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Title: Mass and Double-Beta-Decay Q Value of {sup 136}Xe

Abstract

The atomic mass of {sup 136}Xe has been measured by comparing cyclotron frequencies of single ions in a Penning trap. The result, with 1 standard deviation uncertainty, is M({sup 136}Xe)=135.907 214 484 (11) u. Combined with previous results for the mass of {sup 136}Ba [Audi, Wapstra, and Thibault, Nucl. Phys. A 729, 337 (2003)], this gives a Q value (M[{sup 136}Xe]-M[{sup 136}Ba])c{sup 2}=2457.83(37) keV, sufficiently precise for ongoing searches for the neutrinoless double-beta decay of {sup 136}Xe.

Authors:
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  1. Department of Physics, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 32306-4350 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20960139
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review Letters; Journal Volume: 98; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.98.053003; (c) 2007 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; BARIUM 136; CYCLOTRON FREQUENCY; DOUBLE BETA DECAY; MASS; Q-VALUE; XENON 136

Citation Formats

Redshaw, Matthew, Wingfield, Elizabeth, McDaniel, Joseph, and Myers, Edmund G. Mass and Double-Beta-Decay Q Value of {sup 136}Xe. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.98.053003.
Redshaw, Matthew, Wingfield, Elizabeth, McDaniel, Joseph, & Myers, Edmund G. Mass and Double-Beta-Decay Q Value of {sup 136}Xe. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.98.053003.
Redshaw, Matthew, Wingfield, Elizabeth, McDaniel, Joseph, and Myers, Edmund G. Fri . "Mass and Double-Beta-Decay Q Value of {sup 136}Xe". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.98.053003.
@article{osti_20960139,
title = {Mass and Double-Beta-Decay Q Value of {sup 136}Xe},
author = {Redshaw, Matthew and Wingfield, Elizabeth and McDaniel, Joseph and Myers, Edmund G.},
abstractNote = {The atomic mass of {sup 136}Xe has been measured by comparing cyclotron frequencies of single ions in a Penning trap. The result, with 1 standard deviation uncertainty, is M({sup 136}Xe)=135.907 214 484 (11) u. Combined with previous results for the mass of {sup 136}Ba [Audi, Wapstra, and Thibault, Nucl. Phys. A 729, 337 (2003)], this gives a Q value (M[{sup 136}Xe]-M[{sup 136}Ba])c{sup 2}=2457.83(37) keV, sufficiently precise for ongoing searches for the neutrinoless double-beta decay of {sup 136}Xe.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.98.053003},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = 5,
volume = 98,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Feb 02 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Fri Feb 02 00:00:00 EST 2007}
}