The possible test of the calculations of nuclear matrix elements of the (ββ) <inf>Oν</inf> -decay

S. M. Bilenky, J. A. Grifols

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Abstract

The existing calculations of the nuclear matrix elements of the neutrinoless double β-decay differ by about a factor three. This uncertainty prevents quantitative interpretation of the results of experiments searching for this process. We suggest here that the observation of the neutrinoless double β-decay of several nuclei could allow to test calculations of the nuclear matrix elements through the comparison of the ratios of the calculated lifetimes with experimental data. It is shown that the ratio of the lifetimes is very sensitive to different models. © 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)154-159
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume550
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Dec 2002

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