LI Chang-Hui; DING Hao-Gang; DAI Jian; SONG Xing-Chang
2001-01-01
Several models in noncommutative geometry (NCG) with mild changes to the standard model are introduced to discuss the neutrino mass problem. We use two constraints, Poincaré duality and gauge anomaly free, to discuss the possibility of containing right-handed neutrinos in them. Our work shows that no model in this paper, with each generation containing a right-handed neutrino, can satisfy these two constraints at the same time. So, to consist with neutrino oscillation experiment results, maybe fundamental changes to the present version of NCG are usually needed to include Dirac massive neutrinos.
Pathways to Naturally Small Dirac Neutrino Masses
Ma, Ernest
2016-01-01
If neutrinos are truly Dirac fermions, the smallness of their masses may still be natural if certain symmetries exist beyond those of the standard model of quarks and leptons. We perform a systematic study of how this may occur at tree level and in one loop. We also propose a scotogenic version of the left-right gauge model with naturally small Dirac neutrino masses in one loop.
Dirac neutrino masses from generalized supersymmetry breaking
Demir, D.A. [Izmir Institute of Technology, IZTECH, Izmir (Turkey). Dept. of Physics]|[Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg (Germany); Everett, L.L. [University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States), Dept. of Physics; Langacker, P. [Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ (United States). School of Natural Sciences
2007-12-15
We demonstrate that Dirac neutrino masses in the experimentally preferred range are generated within supersymmetric gauge extensions of the Standard Model with a generalized supersymmetry breaking sector. If the usual superpotential Yukawa couplings are forbidden by the additional gauge symmetry (such as a U(1){sup '}), effective Dirac mass terms involving the ''wrong Higgs'' field can arise either at tree level due to hard supersymmetry breaking fermion Yukawa couplings, or at one-loop due to nonanalytic or ''nonholomorphic'' soft supersymmetry breaking trilinear scalar couplings. As both of these operators are naturally suppressed in generic models of supersymmetry breaking, the resulting neutrino masses are naturally in the sub-eV range. The neutrino magnetic and electric dipole moments resulting from the radiative mechanism also vanish at one-loop order. (orig.)
Common Origin of Neutrino Mass, Dark Matter and Dirac Leptogenesis
Borah, Debasish
2016-01-01
We study the possibility of generating tiny Dirac neutrino masses at one loop level through the \\textit{scotogenic} mechanism such that one of the particles going inside the loop can be a stable cold dark matter (DM) candidate. Majorana mass terms of singlet fermions as well as tree level Dirac neutrino masses are prevented by incorporating the presence of additional discrete symmetries in a minimal fashion, which also guarantee the stability of the dark matter candidate. Due to the absence of total lepton number violation, the observed baryon asymmetry of the Universe is generated through the mechanism of Dirac leptogenesis where an equal and opposite amount of leptonic asymmetry is generated in the left and right handed sectors which are prevented from equilibration due to tiny Dirac Yukawa couplings. Dark matter relic abundance is generated through its usual freeze-out at a temperature much below the scale of leptogenesis. We constrain the relevant parameter space from neutrino mass, baryon asymmetry, Plan...
Common origin of neutrino mass, dark matter and Dirac leptogenesis
Borah, Debasish; Dasgupta, Arnab
2016-12-01
We study the possibility of generating tiny Dirac neutrino masses at one loop level through the scotogenic mechanism such that one of the particles going inside the loop can be a stable cold dark matter (DM) candidate. Majorana mass terms of singlet fermions as well as tree level Dirac neutrino masses are prevented by incorporating the presence of additional discrete symmetries in a minimal fashion, which also guarantee the stability of the dark matter candidate. Due to the absence of total lepton number violation, the observed baryon asymmetry of the Universe is generated through the mechanism of Dirac leptogenesis where an equal and opposite amount of leptonic asymmetry is generated in the left and right handed sectors which are prevented from equilibration due to tiny Dirac Yukawa couplings. Dark matter relic abundance is generated through its usual freeze-out at a temperature much below the scale of leptogenesis. We constrain the relevant parameter space from neutrino mass, baryon asymmetry, Planck bound on dark matter relic abundance, and latest LUX bound on spin independent DM-nucleon scattering cross section. We also discuss the charged lepton flavour violation (μ → e γ) and electric dipole moment of electron in this model in the light of the latest experimental data and constrain the parameter space of the model.
Two-loop Dirac neutrino mass and WIMP dark matter
Bonilla, Cesar; Peinado, Eduardo; Valle, Jose W F
2016-01-01
We propose a "scotogenic" mechanism relating small neutrino mass and cosmological dark matter. Neutrinos are Dirac fermions with masses arising only in two--loop order through the sector responsible for dark matter. Two triality symmetries ensure both dark matter stability and strict lepton number conservation at higher orders. A global spontaneously broken U(1) symmetry leads to a physical $Diracon$ that induces invisible Higgs decays which add up to the Higgs to dark matter mode. This enhances sensitivities to spin-independent WIMP dark matter search below $m_h/2$.
Dirac neutrinos from flavor symmetry
Aranda, Alfredo; Morisi, S; Peinado, E; Valle, J W F
2013-01-01
We present a model where Majorana neutrino mass terms are forbidden by the flavor symmetry group Delta(27). Neutrinos are Dirac fermions and their masses arise in the same way as that of the charged fermions, due to very small Yukawa couplings. The model fits current neutrino oscillation data and correlates the octant of the atmospheric angle with the magnitude of the lightest neutrino mass, with maximal mixing excluded for any neutrino mass
Probing Models of Dirac Neutrino Masses via the Flavor Structure of the Mass Matrix
Kanemura, Shinya; Sugiyama, Hiroaki
2016-01-01
We classify models of the Dirac neutrino mass by concentrating on flavor structures of the mass matrix. The advantage of our classification is that we do not need to specify detail of models except for Yukawa interactions because flavor structures can be given only by products of Yukawa matrices. All possible Yukawa interactions between leptons (including the right-handed neutrino) are taken into account by introducing appropriate scalar fields. We also take into account the case with Yukawa interactions of leptons with the dark matter candidate. Then, we see that flavor structures can be classified into seven groups. The result is useful for the efficient test of models of the neutrino mass. One of seven groups can be tested by measuring the absolute neutrino mass. Other two can be tested by probing the violation of the lepton universality in $\\ell \\to \\ell^\\prime \
Campagne, J.E.
1995-04-01
This work deals with the Dirac or Majorana nature and mass effects on the neutrino behaviour. In the first part of this study are given the Dirac equation properties and the Majorana neutrino definition. As the difference between a Dirac and a Majorana neutrino has only a sense if their masses are not equal to zero, the second part presents a generalization of the Dirac mass term and the different ways to generate a neutrino mass. Several comparisons are made in the third part between quarks and leptons families mixtures which are linked intimately to masses generation. The fourth part gives an example of masses possible values and neutrinos particles mixtures matrix elements predicting. The neutrino electromagnetic and weak interactions are then considered as well as the neutrinos production by the neutral currents. The charged currents are however better to discriminate the Dirac or Majorana nature. The neutrinos propagation in the matter and in the vacuum are analyzed (the case of neutrino oscillations more particularly) under the result of recent experimental observations. At last, are presented the evaluation of neutrino mass (if it exists) through the analysis of double beta decay and the sensibility of future experiments. (O.L.). 164 refs., 73 figs., 20 tabs.
Neutrinos Are Nearly Dirac Fermions
Cahill, K E
1999-01-01
Neutrino masses and mixings are analyzed in terms of left-handed fields and a 6x6 complex symmetric mass matrix whose singular values are the neutrino masses. An angle theta_nu characterizes the kind of the neutrinos, with theta_nu = 0 for Dirac neutrinos and theta_nu = pi/2 for Majorana neutrinos. If theta_nu = 0, then baryon-minus-lepton number is conserved. When theta_nu is approximately zero, the six neutrino masses coalesce into three nearly degenerate pairs. Thus the smallness of the differences in neutrino masses exhibited in the solar and atmospheric neutrino experiments and the stringent limits on neutrinoless double-beta decay are naturally explained if B-L is approximately conserved and neutrinos are nearly Dirac fermions. If one sets theta_nu = 0.0005, suppresses inter-generational mixing, and imposes a quark-like mass hierarchy, then one may fit the essential features of the solar, reactor, and atmospheric neutrino experiments with otherwise random mass matrices in the eV range. This B-L model le...
Morozumi, Takuya; Tamai, Kotaro
2011-01-01
We study a Dirac neutrino mass model of Davidson and Logan. In the model, the smallness of the neutrino mass is originated from the small vacuum expectation value of the second Higgs of two Higgs doublets. We study the one loop effective potential of the Higgs sector and examine how the small vacuum expectation is stable under the radiative correction. By deriving formulae of the radiative correction, we numerically study how large the one loop correction is and show how it depends on the quadratic mass terms and quartic couplings of the Higgs potential. The correction changes depending on the various scenarios for extra Higgs mass spectrum.
Phenomenology of Pseudo Dirac Neutrinos
Joshipura, A S; Joshipura, Anjan S.; Rindani, Saurabh D.
2000-01-01
We formulate general conditions on $3\\times 3$ neutrino mass matrices under which a degenerate pair of neutrinos at a high scale would split at low scale by radiative corrections involving only the standard model fields. This generalizes the original observations of Wolfenstein on pseudo Dirac neutrinos to three generations. A specific model involving partially broken discrete symmetry and solving the solar and atmospheric anomalies is proposed. The symmetry pattern of the model naturally generates two large angles one of which can account for the large angle MSW solution to the solar neutrino problem.
Matute, Ernesto A
2015-01-01
An extension of the Standard Model (SM) is studied in which two right-handed (RH) neutrinos per generation are incorporated, but considering the hypothesis of the symmetry of lepton and quark contents in order to deprive the number of RH neutrinos of freedom, generate Dirac neutrinos and accommodate naturally tiny values for their masses. The high scale type-I seesaw regime is applied to the first, ordinary RH neutrino, whereas a low scale pseudo-Dirac scenario is used for the second, adulterant RH neutrino, implying that the first RH neutrino decouples at the high scale, while the second RH neutrino survives down to the low scale to pair off in a Dirac-like form with the corresponding left-handed (LH) neutrino. The small mass and couplings of this extra RH neutrino are explained by means of the statement of the symmetry of fermionic content, only regarded as a guideline to the natural choice of parameters since it is not a proper symmetry in the Lagrangian.
Dynamical seesaw mechanism for Dirac neutrinos
José W.F. Valle
2016-04-01
Full Text Available So far we have not been able to establish that, as theoretically expected, neutrinos are their own anti-particles. Here we propose a dynamical way to account for the Dirac nature of neutrinos and the smallness of their mass in terms of a new variant of the seesaw paradigm in which the energy scale of neutrino mass generation could be accessible to the current LHC experiments.
Quasi-Dirac neutrinos at the LHC
Anamiati, G; Nardi, E
2016-01-01
Lepton number violation is searched for at the LHC using same-sign leptons plus jets. The standard lore is that the ratio of same-sign lepton to opposite-sign lepton events, $R_{ll}$, is equal to $R_{ll}=1$ ($R_{ll}=0$) for Majorana (Dirac) neutrinos. We argue that for "quasi-Dirac" neutrinos, $R_{ll}$ can have any value between 0 and 1, the precise value being controlled by the mass splitting versus the width of the quasi-Dirac resonances. A measurement of $R_{ll}\
Pseudo-Dirac neutrinos as a potential complete solution to the neutrino oscillation puzzle
Geiser, A
1998-01-01
A solution for the neutrino mass and mixing pattern is proposed which is compatible with all available experimental data on neutrino oscillations. This solution involves Majorana neutrinos of the pseudo-Dirac type, i.e. $m_{\\rm Majorana} \\ll m_{\\rm Dirac}$. The solar and atmospheric neutrino observations are mainly explained as $\
Dirac Neutrinos and Dark Matter Stability from Lepton Quarticity
Chuliá, Salvador Centelles; Srivastava, Rahul; Valle, José W F
2016-01-01
We propose to relate dark matter stability to the possible Dirac nature of neutrinos. The idea is illustrated in a simple scheme where small Dirac neutrino masses arise from a type--I seesaw mechanism as a result of a $Z_4$ discrete lepton number symmetry. The latter implies the existence of a viable WIMP dark matter candidate, whose stability arises from the same symmetry which ensures the Diracness of neutrinos.
Natural Dirac Neutrinos from Warped Extra Dimension
Wu, Jackson M S
2010-01-01
Dirac neutrinos arising from gauged discrete symmetry \\`a la Krauss-Wilczek are implemented in the minimal custodial Randall-Sundrum model. In the case of a normal hierarchy, all lepton masses and mixing pattern can be naturally reproduced at the TeV scale set by the electroweak constraints, while simultanously satisfy bounds from lepton flavour violation. A nonzero neutrino mixing angle, $\\theta_{13}$, is generic in the scenario, as well as the existence of sub-TeV right-handed Kaluza-Klein neutrinos, which may be searched for at the LHC.
Pseudo dirac neutrinos in seesaw model
Dutta, G; Gautam Dutta; Anjan S Joshipura
1995-01-01
Specific class of textures for the Dirac and Majorana mass matrices in the seesaw model leading to a pair of almost degenerate neutrinos is discussed. These textures can be obtained by imposing a horizontal U(1) symmetry. A specific model is discussed in which: (1) All three neutrino masses are similar in magnitude and could lie around eV providing hot component of the dark matter in the universe. (2) Two of these are highly degenerate and their {\\hbox{(mass)}}^2 difference could solve the solar neutrino problem through large angle MSW solution. (3) The electron neutrino mass may be observable through Kurie plot as well as through search of the neutrinoless double beta decay.
Pseudo Dirac neutrinos in the seesaw model
Dutta, G.; Joshipura, A.S. (Theory Group, Physical Research Laboratory, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad 380 009 (India))
1995-04-01
A specific class of textures for the Dirac and Majorana mass matrices in the seesaw model leading to a pair of almost degenerate neutrinos is discussed. These textures can be obtained by imposing a horizontal U(1) symmetry. A specific model is discussed in which (1) all three neutrino masses are similar in magnitude and could lie around 1 eV providing the hot component of the dark matter in the Universe, (2) two of these are highly degenerate and their (mass)[sup 2] difference could solve the solar neutrino problem through the large angle MSW solution, and (3) the electron neutrino mass may be observable through a Kurie plot as well as through a search of the neutrinoless double [beta] decay.
Generic Friedberg-Lee symmetry of Dirac neutrinos
Luo, Shu; Xing, Zhi-Zhong; Li, Xin
2008-12-01
We write out the generic Dirac neutrino mass operator which possesses the Friedberg-Lee symmetry and find that its corresponding neutrino mass matrix is asymmetric. Following a simple way to break the Friedberg-Lee symmetry, we calculate the neutrino mass eigenvalues and show that the resultant neutrino mixing pattern is nearly tri-bimaximal. Imposing the Hermitian condition on the neutrino mass matrix, we also show that the simplified ansatz is consistent with current experimental data and favors the normal neutrino mass hierarchy.
Generic Friedberg-Lee Symmetry of Dirac Neutrinos
Luo, Shu; Li, Xin
2008-01-01
We write out the generic Dirac neutrino mass operator which possesses the Friedberg-Lee (FL) symmetry and find that its corresponding neutrino mass matrix is asymmetric. Following a simple way to break the FL symmetry, we calculate the neutrino mass eigenvalues and show that the resultant neutrino mixing pattern is nearly tri-bimaximal. Imposing the Hermitian condition on the neutrino mass matrix, we also show that the simplified ansatz is consistent with current experimental data and favors the normal neutrino mass hierarchy.
Weinheimer, Christian
2013-01-01
The various experiments on neutrino oscillation evidenced that neutrinos have indeed non-zero masses but cannot tell us the absolute neutrino mass scale. This scale of neutrino masses is very important for understanding the evolution and the structure formation of the universe as well as for nuclear and particle physics beyond the present Standard Model. Complementary to deducing constraints on the sum of all neutrino masses from cosmological observations two different methods to determine the neutrino mass scale in the laboratory are pursued: the search for neutrinoless double $\\beta$-decay and the direct neutrino mass search by investigating single $\\beta$-decays or electron captures. The former method is not only sensitive to neutrino masses but also probes the Majorana character of neutrinos and thus lepton number violation with high sensitivity. Currently quite a few experiments with different techniques are being constructed, commissioned or are even running, which aim for a sensitivity on the neutrino ...
A Model for Pseudo-Dirac Neutrinos: Leptogenesis and Ultra-High Energy Neutrinos
Ahn, Y H; Kim, C S
2016-01-01
We propose a model where sterile neutrinos are introduced to make light neutrinos to be pseudo-Dirac particles. It is shown how tiny mass splitting necessary for realizing pseudo-Dirac neutrinos can be achieved. Within the model, we show how leptogenesis can be successfully generated. Motivated by the recent observation of very high energy neutrino events at IceCube, we study a possibility to observe the effects of the pseudo-Dirac property of neutrinos by performing astronomical-scale baseline experiments to uncover the oscillation effects of very tiny mass splitting. Using the result of global fit to neutrino data for the input of neutrino mixing angles and CP phase at $1\\sigma$ C.L. and fixing neutrino energy and mass splittings, we study how the oscillation effects induced by pseudo-Dirac neutrinos may affect the track-to-shower ratio obtained from IceCube data. We also discuss future prospect to observe the effects of the pseudo-Dirac property of neutrinos at high energy neutrino experiments.
Parity violation and neutrino mass
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2002-01-01
Besides the fact of parity violation in weak interactions, based on evidences from neutrino oscillation and tritium beta decay, a natural conjecture is hat neutrinos may be spacelike particles with a tiny proper mass. A Dirac-type equation for spacelike neutrinos is further investigated and its solutions are discussed. This equation can be written in two spinor equations coupled together via nonzero proper mass while respecting maximum parity violation.
Debasish Majumdar
2008-01-01
The possibility to verify the pseudo-Dirac nature of neutrinos is investigated here via the detection of ultra-high energy neutrinos from distant cosmological objects like -ray bursts (GRBs). The very long baseline and the energy range from ∼TeV to ∼EeV for such neutrinos invoke the likelihood to probe very small pseudo-Dirac splittings. The expected secondary muons from such neutrinos that can be detected by a kilometer scale detector such as ICECUBE is calculated and compared with the same in the case of mass-flavour oscillations and for no oscillation cases. The calculated muon yields indicate that to probe such small pseudo-Dirac splittings one needs to look for a nearby GRB (red shift ∼ 0:03 or less) whereas for a distant GRB ( ∼ 1) the flux will be much depleted and such phenomenon cannot be distinguished. Also calculated are the muon-to-shower ratios.
Gauge Trimming of Neutrino Masses
Chen, Mu-Chun; /Fermilab /UC, Irvine; de Gouvea, Andre; /Northwestern U. /Fermilab; Dobrescu, Bogdan A.; /Fermilab
2006-12-01
We show that under a new U(1) gauge symmetry, which is non-anomalous in the presence of one ''right-handed neutrino'' per generation and consistent with the standard model Yukawa couplings, the most general fermion charges are determined in terms of four rational parameters. This generalization of the B-L symmetry with generation-dependent lepton charges leads to neutrino masses induced by operators of high dimensionality. Neutrino masses are thus naturally small without invoking physics at energies above the TeV scale, whether neutrinos are Majorana or Dirac fermions. This ''Leptocratic'' Model predicts the existence of light quasi-sterile neutrinos with consequences for cosmology, and implies that collider experiments may reveal the origin of neutrino masses.
Relic Right-handed Dirac Neutrinos and Implications for Detection of Cosmic Neutrino Background
Zhang, Jue
2015-01-01
It remains to be determined experimentally if massive neutrinos are Majorana or Dirac particles. In this connection, it has been recently suggested that the detection of cosmic neutrino background of left-handed neutrinos $\
Pseudo-Dirac neutrinos via mirror-world and depletion of UHE neutrinos
Joshipura, Anjan S; Pakvasa, Sandip
2014-01-01
We propose a possible particle physics explanation of the non-observation of muon neutrino events at IceCube coincident with GRB gamma ray at the rates predicted by the standard Bahcall-Waxman model, in terms of neutrino oscillations. Our model is based on assuming that (a) all neutrinos are pseudo-Dirac particles and (b) there exists a mirror world interacting gravitationally with the observed world. This scenario has three sterile neutrinos associated with each flavour of ordinary neutrinos. Very tiny mass splitting between these neutrinos is assumed to arise from lepton number violating dimension five operators suppressed by the Planck scale. We show that if a mass splitting of 10^(-15) eV^2 is induced between the four mass eigenstates of a given species, then its flux will be suppressed at IceCube energies by a factor of 4 which could be the explanation of the IceCube observation that the muon neutrino flux is lower than expected. Hierarchies in mass splitting among different flavours may result in differ...
Päs, H; P\\"as, Heinrich; Weiler, Thomas J.
2002-01-01
The determination of absolute neutrino masses is crucial for the understanding of theories underlying the standard model, such as SUSY. We review the experimental prospects to determine absolute neutrino masses and the correlations among approaches, using the Delta m^2's inferred from neutrino oscillation experiments and assuming a three neutrino Universe.
Schechter, J.; Shahid, M. N.
2012-01-01
We discuss the possibility of using experiments timing the propagation of neutrino beams over large distances to help determine the absolute masses of the three neutrinos.......We discuss the possibility of using experiments timing the propagation of neutrino beams over large distances to help determine the absolute masses of the three neutrinos....
Capolupo, A; Hiesmayr, B C; Vitiello, G
2016-01-01
We analize the non-cyclic geometric phase for neutrinos propagating in the matter and through a magnetic field. We find that the geometric phase and the total phase associated to the mixing phenomenon and to the neutrino spin rotation can represent a tool to distinguish between Dirac and Majorana neutrinos. Future experiments, based on interferometry, therefore could reveal the nature of neutrinos.
