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Measurement of the two neutrino double beta decay half-life of Zr-96 and search for associated neutrinoless processes with the NEMO-3 detector

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2009

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Nuclear Physics (2009) in print

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Abstract
Using 9.4 g of 96Zr and 1221 days of data from the NEMO-3 detector corresponding to 0.031 kgy, the obtained 2 decay half-life measurement is T 2 1=2 = [2:35  0:14(stat)  0:16(syst)]  1019 yr. Di erent characteristics of the final state electrons have been studied, such as the energy sum, individual electron energy, and angular distribution. The 2 nuclear matrix element is extracted using the measured 2 half-life and is M2 = 0:049  0:002. A 90% CL limit is set on the 0 decay half-life of T0 1=2 > 9:2  1021 yr corresponding to a limit on the e ective Majorana neutrino mass of hm i < 7:2 �� 19:5 eV. Limits on other mechanisms of 0 decay have also been set.

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I. Štekl, "Measurement of the two neutrino double beta decay half-life of Zr-96 and search for associated neutrinoless processes with the NEMO-3 detector", Nuclear Physics (2009) in print (2009)

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