Study of the double beta decays of 96Ru and 104Ru

Erica Andreotti, Mikael Hult, Gerd Marissens, Raquel Gonzàlez de Orduña, Peter Vermaercke, Liesel Sneyers

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In this work we present new improved experimental limits for the partial half-lives of the double beta processes of 96Ru and 104Ru, obtained by means of a g-ray spectrometry measurement. A disc of metallic Ru of natural isotopic abundance was sandwiched between two HPGe-detectors in the 225 m deep underground laboratory HADES. After 108 days of measurement, the lower bounds for the partial half-lives were up to 6.91019 yr for 96Ru and 1.91020 yr for 104Ru.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1985-1989
JournalApplied Radiation and Isotopes
Issue number9
StatePublished - 25 Feb 2012

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