Volume 85, Number 5, March 2009
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||The Physics of Elementary Particles and Fields|
|Published online||17 March 2009|
Statistical analysis of future neutrino mass experiments including neutrino-less double beta decay
Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik - Postfach 10 39 80, 69029 Heidelberg, Germany, EU
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 11 February 2009
We perform a statistical analysis with the prospective results of future experiments on neutrino-less double beta decay, direct searches for neutrino mass (KATRIN) and cosmological observations. Realistic errors are used and the nuclear matrix element uncertainty for neutrino-less double beta decay is also taken into account. Three benchmark scenarios are introduced, corresponding to quasi-degenerate, inverse hierarchical neutrinos, and an intermediate case. We investigate to what extent these scenarios can be reconstructed. Furthermore, we check the compatibility of the scenarios with the claimed evidence of neutrino-less double beta decay.
PACS: 14.60.Pq – Neutrino mass and mixing / 23.40.-s – β decay; double β decay; electron and muon capture
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