CUORE is an experiment to search for neutrinoless double beta decay of Te-130 at the Gran Sasso National Laboratories in Assergi, Italy. However, the isobar with atomic number two higher, selenium-76, has a larger binding energy, so double beta decay is allowed. D. Artusa Searching for neutrinoless double-beta decay of 130 Te with CUORE; H. Klapdor-Kleingrothaus et al. Modern values of T1/2(2ν) and best present limits on neutrinoless double beta decay and double beta decay with Majoron emission are … ScienceDirect ® is a registered trademark of Elsevier B.V. ScienceDirect ® is a registered trademark of Elsevier B.V. Proposals for future double beta decay experiments are considered. Some members of the Heidelberg-Moscow collaboration claimed a detection of neutrinoless beta decay in 76Ge in 2001. Results of the most sensitive current experiments are discussed. [5] Double beta decay is the rarest known kind of radioactive decay; as of 2019 it has been observed in only 14 isotopes (including double electron capture in 130Ba observed in 2001, 78Kr observed in 2013, and 124Xe observed in 2019), and all have a mean lifetime over 1018 yr (table below).[5]. These decays are energetically possible in eight nuclei, though partial half-lives compared to single or double beta decay are predicted to be very long; hence, quadruple beta decay is unlikely to be observed. The first result sets the limit on the neutrinoless double-beta decay half-life in Mo-100 at 1.4 times a trillion-trillion years (14 followed by 23 zeros), which is a 30 percent improvement in sensitivity over the Neutrino Ettore Majorana Observatory 3 (NEMO 3), a previous experiment that operated at the same site from 2003-2011 and also used Mo-100. Long-lived radioisotopes produced by the previous exposure of materials to cosmic rays on the Earth’s surface or even underground The results of the most sensitive experiments are discussed. Their observation in experiments will provide unambiguous evidence for physics beyond the Standard Model (SM). LEGEND : #Very short description / mission statement (edit in _config.yml). Introduction Neutrinoless double beta (^e01,) decays would occur if a mechanism allows the violation of the total lepton number L by two units. Results of the most sensitive current experiments are discussed. Numerous experiments have searched for neutrinoless double beta decay. The results of the most sens itive experiments are discussed. When the mass difference is more than 2.044 MeV/c2 (four electron masses), emission of two positrons is possible. The present status of double-beta decay experiments is reviewed. Thecounting rate in the region of neutrinoless double beta decay is 0.18 ±0.02 counts keV−1 kg−1 y−1, among the lowest in this type of experiment. Because of momentum conservation, electrons are generally emitted back-to-back. The decay rate for this process is given by, where G is the two-body phase-space factor, M is the nuclear matrix element, and mββ is the effective Majorana mass of the electron neutrino. The present status of double beta decay experiments is reviewed. In order to remove backgrounds from cosmic rays, most experiments are located in underground laboratories around the world. double-beta decay experiments ICFA Seminar SLAC, 28 Oct 2008. The simultaneous beta decay of two neutrons in a nucleus without the emission of neutrinos (called neutrinoless double beta decay) is a lepton number violating process which is not allowed in the Standard Model of particle physics. In order for (double) beta decay to be possible, the final nucleus must have a larger binding energy than the original nucleus. For some nuclei, such as germanium-76, the isobar one atomic number higher (arsenic-76) has a smaller binding energy, preventing single beta decay. With only two electrons in the final state, the electrons' total kinetic energy would be approximately the binding energy difference of the initial and final nuclei, with the nuclear recoil accounting for the rest. Possible Proposals for future double beta decay experiments are considered. . Abstract. Currently, experimental efforts are gearing up for the so-called "tonne-phase" searches, with sensitivity reach of T_1/2 ~ 10^28 years. One such isotope is 134Xe, which is expected to decay in addition to136Xe. Copyright © 2021 Elsevier B.V. or its licensors or contributors. Double-Beta Decay Experiment Jason Detwiler University of Washington NDM ‘06 September 4, 2006 Paris, France 1. Results of the most sensitive current experiments are discussed. The decay rate is extremely low, however, and hence the peak will be very small. It can therefore provide unique information about the Physics Beyond the Standard Model. If the neutrino is a Majorana particle (i.e., the antineutrino and the neutrino are actually the