Conferences and symposia. 100th anniversary of the birth of B.M. Pontecorvo
Double beta decay experiments: current status and prospects
A.S. Barabash Russian Federation State Scientific Center ‘A.I. Alikhanov Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics’, ul. Bolshaya Cheremushkinskaya 25, Moscow, 117259, Russian Federation
Double beta decay experiments are reviewed and the results of the most sensitive of them are examined. Current half-life values for two neutrino double beta decay are presented together with the best available limits on neutrinoless double beta decay and decay with Majoron emission. The most promising next generation experiments with a Majorana-neutrino mass sensitivity of 0,01–0,1 eV are described.