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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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. 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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

89

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

90

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

91

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

92

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

93

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

94

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

95

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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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

97

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

98

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

99

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

100

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

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101

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

102

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

103

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

104

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

105

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

106

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

107

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

108

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

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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

110

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

111

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

112

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

113

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

114

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

115

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

116

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

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

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

118

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

119

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

2013-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

120

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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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

122

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

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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

2014-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

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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

125

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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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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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

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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.

2014-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

130

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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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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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

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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

134

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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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

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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. 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

137

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

138

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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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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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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2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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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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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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

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

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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

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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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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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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 double-ß decay (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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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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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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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-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

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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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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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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

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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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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

163

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

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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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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

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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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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

170

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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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 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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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181

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

182

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

183

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

184

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

185

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

186

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

187

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

188

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

189

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

190

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

191

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

192

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

193

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

194

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

195

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

196

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

197

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

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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

199

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

200

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

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201

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

202

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

203

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

204

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

205

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

206

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

207

New limits for neutrinoless tau decays  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

208

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

209

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

210

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

211

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

212

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

213

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

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

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

216

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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SciTech Connect: Neutron Interactions in the CUORE Neutrinoless...  

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ThesisDissertation: Neutron Interactions in the CUORE Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Experiment Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Neutron Interactions in the CUORE...

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Search for neutrinoless decays of the ? lepton  

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We have searched for neutrinoless ? decays into three charged particles. Evidence of such decays would demonstrate nonconservation of lepton flavor and, in some cases, lepton number. We see no signal for any such neutrinoless ? decays and set upper...

Baringer, Philip S.

1990-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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

230

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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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.;...

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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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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

236

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

237

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

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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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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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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

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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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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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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

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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.;...

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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

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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

247

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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Search for neutrinoless ? decays: ??e? and ????  

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A search for the lepton-family-number-violating decays ??e? and ???? has been performed using CLEO II data. No evidence of a signal has been found and the corresponding upper limits are B(??e?)<2.7×10(-6) and B(????)<3.0×10(-6) at 90% C.L....

Baringer, Philip S.

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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

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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

259

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

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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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arXiv:hep-ex/0211027v111Nov2002 Search for neutrinoless decays involving the K0  

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arXiv:hep-ex/0211027v111Nov2002 1 Search for neutrinoless decays involving the K0 S meson K neutrinoless LFV modes within a model involving heavy Dirac neutrinos. The branching fractions depend

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Uncertainties in nuclear transition matrix elements of neutrinoless ?? decay  

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To estimate the uncertainties associated with the nuclear transition matrix elements M{sup (K)} (K=0?/0N) for the 0{sup +} ? 0{sup +} transitions of electron and positron emitting modes of the neutrinoless ?? decay, a statistical analysis has been performed by calculating sets of eight (twelve) different nuclear transition matrix elements M{sup (K)} in the PHFB model by employing four different parameterizations of a Hamiltonian with pairing plus multipolar effective two-body interaction and two (three) different parameterizations of Jastrow short range correlations. The averages in conjunction with their standard deviations provide an estimate of the uncertainties associated the nuclear transition matrix elements M{sup (K)} calculated within the PHFB model, the maximum of which turn out to be 13% and 19% owing to the exchange of light and heavy Majorana neutrinos, respectively.

Rath, P. K. [Department of Physics, University of Lucknow, Lucknow-226007 (India)

2013-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

263

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

264

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

265

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

266

Search for neutrinoless tau decays ! 3` and ! `K 0 Y. Yusa a , H. Hayashii b , T. Nagamine a , A. Yamaguchi a for the Belle collaboration  

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1 Search for neutrinoless tau decays #28; ! 3` and #28; ! `K 0 S Y. Yusa a , H. Hayashii b , T-machi, Nara 630-8506, Japan. Neutrinoless tau-lepton decays into either three leptons (#28; ! ` 1 `2 `3

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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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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

269

Search for neutrinoless decays of the tau lepton  

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. The upper limits obtained for 22 decay branching fractions are several times more stringent than those set previously....

Ammar, Raymond G.; Ball, S.; Baringer, Philip S.; Bean, Alice; Besson, David Zeke; Coppage, Don; Copty, N.; Davis, Robin E. P.; Hancock, N.; Kelly, M.; Kotov, S.; Kravchenko, I.; Kwak, Nowhan; Lam, H.

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

271

Search for neutrinoless decays tau -> lhh and tau -> lV0  

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We have searched for neutrinoless tau lepton decays into l h h or l V0, where l stands for an electron or muon, h for a charged light hadron, pi or K, and V0 for a neutral vector meson, rho, K*(892) and phi, using a 158 /fb data sample collected with the Belle detector at the KEKB e+e- collider. Since the number of events observed are consistent with the expected background, we set upper limits on the branching fractions in the range of 1.6-8.0 x 10-7 for various decay modes at the 90% confidence level.

Y. Yusa; for the Belle Collaboration

2006-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

272

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

273

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

274

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

275

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

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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

277

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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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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Neutrinoless ?? decay transition matrix elements within mechanisms involving light Majorana neutrinos, classical Majorons, and sterile neutrinos  

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In the projected-Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov (PHFB) model, uncertainties in the nuclear transition matrix elements for the neutrinoless double-? decay of 94,96Zr, 98,100Mo, 104Ru, 110Pd, 128,130Te, and 150Nd isotopes within mechanisms involving light Majorana neutrinos, classical Majorons, and sterile neutrinos are statistically estimated by considering sets of 16 (24) matrix elements calculated with four different parametrizations of the pairing plus multipolar type of effective two-body interaction, two sets of form factors, and two (three) different parametrizations of Jastrow type of short-range correlations. In the mechanisms involving the light Majorana neutrinos and classical Majorons, the maximum uncertainty is about 15% and in the scenario of sterile neutrinos, it varies in between approximately 4 (9)%–20 (36)% without(with) Jastrow short range correlations with the Miller-Spencer parametrization, depending on the considered mass of the sterile neutrinos.

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

2013-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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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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

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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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Uncertainties in nuclear transition matrix elements for neutrinoless ?? decay within the projected-Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov model  

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The nuclear transition matrix elements M(0?) for the neutrinoless ?? decay of Zr94,96, Mo98,100, Ru104, Pd110, Te128,130, and Nd150 isotopes in the case of 0+?0+ transition are calculated using the projected-Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov wave functions, which are eigenvectors of four different parametrizations of a Hamiltonian with pairing plus multipolar effective two-body interaction. Employing two (three) different parametrizations of Jastrow-type short-range correlations, a set of eight (twelve) different nuclear transition matrix elements M(0?) is built for each decay, whose averages in conjunction with their standard deviations provide an estimate of the model’s uncertainties.

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

2010-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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A New Limit on the Neutrinoless DBD of 130Te  

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We report the present results of CUORICINO a cryogenic experiment on neutrinoless double beta decay (DBD) of 130Te consisting of an array of 62 crystals of TeO2 with a total active mass of 40.7 kg. The array is framed inside of a dilution refrigerator, heavily shielded against environmental radioactivity and high-energy neutrons, and operated at a temperature of ~8 mK in the Gran Sasso Underground Laboratory. Temperature pulses induced by particle interacting in the crystals are recorded and measured by means of Neutron Transmutation Doped thermistors. The gain of each bolometer is stabilized with voltage pulses developed by a high stability pulse generator across heater resistors put in thermal contact with the absorber. The calibration is performed by means of two thoriated wires routinely inserted in the set-up. No evidence for a peak indicating neutrinoless DBD of 130Te is detected and a 90% C.L. lower limit of 1.8E24 years is set for the lifetime of this process. Taking largely into account the uncertainties in the theoretical values of nuclear matrix elements, this implies an upper boud on the effective mass of the electron neutrino ranging from 0.2 to 1.1 eV. This sensitivity is similar to those of the 76Ge experiments.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

293

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

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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

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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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

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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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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.

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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

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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. Where possible, we reference the nuclear matrix elements used in the subsequent analysis. Since rates given. Oscillation experiments utilizing atmospheric-, accelerator-, solar-, and reactor

306

Search for neutrinoless tau decays involving pi(0) or eta mesons  

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We have searched for lepton flavor violating decays of the tau lepton using final states with an electron Or a muon and one or two pi(0) or eta mesons but no neutrinos. The data used in the search were collected with the CLEO II detector...

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

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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

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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

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Search for Neutrinoless {tau} Decays Involving {pi}{sup 0} or {eta} Mesons  

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We have searched for lepton flavor violating decays of the {tau} lepton using final states with an electron or a muon and one or two {pi}{sup 0} or {eta} mesons but no neutrinos. The data used in the search were collected with the CLEO II detector at the Cornell Electron Storage Ring (CESR) and correspond to an integrated luminosity of 4.68 fb{sup {minus}1} . No evidence for signals was found, resulting in much improved limits on the branching fractions for the one-meson modes and the first upper limits for the two-meson modes. {copyright} {ital 1997} {ital The American Physical Society}

Bonvicini, G.; Cinabro, D.; Greene, R.; Perera, L.P.; Zhou, G.J. [Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan 48202 (United States)] [Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan 48202 (United States); Barish, B.; Chadha, M.; Chan, S.; Eigen, G.; Miller, J.S.; OGrady, C.; Schmidtler, M.; Urheim, J.; Weinstein, A.J.; Wuerthwein, F. [California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125 (United States)] [California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125 (United States); Asner, D.M.; Bliss, D.W.; Brower, W.S.; Masek, G.; Paar, H.P.; Prell, S.; Sharma, V. [University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093 (United States)] [University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093 (United States); Gronberg, J.; Hill, T.S.; Kutschke, R.; Lange, D.J.; Menary, S.; Morrison, R.J.; Nelson, H.N.; Nelson, T.K.; Qiao, C.; Richman, J.D.; Roberts, D.; Ryd, A.; Witherell, M.S. [University of California, Santa Barbara, California 93106 (United States)] [University of California, Santa Barbara, California 93106 (United States); Balest, R.; Behrens, B.H.; Cho, K.; Ford, W.T.; Park, H.; Rankin, P.; Roy, J.; Smith, J.G. [University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 80309-0390 (United States)] [University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 80309-0390 (United States); Alexander, J.P.; Bebek, C.; Berger, B.E.; Berkelman, K.; Bloom, K.; Cassel, D.G.; Cho, H.A.; Coffman, D.M.; Crowcroft, D.S.; Dickson, M.; Drell, P.S.; Ecklund, K.M.; Ehrlich, R.; Elia, R.; Foland, A.D.; Gaidarev, P.; Galik, R.S.; Gittelman, B.; Gray, S.W.; Hartill, D.L.; Heltsley, B.K.; Hopman, P.I.; Kandaswamy, J.; Kim, P.C.; Kreinick, D.L.; Lee, T.; Liu, Y.; Ludwig, G.S.; Masui, J.; Mevissen, J.; Mistry, N.B.; Ng, C.R.; Nordberg, E.; Ogg, M.; Patterson, J.R.; Peterson, D.; Riley, D.; Soffer, A.; Valant-Spaight, B.; Ward, C. [Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853 (United States)] [Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853 (United States); Athanas, M.; Avery, P.; Jones, C.D.; Lohner, M.; Prescott, C.; Yelton, J.; Zheng, J. [University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611 (United States)] [University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611 (United States); Brandenburg, G.; Briere, R.A.; Gao, Y.S.; Kim, D.Y.; Wilson, R.; Yamamoto, H. [Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 (United States)] [Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 (United States); Browder, T.E.; Li, F.; Li, Y.; Rodriguez, J.L. [University at Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822 (United States)] [University at Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822 (United States); Bergfeld, T.; Eisenstein, B.I.; Ernst, J.; and others

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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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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.

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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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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

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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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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

333

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

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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

335

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

336

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 double beta decay (0-right symmetric model, taking into account current phenomenological bounds. 1 Introduction Neutrinoless double

337

A unifying force  

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... many opportunities along these lines, as do small-scale experiments looking for phenomena such as neutrinoless double-beta decay (see page 232). ...

2007-07-18T23:59:59.000Z

338

Politics and prophecy  

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... future of the standard model if the elusive Higgs boson and the even more elusive neutrinoless double-beta decay are discovered? ...

John C. Mather

2010-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

339

Search for Majorana neutrinos with the first two years of EXO-200 data  

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... 062502 (2013) Auger, M. et al. (EXO-200 Collaboration). Search for neutrinoless double-beta decay in 136Xe with EXO-200. Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 032505 (2012) ...

2014-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

340

Thinking in aeons  

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... future of the Standard Model if the elusive Higgs boson and the even more elusive neutrinoless double-beta decay are discovered? ...

George F. Smoot

2010-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

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341

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

342

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE Weak Interactions Group  

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double beta decay experiment under construction at Gran Sasso National&D for a future South Pole deployment. CUORE is a cryogenic bolometer-based neutrinoless

Devoret, Michel H.

