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Hadrons and Nuclei
Eur. Phys. J. A 5, 3-6

Short note

Test of special relativity and equivalence principle from neutrinoless double beta decay

H.V. Klapdor-Kleingrothaus1 - H. Päs1 - U. Sarkar2,3

1 Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik P.O. Box 103980, D-69029 Heidelberg, Germany
2 DESY, Notkestrasse 85, D-22607 Hamburg, Germany
3 Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, 380 009, India

Received: 19 January 1999 Communicated by B. Povh

We generalize the formalism for testing Lorentz invariance and the weak equivalence principle in the neutrino sector. While neutrino oscillation bounds constrain the region of large mixing of the the weak and gravitational eigenstates, we obtain new constraints on violations of Lorentz invariance and the equivalence principle from neutrinoless double beta decay. These bounds apply even in the case of no mixing and thus probe a totally unconstrained region in the parameter space.

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