Fast-neutron-induced potential background near the Q value of neutrinoless double- β decay of Ge 76


Journal Article

© 2016 American Physical Society. The Ge76(n,p)Ga76 reaction and the subsequent β decay of Ga76 to Ge76 has been used to excite the 3951.89-keV state of Ge76, which decays by the emission of a 2040.70-keV γ ray. Using high-purity germanium detectors, the associated pulse-height signal may be undistinguishable from the potential signal produced in neutrinoless double-β decay of Ge76 with its Q value of 2039.0 keV. At 20-MeV neutron energy the production cross section of the 2040.70-keV γ ray is approximately 0.1 mb.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Tornow, W; Bhike, M; Fallin, B; Krishichayan,

Published Date

  • January 20, 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 93 / 1

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2469-9993

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2469-9985

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevC.93.014614

Citation Source

  • Scopus