343

age shetland implications: Topics by E-print Network  

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oscillations for neutrino mass patterns and mass matrices, and for neutrinoless double beta decay. I then go on to discuss the implications for cosmological relic density...

344

Time-of-Flight SIMS | EMSL  

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the high vapor... A Segmented, Enriched N-type Germanium Detector for Neutrinoless Double Beta-Decay Experiments. We present data characterizing the performance of the rst...

345

Time-of-Flight SIMS | EMSL  

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anode-supported... A Segmented, Enriched N-type Germanium Detector for Neutrinoless Double Beta-Decay Experiments. We present data characterizing the performance of the rst...

346

aluminum corrosion study: Topics by E-print Network  

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background in low background experiments HEP - Experiment (arXiv) Summary: Neutrinoless double beta decay would be a key to understanding the nature of neutrino masses. The next...

347

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

348

Investigating Proton Pairing in 76SE with Two-Proton Transfer onto 74GE.  

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??The current experimental effort to detect neutrinoless double beta decay (0???) has encouraged significant interest in understanding the nuclei that are candidates for the observation… (more)

Roberts, Amy Loren

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

349

d'ordre : 7294 LAL 03-51 Septembre 2003  

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- + (A,Z +2)+2e- . (2) Also it is interesting the neutrinoless double beta decay with majoron emission (0

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

350

LANSCE Focus  

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of short-lived nuclear isomeric states. For the next generation of large neutrinoless double beta decay experiments in both the United States and Europe, scientists are using...

351

NNN06, Sept. 21, 2006 Seattle, Washington  

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on neutrinoless double beta decay of 130 Te. r 2003 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. PACS: 23.40.B; 11.30.F

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

352

SciTech Connect: Neutron inelastic scattering in natural Pb as...  

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Article: Neutron inelastic scattering in natural Pb as a background in neutrinoless double-beta decay experiments Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Neutron inelastic...

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SciTech Connect: The Majorana Demonstrator: Progress towards...  

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Majorana Demonstrator: Progress towards showing the feasibility of a 76Ge neutrinoless double-beta decay experiment Citation Details In-Document Search Title: The Majorana...

354

Investigating proton pairing in 76Se with two-proton transfer onto 74Ge.  

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?? The current experimental effort to detect neutrinoless double beta decay (0???) has encouraged significant interest in understanding the nuclei that are candidates for the… (more)

Roberts, Amy

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

Nuclear Physics  

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Underground Research Facility in South Dakota, which will search for neutrinoless double-beta decay. Strong Los Alamos programs in nuclear data and nuclear theory supports...

356

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

357

Limits on Sensitivity of Large Silicon Bolometers for Solar Neutrino Detection  

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...F.T., ULTRALOW-BACKGROUND STUDY OF NEUTRINOLESS DOUBLE BETA-DECAY OF GE-76 - NEW LIMIT ON THE MAJORANA MASS...FORSTER, A, LOW BACKGROUND STUDY OF THE NEUTRINOLESS DOUBLE BETA-DECAY OF 76-GE AND UPPER LIMIT FOR NEUTRINO MASS...

C. J. MARTOFF

1987-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

358

The clustering of galaxies in the SDSS-III Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey: signs of neutrino mass in current cosmological data sets  

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......constrain m nu--0.6-eV. Furthermore, neutrinoless double beta-decay (0nubetabeta) experiments such as KamLAND-Zen...experiments is different to the flavour states. Neutrinoless double beta-decay (0nubetabeta) experiments are sensitive......

Florian Beutler; Shun Saito; Joel R. Brownstein; Chia-Hsun Chuang; Antonio J. Cuesta; Will J. Percival; Ashley J. Ross; Nicholas P. Ross; Donald P. Schneider; Lado Samushia; Ariel G. Sánchez; Hee-Jong Seo; Jeremy L. Tinker; Christian Wagner; Benjamin A. Weaver

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

Xenon purity analysis for EXO-200 via mass spectrometry , C. Hall a,n  

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at the WIPP facility near Carlsbad, New Mexico [2]. EXO-200 is sensitive to a neutrinoless double beta decay collaboration is constructing and operating a series of experiments to search for the neutrinoless double beta decay of 136 Xe [1]. The first such experiment, known as EXO-200, is currently collecting data

Gratta, Giorgio

360

Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A ] (  

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in the '80s by Fiorini and Niinikoski for searching rare events like neutrinoless double beta decay (bb-0n.60.Pq; 29.40.Vj; 95.35.þd; 7.20.Mc Keywords: Cryogenic detectors; Neutrino mass; Neutrinoless double beta decay; Dark matter; WIMPs; Fundamental physics 1. Introduction Cryogenic detectors were proposed

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Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A 559 (2006) 352354 Further developments in the CUORICINO experiment  

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on neutrinoless Double Beta Decay (DBD) of 130 Te consisting of an array of 62 TeO2 crystals with a total active discovery in the field of particle physics. The discovery of the neutrinoless Double Beta Decay (0n- DBD

362

Radon reduction and radon monitoring in the NEMO experiment  

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) Abstract: The first data of the NEMO 3 neutrinoless double beta decay experiment have shown that the radon in the LSM (Laboratoire Souterrain de Modane, depth of 4800 m w.e.), investigates the neutrinoless double beta decay (20) of various nuclei [1]. The observation of such a process will give us fundamental

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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arXiv:1109.1046v1[physics.ins-det]6Sep2011 Xenon purity analysis for EXO-200 via mass  

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for the neutrinoless double beta decay of 136 Xe[1]. The first such experiment, known as EXO-200, is currently double beta decay half life of 6.4 Ã? 1025 years, equivalent to a Majorana neutrino mass of order 100 me collecting data at the WIPP facility near Carlsbad, New Mexico[2]. EXO-200 is sensitive to a neutrinoless

Gratta, Giorgio

364

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

365

Deformation effects and neutrinoless positron ?? decay of Ru96, Pd102, Cd106, Xe124, Ba130, and Dy156 isotopes within a mechanism involving Majorana neutrino mass  

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The (?+?+)0? and (??+)0? modes of Ru96, Pd102, Cd106, Xe124, Ba130, and Dy156 isotopes are studied in the projected Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov framework for the 0+?0+ transition. The reliability of the intrinsic wave functions required to study these decay modes has been established in our earlier works 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+) and gyromagnetic factors g(2+), and the available experimental data in the parent and daughter even-even nuclei. In the present work, the required nuclear transition matrix elements are calculated in the Majorana neutrino mass mechanism using the same set of intrinsic wave functions as used to study the two neutrino positron double-? decay modes. Limits on effective light neutrino mass ?m?? and effective heavy neutrino mass ?MN? are extracted from the observed limits on half-lives T1/20?(0+?0+) of (?+?+)0? and (??+)0? modes. We also investigate the effect of quadrupolar correlations vis-a-vis deformation on nuclear transition matrix elements (NTMEs) required to study the (?+?+)0? and (??+)0? modes.

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

2009-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

366

Deep science strikes gold after latest site is named  

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... an increasingly attractive means of probing big questions. For instance, a phenomenon known as neutrinoless double-beta decay, an extremely rare event that occurs during the decays of some nuclei, could prove ...

Geoff Brumfiel

2007-07-18T23:59:59.000Z

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1  

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longer than the age of the universe, one would be forgiven for think- ing neutrinoless double beta decay could have little impact on the cosmic scale. And yet if nuclei can decay...

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Laser Irradiated Enhancement of the Atomic Electron Capture Rate in Search of New Physics  

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......Introduction Capture processes have a potential power to search for new physics. For example, instead of neutrinoless double beta decay, the process (Z, A) + e- (Z - 2, A) + e+ , (1.1) where (Z, A) denotes a nucleus of atomic......

Takaaki Nomura; Joe Sato; Takashi Shimomura

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Iodine molecule for neutrino mass spectroscopy: ab initio calculation of spectral rate  

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......such as tritium for the measurement of an averaged absolute neutrino mass value, and (2) the search of neutrinoless double beta decay for verification of lepton number violation related to a finite Majorana type of masses. So far negative......

Motomichi Tashiro; Masahiro Ehara; Susumu Kuma; Yuki Miyamoto; Noboru Sasao; Satoshi Uetake; Motohiko Yoshimura

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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OSTI, US Dept of Energy, Office of Scientific and Technical Informatio...  

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South Dakota Topic Mining for Gold, Neutrinos and the Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay by Kathy Chambers 23 Sep, 2014 in Deep within the caverns of Lead, South Dakota is one of the...

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gold mine Topic Mining for Gold, Neutrinos and the Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay by Kathy Chambers 23 Sep, 2014 in Deep within the caverns of Lead, South Dakota is one of the...

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HomeStake MIne Topic Mining for Gold, Neutrinos and the Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay by Kathy Chambers 23 Sep, 2014 in Deep within the caverns of Lead, South Dakota is one of the...

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Stabilization of Neodymium Oxide Nanoparticles via Soft Adsorption of Charged Polymers  

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For the first phase of the experiment, it is planned to add a ton or more of natural neodymium in order to look for neutrinoless double beta decay from the isotope 150Nd. ...

Annie Dorris; Cle?mence Sicard; Mark C. Chen; Arthur B. McDonald; Christopher J. Barrett

2011-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

374

Chinese Scientists Hope to Make Deepest, Darkest Dreams Come True  

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...are also talking about observations of atmospheric and solar neutrinos as well as experiments to watch for neutrinoless double-beta decay, an extremely rare phenomenon that might help refine estimates of neutrino mass. Yue doesn't yet know...

Dennis Normile

2009-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

375

The search for physics beyond the Standard Model at colliders: discovery prospects at Tevatron pp and HERA colliders  

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...constraints from low-energy experiments. Severe indirect constraint comes from the non-observation of neutrinoless double beta decay (Mohapatra 1986; Vergados 1987; Hirsch et al. 1995a; b), but only concerns 0 111 coupling. The most...

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

Targeted DNA Mutagenesis for the Cure of Chronic Viral Infections  

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...at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, conducting research in copper electrochemistry for the MAJORANA neutrinoless double-beta decay experiment. She is currently a Ph.D. student in microbiology at the University of Washington, working...

Joshua T. Schiffer; Martine Aubert; Nicholas D. Weber; Esther Mintzer; Daniel Stone; Keith R. Jerome

2012-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

377

Phenomenology of Neutrino Oscillations  

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The phenomenology of solar, atmospheric, supernova and laboratory neutrino oscillations is described. Analytical formulae for matter effects are reviewed. The results from oscillations are confronted with neutrinoless double beta decay.

G. Rajasekaran

2000-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

378

Status of the MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR experiment  

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The MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR neutrinoless double beta-decay experiment is currently under construction at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in South Dakota, USA. An overview and status of the experiment are given.

Martin, R. D. [Nuclear Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, USA and Department of Physics, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD (United States); Abgrall, N.; Chan, Y-D.; Hegai, A.; Mertens, S.; Poon, A. W. P.; Vetter, K. [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); Avignone III, F. T. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Barabash, A. S.; Konovalov, S. I.; Yumatov, V. [Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics, Moscow (Russian Federation); Bertrand, F. E. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN (United States); and others

2014-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

379

NP2017-DRAFT-FINALJan05WithNumber  

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A p rimary e xample i s t he s earch f or t he exotic process called neutrinoless double beta decay in nuclei, which violates one of the fundamental conservation laws accepted...

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Mining for Gold, Neutrinos and the Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay OSTIblog Comment policy We welcome your comments and your submission of web links to the OSTIblog and look forward...

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OSTI, US Dept of Energy, Office of Scientific and Technical Informatio...  

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Mining for Gold, Neutrinos and the Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay by Kathy Chambers on Tue, 23 Sep, 2014 Deep within the caverns of Lead, South Dakota is one of the nation's...

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arXiv:hep-ph/0403296v26Apr2004 LAPTH-1033/04, IFIC/04-11, PCC-0413  

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-9007(96)01989-8] PACS numbers: 23.40.Hc, 21.10.Tg, 21.60.Cs, 27.40.+z Neutrinoless double beta decay (bb0n) is the most

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Earth System Models 9 weeks ago Mining for Gold, Neutrinos and the Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay 14 weeks ago More... Subscribe to OSTIblog Posts by Email E-mail: * A...

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NATIONAL LABORATORY  

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836 (706) Neutron inelastic scattering in natural Pb as a background in neutrinoless double-beta decay experiments V.E. Guiseppe,* S.H. Elliott, A. Hime, and D.V. Perepelitsa...

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Subatomic (Particle) Physics in Canada The Canadian particle physics community  

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with a half-life of about 1.8 Ã? 1021y. The neutrinoless double beta decay Ge76 32 Se76 34e-e- would violate

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Earth System Models 8 weeks ago Mining for Gold, Neutrinos and the Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay 14 weeks ago More... Subscribe to OSTIblog Posts by Email E-mail: * A...

