Neutrinoless double β decay and CP violation

O'Donnell, Patrick J. ; Sarkar, Utpal (1995) Neutrinoless double β decay and CP violation Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, 52 (3). pp. 1720-1721. ISSN 1550-7998

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We study the relation between the Majorana neutrino mass matrices and the neutrinoless double β decay when CP is not conserved. We give an explicit form of the decay rate in terms of a rephasing-invariant quantity and demonstrate that in the presence of CP violation there must be neutrinoless double β decay in the case of two neutrino generations (or when the third generation leptons do not mix with other leptons and hence decouple).

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