## Abstract

A quantitative description of the change in ground-state neutron occupancies between Xe136 and Ba136, the initial and final state in the neutrinoless double-β decay of Xe136, has been extracted from precision measurements of the cross sections of single-neutron-adding and -removing reactions. Comparisons are made to recent theoretical calculations of the same properties using various nuclear-structure models. These are the same calculations used to determine the magnitude of the nuclear matrix elements for the process, which at present disagree with each other by factors of 2 or 3. The experimental neutron occupancies show some disagreement with the theoretical calculations.

Original language | English |
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Article number | 054314 |

Journal | Physical Review C |

Volume | 94 |

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Publication status | Published - 15 Nov 2016 |

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