same particle), and at least one type of neutrino has non-zero mass (which has been established by the neutrino oscillation experiments), then it is possible for neutrinoless double beta decay to occur. .) NEXT (Neutrino Experiment with a Xenon TPC) is a neutrinoless double-beta decay experiment that operates at the Canfranc Underground Laboratory (LSC). [1][2] In 1937, Ettore Majorana demonstrated that all results of beta decay theory remain unchanged if the neutrino were its own antiparticle, now known as a Majorana particle. If neutrinoless double beta decay can occur, our experiements will observe it. We are pleased to announce our upcoming workshop “Interfacing theory and experiment for reliable double-beta decay matrix element calculations" to be held at TRIUMF in Vancouver, Canada on May 11-13, 2016. The discovery of this process would imply that the neutrino is a Majorana fermion (its own anti-particle) and allow a measurement of the effective Majorana neutrino mass. More than a dozen experiments using different candidate isotopes and a variety of detection techniques are searching for this decay. While some experiments have claimed a discovery of neutrinoless double beta decay, modern searches have found no evidence for the decay. Latest results from the Heidelberg-Moscow double beta decay experiment [16], The following known nuclides with A ≤ 260 are theoretically capable of double electron capture, where red are isotopes that have a double-electron capture rate measured and black have yet to be measured experimentally: 36Ar, 40Ca, 50Cr, 54Fe, 58Ni, 64Zn, 74Se, 78Kr, 84Sr, 92Mo, 96Ru, 102Pd, 106Cd, 108Cd, 112Sn, 120Te, 124Xe, 126Xe, 130Ba, 132Ba, 136Ce, 138Ce, 144Sm, 148Gd, 150Gd, 152Gd, 154Dy, 156Dy, 158Dy, 162Er, 164Er, 168Yb, 174Hf, 180W, 184Os, 190Pt, 196Hg, 212Rn, 214Rn, 218Ra, 224Th, 230U, 236Pu, 242Cm, 252Fm, and 258No.[16]. The main attention is paid to EXO-200, KamLAND-Zen, GERDA-I and CUORE-0 experiments. It is based on a novel detection concept for neutrinoless double-beta decay searches consisting in a Time Projection Chamber (TPC) filled with high-pressure gaseous xenon and with separated-function capabilities for calorimetry and tracking. [29] In 2006, a refined estimate by the same authors stated the half-life was 2.3×1025 years. The Majorana neutrinoless double beta-decay experiment The Majorana experiment will search for neutrinoless double-beta decay of 76Ge. A 200-kg detector using liquid Xe is currently being installed at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, New Mexico. [17][18], The observation of neutrinoless double beta decay would require that at least one neutrino is a Majorana particle, irrespective of whether the process is engendered by neutrino exchange.[19]. Neutrinoless double beta decay (0νββ) is a powerful tool to investigate Lepton Number Violation (LNV), and the only practical way to assess the nature of the neutrinos. [4] It is not yet known whether the neutrino is a Majorana particle and, relatedly, whether neutrinoless double beta exists in nature.[5]. In the simplest theoretical treatment, known as light neutrino exchange, a nucleon absorbs the neutrino emitted by another nucleon. In these experiments sensitivity for the effective neutrino mass will be on the level of (0.1-0.01) eV. In the context of light Majorana neutrino exchange, mββ is given by, where mi are the neutrino masses and the Uei are elements of the Pontecorvo–Maki–Nakagawa–Sakata (PMNS) matrix. Thecorresponding lower limit for the lifetime of this process is 2 ×1024 years at 90% C.L. In the past ten years, neutrino oscillation experiments have provided the incontrovertible evidence that neutrinos mix and have nite masses. 47 045108 View the article online for updates and enhancements. The study showed that if neutrinoless double-beta decay happens, it must do so with a half-life of at least 1. It would mean the first ever signal of the violation of … The GERDA experiment designed to prove the existence of neutrinoless double beta decay is coming to an end. After about 70 years since the Beta Decay Theory was given to light, after the marvellous successes of the Standar Model Theory and about 50 years of neutrino experiments . [8] Since then, many experiments have observed ordinary double beta decay in other isotopes. Proposals for future double beta decay experiments with a sensitivity to the $< m_{\\nu} >$ at the level of (0.01--0.1) eV are considered. Double beta decay of E hyperons C. Barbero“, G. López Castro1*5*, A. Mariano“ 1. NEXT-DEMO ran and NEXT-100 will run in 2016. This paper describes the current status of DBD experiments. In theory, quadruple beta decay may be experimentally observable in three of these nuclei, with the most promising candidate being 150Nd. At present, neutrinoless double