Observable Lepton Number Violation with Predominantly Dirac Nature of Active Neutrinos
Borah, Debasish
2016-01-01
We study a specific version of $SU(2)_R \\times SU(2)_L \\times U(1)_{B-L}$ models extended by discrete symmetries where the new physics sector responsible for tiny neutrino masses at leading order remains decoupled from the new physics sector that can give rise to observable signatures of lepton number violation such as neutrinoless double beta decay. More specifically, the dominant contribution to light neutrino masses comes from a one-loop Dirac mass. At higher loop level, a tiny Majorana mass also appears which remains suppressed by many order of magnitudes in comparison to the Dirac mass. Such a model where the active neutrinos are predominantly of Dirac type, also predicts observable charged lepton flavour violation like $\\mu \\rightarrow 3e, \\mu \\rightarrow e \\gamma$ and multi-component dark matter.
Distinguishing Dirac/Majorana sterile neutrinos at the LHC
Dib, Claudio O. [Univ. Tecnica Federico Santa Maria, Valparaiso (Chile). CCTVal y Dept. of Physics; Kim, C.S. [Yonsei Univ., Seoul (Korea, Republic of). Dept. of Physics and IPAP; Wang, Kechen [Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing (China). Inst. of High Energy Physics; Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg (Germany); Zhang, Jue [Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing (China). Inst. of High Energy Physics
2016-06-15
We study the purely leptonic decays of W{sup ±} → e{sup ±}e{sup ±}μ{sup -+}ν and μ{sup ±}μ{sup ±}e{sup -+}ν produced at the LHC, induced by sterile neutrinos with mass m{sub N} below M{sub W} in the intermediate state. Since the final state neutrino escapes detection, one cannot tell whether this process violates lepton number, what would indicate a Majorana character for the intermediate sterile neutrino. Our study shows that when the sterile neutrino mixings with electrons and muons are different enough, one can still discriminate between the Dirac and Majorana character of this intermediate neutrino by simply counting and comparing the above decay rates. After performing collider simulations and statistical analysis, we find that at the 14 TeV LHC with an integrated luminosity of 3000 fb{sup -1}, for two benchmark scenarios m{sub N}=20 GeV and 50 GeV, at least a 3σ level of exclusion on the Dirac case can be achieved for disparities as mild as e.g. vertical stroke U{sub Ne} vertical stroke {sup 2}<0.7 vertical stroke U{sub Nμ} vertical stroke {sup 2} or vertical stroke U{sub Nμ} vertical stroke {sup 2}<0.7 vertical stroke U{sub Ne} vertical stroke {sup 2}, provided that vertical stroke U{sub Ne} vertical stroke {sup 2}, vertical stroke U{sub Nμ} vertical stroke {sup 2} are both above ∝2 x 10{sup -6}.
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2007-01-01
In a novel parametrization of neutrino mixing and in the approximation of т-lepton dominance, we show that the one-loop renormalization-group equations (RGEs) of Dirac neutrinos are different from those of Majorana neutrinos even if two Majorana CP-violating phases vanish. As the latter can keep vanishing from the electroweak scale to the typical seesaw scale, it makes sense to distinguish between the RGE running effects of neutrino mixing parameters in Dirac and Majorana cases. The differences are found to be quite large in the minimal supersymmetric standard model with sizable tanβ, provided the masses of three neutrinos are nearly degenerate or have an inverted hierarchy.
Active Dirac Neutrinos via $SU(2)_L$ Doublets in 5d
Fujimoto, Yukihiro; Nagasawa, Tomoaki; Nishiwaki, Kenji; Sakamoto, Makoto; Tatsumi, Kentaro
2016-01-01
We propose a new mechanism to generate minuscule active neutrino masses in a five-dimensional (5d) spacetime of an interval without introducing $SU(2)_L$ singlet neutrinos. Under asymmetric boundary conditions on the two end points, a bulk mass for a 5d fermion allows a Dirac particle with a tiny mass eigenvalue. Implementing this mechanism to the standard model gauge structure is possible when all the gauge bosons and the Higgs boson are localized on one of the branes.
Presymmetry in the Standard Model with adulterated Dirac neutrinos
Matute, Ernesto A
2015-01-01
Recently we proposed a model for light Dirac neutrinos in which two right-handed (RH) neutrinos per generation are added to the particles of the Standard Model (SM), implemented with the symmetry of fermionic contents. The ordinary one is decoupled via the high scale type-I seesaw mechanism, while the extra pairs off with its left-handed (LH) partner. The symmetry of lepton and quark contents was merely used as a guideline to the choice of parameters because it is not a proper symmetry. Here we argue that the underlying symmetry to take for this correspondence is presymmetry, the hidden electroweak symmetry of the SM extended with RH neutrinos defined by transformations which exchange lepton and quark bare states with the same electroweak charges and no Majorana mass terms in the underlying Lagrangian. It gives a topological character to fractional charges, relates the number of families to the number of quark colors, and now guarantees the great disparity between the couplings of the two RH neutrinos. Thus, ...
Singh, D; Papini, G; Mobed, Nader; Papini, Giorgio; Singh, Dinesh
2006-01-01
We present the possibility that Dirac and Majorana neutrino wave packets can be distinguished when subject to spin-gravity interaction while propagating through vacuum described by the Lense-Thirring metric. By adopting the techniques of gravitational phase and time-independent perturbation theory following the Brillouin-Wigner method, we generate spin-gravity matrix elements from a perturbation Hamiltonian and show that this distinction is easily reflected in well-defined gravitational corrections to the neutrino oscillation length for a two-flavour system. Explicit examples are presented using the Sun and SN1987A as the gravitational sources for the Lense-Thirring metric. This approach offers the possibility to determine the absolute neutrino masses by this method and identify a theoretical upper bound for the absolute neutrino mass difference, where the distinctions between the Dirac and Majorana cases are evident. We discuss the relevance of this analysis to the upcoming attempts to measure the properties...
Pseudo-Dirac neutrinos via mirror-world and depletion of UHE neutrinos
Joshipura, Anjan S.; Mohanty, Subhendra; Pakvasa, Sandip
2013-01-01
We propose a possible particle physics explanation of the non-observation of muon neutrino events at IceCube coincident with GRB gamma ray at the rates predicted by the standard Bahcall-Waxman model, in terms of neutrino oscillations. Our model is based on assuming that (a) all neutrinos are pseudo-Dirac particles and (b) there exists a mirror world interacting gravitationally with the observed world. This scenario has three sterile neutrinos associated with each flavour of ordinary neutrinos...
Neutrino Masses and Oscillations
Valle, J W F
2005-01-01
I summarize the status of three--neutrino oscillations that follow from combining the relevant world's data. The discussion includes the small parameters Delta_m-sol/Delta_m-atm and \\sin^2\\theta_{13}, which characterize the strength of CP violation in neutrino oscillations, the impact of oscillation data on the prospects for probing the absolute scale of neutrino mass in \
Flavor Ratios and Mass Hierarchy at Neutrino Telescopes
Fu, Lingjun
2014-01-01
The observation of high-energy extraterrestrial neutrinos at IceCube represents the beginning of the era of neutrino astronomy. In this paper, we study the cosmic neutrino flavor ratios against the Dirac CP-violating phase at neutrino telescopes, taking into account of the charged-current and neutral-current interactions at the detectors. We then demonstrate how to probe mass hierarchy at neutrino telescopes by the precise measurements of the cosmic neutrino flavor ratios. We show that the sensitivity of our scheme is independent of the undetermined values of the Dirac CP-violating phase. We also explore the possible effects of active-sterile mixing, neutrino decay and pseudo-Dirac nature of neutrinos.
González-Garciá, M Concepción
1998-01-01
I review the status of neutrino masses and mixings in the light of the solar and atmospheric neutrino data. The result from the LSND experiment and the possible role of neutrinos as hot dark matter are also included. I also discuss the simplest schemes proposed to reconcile these data which include a light sterile neutrino in addition to the three standard ones. Implications for future experiments are commented.
Direct neutrino mass measurements
Thümmler, T.
2011-07-01
The determination of the neutrino rest mass plays an important role at the intersections of cosmology, particle physics and astroparticle physics. This topic is currently being addressed by two complementary approaches in laboratory experiments. Neutrinoless double beta decay experiments probe whether neutrinos are Majorana particles and determine an effective neutrino mass value. Single beta decay experiments such as KATRIN and MARE investigate the spectral shape of β-decay electrons close to their kinematic endpoint in order to determine the neutrino rest mass with a model-independent method. Owing to neutrino flavour mixing, the neutrino mass parameter appears as an average of all neutrino mass eigenstates contributing to the electron neutrino. The KArlsruhe TRItium Neutrino experiment (KATRIN) is currently the experiment in the most advanced status of commissioning. Applying an ultra-luminous molecular windowless gaseous tritium source and an integrating high-resolution spectrometer of MAC-E filter type, it allows β-spectroscopy close to the T 2 end-point with unprecedented precision and will reach a sensitivity of 200 meV/ c 2 (90% C.L.) on the neutrino rest mass.
A Dynamical Framework for KeV Dirac Neutrino Warm Dark Matter
Robinson, Dean J
2014-01-01
If the source of the reported $3.5$ keV x-ray line is a sterile neutrino, comprising an $\\mathcal{O}(1)$ fraction of the dark matter (DM), then it exhibits the property that its mass times mixing angle is $\\sim 10^{-2}$ eV, a plausible mass scale for the active neutrinos. This property is a common feature of Dirac neutrino mixing. We present a framework that dynamically produces light active and keV sterile Dirac neutrinos, with appropriate mixing angles to be the x-ray line source. The central idea is that the right-handed active neutrino is a composite state, while elementary sterile neutrinos gain keV masses similarly to the quarks in extended Technicolor. The entire framework is fixed by just two dynamical scales and automatically exhibits a warm dark matter (WDM) production mechanism -- dilution of thermal relics from late decays of a heavy composite neutrino -- such that the keV neutrinos may comprise an $\\mathcal{O}(1)$ fraction of the DM. In this framework, the WDM is typically quite cool $\\sim 0.02~T...
Hybrid Textures of Neutrino Mass Matrix under the Lamppost of Latest Neutrino and Cosmology Data
Kalita, Rupam
2015-01-01
We study all possible neutrino mass matrices with one zero element and two equal non-zero elements, known as hybrid texture neutrino mass matrices. In the diagonal charged lepton basis, we consider thirty nine such possible cases which are consistent with the latest neutrino data. Using the two constraints on neutrino mass matrix elements imposed by hybrid textures, we numerically evaluate the neutrino parameters like the lightest neutrino mass $m_{\\text{lightest}}$, one Dirac CP phase $\\delta$ and two Majorana CP phases $\\alpha, \\beta$ by using the global fit $3\\sigma$ values of three mixing angles and two mass squared differences. We then constrain this parameter space by using the cosmological upper bound on the sum of absolute neutrino masses given by Planck experiment. We also calculate the effective neutrino mass matrix for this region of parameter space which may have relevance in future neutrinoless double beta decay experiments. We finally discriminate between these hybrid texture mass matrices from ...
Absolute Neutrino Mass Determination
Päs, H
2001-01-01
We discuss four approaches to the determination of absolute neutrino mass. These are the measurement of the zero-neutrino double beta decay rate, of the tritium decay end-point spectrum, of the cosmic ray spectrum above the GZK cutoff, and the cosmological measurement of the power spectrum governing the CMB and large scale structure. The first two approaches are sensitive to the mass eigenstates coupling to the electron neutrino, whereas the latter two are sensitive to the heavy component of the cosmic neutrino background. All mass eigenstates are related by the $\\Delta m^2$'s inferred from neutrino oscillation data. Consequently, the potential for absolute mass determination of each of the four approaches is correlated with the other three, in ways that we point out.
Dynamical framework for KeV Dirac neutrino warm dark matter
Robinson, Dean J.; Tsai, Yuhsin
2014-08-01
If the source of the reported 3.5 keV x-ray line is a sterile neutrino, comprising an O(1) fraction of the dark matter (DM), then it exhibits the property that its mass times mixing angle is ˜ few×10-2 eV, a plausible mass scale for the active neutrinos. This property is a common feature of Dirac neutrino mixing. We present a framework that dynamically produces light active and keV sterile Dirac neutrinos, with appropriate mixing angles to be the x-ray line source. The central idea is that the right-handed active neutrino is a composite state, while elementary sterile neutrinos gain keV masses similarly to the quarks in extended technicolor. The entire framework is fixed by just two dynamical scales and may automatically exhibit a warm dark matter (WDM) production mechanism—dilution of thermal relics from late decays of a heavy composite neutrino—such that the keV neutrinos may comprise an O(1) fraction of the DM. In this framework, the WDM is typically quite cool and within structure formation bounds, with temperature ˜ few×10-2Tν and free-streaming length ˜ few kpc. A toy model that exhibits the central features of the framework is also presented.
Predictions for the Dirac CP Violation Phase in the Neutrino Mixing Matrix
Petcov, S. T.; Girardi, I.; Titov, A. V.
Using the fact that the neutrino mixing matrix U = U_{e}^{dagger} U_{ν}, where Ue and Uν result from the diagonalization of the charged lepton and neutrino mass matrices, we analyze the predictions based on the sum rules which the Dirac phase δ present in U satisfies when Uν has a form dictated by, or associated with, discrete favor symmetries and Ue has a "minimal" form (in terms of angles and phases it contains) that can provide the requisite corrections to Uν, so that the reactor, atmospheric and solar neutrino mixing angles θ13, θ23 and θ12 have values compatible with the current data.
Neutrino mass from neutrinophilic Higgs and leptogenesis
Haba, Naoyuki; Yamaguchi, Yuya
2014-01-01
In a class of two Higgs doublet model, where one Higgs doublet generates masses of quarks and charged leptons whereas the other Higgs doublet with a tiny vacuum expectation value (VEV) generates neutrino Dirac masses, smallness of neutrino masses might be understand as the consequence of the small second Higgs VEV. In this framework, thermal leptogenesis scenarios work well at low energy scale and have several advantages as follows. Under the assumption of hierarchical right-handed neutrino masses, the lightest right-handed neutrino can be as light as ${\\cal O}(10^2)$ TeV.The required degeneracy for successful resonant leptogenesis also can be significantly reduced as small as ${\\cal O}(10^4)$. Availability of low scale thermal leptogenesis provides a novel solution to gravitino problem in supergravity models.
Tiny neutrino mass from SUSY and lepton number breaking sector
Haba, Naoyuki [Department of Physics, Osaka University, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-0043 (Japan); Shindou, Tetsuo, E-mail: shindou@cc.kogakuin.ac.jp [Faculty of Engineering, Kogakuin University, Tokyo 163-8677 (Japan)
2011-07-04
We suggest a new setup where SUSY breaking spurion F-term possesses lepton number. This setup not only modifies sparticle mass spectra but also realizes several new models, where neutrino mass is naturally induced through radiative corrections. We here suggest two new models; the first one is (i): pseudo-Dirac/Schizophrenic neutrino model, and the second one is (ii): pure Majorana neutrino model. We will also show this setup can naturally apply to the supersymmetric Zee-Babu model.
Lepton Number Violation and `Diracness' of massive neutrinos composed of Majorana states
Gluza, Janusz; Szafron, Robert
2016-01-01
Majorana neutrinos naturally lead to a Lepton Number Violation (LNV). A superposition of Majorana states can mimic Dirac-type neutrinos, leading to its conservation (LNC). We demonstrate on the example of specific observables related to high and low energy processes how a strength of LNV correlates with neutrino parameters such as CP-phases, flavor mixings, mass ratios. We stress the coaction between low and high energy studies for putting phenomenological models to a quantitative test. Secondly, we conclude that in order to fully study the role of heavy neutrinos in search for New Physics (NP) signals, a departure from trivial scenarios assuming degeneracy in mass and no flavor mixing or CP-phases becomes necessary for a proper physical analysis.
New chiral fermions, a new gauge interaction, Dirac neutrinos, and dark matter
Gouvêa, André de; Hernández, Daniel [Northwestern University, Department of Physics & Astronomy,2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 (United States)
2015-10-07
We propose that all light fermionic degrees of freedom, including the Standard Model (SM) fermions and all possible light beyond-the-standard-model fields, are chiral with respect to some spontaneously broken abelian gauge symmetry. Hypercharge, for example, plays this role for the SM fermions. We introduce a new symmetry, U(1){sub ν}, for all new light fermionic states. Anomaly cancellations mandate the existence of several new fermion fields with nontrivial U(1){sub ν} charges. We develop a concrete model of this type, for which we show that (i) some fermions remain massless after U(1){sub ν} breaking — similar to SM neutrinos — and (ii) accidental global symmetries translate into stable massive particles — similar to SM protons. These ingredients provide a solution to the dark matter and neutrino mass puzzles assuming one also postulates the existence of heavy degrees of freedom that act as “mediators' between the two sectors. The neutrino mass mechanism described here leads to parametrically small Dirac neutrino masses, and the model also requires the existence of at least four Dirac sterile neutrinos. Finally, we describe a general technique to write down chiral-fermions-only models that are at least anomaly-free under a U(1) gauge symmetry.
Flavor structure in D-brane models: Majorana neutrino masses
Hamada, Yuta; Kobayashi, Tatsuo; Uemura, Shohei
2014-05-01
We study the flavor structure in intersecting D-brane models. We study anomalies of the discrete flavor symmetries. We analyze the Majorana neutrino masses, which can be generated by D-brane instanton effects. It is found that a certain pattern of mass matrix is obtained and the cyclic permutation symmetry remains unbroken. As a result, trimaximal mixing matrix can be realized if Dirac neutrino mass and charged lepton mass matrices are diagonal.
Flavor structure in D-brane models: Majorana neutrino masses
Hamada, Yuta; Uemura, Shohei
2014-01-01
We study the flavor structure in intersecting D-brane models. We study anomalies of the discrete flavor symmetries. We analyze the Majorana neutrino masses, which can be generated by D-brane instanton effects. It is found that a certain pattern of mass matrix is obtained and the cyclic permutation symmetry remains unbroken. As a result, trimaximal mixing matrix can be realized if Dirac neutrino mass and charged lepton mass matrices are diagonal.
Understanding neutrino masses and mixings
R N Mohapatra
2004-02-01
We discuss ways to understand large neutrino mixings using new symmetries of quarks and leptons beyond the standard model for the three allowed patterns of neutrino masses: normal, inverted hierarchy and degenerate masses.
Smirnov, A Yu
2015-01-01
We discuss some known approaches and results as well as few new ideas concerning origins and nature of neutrino mass. The key issues include (i) connections of neutrino and charged fermions masses, relation between masses and mixing, energy scale of new physics behind neutrino mass where possibilities spread from the Planck and GUT masses down to a sub-eV scale. The data hint two different new physics involved in generation of neutrino mass. Determination of the CP phase as well as mass hierarchy can play important role in identification of new physics. It may happen that sterile neutrinos provide the key to resolve the riddle.
Neutrino mass as the probe of intermediate mass scales
Senjanovic, G.
1980-01-01
A discussion of the calculability of neutrino mass is presented. The possibility of neutrinos being either Dirac or Majorana particles is analyzed in detail. Arguments are offered in favor of the Majorana case: the smallness of neutrino mass is linked to the maximality of parity violation in weak interactions. It is shown how the measured value of neutrino mass would probe the existence of an intermediate mass scale, presumably in the TeV region, at which parity is supposed to become a good symmetry. Experimental consequences of the proposed scheme are discussed, in particular the neutrino-less double ..beta.. decay, where observation would provide a crucial test of the model, and rare muon decays such as ..mu.. ..-->.. e..gamma.. and ..mu.. ..-->.. ee anti e. Finally, the embedding of this model in an O(10) grand unified theory is analyzed, with the emphasis on the implications for intermediate mass scales that it offers. It is concluded that the proposed scheme provides a distinct and testable alternative for understanding the smallness of neutrino mass. 4 figures.
Neutrino Masses and Flavor Mixing
Xing, Zhi-zhong
2010-06-01
I give a theoretical overview of some basic properties of massive neutrinos in these lectures. Particular attention is paid to the origin of neutrino masses, the pattern of lepton flavor mixing, the feature of leptonic CP violation and the electromagnetic properties of massive neutrinos. I highlight the TeV seesaw mechanisms as a possible bridge between neutrino physics and collider physics in the era characterized by the Large Hadron Collider.
Neutrino masses and spontaneously broken flavor symmetries
Staudt, Christian
2014-06-16
We study the phenomenology of supersymmetric flavor models. We show how the predictions of models based on spontaneously broken non-Abelian discrete flavor symmetries are altered when we include so-called Kaehler corrections. Furthermore, we discuss anomaly-free discrete R symmetries which are compatible with SU(5) unification. We find a set of symmetries compatible with suppressed Dirac neutrino masses and a unique symmetry consistent with the Weinberg operator. We also study a pseudo-anomalous U(1){sub R} symmetry which explains the fermion mass hierarchies and, when amended with additional singlet fields, ameliorates the fine-tuning problem.
Neutrinos: recent developments and origin of neutrino mass matrix
Riazuddin
2004-01-01
Certainly one of the most exciting areas of research at present is neutrino physics. The neutrinos are fantastically numerous in the universe and as such they have bearing on our understanding of the universe. Therefore, we must understand the neutrinos, particularly their mass. There is compelling evidence from solar and atmospheric neutrinos and those from reactors for neutrino oscillations implying that neutrinos mix and have nonzero mass but without pinning down their absolute mass. This is reviewed. The implications of neutrino oscillations and mass squared splitting between neutrinos of different flavor on pattern of neutrino mass matrix is discussed. In particular, a neutrino mass matrix, which shows approximate flavor symmetry where the neutrino mass differences arise from flavor violation in off-diagonal Yukawa couplings is elaborated on. The implications in double beta decay are also discussed.
Neutrino Oscillations with Nil Mass
Floyd, Edward R
2016-01-01
An alternative neutrino oscillation process is presented as a counterexample for which the neutrino may have nil mass consistent with the standard model. The process is developed in a quantum trajectories representation of quantum mechanics, which has a Hamilton-Jacobi foundation. This process has no need for mass differences between mass eigenstates. Flavor oscillations and $\\bar{\
Neutrino Oscillations with Nil Mass
Floyd, Edward R.