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04/09/13 The US-Italy Physics Program at Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso (LNGS) (15 October 2013) https://agenda.infn.it/conferenceOtherViews.py?fr=no&showSession=all&detailLevel=contribution&confId=6760&view=standard&showDate=all 1/1  

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' Speaker: Giovanni De Lellis (Università degli Studi di Napoli "Federico II") 16:20 Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay16:40 18:00 NEXT 20' Speaker: J. J. Gomez cadenac (Instituto de Fisica Corpuscolar valencia

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Neutrino Theory  

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operators in the Lagrangian (Majorana mass terms), or both. The ongoing neutrinoless double-beta decay searches may be able to shine light on the matter. But the neutrino sector...

389

Roman ingots to shield particle detector  

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... aim is to use the detector to try to observe a theoretical atomic event called neutrinoless double-beta decay— a radioactive process whereby an atomic nucleus releases two electrons and no neutrinos. ... Some believe the two to be one and the same. CUORE scientists will wait for neutrinoless double-beta decay to happen in a 750-kilogram cube of tellurium dioxide placed under 1,400 metres ...

Nicola Nosengo

2010-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

390

Next-Generation Liquid-Scintillator-Based Detectors: Quantums Dots and Picosecond Timing  

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Liquid-scintillator-based detectors are a robust technology that scales well to large volumes. For this reason, they are attractive for experiments searching for neutrinoless double-beta decay. A combination of improved photo-detection technology and novel liquid scintillators may allow for the extraction of particle direction in addition to the total energy of the particle. Such an advance would find applications beyond searches for neutrinoless double-beta decay.

Lindley Winslow

2013-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

391

Calculation of nuclear matrix elements in neutrinoless double electron capture  

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We compute nuclear matrix elements for neutrinoless double electron capture on $^{152}$Gd, $^{164}$Er and $^{180}$W nuclei. Recent precise mass measurements for these nuclei have shown a large resonance enhancement factor that makes them the most promising candidates for observing this decay mode. We use an advanced energy density functional method which includes beyond mean-field effects such as symmetry restoration and shape mixing. Our calculations reproduce experimental charge radii and $B(E2)$ values predicting a large deformation for all these nuclei. This fact reduces significantly the values of the NMEs leading to half-lives larger than $10^{29}$ years for the three candidates.

Tomas R. Rodriguez; Gabriel Martinez-Pinedo

2012-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

392

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

393

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

394

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

395

Constraining the 0?2? matrix elements by nuclear structure observables  

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The discovery that neutrinos have finite rest mass has led to renewed interest in neutrinoless double beta decay. The development of large-scale experiments to search for neutrinoless double beta decay has increased the probability of a credible observation of the process in the near future. The reliability of calculations of the associated nuclear matrix elements is likely soon to become a critical issue. In this paper experimental techniques that access properties of the ground-state wave functions of double-beta-decay candidates, the occupancies of valence single-particle orbitals and pairing correlations, are summarized and the experimental data for candidate nuclei are reviewed. The results are discussed in relation to questions concerning which aspects of nuclear structure may play an important role in determining the nuclear matrix elements for neutrinoless double beta decay.

S J Freeman; J P Schiffer

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

Constraining the 0?2? matrix elements by nuclear structure observables  

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The discovery that neutrinos have finite rest mass has led to renewed interest in neutrinoless double beta decay. The development of large-scale experiments to search for neutrinoless double beta decay has increased the probability of a credible observation of the process in the near future. The reliability of calculations of the associated nuclear matrix elements is likely soon to become a critical issue. In this paper experimental techniques that access properties of the ground-state wave functions of double beta decay candidates, the occupancies of valence single- particle orbitals and pairing correlations, are summarized and the experimental data for candidate nuclei are reviewed. The results are discussed in relation to questions concerning which aspects of nuclear structure may play an important role in determining the nuclear matrix elements for neutrinoless double beta decay.

S. J. Freeman; J. P. Schiffer

2012-07-18T23:59:59.000Z

397

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

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arXiv:hep-ex/0302021v116Feb2003 Physics Potential and Prospects for the  

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. In this paper we report the physics potential of both stages of the experiment regarding neutrinoless double beta decay of 130Te, WIMP searches and solar axions. Key words: PACS: 23.40.-s; 95.35.+d; 14.80.Mz Key (axions or WIMPs), sup- posedly filling a substantial part of the galactic haloes, or neutrinoless double

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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

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Results of NEMO 3 and status of SuperNEMO  

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The NEMO 3 experiment is devoted to the search for neutrinoless double beta decay, as well as for accurate measurement of two-neutrino double beta decay. The detector has been taking data in the LSM laboratory since 2003 and the latest NEMO 3 results for seven double beta decay isotopes are presented here for both decay modes. The SuperNEMO project aims to extend the NEMO technique to a 100-200 kg isotope experiment with the target half-life sensitivity of 1-2 x 10^26 y. The current status of the SuperNEMO R&D programme is described.

Ladislav Vala

2009-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

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NO?A's shining moment  

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...Physicists could prove that was the case if they could observe a hypothesized form of radioactive decay called neutrinoless double beta decay that depends on that oneness of neutrino and antineutrino. But the rate of that decay depends on the electron...

Adrian Cho

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Probing lepton number violation on three frontiers  

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Neutrinoless double beta decay constitutes the main probe for lepton number violation at low energies, motivated by the expected Majorana nature of the light but massive neutrinos. On the other hand, the theoretical interpretation of the (non-)observation of this process is not straightforward as the Majorana neutrinos can destructively interfere in their contribution and many other New Physics mechanisms can additionally mediate the process. We here highlight the potential of combining neutrinoless double beta decay with searches for Tritium decay, cosmological observations and LHC physics to improve the quantitative insight into the neutrino properties and to unravel potential sources of lepton number violation.

Deppisch, Frank F. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London (United Kingdom)

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The IGEX experiment revisited: a response to the critique of Klapdor-Kleingrothaus,Dietz, and Krivosheina  

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This paper is a response to the article "Critical View to" the IGEX neutrinoless double-beta decay experiment..."published in Phys. Rev.D, Volume 65 (2002) 092007," by H.V.Klapdor-Kleingrothaus, A. Dietz, and I.V.Krivosheina, published as preprint hep-ph/0403056. The criticisms are confronted, and the questions raised are answered. We demonstrate that the lower limit quoted by IGEX, for the half life of Ge-76 neutrinoless double beta decay, 1.57x10**25 y, is correct and that there was no "arithmetical error"-as claimed in the " Critical Review" article.

C. E. Aalseth

2004-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

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The observed growth of massive galaxy clusters – IV. Robust constraints on neutrino properties  

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......Current laboratory efforts focus on tritium beta decay (e.g. Lobashev 2003; Kraus et al. 2005) and neutrinoless double beta decay (e.g. Aalseth et al. 1999; Klapdor-Kleingrothaus et al. 2001; Arnaboldi et al. 2005; Arnold et......

A. Mantz; S. W. Allen; D. Rapetti

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Particle Physics at the LHC start  

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......interpretation of neutrinos as Majorana particles enhances the importance of experiments aimed at the detection of neutrinoless double beta decay and a huge effort in this direction is underway. It was realized that decays of heavy R with CP and L non......

Guido Altarelli

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EXO  

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The EXO Project The Enriched Xenon Observatory 200, or EXO-200, is designed to look for an ultra-rare phenomenon that could reveal key secrets about the nature of the neutrino. Neutrinos - meaning "small neutral ones" - are subatomic particles lacking an electric charge. Double beta decay is the radioactive decay of the nucleus of an atom - such as xenon. Typically, two electrons or positrons (beta particles) and two antineutrinos -- are emitted from the nucleus when two neutrons become protons. This was first observed in 1986. Neutrinoless double beta decay has not yet been seen but is thought to exist. In neutrinoless double beta decay, no neutrinos would be emitted from the nucleus. In order for this to occur, the neutrino must be its own

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Improvement of the Energy Resolution via an Optimized Digital Signal Processing in GERDA Phase I  

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An optimized digital shaping filter has been developed for the GERDA experiment which searches for neutrinoless double beta decay in 76Ge. The GERDA Phase I energy calibration data have been reprocessed and an average improvement of 0.3 keV in energy resolution (FWHM) at the 76Ge Q value for 0\

Agostini, M; 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; Budjáš, D; Caldwell, A; Cattadori, C; Chernogorov, A; D'Andrea, V; Demidova, E V; di Vacri, A; Domula, A; Doroshkevich, E; Egorov, V; Falkenstein, R; Fedorova, O; Freund, K; Frodyma, N; Gangapshev, A; Garfagnini, A; Grabmayr, P; Gurentsov, V; Gusev, K; Hegai, A; Heisel, M; Hemmer, S; Heusser, G; Hofmann, W; Hult, M; Inzhechik, L V; Csáthy, J Janicskó; 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; Medinaceli, E; Misiaszek, M; Moseev, P; Nemchenok, I; Palioselitis, D; Panas, K; Pandola, L; Pelczar, K; Pullia, A; Riboldi, S; Rumyantseva, N; Sada, C; Salathe, M; Schmitt, C; Schneider, B; Schönert, S; Schreiner, J; Schütz, A -K; Schulz, O; Schwingenheuer, B; Selivanenko, O; Shirchenko, M; Simgen, H; Smolnikov, A; Stanco, L; Stepaniuk, M; Ur, C A; Vanhoefer, L; Vasenko, A A; Veresnikova, 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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Perspectives on Unification in View of Neutrino Mass  

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......neutrino and KamLand observations. We do not know the absolute value of the masses but for Majorana neutrinos, neutrinoless double beta decay experiments tell us that i U2 imi 1 eV (roughly) and from cosmology (WMAP), one finds also a similar......

Rabindra N. Mohapatra

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Light WR and the Spontaneous CP Violation. II  

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......Langacker and S. Uma Sankar, Phys. Rev. D40 (1989), 1569. They discussed the bound on MWR from the neutrinoless double beta decay which is valid if lIeR is heavy Majorana neutrino. We consider lIeR to be a heavy Dirac neutrino (probably......

Hiroyuki Nishimura; Eiichi Takasugi; Minoru Tanaka

1991-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Results of the material screening program of the NEXT experiment  

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The 'Neutrino Experiment with a Xenon TPC (NEXT)', intended to investigate neutrinoless double beta decay, requires extremely low background levels. An extensive material screening and selection process to assess the radioactivity of components is underway combining several techniques, including germanium gamma-ray spectrometry performed at the Canfranc Underground Laboratory; recent results of this material screening program are presented here.

Dafni, T; Bandac, I; Bettini, A; Borges, F I G M; Camargo, M; Carcel, S; Cebrian, S; Cervera, A; Conde, C A N; Diaz, J; Esteve, R; Fernandes, L M P; Fernandez, M; Ferrario, P; Ferreira, A L; Freitas, E D C; Gehman, V M; Goldschmidt, A; Gomez, H; Gomez-Cadenas, J J; Gonzalez-Diaz, D; Gutierrez, 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; Luzon, G; Mari, A; Martin-Albo, J; Martinez, A; Martinez-Lema, G; Miller, T; Monrabal, F; Monserrate, M; Monteiro, C M B; Mora, F J; Moutinho, L M; Vidal, J Munoz; Nebot-Guinot, M; Nygren, D; Oliveira, C A B; 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; Torrent, J; Tsamalaidze, Z; Veloso, J F C A; Villar, J A; Webb, R C; White, J T; Yahlali, N

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The MAJORANA Experiment  

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The Majorana Collaboration is assembling an array of HPGe detectors to search for neutrinoless double-beta decay in {sup 76}Ge. Initially, Majorana aims to construct a prototype module to demonstrate the potential of a future 1-tonne experiment. The design and potential reach of this prototype Demonstrator module are presented.