beta decay is perhaps the only experiment that can tell us whether the neutrino is a Dirac or a Majorana particle. Neutrinoless double beta decay searches with a high-pressure Xe TPC. The sum of the energies of the two electrons will be a peak at the Q-value for the decay. Neutrinos are fundamental particles that play key roles in the early universe, cosmology and astrophysics, and nuclear and particle physics. Abstract:Double beta decay is a very rare nuclear process and, therefore, experiments intended to detect it must be operated deep underground and in ultra-low background conditions. The mission of LEGEND is to field a Ge-76 experiment with neutrinoless double-beta decay … By demonstrating that it is possible to isolate germanium-based searches from environmental interference, GERDA improved upon the sensitivity of previous efforts by an order of magnitude. In the US, this phase is under the stewardship of the DoE Office of Nuclear Physics. The research collaboration has now evaluated the full data set produced by the experiment and published it in Physical Review Letters. [6] Radiometric experiments through about 1960 produced negative results or false positives, not confirmed by later experiments. When single beta decay or alpha decay also occur, the double beta decay rate is generally too low to observe. The high isotopic abundance of 130 Te does not require isotopic enrichment, a unique feature among next generation projects. In 1937, Ettore Majorana demonstrated that all results of beta decay theory remain unchanged if the neutrino were its own antiparticle, now known as a Majorana particle. Geochemical experiments continued through the 1990s, producing positive results for several isotopes. The process can be thought as two simultaneous beta minus decays. An observation of this decay would show that neutrinos are Majorana particles and that lepton number is not always conserved. The neutrinoless double beta decay is a commonly proposed and experimentally pursued theoretical radioactive decay process that would prove a Majorana nature of the neutrino particle. None of those experiments have produced positive results for the neutrinoless process, raising the half-life lower bound to approximately 1025 years. Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Experiments XXIV SEMINARIO NAZIONALE di FISICA NUCLEARE E SUBNUCLEARE OTRANTO, Serra degli Alimini, 21-27 Settembre 2012 Argomento Studio del decadimento doppio beta ai LNGS Lezione 1 Il decadimento doppio beta senza neutrini I. Dafinei Università "La Sapienza" di Roma and Sezione INFN - Roma 2 Outline. Proposals for future double beta decay experiments with a sensitivity to the $< m_{\\nu} >$ at the level of (0.01--0.1) eV are considered. The present status of double beta decay experiments is reviewed. These theoretical decay branches have not been observed. [30] This half-life has been excluded at high confidence by other experiments, including in 76Ge by GERDA.[31]. Each of these experiments is also considering what will come next, and we're doing research and development to help formulate a plane. To this day, it has not been found. Modern values of T1/2(2ν) and best present limits on neutrinoless double beta decay and double beta decay with Majoron emission are presented. ICFA 2008 Giorgio Gratta -- Double Beta Decay 2 The measurement of the absolute mass scale, The absolute values of the neutrino mass and the properties of neutrinos under CP-conjugation remain unknown. Last experimental achievements in double beta decay are presented. Triple beta decay is also possible for 48Ca, 96Zr, and 150Nd. The results of the most sensitive experiments, NEMO-3 and CUORICINO, are discussed. The review of modern experiments on search and studying of double beta decay processes is done. Proposals for future double beta decay experiments are considered. Historical Introduction THEORY: 1930 – neutrino (W. Pauli) 1933 – theory of βdecay (E. Fermi) 1935 - 2β2νdecay (M. Goeppert-Mayer) 1937 – Majorana neutrino (E. Majorana) 1939 - … Neutrino-less double beta decay is the most sensitive probe of lepton number violation and a powerful tool to study the origin of neutrino masses. The effect of cosmogenic activation in present and future double beta decay projects based on different types of detectors will be analyzed too. [5], Double beta decay was first observed in a laboratory in 1987 by the group of Michael Moe at UC Irvine in 82Se. Abstract: Double beta decay is a very rare nuclear process and, therefore, experiments intended to detect it must be operated deep underground and in ultra-low background conditions. Good background conditions, along with excellent energy res- olution allow the group to derive 〈m ν 〉 < 0.37 to 1.9 eV, from the non-observation of a ββ0ν-decay signal in Te [9]. This happens for elements with an even atomic number and even neutron number, which are more stable due to spin-coupling. The main attention is paid to EXO-200, KamLAND-Zen, GERDA-I and CUORE-0 experiments. Chiara Capelli’s poster on neutrinoless double beta decay presented at Neutrino 2018. Here, two neutrons in the atomic nucleus are simultaneously converted into two protons. No evidence for neutrinoless double beta decay is found. For some nuclei, the process occurs as conversion of two protons to neutrons, emitting two electron neutrinos and absorbing two orbital electrons (double electron capture). Neutrinoless double beta decay is a process that violates lepton number conservation. However, the double beta decay of 238U (also an alpha emitter) has been measured radiochemically. Danevich Double beta decay experiments: status and prospects June 06, 2016, INFN - Roma It is not yet known whether the neutrino is a Majora… At least one ton-scale experiment will likely be funded in the U.S., and more may be funded elsewhere. In these experiments sensitivity for the effective neutrino mass will be on the level of (0.1-0.01) eV. double beta decay experiment To cite this article: J Galan et al 2020 J. Phys. The idea of double beta decay was first proposed by Maria Goeppert-Mayer in 1935. Despite significant progress in experimental techniques in 1960–70s, double beta decay was not observed in a laboratory until the 1980s. In 1939, Wolfgang Furry proposed that a double beta decay without emission of neutrino (labelled ββ0ν) could occur in ββ emitting nuclei if new physics exist beyond the standard model. Double beta decay experiments: present and future A S Barabash National Research Center "Kurchatov Institute", Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics, B. Cheremushkinskaya 25, 117218 Moscow, Russia E-mail: barabash@itep.ru Abstract. Neutrinoless Double-beta Decay June 13 - July 14, 2017 Opening workshop June 13 and 14, 2017 Closing workshop July 13 and 14, 2017 . Two other nuclides in which double beta decay has been observed, 48Ca and 96Zr, can also theoretically single beta decay, but this decay is extremely suppressed and has never been observed. The results of the most sensitive experiments are discussed. The present status of double beta decay experiments is reviewed. 8 × 1 0 2 6 years. #Will appear in document head meta (for Google search results) #and in feed.xml site description. The resultant No evidence for neutrinoless double beta decay is found. Double beta decay (2 ) 2 2EC, EC +, 2 + Double beta decay was considered by Maria Goeppert-Mayer in 1935 [1] Example for isobars with A = 136 4 /45 • Introduction F.A. [9] The table below contains nuclides with the latest experimentally measured half-lives, as of December 2016, except for 124Xe (for which double electron capture was first observed in 2019). Therefore, observing neutrinoless double beta decay, in addition to confirming the Majorana neutrino nature, can give information on the absolute neutrino mass scale and Majorana phases in the PMNS matrix, subject to interpretation through theoretical models of the nucleus, which determine the nuclear matrix elements, and models of the decay. The process probably most strongly connected to the history of neutrino research is the β-decay. . The experimental observation of neutrino oscillations and thus neutrino mass and mixing gives a first hint at new particle physics. There are 35 naturally occurring isotopes capable of double beta decay[citation needed]. The exchanged neutrinos are virtual particles. In 1950, for the first time the double beta decay half-life of 130Te was measured by geochemical methods to be 1.4×1021 years,[7] reasonably close to the modern value. The experiment is located in Hall A … We use cookies to help provide and enhance our service and tailor content and ads. In ββ0ν decay, two neutrons in a nucleus are simultaneously changed in protons emitting two electrons but without emitting any anti-neutrinos (figure 12). The emission spectrum of the two electrons can be computed in a similar way to beta emission spectrum using Fermi's Golden Rule. Nuclear and detector sensitivities for neutrinoless double beta-decay experiments 5 (N) by a factor 16, or by decreasing the BG rate by a factor 16, or by increasing the DBD isotope-mass by a factor 4 and decreasing the BG rate by a factor 4. 