Lepton- and baryon-number violation in nuclear effective field theory

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Lepton and baryon numbers are accidental symmetries in the effective field theory (EFT) of the Standard Model. Their violation would lead to spectacular nuclear decays which can be described with nuclear EFTs. I discuss ways in which two such decays - the neutrinoless double-beta decay of heavy nuclei and the disappearance of the deuteron - provide complementary information to processes that take place outside the nuclear environment - neutrino masses, nucleon decay, and neutron-antineutron oscillations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number012014
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2023
Event13th International Spring Seminar on Nuclear Physics: Perspectives and Challenges in Nuclear Structure after 70 Years of Shell Model, ISS 2022 - Sant'Angelo, Italy
Duration: May 15 2022May 20 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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