2016-09-01
An alternative neutrino oscillation process is presented as a counterexample for which the neutrino may have nil mass consistent with the standard model. The process is developed in a quantum trajectories representation of quantum mechanics, which has a Hamilton-Jacobi foundation. This process has no need for mass differences between mass eigenstates. Flavor oscillations and ν ,bar{ν } oscillations are examined.
On the Dirac Monopole Mass Scale
Caruso, Francisco
2013-01-01
It is shown, by a semi-classical argument, that the Dirac charge quantization is still valid in the (classical) Born-Infeld electromagnetic theory. Then it is possible to calculate Dirac's monopole mass in the framework of this theory, which is not possible in Maxwell's theory. The existence of an upper limit for the field intensities in this theory plays an important role in this proof.
CP violations in predictive neutrino mass structures
Geng, Chao-Qiang [Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Chongqing (China); National Tsing Hua University, Department of Physics, Hsinchu (China); National Center for Theoretical Sciences, Physics Division, Hsinchu (China); Huang, Da; Tsai, Lu-Hsing [National Tsing Hua University, Department of Physics, Hsinchu (China)
2015-11-15
We study the CP-violation effects from two types of neutrino mass matrices with (i) (M{sub ν}){sub ee} = 0, and (ii) (M{sub ν}){sub ee} = (M{sub ν}){sub eμ} = 0, which can be realized by the high-dimensional lepton number violating operators anti l{sub R}{sup c}γ{sup μ}L{sub L}(D{sub μ}Φ)Φ{sup 2} and @ anti l{sub R}{sup c}l{sub R}(D{sub μ}Φ){sup 2}Φ{sup 2}, respectively. In (i), the neutrino mass spectrum is in the normal ordering with the lightest neutrino mass within the range 0.002 eV
Neutrino Masses and Flavor Oscillations
Wang, Yifang; Xing, Zhi-Zhong
2016-10-01
This essay is intended to provide a brief description of the peculiar properties of neutrinos within and beyond the standard theory of weak interactions. The focus is on the flavor oscillations of massive neutrinos, from which one has achieved some striking knowledge about their mass spectrum and flavor mixing pattern. The experimental prospects towards probing the absolute neutrino mass scale, possible Majorana nature and CP-violating effects, will also be addressed.
Yukawa couplings and seesaw neutrino masses in noncommutative gauge theory
Horvat, Raul [Physics Division, Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Bijenicka 54, Zagreb (Croatia); Ilakovac, Amon [Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Bijenicka 32, Zagreb (Croatia); Schupp, Peter [Center for Mathematics, Modeling and Computing, Jacobs University Bremen, Campus Ring 1, 28759 Bremen (Germany); Trampetic, Josip [Physics Division, Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Bijenicka 54, Zagreb (Croatia); Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik, Werner-Heisenberg-Institut, Foehringer Ring 6, D-80805 Muenchen (Germany); You, Jiangyang, E-mail: Jiangyang.You@irb.hr [Physics Division, Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Bijenicka 54, Zagreb (Croatia)
2012-09-10
We consider Yukawa couplings in a {theta}-exact approach to noncommutative gauge field theory and show that both Dirac and singlet Majorana neutrino mass terms can be consistently accommodated. This shows that in fact the whole neutrino-mass extended standard model on noncommutative spacetime can be formulated in the new nonperturbative (in {theta}) approach which eliminates the previous restriction of Seiberg-Witten map based theories to low-energy phenomena. Spacetime noncommutativity induced couplings between neutrinos and photons as well as Z-bosons appear quite naturally in the model. We derive relevant Feynman rules for the type I seesaw mechanism.
Mendy, J E B; Mendy, Jean El Bachir; Govaerts, Jan
2002-01-01
Given the most general Lorentz invariant four-fermion effective interaction possible for two neutrinos and two charged fermions, whether quarks or leptons, all possible 2-to-2 processes involving two neutrinos, whether Dirac or Majorana ones, and two charged fermions are considered. Explicit and convenient expressions are given for the associated differential cross-sections. Such a parametrization should help assess the sensitivity to physics beyond the Standard Model of neutrino beam experiments which are in the design stage at neutrino factories.
Cosmo MSW effect for mass varying neutrinos
Hung, P Q; Hung, Pham Quang; P\\"as, Heinrich
2003-01-01
We consider neutrinos with varying masses which arise in scenarios relating neutrino masses to the dark energy density in the universe. We point out that the neutrino mass variation can lead to level crossing and thus a cosmo MSW effect, having dramatic consequences for the flavor ratio of astrophysical neutrinos and the composition of the relic neutrino background.
Bounds for the mass of the heaviest right-handed neutrino in SO(10) theories
Buccella, F
2003-01-01
By relating the Dirac neutrino mass matrix to the mass of the charged fermions and assuming that the product of the masses of the two lightest left-handed neutrinos is of the order of $\\Delta m^2_{sol}$, we derive, within a leptogenesis scenario, a range of values for the mass of the heaviest right-handed neutrino, centered around the scale of $B-L$ symmetry breaking in the SO(10) theory with Pati-Salam intermediate symmetry.
The KATRIN Neutrino Mass Experiment
Parno, Diana; Katrin Collaboration
2017-01-01
While neutrino oscillation experiments have demonstrated that the particles have non-zero mass, the absolute neutrino mass scale is still unknown. The Karlsruhe Tritium Neutrino experiment (KATRIN) is designed to improve on previous laboratory limits by an order of magnitude, probing the effective neutrino mass with a sensitivity approaching 0.2 eV at 90% confidence via the kinematics of tritium beta decay. At the same time, KATRIN has the potential to scan for sterile neutrinos at eV and keV scales. After years of preparation, all major components are now on site and commissioning is underway. I will report on the current status of the experiment, including recent results and preparations for the introduction of tritium later this year. US participation in KATRIN is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science, Office of Nuclear Physics under Award Number DE-FG02-97ER41020.
Current Direct Neutrino Mass Experiments
G. Drexlin
2013-01-01
Full Text Available In this contribution, we review the status and perspectives of direct neutrino mass experiments, which investigate the kinematics of β-decays of specific isotopes (3H, 187Re, 163Ho to derive model-independent information on the averaged electron (antineutrino mass. After discussing the kinematics of β-decay and the determination of the neutrino mass, we give a brief overview of past neutrino mass measurements (SN1987a-ToF studies, Mainz and Troitsk experiments for 3H, cryobolometers for 187Re. We then describe the Karlsruhe Tritium Neutrino (KATRIN experiment currently under construction at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, which will use the MAC-E-Filter principle to push the sensitivity down to a value of 200 meV (90% C.L.. To do so, many technological challenges have to be solved related to source intensity and stability, as well as precision energy analysis and low background rate close to the kinematic endpoint of tritium β-decay at 18.6 keV. We then review new approaches such as the MARE, ECHO, and Project8 experiments, which offer the promise to perform an independent measurement of the neutrino mass in the sub-eV region. Altogether, the novel methods developed in direct neutrino mass experiments will provide vital information on the absolute mass scale of neutrinos.
Mass Varying Neutrinos in Supernovae
Rossi-Torres, F; de Holanda, P C; Peres, O L G
2010-01-01
We study limits for the mass varying neutrino model, using constrains from supernova neutrinos placed by the r-process condition, $Y_e<0.5$. Also, we use this model in a supernova environment to study the regions of survival probability in the oscillation space parameter ($\\tan^2\\theta$ and $\\Delta m^2_0$), considering the channel $\
CP violations in predictive neutrino mass structures
Geng, Chao-Qiang, E-mail: geng@phys.nthu.edu.tw [Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, 400065, Chongqing (China); Department of Physics, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan (China); Physics Division, National Center for Theoretical Sciences, Hsinchu, Taiwan (China); Huang, Da, E-mail: dahuang@phys.nthu.edu.tw; Tsai, Lu-Hsing, E-mail: lhtsai@phys.nthu.edu.tw [Department of Physics, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan (China)
2015-11-26
We study the CP-violation effects from two types of neutrino mass matrices with (i) (M{sub ν}){sub ee}=0, and (ii) (M{sub ν}){sub ee}=(M{sub ν}){sub eμ}=0, which can be realized by the high-dimensional lepton number violating operators ℓ{sup -bar}{sub R}{sup c}γ{sup μ}L{sub L}(D{sub μ}Φ)Φ{sup 2} and ℓ{sup -bar}{sub R}{sup c}l{sub R}(D{sub μ}Φ){sup 2}Φ{sup 2}, respectively. In (i), the neutrino mass spectrum is in the normal ordering with the lightest neutrino mass within the range 0.002 eV≲m{sub 0}≲0.007 eV. Furthermore, for a given value of m{sub 0}, there are two solutions for the two Majorana phases α{sub 21} and α{sub 31}, whereas the Dirac phase δ is arbitrary. For (ii), the parameters of m{sub 0}, δ, α{sub 21}, and α{sub 31} can be completely determined. We calculate the CP-violating asymmetries in neutrino–antineutrino oscillations for both mass textures of (i) and (ii), which are closely related to the CP-violating Majorana phases.
Predictions for the Dirac Phase in the Neutrino Mixing Matrix and Sum Rules
Girardi, I.; Petcov, S. T.; Titov, A. V.
2015-07-01
Using the fact that the neutrino mixing matrix U = U†eUν, where Ue and Uv result from the diagonalisation of the charged lepton and neutrino mass matrices, we analyse the sum rules which the Dirac phase δ present in U satisfies when Uv has a form dictated by, or associated with, discrete symmetries and Ue has a “minimal” form (in terms of angles and phases it contains) that can provide the requisite corrections to Uv, so that reactor, atmospheric and solar neutrino mixing angles θ13, θ23 and θ12 have values compatible with the current data. The following symmetry forms are considered: i) tri-bimaximal (TBM), ii) bimaximal (BM) (or corresponding to the conservation of the lepton charge L' = Le — Lμ — Lτ (LC)), iii) golden ratio type A (GRA), iv) golden ratio type B (GRB), and v) hexagonal (HG). We investigate the predictions for 5 in the cases of TBM, BM (LC), GRA, GRB and HG forms using the exact and the leading order sum rules for cos δ proposed in the literature, taking into account also the uncertainties in the measured values of sin2 θ12, sin2 θ23 and sin2 θ13. This allows us, in particular, to assess the accuracy of the predictions for cos δ based on the leading order sum rules and its dependence on the values of the indicated neutrino mixing parameters when the latter are varied in their respective 3σ experimentally allowed ranges.
Determining the Dirac CP violation phase in the neutrino mixing matrix from sum rules
Girardi, I.; Petcov, S. T.; Titov, A. V.
2015-05-01
Using the fact that the neutrino mixing matrix U = Ue† Uν, where Ue and Uν result from the diagonalisation of the charged lepton and neutrino mass matrices, we analyse the sum rules which the Dirac phase δ present in U satisfies when Uν has a form dictated by, or associated with, discrete symmetries and Ue has a "minimal" form (in terms of angles and phases it contains) that can provide the requisite corrections to Uν, so that reactor, atmospheric and solar neutrino mixing angles θ13, θ23 and θ12 have values compatible with the current data. The following symmetry forms are considered: i) tri-bimaximal (TBM), ii) bimaximal (BM) (or corresponding to the conservation of the lepton charge L‧ =Le -Lμ -Lτ (LC)), iii) golden ratio type A (GRA), iv) golden ratio type B (GRB), and v) hexagonal (HG). We investigate the predictions for δ in the cases of TBM, BM (LC), GRA, GRB and HG forms using the exact and the leading order sum rules for cos δ proposed in the literature, taking into account also the uncertainties in the measured values of sin2 θ12, sin2 θ23 and sin2 θ13. This allows us, in particular, to assess the accuracy of the predictions for cos δ based on the leading order sum rules and its dependence on the values of the indicated neutrino mixing parameters when the latter are varied in their respective 3σ experimentally allowed ranges.
Current Direct Neutrino Mass Experiments
Drexlin, G; Mertens, S; Weinheimer, C
2013-01-01
In this contribution we review the status and perspectives of direct neutrino mass experiments. These experiments investigate the kinematics of $\\beta$-decays of specific isotopes ($^3$H, $^{187}$Re, $^{163}$Ho) to derive model-independent information on the averaged electron (anti-) neutrino mass, which is formed by the incoherent sum of the neutrino mass eigenstates contributing to the electron neutrino. We first review the kinematics of $\\beta$-decay and the determination of the neutrino mass, before giving a brief overview of past neutrino mass measurements (SN1987a-ToF studies, Mainz and Troitsk experiments for $^3$H, cryo-bolometers for $^{187}$Re). We then describe the Karlsruhe Tritium Neutrino (KATRIN) experiment which is currently under construction at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. The large-scale setup will use the MAC-E-Filter principle pioneered earlier to push the sensitivity down to a value of 200 meV(90% C.L.). KATRIN faces many technological challenges that have to be resolved with regar...
Fabbri, Luca; Vignolo, Stefano
2016-01-01
In this paper, we consider the torsional completion of gravitation for an underlying background filled with Dirac fields, applying it to the problem of neutrino oscillations: we discuss the effects of the induced torsional interactions as corrections to the neutrino oscillations mechanism.
Fabbri, Luca
2016-01-01
In this paper, we consider the torsional completion of gravitation for an underlying background filled with Dirac fields, applying it to the problem of neutrino oscillations: we discuss how in this context neutrinos even when massless and left-handed may nevertheless display oscillations.
Leptogenesis. Theory and neutrino masses
Buchmueller, W.
2012-12-15
After a brief discussion of baryon and lepton number nonconservation, we review the status of thermal leptogenesis with GUT scale neutrino masses, as well as low scale alternatives with keV neutrinos as dark matter and heavy neutrino masses within the reach of the LHC. Recent progress towards a full quantum mechanical description of leptogenesis is described with resonant leptogenesis as an application. Finally, cosmological B-L breaking after inflation is considered as origin of the hot early universe, generating entropy, baryon asymmetry and dark matter.
Radiative origin of neutrino masses
Aristizabal Sierra, D
2015-01-01
Mechanisms for Majorana neutrino mass generation can be classified according to the level at which the Weinberg operator is generated. The different possibilities can be sorted in "canonical" tree level and loop-induced realizations, the latter being motivated by their potential experimental testability. Here we discuss the one- and two-loop cases, paying special attention to systematic classification schemes which aim at building a full picture of neutrino mass generation.
Spin-flavor oscillations of Dirac neutrinos described by relativistic quantum mechanics
Dvornikov, Maxim
2010-01-01
We study spin-flavor oscillations of Dirac neutrinos in matter and magnetic field using the method of relativistic quantum mechanics. We start from the exact solution of the wave equation for a massive neutrino, taking into account external fields. Then we derive an effective Hamiltonian governing neutrino spin-flavor oscillations. We demonstrate the consistency of our approach with the commonly used quantum mechanical method. Our correction to the usual effective Hamiltonian results in the appearance of a new resonance in neutrino oscillations. We discuss applications to spin-flavor neutrino oscillations in the expanding envelope of a supernova. In particular, transitions between right-handed electron neutrinos and sterile neutrinos are studied for a realistic background matter and magnetic field distributions. We also analyze the influence of other factors such as a longitudinal magnetic field, matter polarization, and the non-standard contributions to the neutrino effective potential.
Neutrino masses from new generations
Aparici, Alberto; Rius, Nuria; Santamaria, Arcadi
2011-01-01
We reconsider the possibility that Majorana masses for the three known neutrinos are generated radiatively by the presence of a fourth generation and one right-handed neutrino with Yukawa couplings and a Majorana mass term. We find that the observed light neutrino mass hierarchy is not compatible with low energy universality bounds in this minimal scenario, but all present data can be accommodated with five generations and two right-handed neutrinos. Within this framework, we explore the parameter space regions which are currently allowed and could lead to observable effects in neutrinoless double beta decay, $\\mu - e$ conversion in nuclei and $\\mu \\rightarrow e \\gamma$ experiments. We also discuss the detection prospects at LHC.
Neutrino mass from triton decay
Weinheimer, Christian
2006-07-01
Since the discovery of neutrino flavor oscillation in different fields and by many different experiments we believe that neutrinos have non-vanishing masses in contrast to their current description within the Standard Model of particle physics. However, the absolute values of the neutrino masses, which are as important for particle physics as they are for cosmology and astrophysics, cannot be determined by oscillation experiments alone. There are a few ways to determine the neutrino mass scale, but the only model-independent method is the investigation of the electron energy spectrum of a β decay near its endpoint with tritium being the ideal isotope for the classical spectrometer set-up. The tritium β decay experiments at Mainz and Troitsk have recently been finished. At Mainz all relevant systematic uncertainties have been investigated by dedicated experiments yielding an upper limit of m(ν)MAC-E-Filter type. The recent achievements in test experiments show, that this very challenging experiment is feasible.
Small Neutrino Masses: Another Anthropic principle aspect?
Sivaram, C; O, Kiren
2016-01-01
This year's Physics Nobel prize for the discovery of neutrino oscillations which resolved the problem of the missing solar neutrinos and the atmospheric muon neutrinos implies that at least one of the three neutrino species has a tiny mass. The neutrino oscillations measure the mass difference squared, and the individual neutrino masses have yet to be accurately ascertained. Particle theory has so far not given a predictive picture for neutrino masses. Here we propose that the anthropic principle may be relevant, as it is frequently invoked to understand other aspects of the universe, including the precise values of fine structure constant or nuclear coupling constant or even the proton-electron mass ratio.
Neutrino Mass Matrix with Approximate Flavor Symmetry
Riazuddin, M
2003-01-01
Phenomenological implications of neutrino oscillations implied by recent experimental data on pattern of neutrino mass matrix are disscussed. It is shown that it is possible to have a neutrino mass matrix which shows approximate flavor symmetry; the neutrino mass differences arise from flavor violation in off-diagonal Yukawa couplings. Two modest extensions of the standard model, which can embed the resulting neutrino mass matix have also been discussed.
Small neutrino masses from gravitational θ -term
Dvali, Gia; Funcke, Lena
2016-06-01
We present how a neutrino condensate and small neutrino masses emerge from a topological formulation of gravitational anomaly. We first recapitulate how a gravitational θ -term leads to the emergence of a new bound neutrino state analogous to the η' meson of QCD. Then we show the consequent formation of a neutrino vacuum condensate, which effectively generates small neutrino masses. Afterwards we outline numerous phenomenological consequences of our neutrino mass generation model. The cosmological neutrino mass bound vanishes since we predict the neutrinos to be massless until the phase transition in the late Universe, T ˜meV . Coherent radiation of new light particles in the neutrino sector can be detected in prospective precision experiments. Deviations from an equal flavor rate due to enhanced neutrino decays in extraterrestrial neutrino fluxes can be observed in future IceCube data. These neutrino decays may also necessitate modified analyses of the original neutrino spectra of the supernova SN 1987A. The current cosmological neutrino background only consists of the lightest neutrinos, which, due to enhanced neutrino-neutrino interactions, either bind up, form a superfluid, or completely annihilate into massless bosons. Strongly coupled relic neutrinos could provide a contribution to cold dark matter in the late Universe, together with the new proposed particles and topological defects, which may have formed during neutrino condensation. These enhanced interactions could also be a source of relic neutrino clustering in our Galaxy, which possibly makes the overdense cosmic neutrino background detectable in the KATRIN experiment. The neutrino condensate provides a mass for the hypothetical B -L gauge boson, leading to a gravity-competing force detectable in short-distance measurements. Prospective measurements of the polarization intensities of gravitational waves can falsify our neutrino mass generation model.
Langacker, P; Peinado, E; Langacker, Paul; Erler, Jens; Peinado, Eduardo
2005-01-01
The theoretical and experimental bases of neutrino mass and mixing are reviewed. A brief chronological evolution of the weak interactions, the electroweak Standard Model, and neutrinos is presented. Dirac and Majorana mass terms are explained as well as models such as the seesaw mechanism. Schemes for two, three and four neutrino mixings are presented.
Gil-Botella, I
2013-01-01
The fundamental properties of neutrinos are reviewed in these lectures. The first part is focused on the basic characteristics of neutrinos in the Standard Model and how neutrinos are detected. Neutrino masses and oscillations are introduced and a summary of the most important experimental results on neutrino oscillations to date is provided. Then, present and future experimental proposals are discussed, including new precision reactor and accelerator experiments. Finally, different approaches for measuring the neutrino mass and the nature (Majorana or Dirac) of neutrinos are reviewed. The detection of neutrinos from supernovae explosions and the information that this measurement can provide are also summarized at the end.
Gil-Botella, I. [Centro de Investigaciones Energeticas, Medioambientales y Tecnologicas, Madrid (Spain)
2011-07-01
The fundamental properties of neutrinos are reviewed in these lectures. The first part is focused on the basic characteristics of neutrinos in the Standard Model and how neutrinos are detected. Neutrino masses and oscillations are introduced and a summary of the most important experimental results on neutrino oscillations to date is provided. Then, present and future experimental proposals are discussed, including new precision reactor and accelerator experiments. Finally, different approaches for measuring the neutrino mass and the nature (Majorana or Dirac), of neutrinos are reviewed. The detection of neutrinos from supernovae explosions and the information that this measurement can provide are also summarized at the end. (author)
Koide's Mass Formula for Neutrinos
Brannen, Carl
2006-05-01
We derive Koide's mass formula as an eigenvector equation. We show that to within current experimental error, the square roots of the masses of the charged leptons follow the simple equation (m^-n)^0.5 = μ1(1 + √2(δ1+ 2nπ/3)) where δ1 is the interesting number .22222204717(48) and μ1 is a constant. Next we generalize the Koide formula to the neutrinos by assuming that the square root of the mass of the smallest neutrino must be taken to be negative. Then masses of the simple form (m^0n)^0.5 = μ0(1 + √2(δ1+ π/12 + 2nπ/3)) where 3;μ0= 3^12 ;μ1, satisfy recent neutrino oscillation measurements close to the centers of the error bars. Finally, we discuss the preon model for the fermions that led to the above discovery.