2. The results of the most sensitive experiments, NEMO-3 and CUORICINO, are discussed. Neutrinoless double beta decay is a lepton number violating process. The next generation of double-beta decay experiments will very likely have a sensitivity to an effective Majorana neutrino mass below this target. Neutrinoless double beta decay (0νββ) is a powerful tool to investigate Lepton Number Violation (LNV), and the only practical way to assess the nature of the neutrinos. Two neutrino double beta decay zBy present time 2β(2ν) decay was detected in 11 nuclei: 48Ca, 76Ge, 82Se, 96Zr, 100Mo, 116Cd, 128Te, 130Te, 150Nd, 238U, 136Xe For 100Mo and 150Nd 2β(2ν) transition to 0+ excited states was detected too ECEC(2ν) in 130Ba was detected in geochemical experiments Main goal is: precise investigation of this The eight candidate nuclei for quadruple beta decay include 96Zr, 136Xe, and 150Nd capable of quadruple beta-minus decay, and 124Xe, 130Ba, 148Gd, and 154Dy capable of quadruple beta-plus decay or electron capture. The detectors are operated inside a liquid argon shield. Barabash, A.S. This nuclear reaction provided first hints for the particle's existence back in 1930 and is still an important object of investigation today, especially in regard to setting limits on the electron neutrino mass. As of 2017, the strongest limits on neutrinoless double beta decay have come from GERDA in 76Ge, CUORE in 130Te, and EXO-200 and KamLAND-Zen in 136Xe. In particular, if neutrinoless quadrupole beta decay is found before neutrinoless double beta decay then the expectation is that neutrinos will be Dirac particles. Experiments had only been able to establish the lower bound for the half-life—about 1021 years. The Winslow lab works on two large international collabortations searching for neutrinoless double beta decay: CUORE and KamLAND-Zen. Thecorresponding lower limit for the lifetime of this process is 2 ×1024 years at 90% C.L. This Letter reports the results from phase I of the Germanium Detector Array (GERDA) experiment at the Gran Sasso Laboratory (Italy) searching for neutrinoless double beta decay of the isotope Ge76. [33], So far, searches for triple and quadruple beta decay in 150Nd have remained unsuccessful. The results of the most sensitive experiments are discussed. Searches for double beta decay in isotopes that present significantly greater experimental challenges are ongoing. G: Nucl. The Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay. The present status of double beta decay experiments are reviewed. First, there is neutrinoless double -decay of the xenon isotope Xe-136. . The main attention is paid to EXO-200, KamLAND-Zen, GERDA-I and CUORE-0 experiments. The present status of double beta decay experiments is reviewed. Proposals for future double beta decay experiments with a sensitivity to the 〈m ν〉 at the level of (0.01–0.1) eV are considered. Part. This content was downloaded from IP address 157.55.39.7 on 06/04/2020 at 11:42. The main attention is paid to EXO-200, KamLAND-Zen, GERDA-I and CUORE-0 experiments. This paper describes the current status of DBD experiments. ", Neutrino detectors, experiments, and facilities, BNO (Baksan or Baxan Neutrino Observatory), https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Double_beta_decay&oldid=997369111, Articles with unsourced statements from June 2020, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. The present status of double beta decay experiments are reviewed. The neutrinoless double beta decay. On x axis the lightest neutrino mass, on the y axis the effective Majorana mass (mbb). MAJORANA is an experiment to search for neutrinoless double-beta decay (0νββ). However, decay rates are so small that it has not yet been possible to unequivocally detect a Double Beta Decay event directly; so much the more important is the data obtained by … The next generation of double-beta decay experiments will very likely have a sensitivity to an effective Majorana neutrino mass below this target. Double Beta Decay Experiments Nanal, Vandana; Abstract. Phys. For mass numbers with more than two beta-stable isobars, quadruple beta decay and its inverse, quadruple electron capture, have been proposed as alternatives to double beta decay in the isobars with the greatest energy excess. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nuclphysa.2005.02.115. Results of the most sensitive current experiments are discussed. Modern values of T 1/2 (2ν) and best present limits on neutrinoless double beta decay and double beta decay with Majoron emission are presented. Copyright © 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. Neutrinoless double-beta decay is a decay mode of an atomic nucleus in which two neutrons convert to two protons and two electrons. Thecounting rate in the region of neutrinoless double beta decay is 0.18 ±0.02 counts keV−1 kg−1 y−1, among the lowest in this type of experiment. Review of neutrinoless double beta decay experiments Matteo Biassoni Figure 1: Allowed regions in the parameters space for light neutrino exchange-mediated neutrino-less double beta decay. Neutrinoless double-beta decay is a forbidden, lepton-number-violating nuclear transition whose observation would