Guiseppe, V.E. [Univ S Dakota; Keller, C. [Univ S Dakota; Mei, D-M [Univ S Dakota; Perevozchikov, O. [Univ S Dakota; Perumpilly, G. [Univ S Dakota; Thomas, K. [Univ S Dakota; Xiang, W. [Univ S Dakota; Zhang, C. [Univ S Dakota; Aalseth, C.E. [Pacific NW Natl Lab Richland, WA; Aguayo, E. [Pacific NW Natl Lab Richland, WA; Ely, J. [Pacific NW Natl Lab Richland, WA; Fast, J.E. [Pacific NW Natl Lab Richland, WA; Hoppe, E.W. [Pacific NW Natl Lab Richland, WA; Hossbach, T.W. [Pacific NW Natl Lab Richland, WA; Keillor, M. [Pacific NW Natl Lab Richland, WA; Kephart, J.D. [Pacific NW Natl Lab Richland, WA; Kouzes, R. [Pacific NW Natl Lab Richland, WA; Miley, H.S. [Pacific NW Natl Lab Richland, WA; Mizouni, L. [Pacific NW Natl Lab Richland, WA; Myers, A.W. [Pacific NW Natl Lab Richland, WA; Reid, D. [Pacific NW Natl Lab Richland, WA; Amman, M. [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL); Bergevin, M. [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL); Chan, Y-D [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL); Detwiler, J.A. [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL); Loach, J.C. [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL); Luke, P.N. [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL); Martin, R.D. [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL); Poon, A.W.P. [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL); Prior, G. [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL); Vetter, K. [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL); Yaver, H. [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL); Avignone, F.T. III [University of South Carolina; Creswick, R. [University of South Carolina; Farach, H. [University of South Carolina; Mizouni, L. [University of South Carolina; Avignone, Frank Titus [ORNL; Bertrand Jr, Fred E [ORNL; Capps, Gregory L [ORNL; Cooper, Reynold J [ORNL; Radford, David C [ORNL; Varner Jr, Robert L [ORNL; Wilkerson, John F [University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Yu, Chang-Hong [ORNL; Back, H.O. [University of North Carolina; Leviner, L. [North Carolina State University; Young, A.R. [North Carolina State University; Back (et al.), H.O. [Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory, Durham, NC; Bai, X. [South Dakota School of Mines and Technology; Hong, H. [South Dakota School of Mines and Technology; Howard, S. [South Dakota School of Mines and Technology; Medlin, D. [South Dakota School of Mines and Technology; Sobolev, V. [South Dakota School of Mines and Technology; Barabash, A.S. [Inst Theort & Expt Phys, Moscow, Russia; Konovalov, S.I. [Inst Theort & Expt Phys, Moscow, Russia; Vanyushin, I. [Inst Theort & Expt Phys, Moscow, Russia; Yumatov, V. [Inst Theort & Expt Phys, Moscow, Russia; Barbeau, P.S. [University of Chicago; Collar, J.I. [University of Chicago; Fields, N. [University of Chicago; Boswell (et al.), M. [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Brudanin, V. [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russia; Egorov, V. [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russia; Gusey, K. [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russia; Kochetov, O. [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russia; Shirchenko, M. [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russia; Timkin, V. [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russia; Yakushev, E. [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russia; Bugg, W. [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Efremenko, M. [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Burritt (et al.), T.H. [University of Washington, Ctr Expt Nucle Phys & Astrophys; Burritt (et al.), T.H. [University of Washington, Dept Phys, Seattle, WA; Busch, M. [Duke University; Esterline, J. [Duke University; Swift, G. [Duke University; Tornow, W. [Duke University/TUNL; Ejiri, H. [Osaka University; Hazama, R. [Osaka University; Nomachi, M. [Osaka University; Shima, T. [Osaka University; Finnerty (et al.), P. [University of North Carolina; et al.

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Andrea Pietro Pocar Department of Physics, 418 Lederle Graduate Research Center  

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Street, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA Research interests Experimental Nuclear and Particle Physics, with emphasis on Neutrino Physics: · neutrino-less double beta decay · solar neutrinos 2009- Assistant Professor of Physics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 2004-2008 Research Associate

Mullin, William J.

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Naturalness and Testability of TeV Seesaw Mechanisms  

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......neutrinos are the L = 2 like- sign dilepton events,21) such as pp W W jj (a collider analogue to the neutrinoless double-beta decay) and pp W Ni jj (a dominant channel due to the resonant production of Ni). Some instructive and comprehensive......

Zhi-zhong Xing

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Majorana Experiment  

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The Majorana Collaboration is assembling an array of HPGe detectors to search for neutrinoless double-beta decay in Ge-76. Initially, Majorana aims to construct a prototype module to demonstrate the potential of a future 1-tonne experiment. The design and potential reach of this prototype Demonstrator module are presented.

V. E. Guiseppe; for the Majorana Collaboration

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Lepton textures and neutrino oscillations  

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Systematic analyses of the textures arising in lepton mass matrices have been carried out using unitary transformations and condition of naturalness for the Dirac and Majorana neutrino possibilities. It is observed that the recent three neutrino oscillation data together with the effective mass in neutrinoless double beta decay provide vital clues in predicting the general structures of these lepton mass matrices.

Verma, Rohit

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HEPAP September 29-30, 2014 | U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC...  

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1:45 p.m. Fermilab Report N. Lockyer .pdf file (4.0MB) 2:45 p.m. NSAC Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay Subcommittee Report R. McKeown .pdf file (1.4MB) 3:30 p.m. BREAK 4:00 p.m....

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Physics Division annual report, 1 January-31 December 1984  

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A brief overview of each of the several areas of research is given with a list of resulting publications. Areas of research include electron-positron annihilation, neutrino interactions, neutrinoless double beta decay of /sup 100/Mo, double beta decay of /sup 76/Ge, antiproton-proton interactions, right-handed gauge boson effects, muon decay asymmetry parameter measurements, supernovae detection, Nemesis search, and detector development. Areas of theoretical research include electroweak interactions, strong interactions, nonperturbative dynamics, supersymmetry, and cosmology and particle physics. 34 figs. (WRF)

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A flexible scintillation light apparatus for rare event searches  

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Compelling experimental evidences of neutrino oscillations and their implication that neutrinos are massive particles have given neutrinoless double beta decay a central role in astroparticle physics. In fact, the discovery of this elusive decay would be a major breakthrough, unveiling that neutrino and antineutrino are the same particle and that the lepton number is not conserved. It would also impact our efforts to establish the absolute neutrino mass scale and, ultimately, understand elementary particle interaction unification. All current experimental programs to search for neutrinoless double beta decay are facing with the technical and financial challenge of increasing the experimental mass while maintaining incredibly low levels of spurious background. The new concept described in this paper could be the answer which combines all the features of an ideal experiment: energy resolution, low cost mass scalability, isotope choice flexibility and many powerful handles to make the background negligible. The proposed technology is based on the use of arrays of silicon detectors cooled to 120 K to optimize the collection of the scintillation light emitted by ultra-pure crystals. It is shown that with a 54 kg array of natural CaMoO4 scintillation detectors of this type it is possible to yield a competitive sensitivity on the half-life of the neutrinoless double beta decay of 100Mo as high as ~10E24 years in only one year of data taking. The same array made of 40CaMoO4 scintillation detectors (to get rid of the continuous background coming from the two neutrino double beta decay of 48Ca) will instead be capable of achieving the remarkable sensitivity of ~10E25 years on the half-life of 100Mo neutrinoless double beta decay in only one year of measurement.

Valter Bonvicini; Silvia Capelli; Oliviero Cremonesi; Giacomo Cucciati; Luca Gironi; Maura Pavan; Ezio Previtali; Monica Sisti

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CUORE and beyond: bolometric techniques to explore inverted neutrino mass hierarchy  

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The CUORE (Cryogenic Underground Observatory for Rare Events) experiment will search for neutrinoless double beta decay of $^{130}$Te. With 741 kg of TeO$_2$ crystals and an excellent energy resolution of 5 keV (0.2%) at the region of interest, CUORE will be one of the most competitive neutrinoless double beta decay experiments on the horizon. With five years of live time, CUORE projected neutrinoless double beta decay half-life sensitivity is $1.6\\times 10^{26}$ y at $1\\sigma$ ($9.5\\times10^{25}$ y at the 90% confidence level), which corresponds to an upper limit on the effective Majorana mass in the range 40--100 meV (50--130 meV). Further background rejection with auxiliary light detector can significantly improve the search sensitivity and competitiveness of bolometric detectors to fully explore the inverted neutrino mass hierarchy with $^{130}$Te and possibly other double beta decay candidate nuclei.

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; S. Copello; 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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CUORE and beyond: bolometric techniques to explore inverted neutrino mass hierarchy  

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The CUORE (Cryogenic Underground Observatory for Rare Events) experiment will search for neutrinoless double beta decay of $^{130}$Te. With 741 kg of TeO$_2$ crystals and an excellent energy resolution of 5 keV (0.2%) at the region of interest, CUORE will be one of the most competitive neutrinoless double beta decay experiments on the horizon. With five years of live time, CUORE projected neutrinoless double beta decay half-life sensitivity is $1.6\\times 10^{26}$ y at $1\\sigma$ ($9.5\\times10^{25}$ y at the 90% confidence level), which corresponds to an upper limit on the effective Majorana mass in the range 40--100 meV (50--130 meV). Further background rejection with auxiliary light detector can significantly improve the search sensitivity and competitiveness of bolometric detectors to fully explore the inverted neutrino mass hierarchy with $^{130}$Te and possibly other double beta decay candidate nuclei.

Artusa, D R; 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; Canonica, L; Cao, X G; Capelli, S; Carbone, L; Cardani, L; Carrettoni, M; Casali, N; Chiesa, D; Chott, N; Clemenza, M; Copello, S; Cosmelli, C; Cremonesi, O; Creswick, R J; Dafinei, I; Dally, A; Datskov, V; De Biasi, A; Deninno, M M; Di Domizio, S; di Vacri, M L; 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; Goett, J; Gorla, P; Gotti, C; Gutierrez, T D; Haller, E E; Han, K; Heeger, K M; Hennings-Yeomans, R; Huang, H Z; Kadel, R; Kazkaz, K; Keppel, G; Kolomensky, Yu G; Li, Y L; Ligi, C; Liu, X; Ma, Y G; Maiano, C; Maino, M; Martinez, M; Maruyama, R H; Mei, Y; Moggi, N; Morganti, S; Napolitano, T; Nisi, S; Nones, C; Norman, E B; Nucciotti, A; O'Donnell, T; Orio, F; Orlandi, D; Ouellet, J L; Pallavicini, M; Palmieri, V; Pattavina, L; Pavan, M; Pedretti, M; Pessina, G; Pettinacci, V; Piperno, G; Pira, C; Pirro, 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; Zhu, B X; Zucchelli, S

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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.

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237. S.A. Eliseev, .. Yu.N. Novikov et Resonant Enhancement of Neutrinoless Double-Electron Capture  

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.. 237. S.A. Eliseev, .. Yu.N. Novikov et al.. Resonant Enhancement of Neutrinoless Double al. Q values for neutrinoless double-electron capture in 96Ru, 162Er, and 168Yb. Phys. Rev. C 83 in neutrinoless double-electron capture." Phys. Rev. C 84 (2011) 012501. 240. S. Eliseev, Yu. Novikov et al

Titov, Anatoly

423

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

424

A flexible scintillation light apparatus for rare event searches  

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Compelling experimental evidences of neutrino oscillations and their implication that neutrinos are massive particles have given neutrinoless double beta decay a central role in astroparticle physics. In fact, the discovery of this elusive decay would be a major breakthrough, unveiling that neutrino and antineutrino are the same particle and that the lepton number is not conserved. It would also impact our efforts to establish the absolute neutrino mass scale and, ultimately, understand elementary particle interaction unification. All current experimental programs to search for neutrinoless double beta decay are facing with the technical and financial challenge of increasing the experimental mass while maintaining incredibly low levels of spurious background. The new concept described in this paper could be the answer which combines all the features of an ideal experiment: energy resolution, low cost mass scalability, isotope choice flexibility and many powerful handles to make the background negligible. The ...

Bonvicini, Valter; Cremonesi, Oliviero; Cucciati, Giacomo; Gironi, Luca; Pavan, Maura; Previtali, Ezio; Sisti, Monica

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Effective Neutrino Mass Operators: A Guide to Model Building  

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Effective operators relevant for generating small Majorana masses for the neutrinos in the Standard Model will be considered. These operators serve as a useful guide for building models of neutrino mass. Some of these operators are represented by familiar models in the literature, and others lead to interesting new models. The number of relevant operators will be drastically reduced if neutrinoless double beta decays are observed in current experiments.

C. N. Leung

2001-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

426

Results from KamLAND-Zen  

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KamLAND-Zen reports on a preliminary search for neutrinoless double-beta decay with ^{136}Xe based on 114.8 live-days after the purification of the xenon loaded liquid scintillator. In this data, the problematic ^{110m}Ag background peak identified in previous searches is reduced by more than a factor of 10. By combining the KamLAND-Zen pre- and post-purification data, we obtain a preliminary lower limit on the 0\

,

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

Results from KamLAND-Zen  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

KamLAND-Zen reports on a preliminary search for neutrinoless double-beta decay with ^{136}Xe based on 114.8 live-days after the purification of the xenon loaded liquid scintillator. In this data, the problematic ^{110m}Ag background peak identified in previous searches is reduced by more than a factor of 10. By combining the KamLAND-Zen pre- and post-purification data, we obtain a preliminary lower limit on the 0\

The KamLAND-Zen Collaboration

2014-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

428

Investigations in Experimental and Theoretical High Energy Physics  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

We report on the work done under DOE grant DE-FG02-01ER41155. The experimental tasks have ongoing efforts at CERN (ATLAS), the Whipple observatory (VERITAS) and R&D work on dual readout calorimetry and neutrino-less double beta decay. The theoretical task emphasizes the weak interaction and in particular CP violation and neutrino physics. The detailed descriptions of the final report on each project are given under the appropriate task section of this report.