Neutrino mass without cosmic variance
LoVerde, Marilena
2016-01-01
Measuring the absolute scale of the neutrino masses is one of the most exciting opportunities available with near-term cosmological datasets. Two quantities that are sensitive to neutrino mass, scale-dependent halo bias $b(k)$ and the linear growth parameter $f(k)$ inferred from redshift-space distortions, can be measured without cosmic variance. Unlike the amplitude of the matter power spectrum, which always has a finite error, the error on $b(k)$ and $f(k)$ continues to decrease as the number density of tracers increases. This paper presents forecasts for statistics of galaxy and lensing fields that are sensitive to neutrino mass via $b(k)$ and $f(k)$. The constraints on neutrino mass from the auto- and cross-power spectra of spectroscopic and photometric galaxy samples are weakened by scale-dependent bias unless a very high density of tracers is available. In the high density limit, using multiple tracers allows cosmic-variance to be beaten and the forecasted errors on neutrino mass shrink dramatically. In...
Theory of neutrino masses and mixing
Smirnov, Alexei Yu
2014-01-01
In spite of enormous experimental progress in determination of the neutrino parameters, theory of neutrino mass and mixing is still on the cross-roads. Guidelines could be (i) the connection between zero neutrino charges (and therefore a possibility to be Majorana particle), smallness of the neutrino mass and large lepton mixing, (ii) joint description of leptons and quarks, (iii) existence of the right handed (RH) neutrinos without special quantum numbers. Properties of the RH neutrinos and the UV completion of the seesaw may turn out to be the key to understand the neutrino mass and mixing. In view of the LHC results minimalistic scenarios like $\
The Higgs seesaw induced neutrino masses and dark matter
Yi Cai
2015-10-01
Full Text Available In this paper we propose a possible explanation of the active neutrino Majorana masses with the TeV scale new physics which also provide a dark matter candidate. We extend the Standard Model (SM with a local U(1′ symmetry and introduce a seesaw relation for the vacuum expectation values (VEVs of the exotic scalar singlets, which break the U(1′ spontaneously. The larger VEV is responsible for generating the Dirac mass term of the heavy neutrinos, while the smaller for the Majorana mass term. As a result active neutrino masses are generated via the modified inverse seesaw mechanism. The lightest of the new fermion singlets, which are introduced to cancel the U(1′ anomalies, can be a stable particle with ultra flavor symmetry and thus a plausible dark matter candidate. We explore the parameter space with constraints from the dark matter relic abundance and dark matter direct detection.
Xing, Zhi-zhong
2016-01-01
The strength of CP violation in an accelerator-based neutrino oscillation experiment is characterized by the matter-corrected parameter \\widetilde{\\cal J}, a counterpart of the fundamental Jarlskog invariant \\cal J. We find a unique range of the neutrino beam energy, E \\lesssim 0.3 GeV, in which the size of \\widetilde{\\cal J} can be amplified as compared with that of {\\cal J}. The ratio \\widetilde{\\cal J}/{\\cal J} peaks at the resonance energy E_* \\simeq 0.14 GeV (or 0.12 GeV) for the normal (or inverted) neutrino mass hierarchy. In the complex plane we show how the three Dirac unitarity triangles of lepton flavor mixing are deformed due to the matter corrections. The probabilities of \
Neutrino masses From fantasy to facts
Valle, José W F
1999-01-01
Theory suggests the existence of neutrino masses, but little more. Facts are coming close to reveal our fantasy: solar and atmospheric neutrino data strongly indicate the need for neutrino conversions, while LSND provides an intriguing hint. The simplest ways to reconcile these data in terms of neutrino oscillations invoke a light sterile neutrino in addition to the three active ones. Out of the four neutrinos, two are maximally-mixed and lie at the LSND scale, while the others are at the solar mass scale. These schemes can be distinguished at neutral-current-sensitive solar & atmospheric neutrino experiments. I discuss the simplest theoretical scenarios, where the lightness of the sterile neutrino, the nearly maximal atmospheric neutrino mixing, and the generation of $\\Delta {m^2}_\\odot$ & $\\Delta {m^2}_{atm}$ all follow naturally from the assumed lepton-number symmetry and its breaking. Although the most likely interpretation of the present data is in terms of neutrino-mass-induced oscillations, one...
On the indistinguishability of Majorana- from Dirac-neutrino propagation in a stellar medium
Esposito, S
1996-01-01
We study, in the framework of the Standard Model, the propagation of (p= ure) Majorana neutrinos in a typical stellar medium and show that Majorana neu= trino matter oscillations are completely indistinguishable from Dirac ones, eve= n if in the case of no family mixing Majorana neutrinos can be distinguished f= rom Dirac ones in the non-relativistic limit. Moreover, if CP violation is pr= esent, an effective phase arises in the effective mixing matrix but, due to a sy= mmetry of the Majorana fields, this cannot be univocally determined
Determining the Dirac CP violation phase in the neutrino mixing matrix from sum rules
I. Girardi
2015-05-01
Full Text Available Using the fact that the neutrino mixing matrix U=Ue†Uν, where Ue and Uν result from the diagonalisation of the charged lepton and neutrino mass matrices, we analyse the sum rules which the Dirac phase δ present in U satisfies when Uν has a form dictated by, or associated with, discrete symmetries and Ue has a “minimal” form (in terms of angles and phases it contains that can provide the requisite corrections to Uν, so that reactor, atmospheric and solar neutrino mixing angles θ13, θ23 and θ12 have values compatible with the current data. The following symmetry forms are considered: i tri-bimaximal (TBM, ii bimaximal (BM (or corresponding to the conservation of the lepton charge L′=Le−Lμ−Lτ (LC, iii golden ratio type A (GRA, iv golden ratio type B (GRB, and v hexagonal (HG. We investigate the predictions for δ in the cases of TBM, BM (LC, GRA, GRB and HG forms using the exact and the leading order sum rules for cosδ proposed in the literature, taking into account also the uncertainties in the measured values of sin2θ12, sin2θ23 and sin2θ13. This allows us, in particular, to assess the accuracy of the predictions for cosδ based on the leading order sum rules and its dependence on the values of the indicated neutrino mixing parameters when the latter are varied in their respective 3σ experimentally allowed ranges.
Signatures of the neutrino mass hierarchy in supernova neutrinos
Chiu, S H; Lai, Kwang-Chang
2013-01-01
The undetermined neutrino mass hierarchy may leave observable imprint on the neutrino fluxes from the core-collpse supernova (SN). The interpretation of the observables, however, is subject to the uncertain SN models and the flavor conversion mechanism of neutrinos in a SN. We attempt to propose a qualitative and model-independent interpretation of the expected neutrino events at terrestrial detectors, focusing on the accretion phase of the neutrino burst. The flavor conversions due to the neutrino self-interaction, the MSW effect, and the Earth regeneration effect are incorporated in the calculation. It leads to several distinct scenarios that are identified by the neutrino mass hierarchies and the collective flavor transitions. Consequences resulting from the variation of incident angles and SN models are also discussed.
Direct measurements of neutrino masses
Holzschuh, E. [Zurich Univ. (Switzerland). Inst. fuer Physik
1996-11-01
The direct measurements have so far given no indication for a nonzero (positive) mass of any of the three known neutrinos. The experiments measuring the tau and the muon neutrino are good shape. The tritium experiments are in an unfortunate situation. It is unclear to me whether the problems are experimental or theoretical or a combination of both. The electronic final states distribution have been calculated, but the results have never been tested experimentally. The most important question to be answered is about the validity of the sudden approximation. (author) 9 figs., 2 tabs., 16 refs.
Neutrino Mass and Flavour Models
King, Stephen F
2009-01-01
We survey some of the recent promising developments in the search for the theory behind neutrino mass and tri-bimaximal mixing, and indeed all fermion masses and mixing. We focus in particular on models with discrete family symmetry and unification, and show how such models can also solve the SUSY flavour and CP problems. We also discuss the theoretical implications of the measurement of a non-zero reactor angle, as hinted at by recent experimental measurements.
Neutrino Masses, where do we stand?
Valle, José W F
1999-01-01
I review the status of neutrino physics post-Neutrino~98, including the implications of solar and atmospheric neutrino data, which strongly indicate nonzero neutrino masses. LSND and the possible role of neutrinos as hot dark matter (HDM) are also mentioned. The simplest schemes proposed to reconcile these requirements invoke a light sterile neutrino in addition to the three active ones, two of them at the MSW scale and the other two maximally-mixed neutrinos at the HDM/LSND scale. In the simplest theory the latter scale arises at one-loop, while the solar and atmospheric parameters $\\Delta {m^2}_\\odot$ & neutrino, the nearly maximal atmospheric neutrino mixing, and the generation of lepton-number symmetry and its breaking. These two basic schemes can be distinguished at future solar & atmospheric neutrino experiments and have different cosmological implications.
Neutrino masses and mixing in supersymmetric theories
Sudhir K Vempati
2000-07-01
It has been known for sometime that supersymmetric theories with -parity violation provide a natural framework where small neutrino masses can be generated. We discuss neutrino masses and mixing in these theories in the presence of trilinear lepton number violating couplings. It will be shown that simultaneous solutions to solar and atmospheric neutrino problems can be realized in these models.
Supernova constraints on neutrino mass and mixing
Srubabati Goswami
2000-01-01
In this article I review the constraints on neutrino mass and mixing coming from type-II supernovae. The bounds obtained on these parameters from shock reheating, -process nucleosynthesis and from SN1987A are discussed. Given the current constraints on neutrino mass and mixing the effect of oscillations of neutrinos from a nearby supernova explosion in future detectors will also be discussed.
Solar mass-varying neutrino oscillations.
Barger, V; Huber, Patrick; Marfatia, Danny
2005-11-18
We propose that the solar neutrino deficit may be due to oscillations of mass-varying neutrinos (MaVaNs). This scenario elucidates solar neutrino data beautifully while remaining comfortably compatible with atmospheric neutrino and K2K data and with reactor antineutrino data at short and long baselines (from CHOOZ and KamLAND). We find that the survival probability of solar MaVaNs is independent of how the suppression of neutrino mass caused by the acceleron-matter couplings varies with density. Measurements of MeV and lower energy solar neutrinos will provide a rigorous test of the idea.
Neutrino mass from M theory SO(10)
Acharya, Bobby S. [Department of Physics, King’s College,WC2R 2LS, London (United Kingdom); International Centre for Theoretical Physics,I-34151 Trieste (Italy); Bożek, Krzysztof [Department of Physics, King’s College,WC2R 2LS, London (United Kingdom); Romão, Miguel Crispim; King, Stephen F. [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southampton,SO17 1BJ, Southampton (United Kingdom); Pongkitivanichkul, Chakrit [Department of Physics, King’s College,WC2R 2LS, London (United Kingdom)
2016-11-29
We study the origin of neutrino mass from SO(10) arising from M Theory compactified on a G{sub 2}-manifold. This is linked to the problem of the breaking of the extra U(1) gauge group, in the SU(5)×U(1) subgroup of SO(10), which we show can achieved via a (generalised) Kolda-Martin mechanism. The resulting neutrino masses arise from a combination of the seesaw mechanism and induced R-parity breaking contributions. The rather complicated neutrino mass matrix is analysed for one neutrino family and it is shown how phenomenologically acceptable neutrino masses can emerge.
Neutrino mass from M Theory SO(10)
Acharya, Bobby S; Romão, Miguel Crispim; King, Stephen F; Pongkitivanichkul, Chakrit
2016-01-01
We study the origin of neutrino mass from $SO(10)$ arising from $M$ Theory compactified on a $G_2$-manifold. This is linked to the problem of the breaking of the extra $U(1)$ gauge group, in the $SU(5)\\times U(1)$ subgroup of $SO(10)$, which we show can achieved via a (generalised) Kolda-Martin mechanism. The resulting neutrino masses arise from a combination of the seesaw mechanism and induced R-parity breaking contributions. The rather complicated neutrino mass matrix is analysed for one neutrino family and it is shown how phenomenologically acceptable neutrino masses can emerge.
Radiative neutrino mass model with degenerate right-handed neutrinos
Kashiwase, Shoichi; Suematsu, Daijiro [Kanazawa University, Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kanazawa (Japan)
2016-03-15
The radiative neutrino mass model can relate neutrino masses and dark matter at a TeV scale. If we apply this model to thermal leptogenesis, we need to consider resonant leptogenesis at that scale. It requires both finely degenerate masses for the right-handed neutrinos and a tiny neutrino Yukawa coupling. We propose an extension of the model with a U(1) gauge symmetry, in which these conditions are shown to be simultaneously realized through a TeV scale symmetry breaking. Moreover, this extension can bring about a small quartic scalar coupling between the Higgs doublet scalar and an inert doublet scalar which characterizes the radiative neutrino mass generation. It also is the origin of the Z{sub 2} symmetry which guarantees the stability of dark matter. Several assumptions which are independently supposed in the original model are closely connected through this extension. (orig.)
Radiative neutrino mass model with degenerate right-handed neutrinos
Kashiwase, Shoichi
2015-01-01
The radiative neutrino mass model can relate neutrino masses and dark matter at a TeV scale. If we apply this model to thermal leptogenesis, we need to consider resonant leptogenesis at that scale. It requires both finely degenerate masses for right-handed neutrinos and a tiny neutrino Yukawa coupling. We propose an extension of the model with a U(1) gauge symmetry, in which these conditions are shown to be simultaneously realized through a TeV scale symmetry breaking. Moreover, this extension can bring about a small quartic scalar coupling between the Higgs doublet scalar and an inert doublet scalar which characterizes the radiative neutrino mass generation. It also gives the origin of $Z_2$ symmetry which guarantees the stability of dark matter. Several assumptions which are independently supposed in the original model are closely connected through this extension.
Dirac neutrinos with S4 flavor symmetry in warped extra dimensions
Ding, Gui-Jun; Zhou, Ye-Ling
2013-11-01
We present a warped extra dimension model with the custodial symmetry SU(2×SU(2×U(1×PLR based on the flavor symmetry S4×Z2×Z2', and the neutrinos are taken to be Dirac particles. At leading order, the democratic lepton mixing is derived exactly, and the high-dimensional operators introduce corrections of order λc to all the three lepton mixing angles such that agreement with the experimental data can be achieved. The neutrino mass spectrum is predicted to be of the inverted hierarchy and the second octant of θ23 is preferred. We suggest the modified democratic mixing, which is obtained by permuting the second and the third rows of the democratic mixing matrix, should be a good first order approximation to understanding sizable θ13 and the first octant of θ23. The constraints on the model from the electroweak precision measurements are discussed. Furthermore, we investigate the lepton mixing patterns for all the possible residual symmetries Gν and Gl in the neutrino and charged lepton sectors, respectively. For convenience, we work in the base in which m≡mlml† is diagonal, where ml is the charged lepton mass matrix. It is easy to see that the symmetry transformation matrix Gl, which is determined by the condition Gl†mGl=m, is a diagonal and non-degenerate 3×3 phase matrix. In the case that neutrinos are Majorana particles, the light neutrino mass matrix for DC mixing is of the form mνDC=UDC*diag(m1,m2,m3)UDC†. The symmetry transformations Gi, which satisfy GiTmνDCGi=mνDC, are determined to be G1=+u1u1†-u2u2†-u3u3†, G2=-u1u1†+u2u2†-u3u3† and G3=-u1u1†-u2u2†+u3u3† besides the identity transformation, where ui is the ith column of UDC. They satisfy Gi2=1, GiGj=GjGi=Gk(i≠j≠k). Consequently the symmetry group of the neutrino mass matrix mνDC is the Klein four group K4≅Z2×Z2. Denoting the underlying family symmetry group at high energies as G, then the symmetry transformations Gl and Gi should be the elements of G. In the
Neutrino oscillations and the seesaw origin of neutrino mass
Miranda, O.G., E-mail: omr@fis.cinvestav.mx [Departamento de Física, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN, Apdo. Postal 14-740, 07000 Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico); Valle, J.W.F. [AHEP Group, Institut de Física Corpuscular – C.S.I.C./Universitat de València, Parc Cientific de Paterna, C/Catedratico José Beltrán, 2, E-46980 Paterna (València) (Spain)
2016-07-15
The historical discovery of neutrino oscillations using solar and atmospheric neutrinos, and subsequent accelerator and reactor studies, has brought neutrino physics to the precision era. We note that CP effects in oscillation phenomena could be difficult to extract in the presence of unitarity violation. As a result upcoming dedicated leptonic CP violation studies should take into account the non-unitarity of the lepton mixing matrix. Restricting non-unitarity will shed light on the seesaw scale, and thereby guide us towards the new physics responsible for neutrino mass generation.
Neutrino oscillations and the seesaw origin of neutrino mass
Miranda, O. G.; Valle, J. W. F.
2016-07-01
The historical discovery of neutrino oscillations using solar and atmospheric neutrinos, and subsequent accelerator and reactor studies, has brought neutrino physics to the precision era. We note that CP effects in oscillation phenomena could be difficult to extract in the presence of unitarity violation. As a result upcoming dedicated leptonic CP violation studies should take into account the non-unitarity of the lepton mixing matrix. Restricting non-unitarity will shed light on the seesaw scale, and thereby guide us towards the new physics responsible for neutrino mass generation.
Neutrino masses in astrophysics and cosmology
Raffelt, G.G. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik, Muenchen (Germany)
1996-11-01
Astrophysical and cosmological arguments and observations give us the most restrictive constraints on neutrino masses, electromagnetic couplings, and other properties. Conversely, massive neutrinos would contribute to the cosmic dark-matter density and would play an important role for the formation of structure in the universe. Neutrino oscillations may well solve the solar neutrino problem, and can have a significant impact on supernova physics. (author) 14 figs., tabs., 33 refs.
Implications of new generations on neutrino masses
Aparici, A; Rius, N; Santamaria, A
2011-01-01
We explore the possible implications that new families, that are being searched for at the LHC, would have on neutrino masses. In particular, we have explored the possibility that the smallness of the observed neutrino masses is naturally understood in a modified version of the Standard Model (SM) with complete extra generations of fermions, i.e., that have right-handed neutrinos, in which neutrino masses are generated at two loops. With one extra family it is not possible to fit the observed spectrum of masses and mixings. However, the radiative mass generated provides an important constraint in these kind of models, so the neutrino masses do not exceed their cosmological bound. Within the context of two extra families, we analyse the allowed parameter space and the possible phenomenological signals. Contribution to NUFACT 11, XIIIth International Workshop on Neutrino Factories, Super beams and Beta beams, 1-6 August 2011, CERN and University of Geneva (Submitted to IOP conference series).
Neutrino Masses and Oscillations
CERN. Geneva. Audiovisual Unit; Treille, Daniel
2002-01-01
This course will not cover its subject in the customary way. The emphasis will be on the simple theoretical concepts (helicity, handedness, chirality, Majorana masses) which are obscure in most of the literature, and on the quantum mechanics of oscillations, that ALL books get wrong. Which, hopefully, will not deter me from discussing some of the most interesting results from the labs and from the cosmos.
Hernandez, P
2016-01-01
This is the writeup of the lectures on neutrino physics delivered at various schools: TASI and Trieste in 2013 and the CERN-Latin American School in 2015. The topics discussed in this lecture include: general properties of neutrinos in the SM, the theory of neutrino masses and mixings (Dirac and Majorana), neutrino oscillations both in vacuum and in matter, as well as an overview of the experimental evidence for neutrino masses and of the prospects in neutrino oscillation physics. We also briefly review the relevance of neutri- nos in leptogenesis and in beyond-the-Standard-Model physics.
A predictive scheme for neutrino masses
Joshipura, A S; Joshipura, Anjan S.; Rindani, Saurabh D.
2002-01-01
The solar and atmospheric data and possibly large value for the effective neutrino mass in neutrinoless double beta decay experiment together indicate that all the three neutrinos are nearly degenerate. A verifiable texture for the neutrino mass matrix is proposed to accommodate these results. This texture allows almost degenerate neutrino masses two of which are exactly degenerate at tree level. The standard model radiative corrections lift this degeneracy and account for the solar deficit. The solar scale is correlated with the effective neutrino mass $m_{ee}$ probed in neutrinoless double beta decay experiments. The model can accommodate a large value of O(eV) for $m_{ee}$. Six observables corresponding to three neutrino masses and three mixing angles are determined in terms of only three unknown parameters within the proposed texture.
Neutrino masses from an approximate mixing matrix with $\\theta_{13}\
Damanik, Asan
2016-01-01
An approximate neutrino mixing matrix is formutated by using the standard neutrino mixing matrix as a basis and experimental data of neutrino oscillations as inputs. By using the resulted approximate neutrino mixing matrix to proceed the neutrino mass matrix and constraining the resulted neutrino mass matrix with zero texture: $M_{\
Leptogenesis models and neutrino mass constraints
T Hambye
2006-10-01
Through leptogenesis, baryogenesis could have the same origin as neutrino masses. We review the various ways of implementing the leptogenesis mechanism. Emphasis is put on the conditions which, in order that this mechanism works, need to be fulfilled by the neutrino masses as well as by the heavy state masses.
Low-mass right-handed neutrinos in the left-right symmetric theory
Gronau, M.; Yahalom, R.
1984-04-09
It is pointed out that the minimal left-right symmetric theory of the electroweak interactions based on SU(2)sub(L) x SU(2)sub(R) x U(1)sub(B-L) may accommodate right-handed neutrinos in the low-mass region of order 100 MeV or so, quite a few orders of magnitude below m(Wsub(R)). When an attempt is made to construct such a scheme, consistent with the present upper limits on the left-handed neutrino masses, one faces the problem of the evasion of the cosmological bound of 50 eV on ..nu..sub(..mu..L). We show that this constraint may be avoided in a somewhat simplified scheme based on reasonable gross scales which characterize the Dirac and Majorana parts of the neutrino mass matrix. In a detailed study of the neutrino mass matrix this is shown not to be possible when the neutrino Dirac masses are assumed to be of the order of magnitude of the corresponding charged lepton masses. A phenomenologically consistent scheme with m(..nu..sub(R)) approx.= O(100 MeV) based on Dirac masses of order 1/10 msub(e) is described. 34 references.
