.searching for neutrinoless double beta decay (0???) of nu-

Buckley, Matthew R.; Murayama, Hitoshi

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Search for Heavy Majorana Neutrinos in Same-Sign mumu+jets and ee+jets Events in pp Collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 GeV  

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neutrinos in neutrinoless double beta decay. Phys. Rev. D,non-observation of neutrinoless double beta decay [16], re-

Giordano, Ferdinando

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

Muon-induced backgrounds in the CUORICINO experiment  

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background in the neutrinoless double beta decay region ofis searching for neutrinoless double beta decay (0???), a

Andreotti, E.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

Superallowed 0(+)-> 0(+) nuclear beta decays: A critical survey with tests of the conserved vector current hypothesis and the standard model  

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A complete and critical survey is presented of all half-life, decay-energy, and branching-ratio measurements related to 20 superallowed 0(+)-> 0(+) decays...no measurements are ignored, although some are rejected for cause and others updated. A new calculation of the statistical rate function f is described and experimental ft values determined. The associated theoretical corrections needed to convert...

Hardy, John C.; Towner, IS.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

sin 2 beta + gamma Measurements  

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I report on the most recent measurements done to constrain sin(2{beta}+{gamma}) with neutral B mesons. Direct measurements of 2{beta} + {gamma} will provide a precise test of the standard model predictions with higher statistics. Present constraints come from studies of B {yields} D{sup (*){+-}}{pi}{sup {-+}}/{rho}{sup {-+}} decays done by BABAR and Belle collaborations with full and inclusive techniques to reconstruct B mesons. B {yields} D{sup 0(*)}K{sup 0} decays are also very promising but statistics are too low to give any constraint at the moment.

Therin, G; /Paris U., VI-VII

2005-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

356

Deformation effect on the double Gamow-Teller matrix element of 100Mo for the 0+?0+ transition  

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The two neutrino double beta decay of 100Mo for the 0+?0+ transition is studied in the Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov (HFB) framework. Prior to the calculation of the double Gamow-Teller matrix element MGT2?, the reliability of the intrinsic wave functions has been established by obtaining an overall agreement between a number of theoretically calculated spectroscopic properties and the available experimental data for 100Mo and 100Ru. It has been further noticed that there is a necessity of an appropriate amount of deformation in the HFB intrinsic state to obtain a realistic MGT2?.

B. M. Dixit, P. K. Rath, and P. K. Raina

2002-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

357

Future prospects of baryon istability search in p-decay and n n(bar) oscillation experiments  

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These proceedings contain thirty-one papers which review both the theoretical and the experimental status and near future of baryon instability research. Baryon instability is investigated from the vantage point of supersymmetric and unified theories. The interplay between baryogenesis and antimatter is examined. Double beta decay experiments are discussed. The huge Icarus experiment is described with its proton decay capabilities. Neutron-antineutron oscillations investigations are presented, especially efforts with ultra-cold neutrons. Individual papers are indexed separately on the Energy Data Base.

Ball, S.J.; Kamyshkov, Y.A. [ed.

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Anisotropic magnetoresistance in the organic superconductor {beta}{sup {double_prime}}-(BEDT-TTF){sub 2}SF{sub 5}CH{sub 2}CF{sub 2}SO{sub 3}  

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In this paper, we report transport measurements of interlayer magnetoresistance with field parallel and perpendicular to the current direction in an all organic superconductor {beta}{sup {double_prime}}-(BEDT-TTF){sub 2}SF{sub 5}CH{sub 2}CF{sub 2}SO{sub 3}. For H{parallel}I, the isothermal magnetoresistance R(H) at low temperatures (T{le}T{sub c}) displays a peak effect as a function of field. For H{perpendicular}I, R(H) increases monotonically with increasing field. The results are very analogous to the interlayer magnetoresistance in {kappa}-(BEDT-TTF){sub 2}X compounds. The observation of the peak effect or negative magnetoresistance in different systems for H{parallel}I{perpendicular} plane suggests that it is intrinsic to the layered organic superconductors. For H{perpendicular}I, the large positive magnetoresistance is in a general agreement with a two band model for charge transport. {copyright} {ital 1999} {ital The American Physical Society}

Su, X.; Zuo, F. [Department of Physics, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida 33124 (United States)] [Department of Physics, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida 33124 (United States); Schlueter, J.A.; Williams, J.M. [Chemistry and Materials Science Divisions, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439 (United States)] [Chemistry and Materials Science Divisions, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439 (United States); Nixon, P.G.; Winter, R.W.; Gard, G.L. [Department of Chemistry, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon 97207 (United States)] [Department of Chemistry, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon 97207 (United States)

1999-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Superallowed 0(+)-> 0(+) nuclear beta decays: A new survey with precision tests of the conserved vector current hypothesis and the standard model  

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published measurements and eliminated 9 references, either because they have been superseded by much more precise modern results or because there are now reasons to consider them fatally flawed...of particular importance, the new data include a number of high-precision Penning-trap measurements of decay energies. Second, we have used the recently improved isospin symmetry-breaking corrections, which were motivated by these new Penning-trap results. Third, our calculation of the statistical rate function f now accounts for possible excitation in the daughter atom, a small effect but one that merits inclusion at the present level of experimental precision. Finally, we have re-examined the systematic uncertainty associated with the isospin symmetry-breaking corrections by evaluating the radial-overlap correction using Hartree-Fock radial wave functions and comparing the results with our earlier calculations, which used Saxon-Woods wave functions...the provision for systematic uncertainty has been changed as a consequence. The new "corrected" Ft values are impressively constant and their average, when combined with the muon lifetime, yields the up-down quark-mixing element of the Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa (CKM) matrix, V(ud)=0.97425 +/- 0.00022. The unitarity test on the top row of the matrix becomes |V(ud)|(2)+|V(us)|(2)+|V(ub)|(2)=0.99995 +/- 0.00061. Both V(ud) and the unitarity sum have significantly reduced uncertainties compared with our previous survey, although the new value of V(ud) is statistically consistent with the old one. From these data we also set limits on the possible existence of scalar interactions, right-hand currents, and extra Z bosons. Finally, we discuss the priorities for future theoretical and experimental work with the goal of making the CKM unitarity test even more definitive....

Hardy, John C.; Towner, I. S.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

Semileptonic Decays  

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The following is an overview of the measurements of the CKM matrix elements |V{sub cb}| and |V{sub ub}| that are based on detailed studies of semileptonic B decays by the BABAR and Belle Collaborations and major advances in QCD calculations. In addition, a new and improved measurement of the ratios R(D{sup (*)}) = {Beta}({bar B} {yields} D{sup (*)}{tau}{sup -}{bar {nu}}{sub {tau}})/{Beta}({bar B} {yields} D{sup (*)}{ell}{sup -}{bar {nu}}{sub {ell}}) is presented. Here D{sup (*)} refers to a D or a D* meson and {ell} is either e or {mu}. The results, R(D) = 0.440 {+-} 0.058 {+-} 0.042 and R(D*) = 0.332 {+-} 0.024 {+-} 0.018, exceed the Standard Model expectations by 2.0{sigma} and 2.7{sigma}, respectively. Taken together, they disagree with these expectations at the 3.4{sigma} level. The excess of events cannot be explained by a charged Higgs boson in the type II two-Higgs-doublet model.

Luth, Vera G.; /SLAC

2012-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

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RARE KAON DECAYS: IL BUONO, IL BRUTTO, IL CATTIVO.  

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The author briefly reviews recent progress in rare kaon decays, where he takes ''rare'' to mean those with {Beta} < {Omicron}(10{sup -7}).

REDLINGER,G.

2004-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Using NERSC Systems, Physcists Close in on a Rare-Particle Decay Process  

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Using NERSC Systems, Using NERSC Systems, Physcists Close in on a Rare-Particle Decay Process Using NERSC Systems, Physicists Close In on a Rare-Particle Decay Process Underground Experiment May Unlock the Mysteries of the Neutrino June 11, 2012 | Tags: Accelerator Science, High Energy Physics (HEP), Hopper NERSC Contact: Linda Vu, lvu@lbl.gov, +1 510 495 2402 exo-1.jpg Located at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad, New Mexico, EXO-200 is a 200-kg detector using liquid xenon, enriched in the isotope 136, to detect "neutrino-less double beta decay." With help from supercomputers at the Department of Energy's National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), the Enriched Xenon Observatory experiment (EXO-200) has placed the most stringent constraints

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Uncertainties in nuclear transition matrix elements for ?+?+ and ??+ modes of neutrinoless positron double-? decay within the projected Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov model  

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Uncertainties in the nuclear transition matrix elements M(0?) and M(0N) of the double-positron emission (?+?+)0? and electron-positron conversion (??+)0? modes owing to the exchange of light and heavy Majorana neutrinos, respectively, are calculated for 96Ru, 102Pd, 106Cd, 124Xe, 130Ba, and 156Dy isotopes by employing the PHFB model with four different parametrizations of the pairing plus multipolar two-body interactions and three different parametrizations of the Jastrow short-range correlations. In all cases but for 130Ba the uncertainties are smaller than 14% for light Majorana neutrino exchange and 35% for the exchange of a heavy Majorana neutrino.

P. K. Rath, R. Chandra, K. Chaturvedi, P. Lohani, P. K. Raina, and J. G. Hirsch

2013-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

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UNIVERSITE DE CAEN BASSE-NORMANDIE attribu par la bibliothque  

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of double beta decay and in particular the search for neutrinoless double beta decay (0). The quantityNEMO experiment aims to reach a sensitivity up to 10 26 years on the half-life of neutrinoless double beta decay

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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University of California Los Angeles  

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Intensifying Detector (QUPID), and Applications in Future Dark Matter and Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 4.1 Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 4.2 Double Beta Decay

Carter, Troy

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Alternatives to Seesaw  

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search for the neutrinoless double beta decay will set the8), and if the neutrinoless double beta decay sets a limitee | for the neutrinoless double-beta decay m 32 atmospheric

Murayama, Hitoshi

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Review of Particle Physics  

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e.g. , in neutrinoless double beta decay searches. Siliconto dissolve neutrinoless double beta decay (0???) isotopes62]. A neutrinoless double beta decay (0?2?) search with a

Nakamura, Kenzo

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Particle Physics Booklet 2008  

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the search for neutrinoless double beta decay (Z, A) ? (Z +phases in?uence neutrinoless double-beta decay [see Sec. IV]observation of neutrinoless double beta decay, in which one

et al., C. Amsler

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Standard Model expectations on sin2beta(phi_1) from b to s penguins  

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Recent results of the standard model expectations on sin2beta(phi_1) from penguin-dominated b to s decays are briefly reviewed.

Chun-Khiang Chua

2006-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

370

Electroweak Tests at Beta-beams  

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We explore the possibility of measuring the Weinberg angle from (anti)neutrino-electron scattering using low energy beta beams, a method that produces single flavour neutrino beams from the beta-decay of boosted radioactive ions. We study how the sensitivity of a possible measurement depends on the intensity of the ion beam and on a combination of different Lorentz boosts of the ions.

A. B. Balantekin; J. H. de Jesus; C. Volpe

2005-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

371

Random coincidence of $2\  

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Two neutrino double $\\beta$ decay can create irremovable background even in high energy resolution detectors searching for neutrinoless double $\\beta$ decay due to random coincidence of $2\

D. M. Chernyak; F. A. Danevich; A. Giuliani; E. Olivieri; M. Tenconi; V. I. Tretyak

2013-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

372

Near-Intrinsic Energy Resolution for 30 to 662 keV Gamma Rays in a High Pressure Xenon Electroluminescent TPC  

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The search for neutrinoless double beta decay, Riv. NuovoSearch for Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay in Xe Xe with EXO-

Català, J.M.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

The TITAN in-trap decay spectroscopy facility at TRIUMF  

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This article presents an upgraded in-trap decay spectroscopy apparatus which has been developed and constructed for use with TRIUMF's Ion Trap for Atomic and Nuclear science (TITAN). This device consists of an open-access electron-beam ion-trap (EBIT), which is surrounded radially by seven low-energy planar Si(Li) detectors. The environment of the EBIT allows for the detection of low-energy photons by providing backing-free storage of the radioactive ions, while guiding charged decay particles away from the trap centre via the strong (up to 6 T) magnetic field. In addition to excellent ion confinement and storage, the EBIT also provides a venue for performing decay spectroscopy on highly-charged radioactive ions. Recent technical advancements have been able to provide a significant increase in sensitivity for low-energy photon detection, towards the goal of measuring weak electron-capture branching ratios of the intermediate nuclei in the two-neutrino double beta ($2\

K. G. Leach; A. Grossheim; A. Lennarz; T. Brunner; J. R. Crespo López-Urrutia; A. T. Gallant; M. Good; R. Klawitter; A. A. Kwiatkowski; T. Ma; T. D. Macdonald; S. Seeraji; M. C. Simon; C. Andreoiu; J. Dilling; D. Frekers

2014-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

374

Neutron decay beyond the standard model.  

