Radiative emission of neutrino pair from nucleus and inner core electrons in heavy atoms

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Abstract

Radiative emission of neutrino pair from atomic states is a new tool to experimentally investigate undetermined neutrino parameters such as the smallest neutrino mass, the nature of neutrino masses (Majorana vs Dirac), and their CP properties. We study effects of neutrino pair emission either from inner core electrons or from the nucleus in which the zeroth component of quark or electron vector current gives rise to large coupling. Both the overall rate and the spectral shape of photon energy are given for a few cases of interesting target atoms. Calculated rates exceed those of previously considered target atoms by many orders of magnitude.

Original languageEnglish
Article number053013
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Volume89
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 25 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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