Probing the Absolute Mass Scale of Neutrinos
Prof. Joseph A. Formaggio
2011-10-12
The experimental efforts of the Neutrino Physics Group at MIT center primarily around the exploration of neutrino mass and its significance within the context of nuclear physics, particle physics, and cosmology. The group has played a prominent role in the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory, a neutrino experiment dedicated to measure neutrino oscillations from 8B neutrinos created in the sun. The group is now focusing its efforts in the measurement of the neutrino mass directly via the use of tritium beta decay. The MIT group has primary responsibilities in the Karlsruhe Tritium Neutrino mass experiment, expected to begin data taking by 2013. Specifically, the MIT group is responsible for the design and development of the global Monte Carlo framework to be used by the KATRIN collaboration, as well as responsibilities directly associated with the construction of the focal plane detector. In addition, the MIT group is sponsoring a new research endeavor for neutrino mass measurements, known as Project 8, to push beyond the limitations of current neutrino mass experiments.
Neutrino Masses and GUT Baryogenesis
López-Pérez, J A
2003-01-01
We reconsider the GUT-baryogenesis mechanism for generating the baryon asymmetry of the Universe. The baryon asymmetry is produced by the out of equilibrium decay of coloured Higgs bosons at the GUT scale, conserving B-L. If neutrinos are Majorana particles, lepton number violating interactions erase the lepton number excess, but part of the baryon asymmetry may be preserved, provided those interactions are not in thermal equilibrium when the sphaleron processes become effective, at $T \\sim 10^{12}~ GeV$. We analyse whether this mechanism for baryogenesis is feasible in a variety of GUT models of fermion masses proposed in the literature, based on horizontal symmetries.
Unified understanding of neutrino oscillation and negative mass-square of neutrino
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2001-01-01
The author indicates that even a conclusive confirmation of neutrino oscillation does not necessarily imply the existence of massive neutrinos. The negative value of neutrino mass-square may be an alternative key with realistic physical meaning. Reexamining special relativity (SR) we find that there actually exists a formal phase velocity of "de Broglie's wave" in tenporal Lorentz transformation attributed to the intrinsical essence of Minkowski's space. The properties of spacelike interval between two events have already included constrains to describe superluminal motion and SR is compatible with the faster-than-light motion originally in algebraic domain. Pay attention to that the operator representation, p←→ -ih , has just verified for subluminal particles, not for superluminal particles, adhering to de Broglie's coexistence idea between waves and particles, it is possible to deduce a formal two-component Weyl equation to describe any species of free neutrinos with imaginary rest mass, which is equivalent to making use of the Dirac equation for a free spin-1/2 particle with zero rest mass in form.
Neutrino mass and oscillation: An introductory review
D P Roy
2000-01-01
After a brief introduction to neutrino mass via the see-saw model I discuss neutrinomixing and oscillation, first in vacuum and then its matter enhancement. Then the solar and atmospheric neutrino oscillation data are briefly reviewed. Finally I discuss the problem of reconciling hierarchical neutrino masses with at least one large mixing, as implied by these data. A minimal see-saw model for reconciling the two is discussed.
LHC phenomenology of a two-Higgs-doublet neutrino mass model
Davidson, Shainen M.; Logan, Heather E.
2010-01-01
We study the LHC search prospects for a model in which the neutrinos obtain Dirac masses from couplings to a second Higgs doublet with tiny vacuum expectation value. The model contains a charged Higgs boson that decays to l nu with branching fractions controlled by the neutrino masses and mixing angles as measured in neutrino oscillation experiments. The most promising signal is electroweak production of H+ H- pairs with decays to l l' pTmiss, where l l' = e+ e-, mu+ mu-, and e+- mu-+. We fin...
Dirac Mass Dynamics in Multidimensional Nonlocal Parabolic Equations
Lorz, Alexander
2011-01-17
Nonlocal Lotka-Volterra models have the property that solutions concentrate as Dirac masses in the limit of small diffusion. Is it possible to describe the dynamics of the limiting concentration points and of the weights of the Dirac masses? What is the long time asymptotics of these Dirac masses? Can several Dirac masses coexist? We will explain how these questions relate to the so-called "constrained Hamilton-Jacobi equation" and how a form of canonical equation can be established. This equation has been established assuming smoothness. Here we build a framework where smooth solutions exist and thus the full theory can be developed rigorously. We also show that our form of canonical equation comes with a kind of Lyapunov functional. Numerical simulations show that the trajectories can exhibit unexpected dynamics well explained by this equation. Our motivation comes from population adaptive evolution a branch of mathematical ecology which models Darwinian evolution. © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
Dirac mass dynamics in a multidimensional nonlocal parabolic equation
Lorz, Alexander; Perthame, Benoit
2010-01-01
Nonlocal Lotka-Volterra models have the property that solutions concentrate as Dirac masses in the limit of small diffusion. Is it possible to describe the dynamics of the limiting concentration points and of the weights of the Dirac masses? What is the long time asymptotics of these Dirac masses? Can several Dirac masses co-exist? We will explain how these questions relate to the so-called "constrained Hamilton-Jacobi equation" and how a form of canonical equation can be established. This equation has been established assuming smoothness. Here we build a framework where smooth solutions exist and thus the full theory can be developed rigorously. We also show that our form of canonical equation comes with a structure of gradient flow. Numerical simulations show that the trajectories can exhibit unexpected dynamics well explained by this equation. Our motivation comes from population adaptive evolution a branch of mathematical ecology which models darwinian evolution.
Probing neutrino masses with neutrino-speed experiments
Ahluwalia, D V; Schritt, D
2011-01-01
Quantum field theoretic calculations generically predict a finite probability amplitude for propagation between two points separated by a space-like separation. For most elementary particles these quantum mechanical excursions outside the light cone turn out to be exceedingly limited. For a spatial excursion r, the amplitudes fall off as e^(-r/lambda_c). However, now there are strong indications that neutrino physics probes very small mass scales. Here we show that if the existing MINOS and OPERA neutrino-speed results are interpreted as arising primarily from such quantum field theoretic amplitudes, then these require the lowest mass eigenstate of neutrinos to be around 1.1 \\times 10^(-8) eV . Taken together with the global neutrino oscillation data, the other mass eigenstates turn out to be 8.7 \\times 10^(-3) eV and 4.9 \\times 10^(-2) eV . We argue that a new generation of short baseline neutrino experiments are now capable of directly probing absolute values of neutrino mass eigenstates.
Mass of neutrino and particle physics
Yanagida, T
2003-01-01
We give a brief review on the seesaw mechanism in a grand unified theory which predicts small neutrino masses. In the seesaw mechanism the lepton-number conservation is broken and neutrinos have Majorana type masses. We also explain why the lepton-number nonconservation can be an origin of the baryon-number asymmetry in the present universe. (author)
Models for neutrino mass with discrete symmetries
Morisi, S.
2011-08-01
Discrete non-abelian flavor symmetries give in a natural way tri-bimaximal (TBM) mixing as showed in a prototype model. However neutrino mass matrix pattern may be very different from the tri-bimaximal one if small deviations of TBM will be observed. We give the result of a model independent analysis for TBM neutrino mass pattern.
Models for neutrino mass with discrete symmetries
Morisi, S
2010-01-01
Discrete non-abelian flavor symmetries give in a natural way tri-bimaximal (TBM) mixing as showed in a prototype model. However neutrino mass matrix pattern may be very different from the tri-bimaximal one if small deviations of TBM will be observed. We give the result of a model independent analysis for TBM neutrino mass pattern.
On the spring and mass of the Dirac oscillator
Crawford, James P.
1993-01-01
The Dirac oscillator is a relativistic generalization of the quantum harmonic oscillator. In particular, the square of the Hamiltonian for the Dirac oscillator yields the Klein-Gordon equation with a potential of the form: (ar(sub 2) + b(L x S)), where a and b are constants. To obtain the Dirac oscillator, a 'minimal substitution' is made in the Dirac equation, where the ordinary derivative is replaced with a covariant derivative. However, an unusual feature of the covariant derivative in this case is that the potential is a non-trivial element of the Clifford algebra. A theory which naturally gives rise to gage potentials which are non-trivial elements of the Clifford algebra is that based on local automorphism invariance. An exact solution of the automorphism gage field equations which reproduces both the potential term and the mass term of the Dirac oscillator is presented.
Study of Two-Loop Neutrino Mass Generation Models
Geng, Chao-Qiang
2015-01-01
We study the models with the Majorana neutrino masses generated radiatively by two-loop diagrams due to the Yukawa $\\rho \\bar \\ell_R^c \\ell_R$ and effective $\\rho^{\\pm\\pm} W^\\mp W^\\mp$ couplings along with a scalar triplet $\\Delta$, where $\\rho$ is a doubly charged singlet scalar, $\\ell_R$ the charged lepton and $W$ the charged gauge boson. A generic feature in these types of models is that the neutrino mass spectrum has to be a normal hierarchy. Furthermore, by using the neutrino oscillation data and comparing with the global fitting result in the literature, we find a unique neutrino mass matrix and predict the Dirac and two Majorana CP phases to be $1.40\\pi$, $1.11\\pi$ and $1.47\\pi$, respectively. We also discuss the model parameters constrained by the lepton flavor violating processes and electroweak oblique parameters. In addition, we show that the rate of the neutrinoless double beta decay $(0\
Neutrino masses twenty-five years later
Valle, José W F
2003-01-01
The discovery of neutrino mass marks a turning point in elementary particle physics, with important implications for nuclear and astroparticle physics. Here I give a brief update, where I summarize the current status of three-neutrino oscillation parameters from current solar, atmospheric, reactor and accelerator neutrino data, discuss the case for sterile neutrinos and LSND, and also the importance of tritium and double beta decay experiments probing the absolute scale of neutrino mass. In this opininated look at the present of neutrino physics, I keep an eye in the future, and a perspective of the past, taking the oportunity to highlight Joe Schechter's pioneering contribution, which I have had the fortune to share, as his PhD student back in the early eighties.
Leptonic Unitarity Triangles and Effective Mass Triangles of the Majorana Neutrinos
Xing, Zhi-zhong
2015-01-01
Given the best-fit results of six neutrino oscillation parameters, we plot the Dirac and Majorana unitarity triangles (UTs) of the $3\\times 3$ lepton flavor mixing matrix to show their real shapes for the first time. The connections of the Majorana UTs with neutrino-antineutrino oscillations and neutrino decays are explored, and the possibilities of right or isosceles UTs are discussed. In the neutrino mass limit of $m^{}_1 \\to 0$ or $m^{}_3 \\to 0$, which is allowed by current experimental data, we show how the six triangles formed by the effective Majorana neutrino masses $\\langle m\\rangle^{}_{\\alpha\\beta}$ (for $\\alpha, \\beta = e, \\mu, \\tau$) and their corresponding component vectors look like in the complex plane. The relations of such triangles to the Majorana phases and to the lepton-number-violating decays $H^{++} \\to \\alpha^+ \\beta^+$ in the type-II seesaw mechanism are also illustrated.
Constraints on Neutrino Mass from Galaxy Surveys
Cuesta, A. J.; Niro, V.; Verde, L.
2017-03-01
Modern large-scale galaxy surveys, combined with measurements of the cosmic microwave background, have managed to constrain the sum of neutrino masses to an order of magnitude below the limit placed by laboratory experiments. We discuss the signature of massive neutrinos in the distribution of galaxies and the current state of the art of neutrino mass constraints, focusing on parameter degeneracies that reveal how we can improve current constraints with next-generation galaxy surveys. We also comment on how the near future cosmology experiments are an opportunity for the first measurement of the value of the sum of neutrino masses, or alternatively, to find profound implications for neutrino physics extensions beyond the Standard Model.
Neutrino masses and ordering via multimessenger astronomy
Langæble, Kasper; Meroni, Aurora; Sannino, Francesco
2016-01-01
We define the theoretical framework and deduce the conditions under which multi-messenger astronomy can provide useful information about neutrino masses and their ordering. The framework uses time differences between the arrival of neutrinos and the other light messenger, i.e. the graviton, emitted...
Cosmology and the neutrino mass ordering
Hannestad, Steen; Schwetz, Thomas
2016-01-01
We propose a simple method to quantify a possible exclusion of the inverted neutrino mass ordering from cosmological bounds on the sum of the neutrino masses. The method is based on Bayesian inference and allows for a calculation of the posterior odds of normal versus inverted ordering. We apply...... the method for a specific set of current data from Planck CMB data and large-scale structure surveys, providing an upper bound on the sum of neutrino masses of 0.14 eV at 95% CL. With this analysis we obtain posterior odds for normal versus inverted ordering of about 2:1. If cosmological data is combined...
Can New Generations Explain Neutrino Masses?
Aparici, A; Rius, N; Santamaria, A
2011-01-01
In this talk we explore the possibility that the smallness of the observed neutrino masses is naturally understood in a modified version of the standard model with N extra generations of fermions and N right-handed neutrinos, in which light neutrino masses are generated at two loops. We find that with N = 1 it is not possible to fit the observed spectrum of masses and mixings while with N = 2 it is. Within this extension, we analyse the parameters which are allowed and the possible phenomenological signals of the model in future experiments. Contribution to the proceedings of Les Rencontres de Moriond EW 2011, Young Scientist Forum.
Aoki, Mayumi; Kanemura, Shinya; Sakurai, Kodai; Sugiyama, Hiroaki
2016-12-01
We investigate how observations of the lepton flavor violating decay of the Higgs boson (h → ℓℓ‧) can narrow down models of neutrino mass generation mechanisms, which were systematically studied in Refs. [1,2] by focusing on the combination of new Yukawa coupling matrices with leptons. We find that a wide class of models for neutrino masses can be excluded if evidence for h → ℓℓ‧ is really obtained in the current or future collider experiments. In particular, simple models of Majorana neutrino masses cannot be compatible with the observation of h → ℓℓ‧. It is also found that some of the simple models to generate masses of Dirac neutrinos radiatively can be compatible with a significant rate of the h → ℓℓ‧ process.
Aoki, Mayumi; Sakurai, Kodai; Sugiyama, Hiroaki
2016-01-01
We investigate how observations of the lepton flavor violating decay of the Higgs boson ($h \\to \\ell\\ell^\\prime$) can narrow down models of neutrino mass generation mechanisms, which were systematically studied in Refs. [1,2] by focusing on the combination of new Yukawa coupling matrices with leptons. We find that a wide class of models for neutrino masses can be excluded if evidence for $h \\to \\ell\\ell^\\prime$ is really obtained in the current or future collider experiments. In particular, simple models of Majorana neutrino masses cannot be compatible with the observation of $h \\to \\ell\\ell^\\prime$. It is also found that some of the simple models to generate masses of Dirac neutrinos radiatively can be compatible with a significant rate of the $h \\to \\ell\\ell^\\prime$ process.
Small Violation of Universal Yukawa Coupling and Neutrino Large Mixing
Teshima, T
2001-01-01
We assume the universal Yukawa coupling (democratic mass matrix) with small violations for quarks, charged leptons and neutrinos masses. We could reproduce the mass hierarchy for quark masses and V_{CKM} matrix elements precisely. We adopt the see-saw mechanism for the explanation of smallness of neutrino masses and introduce the right-handed Majorana neutrinos and Dirac neutrinos. We assume the universal Yukawa coupling with small violations for Majorana and Dirac neutrinos. We can get the hierarchy of charged lepton masses and effective neutrino masses and the large mixing of neutrinos expressed in V_{NMS}.
Present Aspects and Future Prospects of Neutrino Mass and Oscillation
Ghosh, Monojit
2016-01-01
Neutrinos are neutral, spin-$\\frac{1}{2}$ particles which undergo only weak interactions. The experimentally observed phenomenon of neutrino oscillation establishes the fact that neutrinos are massive and there is mixing between different neutrino flavours. This constitutes the first unambiguous hint towards the physics Beyond Standard Model (BSM). In the BSM theories, the neutrino mass terms in the Lagrangian lead to the non-diagonal neutrino mass matrix in the flavour basis which depends on neutrino mass and mixing parameters. Thus knowledge of the neutrino oscillation parameters and understanding the underlying symmetries of the neutrino mass matrix are very important as they can give an insight to the new physics beyond Standard Model. Therefore the measurement of different oscillation parameters and studying the structure of the neutrino mass matrix are some of the main goals in neutrino physics at present. In this thesis we have studied the potential of present/future neutrino oscillation experiments an...
Correction to Neutrino Mass Square Difference in the Co-Bimaximal Mixings due to Quantum Gravity
Koranga, Bipin Singh; Narayan, Mohan
2017-08-01
We consider non-renormalizable interaction term as a perturbation of the neutrino mass matrix. We assume that the neutrino masses and mixing arise through physics at a scale intermediate between Planck scale and the electroweak breaking scale. We also assume that, just above the electroweak breaking scale, neutrino masses are nearly degenerate and their mixing is Co-bimaximal mixing by assumming mixing angle θ _{13}≠ 0=10°,θ _{23}=π/4, tanθ _{12}2= {1-3sinθ _{13}2}/{2}=34° and Dirac phase δ =± π/2. Quantum gravity (Planck scale effects) lead to an effective S U(2) L × U(1) invariant dimension-5 Lagrangian involving neutrino and Higgs fields. On symmetry breaking, this operator gives rise to correction to the above masses and mixing. The gravitational interaction M X = M p l , we find that for degenerate neutrino mass spectrum, the considered perturbation term change the {Δ }_{21}^' } by 12% and {Δ }_{31}^' } mass square difference is unchanged above GUT scale. The nature of gravitational interaction demands that the element of this perturbation matrix should be independent of flavor indices. In this paper, we study the quantum gravity effects on neutrino mass square difference, namely modified dispersion relation for neutrino mass square differences.
Predictive Model of Radiative Neutrino Masses
Babu, K S
2013-01-01
We present a simple and predictive model of radiative neutrino masses. It is a special case of the Zee model which introduces two Higgs doublets and a charged singlet. We impose a family-dependent Z_4 symmetry acting on the leptons, which reduces the number of parameters describing neutrino oscillations to four. A variety of predictions follow: The hierarchy of neutrino masses must be inverted; the lightest neutrino mass is extremely small and calculable; one of the neutrino mixing angles is determined in terms of the other two; the phase parameters take CP-conserving values with \\delta_{CP} = \\pi; and the effective mass in neutrinoless double beta decay lies in a narrow range, m_{\\beta \\beta} = (17.6 - 18.5) meV. The ratio of vacuum expectation values of the two Higgs doublets, tan\\beta, is determined to be either 1.9 or 0.19 from neutrino oscillation data. Flavor-conserving and flavor-changing couplings of the Higgs doublets are also determined from neutrino data. The non-standard neutral Higgs bosons, if t...
Cosmological and astrophysical neutrino mass measurements
Abazajian, K.N.; Calabrese, E.; Cooray, A.
2011-01-01
Cosmological and astrophysical measurements provide powerful constraints on neutrino masses complementary to those from accelerators and reactors. Here we provide a guide to these different probes, for each explaining its physical basis, underlying assumptions, current and future reach.......Cosmological and astrophysical measurements provide powerful constraints on neutrino masses complementary to those from accelerators and reactors. Here we provide a guide to these different probes, for each explaining its physical basis, underlying assumptions, current and future reach....
Splitting Neutrino masses and Showering into Sky
Fargion, D.; D'Armiento, D.; Lanciano, O.; Oliva, P.; Iacobelli, M.; de Sanctis Lucentini, P. G.; Grossi, M.; de Santis, M.
2007-06-01
Neutrino masses might be as light as a few time the atmospheric neutrino mass splitting. The relic cosmic neutrinos may cluster in wide Dark Hot Local Group Halo. High Energy ZeV cosmic neutrinos (in Z-Showering model) might hit relic ones at each mass in different resonance energies in our nearby Universe. This non-degenerated density and energy must split UHE Z-boson secondaries (in Z-Burst model) leading to multi injection of UHECR nucleons within future extreme AUGER energy. Secondaries of Z-Burst as neutral gamma, below a few tens EeV are better surviving local GZK cut-off and they might explain recent Hires BL-Lac UHECR correlations at small angles. A different high energy resonance must lead to Glashow's anti-neutrino showers while hitting electrons in matter. In water and ice it leads to isotropic light explosions. In air, Glashow's anti-neutrino showers lead to collimated and directional air-showers offering a new Neutrino Astronomy. Because of neutrino flavor mixing, astrophysical energetic tau neutrino above tens GeV must arise over atmospheric background. At TeV range is difficult to disentangle tau neutrinos from other atmospheric flavors. At greater energy around PeV, Tau escaping mountains and Earth and decaying in flight are effectively showering in air sky. These Horizontal showering is splitting by geomagnetic field in forked shapes. Such air-showers secondaries release amplified and beamed gamma bursts (like observed TGF), made also by muon and electron pair bundles, with their accompanying rich Cherenkov flashes. Also planet's largest (Saturn, Jupiter) atmosphere limbs offer an ideal screen for UHE GZK and Z-burst tau neutrino, because their largest sizes. Titan thick atmosphere and small radius are optimal for discovering up-going resonant Glashow resonant anti-neutrino electron showers. Detection from Earth of Tau, anti-Tau, anti-electron neutrino induced Air-showers by twin Magic Telescopes on top mountains, or space based detection on
Flavour Dependent Gauged Radiative Neutrino Mass Model
Baek, Seungwon; Yagyu, Kei
2015-01-01
We propose a one-loop induced radiative neutrino mass model with anomaly free flavour dependent gauge symmetry: $\\mu$ minus $\\tau$ symmetry $U(1)_{\\mu-\\tau}$. A neutrino mass matrix satisfying current experimental data can be obtained by introducing a weak isospin singlet scalar boson that breaks $U(1)_{\\mu-\\tau}$ symmetry, an inert doublet scalar field, and three right-handed neutrinos in addition to the fields in the standard model. We find that a characteristic structure appears in the neutrino mass matrix: two-zero texture form which predicts three non-zero neutrino masses and three non-zero CP-phases which can be determined five well measured experimental inputs of two squared mass differences and three mixing angles. Furthermore, it is clarified that only the inverted mass hierarchy is allowed in our model. In a favored parameter set from the neutrino sector, the discrepancy in the muon anomalous magnetic moment between the experimental data and the the standard model prediction can be explained by the ...