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The authors discuss {beta} decay interactions in extensions of the Standard Model, and the role of {beta} decay experiments in obtaining information on them. Nuclear and neutron {beta} decay played an important role in the development of the Standard Model (SM). Today a major motivation for their further experimental study is the importance of searching for new-interactions. Despite the remarkable success of the SM, for many theoretical reasons the existence of new physics is expected. In fact, we have already the first strong experimental evidence, in the form of neutrino oscillations, that some extension of the SM is required. In this talk we shall discuss {beta} decay interactions in extensions of the SM [1]. We shall review the existing bounds on new interactions provided by {beta} decay experiments, and consider the constraints on them from other sources. In the next section we focus on time-reversal (T) invariant contributions. In Section 3 we discuss briefly the contributions from the T-violating components of the new interactions. Section 4 contains our conclusions.

Herczeg, P. (Peter)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Data Evaluation and CNGS Beam Localization with the Precision Tracker of  

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Neutrinos . . . . . . . . 25 2.5.4 Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 3

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VOLUME 77, NUMBER 26 P H Y S I C A L R E V I E W L E T T E R S 23 DECEMBER 1996 Double Beta Decay of 48Ca  

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is thin enough to al- low the tagging particles escape into the TPC gas. The miniscule 0.187% natural and b-g cascades in which a g ray internally converts or Compton scatters. These processes are fed

Piepke, Andreas G.

377

B Decay  

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Decay Decay B mesons are short-lived and decay inside the beam pipe, which is about 2.5 cm (1 inch) in diameter. Physicists project the tracks seen in the detector elements outside the beampipe back to where the particles must have traveled inside the beam pipe. We call a point where particles collide or decay a vertex. A way to identify a B meson is to look for two vertices with a gap between them. On the left is a standard event picture. On the right is a blowup of what happens close to the collision point inside the beam pipe. The vertex is where the B meson along with other particles was created and the secondary vertex is where it decayed. The solid green lines are the actual tracks of the decay particles outside the beam pipe. The dotted lines are the projection of the tracks into the beam pipe. Where they intersect are the vertices. The B travels between the first vertex and the secondary vertex along the black dotted line before it decays. Thus, the gap between the two vertices is a measure of the lifetime of the B meson. We will be looking for this decay length in our data. We will find a minimum or "threshold" value that will tell us to save events for further analysis.

378

Babar: Sin(2beta) With Charm  

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We present measurements of time-dependent CP asymmetries of neutral B decays to several charm and charmonium final states. Data have been collected with the BABAR detector at the PEP-II storage ring at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. In the absence of penguin contribution, the Standard Model predicts the time-dependent CP asymmetry parameters S and C are to be {eta}{sub CP} sin(2{beta}) and 0, respectively.

Grenier, P.; /Ecole Polytechnique /Clermont-Ferrand U.

2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

379

The neutron long counter NERO for studies of beta-delayed neutron emission in the r-process  

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The neutron long counter NERO was built at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL), Michigan State University, for measuring beta-delayed neutron-emission probabilities. The detector was designed to work in conjunction with a beta-decay implantation station, so that beta decays and beta-delayed neutrons emitted from implanted nuclei can be measured simultaneously. The high efficiency of about 40%, for the range of energies of interest, along with the small background, are crucial for measuring beta-delayed neutron emission branchings for neutron-rich r-process nuclei produced as low intensity fragmentation beams in in-flight separator facilities.

J. Pereira; P. Hosmer; G. Lorusso; P. Santi; A. Couture; J. Daly; M. Del Santo; T. Elliot; J. Goerres; C. Herlitzius; K. -L. Kratz; L. O. Lamm; H. Y. Lee; F. Montes; M. Ouellette; E. Pellegrini; P. Reeder; H. Schatz; F. Schertz; L. Schnorrenberger; K. Smith; E. Stech; E. Strandberg; C. Ugalde; M. Wiescher; A. Woehr

2010-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

380

Nuclear deformation and neutrinoless double-? decay of Zr94,96, Mo98,100, Ru104, Pd110, Te128,130, and Nd150 nuclei within a mechanism involving neutrino mass  

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The (?-?-)0? decay of Zr94,96, Mo98,100, Ru104, Pd110, Te128,130, and Nd150 isotopes for the 0+?0+ transition is studied in the projected Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov framework. In our earlier work, the reliability of HFB intrinsic wave functions participating in the ?-?- decay of the above-mentioned nuclei has been established by obtaining an overall agreement between the theoretically calculated spectroscopic properties, namely yrast spectra, reduced B(E2:0+?2+) transition probabilities, quadrupole moments Q(2+), gyromagnetic factors g(2+) as well as half-lives T1/22? for the 0+?0+ transition and the available experimental data. In the present work, we study the (?-?-)0? decay for the 0+?0+ transition in a mechanism involving neutrino mass and extract limits on effective mass of light as well as heavy neutrinos from the observed half-lives T1/20?(0+?0+) using nuclear transition matrix elements calculated with the same set of wave functions. Further, the effect of deformation on the nuclear transition matrix elements required to study the (?-?-)0? decay in such a mass mechanism is investigated. It is noticed that the deformation effect on nuclear transition matrix elements is of approximately the same magnitude in (?-?-)2? and (?-?-)0? decay.

K. Chaturvedi, R. Chandra, P. K. Rath, P. K. Raina, and J. G. Hirsch

2008-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

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381

Reexamining the Beta Decay of 53,54Ni, 52,53Co, 51Fe, and 50Mn  

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he decay of 53,54Ni, 52,53Co, 51Fe, and 50Mn was investigated via the fragmentation of a 58Ni primary beam with an energy of 68.6 MeV/u. The proton- coincidences of 53Ni -delayed proton emission were observed. Based on the analysis of the proton- coincidence events, it was inferred that the previous assignment of the excitation energy for the isobaric analog state in 53Co may be problematic. The half-lives of these nuclei were obtained, in which the uncertainty of 52Co half-life was reduced by a factor of 3. The half-lives were evaluated and used as inputs of nucleosynthesis calculations of the rapid proton-capture process in an x-ray burst.

Su, J. [Neutron Scattering Laboratory, China Institute of Atomic Energy, Beijing, China; Liu, W. P. [China Institute of Atomic Energy Collaboration; Collaboration, [China Institute of Atomic Energy Collaboration; Wang, J. S. [Inst. Modern Phys., Chinese Academy of Sciences-Lanzhou; Collaboration, [Inst. Modern Phys., Chinese Academy of Sciences-Lanzhou; Li, X. Q. [Peking University-Beijing; He, C. [Peking University-Beijing; Smith, Michael Scott [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Phenomenology of Absolute Neutrino Masses  

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The phenomenology of absolute neutrino masses is reviewed, focusing on tritium beta decay, cosmological measurements and neutrinoless double-beta decay.

Carlo Giunti

2004-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

383

Decay of Ar41  

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A weak gamma ray has been found in the decay of Ar41 to K41. The energy of the gamma ray is 1.664±0.007 MeV; and its intensity, relative to that of the strong 1.293-MeV gamma ray, is (5±2)×10-4. It is concluded from the results of conincidence measurements that this gamma ray is the result of a beta-ray branch from Ar41 leading to an excited state in K41 at 1.664 MeV. The associated logft value is found to be 7.7±0.3. The spin and parity of the 1.664-MeV state in K41 are most probably 52+ or 72+.

William W. Pratt

1965-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

384

Experimental studies of nuclear matrix elements for neutrino-less ?? decays  

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Nuclear matrix elements M{sup 0?} for neutrino less double beta decays (0???) are crucial for neutrino studies in 0??? experiments. The neutrino mass to be studied is sensitive to M{sup 0?}, while theoretical calculations for M{sup 0?} are hard. Thus experimental studies of nuclear structures and single ? matrix elements M{sub ?} associated with 0??? are useful to confirm and help the theoretical calculations. This reports briefly experimental methods and recent charge exchange reaction studies for M{sub ?}. The single ? elements for M{sup ±}(2{sup ?}) associated with M{sup 0?}(2{sup ?}), which is the major component of M{sup 0?}, are found to be reduced (quenched) much by the spin isospin correlation and the nuclear medium (non-nucleonic isobar) effect. The present result suggests that the spin isospin components of M{sup 0?} is fairly reduced (quenched)

Ejiri, H. [Research Center for Nuclear Physics, Osaka University, Osaka 567-0047, Japan and Nuclear Science, Czech Technical University, Brehová, Prague (Czech Republic)

2013-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

385

Uncertainties in nuclear transition matrix elements for neutrinoless ?? decay: The heavy Majorana neutrino mass mechanism  

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Employing four different parametrizations of the pairing plus the multipolar type of effective two-body interaction and three different parametrizations of the Jastrow type of short-range correlations, the uncertainties in the nuclear transition matrix elements MN0? due to the exchange of heavy Majorana neutrino for the 0+?0+ transition of neutrinoless double beta decay of 94Zr, 96Zr, 98Mo, 100Mo, 104Ru, 110Pd, 128,130Te, and 150Nd isotopes in the PHFB model are estimated to be around 35%. Excluding the nuclear transition matrix elements calculated with the Miller-Spencer parametrization of Jastrow short-range correlations, the uncertainties are found to be smaller than 20%.

P. K. Rath, R. Chandra, P. K. Raina, K. Chaturvedi, and J. G. Hirsch

2012-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

386

NEMO 3 experiment: preliminary results from 2003 data  

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The NEMO-3 detector installed in the Modane Underground Laboratory (LSM, France) is running to search for neutrinoless double beta decay ($\\beta\\beta0\

Yu. Shitov

2004-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

387

Physics Letters B 557 (2003) 167175 www.elsevier.com/locate/npe  

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.L. on the lifetime for neutrinoless double beta decay of 130Te. In terms of effective neutrino mass this leads lepton violating decays of 130Te and on the neutrinoless double beta decay of 128Te to the ground state

388

Production and Separation of T = 1/2 Nuclides for {beta}--{nu} angular correlation measurements  

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The SPIRAL facility at GANIL, which uses the so-called ISOL method to produce radioactive ion beams, is being upgraded to extend its production capabilities to the metallic beams of neutron deficient isotopes. We discuss here the potentialities offered by this upgrade for the measurement of the {beta}--{nu} angular correlation in the {beta}--decay of mirror nuclides.

Delahaye, P.; Bajeat, O.; Saint Laurent, M. G.; Thomas, J. C.; Traykov, E. [GANIL, CEA/DSM-CNRS/IN2P3, Bd. Becquerel, BP 55027, 14076 CAEN Cedex 05 (France); Couratin, C. [GANIL, CEA/DSM-CNRS/IN2P3, Bd. Becquerel, BP 55027, 14076 CAEN Cedex 05 (France); LPC Caen, 6 bd Marechal Juin, 14050 CAEN Cedex (France); Lienard, E.; Ban, G.; Durand, D.; Flechard, X. [LPC Caen, 6 bd Marechal Juin, 14050 CAEN Cedex (France); Naviliat-Cuncic, O. [NSCL, Michigan State University, 1 Cyclotron, East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1321 (United States); Stora, T. [ISOLDE, CERN, 1211 Geneva 23 (Switzerland); Collaboration: GANISOL Group

2011-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

389

High Beta Tokamaks  

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Perhaps the ideal tokamak would have high {beta} ({beta} {approx}> 1) and classical confinement. Such a tokamak has not been found, and we do not know if one does exist. We have searched for such a possibility, so far without success. In 1990, we obtained analytic equilibrium solutions for large aspect ratio tokamaks at {beta} {approx} {Omicron}(1) [1]. These solutions and the extension at high {beta} poloidal to finite aspect ratio [2] provided a basis for the study of high {beta} tokamaks. We have shown that these configurations can be stable to short scale MHD modes [3], and that they have reduced neoclassical transport [4]. Microinstabilities (such as the {del}T{sub i} mode) seem to be stabilized at high {beta} [5] - this is due to the large local shear [3] and the magnetic well. We have some concerns about modes associated with the compressional branch which may appear at high {beta}. Bill Dorland and Mike Kotschenreuther have studied this issue and our concerns may be unfounded. It is certainly tantalizing, especially given the lowered neoclassical transport values, that these configurations could have no microinstabilities and, one could assume, no anomalous transport. Unfortunately, while this work is encouraging, the key question for high {beta} tokamaks is the stability to large scale kink modes. The MHD {beta} limit (Troyon limit) for kink modes at large aspect ratio is problematically low. There is ample evidence from computations that the limit exists. However, it is not known if stable equilibria exist at much higher {beta}--none have been found. We have explored this question in the asymptotic high {beta} poloidal limit. Unfortunately, we are unable to find stable equilibrium and also unable to show that they don't exist. The results of these calculations will be published when a more definitive answer is found.

Cowley, S.

1998-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

390

Advanced Neutrino Sources (Neutrino Factories and Beta Beams)  

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Advanced Neutrino Sources (Neutrino Factories and Beta Beams) · Design · R&D Status · Remaining R Meeting February, 2008 page 1 #12;· The stored beam properties & decay kinematics are well known uncertainties on neutrino flux & spectra are small PRECISION · Initial beams are flavor "pure" (BB) or "tagged

391

Beta-ensembles with covariance  

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This thesis presents analytic samplers for the [beta]-Wishart and [beta]-MANOVA ensembles with diagonal covariance. These generalize the [beta]-ensembles of Dumitriu-Edelman, Lippert, Killip-Nenciu, Forrester-Rains, and ...

