Nuclear Structure Aspects of Neutrinoless Double- β Decay

B. A. Brown, M. Horoi, R. A. Sen'Kov

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Abstract

We decompose the neutrinoless double-β decay matrix elements into sums of products over the intermediate nucleus with two less nucleons. We find that the sum is dominated by the Jπ=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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number262501
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume113
Issue number26
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 22 2014

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