Cosmological impact of the neutrino rest mass
Doroshkevich, A.G. (Akademiia Nauk SSSR, Institut Prikladnoi Matematiki, Moscow, USSR); Khlopov, M.Iu. (Akademiia Nauk SSSR, Institut Kosmicheskikh Issledovanii, Moscow, USSR); Suniaev, R.A. (Eotvos Lorand Tudomanyegyetem, Budapest, Hungary); Szalay, A.S. (California, University, Berkeley, CA)
1981-12-29
The consequences of nonzero neutrino mass for several outstanding problems in astrophysics are described and discussed. The universe would in this case be gravitationally dominated by neutrinos, with all dynamical properties being determined by their mass density of approximately 1.0, while baryons may have a density of about 0.03, in agreement with observations of luminous matter and with the implications of the observed deuterium abundance. Because the growth of baryon fluctuations is accelerated by the neutrinos after recombination, background radiation temperature fluctuations may remain as small as less than 0.001, again in agreement with observations. The perturbations of neutrinos are adiabatic, and the damping of these fluctuations in the linear regime determines a characteristic mass which is typical of superclusters. A cellular structure with filaments is predicted on the supercluster scale, with characteristic separations on the order of 15-60 Mpc.
Small Neutrino Masses from Gravitational $\\theta$-Term
Dvali, Gia
2016-01-01
We present how a neutrino condensate and small neutrino masses emerge from a topological formulation of gravitational anomaly. We first recapitulate how a gravitational $\\theta$-term leads to the emergence of a new bound neutrino state analogous to the $\\eta'$ meson of QCD. Then we show the consequent formation of a neutrino vacuum condensate which effectively generates small neutrino masses. Afterwards we outline numerous phenomenological consequences of our model. The cosmological neutrino mass bound vanishes since we predict the neutrinos to be massless until the very late universe, $T\\sim {\\rm meV}$. Coherent radiation of new light particles in the neutrino sector could be detected in future precision experiments. The current cosmological neutrino background consists only of the lightest neutrinos which are either bound up, form a superfluid, or completely annihilate into massless bosons. The deviations from an equal flavor rate due to enhanced neutrino decays in extraterrestrial neutrino fluxes can be ob...
Hierarchical majorana neutrinos from democratic mass matrices
Yang, Masaki J. S.
2016-09-01
In this paper, we obtain the light neutrino masses and mixings consistent with the experiments, in the democratic texture approach. The essential ansatz is that νRi are assumed to transform as "right-handed fields" 2R +1R under the S3L ×S3R symmetry. The symmetry breaking terms are assumed to be diagonal and hierarchical. This setup only allows the normal hierarchy of the neutrino mass, and excludes both of inverted hierarchical and degenerated neutrinos. Although the neutrino sector has nine free parameters, several predictions are obtained at the leading order. When we neglect the smallest parameters ζν and ζR, all components of the mixing matrix UPMNS are expressed by the masses of light neutrinos and charged leptons. From the consistency between predicted and observed UPMNS, we obtain the lightest neutrino masses m1 = (1.1 → 1.4) meV, and the effective mass for the double beta decay ≃ 4.5 meV.
Neutrinos, a window on new physics
van Holten, J W
2014-01-01
This paper reviews some aspects of the physics of neutrinos, in particular neutrino masses and the issue of Dirac versus Majorana neutrinos. The see-saw mechanism is described and it is argued that the Majorana nature of neutrinos can be tested by measuring the invisible decays of the Higgs particle, as its decay into neutrinos is determined by their Yukawa couplings, i.e. the Dirac masses, rather than the physical Majorana masses. The measurement would allow us to probe the scale M of the large Majorana masses for right-handed singlet neutrinos. The optimal machine for performing such a measurement would be a future electron-positron collider.
An Axial Vector Nature of a Neutrino with an Electroweak Mass
Sharafiddinov, Rasulkhozha S
2011-01-01
A classification of elementary particles with respect to C-operation admits the existence of truly neutral types of fermions. Among them one can find both a Dirac and a Majorana neutrinos of an electroweak nature. Their mass includes the electric and weak parts, in the presence of which a neutrino has the anapole charge, charge radius and electric dipole moment. They constitute the paraneutrino of true neutrality, for example, at the neutrino interaction with a spinless nucleus of an axial-vector current. We derive the united equations which relate the structural components of mass to anapole, charge radius and electric dipole of each truly neutral neutrino at the level of flavour symmetry. Such a principle can explain the C-noninvariant nature of neutrinos and fields in the framework of constancy law of the size implied from the multiplication of a weak mass of the C-odd neutrino by its electric mass. From this point of view, all neutrinos of C-antisymmetricality regardless of the difference in masses of an ...
Splitting neutrino masses and showering into Sky
Fargion, D; Iacovelli, M; Lanciano, O; Oliva, P; De Lucentini, P G S; Grossi, M; De Santis, M
2006-01-01
Neutrino masses might be as light as a few time the atmospheric neutrino mass splitting. High Energy ZeV cosmic neutrinos (in Z-Showering model) might hit relic ones at each mass in different resonance energies in our nearby Universe. This non-degenerated density and energy must split UHE Z-boson secondaries (in Z-Burst model) leading to multi injection of UHECR nucleons within future extreme AUGER energy. Secondaries of Z-Burst as neutral gamma, below a few tens EeV are better surviving local GZK cut-off and they might explain recent Hires BL-Lac UHECR correlations at small angles. A different high energy resonance must lead to Glashow's anti-neutrino showers while hitting electrons in matter. In air, Glashow's anti-neutrino showers lead to collimated and directional air-showers offering a new Neutrino Astronomy. At greater energy around PeV, Tau escaping mountains and Earth and decaying in flight are effectively showering in air sky. These Horizontal showering is splitting by geomagnetic field in forked sha...
Baryon asymmetry via leptogenesis in a neutrino mass model with complex scaling
Samanta, Rome; Chakraborty, Mainak; Roy, Probir; Ghosal, Ambar
2017-03-01
Baryogenesis via leptogenesis is investigated in a specific model of light neutrino masses and mixing angles. The latter was proposed on the basis of an assumed complex-extended scaling property of the neutrino Majorana mass matrix Mν, derived with a type-1 seesaw from a Dirac mass matrix mD and a heavy singlet neutrino Majorana mass matrix MR. One of its important features, highlighted here, is that there is a common source of the origin of a nonzero θ13 and the CP violating lepton asymmetry through the imaginary part of mD. The model predicted CP violation to be maximal for the Dirac type and vanishing for the Majorana type. We assume strongly hierarchical mass eigenvalues for MR. The leptonic CP asymmetry parameter εα1 mm with lepton flavor α, originating from the decays of the lightest of the heavy neutrinos N1 (of mass M1) at a temperature T ~ M1, is what matters here with the lepton asymmetries, originating from the decays of N2,3, being washed out. The light leptonic and heavy neutrino number densities (normalized to the entropy density) are evolved via Boltzmann equations down to electroweak temperatures to yield a baryon asymmetry through sphaleronic transitions. The effects of flavored vs. unflavored leptogenesis in the three mass regimes (1) M1 1012 GeV are numerically worked out for both a normal and an inverted mass ordering of the light neutrinos. Corresponding results on the baryon asymmetry of the universe are obtained, displayed and discussed. For values close to the best-fit points of the input neutrino mass and mixing parameters, obtained from neutrino oscillation experiments, successful baryogenesis is achieved for the mass regime (2) and a normal mass ordering of the light neutrinos with a nonzero θ13 playing a crucial role. However, the other possibility of an inverted mass ordering for the same mass regime, though disfavored, cannot be excluded. A discussion is also given on the sensitivity of our result to the masses M2,3 of the
Comments on the determination of the neutrino mass ordering in reactor neutrino experiments
Bilenky, S M
2016-01-01
We consider the problem of determination of the neutrino mass ordering via precise study of the vacuum neutrino oscillations in the JUNO and other future medium baseline reactor neutrino experiments. We are proposing to resolve neutrino mass ordering by determination of the neutrino oscillation parameters from analysis of the data of the reactor experiments and comparison them with the oscillation parameters obtained from analysis of the solar and KamLAND experiments.
Reactor mixing angle from hybrid neutrino masses
Sierra, D Aristizabal
2014-01-01
In terms of its eigenvector decomposition, the neutrino mass matrix (in the basis where the charged lepton mass matrix is diagonal) can be understood as originating from a tribimaximal dominant structure with small deviations, as demanded by data. If neutrino masses originate from at least two different mechanisms, referred to as "hybrid neutrino masses", the experimentally observed structure naturally emerges provided one mechanism accounts for the dominant tribimaximal structure while the other is responsible for the deviations. We demonstrate the feasibility of this picture in a fairly model-independent way by using lepton-number-violating effective operators, whose structure we assume becomes dictated by an underlying $A_4$ flavor symmetry. We show that if a second mechanism is at work, the requirement of generating a reactor angle within its experimental range always fixes the solar and atmospheric angles in agreement with data, in contrast to the case where the deviations are induced by next-to-leading ...
Bi-large Neutrino Mixing See-Saw Mass Matrix with Texture Zeros and Leptogenesis
CHAO Wei; HE Xiao-Gang; LI Xue-Qian
2006-01-01
We study constraints on neutrino properties for a class of bi-large mixing See-Saw mass matrices with texture zeros and with the related Dirac neutrino mass matrix to be proportional to a diagonal matrix of the form diag(e, 1, 1). Texture zeros may occur in the light (class a)) or in the heavy (class b)) neutrino mass matrices. Each of these two classes has 5 different forms which can produce non-trivial three generation mixing with at least one texture zero. We find that two types of texture zero mass matrices in both class a and class b can be consistent with present data on neutrino masses and mixing. None of the neutrinos can have zero masses and the lightest of the light neutrinos has a mass larger than about 0.046 eV for class a and 0.0027 eV for class b. In these models although the CKM CP violating phase vanishes, the non-zero Majorana phases can exist and can play an important role in producing the observed baryon asymmetry in our universe through leptogenesis mechanism. The requirement of producing the observed baryon asymmetry can further distinguish different models and also restrict the See-Saw scale to be in the range of 1012 ～ 1015GeV. We also discuss RG effects on V13.
CMB Signals of Neutrino Mass Generation
Chacko, Z; Okui, T; Oliver, S J; Hall, Lawrence J.; Okui, Takemichi; Oliver, Steven J.
2003-01-01
We propose signals in the cosmic microwave background to probe the type and spectrum of neutrino masses. In theories that have spontaneous breaking of approximate lepton flavor symmetries at or below the weak scale, light pseudo-Goldstone bosons recouple to the cosmic neutrinos after nucleosynthesis and affect the acoustic oscillations of the electron-photon fluid during the eV era. Deviations from the Standard Model are predicted for both the total energy density in radiation during this epoch, \\Delta N_nu, and for the multipole of the n'th CMB peak at large n, \\Delta l_n. The latter signal is difficult to reproduce other than by scattering of the known neutrinos, and is therefore an ideal test of our class of theories. In many models, the large shift, \\Delta l_n \\approx 8 n_S, depends on the number of neutrino species that scatter via the pseudo-Goldstone boson interaction. This interaction is proportional to the neutrino masses, so that the signal reflects the neutrino spectrum. The prediction for \\Delta N...
Neutrino mass and signature from the dark matter in A1689
Nieuwenhuizen, Theodorus M
2015-01-01
The dark matter in the galaxy cluster Abell 1689 is modelled by isothermal neutrinos. New data on the $2d$ mass density allow an accurate description of its core and halo. There is no "missing baryon problem" and the baryons occur at the cosmic mass fraction beyond $2.1$ Mpc. Combining cluster and cosmic data leads to a solution of the dark matter riddle by left and right handed neutrinos with mass $(1.861 \\pm 0.016) h_{70}^{-2} eV/c^2$. Absence of neutrinoless double beta decay points to Dirac neutrinos: chargeless electrons with different flavor and mass eigenbases, as for quarks. Though the cosmic microwave background spectrum is matched up to some 10\\% accuracy only, the case is not ruled out because the plasma phase of the early Universe may be turbulent.
Leptoquarks: Neutrino masses and accelerator phenomenology
Sierra, D Aristizabal; Kovalenko, S G
2007-01-01
Leptoquark-Higgs interactions induce mixing between leptoquark states with different chiralities once the electro-weak symmetry is broken. In such LQ models Majorana neutrino masses are generated at 1-loop order. Here we calculate the neutrino mass matrix and explore the constraints on the parameter space enforced by the assumption that LQ-loops explain current neutrino oscillation data. LQs will be produced at the LHC, if their masses are at or below the TeV scale. Since the fermionic decays of LQs are governed by the same Yukawa couplings, which are responsible for the non-trivial neutrino mass matrix, several decay branching ratios of LQ states can be predicted from measured neutrino data. Especially interesting is that large lepton flavour violating rates in muon and tau final states are expected. In addition, the model predicts that, if kinematically possible, heavier LQs decay into lighter ones plus either a standard model Higgs boson or a $Z^0/W^{\\pm}$ gauge boson. Thus, experiments at the LHC might be...
Texture of a Four-Neutrino Mass Matrix
Mohanty, S; Sarkar, U; Mohanty, Subhendra; Sarkar, Utpal
1998-01-01
We propose a simple texture of the neutrino mass matrix with one sterile neutrino along with the three standard ones. It gives maximal mixing angles for with only four parameters, this mass matrix can explain the solar neutrino anomaly, atmospheric neutrino anomaly, LSND result and the hot dark matter of the universe, while satisfying all other Laboratory constraints. Depending on the choice of parameters, one can get the vacuum oscillation or the large angle MSW solution of the solar neutrino anomaly.
Models of neutrino masses and baryogenesis
Utpal Sarkar
2000-01-01
Majorana masses of the neutrino implies lepton number violation and is intimately related to the lepton asymmetry of the universe, which gets related to the baryon asymmetry of the universe in the presence of the sphalerons during the electroweak phase transition. Assuming that the baryon asymmetry of the universe is generated before the electroweak phase transition, it is possible to discriminate different classes of models of neutrino masses. While see-saw mechanism and the triplet Higgs mechanism are preferred, the Zee-type radiative models and theR-parity breaking models requires additional inputs to generate baryon asymmetry of the universe during the electroweak phase transition.
Introduction to direct neutrino mass measurements and KATRIN
Thümmler, Thomas
2010-01-01
The properties of neutrinos and especially their rest mass play an important role at the intersections of cosmology, particle physics and astroparticle physics. At present there are two complementary approaches to address this topic in laboratory experiments. The search for neutrinoless double beta decay probes whether neutrinos are Majorana particles and determines an effective neutrino mass value. On the other hand experiments such as MARE, KATRIN and the recently proposed Project 8 will investigate the spectral shape of beta-decay electrons close to their kinematic endpoint in order to determine the neutrino rest mass with a model-independent method. Here, because of neutrino flavour mixing, the neutrino mass appears as an average of all neutrino mass eigenstates contributing to the electron neutrino. The KArlsruhe TRItium Neutrino experiment (KATRIN) is currently the experiment in the most advanced status of commissioning. It combines an ultra-luminous molecular windowless gaseous tritium source with an i...
Spacetime Dynamics from Spin Dynamics: Cosmological Constant and Neutrino Mass
Crawford, James
2003-04-01
Two fundamental unresolved issues in gravitational physics are the origin of the cosmological constant (dark energy), whose existence is suggested by the observed acceleration of the universe, and the origin of the particle masses, which we now know includes the neutrinos. Since all matter particles are represented by spinor fields, it seems natural to inquire whether the gravitational interaction of the spinor fields can illuminate these issues. Therefore we consider the possibility that the spin curvature is fundamental, and show that by relaxing the Schrödinger condition (covariant constancy of the Dirac matrices) it is possible to obtain both spacetime curvature and torsion as parts of the spin curvature. We assume a scale invariant Lagrangian composed of the standard Yang-Mills Lagrangian for the spin curvature and the massless Dirac Lagrangian for the spinors. An exact vacuum cosmological solution to the associated field equations is found which exhibits exponential acceleration of the universe and gives a minimum mass for all spinors.
Noncommutativity into Dirac Equation with mass dependent on the position
Bastos, Samuel Batista; Almeida, Carlos Alberto Santos [Universidade Federal do Ceara - UFC, Fortaleza, CE (Brazil); Nunes, Luciana Angelica da Silva [Universidade Federal Rural do Semi-arido - UFERSA, Mossoro, RN (Brazil)
2013-07-01
Full text: In recent years, there is growing interest in the study of theories in non-commutative spaces. Non-commutative fields theories are related with compactifications of M theory, string theory and the quantum Hall effect. Moreover, the role of the non-commutativity of theories of a particle finds large applications when analyzed in scenarios of quantum mechanics and relativistic quantum mechanics. In these contexts investigations on the Schrodinger and Dirac equations with mass depending on the position (MDP) has attracted much attention in the literature. Systems endowed with MDP models are useful for the study of many physical problems. In particular, they are used to study the energy density in problems of many bodies, determining the electronic properties of semiconductor heterostructures and also to describe the properties of heterojunctions and quantum dots. In particular, the investigation of relativistic effects it is important for systems containing heavy atoms or doping by heavy ions. For these types of materials, the study of the properties of the Dirac equation, in the case where the mass becomes variable is of great interest. In this paper, we seek for the non-relativistic limit of the Dirac Hamiltonian in the context of a theory of effective mass, through a Foldy-Wouthuysen transformation. We analyse the Dirac equation with mass dependent on the position, in a smooth step shape mass distribution, in non-commutative space (NC). This potential type kink was recently discussed by several authors in the commutative context and now we present our results in the non-commutative context. (author)
Scaling in the Neutrino Mass Matrix, mu-tau Symmetry and the See-Saw Mechanism
Joshipura, Anjan S
2009-01-01
The scaling hypothesis postulates proportionality of two columns of the Majorana neutrino mass matrix in the flavor basis. This Ansatz was shown to lead to an inverted hierarchy and U_{e3} = 0. We discuss theoretical and phenomenological properties of this hypothesis. We show that (i) the neutrino mass matrix with scaling follows as a consequence of a generalized mu-tau symmetry imposed on the type-I see-saw model; (ii) there exists a unique texture for the Dirac mass matrix m_D which leads to scaling for arbitrary Majorana matrix M_R in the context of the type-I see-saw mechanism; (iii) unlike in the mu-tau symmetric case, a simple model with two right-handed neutrinos and scaling can lead to successful leptogenesis both with and without the inclusion of flavor effects.
Scaling in the neutrino mass matrix, {mu}-{tau} symmetry and the see-saw mechanism
Joshipura, Anjan S. [Physical Research Laboratory, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad 380 009, Gujarat (India)], E-mail: anjan@prl.res.in; Rodejohann, Werner [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Kernphysik, Postfach 103980, D-69029 Heidelberg (Germany)], E-mail: werner.rodejohann@mpi-hd.mpg.de
2009-07-20
The scaling hypothesis postulates proportionality of two columns of the Majorana neutrino mass matrix in the flavor basis. This ansatz was shown to lead to an inverted hierarchy and U{sub e3}=0. We discuss theoretical and phenomenological properties of this hypothesis. We show that (i) the neutrino mass matrix with scaling follows as a consequence of a generalized {mu}-{tau} symmetry imposed on the type-I see-saw model; (ii) there exists a unique texture for the Dirac mass matrix m{sub D} which leads to scaling for arbitrary Majorana matrix M{sub R} in the context of the type-I see-saw mechanism; (iii) unlike in the {mu}-{tau} symmetric case, a simple model with two right-handed neutrinos and scaling can lead to successful leptogenesis both with and without the inclusion of flavor effects.
Neutrino masses and particle physics beyond the standard model
Päs, H
2002-01-01
The evidence for non-vanishing neutrino masses from solar and atmospheric neutrinos provides the first solid hint towards physics beyond the standard model. A full reconstruction of the neutrino spectrum may well provide a key to the theoretical structures underlying the standard model such as supersymmetry, grand unification or extra space dimensions. In this article we discuss the impact of absolute neutrinos masses on physics beyond the standard model. We review the information obtained from neutrino oscillation data and discuss the prospects of the crucial determination of the absolute neutrino mass scale, as well as the intriguing connection with the Z-burst model for extreme-energy cosmic rays.
Neutrino Mass Seesaw Version 3: Recent Developments
Ma, Ernest
2009-01-01
The origin of neutrino mass is usually attributed to a seesaw mechanism, either through a heavy Majorana fermion singlet (version 1) or a heavy scalar triplet (version 2). Recently, the idea of using a heavy Majorana fermion triplet (version 3) has gained some attention. This is a review of the basic idea involved, its U(1) gauge extension, and some recent developments.
Neutrino masses from SUSY: Different contributions and their implications
Sudhir K Vempati
2000-01-01
We discuss the various sources of neutrino masses in supersymmetric standard models with explicit lepton number violation. We show that the bilinear lepton number violating soft terms in models with either bilinear or trilinear lepton number violating couplings in the superpotential, play an important role in determining the neutrino mass spectrum. A comparative study of the neutrino mass spectrum and its implications for the present neutrino anomalies in these models is presented.
Neutrino mass and mixing in the seesaw playground
King, Stephen F., E-mail: king@soton.ac.uk
2016-07-15
We discuss neutrino mass and mixing in the framework of the classic seesaw mechanism, involving right-handed neutrinos with large Majorana masses, which provides an appealing way to understand the smallness of neutrino masses. However, with many input parameters, the seesaw mechanism is in general not predictive. We focus on natural implementations of the seesaw mechanism, in which large cancellations do not occur, where one of the right-handed neutrinos is dominantly responsible for the atmospheric neutrino mass, while a second right-handed neutrino accounts for the solar neutrino mass, leading to an effective two right-handed neutrino model. We discuss recent attempts to predict lepton mixing and CP violation within such natural frameworks, focusing on the Littlest Seesaw and its distinctive predictions.
Neutrino mass and mixing in the seesaw playground
King, Stephen F.
2016-07-01
We discuss neutrino mass and mixing in the framework of the classic seesaw mechanism, involving right-handed neutrinos with large Majorana masses, which provides an appealing way to understand the smallness of neutrino masses. However, with many input parameters, the seesaw mechanism is in general not predictive. We focus on natural implementations of the seesaw mechanism, in which large cancellations do not occur, where one of the right-handed neutrinos is dominantly responsible for the atmospheric neutrino mass, while a second right-handed neutrino accounts for the solar neutrino mass, leading to an effective two right-handed neutrino model. We discuss recent attempts to predict lepton mixing and CP violation within such natural frameworks, focusing on the Littlest Seesaw and its distinctive predictions.
