de Vries, Jordy
Graesser, Michael L.
van Kolck, Ubirajara
AffiliationUniv Arizona, Dept Phys
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PublisherAMER PHYSICAL SOC
CitationCirigliano, V., Dekens, W., De Vries, J., Graesser, M. L., Mereghetti, E., Pastore, S., & Van Kolck, U. (2018). New Leading Contribution to Neutrinoless Double-β Decay. Physical review letters, 120(20), 202001. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.202001
JournalPHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS
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AbstractWithin the framework of chiral effective field theory, we discuss the leading contributions to the neutrinoless double-beta decay transition operator induced by light Majorana neutrinos. Based on renormalization arguments in both dimensional regularization with minimal subtraction and a coordinatespace cutoff scheme, we show the need to introduce a leading-order short-range operator, missing in all current calculations. We discuss strategies to determine the finite part of the short-range coupling by matching to lattice QCD or by relating it via chiral symmetry to isospin-breaking observables in the two-nucleon sector. Finally, we speculate on the impact of this new contribution on nuclear matrix elements of relevance to experiment.
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SponsorsDOE topical collaboration on "Nuclear Theory for Double-Beta Decay and Fundamental Symmetries"; Dutch Organization for Scientific Research (NWO); U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Nuclear Physics [DE-FG02-04ER41338]; European Union Research and Innovation program Horizon 2020