Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Overview

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 As Contributors: Laura Cardani Arxiv Link: https://arxiv.org/abs/1810.12828v1 Date submitted: 2018-10-31 Submitted by: Cardani, Laura Submitted to: SciPost Physics Proceedings Proceedings issue: The 15th International Workshop on Tau Lepton Physics (Amsterdam, 2018-09) Domain(s): Experimental Subject area: Nuclear Physics - Experiment

Abstract

Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay is a hypothesised nuclear process in which two neutrons simultaneously decay into protons with no neutrino emission. The prized observation of this decay would point to the existence of a process that violates a fundamental symmetry of the Standard Model of Particle Physics, and would allow to establish the nature of neutrinos. Today, the lower limits on the half-life of this process exceed 10$^{25}$-10$^{26}$ yr. I will review the current status of the searches for Double Beta Decay and the perspectives to enhance the experimental sensitivity in the next years.

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Resubmission 1810.12828v2 on 19 December 2018
Submission 1810.12828v1 on 31 October 2018

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Author Laura Cardani on 2018-12-19 (in reply to Report 1 on 2018-12-10)
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2) about AMoRE, the Referee observed (correctly) that they are preparing a 200 kg experiment. I did not mentioned it before because I think it is not going to happen in the immediate future (they are still working on the kg scale), but I understand the point of the Referee, so I added a sentence to clarify that this is not a small R$\&$D, but a part of a long-term plan.