The discovery of neutrino masses through the observation of oscillations boosted the importance of neutrinoless double beta decay (0 β β). In this paper, we review the main features of this process, underlining its key role from both the experimental and theoretical point of view. In particular, we contextualize the 0 β β in the panorama of lepton number violating processes, also assessing some possible particle physics mechanisms mediating the process. Since the 0 β β existence is correlated with neutrino masses, we also review the state of the art of the theoretical understanding of neutrino masses. In the final part, the status of current 0 β β experiments is presented and the prospects for the future hunt for 0 β β are discussed. Also, experimental data coming from cosmological surveys are considered and their impact on 0 β β expectations is examined.

Dell'Oro, S., Marcocci, S., Viel, M., Vissani, F. (2016). Neutrinoless double beta decay: 2015 review. ADVANCES IN HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS, 2016 [10.1155/2016/2162659].

Neutrinoless double beta decay: 2015 review

Dell'Oro S.;
2016

Abstract

The discovery of neutrino masses through the observation of oscillations boosted the importance of neutrinoless double beta decay (0 β β). In this paper, we review the main features of this process, underlining its key role from both the experimental and theoretical point of view. In particular, we contextualize the 0 β β in the panorama of lepton number violating processes, also assessing some possible particle physics mechanisms mediating the process. Since the 0 β β existence is correlated with neutrino masses, we also review the state of the art of the theoretical understanding of neutrino masses. In the final part, the status of current 0 β β experiments is presented and the prospects for the future hunt for 0 β β are discussed. Also, experimental data coming from cosmological surveys are considered and their impact on 0 β β expectations is examined.
Articolo in rivista - Review Essay
'current; Contextualize; Lepton number; Neutrino mass; Neutrinoless double-beta decays; State of the art
English
2016
2016
2162659
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Dell'Oro, S., Marcocci, S., Viel, M., Vissani, F. (2016). Neutrinoless double beta decay: 2015 review. ADVANCES IN HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS, 2016 [10.1155/2016/2162659].
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