double beta decay

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double beta decay

[¦dəb·əl ¦bād·ə di′kā]
(nuclear physics)
A nuclear transformation in which the atomic number changes by 2 and the mass number does not change; either two electrons are emitted or two orbital electrons are captured.
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3]H; fortunately, neutrinoless double beta decay cannot occur in case of [sup.
The topics include physics potential and motivations for a muon collider, meson/baryon/tetraquark supersymmetry from superconformal algebra and light-front holography, neutrino mass ordering in future neutrinoless double beta decay experiments, searching for composite Higgs models at the Large Hadron Collider, and extensions of the Standard Model in multi-spinor field formalisms--visible and dark sectors.
Objective: Neutrinoless double beta decay (0) is considered the best potential resource to determine the absolute neutrino mass scale.
Nineteen student posters update the Borexino solar neutrino detector in Italy, the COBRA experiment searching for neutrinoless double beta decay, the Germanium detector array, the Askar'yan radio array, the Karlsruhe tritium neutrino experiment, and the IceCube neutrino observatory.