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Publication . Preprint . Article . Conference object . 2017

Measuring nuclear reaction cross sections to extract information on neutrinoless double beta decay

Manuela Cavallaro; Francesco Cappuzzello; C. Agodi; L. Acosta; Naftali Auerbach; Jessica I. Bellone; Roelof Bijker; +68 Authors
Open Access
English
Abstract
Neutrinoless double beta decay (0v\b{eta}\b{eta}) is considered the best potential resource to access the absolute neutrino mass scale. Moreover, if observed, it will signal that neutrinos are their own anti-particles (Majorana particles). Presently, this physics case is one of the most important research "beyond Standard Model" and might guide the way towards a Grand Unified Theory of fundamental interactions. Since the 0v\b{eta}\b{eta} decay process involves nuclei, its analysis necessarily implies nuclear structure issues. In the NURE project, supported by a Starting Grant of the European Research Council (ERC), nuclear reactions of double charge-exchange (DCE) are used as a tool to extract information on the 0v\b{eta}\b{eta} Nuclear Matrix Elements. In DCE reactions and \b{eta}\b{eta} decay indeed the initial and final nuclear states are the same and the transition operators have similar structure. Thus the measurement of the DCE absolute cross-sections can give crucial information on \b{eta}\b{eta} matrix elements. In a wider view, the NUMEN international collaboration plans a major upgrade of the INFN-LNS facilities in the next years in order to increase the experimental production of nuclei of at least two orders of magnitude, thus making feasible a systematic study of all the cases of interest as candidates for 0v\b{eta}\b{eta}.
Subjects by Vocabulary

arXiv: Nuclear Experiment High Energy Physics::Experiment

Microsoft Academic Graph classification: Grand Unified Theory MAJORANA Standard Model Nuclear reaction Production (computer science) Particle physics Neutrino Order (ring theory) Physics Double beta decay

Subjects

upgrade, charge exchange, antiparticle, grand unified theory, mass: scale, semileptonic decay, operator: transition, neutrino: mass, particle: Majorana, nuclear reaction, double-beta decay: (0neutrino), nucleus: production, nucleus: structure function, [PHYS.NEXP]Physics [physics]/Nuclear Experiment [nucl-ex], * Automatic Keywords *, double-beta decay: neutrinoless, structure, Physics and Astronomy (all), MAGNEX SPECTROMETER, QUADRUPOLE MAGNETS, FIELD MEASUREMENT, DETECTOR., Nuclear Experiment (nucl-ex), FOS: Physical sciences, nuclear reaction, double beta decay, ydinreaktiot, Computer Science Applications, History, Education, Nuclear Experiment

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EC| NURE
Project
NURE
Nuclear Reactions for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 714625
  • Funding stream: H2020 | ERC | ERC-STG
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