22-26 October 2018
Hotel Intourist Kolomenskoye 4*
Europe/Moscow timezone

Double beta decay experiments: status and prospects

23 Oct 2018, 15:40
Alekseevskiy hall (Hotel Intourist Kolomenskoye 4*)

Alekseevskiy hall

Hotel Intourist Kolomenskoye 4*

Kashirskoye shosse, 39B, Moscow, Russia, 115409
Plenary/section talk Particle physics: neutrino physics Plenary


Mr. Bernhard Schwingenheuer (MPI Kernphysik)


Neutrinos are the only fundamental fermions without electric charge. Consequently, they might be identical to their own anti-particles (Majorana type). In this case neutrinoless double beta decay should exist where a nucleus (A,Z) decays to (A,Z+2)+2e-, i.e., Lepton number is not conserved. There are a variety of experiments searching for this decay using very different experimental concepts and isotopes. The talk reviews the motivation and the status of the ongoing and planned experiments.

Primary author

Mr. Bernhard Schwingenheuer (MPI Kernphysik)

Presentation Materials

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