@article{c38614f0b19a4fbe94296f006cf5c5ef,

title = "Projected sensitivity of the LUX-ZEPLIN experiment to the two-neutrino and neutrinoless double β decays of 134Xe",

abstract = "The projected sensitivity of the LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) experiment to two-neutrino and neutrinoless double beta decay of 134Xe is presented. LZ is a 10-tonne xenon time projection chamber optimized for the detection of dark matter particles, that is expected to start operating in 2021 at Sanford Underground Research Facility, USA. Its large mass of natural xenon provides an exceptional opportunity to search for the double beta decay of 134Xe, for which xenon detectors enriched in 136Xe are less effective. For the two-neutrino decay mode, LZ is predicted to exclude values of the half-life up to 1.7×1024 years at 90% confidence level (CL), and has a three-sigma observation potential of 8.7×1023 years, approaching the predictions of nuclear models. For the neutrinoless decay mode LZ, is projected to exclude values of the half-life up to 7.3×1024 years at 90% CL.",

keywords = "physics.ins-det, nucl-ex",

author = "{The LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) Collaboration} and Akerib, {D. S.} and Musalhi, {A. K. Al} and Alsum, {S. K.} and Amarasinghe, {C. S.} and A. Ames and Anderson, {T. J.} and N. Angelides and Araujo, {H. M.} and Armstrong, {J. E.} and M. Arthurs and X. Bai and J. Balajthy and S. Balashov and J. Bang and Bargemann, {J. W.} and D. Bauer and A. Baxter and P. Beltrame and Bernard, {E. P.} and A. Bernstein and A. Bhatti and A. Biekert and Biesiadzinski, {T. P.} and Birch, {H. J.} and Blockinger, {G. M.} and E. Bodnia and B. Boxer and Brew, {C. A. J.} and P. Bras and S. Burdin and Busenitz, {J. K.} and M. Buuck and R. Cabrita and Carmona-Benitez, {M. C.} and M. Cascella and C. Chan and Chott, {N. I.} and A. Cole and Converse, {M. V.} and A. Cottle and G. Cox and O. Creaner and Cutter, {J. E.} and Dahl, {C. E.} and Viveiros, {L. de} and Dobson, {J. E. Y.} and E. Druszkiewicz and Eriksen, {S. R.} and A. Fan and S. Fayer and Fearon, {N. M.} and S. Fiorucci and H. Flaecher and Fraser, {E. D.} and T. Fruth and Gaitskell, {R. J.} and J. Genovesi and C. Ghag and E. Gibson and S. Gokhale and Grinten, {M. G. D. van der} and Gwilliam, {C. B.} and Hall, {C. R.} and Haselschwardt, {S. J.} and Hertel, {S. A.} and M. Horn and Huang, {D. Q.} and Ignarra, {C. M.} and O. Jahangir and James, {R. S.} and W. Ji and J. Johnson and Kaboth, {A. C.} and Kamaha, {A. C.} and K. Kamdin and K. Kazkaz and D. Khaitan and A. Khazov and I. Khurana and D. Kodroff and L. Korley and Korolkova, {E. V.} and H. Kraus and S. Kravitz and L. Kreczko and B. Krikler and Kudryavtsev, {V. A.} and Leason, {E. A.} and J. Lee and Leonard, {D. S.} and Lesko, {K. T.} and C. Levy and J. Liao and J. Lin and A. Lindote and R. Linehan and Lippincott, {W. H.} and X. Liu and Lopes, {M. I.} and Asamar, {E. Lopez} and Paredes, {B. Lopez} and W. Lorenzon and S. Luitz and Majewski, {P. A.} and A. Manalaysay and L. Manenti and Mannino, {R. L.} and N. Marangou and McCarthy, {M. E.} and McKinsey, {D. N.} and J. McLaughlin and Miller, {E. H.} and E. Mizrachi and A. Monte and Monzani, {M. E.} and Morad, {J. A.} and Mendoza, {J. D. Morales} and E. Morrison and Mount, {B. J.} and Murphy, {A. St J.} and D. Naim and A. Naylor and C. Nedlik and Nelson, {H. N.} and F. Neves and Nikoleyczik, {J. A.} and A. Nilima and I. Olcina and Oliver-Mallory, {K. C.} and S. Pal and Palladino, {K. J.} and J. Palmer and S. Patton and N. Parveen and Pease, {E. K.} and B. Penning and G. Pereira and A. Piepke and Y. Qie and J. Reichenbacher and Rhyne, {C. A.} and A. Richards and Q. Riffard and Rischbieter, {G. R. C.} and R. Rosero and P. Rossiter and D. Santone and Sazzad, {A. B. M. R.} and Schnee, {R. W.} and Scovell, {P. R.} and S. Shaw and Shutt, {T. A.} and Silk, {J. J.} and C. Silva and R. Smith and M. Solmaz and Solovov, {V. N.} and P. Sorensen and J. Soria and I. Stancu and A. Stevens and K. Stifter and B. Suerfu and Sumner, {T. J.} and N. Swanson and M. Szydagis and Taylor, {W. C.} and R. Taylor and Temples, {D. J.} and Terman, {P. A.} and Tiedt, {D. R.} and M. Timalsina and To, {W. H.} and Tovey, {D. R.} and M. Tripathi and Tronstad, {D. R.} and W. Turner and U. Utku and A. Vaitkus and B. Wang and Wang, {J. J.} and W. Wang and Watson, {J. R.} and Webb, {R. C.} and White, {R. G.} and Whitis, {T. J.} and M. Williams and Wolfs, {F. L. H.} and D. Woodward and Wright, {C. J.} and X. Xiang and J. Xu and M. Yeh and P. Zarzhitsky",

note = "Version accepted for publication in Phys. Rev. C",

year = "2021",

month = dec,

day = "10",

language = "English",

volume = "104",

journal = "Physical Review C",

issn = "2469-9985",

publisher = "American Physical Society",

number = "6",

}