No-go for detecting CP violation via neutrinoless double beta decay

V. Barger, S. L. Glashow, P. Langacker, D. Marfatia

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We present a necessary condition on the solar oscillation amplitude for CP violation to be detectable through neutrinoless double beta (0νββ decay. It depends only on the fractional uncertainty in the νee element of the neutrino mass matrix. We demonstrate that even under very optimistic assumptions about the sensitivity of future experiments to the absolute neutrino mass scale, and on the precision with which nuclear matrix elements that contribute to 0ββ decay are calculable, it will be impossible to detect neutrino CP violation arising from Majorana phases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)247-251
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Aug 1 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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