4-8 July 2016
Kramer Law building
Africa/Johannesburg timezone
The Proceedings of SAIP2016 published on 24 December 2017
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Nuclear structure studies relevant to double beta decay of 136Xe

Presented by Bernadette REBEIRO on 7 Jul 2016 from 11:30 to 11:50
Type: Oral Presentation
Track: Track B - Nuclear, Particle and Radiation Physics

Abstract

Presently there is significant interest to experimentally observe neutrinoless double beta (0νββ) decays. This exotic decay mode, observed in a few isotopes over the nuclear chart, would signify physics beyond the current standard model. A measured 0νββ rate can further be used to determine the effective neutrino mass. A major difficulty in extracting the neutrino mass from the decay rate arises from the uncertainties associated with the matrix element calculated for the decay. In this talk I present the results from <sup>138</sup>Ba(p,t) and the <sup>138</sup>Ba(d,a) transfer reactions performed using a high resolution spectrometer to provide useful spectroscopic information for matrix element calculations in <sup>136</sup>Xe ββ decay.

Award

Yes

Level

PhD

Supervisor

Smarajit Triambak, smarajit@gmail.com, University of the Western Cape, South Africa

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Permission

Yes

Place

Location: Kramer Law building
Address: UCT Middle Campus Cape Town
Room: 4A


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