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## Main Question or Discussion Point

Hey everyone,

I've learned about double beta decay and neutrinoless double beta decay recently. So we have two "conditions" for decay,

There have been a lot of experiments measuring

(

Where

So I've acquired this list of values that correspond to the

So my question is, in order to acquire the decay rate, do all I need to do is multiply these values? I know it seems silly to ask, but please bear with me. I am a high school student who is learning all of this physics for the first time (at a college), it just seems a little crazy that it could just be as simple as that

Thank you in advance!

-Aakash Sunkari

I've learned about double beta decay and neutrinoless double beta decay recently. So we have two "conditions" for decay,

*2v*decay and*0v*decay. Now, to the question I have:There have been a lot of experiments measuring

*2v*decay rates, and there have been many experiments concerning a limit on Majorana mass for neutrinos in*0v*decay. We have the following equation for

*2v*double beta decay rates:(

*T*^{2v}_{1/2})^{-1}=*G*_{2v}|*M*_{2v}|^{2}Where

*G*is the phase space factor and*M*is the nuclear matrix element.So I've acquired this list of values that correspond to the

*G*and*M*values for 2ν Double Beta Decay values, and I am calculating the rate for the 2v Decay of 48Ca:**M value (Nuclear Matrix Element):**~0.05**(G**9.7 X 10^{2v})^{-1}value:^{16}y x MeV^{-2}So my question is, in order to acquire the decay rate, do all I need to do is multiply these values? I know it seems silly to ask, but please bear with me. I am a high school student who is learning all of this physics for the first time (at a college), it just seems a little crazy that it could just be as simple as that

Thank you in advance!

-Aakash Sunkari

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