Dubbs, Alexander

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

Searches for Leptonic B Decays at BaBar  

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Measurements of the branching fractions of purely leptonic decays of B-mesons translate into constraints in the plane of the charged Higgs mass versus tan {beta} which are relatively insensitive to the particular theoretical model. Using the full BABAR dataset of 450 million B-decays we search for these decays. No significant signal is found in the decays into electrons or muons and we set upper limits on the branching fractions of the order of a 10{sup -6} at 90% confidence level. We measure the branching fraction of B {yields} {tau}{mu} to be (1.7 {+-} 0.6) x 10{sup -4}.

Nelson, Silke; /SLAC

2012-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

393

Sustainability Double Degree Double Degree Info  

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Sustainability Double Degree Double Degree Info: · 36 credits in B for graduation. Sustainability Core: Take each course below for a total of 17 -20 credits. Term/Grade Course _____ ____ *NR 350 (4) Sustainable

Grünwald, Niklaus J.

394

Barium Ion Extraction and Identification from Laser Induced Fluorescence in Gas for the  

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is increasingly interested in neutrinoless double beta decay. A potential measurement of the decay rate would neutrinoless double beta decay experiments, especially if the neutrino mass is low. This thesis describes three of a gas phase detector for a neutrinoless double beta decay measurement. It has been determined

Wechsler, Risa H.

395

University College London Submitted to University College London in fulfilment of the requirement  

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between Prance and Italy. If neutrinoless double beta decay is observed it will prove the neutrino physics parameters from the neutrinoless double beta decay search. The purpose of this thesis is primarily measurement of this decay process. A limit on the neutrinoless double beta decay of 48Ca has also been

Jones, Peter JS

396

Implementation of Double-Waist Chicane Optics in SPEAR3  

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The SPEAR3 accelerator upgrade opened up two 7.6m racetrack straights in the magnet lattice. In one of these straights, we recently added a magnetic chicane to separate two insertion device (ID) beam lines by 10mrad. A quadrupole triplet in the center creates a ''double focus'' optics with {beta}y = 1.6m at the middle of each ID, hence the term ''double-waist chicane''. The new optics also reduced {beta}y in the four matching straights adjacent to the racetrack straights to 2.5m. In this paper, we outline design features of the optics and physical implementation of the lattice.

Corbett, J.; Cornacchia, M.; Dao, T.; Dell'Orco, D.; Rafael, F.; Harrington, D.; Hettel, R.; Huang, X.; Nosochkov, Y.; Rabedeau, T.; Rarback, H.; Ringwall, A.; Safranek,; Scott, B.; Sebek, J.; Tanabe, J.; Terebilo, A.; Wermelskirchen, C.; Widmeyer, M.; /SLAC, SSRL; Yoon, Moohyun; /POSTECH

2006-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

397

Studying Neutrinos with the EXO Experiment Nicole Ackerman  

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.2948, July 2008. NEUTRINOLESS DOUBLE BETA DECAY Similar to 'normal' double beta decay, except no neutrinos to neutrinoless double beta decay is given by: S0 1/2 a A MT B 1/2 =efficiency, a=isotopic abundance A Tritium Endpoint meNeutrinoless double

Wechsler, Risa H.

398

Stellar $?^{\\pm}$ decay rates of iron isotopes and its implications in astrophysics  

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$\\beta$-decay and positron decay are believed to play a consequential role during the late phases of stellar evolution of a massive star culminating in a supernova explosion. Recently the microscopic calculation of weak-interaction mediated rates on key isotopes of iron was introduced using the proton-neutron quasiparticle random phase approximation (pn-QRPA) theory with improved model parameters. Here I discuss in detail the improved calculation of $\\beta^{\\pm}$ decay rates for iron isotopes ($^{54,55,56}$Fe) in stellar environment. The pn-QRPA theory allows a microscopic "state-by-state" calculation of stellar rates as explained later in text. Excited state Gamow-Teller distributions are much different from ground state and a microscopic calculation of decay rates from these excited states greatly increases the reliability of the total decay rate calculation specially during the late stages of stellar evolution. The reported decay rates are also compared with earlier calculations. The positron decay rates are in reasonable agreement with the large-scale shell model calculation. The main finding of this work includes that the stellar $\\beta$-decay rates of $^{54,55,56}$Fe are around 3 -- 5 orders of magnitude smaller than previously assumed and hence irrelevant for the determination of the evolution of $Y_{e}$ during the presupernova phase of massive stars. The current work discourages the inclusion of $^{55,56}$Fe in the list of key stellar $\\beta$-decay nuclei as suggested by former simulation results.

Jameel-Un Nabi

2014-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

399

Kinetic Alfven double layer formed by electron viscosity  

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The effect of the electron viscosity on the kinetic Alfven solitary wave is investigated. It is found that small electron viscosity changes the electron motion along the magnetic field producing a boundary layer, and thus that in a low beta electron-ion plasma({beta} Much-Less-Than m{sub e}/m{sub i}), an obliquely propagating kinetic solitary Alfven wave can become a double layer. This double layer can exist in the sub-Alfvenic and super-Alfvenic regimes. The length scale of density drop for this double layer is on the order of that of the conventional kinetic solitary Alfven wave, and thus this double layer can accelerate electrons on a very short length scale.

Woo, M. H.; Ryu, C.-M. [Department of Physics, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang 790-784 (Korea, Republic of); Choi, C. R. [Department of Physics, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Taejon 305-701 (Korea, Republic of)

2012-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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PHYSICAL REVIEW C 84, 044316 (2011) Nonperturbative renormalization of the neutrinoless double-operator in p-shell nuclei  

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PHYSICAL REVIEW C 84, 044316 (2011) Nonperturbative renormalization of the neutrinoless double-shell interactions and neutrinoless double- operators that exactly reproduce the results of large no physicists hope to learn about the overall neutrino- mass scale by observing neutrinoless double-beta (0

Engel, Jonathan

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401

Coulomb Correction to Beta Decay in Elementary Particle Treatment  

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......Fr'n=- (fA/2M) [simbol < LJ) is defined as,w (A 13) and M is a nucleon mass. These results agree with those of Delorme28) in the vicinity of......

Toru Sato; Hisao Ohtsubo

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Neutron beta-decay, Standard Model and cosmology  

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The precise value of the neutron lifetime is of fundamental importance to particle physics and cosmology. The neutron lifetime recently obtained, 878.5 +/- 0.7stat +/- 0.3sys s, is the most accurate one to date. The new result for the neutron lifetime differs from the world average value by 6.5 standard deviations. The impact of the new result on testing of Standard Model and on data analysis for the primordial nucleosynthesis model is scrutinized.

A. P. Serebrov

2006-11-22T23:59:59.000Z

403

Nuclear Chemistry Beta decay of 71,73  

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Scientist, UNISOR, 1993-95, Oak Ridge Associated Universities; 517-908-7456 THE LOW-ENERGY PROPERTIESof of a second, are produced in very small quantities using intermediate-energy reactions at the National method involves the co-propagation of a low-energy beam (~ 60 keV) of atoms/ions with laser light. Fixed

Mantica, Paul F.

404

Beta-beams  

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Beta-beams is a new concept for the production of intense and pure neutrino beams. It is at the basis of a proposed neutrino facility, whose main goal is to explore the possible existence of CP violation in the lepton sector. Here we briefly review the original scenario and the low energy beta-beam. This option would offer a unique opportunity to perform neutrino interaction studies of interest for particle physics, astrophysics and nuclear physics. Other proposed scenarios for the search of CP violation are mentioned.

C. Volpe

2008-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

405

The double-arm barn door tracker  

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How to build a double-arm barn door tracker How to build a double-arm barn door tracker | Jefferson Lab Home Page | Science Education Home Page | Construction Notes/Photos Page | Sources: Sky & Telescope April 1989 (p436 - p441) [very good] Sky & Telescope February 1988 (p213 - p214) Original concept by Dave Trott A single-arm barn door tracker, driven by a straight screw, accumulates tangent error as time passes. Most of this error can be eliminated by adding a second hinged arm to the standard arrangement. There are four types of double-arm trackers, each with a different geometry. A comparison of accumulated error (in arc seconds) and construction parameters is given below: Error Chart [Apparently Type 1 is very bad and not worth constructing?? The two Type 4 drives vary in beta. This results in shifting the region of maximum error

406

Is it possible to observe a suppressing of $?$-decay caused by an atomic substance - plasma transition ?  

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It is supposed that $\\beta$-decay can be slightly suppressed at an atomic substance - plasma transition under a plasma electron gas action. The estimation shows that this effect can give a relative difference of the decay amount on a level of $10^{-4}$.

B. V. Vasiliev

2006-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

407

NEANDC specialists meeting on yields and decay data of fission product nuclides  

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Separate abstracts were prepared for the 29 papers presented. Workshop reports on decay heat, fission yields, beta- and gamma-ray spectroscopy, and delayed neutrons are included. An appendix contains a survey of the most recent compilations and evaluations containing fission product yield, fission product decay data, and delayed neutron yield information. (WHK)

Chrien, R.E.; Burrows, T.W. (eds.)

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

A Search for Invisible Decays of the Upsilon(1S)  

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We search for invisible decays of the {Upsilon}(1S) meson using a sample of 91.4 x 10{sup 6} {Upsilon}(3S) mesons collected at the BABAR/PEP-II B Factory. We select events containing the decay {Upsilon}(3S) {yields} {pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup -} {Upsilon}(1S) and search for evidence of an undetectable {Upsilon}(1S) decay recoiling against the dipion system. We set an upper limit on the branching fraction {Beta}({Upsilon}(1S) {yields} invisible) < 3.0 x 10{sup ?4} at the 90% confidence level.

Aubert, B.; Karyotakis, Y.; Lees, J.P.; Poireau, V.; Prencipe, E.; Prudent, X.; Tisserand, V.; /Annecy, LAPP; Garra Tico, J.; Grauges, E.; /Barcelona U., ECM; Martinelli, M.; Palano, A.; Pappagallo, M.; /INFN, Bari /Bari U.; Eigen, G.; Stugu, B.; Sun, L.; /Bergen U.; Battaglia, M.; Brown, D.N.; Hooberman, B.; Kerth, L.T.; Kolomensky, Yu.G.; Lynch, G. /LBL, Berkeley /UC, Berkeley /Birmingham U. /Ruhr U., Bochum /British Columbia U. /Brunel U. /Novosibirsk, IYF /UC, Irvine /UC, Riverside /UC, San Diego /UC, Santa Barbara /UC, Santa Cruz /Caltech /Cincinnati U. /Colorado U. /Colorado State U. /Dortmund U. /Dresden, Tech. U. /Ecole Polytechnique /Edinburgh U. /INFN, Ferrara /Ferrara U. /INFN, Ferrara /INFN, Ferrara /Ferrara U. /INFN, Ferrara /INFN, Ferrara /Ferrara U. /Frascati /INFN, Genoa /Genoa U. /INFN, Genoa /INFN, Genoa /Genoa U. /INFN, Genoa /INFN, Genoa /Genoa U. /Harvard U. /Heidelberg U. /Humboldt U., Berlin /Imperial Coll., London /Iowa U. /Iowa State U. /Johns Hopkins U. /Orsay, LAL /LLNL, Livermore /Liverpool U. /Queen Mary, U. of London /Royal Holloway, U. of London /Louisville U. /Mainz U., Inst. Kernphys. /Manchester U. /Maryland U. /Massachusetts U., Amherst /MIT, LNS /McGill U. /INFN, Milan /Milan U. /INFN, Milan /INFN, Milan /Milan U. /Mississippi U. /Montreal U. /Mt. Holyoke Coll. /INFN, Naples /Naples U. /INFN, Naples /INFN, Naples /Naples U. /NIKHEF, Amsterdam /Notre Dame U. /Ohio State U. /Oregon U. /INFN, Padua /Padua U. /INFN, Padua /INFN, Padua /Padua U. /Paris U., VI-VII /Pennsylvania U. /INFN, Perugia /Perugia U. /INFN, Pisa /Pisa U. /INFN, Pisa /Pisa, Scuola Normale Superiore /INFN, Pisa /Pisa U. /INFN, Pisa /Princeton U. /INFN, Rome /INFN, Rome /Rome U. /INFN, Rome /INFN, Rome /Rome U. /INFN, Rome /INFN, Rome /Rome U. /INFN, Rome /INFN, Rome /Rome U. /INFN, Rome /Rostock U. /Rutherford /DAPNIA, Saclay /SLAC /South Carolina U. /Stanford U., Phys. Dept. /SUNY, Albany /Tel Aviv U. /Tennessee U. /Texas U. /Texas U., Dallas /INFN, Turin /Turin U. /INFN, Trieste /Trieste U. /Valencia U., IFIC /Victoria U. /Warwick U. /Wisconsin U., Madison

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Review Paper. Neutrino masses, mixing and oscillations  

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...experiments and experiments on the search for neutrinoless double beta-decay are briefly discussed. Neutrino Masses|Neutrino Oscillations|Neutrinoless Double beta-Decay| 10.1098/rspa.2003.1263 REVIEW PAPER...

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OSTI, US Dept of Energy, Office of Scientific and Technical Informatio...  

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neutrinos Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Topic Mining for Gold, Neutrinos and the Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay by Kathy Chambers 23 Sep, 2014 in Deep within the caverns of Lead,...

