Probing the nuclear structure of candidates for neutrinoless double-beta decay with fast neutrons

S. W. Yates, S. Mukhopadhyay, B. P. Crider, E. E. Peters, A. P.D. Ramirez

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The low-lying, low-spin levels of several nuclei which are either the possible parent or daughter for neutrinoless double-beta decay have been studied with the (n,n'γ) reaction. From these measurements, level spins, level lifetimes, γ-ray intensities, and multipole mixing ratios were determined; however, considerable effort must be expended in elaborating the level schemes before comparisons of the level characteristics with large-scale shell model calculations are meaningful.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012163
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 23 2020
Event27th International Nuclear Physics Conference, INPC 2019 - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: Jul 29 2019Aug 2 2019

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We wish to thank H E Baber for his many contributions to these measurements. We also gratefully acknowledge W B Walters for providing data prior to publication and for making us aware of unpublished data. This material is based upon work supported by the U S National Science Foundation under Grant Nos. PHY-1606890 and PHY-1913028.

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© Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd.

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  • Physics and Astronomy (all)


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