Apr 17 – 22, 2017
UZ Obergurgl
Europe/Zurich timezone

Competing mechanisms of the 0νββ-decay mediated by light and heavy neutrinos within left-right symmetric models

Apr 21, 2017, 5:40 PM
UZ Obergurgl

UZ Obergurgl

University Center Obergurgl Gaisbergweg 5 6456 Obergurgl Austria
Afternoon Session Flavor Physics of Quarks and Leptons Friday Afternoon


Prof. Fedor Simkovic (Comenius University)


The importance of the subject of the neutrinoless double-beta decay (0νββ-decay) is shortly maintained. The neutrino exchange mechanisms of the 0νββ-decay in left-right symmetric seesaw models with right-handed gauge bosons at TeV scale are presented. The corresponding 0νββ-decay nuclear matrix elements, which enter the decay rate, are calculated within the QRPA with isospin restoration and discussed. An impact of the quenching of the axial-vector coupling constant on double-beta decay processes is addressed. By assuming normal hierarchy of neutrino masses a qualitative comparison of the 0νββ-decay lepton number violating parameters is performed. The angular correlations and the single electron energy distributions for various combinations of the total lepton number violating parameters that can help to disentangle the possible mechanism are described and discussed. Finally, a novel mechanism of the 0νββ-decay associated with nuclear environment is presented.

Primary author

Prof. Fedor Simkovic (Comenius University)

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