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Revised Version DESY 06090 arXiv:hepph/0603173  

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to the LN violation are processes such as neutrinoless double beta decay (A; Z) ! (A; Z + 2) + e + e (for oscillations, cosmological data and searches of the neutrinoless double beta decay, we have derived

412

INT Program INT13-2b Nuclei and Fundamental Symmetries: Theory Needs of Next-Decade Experiments  

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Menéndez TU Darmstadt "Matrix Elements for Fundamental Symmetries: Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay and WIMP - Status and perspectives" 11:00 am: Tomas Rodriguez, TU Darmstadt "Neutrinoless double beta decay nuclear

Washington at Seattle, University of - Department of Physics, Electroweak Interaction Research Group

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ORSAY LAL 12-130 n0 d'ordre  

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of the Majo- rana neutrino 7 1 The majorana neutrino and the neutrinoless double beta decay 9 1.1 The neutrinoless double beta decay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 1.2 Constraints from neutrino

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The Sanford Underground Research Facility at Homestake U.C Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory  

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the LUX dark matter and MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR neutrinoless double-beta decay experiments. The Long to host a neutrinoless double beta decay experiment. Additional science efforts are hosted throughout

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arXiv:0808.1702v1[hep-ph]12Aug2008 NUHEP-TH/08-04 Minimally Allowed 0 Rates Within an Anarchical Framework  

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, Evanston, IL 60208, USA Neutrinoless double beta decay (0) is the only realistic probe of the Majorana of the neutrino is an important issue that must be addressed experimentally. Neutrinoless double beta decay (0

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INITIAL RUNS OF THE NEMO 3 EXPERIMENT NEMO Collaboration  

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neutrinoless double beta decay. The search for the effective neutrino mass will approach a lower limit of 0.1 e method could be through neutrinoless double beta decay ((0)) which is the mission of the NEMO 3 detector

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DESY 08055 arXiv:0805.1338v1  

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of the neutrinoless double beta decay and the leptogenesis. The prediction of the branching ratio of #22; ! e is also are Majorana particles and we expect the neutrinoless double beta decay which provides the information not only

418

Neutrino mass, lepton number, and the origin of matter  

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antiparticles? And many other things% Do neutrinos violate CP? #12;Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay W. Rodejohann? #12;Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay 1 sigma W. Rodejohann, 1206.2560 #12;14 F. Iachello #12;15 Regions

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phi1/beta from B -> charmonium/charm modes  

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The asymmetric B-factories have provided valuable information on CP violation so far. In particular, one of the angles of the Unitarity Triangle, phi1(=beta), has been measured by several approaches. Since FPCP2004, some measurements have been updated and improved. In this letter, the latest status of phi1 measurements, performed at BaBar and Belle experiments usgin B -> charm/charmonium decays, are reported.

T. Hara

2006-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

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The CUORE and CUORE-0 Experiments at Gran Sasso  

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The Cryogenic Underground Observatory for Rare Events (CUORE) is an experiment to search for neutrinoless double beta decay ($0\

Giachero, A; Avignone, F T; Azzolini, O; Balata, M; Banks, T I; Bari, G; Beeman, J; Bellini, F; Bersani, A; Biassoni, M; Brofferio, C; Bucci, C; Cai, X Z; Camacho, A; Caminata, A; Canonica, L; Cao, X G; Capelli, S; Cappelli, L; Carbone, L; Cardani, L; Casali, N; Cassina, L; Chiesa, D; Chott, N; Clemenza, M; Copello, S; Cosmelli, C; Cremonesi, O; Creswick, R J; Cushman, J S; Dafinei, I; Dally, A; Datskov, V; Dell'Oro, S; Deninno, M M; Di Domizio, S; di Vacri, M L; Drobizhev, A; Ejzak, L; Fang, D Q; Farach, H A; Faverzani, M; Fernandes, G; Ferri, E; Ferroni, F; Fiorini, E; Franceschi, M A; Freedman, S J; Fujikawa, B K; Gironi, L; Giuliani, A; Gorla, P; Gotti, C; Gutierrez, T D; Haller, E E; Han, K; Heeger, K M; Hennings-Yeomans, R; Hickerson, K P; Huang, H Z; Kadel, R; Kazkaz, K; Keppel, G; Kolomensky, Yu G; Li, Y L; Ligi, C; Lim, K E; Liu, X; Ma, Y G; Maiano, C; Maino, M; Martinez, M; Maruyama, R H; Mei, Y; Moggi, N; Morganti, S; Napolitano, T; Nastasi, M; Nisi, S; Nones, C; Norman, E B; Nucciotti, A; O'Donnell, T; Orio, F; Orlandi, D; Ouellet, J L; Pagliarone, C E; Pallavicini, M; Pattavina, L; Pavan, M; Pedretti, M; Pessina, G; Pettinacci, V; Piperno, G; Pira, C; Pirro, S; Pozzi, S; Previtali, E; Rampazzo, V; Rosenfeld, C; Rusconi, C; Sala, E; Sangiorgio, S; Scielzo, N D; Sisti, M; Smith, A R; Taffarello, L; Tenconi, M; Terranova, F; Tian, W D; Tomei, C; Trentalange, S; Ventura, G; Vignati, M; Wang, B S; Wang, H W; Wielgus, L; Wilson, J; Winslow, L A; Wise, T; Woodcraft, A; Zanotti, L; Zarra, C; Zhang, G Q; Zhu, B X; Zucchelli, S

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Production, characterization and operation of $^{76}$Ge enriched BEGe detectors in GERDA  

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The GERmanium Detector Array (GERDA) at the Gran Sasso Underground Laboratory (LNGS) searches for the neutrinoless double beta decay (0{\

Agostini, M; Andreotti, E; Bakalyarov, A M; Balata, M; Barabanov, I; Barros, N; Baudis, L; Bauer, C; Becerici-Schmidt, N; Bellotti, E; Belogurov, S; Belyaev, S T; Benato, G; Bettini, A; Bezrukov, L; Bode, T; Borowicz, D; Brudanin, V; Brugnera, R; Budjas, D; Caldwel, A; Cattadori, C; Chernogorov, A; D'Andrea, V; Demidova, E V; Domula, A; Egorov, V; Falkenstein, R; Freund, K; Frodyma, N; Gangapshev, A; Garfagnini, A; Gotti, C; Grabmayr, P; Gurentsov, V; Gusev, K; Hampel, W; Hegai, A; Heisel, M; Hemmer, S; Heusser, G; Hofmann, W; Hult, M; Inzhechik, L V; Ioannucci, L; Csathy, J Janicsko; Jochum, J; Junker, M; Kazalov, V; Kihm, T; Kirpichnikov, I V; Kirsch, A; Klimenko, A; Knöpfle, K T; Kochetov, O; Kornoukhov, V N; Kuzminov, V V; Laubenstein, M; Lazzaro, A; Lebedev, V I; Lehnert, B; Liao, H Y; Lindner, M; Lippi, I; Lubashevskiy, A; Lubsandorzhiev, B; Lutter, G; Macolino, C; Majorovits, B; Maneschg, W; Misiaszek, M; Nemchenok, I; Nisi, S; O'Shaughnessy, C; Palioselitis, D; Pandola, L; Pelczar, K; Pessina, G; Pullia, A; Riboldi, S; Rumyantseva, N; Sada, C; Salathe, M; Schmitt, C; Schreiner, J; Schulz, O; Schwingenheuer, B; Schönert, S; Shevchik, E; Shirchenko, M; Simgen, H; Smolnikov, A; Stanco, L; Strecker, H; Ur, C A; Vanhoefer, L; Vasenko, A A; von Sturm, K; Wagner, V; Walter, M; Wegmann, A; Wester, T; Wilsenach, H; Wojcik, M; Yanovich, E; Zavarise, P; Zhitnikov, I; Zhukov, S V; Zinatulina, D; Zuber, K; Zuzel, G

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March 4, 2013 R&D towards large-liquid scintillator detectors and measurement of  

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of experiments to search for the neutrinoless double beta decay of 136 Xe. The first such experiment, known

McDonald, Kirk

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arXiv:hep-ph/0608147v113Aug2006 NUHEP-TH/06-06 Neutrino Phenomenology of Very Low-Energy Seesaws  

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), in order to search for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay of Te. Runs lasting up to 10 000 h have been

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Revised Version DESY 07141 arXiv:0709.4650v2  

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) in "neutrinoless double beta decay": UT group is involved in Majorana and KamLAND/ZEN experiments. (b) in neutron

425

Physik-Department Wissenschaftskommunikation  

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in order to look for neutrinoless double beta decay from the isotope 150 Nd. This rare radioactive proc

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Published: July 15, 2011 r 2011 American Chemical Society 3357 dx.doi.org/10.1021/am200515q |ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2011, 3, 33573365  

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in order to look for neutrinoless double beta decay from the isotope 150 Nd. This rare radioactive proc

Barrett, Christopher

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arXiv:hepph/0501039 NUHEP-TH/05-02  

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, \\Predictions on the neutrinoless double beta decay from the leptogenesis via the LH(u) at direction," Phys

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IOP PUBLISHING JOURNAL OF PHYSICS G: NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE PHYSICS J. Phys. G: Nucl. Part. Phys. 39 (2012) 124001 (16pp) doi:10.1088/0954-3899/39/12/124001  

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collected in 9234 hours of effective running time we improve our limit on neutrinoless double beta decay

Engel, Jonathan

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The Institute for Nuclear and Particle Physics at the Department of Physics in the Faculty of Science has the following immediate openings  

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experi- mental methods of nuclear physics (e.g. the neutrinoless double beta decay or the direct search

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Future perspective on particle physics Riccardo Barbieri  

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consequences which follow from the previous works of M.Kirchbach et al. on neutrinoless double beta decay

Abbondandolo, Alberto

431

Exotic decay model and alpha decay studies  

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In exotic decay studies, the lifetime of alpha emission occurs crucially in the branching ratio calculation. In this work, we extend our previous exotic decay model to calculate the same. But, in this case unlike in the exotic decay, the redistribution of charge for given masses of the fragments has to be taken into account since the charge-to-mass ratio of the alpha fragment differs from that of the parent nucleus. We have therefore modified the Yukawa-plus-exponential potential in the post-scission region in our model suitably so as to allow the required charge redistribution among the fragments in the region between sharp contact and the point up to which the finite-range effects persist. The success of this model for alpha decay is as good as for the exotic decay studies.

Shanmugam, G.; Kamalaharan, B. (Department of Physics, Presidency College, Madras 600005, India (IN))

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NEWS & VIEWS nature physics | VOL 1 | DECEMBER 2005 | www.nature.com/naturephysics 137  

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for `neutrinoless double-beta decay' marks progress towards a better understanding of the ever-elusive neutrinos provoke truly heroic efforts. Such is the case in the search for neutrinoless double-beta decay -- a rare of neutrinoless double-beta decay sought in the experiment. Reprinted with permission from C. Arnaboldi et al

Loss, Daniel

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4/16/07 R. Henning --UNC-CH 1 The Majorana Neutrinoless  

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4/16/07 R. Henning -- UNC-CH 1 The Majorana Neutrinoless Double-beta Decay Experiment Reyco Henning U. of North Carolina -- Chapel Hill #12;4/16/07 R. Henning -- UNC-CH 2 Neutrinoless Double Beta-decay T4.00003 : Henry Primakoff Lecture: Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay, J. Wilkerson · Immediate

Washington at Seattle, University of - Department of Physics, Electroweak Interaction Research Group

434

WHAT IS A TRULY NEUTRAL PARTICLE? TSAN UNG CHAN  

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be its own antiparticle: so neutrinoless double beta decay cannot take place in nature. We point out the internal contradiction required by the existence of hypothetical neutrinoless double beta decay. We suggest of neutrino mass deduced from neutrinoless double beta decay cannot be used as constraints in contrast

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*Corresponding author. Fax: #39-0862-437570. E-mail address: stefano.pirro@lngs.infn.it (S. Pirro).  

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Abstract Present results on neutrinoless double beta decay of Te obtained with an array of 20 cryogenic array, corresponding to 1.5 kg yr, a limit on neutrinoless double beta decay half-life of 9.5;10 yr (90. The advantages of using large mass, high resolu- tion detectors to search for neutrinoless double beta decay (0

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Measurements of photon scattering lengths in scintillator and a test of the linearity of light yield as a function of  

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neutrinoless double beta decay and measure solar neutrinos and geoneutrinos. The type of particle by ap- proximately 9500 PMTs. For detections of neutrinoless double beta decay, the liquid scintillator double beta decay, low energy solar neutrinos, geo- neutrinos and supernova neutrinos using scintillation

Washington at Seattle, University of - Department of Physics, Electroweak Interaction Research Group

437

Robust Signal Extraction Methods and Monte Carlo Sensitivity Studies for the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory and  

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+. An important part of the SNO+ physics program will be a search for neutrinoless double beta decay, carried out a reasonable choice for the 150 Nd neutrinoless double beta decay matrix element, these half lives correspond are competitive with those expected from all other near-term neutrinoless double beta decay experiments. ii #12

Waltham, Chris

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H I G H E N E R G Y PH Y S I C S T H E U N I V E R S I T Y O F C H I C A G O  

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. The observation of neutrinoless double-beta decay would reveal the neutrino to be a Majorana particle and provide chamber used to search for neutrinoless double beta decay of xenon-136. I will describe the detector and present recent results from two years of data-taking, which constrain the neutrinoless double-beta decay

439

Feasibility Study of a Search for R-Parity violating resonant Selectron Production  

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the search for neutrinoless double beta decay. The aim of this study is to determine whether these limits can experiments using neutrinoless double beta decay can be signicantly improved. Kurzdarstellung In R.1 Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 3.2 Boundaries from Neutrino

Hebbeker, Thomas

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Physics Letters B 584 (2004) 260268 www.elsevier.com/locate/physletb  

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of neutrinoless double beta decay is 0.2 counts keV-1 kg-1 y-1, among the lowest in this type of experiment. No evidence for neutrinoless double beta decay is found with the present statistics obtained in about three double beta decay of 130Te with the calorimetric CUORICINO experiment C. Arnaboldi a , D.R. Artusa b , F

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arXiv:hep-ex/0202018v322May2002 Modern Physics Letters A,  

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COMMENT ON "EVIDENCE FOR NEUTRINOLESS DOUBLE BETA DECAY" C. E. Aalseth1, F. T. Avignone III2, A. Barabash3) We comment on the recent claim for the experimental observation of neutrinoless double- beta decay for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay" However, the analysis in KDHK makes an extraordinary claim, and therefore re

Piepke, Andreas G.