Krennrich, Frank [Iowa State University

2013-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

429

Muon-induced backgrounds in the CUORICINO experiment  

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To better understand the contribution of cosmic ray muons to the CUORICINO background, 10 plastic scintillator detectors were installed at the CUORICINO site and operated during the final 3 months of the experiment. From these measurements, an upper limit of 0.0021 counts/(keV kg yr) (95% CL) was obtained on the cosmic ray-induced background in the neutrinoless double beta decay region of interest. The measurements were also compared to Geant4 simulations.

E. Andreotti; C. Arnaboldi; F. T. Avignone III; M. Balata; I. Bandac; M. Barucci; J. W. Beeman; F. Bellini; T. Bloxham; C. Brofferio; A. Bryant; C. Bucci; L. Canonica; S. Capelli; L. Carbone; M. Carrettoni; M. Clemenza; O. Cremonesi; R. J. Creswick; S. Di Domizio; M. J. Dolinski; L. Ejzak; R. Faccini; H. A. Farach; E. Ferri; F. Ferroni; E. Fiorini; L. Foggetta; A. Giachero; L. Gironi; A. Giuliani; P. Gorla; E. Guardincerri; T. D. Gutierrez; E. E. Haller; R. Kadel; K. Kazkaz; S. Kraft; L. Kogler; Yu. G. Kolomensky; C. Maiano; R. H. Maruyama; C. Martinez; M. Martinez; L. Mizouni; S. Morganti; S. Nisi; C. Nones; E. B. Norman; A. Nucciotti; F. Orio; M. Pallavicini; V. Palmieri; L. Pattavina; M. Pavan; M. Pedretti; G. Pessina; S. Pirro; E. Previtali; L. Risegari; C. Rosenfeld; C. Rusconi; C. Salvioni; S. Sangiorgio; D. Schaeffer; N. D. Scielzo; M. Sisti; A. R. Smith; C. Tomei; G. Ventura; M. Vignati

2009-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

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The MAJORANA Experiment  

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The MAJORANA collaboration is actively pursuing research and development aimed at a tonne-scale 76Ge neutrinoless double-beta decay) experiment. The current, primary focus is the construction of the MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR experiment, an R&D effort that will field approximately 40kg of germanium detectors with mixed enrichment levels. This article provides a status update on the construction of the DEMONSTRATOR.

The MAJORANA Collaboration

2011-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

431

The $0\  

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We propose a new channel of the neutrinoless double beta decay, based on fact that in the presence of an external non-uniform magnetic field the transition between neutrino and antineutrino can take place through the induced neutrino magnetic moment. We calculate the analog of the effective neutrino mass for this channel and show, that for certain values of the external magnetic field a resonant enhancement can be obtained.

Gó?d?, Marek

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

Scotogenic $Z_2$ or $U(1)_D$ Model of Neutrino Mass with $\\Delta(27)$ Symmetry  

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The scotogenic model of radiative neutrino mass with $Z_2$ or $U(1)_D$ dark matter is shown to accommodate $\\Delta(27)$ symmetry naturally. The resulting neutrino mass matrix is identical to either of two forms, one proposed in 2006, the other in 2008. These two structures are studied in the context of present neutrino data, with predictions of $CP$ violation and neutrinoless double beta decay.

Ma, Ernest

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

Low background techniques in XMASS  

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The XMASS project aims to detect pp and {sup 7}Be solar neutrinos, neutrino-less double beta decay, and dark matter searches using ultra-pure liquid xenon. The first stage of XMASS project is concentrated on dark matter searches using 800 kg liquid xenon detector which requires low background and low threshold. Several techniques applied to XMASS detector for low background will be presented.

Takeda, Atsushi [Kamioka Observatory, ICRR, University of Tokyo, 456 Higashi-Mozumi, Kamioka-cho, Hida, Gifu, 506-1205 (Japan)

2011-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

434

SNO+: Physics program and status update  

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Joining the current generation of neutrinoless double beta decay experiments, SNO+ is a kilotonne-scale liquid scintillator neutrino detector housed 2 km underground in Vale Canada Ltd’s Creighton Mine near Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. Through re-purposing existing hardware in place for the now decommissioned Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO), and employing a rigourous materials purification and selection program, SNO+ will investigate neutrinoless double beta decay of {sup 130}Te. Owing to its size, SNO+ expects a sensitivity to the effective Majorana neutrino mass near 100 meV with a 0.3% loading of natural Te and several years of data collection. Designed as a general purpose detector, SNO+ also has a robust physics program that includes investigations of solar and supernova neutrinos, and reactor and geo anti-neutrinos. Construction of the detector is nearly complete, with the first water-fill commissioning phase set to begin at the end of this year and the neutrinoless double beta decay phase following in late 2014.

Sibley, L. [Department of Physics, 4-181 CCIS, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB, T6G 2E1 (Canada); Collaboration: SNO+ Collaboration

2014-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

435

Cosmogenic Production as a Background in Searching for Rare Physics Processes  

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We revisit calculations of the cosmogenic production rates for several long-lived isotopes that are potential sources of background in searching for rare physics processes such as the detection of dark matter and neutrinoless double-beta decay. Using updated cosmic-ray neutron flux measurements, we use TALYS 1.0 to investigate the cosmogenic activation of stable isotopes of several detector targets and find that the cosmogenic isotopes produced inside the target materials and cryostat can result in large backgrounds for dark matter searches and neutrinoless double-beta decay. We use previously published low-background HPGe data to constrain the production of $^{3}H$ on the surface and the upper limit is consistent with our calculation. We note that cosmogenic production of several isotopes in various targets can generate potential backgrounds for dark matter detection and neutrinoless double-beta decay with a massive detector, thus great care should be taken to limit and/or deal with the cosmogenic activation of the targets.

D. -M. Mei; Z. -B. Yin; S. R. Elliott

2009-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

436

Semileptonic lepton-number- and/or lepton-flavor-violating ? decays in Majorana neutrino models  

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Motivated by the recent investigation of neutrinoless ?-lepton decays by the CLEO Collaboration, we perform a systematic analysis of such decays in a possible new-physics scenario with heavy Dirac and/or Majorana neutrinos, including heavy-neutrino nondecoupling effects, finite quark masses, and quark as well as meson mixings. We find that the ? lepton decays into an electron or muon and a pseudoscalar or vector meson can have branching ratios close to the experimental sensitivity. Numerical estimates show that the predominant decay modes of this kind are ?-?e-?, ?-?e-?0, and ?-?e-?0, with branching ratios of the order of 10-6.

A. Ilakovac, B. A. Kniehl, and A. Pilaftsis

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

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.

438

Nuclear matrix elements for 0??{sup ?}?{sup ?} decays: Comparative analysis of the QRPA, shell model and IBM predictions  

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In this work we report on general properties of the nuclear matrix elements involved in the neutrinoless double ?{sup ?} decays (0??{sup ?}?{sup ?} decays) of several nuclei. A summary of the values of the NMEs calculated along the years by the Jyväskylä-La Plata collaboration is presented. These NMEs, calculated in the framework of the quasiparticle random phase approximation (QRPA), are compared with those of the other available calculations, like the Shell Model (ISM) and the interacting boson model (IBA-2)

Civitarese, Osvaldo [Department of Physics, University of La Plata, c.c. 67 1900, La Plata Argentina (Argentina); Suhonen, Jouni [Department of Physics, University of Jyväskylä, PO Box 35, FIN-40014 (Finland)

2013-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

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1." Resonant Enhancement of Neutrinoless Double-Electron Capture in 152Gd. " S.A. Eliseev, .. Yu.N. Novikov et al., Phys. Rev. Letters 106 (2011) 052504.  

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2011 . : 1." Resonant Enhancement of Neutrinoless Double-Electron Capture in 152Gd. " S.A. Eliseev, .. Yu.N. Novikov et al., Phys. Rev. Letters 106 (2011) 052504. 2. "Q values for neutrinoless., Phys. Rev. C 83 (2011) 038501. 3. "Multiple-resonance phenomenon in neutrinoless double

Titov, Anatoly

440

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

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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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441

Experiments for the absolute neutrino mass measurement  

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Experimental results and perspectives of different methods to measure the absolute mass scale of neutrinos are briefly reviewed. The mass sensitivities from cosmological observations, double beta decay searches and single beta decay spectroscopy differ in sensitivity and model dependance. Next generation experiments in the three fields reach the sensitivity for the lightest mass eigenstate of $m_1<0.2eV$, which will finally answer the question if neutrino mass eigenstates are degenerate. This sensitivity is also reached by the only model-independent approach of single beta decay (KATRIN experiment). For higher sensitivities on cost of model-dependance the neutrinoless double beta decay search and cosmological observation have to be applied. Here, in the next decade sensitivities are approached with the potential to test inverted hierarchy models.

Markus Steidl

2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

442

Neutrinos in Nuclear Physics  

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Since the discovery of nuclear beta decay, nuclear physicists have studied the weak interaction and the nature of neutrinos. Many recent and current experiments have been focused on the elucidation of neutrino oscillations and neutrino mass. The quest for the absolute value of neutrino mass continues with higher precision studies of the tritium beta decay spectrum near the endpoint. Neutrino oscillations are studied through measurements of reactor neutrinos as a function of baseline and energy. And experiments searching for neutrinoless double beta decay seek to discover violation of lepton number and establish the Majorana nature of neutrino masses.

McKeown, R D

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

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

444

Rejection of randomly coinciding events in ZnMoO$_4$ scintillating bolometers  

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Random coincidence of events (particularly from two neutrino double beta decay) could be one of the main sources of background in the search for neutrinoless double beta decay with cryogenic bolometers due to their poor time resolution. Pulse-shape discrimination by using front edge analysis, mean-time and $\\chi^2$ methods was applied to discriminate randomly coinciding events in ZnMoO$_4$ cryogenic scintillating bolometers. These events can be effectively rejected at the level of 99% by the analysis of the heat signals with rise-time of about 14 ms and signal-to-noise ratio of 900, and at the level of 92% by the analysis of the light signals with rise-time of about 3 ms and signal-to-noise ratio of 30, under the requirement to detect 95% of single events. These rejection efficiencies are compatible with extremely low background levels in the region of interest of neutrinoless double beta decay of $^{100}$Mo for enriched ZnMoO$_4$ detectors, of the order of $10^{-4}$ counts/(y keV kg). Pulse-shape parameters have been chosen on the basis of the performance of a real massive ZnMoO$_4$ scintillating bolometer. Importance of the signal-to-noise ratio, correct finding of the signal start and choice of an appropriate sampling frequency are discussed.

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

2014-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

445

Rejection of randomly coinciding events in ZnMoO$_4$ scintillating bolometers  

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Random coincidence of events (particularly from two neutrino double beta decay) could be one of the main sources of background in the search for neutrinoless double beta decay with cryogenic bolometers due to their poor time resolution. Pulse-shape discrimination by using front edge analysis, mean-time and $\\chi^2$ methods was applied to discriminate randomly coinciding events in ZnMoO$_4$ cryogenic scintillating bolometers. These events can be effectively rejected at the level of 99% by the analysis of the heat signals with rise-time of about 14 ms and signal-to-noise ratio of 900, and at the level of 92% by the analysis of the light signals with rise-time of about 3 ms and signal-to-noise ratio of 30, under the requirement to detect 95% of single events. These rejection efficiencies are compatible with extremely low background levels in the region of interest of neutrinoless double beta decay of $^{100}$Mo for enriched ZnMoO$_4$ detectors, of the order of $10^{-4}$ counts/(y keV kg). Pulse-shape parameters ...

Chernyak, D M; Giuliani, A; Mancuso, M; Nones, C; Olivieri, E; Tenconi, M; Tretyak, V I

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

Particle Data Group - 2013 Particle Listings  

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. . and 2013 partial update for the 2014 edition. Cut-off date for this update was January 15, 2013. GAUGE AND HIGGS BOSONS (gamma, g, W, Z, ...) gamma g (gluon) graviton W boson Z boson Higgs Bosons (H0 and H+-) Heavy Bosons, Other Than Higgs Bosons, Searches for (rev.) Axions (A0) and Other Very Light Bosons, Searches for (rev.) Collapse Gauge and Higgs Boson table LEPTONS (e, mu, tau, neutrinos, heavy leptons ...) electron muon tau Heavy Charged Lepton Searches Introduction to the Neutrino Properties Listings (rev.) Neutrino Properties Number of Neutrino Types Double-beta Decay Note on Neutrinoless Double-beta Decay (rev.) Introduction to Three-Neutrino Mixing Parameters Listings Neutrino Mixing (rev.) Heavy Neutral Leptons, Searches for Collapse Leptons table QUARKS (u, d, s, c, b, t, ...)

