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Foundations of Physics

, Volume 32, Issue 8, pp 1181–1223 | Cite as

Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay: Status of Evidence

  • H. V. Klapdor-Kleingrothaus
  • A. Dietz
  • I. V. Krivosheina
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Abstract

The present experimental status in the search for neutrinoless double beta decay is reviewed, with emphasis on the first indication for neutrinoless double beta decay found in the HEIDELBERG-MOSCOW experiment, giving first evidence for lepton number violation and a Majorana nature of the neutrinos. Future perspectives of the field are briefly outlined.

Neutrino mass and mixing weak-interaction and lepton (including neutrino) aspects beta decay double beta decay electron and muon capture 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. V. Klapdor-Kleingrothaus
    • 1
  • A. Dietz
    • 1
  • I. V. Krivosheina
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für KernphysikHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Radiophysical-Research InstituteNishnii-NovgorodRussia

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