442

MAJORANA Demonstrator Motivation  

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1 #12;OVERVIEW MAJORANA Demonstrator Motivation Neutrinoless double beta decay Search for axions: MAJORANA Collaboration #12;NEUTRINOLESS DOUBLE BETA DECAY Emission of 2 electrons from Ge-76 and application to neutrinoless double beta decay search in Ge- 76." Journal of Instrumentation 6 (2011).13 #12

Washington at Seattle, University of - Department of Physics, Electroweak Interaction Research Group

443

Moduli Decays and Gravitinos  

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One proposed solution of the moduli problem of string cosmology requires that the moduli are quite heavy, their decays reheating the universe to temperatures above the scale of nucleosynthesis. In many of these scenarios, the moduli are approximately supersymmetric; it is then crucial that the decays to gravitinos are helicity suppressed. In this paper, we discuss situations where these decays are, and are not, suppressed. We also comment on a possible gravitino problem from inaton decay.

Dine, Michael; Kitano, Ryuichiro; Morisse, Alexander; Shirman, Yuri

2006-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Is the beta phase maximal?  

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indicates that 2|Vub / Vcb/ Vus| = (1-z) with z given by z = 0.19 +(-) 0.14. This fact implies that irrespective of the form of the quark Yukawa matrices, the measured value of the SM CP phase beta is approximately the maximum allowed by the measured absolute values of the CKM elements. This is beta = pi/6 - z/sqrt{3} for gamma = pi/3 + z/sqrt{3}, which implies alpha = pi/2. Alternatively, assuming that beta is exactly maximal and using the experimental measurement, sin(2beta) = 0.726+(-) 0.037, the phase gamma is predicted to be gamma = pi/2 - beta = 66.3 +(-) 1.7. The maximality of beta, if confirmed by the near-future experiments, may give us some clues as to the origin of CP violation.

Ferrandis, Javier; Ferrandis, Javier

2005-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Beta 3 at Y-12  

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Uranium Materials Facility. By using some of the available space in Beta 3, substantial cost was avoided and the training expedited. Building 9731 with its two Alpha Calutrons...

446

BECCAV1.0 BETA  

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002318WKSTN00 Brain-Emulating Cognition and Control Architecture (BECCA) V1.0 beta  http://sourceforge.net/projects/becca 

447

Observation of New Charmless Decays of Bottom Hadrons  

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The authors search for new charmless decays of neutral b-hadrons to pairs of charged hadrons with the upgraded Collider Detector at the Fermilab Tevatron. Using a data sample corresponding to 1 fb{sup -1} of integrated luminosity, they report the first observation of the B{sub s}{sup 0} {yields} K{sup +}{pi}{sup +} decay, with a significance of 8.2{sigma}, and measure {Beta}(B{sub s}{sup 0} {yields} K{sup -}{pi}{sup +}) = (5.0 {+-} 0.7 (stat.) {+-} 0.8 (syst.)) x 10{sup -6}. They also report the first observation of charmless b-baryon decays in the channels {Lambda}{sub b}{sup 0} {yields} p{pi}{sup -} and {Lambda}{sub b}{sup 0} {yields} pK{sup -} with significances of 6.0{sigma} and 11.5{sigma} respectively, and they measure {Beta}({Lambda}{sub b}{sup 0} {yields} p{pi}{sup -}) = (3.5 {+-} 0.6 (stat.) {+-} 0.9 (syst.)) x 10{sup -6} and {Beta}({Lambda}{sub b}{sup 0} {yields} pK{sup -}) = (5.6 {+-} 0.8 (stat.) {+-} 1.5 (syst.)) x 10{sup -6}. No evidence is found for the decays B{sup 0} {yields} K{sup +}K{sup -} and B{sub s}{sup 0} {yields} {pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup -}, and they set an improved upper limit {Beta}(B{sub s}{sup 0} {yields} {pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup -}) < 1.2 x 10{sup -6} at the 90% confidence level. All quoted branching fractions are measured using {Beta}(B{sup 0} {yields} K{sup +}{pi}{sup -}) as a reference.

Morello, Michael J.; /Fermilab

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sensitivity studies of CdZnTe semiconductor detectors for the COBRA experiment.  

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??The COBRA Experiment searches for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay. The observation of this decay would provide the absolute mass of the neutrino and clarify the… (more)

Köttig, Tobias

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

A combined beta-beam and electron capture neutrino experiment  

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The next generation of long baseline neutrino experiments will aim at determining the value of the unknown mixing angle, theta_{13}, the type of neutrino mass hierarchy and the presence of CP-violation in the lepton sector. Beta-beams and electron capture experiments have been studied as viable candidates for long baseline experiments. They use a very clean electron neutrino beam from the beta-decays or electron capture decays of boosted ions. In the present article we consider an hybrid setup which combines a beta-beam with an electron capture beam by using boosted Ytterbium ions. We study the sensitivity to the CP-violating phase delta and the theta_{13} angle, the CP-discovery potential and the reach to determine the type of neutrino mass hierarchy for this type of long baseline experiment. The analysis is performed for different neutrino beam energies and baselines. Finally, we also discuss how the results would change if a better knowledge of some of the assumed parameters was achieved by the time this experiment could take place.

J. Bernabeu; C. Espinoza; C. Orme; S. Palomares-Ruiz; S. Pascoli

2009-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

450

Barotropic Equatorial Waves: The Nonuniformity of the Equatorial Beta-Plane  

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Some equatorially trapped motions cannot be modeled by the equatorial beta-plane. Our proof is a counter-example: if the zonal wavenumber m is large, barotropic Rossby-Haurwitz waves decay with latitude outside a narrow band about the equator and ...

John P. Boyd

1985-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

Beta Dosimetry at Nuclear Power Plants  

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......function of gamma dose and energy of the beta rays. Measurements...radiation and effective beta energy obtained in the working environment at nuclear power plants during the shut-down...decommissioning. The effective beta energy is most frequently between......

P. Carný; M. Lieskovsky

1991-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

Decay of accelerated particles  

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We study how the decay properties of particles are changed by acceleration. It is shown that under the influence of acceleration (1) the lifetime of particles is modified and (2) new processes (such as the decay of the proton) become possible. This is illustrated by considering scalar models for the decay of muons, pions, and protons. We discuss the close conceptual relation between these processes and the Unruh effect.

Rainer Müller

1997-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Precision Measurement Of The Neutron's Beta Asymmetry Using Ultra-Cold Neutrons  

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A measurement of A{beta}, the correlation between the electron momentum and neutron (n) spin (the beta asymmetry) in n beta-decay, together with the n lifetime, provides a method for extracting fundamental parameters for the charged-current weak interaction of the nucleon. In particular when combined with decay measurements, one can extract the Vud element of the CKM matrix, a critical element in CKM unitarity tests. By using a new SD2 super-thermal source at LANSCE, large fluxes of UCN (ultra-cold neutrons) are expected for the UCNA project. These UCN will be 100% polarized using a 7 T magnetic field, and directed into the {beta} spectrometer. This approach, together with an expected large reduction in backgrounds, will result in an order of magnitude reduction in the critical systematic corrections associated with current n {beta}-asymmetry measurements. This paper will give an overview of the UCNA A{beta} measurement as well as an update on the status of the experiment.

Makela, M. [Los Alamos National Lab., P.O. Box 1663, Los Alamos, NM 87545 (United States); Back, H. O. [North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC 27695 (United States); Melconian, D. [University of Washington, Department of Physics, Box 351560 Seattle, WA 98195 (United States); Plaster, B. [California Institute of Technology, Kellogg Radiation Lab, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States)

2006-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Nonlinear subcritical magnetohydrodynamic beta limit  

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Published gyrokinetic simulations have had difficulty operating beyond about half the ideal magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) critical beta limit with stationary and low transport levels in some well-established reference cases. Here it is demonstrated that this limitation is unlikely due to numerical instability, but rather appears to be a nonlinear subcritical MHD beta limit[R. E. Waltz, Phys. Rev. Lett. 55, 1098 (1985)] induced by the locally enhanced pressure gradients from the diamagnetic component of the nonlinearly driven (zero frequency) zonal flows. Strong evidence that the zonal flow corrugated pressure gradient profiles can act as a MHD-like beta limit unstable secondary equilibrium is provided. It is shown that the addition of sufficient ExB shear or operation closer to drift wave instability threshold, thereby reducing the high-n drift wave turbulence nonlinear pumping of the zonal flows, can allow the normal high-n ideal MHD beta limit to be reached with low transport levels. Example gyrokinetic simulations of experimental discharges are provided: one near the high-n beta limit reasonably matches the low transport levels needed when the high experimental level of ExB shear is applied; a second experimental example at moderately high beta appears to be limited by the subcritical beta.

Waltz, R. E. [General Atomics, P.O. Box 85608, San Diego, California 92186-5608 (United States)

2010-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Variants of beta-glucosidases  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention relates to variants of a parent beta-glucosidase, comprising a substitution at one or more positions corresponding to positions 142, 183, 266, and 703 of amino acids 1 to 842 of SEQ ID NO: 2 or corresponding to positions 142, 183, 266, and 705 of amino acids 1 to 844 of SEQ ID NO: 70, wherein the variant has beta-glucosidase activity. The present invention also relates to nucleotide sequences encoding the variant beta-glucosidases and to nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the nucleotide sequences.

Fidantsef, Ana (Davis, CA); Lamsa, Michael (Davis, CA); Clancy, Brian Gorre (Elk Grove, CA)

2008-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Variants of beta-glucosidases  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention relates to variants of a parent beta-glucosidase, comprising a substitution at one or more positions corresponding to positions 142, 183, 266, and 703 of amino acids 1 to 842 of SEQ ID NO: 2 or corresponding to positions 142, 183, 266, and 705 of amino acids 1 to 844 of SEQ ID NO: 70, wherein the variant has beta-glucosidase activity. The present invention also relates to nucleotide sequences encoding the variant beta-glucosidases and to nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the nucleotide sequences.

Fidantsef, Ana; Lamsa, Michael; Gorre-Clancy, Brian

2014-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

457

Low energy beta-beams  

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The main goal of a beta-beam facility is to determine the possible existence of CP violation in the lepton sector, the value of the third neutrino mixing angle and the mass hierarchy. Here we argue that a much broader physics case can be covered since the beta-beam concept can also be used to establish a low energy beta-beam facility. We discuss that the availability of neutrino beams in the 100 MeV energy range offers a unique opportunity to perform neutrino scattering experiments of interest for nuclear physics, for the study of fundamental interactions and of core-collapse supernova physics.

Cristina Volpe

2009-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Search for Charged Lepton Violation in Narrow Upsilon Decays  

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Charged lepton flavor violating processes are unobservable in the standard model, but they are predicted to be enhanced in several extensions to the standard model, including supersymmetry and models with leptoquarks or compositeness. We present a search for such processes in a sample of 99 x 10{sup 6} {Upsilon}(2S) decays and 117 x 10{sup 6} {Upsilon}(3S) decays collected with the BABAR detector. We place upper limits on the branching fractions {Beta}({Upsilon}(nS) {yields} e{sup {+-}}{tau}{sup {-+}}) and {Beta}({Upsilon}(nS) {yields} {mu}{sup {+-}}{tau}{sup {-+}}) (n = 2, 3) at the 10{sup -6} level and use these results to place lower limits of order 1 TeV on the mass scale of charged lepton flavor violating effective operators.