447

Particle Data Group - 2010 Particle Listings  

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GAUGE AND HIGGS BOSONS (gamma, g, W, Z, ...) gamma g (gluon) graviton W boson Z boson Higgs Bosons (H0 and H+-), Searches for Heavy Bosons, Other Than Higgs Bosons, Searches for Axions (A0) and Other Very Light Bosons, Searches for Collapse Gauge and Higgs Boson table LEPTONS (e, mu, tau, neutrinos, heavy leptons ...) electron muon tau Heavy Charged Lepton Searches Introduction to the Neutrino Properties Listings Neutrino Properties Number of Neutrino Types Double-beta Decay Note on Neutrinoless Double-beta Decay Introduction to Three-Neutrino Mixing Parameters Listings Neutrino Mixing Heavy Neutral Leptons, Searches for Collapse Leptons table QUARKS (u, d, s, c, b, t, ...) Note on the Quark Masses LIGHT QUARKS --- u, d, s c quark b quark t quark b' quark (4**th Generation)

448

Particle Data Group - 2012 Particle Listings  

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Cut-off date for this update was January 15, 2012. Cut-off date for this update was January 15, 2012. GAUGE AND HIGGS BOSONS (gamma, g, W, Z, ...) gamma g (gluon) graviton W boson Z boson Higgs Bosons (H0 and H+-), Searches for Heavy Bosons, Other Than Higgs Bosons, Searches for (rev.) Axions (A0) and Other Very Light Bosons, Searches for (rev.) Collapse Gauge and Higgs Boson table LEPTONS (e, mu, tau, neutrinos, heavy leptons ...) electron muon tau Heavy Charged Lepton Searches Introduction to the Neutrino Properties Listings (rev.) Neutrino Properties Number of Neutrino Types Double-beta Decay Note on Neutrinoless Double-beta Decay (rev.) Introduction to Three-Neutrino Mixing Parameters Listings Neutrino Mixing (rev.) Heavy Neutral Leptons, Searches for Collapse Leptons table QUARKS (u, d, s, c, b, t, ...) Note on the Quark Masses (rev.)

449

Particle Data Group - 2008 Particle Listings  

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GAUGE AND HIGGS BOSONS (gamma, g, W, Z, ...) gamma g (gluon) graviton W boson Z boson Higgs Bosons (H0 and H+-), Searches for Heavy Bosons, Other Than Higgs Bosons, Searches for Axions (A0) and Other Very Light Bosons, Searches for Collapse Gauge and Higgs Boson table LEPTONS (e, mu, tau, neutrinos, heavy leptons ...) electron muon tau Heavy Charged Lepton Searches Introduction to the Neutrino Properties Listings Neutrino Properties Number of Neutrino Types Double-beta Decay Note on Neutrinoless Double-beta Decay Neutrino Mixing Solar Neutrinos Review Heavy Neutral Leptons, Searches for Collapse Leptons table QUARKS (u, d, s, c, b, t, ...) Note on the Quark Masses LIGHT QUARKS --- u, d, s c quark b quark t quark b' quark (4**th Generation) t' quark (4**th Generation) Free Quark Searches

450

Dark Matter and Lepton Flavour Violation in a Hybrid Neutrino Mass Model  

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We describe a hybrid model in which the light neutrino mass matrix receives both tree-level seesaw and loop-induced contributions. An additional U(1) gauge symmetry is used to stabilize the lightest right-handed neutrino as the Dark Matter candidate. After fitting the experimental neutrino data, we analyze and correlate the phenomenological consequences of the model, namely its impact on electroweak precision measurements, the Dark Matter relic abundance, lepton flavour violating rare decays and neutrinoless double beta decay. We find that natural realizations of the model characterized by large Yukawa couplings are compatible with and close to the current experimental limits.

Deppisch, Frank F

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

La Thuile 2014: Theoretical premises to neutrino round table  

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This talk, dedicated to the memory of G. Giacomelli, introduced the round table on neutrinos held in February 2014. The topics selected for the discussion are: 1) the neutrinoless double beta decay rate (interpretation in terms of light neutrinos, nuclear uncertainties); 2) the physics in the gigantic water Cherenkov detectors (proton decay, atmospheric neutrinos); 3) the study of neutrino oscillations (mass hierarchy and CP violation; other neutrino states); 4) the neutrino astronomy at low and high energies (solar, supernova, cosmic neutrinos). The importance of an active interplay between theory and experiment is highlighted.

Francesco Vissani

2014-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

452

Neutrino Mixing  

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In this review we present the main features of the current status of neutrino physics. After a review of the theory of neutrino mixing and oscillations, we discuss the current status of solar and atmospheric neutrino oscillation experiments. We show that the current data can be nicely accommodated in the framework of three-neutrino mixing. We discuss also the problem of the determination of the absolute neutrino mass scale through Tritium beta-decay experiments and astrophysical observations, and the exploration of the Majorana nature of massive neutrinos through neutrinoless double-beta decay experiments. Finally, future prospects are briefly discussed.

Carlo Giunti; Marco Laveder

2004-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

La Thuile 2014: Theoretical premises to neutrino round table  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This talk, dedicated to the memory of G. Giacomelli, introduced the round table on neutrinos held in February 2014. The topics selected for the discussion are: 1) the neutrinoless double beta decay rate (interpretation in terms of light neutrinos, nuclear uncertainties); 2) the physics in the gigantic water Cherenkov detectors (proton decay, atmospheric neutrinos); 3) the study of neutrino oscillations (mass hierarchy and CP violation; other neutrino states); 4) the neutrino astronomy at low and high energies (solar, supernova, cosmic neutrinos). The importance of an active interplay between theory and experiment is highlighted.

Vissani, Francesco

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

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  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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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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.

456

Relating quarks and leptons with the T7 flavour group  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

In this letter we present a model for quarks and leptons based on T7 as flavour symmetry, predicting a canonical mass relation between charged leptons and down-type quarks proposed earlier. Neutrino masses are generated through a Type-I seesaw mechanism, with predicted correlations between the atmospheric mixing angle and neutrino masses. Compatibility with oscillation results lead to lower bounds for the lightest neutrino mass as well as for the neutrinoless double beta decay rates, even for normal neutrino mass hierarchy.

Cesar Bonilla; Stefano Morisi; Eduardo Peinado; Jose W. F. Valle

2014-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

457

The Nemo-3 Experiment and the Supernemo Project  

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The NEMO experiment is investigating the neutrinoless double beta decay. The NEMO-3 detector is taking data in the Frejus Underground Laboratory. The goal of the SuperNEMO detector is to reach a sensitivity on the order of 10^26 year on the half-life of the bb0nu process. The chosen isotopes for the future detector are 82Se and 150Nd, because of the reduced background. The collaboration has started a 3-year R&D development on all components : tracking detector, calorimeter, source enrichment and purification, radiopurity measurements.

Laurent Simard

2008-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

458

The Coldest Cubic Meter in the Known Universe  

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CUORE is a 741 kg array of TeO2 bolometers that will search for the neutrinoless double beta decay of 130Te. The detector is being constructed at the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso in Italy, where it will begin taking data in 2015. The CUORE cryostat will cool several metric tonnes of material to below 1 K and the CUORE detector itself will operate at a typical temperature of 10 mK. At this temperature, the CUORE detector will be the coldest contiguous cubic meter in the known Universe.

Jonathan Ouellet

2014-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

459

New gas mixtures suitable for rare event detection using a Micromegas-TPC detector  

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The aim of the presented work was to develop further techniques based on a Micromegas-TPC, in order to reach a high gas gain with good energy resolution, and to search for gas mixtures suitable for rare event detection. This paper focuses on xenon, which is convenient for the search of neutrinoless double beta decay in 136 Xe. Conversely, a small admixture of xenon to CF 4 can reduce attachment in the latter. This gas mixture would be suitable for dark matter searches and the study of solar and reactor neutrinos. Various configurations of the Micromegas plane were investigated and are described.

L. Ounalli; J-L. Vuilleumier; D. Schenker; J-M. Vuilleumier

2008-12-29T23:59:59.000Z

460

Pulse-shape discrimination of surface events in CdZnTe detectors for the COBRA experiment  

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Events near the cathode and anode surfaces of a coplanar grid CdZnTe detector are identifiable by means of the interaction depth information encoded in the signal amplitudes. However, the amplitudes cannot be used to identify events near the lateral surfaces. In this paper a method is described to identify lateral surface events by means of their pulse shapes. Such identification allows for discrimination of surface alpha particle interactions from more penetrating forms of radiation, which is particularly important for rare event searches. The effectiveness of the presented technique in suppressing backgrounds due to alpha contamination in the search for neutrinoless double beta decay with the COBRA experiment is demonstrated.

Matthew Fritts; Jan Tebrügge; Jürgen Durst; Joachim Ebert; Claus Gößling; Thomas Göpfert; Daniel Gehre; Caren Hagner; Nadine Heidrich; Michael Homann; Tobias Köttig; Till Neddermann; Christian Oldorf; Thomas Quante; Silke Rajek; Oscar Reinecke; Oliver Schulz; Jan Timm; Björn Wonsak; Kai Zuber

2014-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

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461

The Coldest Cubic Meter in the Known Universe  

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CUORE is a 741 kg array of TeO2 bolometers that will search for the neutrinoless double beta decay of 130Te. The detector is being constructed at the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso in Italy, where it will begin taking data in 2015. The CUORE cryostat will cool several metric tonnes of material to below 1 K and the CUORE detector itself will operate at a typical temperature of 10 mK. At this temperature, the CUORE detector will be the coldest contiguous cubic meter in the known Universe.

Ouellet, Jonathan

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

Relating quarks and leptons with the T7 flavour group  

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In this letter we present a model for quarks and leptons based on T7 as flavour symmetry, predicting a canonical mass relation between charged leptons and down-type quarks proposed earlier. Neutrino masses are generated through a Type-I seesaw mechanism, with predicted correlations between the atmospheric mixing angle and neutrino masses. Compatibility with oscillation results lead to lower bounds for the lightest neutrino mass as well as for the neutrinoless double beta decay rates, even for normal neutrino mass hierarchy.

Bonilla, Cesar; Peinado, Eduardo; Valle, Jose W F

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

$N_{\\rm eff}$ in low-scale seesaw models versus the lightest neutrino mass  

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We evaluate the contribution to $N_{\\rm eff}$ of the extra sterile states in low-scale Type I seesaw models (with three extra sterile states). We explore the full parameter space and find that at least two of the heavy states always reach thermalisation in the Early Universe, while the third one might not thermalise provided the lightest neutrino mass is below ${\\mathcal O}(10^{-3}$eV). Constraints from cosmology therefore severely restrict the spectra of heavy states in the range 1eV- 100 MeV. The implications for neutrinoless double beta decay are also discussed.

Hernandez, P; Lopez-Pavon, J

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

464

Neutrino Oscillations from String Theory  

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We derive the character of neutrino oscillations that results from a model of equivalence principle violation suggested recently by Damour and Polyakov as a plausible consequence of string theory. In this model neutrino oscillations will take place through interaction with a long range scalar field of gravitational origin even if the neutrinos are degenerate in mass. The energy dependence of the oscillation length is identical to that in the conventional mass mixing mechanism. This possibility further highlghts the independence of and need for more exacting direct neutrino mass measurements together with a next generation of neutrinoless double beta decay experiments.

A. Halprin; C. N. Leung

1997-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

465

Absolute Values of Neutrino Masses: Status and Prospects  

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Compelling evidences in favor of neutrino masses and mixing obtained in the last years in Super-Kamiokande, SNO, KamLAND and other neutrino experiments made the physics of massive and mixed neutrinos a frontier field of research in particle physics and astrophysics. There are many open problems in this new field. In this review we consider the problem of the absolute values of neutrino masses, which apparently is the most difficult one from the experimental point of view. We discuss the present limits and the future prospects of beta-decay neutrino mass measurements and neutrinoless double-beta decay. We consider the important problem of the calculation of nuclear matrix elements of neutrinoless double-beta decay and discuss the possibility to check the results of different model calculations of the nuclear matrix elements through their comparison with the experimental data. We discuss the upper bound of the total mass of neutrinos that was obtained recently from the data of the 2dF Galaxy Redshift Survey and other cosmological data and we discuss future prospects of the cosmological measurements of the total mass of neutrinos. We discuss also the possibility to obtain information on neutrino masses from the observation of the ultra high-energy cosmic rays (beyond the GZK cutoff). Finally, we review the main aspects of the physics of core-collapse supernovae, the limits on the absolute values of neutrino masses from the observation of SN1987A neutrinos and the future prospects of supernova neutrino detection.

