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New Results from the NUMEN Project (2020)

NUMEN Collaboration (2020). New Results from the NUMEN Project. In NN2018 : Proceedings of 13th International Conference on Nucleus-Nucleus Collisions, JPS Conference Proceedings, 32. Physical Society of Japan, 010045. DOI: 10.7566/jpscp.32.010045

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Publication details

All authors or editors: NUMEN Collaboration

Parent publication: NN2018 : Proceedings of 13th International Conference on Nucleus-Nucleus Collisions

Place and date of conference: Saitama, Japan, 4.-8.12.2018

ISBN: 978-4-89027-145-0

eISBN: 4890271457

Journal or series: JPS Conference Proceedings

ISSN: 2435-3892

Publication year: 2020

Number in series: 32

Article number: 010045

Publisher: Physical Society of Japan

Publication country: Japan

Publication language: English

DOI: http://doi.org/10.7566/jpscp.32.010045

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/71198


NUMEN aims at accessing experimentally driven information on Nuclear Matrix Elements (NME) involved in the half-life of the neutrinoless double beta decay (0νββ), by high-accuracy measurements of the cross sections of Heavy Ion (HI) induced Double Charge Exchange (DCE) reactions. First evidence about the possibility to get quantitative information about NME from experiments is found for the (18O,18Ne) and (20Ne,20O) reactions. Moreover, to infer the neutrino average masses from the possible measurement of the half-life of 0νββ decay, the knowledge of the NME is a crucial aspect. The key tools for this project are the high resolution Superconducting Cyclotron beams and the MAGNEX magnetic spectrometer at INFN Laboratori Nazionali del Sud in Catania (Italy). The measured cross sections are extremely low, limiting the present exploration to few selected isotopes of interest in the context of typically low-yield experimental runs. A major upgrade of the LNS facility is foreseen in order to increase the experimental yield of at least two orders of magnitude, thus making feasible a systematic study of all the cases of interest.

Keywords: nuclear physics

Free keywords: Heavy Ions Double Charge Exchange reactions; neutrinoless double beta; decay; nuclear matrix elements; nuclear reactions; nuclear structure; magnetic spectrometer; cyclotron; NUMEN project

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