Determining Majorana Nature of Neutrino from Nucleon Decays and $n-\bar{n}$ oscillations

@inproceedings{Babu2015DeterminingMN,
  title={Determining Majorana Nature of Neutrino from Nucleon Decays and \$n-\bar\{n\}\$ oscillations},
  author={K. Surendra Babu and Rabindra Nath Mohapatra},
  year={2015}
}
We show that discovery of baryon number violation in two processes with at least one obeying the selection rule \Delta (B-L) = \pm 2 can determine the Majorana character of neutrinos. Thus observing p \to e^+ \pi^0 and n \to e^- \pi^0 decays, or p \to e^+ \pi^0 and n-nbar oscillations, or n \to e^- \pi^+ and n-nbar oscillations would establish that neutrinos are Majorana particles. We discuss this in a model-independent effective operator approach. 

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