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Title: New Leading Contribution to Neutrinoless Double- β Decay

Abstract

Within the framework of chiral effective field theory, we discuss the leading contributions to the neutrinoless double-beta decay transition operator induced by light Majorana neutrinos. Based on renormalization arguments in both dimensional regularization with minimal subtraction and a coordinate-space cutoff scheme, we show the need to introduce a leading-order short-range operator, missing in all current calculations. We discuss strategies to determine the finite part of the short-range coupling by matching to lattice QCD or by relating it via chiral symmetry to isospin-breaking observables in the two-nucleon sector. Lastly, we speculate on the impact of this new contribution on nuclear matrix elements of relevance to experiment.

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Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Program
OSTI Identifier:
1437329
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1480024
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-18-21404
Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007; PRLTAO; 202001
Grant/Contract Number:  
FG02-04ER41338; AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Physical Review Letters Journal Volume: 120 Journal Issue: 20; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
Publisher:
American Physical Society
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; Atomic and Nuclear Physics

Citation Formats

Cirigliano, Vincenzo, Dekens, Wouter, de Vries, Jordy, Graesser, Michael L., Mereghetti, Emanuele, Pastore, Saori, and van Kolck, Ubirajara. New Leading Contribution to Neutrinoless Double- β Decay. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.202001.
Cirigliano, Vincenzo, Dekens, Wouter, de Vries, Jordy, Graesser, Michael L., Mereghetti, Emanuele, Pastore, Saori, & van Kolck, Ubirajara. New Leading Contribution to Neutrinoless Double- β Decay. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.202001.
Cirigliano, Vincenzo, Dekens, Wouter, de Vries, Jordy, Graesser, Michael L., Mereghetti, Emanuele, Pastore, Saori, and van Kolck, Ubirajara. Wed . "New Leading Contribution to Neutrinoless Double- β Decay". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.202001.
@article{osti_1437329,
title = {New Leading Contribution to Neutrinoless Double- β Decay},
author = {Cirigliano, Vincenzo and Dekens, Wouter and de Vries, Jordy and Graesser, Michael L. and Mereghetti, Emanuele and Pastore, Saori and van Kolck, Ubirajara},
abstractNote = {Within the framework of chiral effective field theory, we discuss the leading contributions to the neutrinoless double-beta decay transition operator induced by light Majorana neutrinos. Based on renormalization arguments in both dimensional regularization with minimal subtraction and a coordinate-space cutoff scheme, we show the need to introduce a leading-order short-range operator, missing in all current calculations. We discuss strategies to determine the finite part of the short-range coupling by matching to lattice QCD or by relating it via chiral symmetry to isospin-breaking observables in the two-nucleon sector. Lastly, we speculate on the impact of this new contribution on nuclear matrix elements of relevance to experiment.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.202001},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = 20,
volume = 120,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {5}
}

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