Lees, J.P.; Poireau, V.; Prencipe, E.; Tisserand, V.; /Annecy, LAPP; Garra Tico, J.; Grauges, E.; /Barcelona U., ECM; Martinelli, M.; Palano, A.; Pappagallo, M.; /Bari U. /INFN, Bari; Eigen, G.; Stugu, B.; Sun, L.; /Bergen U.; Battaglia, M.; Brown, D.N.; Hooberman, B.; Kerth, L.T.; Kolomensky, Yu.G.; Lynch, G.; Osipenkov, I.L.; Tanabe, T.; /LBL, Berkeley /UC, Berkeley; Hawkes, C.M.; /Birmingham U. /Ruhr U., Bochum /British Columbia U. /Brunel U. /Novosibirsk, IYF /UC, Irvine /UC, Riverside /UC, San Diego /UC, Santa Barbara /UC, Santa Cruz /Caltech /Cincinnati U. /Colorado U. /Colorado State U. /Dortmund U. /Dresden, Tech. U. /Ecole Polytechnique /Edinburgh U. /Ferrara U. /INFN, Ferrara /Frascati /Columbus Supercond., Genova /INFN, Genoa /Indian Inst. Tech., Guwahati /Harvard U. /Heidelberg U. /Humboldt U., Berlin /Imperial Coll., London /Iowa State U. /Iowa State U. /Johns Hopkins U. /Orsay, LAL /LLNL, Livermore /Liverpool U. /Queen Mary, U. of London /Royal Holloway, U. of London /Louisville U. /Mainz U., Inst. Kernphys. /Manchester U. /Maryland U. /Massachusetts U., Amherst /MIT /McGill U. /Consorzio Milano Ricerche /INFN, Milan /Mississippi U. /Montreal U. /Napoli Seconda U. /INFN, Naples /NIKHEF, Amsterdam /Notre Dame U. /Ohio State U. /Oregon U. /Padua U. /INFN, Padua /Paris U., VI-VII /Perugia U. /INFN, Perugia /INFN, Pisa /Princeton U. /Rome U. /INFN, Rome /Rostock U. /Rutherford /DAPNIA, Saclay /SLAC /South Carolina U. /Stanford U., Phys. Dept. /SUNY, Albany /Tel Aviv U. /Tennessee U. /Texas U. /Texas U., Dallas /Turin U. /INFN, Turin /Trieste U. /INFN, Trieste /Valencia U., IFIC /Victoria U. /Warwick U. /Wisconsin U., Madison

2011-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Majorons and muon decay  

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The existence of a massless Goldstone boson coupling to neutrinos in theories with spontaneous violation of a global B-L symmetry may be consequential in precision measurements of the parameters in muon decay. We calculate the decay parameters for ??eMM, where the Majoron M is the Goldstone boson, and discuss limits on the Majoron-neutrino coupling.

T. Goldman; Edward W. Kolb; G. J. Stephenson; Jr.

1982-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

460

Muon Decay Deep Underground  

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A measurement of delayed coincidences characteristic of muon decay has been made at a depth of 1440-hg/cm2 standard rock with a 200-liter liquid scintillation detector. These results are consistent with the decay rate predicted from the depth-intensity curve for the penetrating component of the cosmic rays, providing independent evidence that this component is energetic muons.

W. R. Kropp; Jr.; F. Reines; R. M. Woods; Jr.

1968-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Rare hadronic B decays  

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Rare hadronic B-meson decays allow us to study CP violation. The class of B decays final states containing two vector mesons provides a rich set of angular correlation observables to study. This article reviews some of the recent experimental results from the BaBar and Belle collaborations.

A. J. Bevan

2006-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

462

Searches for Lepton Flavor Violation in the Decays tau+- ---> e+- gamma and tau+- ---> mu+- gamma  

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Searches for lepton-flavor-violating decays of a {tau} lepton to a lighter mass lepton and a photon have been performed with the entire dataset of (963 {+-} 7) x 10{sup 6} {tau} decays collected by the BABAR detector near the {Upsilon}(4S), {Upsilon}(3S) and {Upsilon}(2S) resonances. The searches yield no evidence of signals and they set upper limits on the branching fractions of {Beta}({tau}{sup {+-}} {yields} e{sup {+-}}{gamma}) < 3.3 x 10{sup -8} and {Beta}({tau}{sup {+-}} {yields} {mu}{sup {+-}}{gamma}) < 4.4 x 10{sup -8} at 90% confidence level.

Aubert, Bernard; Karyotakis, Y.; Lees, J.P.; Poireau, V.; Prencipe, E.; Prudent, X.; Tisserand, V.; /Annecy, LAPP; Garra Tico, J.; Grauges, E.; /Barcelona U., ECM; Martinelli, M.; Palano, A.; Pappagallo, M.; /INFN, Bari /Bari U.; Eigen, G.; Stugu, B.; Sun, L.; /Bergen U.; Battaglia, M.; Brown, David Nathan; Hooberman, B.; Kerth, L.T.; Kolomensky, Yu.G.; Lynch, G.; /LBL, Berkeley /UC, Berkeley /Birmingham U. /Ruhr U., Bochum /British Columbia U. /Brunel U. /Novosibirsk, IYF /UC, Irvine /UC, Riverside /UC, San Diego /UC, Santa Barbara /UC, Santa Cruz /Caltech /Cincinnati U. /Colorado U. /Colorado State U. /Dortmund U. /Dresden, Tech. U. /Ecole Polytechnique /Edinburgh U. /INFN, Ferrara /Ferrara U. /INFN, Ferrara /INFN, Ferrara /Ferrara U. /INFN, Ferrara /INFN, Ferrara /Ferrara U. /Frascati /INFN, Genoa /Genoa U. /INFN, Genoa /INFN, Genoa /Genoa U. /INFN, Genoa /INFN, Genoa /Genoa U. /Harvard U. /Heidelberg U. /Humboldt U., Berlin /Imperial Coll., London /Iowa U. /Iowa State U. /Johns Hopkins U. /Orsay, LAL /LLNL, Livermore /Liverpool U. /Queen Mary, U. of London /Royal Holloway, U. of London /Louisville U. /Mainz U., Inst. Kernphys. /Manchester U. /Maryland U. /Massachusetts U., Amherst /MIT, LNS; /more authors.; ,

2010-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Recoilless Resonant Capture of Antineutrinos from Tritium Decay  

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Monoenergetic antineutrinos emitted in the bound state beta-decay of H can be resonantly captured in 3He. Favorable conditions are offered by tritide technology for ultra sharp recoilless resonant capture of the 18.6 keV nubare with sigma~5x10-32 cm2, 11 orders of magnitude larger than sigma(nubare +p). The gravitational red shift of neutrinos and the mixing angle theta13 may be measurable in bench scale baselines.

R. S. Raghavan

2006-09-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of CP-violating asymmetries in B0 decays to CP eigenstates  

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We present measurements of time-dependent CP-violating asymmetries in neutral B decays to several CP eigenstates. The measurement uses a data sample of 23 million Upsilon(4S)-->B-anti-B decays collected by the BABAR detector at the PEP-II asymmetric B Factory at SLAC. In this sample, we find events where one neutral B meson is fully reconstructed in a CP eigenstate containing charmonium and the flavor of the other neutral B meson is determined from its decay products. The amplitude of the CP-violating asymmetry, which in the Standard Model is proportional to sin2beta, is derived from the decay time distributions in such events. The result is sin2beta=0.34 +/- 0.20 (stat) +/- 0.05 (syst).

Aubert, Bernard; De Bonis, I; Gaillard, Jean-Marc; Jérémie, A; Karyotakis, Yu; Lees, J P; Robbe, P; Tisserand, V; Palano, A; Chen, G P; Chen, J C; Qi, N D; Rong, G; Wang, P; Zhu, Y S; Eigen, G; Reinertsen, P L; Stugu, B; Abbott, B; Abrams, G S; Borgland, A W; Breon, A B; Brown, D N; Button-Shafer, J; Cahn, R N; Clark, A R; Dardin, S; Day, C; Dow, S F; Elioff, T; Fan, Q; Gaponenko, I A; Gill, M S; Goozen, F R; Gowdy, S J; Gritsan, A; Groysman, Y; Jacobsen, R G; Jared, R C; Kadel, R W; Kadyk, J; Karcher, A; Kerth, L T; Kipnis, I; Kluth, S; Kolomensky, Yu G; Kral, J F; Lafever, R; Le Clerc, C; Levi, M E; Lewis, S A; Lionberger, C A; Liu, T; Long, M; Lynch, G; Marino, M; Marks, K; Matuk, C A; Meyer, A B; Mokhtarani, A; Momayezi, M; Nyman, M A; Oddone, P J; Ohnemus, J; Oshatz, D; Patton, S; Perazzo, A; Peters, C; Pope, W; Pripstein, M; Quarrie, D R; Rasson, J E; Roe, N A; Romosan, A; Ronan, Michael T; Shelkov, V G; Stone, R; Telnov, A V; Weber, T; Wenzel, W A; Zisman, M S; Bright-Thomas, P G; Harrison, T J; Hawkes, C M; Kirk, A; Knowles, D J; O'Neale, S W; Watson, A T; Watson, N K; Deppermann, T; Koch, H; Krug, J; Kunze, M; Lewandowski, B; Peters, K; Schmücker, H; Steinke, M; Andress, J C; Barlow, N R; Bhimji, W; Chevalier, N; Clark, P J; Cottingham, W N; De, N; De Groot, J G H; Dyce, N; Foster, B; Mass, A; McFall, J D; Wallom, D; Wilson, F F; Abe, K; Hearty, C; Mattison, T S; McKenna, J A; Thiessen, D; Camanzi, B; Jolly, S; McKemey, A K; Tinslay, J; Blinov, V E; Bukin, A D; Bukin, D A; Buzykaev, A R; Dubrovin, M S; Golubev, V B; Ivanchenko, V N; Kolachev, G M; Korol, A A; Kravchenko, E A; Onuchin, A P; Salnikov, A A; Serednyakov, S I; Skovpen, Yu I; Telnov, V I; Yushkov, A N; Lankford, A J; Mandelkern, M A; McMahon, S; Stoker, D P; Ahsan, A; Buchanan, C; Chun, S; Branson, J G; MacFarlane, D B; Prell, S; Rahatlou, S; Raven, G; Sharma, V; Burke, S; Campagnari, C; Dahmes, B; Hale, D; Hart, P A; Kuznetsova, N; Kyre, S; Levy, S L; Long, O; Lu, A; Richman, J D; Verkerke, W; Witherell, M; Yellin, S; Beringer, J; Dorfan, D E; Eisner, A M; Frey, A; Grillo, A A; Grothe, M; Heusch, C A; Johnson, R P; Kröger, W; Lockman, W S; Pulliam, T; Sadrozinski, H F W; Schalk, T L; Schmitz, R E; Schumm, B A; Seiden, A; Spencer, E N; Turri, M; Walkowiak, W; Williams, D C; Chen, E; Dubois-Felsmann, G P; Dvoretskii, A; Hanson, J E; Hitlin, D G; Metzler, S; Oyang, J; Porter, F C; Ryd, A; Samuel, A; Weaver, M; Yang, S; Zhu, R Y; Devmal, S C; Geld, T L; Jayatilleke, S M; Mancinelli, G; Meadows, B T; Sokoloff, M D; Bloom, P; Fahey, S; Ford, W T; Gaede, F; Van Hoek, W C; Johnson, D R; Michael, A K; Nauenberg, U; Olivas, A; Park, H; Rankin, P; Roy, J; Sen, S; Smith, J G; Wagner, D L; Blouw, J; Harton, J L; Krishnamurthy, M; Soffer, A; Toki, W H; Warner, D W; Wilson, R J; Zhang, J; Brandt, T; Brose, J; Colberg, T; Dahlinger, G; Dickopp, M; Dubitzky, R S; Eckstein, P; Futterschneider, H; Krause, R; Maly, E; Müller-Pfefferkorn, R; Otto, S; Schubert, Klaus R; Schwierz, R; Spaan, B; Wilden, L; Behr, L; Bernard, D; Bonneaud, G R; Brochard, F; Cohen-Tanugi, J; Ferrag, S; Fouque, G; Gastaldi, F; Matricon, P; Mora de Freitas, P; Renard, C; Roussot, E; T'Jampens, S; Thiebaux, C; Vasileiadis, G; Verderi, M; Anjomshoaa, A; Bernet, R; Di Lodovico, F; Khan, A; Muheim, F; Playfer, S; Swain, J E; Falbo, M; Bozzi, C; Dittongo, S; Folegani, M; Piemontese, L; Treadwell, E; Anulli, F; Baldini-Ferroli, R; Calcaterra, A; De Sangro, R; Falciai, D; Finocchiaro, G; Patteri, P; Peruzzi, I M; Piccolo, M; Xie, Y; Zallo, A; Bagnasco, S; Buzzo, A; Contri, R; Crosetti, G; Lo Vetere, M; Macri, M; Monge, M R; Pallavicini, M; Passaggio, S; Pastore, F C; Patrignani, C; Pia, M G; Robutti, E; Santroni, A; Morii, M; Bartoldus, R; Dignan, T; Hamilton, R; Mallik, U; Cochran, J; Crawley, H B; Fischer, P A; Lamsa, J; McKay, R; Meyer, W T; Rosenberg, E I; Albert, J N; Beigbeder-Beau, C; Benkebil, M; Breton, D; Cizeron, R; Du, S; Grosdidier, G; Hast, C; Höcker, A; Le Peltier, V; Lutz, A M; Plaszczynski, S; Schune, M H; Trincaz-Duvoid, S; Truong, K D; Valassi, Andrea; Wormser, G; Bionta, R M; Brigljevic, V; Brooks, A; Fackler, O; Fujino, D; Lange, D J; Mugge, M; O'Connor, T G; Pedrotti, B; Shi, X; Van Bibber, K; Wenaus, T J; Wright, D M; Wuest, C R; Yamamoto, B; Carroll, M; Fry, J R; Gabathuler, Erwin; Gamet, R; George, M; Kay, M; Payne, D J; Sloane, R J; Touramanis, C; Aspinwall, M L; Bowerman, D A; Dauncey, P D; Egede, U; Eschrich, I; Gunawardane, N J W; Martin, R; Nash, J A; Price, D R; Sanders, P; Smith, D; Azzopardi, D E; Back, J J; Dixon, P; Harrison, P F; Newman-Coburn, D; Potter, R J L; Shorthouse, H W; Strother, P; Vidal, P B; Williams, M I; Cowan, G; George, S; Green, M G; Kurup, A; Marker, C E; McGrath, P; McMahon, T R; Salvatore, F; Scott, I; Vaitsas, G; Brown, D; Davis, C L; Ford, K; Li, Y; Pavlovich, J; Allison, J; Barlow, R J; Boyd, J T

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radioactive Decay of Lutetium-174  

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Ytterbium oxide enriched to 98.4% in the 174 mass number was irradiated with 6-Mev protons. An activity of approximately 165-day half-life was produced and assigned to Lu174 by the identification of the ytterbium K x-ray and of the activities produced by similar proton irradiations of the other enriched isotopes of ytterbium. The observed activity of Lu174 consists of the L and K x-rays of ytterbium and 76.6- and 1228-kev gamma rays which are in coincidence. Because no beta radiation exists in the activity of Lu174, the mode of decay is solely by electron capture to Yb174. Approximately 31% of the disintegrations of Lu174 are to the ground state of Yb174. In addition to the 76.6-kev level of Yb174, there is a 1305-kev level with a spin of 0+. The transitions of Lu174 to the 1305-kev level of Yb174 are by L capture only and the percentages of electron capture to the 76.6- and 1305-kev levels of Yb174 are approximately 59 and 10, respectively. A spin of 1- is assigned to the ground state of Lu174.

