Measurement of double-beta-decay - experiments TGV and NEMO
Radiation Physics and Chemistry 61 (2001) 309-315
A description of the aim and present status of the experiments NEMO and TGV are presented. The NEMO collaboration developed the detector NEMO-2 to investigate double-beta (ββ) decay of 100Mo, 116Cd, 82Se and 96Zr. The results obtained for the above mentioned isotopes are given. The new detector NEMO-3, which is approximately 20 times larger than NEMO-2, is under construction. The NEMO-3 detector should allow the study of 0νββ decays of 100Mo (or other isotopes) with half-life 1025years, corresponding to neutrino masses of 0.1–0.3 eV. The TGV I collaboration has studied the ββ decay of 48Ca. The result T2νββ1/2=(4.2+3.3−1.3)×1019 years has been found. Experiment TGV II is devoted to measurement of the ββ decay (β+β+, β+/EC, EC/EC) of 106Cd, particularly the 2νEC/EC mode.
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I. Štekl, "Measurement of double-beta-decay - experiments TGV and NEMO", Radiation Physics and Chemistry 61 (2001) 309-315 (2001)