Study of double-beta decay with germanium detectors

Benato, G. (2012) Study of double-beta decay with germanium detectors. Il nuovo cimento C, 35 (5). pp. 93-102. ISSN 1826-9885

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The neutrinoless double-beta decay is widely considered to be the easiest way to discriminate between the Dirac and the Majorana nature of neutrinos. The study of such process is being carried out with different isotopes and methods for more than two decades, but no result is yet univocally accepted by the Physics community. One of the most developed technologies makes use of germanium crystals, in which the radioactive source and the detector coincide. A brief review will be given about the characteristics of germanium experiments, the expected signal, the past and the present experiments. A more accurate study will be dedicated to the GERDA experiment, which is presently at the beginning of its data taking.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Non-standard-model neutrinos, right-handed neutrinos, etc. ; Neutrino, muon, pion and other elementary particle detectors; cosmic ray detectors
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 530 Fisica
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2020 16:06
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2020 16:06

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