R. G. Wilson and M. L. Pool

1960-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

466

B Decay Length  

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Threshold Decay Length Threshold Decay Length Data from 292 B events are in an Excel spreadsheet that looks like this table. To find the threshold decay length: Sort the data by descending decay lengths, dt. Run Event No. B Mass GeV/c2 ptB GeV/c dt cm Velocity v/c Lab Lifetime sec Rest Lifetime sec Bin 65160 642324 5.277 7.966 0.388 66500 89978 5.274 20.508 0.940 Get the data. Make a histogram of decay lengths. Rather than graphing all the lengths as individual points, physicists group the data. They consider the range of the data and divide it into "bins" of equal size. A histogram is a graph of the number of events in each bin vs. the bin range. We are looking for the smallest decay length that fits the exponential curve. This will indicate the length of the decay as detemined by that experimental run.

467

Method of Fission Product Beta Spectra Measurements for Predicting Reactor Anti-neutrino Emission  

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The nuclear fission process that occurs in the core of nuclear reactors results in unstable, neutron rich fission products that subsequently beta decay and emit electron anti-neutrinos. These reactor neutrinos have served neutrino physics research from the initial discovery of the neutrino to current precision measurements of neutrino mixing angles. The prediction of the absolute flux and energy spectrum of the emitted reactor neutrinos hinges upon a series of seminal papers based on measurements performed in the 1970s and 1980s. The steadily improving reactor neutrino measurement techniques and recent re-considerations of the agreement between the predicted and observed reactor neutrino flux motivates revisiting the underlying beta spectra measurements. A method is proposed to use an accelerator proton beam delivered to an engineered target to yield a neutron field tailored to reproduce the neutron energy spectrum present in the core of an operating nuclear reactor. Foils of the primary reactor fissionable isotopes placed in this tailored neutron flux will ultimately emit beta particles from the resultant fission products. Measurement of these beta particles in a time projection chamber with a perpendicular magnetic field provides a distinctive set of systematic considerations for comparison to the original seminal beta spectra measurements. Ancillary measurements such as gamma-ray emission and post-irradiation radiochemical analysis will further constrain the absolute normalization of beta emissions per fission. The requirements for unfolding the beta spectra measured with this method into a predicted reactor neutrino spectrum are explored.

D. M. Asner; K. Burns; L. W. Campbell; B. Greenfield; M. S. Kos; J. L. Orrell; M. Schram; B. VanDevender; 1 L. S. Wood; D. W. Wootan

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Revised Version Phys.Rev.D76:093009;2007 DESY 07097  

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2008 DESY 07-097 June 2007 Probing New Physics in the Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Using Electron The angular correlation of the electrons emitted in the neutrinoless double beta decay (0 anticipated that the neutrinos are Majorana particles. Experimental evidence for the neutrinoless double beta

469

Decay of A41  

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The beta and gamma radiations from 110-min A41 were investigated with a 180° and a lens-type magnetic beta spectrometers and a NaI(Tl) scintillation spectrometer. Two beta groups are observed with end points of 2.48±0.04 Mev and 1.199±0.008 Mev with relative intensities of 0.88% and 99.1%, respectively. The beta spectrum of the upper energy group exhibits an ? shape in agreement with shell model predictions for the spins of the involved levels. The logf1t of this transition is 8.50. The gamma-ray energy is 1.290±0.005 Mev. This results in a mass difference of 2.489±0.010 Mev between the ground states of A41 and K41. A procedure is described for determining the background contribution in the region of the very weak, high-energy group due to the scattering of beta and gamma radiation.

A. Schwarzschild; B. M. Rustad; C. S. Wu

1956-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

470

Search for $?^+$EC and ECEC processes in $^{112}$Sn and $?^-?^-$ decay of $^{124}$Sn to the excited states of $^{124}$Te  

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Limits on $\\beta^+$EC and ECEC processes in $^{112}$Sn and on $\\beta^-\\beta^-$ decay of $^{124}$Sn to the excited states of $^{124}$Te have been obtained using a 380 cm$^3$ HPGe detector and an external source consisting of natural tin. A limit with 90% C.L. on the $^{112}$Sn half-life of $0.92\\times 10^{20}$ y for the ECEC(0$\

A. S. Barabash; Ph. Hubert; A. Nachab; S. I. Konovalov; I. A. Vanyushin; V. I. Umatov

2008-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

471

Charmless B Decays  

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Rare charmless hadronic B decays are a good testing ground for the standard model. The dominant amplitudes contributing to this class of B decays are CKM suppressed tree diagrams and b {yields} s or b {yields} d loop diagrams (''penguins''). These decays can be used to study interfering standard model (SM) amplitudes and CP violation. They are sensitive to the presence of new particles in the loops, and they provide valuable information to constrain theoretical models of B decays. The B factories BABAR at SLAC and Belle at KEK produce B mesons in the reaction e{sup +}e{sup -} {yields} {Upsilon}(4S) {yields} B{bar B}. So far they have collected integrated luminosities of about 406 fb{sup -1} and 600 fb{sup -1}, respectively. The results presented here are based on subsets of about 200-500 fb{sup -1} and are preliminary unless a journal reference is given.

Gradl, Wolfgang; /Edinburgh U.

2007-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

472

Decay of Np93232  

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The decay of Np93232 has been studied by ? spectroscopy with a Ge(Li) spectrometer. The energies and relative intensities of 24 ? peaks have been determined. A decay scheme with two new energy levels at 1098.2 and 1146.3 keV is proposed. The level at 1193.9 keV has been confirmed. Electron-capture branching intensities are given.

R. Weiss-Reuter; H. Münzel; G. Pfennig

1972-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Axion Detection with Germanium Detectors Hannah LeTourneau  

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of germanium detectors which will be used primarily to search for neutrinoless double beta decay, which would matter, and dark energy.[2] Neutrinoless double beta decay (0) is an energet- ically possible decay method for determining the crystal axis orientation of Ge detectors. I. BACKGROUND A. Neutrinoless Double

Washington at Seattle, University of - Department of Physics, Electroweak Interaction Research Group

474

Beta ray flux measuring device  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A beta ray flux measuring device in an activated member in-core instrumentation system for pressurized water reactors. The device includes collector rings positioned about an axis in the reactor's pressure boundary. Activated members such as hydroballs are positioned within respective ones of the collector rings. A response characteristic such as the current from or charge on a collector ring indicates the beta ray flux from the corresponding hydroball and is therefore a measure of the relative nuclear power level in the region of the reactor core corresponding to the specific exposed hydroball within the collector ring.

Impink, Jr., Albert J. (Murrysville, PA); Goldstein, Norman P. (Murrysville, PA)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

475

Beta-delayed proton emission in the 100Sn region  

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Beta-delayed proton emission from nuclides in the neighborhood of 100Sn was studied at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory. The nuclei were produced by fragmentation of a 120 MeV/nucleon 112Sn primary beam on a Be target. Beam purification was provided by the A1900 Fragment Separator and the Radio Frequency Fragment Separator. The fragments of interest were identified and their decay was studied with the NSCL Beta Counting System (BCS) in conjunction with the Segmented Germanium Array (SeGA). The nuclei 96Cd, 98Ing, 98Inm and 99In were identified as beta-delayed proton emitters, with branching ratios bp = 5.5(40)%, 5.5+3 -2%, 19(2)% and 0.9(4)%, respectively. The bp for 89Ru, 91,92Rh, 93Pd and 95Ag were deduced for the first time with bp = 3+1.9 -1.7%, 1.3(5)%, 1.9(1)%, 7.5(5)% and 2.5(3)%, respectively. The bp = 22(1)% for 101Sn was deduced with higher precision than previously reported. The impact of the newly measured bp values on the composition of the type-I X-ray burst ashes was studied.

Lorusso, G; Amthor, A; Baumann, T; Bazin, D; Berryman, J S; Brown, B A; Cyburt, R H; Crawford, H L; Estrade, A; Gade, A; Ginter, T; Guess, C J; Hausmann, M; Hitt, G W; Mantica, P F; Matos, M; Meharchand, R; Minamisono, K; Montes, F; Perdikakis, G; Pereira, J; Portillo, M; Schatz, H; Smith, K; Stoker, J; Stolz, A; Zegers, R G T

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Resummed hadronic spectra of inclusive B decays  

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In this paper we investigate the hadronic mass spectra of inclusive B decays. Specifically, we study how an upper cut on the invariant mass spectrum, which is necessary to extract Vub, results in the breakdown of the standard perturbative expansion due to the existence of large infrared logs. We first show how the decay rate factorizes at the level of the double differential distribution. Then, we present closed form expressions for the resummed cut rate for the inclusive decays B?Xs? and B?Xue? at next-to-leading order in the infrared logs. Using these results, we determine the range of cuts for which resummation is necessary, as well as the range for which the resummed expansion itself breaks down. We also use our results to extract the leading and next to leading infrared log contribution to the two loop differential rate. We find that for the phenomenologically interesting cut values, there is only a small region where the calculation is under control. Furthermore, the size of this region is sensitive to the parameter ?¯. We discuss the viability of extracting Vub from the hadronic mass spectrum.

Adam K. Leibovich; Ian Low; I. Z. Rothstein

2000-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Double-Skin Façades  

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The double-skin façade is a system that consists of two building skins separated by a ventilated cavity (Fig. 9.1). The main aim of the cavity is to vary the physical properties of the façade throughout the ye...

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOUBLE MAJORS Imaging Science + ...  

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DOUBLE MAJORS Imaging Science + ... Applied Mathematics Biomedical Sciences Computer Science Undergraduate Research Internships and Cooperative Education (Co-op) (optional) Study Abroad WHY IMAGING SCIENCE Science: BS, MS, PhD Color Science: MS, PhD BS + MS/PhD Combos HUMAN VISION BIO- MEDICAL ASTRO- PHYSICS

Zanibbi, Richard

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Giant resonance decay  

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Decay studies of giant multipole resonances are discussed, emphasizing the role of Coulomb excitation with intermediate energy heavy ions, which can provide very large cross sections for both isoscalar and isovector resonances. We discuss measurement of the photon decay of one and two phonon giant resonances, reporting results where available. It is pointed out throughout the presentation that the use of E1 photons as a tag'' provides a means to observe weakly excited resonances that cannot be observed in the singles spectra. 30 refs., 16 figs., 1 tab.

Beene, J.R.; Bertrand, F.E.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SUTTIP V.0.1 BETA  

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002915WKSTN00 Sandia Unstructured Triangle Tabular Interpolation Package v 0.1 beta  ihttps://software.sandia.gov/ 

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Vacuum Energy Decay  

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The problem of the vacuum energy decay is studied through the analysis of the vacuum survival amplitude ${\\mathcal A}(z, z')$. Transition amplitudes are computed for finite time-span, $Z\\equiv z^\\prime-z$, and their {\\em late time} behavior is discussed up to first order in the coupling constant, $\\l$.

Enrique Álvarez; Roberto Vidal

2011-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Double Flash | Open Energy Information  

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Flash Jump to: navigation, search Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleDoubleFlash&oldid599606"...

483

Domain walls and double bubbles  

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...5, which are never double bubbles, that is, none is the global...transverse cylinder, torus bubble, inner tube and double hydrant...transverse cylinder and the stability of the cylinder cross. The...three-dimensional double bubbles and show that the method can...

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of mRNA decay and rRNA processing in Escherichia coli multiple mutants carrying a deletion in RNase III.  

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...double mutant did. Possible explanations of these results are discussed. mRNA decay in Escherichia coli is hypothesized to pro- ceed through the action of both exonucleases and endonu- cleases (8). The involvement of two exonucleases, polynu- cleotide...

