Cirigliano, V. and Kurylov, A. and Ramsey-Musolf, M. J. and Vogel, P. (2004) Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay and Lepton Flavor Violation. Physical Review Letters, 93 (23). Art. No. 231802. ISSN 0031-9007. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:CIRprl04
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We point out that extensions of the standard model with low scale (~TeV) lepton number violation (LNV) generally lead to a pattern of lepton flavor violation (LFV) experimentally distinguishable from the one implied by models with grand unified theory scale LNV. As a consequence, muon LFV processes provide a powerful diagnostic tool to determine whether or not the effective neutrino mass can be deduced from the rate of neutrinoless double beta decay. We discuss the role of µ-->egamma and µ-->e conversion in nuclei, which will be studied with high sensitivity in forthcoming experiments.
|Additional Information:||©2004 The American Physical Society (Received 21 June 2004; published 1 December 2004) This work was supported in part by the Institute for Nuclear Theory, U.S. DOE Contracts No. DE-FG03-88ER40397 and No. DE-FG02-00ER41132, and by NSF Grant No. PHY-0071856.|
|Subject Keywords:||muon decay; double beta decay; discrete symmetries; grand unified theory; standard model|
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