S. M. Bilenky; C. Giunti; J. A. Grifols; E. Masso

2003-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

466

Neutrinoless Universe  

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We consider the consequences for the relic neutrino abundance if extra neutrino interactions are allowed, e.g., the coupling of neutrinos to a light (compared to $m_\

John F. Beacom; Nicole F. Bell; Scott Dodelson

2004-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

467

\\textsc{MaGe} - a {\\sc Geant4}-based Monte Carlo Application Framework for Low-background Germanium Experiments  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We describe a physics simulation software framework, MAGE, that is based on the GEANT4 simulation toolkit. MAGE is used to simulate the response of ultra-low radioactive background radiation detectors to ionizing radiation, specifically the MAJORANA and GERDA neutrinoless double-beta decay experiments. MAJORANA and GERDA use high-purity germanium detectors to search for the neutrinoless double-beta decay of 76Ge, and MAGE is jointly developed between these two collaborations. The MAGE framework contains the geometry models of common objects, prototypes, test stands, and the actual experiments. It also implements customized event generators, GEANT4 physics lists, and output formats. All of these features are available as class libraries that are typically compiled into a single executable. The user selects the particular experimental setup implementation at run-time via macros. The combination of all these common classes into one framework reduces duplication of efforts, eases comparison between simulated data and experiment, and simplifies the addition of new detectors to be simulated. This paper focuses on the software framework, custom event generators, and physics lists.

Melissa Boswell; Yuen-Dat Chan; Jason A. Detwiler; Padraic Finnerty; Reyco Henning; Victor M. Gehman; Rob A. Johnson; David V. Jordan; Kareem Kazkaz; Markus Knapp; Kevin Kröninger; Daniel Lenz; Lance Leviner; Jing Liu; Xiang Liu; Sean MacMullin; Michael G. Marino; Akbar Mokhtarani; Luciano Pandola; Alexis G. Schubert; Jens Schubert; Claudia Tomei; Oleksandr Volynets

2010-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

468

Astroparticle Physics with a Customized Low-Background Broad Energy Germanium Detector  

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The MAJORANA Collaboration is building the MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR, a 60 kg array of high purity germanium detectors housed in an ultra-low background shield at the Sanford Underground Laboratory in Lead, SD. The MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR will search for neutrinoless double-beta decay of 76Ge while demonstrating the feasibility of a tonne-scale experiment. It may also carry out a dark matter search in the 1-10 GeV/c^2 mass range. We have found that customized Broad Energy Germanium (BEGe) detectors produced by Canberra have several desirable features for a neutrinoless double-beta decay experiment, including low electronic noise, excellent pulse shape analysis capabilities, and simple fabrication. We have deployed a customized BEGe, the MAJORANA Low-Background BEGe at Kimballton (MALBEK), in a low-background cryostat and shield at the Kimballton Underground Research Facility in Virginia. This paper will focus on the detector characteristics and measurements that can be performed with such a radiation detector in a low-background environment.

MAJORANA Collaboration; C. E. Aalseth; M. Amman; F. T. Avignone III; H. O. Back; A. S. Barabash; P. S. Barbeau; M. Bergevin; F. E. Bertrand; M. Boswell; V. Brudanin; W. Bugg; T. H. Burritt; M. Busch; G. Capps; Y-D. Chan; J. I. Collar; R. J. Cooper; R. Creswick; J. A. Detwiler; J. Diaz; P. J. Doe; Yu. Efremenko; V. Egorov; H. Ejiri; S. R. Elliott; J. Ely; J. Esterline; H. Farach; J. E. Fast; N. Fields; P. Finnerty; B. Fujikawa; E. Fuller; V. M. Gehman; G. K. Giovanetti; V. E. Guiseppe; K. Gusey; A. L. Hallin; G. C Harper; R. Hazama; R. Henning; A. Hime; E. W. Hoppe; T. W. Hossbach; M. A. Howe; R. A. Johnson; K. J. Keeter; M. Keillor; C. Keller; J. D. Kephart; M. F. Kidd; A. Knecht; O. Kochetov; S. I. Konovalov; R. T. Kouzes; L. Leviner; J. C. Loach; P. N. Luke; S. MacMullin; M. G. Marino; R. D. Martin; D. -M. Mei; H. S. Miley; M. L. Miller; L. Mizouni; A. W. Meyers; M. Nomachi; J. L. Orrell; D. Peterson; D. G. Phillips II; A. W. P. Poon; G. Prior; J. Qian; D. C. Radford; K. Rielage; R. G. H. Robertson; L. Rodriguez; K. P. Rykaczewski; H. Salazar; A. G. Schubert; T. Shima; M. Shirchenko; D. Steele; J. Strain; G. Swift; K. Thomas; V. Timkin; W. Tornow; T. D. Van Wechel; I. Vanyushin; R. L. Varner; K. Vetter; J. F. Wilkerson; B. A. Wolfe; W. Xiang; E. Yakushev; H. Yaver; A. R. Young; C. -H. Yu; V. Yumatov; C. Zhang; S. Zimmerman

2010-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

469

Operation of a GERDA Phase I prototype detector in liquid argon and nitrogen  

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The GERDA (GERmanium Detector Array) experiment aiming to search for the neutrinoless double beta decay of 76Ge at the Laboratori Nazionali Del Gran Sasso (LNGS), Italy, will operate bare enriched high-purity germanium (HPGe) detectors in liquid argon. GERDA Phase I will use the enriched diodes from the previous Heidelberg-Moscow (HdM) and IGEX experiments. With the HPGe detectors mounted in a low-mass holder, GERDA aims at an excellent energy resolution and extremely low background. The goal is to check the claim for the neutrinoless double beta decay evidence in the HdM 76Ge experiment within one year of data taking. Before dismounting the enriched diodes from their cryostat, the performance parameters of the HdM and the IGEX detectors have been measured. The diodes have been removed from their cryostats, their dimensions measured and they have been put under va-cuum in a transportation container. They are now being refurbished for GERDA Phase I at Canberra Semiconductor NV. Before operating the enriched diodes, a non-enriched HPGe p-type detector mounted in a low-mass holder is operated in the liquid argon test facility of the GERDA Detector Laboratory (GDL) at LNGS. Since January 2006, the testing of the prototype detector is being carried out in the GDL as well as at the site of the detector manufacturer.

M. Barnabé Heider; A. Bakalyarov; L. Bezrukov; C. Cattadori; O. Chkvorets; K. Gusev; M. Hult; I. Kirpichnikov; V. Lebedev; G. Marissens; P. Peiffer; S. Schönert; M. Shirchenko; A. Smolnikov; A. Vasenko; S. Vasiliev; S. Zhukov

2008-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

470

3D Particle Track Reconstrution in a Single Layer Cadmium-Telluride Hybrid Active Pixel Detector  

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In the past 20 years the search for neutrinoless double beta decay has driven many developements in all kind of detector technology. A new branch in this field are highly-pixelated semiconductor detectors - such as the CdTe-Timepix detectors. It compromises a cadmium-telluride sensor of 14 mm x 14 mm x 1 mm size with an ASIC which has 256 x 256 pixel of 55 \\textmu m pixel pitch and can be used to obtain either spectroscopic or timing information in every pixel. In regular operation it can provide a 2D projection of particle trajectories; however, three dimensional trajectories are desirable for neutrinoless double beta decay and other applications. In this paper we present a method to obtain such trajectories. The method was developed and tested with simulations that assume some minor modifications to the Timepix ASIC. Also, we were able to test the method experimentally and in the best case achieved a position resolution of about 90 \\textmu m with electrons of 4.4 GeV.

Filipenko, Mykhaylo; Anton, Gisela; Michel, Thilo

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

471

Semileptonic Decays  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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

472

Resonant Slepton Production Yields CMS $eejj$ and $ejj$ Missing $p_T$ Excesses  

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Recent CMS searches for di-leptoquark production report local excesses of 2.4$\\sigma$ in a $eejj$ channel and 2.6$\\sigma$ in a $ejj$ missing $p_T$ channel. Here, we simultaneously explain both excesses with resonant slepton production in ${\\mathcal R}-$parity violating supersymmetry (SUSY). We consider resonant slepton production, which decays to a lepton and a chargino/neutralino, followed by three-body decays of the neutralino/chargino via an $\\mathcal{R}-$parity violating coupling. There are regions of parameter space which are also compatible at the 95% confidence level (CL) with a 2.8$\\sigma$ $eejj$ excess in a recent CMS $W_R$ search, while being compatible with other direct search constraints. Phase-II of the GERDA neutrinoless double beta decay ($0\

Allanach, B C; Mondal, S; Mitra, M

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

473

Single Ion Trapping For The Enriched Xenon Observatory  

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In the last decade, a variety of neutrino oscillation experiments have established that there is a mass difference between neutrino flavors, without determining the absolute neutrino mass scale. The Enriched Xenon Observatory for neutrinoless double beta decay (EXO) will search for the rare decays of xenon to determine the absolute value of the neutrino mass. The experiment uses a novel technique to minimize backgrounds, identifying the decay daughter product in real time using single ion spectroscopy. Here, we describe single ion trapping and spectroscopy compatible with the EXO detector. We extend the technique of single ion trapping in ultrahigh vacuum to trapping in xenon gas. With this technique, EXO will achieve a neutrino mass sensitivity of ? m?? ≃ .010 eV.

Waldman, S J

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

Aluminum as a source of background in low background experiments  

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Neutrinoless double beta decay would be a key to understanding the nature of neutrino masses. The next generation of High Purity Germanium experiments will have to be operated with a background rate of better than 10^-5 counts/(kg y keV) in the region of interest around the Q value of the decay. Therefore, so far irrelevant sources of background have to be considered. The metalization of the surface of germanium detectors is in general done with aluminum. The background from the decays of 22Na, 26Al, 226Ra and 228Th introduced by this metalization is discussed. It is shown that only a special selection of aluminum can keep these background contributions acceptable.

B. Majorovits; I. Abt; M. Laubenstein; O. Volynets

2011-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

475

Electron line shape and transmission function of the KATRIN monitor spectrometer  

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Knowledge of the neutrino mass is of particular interest in modern neutrino physics. Besides the neutrinoless double beta decay and cosmological observation information about the neutrino mass is obtained from single beta decay by observing the shape of the electron spectrum near the endpoint. The KATRIN ? decay experiment aims to push the limit on the effective electron antineutrino mass down to 0.2 eV/c{sup 2}. To reach this sensitivity several systematic effects have to be under control. One of them is the fluctuations of the absolute energy scale, which therefore has to be continuously monitored at very high precision. This paper shortly describes KATRIN, the technique for continuous monitoring of the absolute energy scale and recent improvements in analysis of the monitoring data.

Slezák, M. [Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Ke Karlovu 3, 12116 Prague, Czech Republic and Nuclear Physics Institute, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Hlavní 130, 25068 ?ež (Czech Republic)

2013-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

476

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))

1990-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

477

Moduli Decays and Gravitinos  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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

478

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

479

The Majorana Parts Tracking Database  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The Majorana Demonstrator is an ultra-low background physics experiment searching for the neutrinoless double beta decay of $^{76}$Ge. The Majorana Parts Tracking Database is used to record the history of components used in the construction of the Demonstrator. The tracking implementation takes a novel approach based on the schema-free database technology CouchDB. Transportation, storage, and processes undergone by parts such as machining or cleaning are linked to part records. Tracking parts provides a great logistics benefit and an important quality assurance reference during construction. In addition, the location history of parts provides an estimate of their exposure to cosmic radiation. A web application for data entry and a radiation exposure calculator have been developed as tools for achieving the extreme radio-purity required for this rare decay search.

Abgrall, N; Avignone, F T; Bertrand, F E; Brudanin, V; Busch, M; Byram, D; Caldwell, A S; Chan, Y-D; Christofferson, C D; Combs, D C; Cuesta, C; Detwiler, J A; Doe, P J; Efremenko, Yu; Egorov, V; Ejiri, H; Elliott, S R; Esterline, J; Fast, J E; Finnerty, P; Fraenkle, F M; Galindo-Uribarri, A; Giovanetti, G K; Goett, J; Green, M P; Gruszko, J; Guiseppe, V E; Gusev, K; Hallin, A L; Hazama, R; Hegai, A; Henning, R; Hoppe, E W; Howard, S; Howe, M A; Keeter, K J; Kidd, M F; Kochetov, O; Kouzes, R T; LaFerriere, B D; Leon, J Diaz; Leviner, L E; Loach, J C; MacMullin, J; Martin, R D; Meijer, S J; Mertens, S; Miller, M L; Mizouni, L; Nomachi, M; Orrell, J L; O'Shaughnessy, C; Overman, N R; Petersburg, R; Phillips, D G; Poon, A W P; Pushkin, K; Radford, D C; Rager, J; Rielage, K; Robertson, R G H; Romero-Romero, E; Ronquest, M C; Shanks, B; Shima, T; Shirchenko, M; Snavely, K J; Snyder, N; Soin, A; Suriano, A M; Tedeschi, D; Thompson, J; Timkin, V; Tornow, W; Trimble, J E; Varner, R L; Vasilyev, S; Vetter, K; Vorren, K; White, B R; Wilkerson, J F; Wiseman, C; Xu, W; Yakushev, E; Young, A R; Yu, C -H; Zhitnikov, I

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

480

Construction and measurements of a vacuum-swing-adsorption radon-mitigation system  

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Long-lived alpha and beta emitters in the $^{222}$Rn decay chain on (and near) detector surfaces may be the limiting background in many experiments attempting to detect dark matter or neutrinoless double-beta decay, and in screening detectors. In order to reduce backgrounds from radon-daughter plate-out onto the wires of the BetaCage during its assembly, an ultra-low-radon cleanroom is being commissioned at Syracuse University using a vacuum-swing-adsorption radon-mitigation system. The radon filter shows ~20$\\times$ reduction at its output, from 7.47$\\pm$0.56 to 0.37$\\pm$0.12 Bq/m$^3$, and the cleanroom radon activity meets project requirements, with a lowest achieved value consistent with that of the filter, and levels consistently < 2 Bq/m$^3$.

