Also predictions of observable double beta decay
rates close to their experimental limits are discussed below in Section 6.
Neutrinoless double beta decay
will be the main object of the experiment and certainly the one that will be tackled initially.
If this technique for detection of radiative neutron beta decay
proves fruitful, a more precise measurement of the photon spectrum should be possible.
Precision measurements of neutron beta decay
correlations, a, b, B, and A, provide important tests of the electroweak standard model: a test of unitarity of the first row of the CKM matrix, a test of the CVC hypothesis, and a sensitive search for right-handed currents or scalar or tensor bosons.
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of [sup.39]Ar have a Q value of 565 keV and do not contribute to the background for neutrinoless double beta decay
The entire experiment is inside a room-sized tank that chills it to 160 kelvins to increase the incidence of beta decays
as the gas moves along.
Drexlin et al., "KATRIN: a next generation tritium beta decay
experiment with sub-eV sensitivity for the electron neutrino mass.
We review and discuss the time-reversal-odd R and D correlations in neutron and nuclear beta decay
Around 1930, an anomaly in the important nuclear transformation process called beta decay
gave physicist Wolfgang Pauli the occasion to postulate the neutrino's existence.
NEXT-100 will search for neutrinoless double beta decay
([beta][beta]0v) events using 100 kg of xenon enriched at 90% in the isotope [sup.136]Xe.