TY - GEN

T1 - The double-beta decay

T2 - Carpathian Summer School of Physics 2012: Exotic Nuclei and Nuclear/Particle Astrophysics (IV). From Nuclei to Stars, CSSP 2012

AU - Horoi, Mihai

PY - 2012

Y1 - 2012

N2 - Neutrinoless double beta decay is a unique process that could reveal physics beyond the Standard Model of particle physics namely, if observed, it would prove that neutrinos are Majorana particles. In addition, it could provide information regarding the neutrino masses and their hierarchy, provided that reliable nuclear matrix elements can be obtained. The two neutrino double beta decay is an associate process that is allowed by the Standard Model, and it was observed for about ten nuclei. The present contribution gives a brief review of the theoretical challenges associated with these two process, emphasizing the reliable calculation of the associated nuclear matrix elements.

AB - Neutrinoless double beta decay is a unique process that could reveal physics beyond the Standard Model of particle physics namely, if observed, it would prove that neutrinos are Majorana particles. In addition, it could provide information regarding the neutrino masses and their hierarchy, provided that reliable nuclear matrix elements can be obtained. The two neutrino double beta decay is an associate process that is allowed by the Standard Model, and it was observed for about ten nuclei. The present contribution gives a brief review of the theoretical challenges associated with these two process, emphasizing the reliable calculation of the associated nuclear matrix elements.

KW - Double-beta decay

KW - neutrino mass

KW - shell model

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84874221951&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1063/1.4768484

DO - 10.1063/1.4768484

M3 - Conference contribution

AN - SCOPUS:84874221951

SN - 9780735411128

T3 - AIP Conference Proceedings

SP - 97

EP - 105

BT - Exotic Nuclei and Nuclear/Particle Astrophysics (IV). From Nuclei to Stars - Carpathian Summer School of Physics 2012

Y2 - 24 June 2012 through 7 July 2012

ER -