Lai, Kwang-Chang; Lee, Feng-Shiuh; Lin, Guey-Lin; Liu, Tsung-Che; Yang, Yi
2016-01-01
The neutrino mass hierarchy is one of the neutrino fundamental properties yet to be determined. We introduce a method to determine neutrino mass hierarchy by comparing the interaction rate of neutral current (NC) interactions, $\
Reconciling dark matter, solar and atmospheric neutrinos
Peltoniemi, J T
1993-01-01
We present models that can reconcile the solar and atmospheric neutrino data with the existence of a hot dark matter component in the universe. This dark matter is a quasi-Dirac neutrino whose mass $m_{DM}$ arises at the one-loop level. The solar neutrino deficit is explained via nonadiabatic conversions of electron neutrino to a sterile neutrino and the atmospheric neutrino data via maximal muon neutrino to tau neutrino oscillations generated by higher order loop diagrams. For $m_{DM} \\sim 30$ eV the radiative neutrino decay can lead to photons that can ionize interstellar hydrogen. In one of the models one can have observable $\
KATRIN: an experiment to determine the neutrino mass from the beta decay of tritium
,
2013-01-01
KATRIN is a very large scale tritium-beta-decay experiment to determine the mass of the neutrino. It is presently under construction at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology north campus, and makes use of the Karlsruhe Tritium Laboratory built as a prototype for the ITER project. The combination of a large retarding-potential electrostatic-magnetic spectrometer and an intense gaseous molecular tritium source makes possible a sensitivity to neutrino mass of 0.2 eV, about an order of magnitude below present laboratory limits. The measurement is kinematic and independent of whether the neutrino is Dirac or Majorana. The status of the project is summarized briefly in this report.
Constraining the lightest neutrino mass and mee from general lepton mass matrices
Samandeep Sharma; Gulsheen Ahuja; Manmohan Gupta
2016-02-01
Despite spectacular advances in fixing the neutrino mass and mixing parameters through various neutrino oscillation experiments, we still have little knowledge about the magnitudes of some vital parameters in the neutrino sector such as the absolute neutrino mass scale, effective Majorana mass mee measured in neutrinoless double beta decay. In this context, the present work aims to make an attempt to obtain some bounds for mee and the lightest neutrino mass using fairly general lepton mass matrices in the Standard Model.
Neutrino masses within the minimal supersymmetric Standard Model
Cvetic, M; Cvetic, Mirjam; Langacker, Paul
1992-01-01
We investigate the possibility of accommodating neutrino masses compatible with the MSW study of the Solar neutrino deficit within the minimal supersymmetric Standard Model. The ``gravity-induced'' seesaw mechanism based on an interplay of nonrenormalizable and renormalizable terms in the superpotential allows neutrino masses $m_\
Neutrino-Lepton Masses, Zee Scalars and Muon g-2
Dicus, D A; Ng, J N; Dicus, Duane A.; He, Hong-Jian; Ng, John N.
2001-01-01
Evidence for neutrino oscillations is pointing to the existence of tiny but finite neutrino masses. Such masses may be naturally generated via radiative corrections in models such as the Zee model where a singlet Zee-scalar plays a key role. We minimally extend the Zee model by including a right-handed singlet neutrino \
Generalized mass ordering degeneracy in neutrino oscillation experiments
Coloma, Pilar
2016-01-01
We consider the impact of neutral-current (NC) non-standard neutrino interactions (NSI) on the determination of the neutrino mass ordering. We show that in presence of NSI there is an exact degeneracy which makes it impossible to determine the neutrino mass ordering and the octant of the solar mixing angle $\\theta_{12}$ at oscillation experiments. The degeneracy holds at the probability level and for arbitrary matter density profiles, and hence, solar, atmospheric, reactor, and accelerator neutrino experiments are affected simultaneously. The degeneracy requires order-one corrections from NSI to the NC electron neutrino--quark interaction and can be tested in electron neutrino NC scattering experiments.
Generalized mass ordering degeneracy in neutrino oscillation experiments
Coloma, Pilar; Schwetz, Thomas
2016-09-01
We consider the impact of neutral-current (NC) nonstandard neutrino interactions (NSI) on the determination of the neutrino mass ordering. We show that in the presence of NSI there is an exact degeneracy which makes it impossible to determine the neutrino mass ordering and the octant of the solar mixing angle θ12 at oscillation experiments. The degeneracy holds at the probability level and for arbitrary matter density profiles, and hence solar, atmospheric, reactor, and accelerator neutrino experiments are affected simultaneously. The degeneracy requires order-1 corrections from NSI to the NC electron neutrino-quark interaction and can be tested in electron neutrino NC scattering experiments.
Chiral condensate from the twisted mass Dirac operator spectrum
Cichy, Krzysztof; Jansen, Karl
2013-01-01
We present the results of our computation of the chiral condensate with $N_f=2$ and $N_f=2+1+1$ flavours of maximally twisted mass fermions. The condensate is determined from the Dirac operator spectrum, applying the spectral projector method proposed by Giusti and Luscher. We use 3 lattice spacings and several quark masses at each lattice spacing to reliably perform the chiral and continuum extrapolations. We study the effect of the dynamical strange and charm quarks by comparing our results for $N_f=2$ and $N_f=2+1+1$ dynamical flavours.
Strong thermal leptogenesis and the absolute neutrino mass scale
Di Bari, Pasquale; Fiorentin, Michele Re
2014-01-01
We show that successful strong thermal leptogenesis, where the final asymmetry is independent of the initial conditions and in particular a large pre-existing asymmetry is efficiently washed-out, favours values of the lightest neutrino mass $m_1 \\gtrsim 10\\,{\\rm meV}$ for normal ordering (NO) and $m_1 \\gtrsim 3\\,{\\rm meV}$ for inverted ordering (IO). We show analytically why lower values of $m_1$ require a high level of fine tuning in the seesaw formula and/or in the flavoured decay parameters (in the electronic for NO, in the muonic for IO). We also show how this constraint exists thanks to the measured values of the neutrino mixing angles and can be tighten by a future determination of the Dirac phase. Our analysis also allows to place more stringent constraint for a specific model or class of models, such as $SO(10)$-inspired models, and shows that some models cannot realise strong thermal leptogenesis for any value of $m_1$. A scatter plot analysis fully supports the analytical results. We also briefly di...
Improving constraints on the neutrino mass using sufficient statistics
Wolk, M; Bel, J; Carbone, C; Carron, J
2015-01-01
We use the "Dark Energy and Massive Neutrino Universe" (DEMNUni) simulations to compare the constraining power of "sufficient statistics" with the standard matter power spectrum on the sum of neutrino masses, $M_\
Neutrino mass textures from F-theory
Antoniadis, I
2013-01-01
Experimental data on the neutrino mixing and masses strongly suggest an underlying approximate symmetry of the relevant Yukawa superpotential terms. Intensive phenomenological explorations during the last decade indicate that permutation symmetries such as S_4, A_4 and their subgroups, under certain assumptions and vacuum alignments, predict neutrino mass textures compatible with such data. Motivated by these findings, in the present work we analyse the neutrino properties in F-theory GUT models derived in the framework of the maximal underlying E_8 symmetry in the elliptic fibration. More specifically, we consider local F-SU(5) GUT models and study in detail spectral cover geometries with monodromies associated to the finite symmetries S_4, A_4 and their transitive subgroups, including the dihedral group D_4 and Z_2 X Z_2. We discuss various issues that emerge in the implementation of S_4, A_4 neutrino models in the F-theory context and suggest how these can be resolved. Realistic models are presented for th...
Chan, Yat-Long; Tsui, Ka Ming; Wong, Chan Fai; Xu, Jianyi
2015-01-01
We derive the neutrino flavor transition probabilities with the neutrino treated as a wave packet. The decoherence and dispersion effects from the wave-packet treatment show up as damping and phase-shifting of the plane-wave neutrino oscillation patterns. If the energy uncertainty in the initial neutrino wave packet is larger than around 0.01 of the neutrino energy, the decoherence and dispersion effects would degrade the sensitivity of reactor neutrino experiments to mass hierarchy measurement to lower than 3 $\\sigma$ confidence level.
Observational constraints on varying neutrino-mass cosmology
Geng, Chao-Qiang; Myrzakulov, R; Sami, M; Saridakis, Emmanuel N
2016-01-01
We consider generic models of quintessence and we investigate the influence of massive neutrino matter with field-dependent masses on the matter power spectrum. In case of minimally coupled neutrino matter, we examine the effect in tracker models with inverse power-law and double exponential potentials. We present detailed investigations for the scaling field with a steep exponential potential, non-minimally coupled to massive neutrino matter, and we derive constraints on field-dependent neutrino masses from the observational data.
Neutrino mass, mixing and discrete symmetries
Smirnov, Alexei Y.
2013-07-01
Status of the discrete symmetry approach to explanation of the lepton masses and mixing is summarized in view of recent experimental results, in particular, establishing relatively large 1-3 mixing. The lepton mixing can originate from breaking of discrete flavor symmetry Gf to different residual symmetries Gl and Gv in the charged lepton and neutrino sectors. In this framework the symmetry group condition has been derived which allows to get relations between the lepton mixing elements immediately without explicit model building. The condition has been applied to different residual neutrino symmetries Gv. For generic (mass independent) Gv = Z2 the condition leads to two relations between the mixing parameters and fixes one column of the mixing matrix. In the case of Gv = Z2 × Z2 the condition fixes the mixing matrix completely. The non-generic (mass spectrum dependent) Gv lead to relations which include mixing angles, neutrino masses and Majorana phases. The symmetries Gl, Gv, Gf are identified which lead to the experimentally observed values of the mixing angles and allow to predict the CP phase.
Neutrino Masses and Scalar Singlet Dark Matter
Bhattacharya, Subhaditya; Nandi, S
2016-01-01
We propose a simple extension of the Standard Model (SM) which has a viable dark matter (DM) candidate, as well as can explain the generation of tiny neutrino masses. The DM is an electroweak (EW) singlet scalar $S$, odd under an imposed exact $Z_2$ symmetry, interacting to SM through `Higgs-portal' coupling, while all other particles are even under $Z_2$. The model also has an EW isospin $3/2$ scalar, $\\Delta$ and a pair of EW isospin vector, $\\Sigma$ and $\\bar{\\Sigma}$, responsible for generating tiny neutrino mass via the effective dimension seven operator. Thanks to the additional interactions with $\\Delta$, the scalar singlet DM $S$ survives a large region of parameter space by relic density constraints from WMAP/PLANCK and direct search bounds from updated LUX data. Constraints on the model from Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has also been discussed.
Neutrino masses and scalar singlet dark matter
Bhattacharya, Subhaditya; Jana, Sudip; Nandi, S.
2017-03-01
We propose a simple extension of the Standard Model (SM) which has a viable dark matter (DM) candidate and can explain the generation of tiny neutrino masses. The DM is an electroweak (EW) singlet scalar S , odd under an imposed exact Z2 symmetry, that interacts with the SM through the "Higgs portal" coupling, while all other particles are even under Z2. The model also has an EW isospin 3 /2 scalar Δ and a pair of EW isospin vectors Σ and Σ ¯, which are responsible for generating tiny neutrino mass via the effective dimension-seven operator. Thanks to the additional interactions with Δ , the scalar singlet DM S survives a large region of parameter space by relic density constraints from WMAP/Planck and direct search bounds from updated LUX data. Constraints on the model from the LHC are also discussed.
On the Predictivity of Neutrino Mass Sum Rules
Gehrlein, Julia; Spinrath, Martin
2016-01-01
Correlations between light neutrino observables are arguably the strongest predictions of lepton flavour models based on (discrete) symmetries, except for the very few cases which unambiguously predict the full set of leptonic mixing angles. A subclass of these correlations are neutrino mass sum rules, which connect the three (complex) light neutrino mass eigenvalues among each other. This connection constrains both the light neutrino mass scale and the Majorana phases, so that mass sum rules generically lead to a non-zero value of the lightest neutrino mass and to distinct predictions for the effective mass probed in neutrinoless double beta decay. However, in nearly all cases known, the neutrino mass sum rules are not exact and receive corrections from various sources. We introduce a formalism to handle these corrections perturbatively in a model-independent manner, which overcomes issues present in earlier approaches. Our ansatz allows us to quantify the modification of the predictions derived from neutrin...
The GSI method for studying neutrino mass differences - For Pedestrians
Lipkin, Harry J.
2008-01-01
A new experiment studying the behavior of a radioactive ion before its weak decay by K-capture suggests that neutrino masses and mixing can be investigated without detecting the neutrino. Every weak decay can be observed, thus avoiding the suppression by the low neutrino absorption cross section of the signal in conventional neutrino oscillation experiments. The normally unobservable long wave lengths are made observable by having the radioactive source move a long distance circulating around...
Neutrino Masses and Mixing one Decade from Now
González-Garciá, M Concepción
2000-01-01
We review the status of neutrino masses and mixings in the light of the solar and atmospheric neutrino data. The result from the LSND experiment is also considered. We discuss the present knowledge and the expected sensitivity to the neutrino mixing parameters in the simplest schemes proposed to reconcile these data some of which include a light sterile neutrino in addition to the three standard ones.
Neutrino Mass Models in Extra Dimensions
Ng, J N
2003-01-01
Neutrinos play a crucial role in many areas of physics from very short distances to astrophysics and cosmology. It is a long held believe that they are good probes of physics at the GUT scale. Recent developments have made it clear that they can also be of fundamental importance for the physics of extra dimensions if these exist. Here we pedagogically review the construction of neutrino mass models in extra dimensions within the brane world scenarios. These models are usually nontrivial generalizations of their four dimensional counterparts. We describe the theoretical tools that have been forged and the new perpectives gained in this rapidly developing area. In particular we discuss the issues involve in building models without the use of right-handed singlets. It is very difficult to directly test the origin of neutrino masses in different models be it in four or more dimensions. We point out that different models give very different indirect signatures in the TeV region and in precision measurements.
Neutrinoless double beta decay and neutrino mass
Vergados, J. D.; Ejiri, H.; Šimkovic, F.
2016-11-01
The observation of neutrinoless double beta decay (DBD) will have important consequences. First it will signal that lepton number is not conserved and the neutrinos are Majorana particles. Second, it represents our best hope for determining the absolute neutrino mass scale at the level of a few tens of meV. To achieve the last goal, however, certain hurdles have to be overcome involving particle, nuclear and experimental physics. Particle physics is important since it provides the mechanisms for neutrinoless DBD. In this review, we emphasize the light neutrino mass mechanism. Nuclear physics is important for extracting the useful information from the data. One must accurately evaluate the relevant nuclear matrix elements (NMEs), a formidable task. To this end, we review the recently developed sophisticated nuclear structure approaches, employing different methods and techniques of calculation. We also examine the question of quenching of the axial vector coupling constant, which may have important consequences on the size of the NMEs. From an experimental point of view it is challenging, since the life times are extremely long and one has to fight against formidable backgrounds. One needs large isotopically enriched sources and detectors with good energy resolution and very low background.
Neutrino Mass Matrix Predicted From Symmetric Texture
Bando, M; Bando, Masako; Obara, Midori
2003-01-01
Within the framework of grand unified theories, we make full analysis of symmetric texture to see if such texture can reproduce large neutrino mixings, which have recently been confirmed by the observed solar and atmospheric neutrino oscillation experiments. It is found that so-called symmetric texture with anomalous U(1) family symmetry with Froggatt-Nielsen mechanism does not provide a natural explanation of two large mixing angles. On the contrary we should adopt "zero texture" which have been extensively studied by many authors and only this scenario can reproduce two large mixing angles naturally. Under such "zero texture" with minimal symmetric Majorana matrix, all the neutrino masses and mixing angles, 6 quantities, are expressed in terms of up-quark masses, $m_t,m_c,m_u$ with two adjustable parameters. This provides interesting relations among neutrio mixing angles, $\\tan^2 2\\theta_{12} \\simeq \\frac{144m_c}{m_t} \\tan^2 2\\theta_{23} \\cos^2 \\theta_{23}, \\quad \\sin^2 \\theta_{13} \\simeq \\frac{4m_c}{m_t}\\s...
Implications of results of neutrino mass experiments
McKellar, B.H.; Garbutt, M. [and others
2000-10-01
The long standing negative (mass){sup 2} anomaly encountered in attempts to measure the mass of the electron neutrino may be an indication of physics beyond the standard model. It is demonstrated that an additional charged current interaction which is not of V--A form, and which is at least an order of magnitude weaker than the standard model charged current interaction, will produce a spectrum, which, if fitted by the standard model, may give a negative value for m{sub {nu}}{sup 2}. A possible physical explanation of the time dependent effects seen by the Troitsk experiment is also provided.
Near Maximal Atmospheric Neutrino Mixing in Neutrino Mass Models with Two Texture Zeros
Dev, S; Singh, Lal; Gupta, Manmohan
2014-01-01
The implications of a large value of the effective Majorana neutrino mass for a class of two texture zero neutrino mass matrices have been studied in the flavor basis. It is found that these textures predict near maximal atmospheric neutrino mixing angle in the limit of large effective Majorana neutrino mass. It is noted that this prediction is independent of the values of solar and reactor neutrino mixing angles. We present the symmetry realization of these textures using the discrete cyclic group $Z_3$. It is found that the texture zeros realised in this work remain stable under renormalization group running of the neutrino mass matrix from the seesaw scale to the electroweak scale, at one loop level.
Quantum critical point of Dirac fermion mass generation without spontaneous symmetry breaking
He, Yuan-Yao; Wu, Han-Qing; You, Yi-Zhuang; Xu, Cenke; Meng, Zi Yang; Lu, Zhong-Yi
2016-12-01
We study a lattice model of interacting Dirac fermions in (2 +1 ) dimensions space-time with an SU(4) symmetry. While increasing the interaction strength, this model undergoes a continuous quantum phase transition from a weakly interacting Dirac semimetal to a fully gapped and nondegenerate phase without condensing any Dirac fermion bilinear mass operator. This unusual mechanism for mass generation is consistent with recent studies of interacting topological insulators/superconductors, and also consistent with recent progress in the lattice QCD community.
Radiative generation of neutrino mixing: degenerate masses and threshold corrections
Hollik, Wolfgang Gregor
2014-01-01
Degenerate neutrino masses are excluded by experiment. The experimentally measured mass squared differences together with the yet undetermined absolute neutrino mass scale allow for a quasi-degenerate mass spectrum. For the lightest neutrino mass larger than roughly 0.1 eV, we analyse the influence of threshold corrections at the electroweak scale. We show that typical one-loop corrections can generate the observed neutrino mixing as well as the mass differences starting from exactly degenerate masses at the tree-level. Those threshold corrections have to be explicitly flavour violating. Flavour diagonal, non-universal corrections are not sufficient to simultaneously generate the correct mixing and the mass differences. We apply the new insights to an extension of the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model with non-minimal flavour violation in the soft breaking terms and discuss the low-energy threshold corrections to the light neutrino mass matrix in that model.
A new neutrino mass sum rule from inverse seesaw
Dorame, L; Peinado, E; Rojas, Alma D; Valle, J W F
2012-01-01
A class of discrete flavor-symmetry-based models predicts constrained neutrino mass matrix schemes that lead to specific neutrino mass sum-rules (MSR). One of these implies in a lower bound on the effective neutrinoless double beta mass parameter, even for normal hierarchy neutrinos. Here we propose a new model based on the S4 flavor symmetry that leads to the new neutrino mass sum-rule and discuss how to generate a nonzero value for the reactor mixing angle indicated by recent experiments, and the resulting correlation with the solar mixing angle.
Hierarchical neutrino masses and mixing in flipped-SU(5)
Rizos, J. [Physics Department, University of Ioannina, 45110 Ioannina (Greece); Tamvakis, K., E-mail: tamvakis@uoi.g [Physics Department, University of Ioannina, 45110 Ioannina (Greece); Physics Department, CERN, CH-1211, Geneva 23 (Switzerland)
2010-02-22
We consider the problem of neutrino masses and mixing in the framework of flipped SU(5). The right-handed neutrino mass, generated through the operation of a seesaw mechanism by a sector of gauge singlets, leads naturally, at a subsequent level, to the standard seesaw mechanism resulting into three light neutrino states with masses of the desired phenomenological order of magnitude. In this framework we study simple Ansaetze for the singlet couplings for which hierarchical neutrino masses emerge naturally as lambda{sup n}:lambda:1 or lambda{sup n}:lambda{sup 2}:1, parametrized in terms of the Cabbibo parameter. The resulting neutrino mixing matrices are characterized by a hierarchical structure, in which theta{sub 13} is always predicted to be the smallest. Finally, we discuss a possible factorized parametrization of the neutrino mass that, in addition to Cabbibo mixing, encodes also mixing due to the singlet sector.
Introduction to direct neutrino mass measurements and KATRIN
Thümmler, T.; Katrin Collaboration
2012-08-01
The properties of neutrinos and especially their rest mass play an important role at the intersections of cosmology, particle physics and astroparticle physics. At present there are two complementary approaches to address this topic in laboratory experiments. The search for neutrinoless double beta decay probes whether neutrinos are Majorana particles and determines an effective neutrino mass value. On the other hand experiments such as MARE, KATRIN and the recently proposed Project 8 will investigate the spectral shape of β-decay electrons close to their kinematic endpoint in order to determine the neutrino rest mass with a model-independent method. Here, because of neutrino flavour mixing, the neutrino mass appears as an average of all neutrino mass eigenstates contributing to the electron neutrino. The KArlsruhe TRItium Neutrino experiment (KATRIN) is currently the experiment in the most advanced status of commissioning. It combines an ultra-luminous molecular windowless gaseous tritium source with an integrating high-resolution spectrometer of MAC-E filter type. It will investigate the neutrino rest mass with 0.2 eV/c (90% C.L.) sensitivity and allow β spectroscopy close to the T endpoint at 18.6 keV with unprecedented precision.
