We construct two new classes of models for double beta decay, each of which leads to an electron spectrum which differs from the decays which are usually considered. One of the classes has a spectrum which has not been considered to date, and which is softer than the usual two-neutrino decay of the Standard Model. We construct illustrative models to show how other phenomenological bounds can be accommodated. We typically find that, although all other bounds can be satisfied, the predicted double-beta decay rate only in one class of these models is at best large enough to be just detectable in current experiments.
Nuclear Physics B
- Pub Date:
- February 1995
- High Energy Physics - Phenomenology
- 32 pages, plain TeX file, 3 postscript figures, (revised version: minor rewordings, minor corrections to eq's (16) and (28-30), conclusions unchanged)