R. W. Schnee; R. Bunker; G. Ghulam; D. Jardin; M. Kos; A. S. Tenney

2014-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

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The Majorana Parts Tracking Database  

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The Majorana Demonstrator is an ultra-low background physics experiment searching for the neutrinoless double beta decay of $^{76}$Ge. The Majorana Parts Tracking Database is used to record the history of components used in the construction of the Demonstrator. The tracking implementation takes a novel approach based on the schema-free database technology CouchDB. Transportation, storage, and processes undergone by parts such as machining or cleaning are linked to part records. Tracking parts provides a great logistics benefit and an important quality assurance reference during construction. In addition, the location history of parts provides an estimate of their exposure to cosmic radiation. A web application for data entry and a radiation exposure calculator have been developed as tools for achieving the extreme radio-purity required for this rare decay search.

The Majorana Collaboration; N. Abgrall; E. Aguayo; F. T. Avignone III; A. S. Barabash; F. E. Bertrand; V. Brudanin; M. Busch; D. Byram; A. S. Caldwell; Y-D. Chan; C. D. Christofferson; D. C. Combs; C. Cuesta; J. A. Detwiler; P. J. Doe; Yu. Efremenko; V. Egorov; H. Ejiri; S. R. Elliott; J. Esterline; J. E. Fast; P. Finnerty; F. M. Fraenkle; A. Galindo-Uribarri; G. K. Giovanetti; J. Goett; M. P. Green; J. Gruszko; V. E. Guiseppe; K. Gusev; A. L. Hallin; R. Hazama; A. Hegai; R. Henning; E. W. Hoppe; S. Howard; M. A. Howe; K. J. Keeter; M. F. Kidd; O. Kochetov; S. I. Konovalov; R. T. Kouzes; B. D. LaFerriere; J. Diaz Leon; L. E. Leviner; J. C. Loach; J. MacMullin; R. D. Martin; S. J. Meijer; S. Mertens; M. L. Miller; L. Mizouni; M. Nomachi; J. L. Orrell; C. O'Shaughnessy; N. R. Overman; R. Petersburg; D. G. Phillips II; A. W. P. Poon; K. Pushkin; D. C. Radford; J. Rager; K. Rielage; R. G. H. Robertson; E. Romero-Romero; M. C. Ronquest; B. Shanks; T. Shima; M. Shirchenko; K. J. Snavely; N. Snyder; A. Soin; A. M. Suriano; D. Tedeschi; J. Thompson; V. Timkin; W. Tornow; J. E. Trimble; R. L. Varner; S. Vasilyev; K. Vetter; K. Vorren; B. R. White; J. F. Wilkerson; C. Wiseman; W. Xu; E. Yakushev; A. R. Young; C. -H. Yu; V. Yumatov; I. Zhitnikov

2015-02-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Massive neutrinos and cosmology  

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The present experimental results on neutrino flavour oscillations provide evidence for non-zero neutrino masses, but give no hint on their absolute mass scale, which is the target of beta decay and neutrinoless double-beta decay experiments. Crucial complementary information on neutrino masses can be obtained from the analysis of data on cosmological observables, such as the anisotropies of the cosmic microwave background or the distribution of large-scale structure. In this review we describe in detail how free-streaming massive neutrinos affect the evolution of cosmological perturbations. We summarize the current bounds on the sum of neutrino masses that can be derived from various combinations of cosmological data, including the most recent analysis by the WMAP team. We also discuss how future cosmological experiments are expected to be sensitive to neutrino masses well into the sub-eV range.

Julien Lesgourgues; Sergio Pastor

2006-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

483

Progress in the physics of massive neutrinos  

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The current status of the physics of massive neutrinos is reviewed with a forward-looking emphasis. The article begins with the general phenomenology of neutrino oscillations in vacuum and matter and documents the experimental evidence for oscillations of solar, reactor, atmospheric and accelerator neutrinos. Both active and sterile oscillation possibilities are considered. The impact of cosmology (BBN, CMB, leptogenesis) and astrophysics (supernovae, highest energy cosmic rays) on neutrino observables and vice versa, is evaluated. The predictions of grand unified, radiative and other models of neutrino mass are discussed. Ways of determining the unknown parameters of three-neutrino oscillations are assessed, taking into account eight-fold degeneracies in parameters that yield the same oscillation probabilities, as well as ways to determine the absolute neutrino mass scale (from beta-decay, neutrinoless double-beta decay, large scale structure and Z-bursts). Critical unknowns at present are the amplitude of \

V. Barger; D. Marfatia; K. Whisnant

2003-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

484

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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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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NP Scientific User Facilities | U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC...  

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Sudbury Neutrino Observatory in Canada, the KATRIN direct neutrino mass measurement in Germany, and the Majorana project searching for double beta decay at Pacific Northwest...

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Muon-induced backgrounds in the CUORICINO experiment  

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Muon-induced backgrounds in the CUORICINO experiment E.the contribution of cosmic ray muons to the CUORICINOKey words: CUORICINO, muons, cosmic rays, double beta decay,

Andreotti, E.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method of evaluating the effect of HPGe design on the sensitivity of physics experiments.  

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??Motivated by planned double beta decay experiments in 76Ge I describe a computational model for the electric fields of solid state diode detectors and the… (more)

Kephart, Jeremy Dale

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

489

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

490

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

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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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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.

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Charges/Reports | U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)  

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Reports Reports Nuclear Science Advisory Committee (NSAC) NSAC Home Meetings Members Charges/Reports Charter .pdf file (629KB) NP Committees of Visitors NP Home Charges/Reports Print Text Size: A A A RSS Feeds FeedbackShare Page 2013 Molybdenum-99 Charge Letter (December 2013 .pdf file (469KB)) Neutrino-less Double Beta Decay Charge Letter (December 2013 .pdf file (466KB)) Report to NSAC on Scientific Facilities (March 2013 .pdf file (850KB)) (Major Nuclear Physics Facilities for the Next Decade) Transmittal Letter (March 2013 .pdf file (171KB)) Letter to the Facilities Charge (December 2012) .pdf file (790KB) Report to NSAC on the Committee of Visitors (March 2013 .pdf file (1.8MB)) Transmittal Letter (March 2013 .pdf file (61KB)) Committee of Visitors Charge Letter (July 2012) .pdf file (322KB)

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Fermilab Today  

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5, 2012 5, 2012 spacer Subscribe | Contact Us | Archive | Classifieds | Guidelines | Help Search GO spacer Calendar Have a safe day! Monday, Oct. 15 10:30 a.m. Presentations to the Physics Advisory Committee - Curia II 2:30 p.m. Particle Astrophysics Seminar - One West Speaker: Chris Morrison, University of California, Davis Title: The Universe Under a Magnifying Glass 3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over THERE WILL BE NO ALL EXPERIMENTERS' MEETING THIS WEEK Tuesday, Oct. 16 8 a.m. Presentations to the Physics Advisory Committee - Curia II 10:30 a.m. Research Techniques Seminar (NOTE LOCATION) - One West Speaker: Mykhaylo Filipenko, University of Erlangen Title: Tracking and Barium Tagging: The Chance to Achieve a Background-Free Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Experiment?

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Neutron Interactions as Seen by A Segmented Germanium Detector  

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The GERmanium Detector Array, GERDA, is designed for the search for ``neutrinoless double beta decay'' (0-nu-2-beta) with germanium detectors enriched in Ge76. An 18-fold segmented prototype detector for GERDA Phase II was exposed to an AmBe neutron source to improve the understanding of neutron induced backgrounds. Neutron interactions with the germanium isotopes themselves and in the surrounding materials were studied. Segment information is used to identify neutron induced peaks in the recorded energy spectra. The Geant4 based simulation package MaGe is used to simulate the experiment. Though many photon peaks from germanium isotopes excited by neutrons are correctly described by Geant4, some physics processes were identified as being incorrectly treated or even missing.

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

2007-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

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On Symmetric Lepton Mixing Matrices  

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Contrary to the quark mixing matrix, the lepton mixing matrix could be symmetric. We study the phenomenological consequences of this possibility. In particular, we find that symmetry would imply that |U_{e3}| is larger than 0.16, i.e., above its current 2 sigma limit. The other mixing angles are also constrained and CP violating effects in neutrino oscillations are suppressed, even though |U_{e3}| is sizable. Maximal atmospheric mixing is only allowed if the other observables are outside their current 3 sigma ranges, and sin^2 theta_{23} lies typically below 0.5. The Majorana phases are not affected, but the implied values of the solar neutrino mixing angle have some effect on the predictions for neutrinoless double beta decay. We further discuss some formal properties of a symmetric mixing matrix.

Hochmuth, K A; Hochmuth, Kathrin A.; Rodejohann, Werner

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Loop-induced Neutrino Masses: A Case Study  

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We study the cocktail model in which the Majorana neutrino masses are generated by the so-called "cocktail" three-loop diagrams with the dark matter particle running in the loops. In particular, we give the correct analytic expressions of the neutrino masses in the model by the detailed calculation of the cocktail diagrams. Based on the reliable numerical calculation of the loop integrals, we explore the parameter space which can give the correct orders of neutrino masses while satisfying other experimental constraints, such as those from the neutrinoless double beta decay, low-energy lepton flavor violation processes, electroweak precision tests, and collider searches. As a result, the large couplings and the large mass difference between the two singly-charged (neutral) scalars are required.

Geng, Chao-Qiang; Tsai, Lu-Hsing

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization of light collection from crystal scintillators for cryogenic experiments  

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High light collection efficiency is an important requirement in any application of scintillation detectors. The purpose of this study is to investigate the possibility for improving this parameter in cryogenic scintillation bolometers, which can be considered as a promising detectors in experiments investigating neutrinoless double beta decay and dark matter. Energy resolutions and relative pulse amplitudes of scintillation detectors using ZnWO4 scintillation crystals of different shapes (cylinder 20 mm in dimater by 20 mm and hexagonal prism with diagonal 20 mm and height 20 mm), reflector materials and shapes, optical contact and surface properties (polished and diffused) were measured at room temperature. Propagation of optical photons in these experimental conditions was simulated using Geant4 and ZEMAX codes. The results of the simulations are found to be in good agreement with each other and with direct measurements of the crystals. This could be applied to optimize the geometry of scintillation detectors used in the cryogenic experiments.

F. A. Danevich; R. V. Kobychev; V. V. Kobychev; H. Kraus; V. B. Mikhailik; V. M. Mokina

2014-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

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HEROICA: an Underground Facility for the Fast Screening of Germanium Detectors  

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An infrastructure to characterize germanium detectors has been designed and constructed at the HADES Underground Research Laboratory, located in Mol (Belgium). Thanks to the 223m overburden of clay and sand, the muon flux is lowered by four orders of magnitude. This natural shield minimizes the exposure of radio-pure germanium material to cosmic radiation resulting in a significant suppression of cosmogenic activation in the germanium detectors. The project has been strongly motivated by a special production of germanium detectors for the GERDA experiment. GERDA, currently collecting data at the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso of INFN, is searching for the neutrinoless double beta decay of 76Ge. In the near future, GERDA will increase its mass and sensitivity by adding new Broad Energy Germanium (BEGe) detectors. The production of the BEGe detectors is done at Canberra in Olen (Belgium), located about 30km from the underground test site. Therefore, HADES is used both for storage of the crystals over night...

Andreotti, E; Maneschg, W; Barros, N; Benato, G; Brugnera, R; Costa, F; Falkenstein, R; Guthikonda, K K; Hegai, A; Hemmer, S; Hult, M; Jaenner, K; Kihm, T; Lehnert, B; Liao, H; Lubashevskiy, A; Lutter, G; Marissens, G; Modenese, L; Pandola, L; Reissfelder, M; Sada, C; Salathe, M; Schmitt, C; Schulz, O; Schwingenheuer, B; Turcato, M; Ur, C; von Sturm, K; Wagner, V; Westermann, J

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z