have fundamental implications for neutrino physics, theories beyond the Standard Model, and cosmology. In neutrinoless double beta decay, a hypothesized process that has never been observed, only electrons would be emitted. One of the necessary requirements for a sensitive double beta decay experiment is very low backgrounds; this requirement, along with the large scale that can be realized with a liquid scintillator detector, suggests that double beta decay experiments with loaded liquid scintillator could be a very powerful approach in the search for this important neutrino physics signal. The idea of double beta decay was first proposed by Maria Goeppert-Mayer in 1935. In ordinary double beta decay, which has been observed in several isotopes, two electrons and two electron antineutrinos are emitted from the decaying nucleus. AbstractThe review of modern experiments on search and studying of double beta decay processes is done. The results of the most sensitive experiments are discussed. In these experiments sensitivity for the effective neutrino mass will be on the level of (0.1-0.01) eV. Given the significance of the 0νββ, there is a widespread interest for these rare event studies employing a variety of novel techniques. Abstract. Therefore there is no 'black-box theorem' and neutrinos could be Dirac particles while allowing these type of processes. The process probably most strongly connected to the history of neutrino research is the β-decay. The review of modern experiments on search and studying of double beta decay processes is done. It is predicted to occur in extensions of the standard model of particle physics. The Majorana Collaboration Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island Michael Attisha, Rick Gaitskell, John-Paul Thompson Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics, Moscow, Russia In a typical double beta decay, two neutrons in the nucleus are converted to protons, and two electrons and two electron antineutrinos are emitted. NEXT (Neutrino Experiment with a Xenon TPC) is a neutrinoless double-beta decay experiment that operates at the Canfranc Underground Laboratory (LSC). F.A. The results of the most sensitive experiments, NEMO-3 and CUORICINO, are discussed. The results of the most sensitive experiments are discussed. The results of the most sensitive experiments are discussed. The predicted half-lives were on the order of 1015–16 years. [25] This claim was criticized by outside physicists[1][26][27][28] as well as other members of the collaboration. The differential rate is given by. The literature distinguishes between two types of double beta decay: ordinary double beta decay and neutrinoless double beta decay. . Experiments taking data as of November 2017: LEGEND, Neutrinoless Double-beta Decay of. [32] Neutrinoless quadrupole beta decay would violate lepton number in 4 units, as opposed to a lepton number breaking of two units in the case of neutrinoless double beta decay. After about 70 years since the Beta Decay Theory was given to light, after the marvellous successes of the Standar Model Theory and about 50 years of neutrino experiments . The Enriched Xenon Observatory is an experiment in particle physics aiming to detect "neutrino-less double beta decay" using large amounts of xenon isotopically enriched in the isotope 136. Proposals for future double beta decay experiments with a sensitivity to the 〈m ν〉 at the level of (0.01–0.1) eV are considered. Where two uncertainties are specified, the first one is statistical uncertainty and the second is systematic. The GERDA experiment has been proposed in 2004 as a new 76 Ge double-beta decay experiment at LNGS. As in single beta decay, this process allows the atom to move closer to the optimal ratio of protons and neutrons. The GERDA installation is a facility with germanium detectors made out of isotopically enriched material. Proposals for future double-beta decay experiments with a sens itivity to the mν at the level of 0.01Ä0.1 eV are considered. In 1939, Wolfgang Furry proposed that a double beta decay without emission of neutrino (labelled ββ0ν) could occur in ββ emitting nuclei if new physics exist beyond the standard model. [5] Efforts to observe the process in laboratory date back to at least 1948 when Edward L. Fireman made the first attempt to directly measure the half-life of the 124Sn isotope with a Geiger counter. Given the significance of the 0νββ, there is a widespread interest for these rare event studies employing a variety of novel techniques. NEXT, a Xenon TPC. AN IDEAL DOUBLE-BETA DECAY EXPERIMENT ββ(0ν) experiments only detect the electrons in the final state. experiments using beams or directly cosmic rays will be considered for relevant radioisotopes. 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