P Babitzke; L Granger; J Olszewski; S R Kushner

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EIA - Eia.gov BETA  

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EIA - Eia.gov BETA  

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Decay of Ag104 and Levels in Pd104  

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The radioactive decay of the isomers of Ag104 has been investigated using scintillation spectrometers and a magnetic beta-ray spectrometer. Half-lives of (66±1) and (29.8±0.5) minutes were determined for the spin 5 and spin 2 isomers, respectively. Conversion electrons corresponding to 15 gamma rays assigned to Pd104 were observed. Two allowed positron transitions were detected: one of end-point energy (990±10) kev from the spin 5 isomer of Ag104; and the other of end-point energy (2705±15) kev from the spin 2 isomer. Gamma-gamma and beta-gamma coincidences were observed. The experimental data together with data obtained by other investigators is used to determine the spins and parities of the low-lying excited states of Pd104.

H. Nutley and J. B. Gerhart

1960-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Handbook on string decay  

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We explain simple semi-classical rules to estimate the lifetime of any given highly-excited quantum state of the string spectrum in flat spacetime. We discuss both the decays by splitting into two massive states and by massless emission. As an application, we study a solution describing a rotating and pulsating ellipse which becomes folded at an instant of time -- the ``squashing ellipse''. This string interpolates between the folded string with maximum angular momentum and the pulsating circular string. We explicitly compute the quantum decay rate for the corresponding quantum state, and verify the basic rules that we propose. Finally, we give a more general (4-parameter) family of closed string solutions representing rotating and pulsating elliptical strings.

Roberto Iengo; Jorge G. Russo

2006-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

489

Bremsstrahlung in ? decay  

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A quantum mechanical analysis of the bremsstrahlung in ? decay of 210Po is performed in close reference to a semiclassical theory. We clarify the contribution from the tunneling, mixed, outside barrier regions, and from the wall of the inner potential well to the final spectral distribution, and discuss their interplay. We also comment on the validity of semiclassical calculations, and the possibility to eliminate the ambiguity in the nuclear potential between the alpha particle and daughter nucleus using the bremsstrahlung spectrum.

N. Takigawa; Y. Nozawa; K. Hagino; A. Ono; D. M. Brink

1999-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HEP/123-qed Beam-Helicity Asymmetries in Double Pion Photoproduction off the Proton  

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. Rosner3 , M. Rost1 , T. Rostomyan6 , S. Schumann1,4 , D. Sober17 , A. Starostin9 , I. Supek14 , C Double pion photoproduction allows the study of se- quential decays of nucleon resonances via electromagnetic response of the nucleon is substantial. In the second resonance region, compris- ing the P11

Krusche, Bernd

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Branching Fraction Measurement of B to omega l nu decays  

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We present a measurement of the B{sup +} {yields} {omega}{ell}{sup +}{nu} branching fraction based on a sample of 467 million B{bar B} pairs recorded by the BABAR detector at the SLAC PEP-II e{sup +}e{sup -} collider. We observe 1041 {+-} 133 signal decays, corresponding to a branching fraction of {Beta}(B{sup +} {yields} {omega}{ell}{sup +}{nu}) = (1.15 {+-} 0.15 {+-} 0.12) x 10{sup -4}, where the first error is statistical and the second is systematic. The dependence of the decay rate on q{sup 2}, the momentum transfer squared to the lepton system, is compared to QCD predictions of the form factors based on a quark model and light-cone sum rules.

Lees, J.P.; Poireau, V.; Tisserand, V.; /Annecy, LAPP; Garra Tico, J.; Grauges, E.; /Barcelona U., ECM; Palano, A.; /Bari U. /INFN, Bari; Eigen, G.; Stugu, B.; /Bergen U.; Brown, D.N.; Kerth, L.T.; Kolomensky, Yu.G.; Lynch, G.; /LBL, Berkeley /UC, Berkeley; Koch, H.; Schroeder, T.; /Ruhr U., Bochum; Asgeirsson, D.J.; Hearty, C.; Mattison, T.S.; McKenna, J.A.; So, R.Y.; /British Columbia U.; Khan, A.; /Brunel U.; Blinov, V.E.; /Novosibirsk, IYF /UC, Irvine /UC, Riverside /UC, Santa Barbara /UC, Santa Cruz /Caltech /Cincinnati U. /Colorado U. /Colorado State U. /Dortmund U. /Dresden, Tech. U. /Ecole Polytechnique /Edinburgh U. /Ferrara U. /INFN, Ferrara /Frascati /Genoa U. /INFN, Genoa /Indian Inst. Tech., Guwahati /Harvard U. /Harvey Mudd Coll. /Heidelberg U. /Humboldt U., Berlin /Imperial Coll., London /Iowa State U. /Iowa State U. /Johns Hopkins U. /Orsay, LAL /LLNL, Livermore /Liverpool U. /Queen Mary, U. of London /Royal Holloway, U. of London /Louisville U. /Mainz U., Inst. Kernphys. /Manchester U., Comp. Sci. Dept. /Maryland U. /Massachusetts U., Amherst /MIT /McGill U. /Milan U. /INFN, Milan /Mississippi U. /Montreal U. /Naples U. /INFN, Naples /NIKHEF, Amsterdam /Notre Dame U. /Ohio State U.; /more authors..

2012-06-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Physics Reach of the Beta Beam  

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Beta Beams are designed to produce pure (anti)electron neutrino beams and could be an elegant and powerful option for the search of leptonic CP violating processes. In this paper will be quantified the physics reach of a CERN based Beta Beam and of a Super Beam - Beta Beam combination. The CP phase $\\delta$ sensitivity results to be comparable to a Neutrino Factory for $\\sin^2{\\theta_{13}}$ values greater than $10^{-4}$.

Mauro Mezzetto

2003-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

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{CP} Violation in Flavor Tagged $B_s \\to J/\\psi \\phi$ Decays  

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In this dissertation, we present the results of a time-dependent angular analysis of B{sub s} {yields} J/{psi}{phi} decays performed with the use of initial-state flavor tagging. CP violation is observed in this mode through the interference of decay without net mixing and decay with net mixing, that is, B{sub s} {yields} J/{psi}{phi} and B{sub s} {yields} {bar B}{sub s} {yields} J/{psi}{phi}. The time-dependent angular analysis is used to extract the decay widths of the heavy and light B{sub s} eigenstates and the difference between these decay widths {Delta}{Lambda}{sub s} {triple_bond} {Lambda}{sub s}{sup L}-{Lambda}{sub s}{sup H}. Initial-state flavor tagging is used to determine the matter-antimatter content of the B{sub s} mesons at production time. We combine flavor tagging with the angular analysis, which statistically determines the contributions of the CP-even and CP-odd components at decay time, to measure the CP-violating phase {beta}{sub s}. The phase {beta}{sub s} is expressed in terms of elements of the Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa matrix as {beta}{sub s} {triple_bond} arg (-V{sub ts}V*{sub tb}/V{sub cs}V*{sub cb}), and is predicted by the Standard Model to be close to zero, {beta}{sub s}{sup SM} = 0.02. In the measurement of {Delta}{Lambda}{sub s}, we use a dataset corresponding to 1.7 fb{sup -1} of luminosity, collected at the CDF experiment from proton-antiproton collisions at a center of mass energy {radical}s = 1.96 TeV. In the measurement of {beta}{sub s}, we use a dataset corresponding to 1.3 fb{sup -1} of collected luminosity. We measure {Delta}{Lambda}{sub s} = (0.071{sub -0.059}{sup +0.064} {+-} 0.007) ps{sup -1} using the time-dependent angular analysis. Combining the angular analysis with flavor-tagging, we find that assuming the Standard Model predictions of {beta}{sub s} and {Delta}{Lambda}{sub s}, the probability of a deviation as large as the level of the observed data is 33%. We obtain a suite of associated results which are discussed in detail in this dissertation alongside the main results.

Makhoul, Khaldoun; /MIT

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evidence for the Rare Decay B+ to Ds+ pi0  

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The authors have searched for the rare decay B{sup +} {yields} D{sub s}{sup +}{pi}{sup 0}. The analysis is based on a sample of 232 million {Upsilon}(4S) {yields} B{bar B} decays collected with the BABAR detector at the PEP-II e{sup +}e{sup -} storage ring. They find 19.6 signal events, corresponding to a significance of 4.7 {sigma}. The extracted signal yield including statistical and systematic uncertainties is 20.1{sub -6.0-1.5}{sup +6.8+0.4}, and they measure {Beta}(B{sup +} {yields} D{sub s}{sup +}{pi}{sup 0}) = (1.5{sub -0.4}{sup +0.5} {+-} 0.1 {+-} 0.2) x 10{sup -5}, where the first uncertainty is statistical, the second is systematic, and the last is due to the uncertainty on the D{sub s}{sup +} decay and its daughter decay branching fractions.

Aubert, B.

2006-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Improvements on Decay Heat Summation Calculations by Means of Total Absorption Gamma-ray Spectroscopy Measurements  

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The decay heat of fission products plays an important role in predictions of the heat released by nuclear fuel in reactors. In this contribution we present results of the analysis of the measurement of the beta decay of some refractory isotopes that were considered possible important contributors to the decay heat in reactors. The measurements presented here were performed at the IGISOL facility of the University of Jyvaeskylae, Finland. In our measurements we have combined for the first time a Penning trap (JYFLTRAP), which was used as a high resolution isobaric separator, with a total absorption spectrometer. The results of the measurements as well as their consequences for decay heat summation calculations are discussed.

Algora, A.; Sonzogni, A.; Algora, A.; Jordan, D.; Tain, J. L.; Rubio, B.; Agramunt, J.; Caballero, L.; Nacher, E.; Perez-Cerdan, A. B.; Molina, F.; Krasznahorkay, A.; Hunyadi, M. D.; Gulyas, J.; Vitez, A.; Csatlos, M.; Csige, L.; Aysto, J.; Penttila, H.; Rinta-Antila, S.; Moore, I.; Eronen, T.; Jokinen, A.; Nieminen, A.; Hakala, J.; Karvonen, P.; Kankainen, A.; Hager, U.; Sonoda, T.; Saastamoinen, A.; Rissanen, J.; Kessler, T.; Weber, C.; Ronkainen, J.; Rahaman, S.; Elomaa, V.; Burkard, K.; Hueller, W.; Batist, L.; Gelletly, W.; Yoshida, T.; Nichols, A. L.; Sonzogni, A.; Perajarvi, K.

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Observation of the decay Xi0 ---> Sigma+ mu- anti-nu(mu)  

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The {Xi}{sup 0} muon semi-leptonic decay has been observed for the first time with nine identified events using the KTeV beam line and detector at Fermilab. The decay is normalized to the {Xi}{sup 0} beta decay mode and yields a value for the ratio of decay rates {Lambda}({Xi}{sup 0} {yields} {Sigma}{sup +}{mu}{sup -}{bar {nu}}{sub {mu}})/{Lambda}({Xi}{sup 0} {yields} {Sigma}{sup +}e{sup -} {bar {nu}}{sub e}) of (1.8{sub -0.5}{sup +0.7}(stat.) {+-} 0.2(syst.)) x 10{sup -2} at the 68% confidence level. This is in agreement with the SU(3) flavor symmetric quark model.

Alavi-Harati, A.; Alexopoulos, T.; Arenton, M.; Barbosa, R.F.; Barker, A.R.; Barrio, M.; Bellantoni, L.; Bellavance, A.; Blucher, E.; Bock, G.J.; Bown, C.; Bright, S.; Cheu, E.; Coleman, R.; Corcoran, M.D.; Cox, B.; Erwin, A.R.; Escobar, C.O.; Ford, R.; Glazov, A.; Golossanov, A.; /Arizona U. /UCLA /UC, San Diego /Campinas State U. /Chicago U.,

2005-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

497

BECCA V0.1 BETA  

Energy Science and Technology Software Center (OSTI)

002399MLTPL00 Brain-Emulating Cognition and Control Architecture (BECCA) v. 0.2 beta  http://becca.sourceforge.net 

498

New Results from the NEMO 3 Experiment  

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NEMO 3 is a currently running experiment to search for the neutrinoless double beta decay and to study the two-neutrino double beta decay with 10kg of enriched isotopes. On the basis of the first two years of data taking, a limit on the neutrinoless decay $T_{1/2}^{0\

V. I. Tretyak; for the NEMO Collaboration

2008-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

499

CP violations in ?± meson decay  

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We study the pion decays with intermediate on-shell neutrinos N into two electrons and a muon, ?± ? e±N ? e±e±??. We investigate the branching ratios Br± = [?(?? ? e?e??+?) ± ?(?+ ? e+e+???)]/?(?? ? all) and the CP asymmetry ratio for such decays, in the scenario with two different on-shell neutrinos. If N is Dirac, only the lepton number conserving (LC) decays contribute (LC: ? = ?e or ); if N is Majorana, both LC and lepton number violating (LV) decays contribute (LV: or ? = ??). The results show that the CP asymmetry is in general very small, but increases and becomes ~1 when the masses of the two intermediate neutrinos get closer to each other, i.e., when their mass difference becomes comparable with their decay width, . The observation of CP violation in pion decays would be consistent with the existence of the well-motivated ?MSM model with two almost degenerate heavy neutrinos.

Gorazd Cveti?; C S Kim; Jilberto Zamora-Saá

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Revised Version DESY 06086 arXiv:hepph/0606072  

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2006 NEUTRINOLESS DOUBLE BETA DECAY: ELECTRON ANGULAR CORRELATION AS A PROBE OF NEW PHYSICS A. Ali electrons in the so-called long range mechanism of the neutrinoless doubl