Neutrino Mass and Mixing with Discrete Symmetry
King, Stephen F
2013-01-01
This is a review article about neutrino mass and mixing and flavour model building strategies based on discrete family symmetry. After a pedagogical introduction and overview of the whole of neutrino physics, we focus on the PMNS mixing matrix and the latest global fits following the Daya Bay and RENO experiments which measure the reactor angle. We then describe the simple bimaximal, tri-bimaximal and golden ratio patterns of lepton mixing and the deviations required for a non-zero reactor angle, with solar or atmospheric mixing sum rules resulting from charged lepton corrections or residual trimaximal mixing. The different types of seesaw mechanism are then reviewed as well as the sequential dominance mechanism. We then give a mini-review of finite group theory, which may be used as a discrete family symmetry broken by flavons either completely, or with different subgroups preserved in the neutrino and charged lepton sectors. These two approaches are then reviewed in detail in separate chapters including mec...
Probing the neutrino mass matrix in next generation neutrino oscillation experiments
2005-01-01
We review the current status of the neutrino mass and mixing parameters needed to reconstruct the neutrino mass matrix. A comparative study of the precision in the measurement of oscillation parameters expected from the next generation solar, atmospheric, reactor and accelerator based experiments is presented. We discuss the potential of $0\
Neutrino mass hierarchy determination at reactor antineutrino experiments
Yang, Guang
2015-01-01
After the neutrino mixing angle $\\theta_{13}$ has been precisely measured by the reactor antineutrino experiments, one of the most important open questions left in neutrino physics is the neutrino mass hierarchy. Jiangmen Underground Neutrino Observatory (JUNO) is designed to determine the neutrino mass hierarchy (MH) without exploring the matter effect. The JUNO site location is optimized to have the best sensitivity for the mass hierarchy determination. JUNO will employ a 20 kton liquid scintillator detector located in a laboratory 700 meters underground. The excellent energy resolution and PMT coverage will give us an unprecedented opportunity to reach a 3-4 $\\sigma$ precision. In this paper, the JUNO detector design and simulation work will be presented. Also, RENO-50, another medium distance reactor antineutrino experiment, will do a similar measurement. With the efforts of these experiments, it is very likely that the neutrino mass hierarchy will be determined in the next 10 years.
General Neutrino Mass Matrix Patterns and Its Underlying Family Symmetries
Damanik, Asan; Anggraita, Pramudita; Muslim,
2014-01-01
Baseon on current experimental results, such as neutrino oscillations and the neutrinoless double beta decays (i.e. data from Super Kamiokande, KamLAND, SNO, etc.), the neutrino mixing matrix can be adequately determined. Though there are still certain parameters that have possibility limits, but based on the current experimental results it is possible to construct a general form of neutrino mass matrix. Starting from this general form of the neutrino mass matrix we put certain conditions in the context of the seesaw mechanism model to determine the possible pattern of the neutrino mass matrix that has a texture zero. From the obtained neutrino mass matrix pattern, there are three class of patterns, where two of the class are known to be realized in literature by the underlying family symmetries of the $D_{4}$ and $A_{4}$ groups, the dihedral and tetrahedral symmetry groups.
White Paper: Measuring the Neutrino Mass Hierarchy
Cahn, R N; Freedman, S J; Haxton, W C; Kadel, R W; Kolomensky, Yu G; Luk, K B; McDonald, P; Gann, G D Orebi; Poon, A W P
2013-01-01
This white paper is a condensation of a report by a committee appointed jointly by the Nuclear Science and Physics Divisions at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). The goal of this study was to identify the most promising technique(s) for resolving the neutrino mass hierarchy. For the most part, we have relied on calculations and simulations presented by the proponents of the various experiments. We have included evaluations of the opportunities and challenges for these experiments based on what is available already in the literature.
Neutrino masses beyond the tree level
Sierra, D Aristizabal
2011-01-01
Models for Majorana neutrino masses can be classified according to the level in perturbation theory at which the effective dimension five operator $LLHH$ is realized. The possibilities range from the tree-level up to the three-loop level realizations. We discuss some general aspects of this approach and speculate about a model independent classification of the possible cases. Among all the realizations, those in which the effective operator is induced by radiative corrections open the possibility for lepton number violation near -or at- the electroweak scale. We discuss some phenomenological aspects of two generic radiative realizations: the Babu-Zee model and supersymmetric models with bilinear R-parity violation.
Relaxing neutrino mass bounds by a running cosmological constant
Bauer, F.; Schrempp, L.
2007-11-15
We establish an indirect link between relic neutrinos and the dark energy sector which originates from the vacuum energy contributions of the neutrino quantum fields. Via renormalization group effects they induce a running of the cosmological constant with time which dynamically influences the evolution of the cosmic neutrino background. We demonstrate that the resulting reduction of the relic neutrino abundance allows to largely evade current cosmological neutrino mass bounds and discuss how the scenario might be probed by the help of future large scale structure surveys and Planck data. (orig.)
Neutrino Mass from a Higher-Dimensional Operator
NING Guo-Zhu; WU Yuan-Bin
2011-01-01
We calculate the neutrino mass induced at one loop in the cascade seesaw mechanism. The ratio between the two neutrino masses, which are respectively generated from an operator of mass dimension (3 + An) occurring at one loop and an operator of dimension (5 + An) at tree JeveJ, is also given. Detailed studies show that a relatively low new physics scale could accommodate the tiny neutrino mass of desired order without demanding small couplings. We also find that the ratio will reach order one when the new physics scale is higher than several TeV and n is small. In this case, the contribution to neutrino mass from higher order quantum effects becomes important and cannot be ignored.%@@ We calculate the neutrino mass induced at one loop in the cascade seesaw mechanism.The ratio between the two neutrino masses, which are respectively generated from an operator of mass dimension (3 + 4n) occurring at one loop and an operator of dimension (5 + 4n) at tree level, is also given.Detailed studies show that a relatively low new physics scale could accommodate the tiny neutrino mass of desired order without demanding small couplings.We also find that the ratio will reach order one when the new physics scale is higher than several TeV and n is small In this case, the contribution to neutrino mass from higher order quantum effects becomes important and cannot be ignored.
Model independent constraints on mass-varying neutrino scenarios
Franca, Urbano; Lesgourgues, Julien; Pastor, Sergio
2009-01-01
Models of dark energy in which neutrinos interact with the scalar field supposed to be responsible for the acceleration of the universe usually imply a variation of the neutrino masses on cosmological time scales. In this work we propose a parameterization for the neutrino mass variation that captures the essentials of those scenarios and allows to constrain them in a model independent way, that is, without resorting to any particular scalar field model. Using WMAP 5yr data combined with the matter power spectrum of SDSS and 2dFGRS, the limit on the present value of the neutrino mass is $m_0 \\equiv m_{\
Electroweak absolute, meta-, and thermal stability in neutrino mass models
Lindner, Manfred; Patel, Hiren H.; Radovčić, Branimir
2016-04-01
We analyze the stability of the electroweak vacuum in neutrino mass models containing right-handed neutrinos or fermionic isotriplets. In addition to considering absolute stability, we place limits on the Yukawa couplings of new fermions based on metastability and thermal stability in the early Universe. Our results reveal that the upper limits on the neutrino Yukawa couplings can change significantly when the top quark mass is allowed to vary within the experimental range of uncertainty in its determination.
Electroweak Absolute, Meta-, and Thermal Stability in Neutrino Mass Models
Lindner, Manfred; Radovčić, Branimir
2015-01-01
We analyze the stability of the electroweak vacuum in neutrino mass models containing right handed neutrinos or fermionic isotriplets. In addition to considering absolute stability, we place limits on the Yukawa couplings of new fermions based on metastability and thermal stability in the early Universe. Our results reveal that the upper limits on the neutrino Yukawa couplings can change significantly when the top quark mass is allowed to vary within the experimental range of uncertainty in its determination.
Matter-antimatter oscillations and neutrino mass
Senjanovic, G.
1982-01-01
A discussion of neutron-antineutron (n- anti n) and hydrogen-antihydrogen (H- anti H) transitions is presented. An SU(2)/sub L/ x U(1) x SU(3)/sub c/ model with spontaneously broken global B-L symmetry is shown to predict the interesting connection between oscillation times T/sub n- anti n/, T/sub H- anti H/, neutrino mass and the mass of a doubly charged Higgs scalar. A case of B-L as a gauge symmetry is discussed in the context of SU(2)/sub L/ x SU(2)/sub R/ x U(1)/sub B-L/ x SU(3)/sub c/ gauge model, with the emphasis on matter oscillations. Finally, an analysis of Higgs mass scales in GUTS and their impact on such processes is offered.
Radiative Neutrino Mass with Scotogenic Scalar Triplet
Brdar, Vedran; Radovcic, Branimir
2014-01-01
We present radiative one-loop neutrino mass model with hypercharge zero scalar triplet in conjunction with another charged singlet scalar and an additional vectorlike lepton doublet. We study three variants of this mass model: the first one without additional beyond-SM symmetry, the second with imposed DM-stabilizing discrete Z_2 symmetry, and the third in which this Z_2 symmetry is promoted to the gauge symmetry U(1)_D. The two latter cases are scotogenic, with a neutral component of the scalar triplet as a dark matter candidate. In first scotogenic model the Z_2-odd dark matter candidate is at the multi-TeV mass scale, so that all new degrees of freedom are beyond the direct reach of the LHC. In second scotogenic setup, with broken U(1)_D symmetry the model may have LHC signatures or be relevant to astrophysical observations, depending on the scale of U(1)_D breaking.
A Probability Density Function for Neutrino Masses and Mixings
Fortin, Jean-François; Marleau, Luc
2016-01-01
The anarchy principle leading to the see-saw ensemble is studied analytically with the usual tools of random matrix theory. The probability density function for the see-saw ensemble of $N\\times N$ matrices is obtained in terms of a multidimensional integral. This integral involves all light neutrino masses, leading to a complicated probability density function. It is shown that the probability density function for the neutrino mixing angles and phases is the appropriate Haar measure. The decoupling of the light neutrino masses and neutrino mixings implies no correlation between the neutrino mass eigenstates and the neutrino mixing matrix, in contradiction with observations but in agreement with some of the claims found in the literature.
Probability density function for neutrino masses and mixings
Fortin, Jean-François; Giasson, Nicolas; Marleau, Luc
2016-12-01
The anarchy principle leading to the seesaw ensemble is studied analytically with the usual tools of random matrix theory. The probability density function for the seesaw ensemble of N ×N matrices is obtained in terms of a multidimensional integral. This integral involves all light neutrino masses, leading to a complicated probability density function. It is shown that the probability density function for the neutrino mixing angles and phases is the appropriate Haar measure. The decoupling of the light neutrino masses and neutrino mixings implies no correlation between the neutrino mass eigenstates and the neutrino mixing matrix and leads to a loss of predictive power when comparing with observations. This decoupling is in agreement with some of the claims found in the literature.
Hybrid method to resolve the neutrino mass hierarchy by supernova (anti)neutrino induced reactions
Vale, D; Paar, N
2015-01-01
We introduce a hybrid method to determine the neutrino mass hierarchy by simultaneous measurements of responses of at least two detectors to antineutrino and neutrino fluxes from accretion and cooling phases of core-collapse supernovae. The (anti)neutrino-nucleus cross sections for $^{56}$Fe and $^{208}$Pb are calculated in the framework of the relativistic nuclear energy density functional and weak interaction Hamiltonian, while the cross sections for inelastic scattering on free protons $\\mathrm{p}(\\bar{\
Measuring neutrino masses with a future galaxy survey
Hamann, Jan; Hannestad, Steen; Wong, Yvonne Y. Y.
2012-01-01
the persistent degeneracies between the neutrino mass, the physical matter density, and the Hubble parameter. Notwithstanding this remarkable sensitivity to sum m_nu, Euclid-like shear and galaxy data will not be sensitive to the exact mass spectrum of the neutrino sector; no significant bias (
Cosmology in Mirror Twin Higgs and Neutrino Masses
Chacko, Zackaria; Fox, Patrick J; Harnik, Roni
2016-01-01
We explore a simple solution to the cosmological challenges of the original Mirror Twin Higgs (MTH) model that leads to interesting implications for experiment. We consider theories in which both the standard model and mirror neutrinos acquire masses through the familiar seesaw mechanism, but with a low right-handed neutrino mass scale of order a few GeV. In these $\
Unification of gauge couplings in radiative neutrino mass models
Hagedorn, Claudia; Ohlsson, Tommy; Riad, Stella
2016-01-01
We investigate the possibility of gauge coupling unification in various radiative neutrino mass models, which generate neutrino masses at one- and/or two-loop level. Renormalization group running of gauge couplings is performed analytically and numerically at one- and two-loop order, respectively...
Neutrino mixing and masses in SO(10) GUTs with hidden sector and flavor symmetries
Chu, Xiaoyong
2016-01-01
We consider the neutrino masses and mixing in the framework of SO(10) GUTs with hidden sector consisting of fermionic and bosonic SO(10) singlets and flavor symmetries. The framework allows to disentangle the CKM physics responsible for the CKM mixing and different mass hierarchies of quarks and leptons and the neutrino new physics which produces smallness of neutrino masses and large lepton mixing. The framework leads naturally to the relation $U_{PMNS} \\sim V_{CKM}^{\\dagger} U_0$, where structure of $U_0$ is determined by the flavor symmetry. The key feature of the framework is that apart from the Dirac mass matrices $m_D$, the portal mass matrix $M_D$ and the mass matrix of singlets $M_S$ are also involved in generation of the lepton mixing. This opens up new possibilities to realize the flavor symmetries and explain the data. Using $A_4 \\times Z_4$ as the flavor group, we systematically explore the flavor structures which can be obtained in this framework depending on field content and symmetry assignment...
Neutrino mixing and masses in SO(10) GUTs with hidden sector and flavor symmetries
Chu, Xiaoyong; Smirnov, Alexei Yu.
2016-05-01
We consider the neutrino masses and mixing in the framework of SO(10) GUTs with hidden sector consisting of fermionic and bosonic SO(10) singlets and flavor symmetries. The framework allows to disentangle the CKM physics responsible for the CKM mixing and different mass hierarchies of quarks and leptons and the neutrino new physics which produces smallness of neutrino masses and large lepton mixing. The framework leads naturally to the relation U PMNS ˜ V CKM † U 0, where structure of U 0 is determined by the flavor symmetry. The key feature of the framework is that apart from the Dirac mass matrices m D , the portal mass matrix M D and the mass matrix of singlets M S are also involved in generation of the lepton mixing. This opens up new possibilities to realize the flavor symmetries and explain the data. Using A 4 × Z 4 as the flavor group, we systematically explore the flavor structures which can be obtained in this framework depending on field content and symmetry assignments. We formulate additional conditions which lead to U 0 ˜ U TBM or U BM. They include (i) equality (in general, proportionality) of the singlet flavons couplings, (ii) equality of their VEVs; (iii) correlation between VEVs of singlets and triplet, (iv) certain VEV alignment of flavon triplet(s). These features can follow from additional symmetries or be remnants of further unification. Phenomenologically viable schemes with minimal flavon content and minimal number of couplings are constructed.
New supersymmetric source of neutrino masses and mixings
Casas, J A; Navarro, I
2002-01-01
Conventionally, neutrino masses in a supersymmetric theory arise from non-renormalizable lepton-number (L)-violating operators in the superpotential. The alternative possibility of having such operators in the Kahler potential as the dominant source of neutrino masses has very interesting implications and differences with respect to the standard scenario: first, the scale of L-violation can be lowered dramatically and neutrino masses have a different tan beta-dependence; second, the renormalization of these operators has remarkable properties: in many cases it improves drastically the stability of neutrino textures against radiative corrections, while in others it makes possible to generate radiatively large mixing angles in a natural way. In particular, the mass splitting and mixing angle of solar neutrinos (LAMSW solution) can be explained as a purely radiative effect.
Majorana neutrino masses from anomalous U(1) symmetries
Leontaris, G.K. [Theoretical Physics Division, University of Ioannina, GR-45110 Ioannina (Greece)]. E-mail: leonta@artemis1.physics.uoi.gr; Rizos, J. [Theoretical Physics Division, University of Ioannina, GR-45110 Ioannina (Greece); Psallidas, A. [Theoretical Physics Division, University of Ioannina, GR-45110 Ioannina (Greece)
2004-09-09
We explore the possibility of interpreting the solar and atmospheric neutrino data within the context of the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model augmented by a single U(1) anomalous family symmetry spontaneously broken by non-zero vacuum expectation values of a pair of singlet fields. The symmetry retains a dimension-five operator which provides Majorana masses for left-handed neutrino states. Assuming symmetric lepton mass matrices, the model predicts inverse hierarchical neutrino mass spectrum, {theta}13=0 and large mixing while at the same time it provides acceptable mass matrices for the charged fermions.
Detecting the Neutrinos Mass Hierarchy from Cosmological Data
Xu, Lixin
2016-01-01
We propose a new parameterization to measure the neutrino mass hierarchy, namely $\\Delta=(m_3-m_1)/(m_1+m_3)$ which is dimensionless and varies in the range $[-1,1]$. Taking into account the results of neutrino oscillation experiments, $\\Delta$ is the unique parameter for determining all the masses of neutrinos, and a positive (negative) sign of $\\Delta$ denotes the normal (inverted) mass hierarchy. Adopting the currently available cosmic observations, we find that the normal mass hierarchy is slightly favored, and the mass of lightest neutrino is less than $0.030$ eV for the normal mass hierarchy and $0.024$ eV for the inverted mass hierarchy at $95\\%$ confidence level.
Baryogenesis, neutrino masses, and dynamical dark energy
Eisele, M.T.
2007-10-09
This thesis considers several models that connect different areas of particle physics and cosmology. Our first discussion in this context concerns a baryogenesis scenario, in which the baryon asymmetry of our universe is created through the dynamics of a dark energy field, thereby illustrating that these two topics might be related. Subsequently, several neutrino mass models are analyzed, which make use of an extra-dimensional setting to overcome certain problems of their fourdimensional counterparts. The central discussion of this thesis concerns a leptogenesis model with many standard model singlets. Amongst other things, we show that the presence of these states can lower the standard bound for the necessary reheating temperature of the universe by at least one and a half orders of magnitude. To further motivate this approach, we also discuss an explicit, extradimensional leptogenesis scenario that naturally yields many of the ingredients required in this context. (orig.)
Neutrino Masses, Leptogenesis and Decaying Dark Matter
Chen, Chuan-Hung; Zhuridov, Dmitry V
2009-01-01
We study a simple extension of the standard model to simultaneously explain neutrino masses, dark matter and the matter-antimatter asymmetry of the Universe. In our model, the baryon asymmetry is achieved by the leptogenesis mechanism, while the decaying dark matter with the lifetime of O(10^26 s) provides a natural solution to the electron and positron excesses in Fermi and PAMELA satellite experiments. In particular, we emphasize that our model is sensitive to the structure at the endpoint around 1 TeV of the Fermi data. In addition, some of new particles proposed in the model are within the reach at the near future colliders, such as the Large Hadron Collider.
Neutrino masses, leptogenesis and decaying dark matter
Chen, Chuan-Hung [Department of Physics, National Cheng-Kung University, Tainan 701, Taiwan (China); Geng, Chao-Qiang; Zhuridov, Dmitry V., E-mail: physchen@mail.ncku.edu.tw, E-mail: geng@phys.nthu.edu.tw, E-mail: zhuridov@phys.nthu.edu.tw [Department of Physics, National Tsing-Hua University, Hsinchu 300, Taiwan (China)
2009-10-01
We study a simple extension of the standard model to simultaneously explain neutrino masses, dark matter and the matter-antimatter asymmetry of the Universe. In our model, the baryon asymmetry is achieved by the leptogenesis mechanism, while the decaying dark matter with the lifetime of O(10{sup 26} s) provides a natural solution to the electron and positron excesses in Fermi and PAMELA satellite experiments. In particular, we emphasize that our model is sensitive to the structure at the endpoint around 1 TeV of the Fermi data. In addition, some of new particles proposed in the model are within the reach at the near future colliders, such as the Large Hadron Collider.
Higgs mass from neutrino-messenger mixing
Byakti, Pritibhajan; Mummidi, V Suryanarayana; Vempati, Sudhir K
2016-01-01
The discovery of the Higgs particle at 125 GeV has put strong constraints on minimal messenger models of gauge mediation, pushing the stop masses into the multi-TeV regime. Extensions of these models with matter-messenger mixing terms have been proposed to generate a large trilinear parameter, $A_t$, relaxing these constraints. The detailed survey of these models \\cite{Byakti:2013ti,Evans:2013kxa} so far considered messenger mixings with only MSSM superfields. In the present work, we extend the survey to MSSM with inverse-seesaw mechanism. The neutrino-sneutrino corrections to the Higgs mass in the inverse seesaw model are not significant in the minimal gauge mediation model, unless one considers messenger-matter interaction terms. We classify all possible models with messenger-matter interactions and perform thorough numerical analysis to find out the promising models. We found that out of the 17 possible models 15 of them can lead to Higgs mass within the observed value without raising the sfermion masses s...
Time reversal, fermion doubling, and the masses of lattice Dirac fermions in three dimensions
Herbut, Igor F.
2011-06-01
Motivated by recent examples of three-dimensional lattice Hamiltonians with massless Dirac fermions in their (bulk) spectrum, I revisit the problem of fermion doubling on bipartite lattices. The number of components of the Dirac fermion in a time-reversal and parity-invariant d-dimensional lattice system is determined by the minimal representation of the Clifford algebra of d+1 Hermitian Dirac matrices that allows a construction of the time-reversal operator with the square of unity, and it equals 2d for d=2 and 3. Possible mass terms for (spinless) Dirac fermions are listed and discussed. In three dimensions, there are altogether eight independent masses, out of which four are even and four are odd under time reversal. A specific violation of time-reversal symmetry that leads to (minimal) four-component massless Dirac fermion in three dimensions at low energies is constructed.
Leptogenesis in a neutrino mass model coupled with inflaton
Daijiro Suematsu
2016-09-01
Full Text Available We propose a scenario for the generation of baryon number asymmetry based on the inflaton decay in a radiative neutrino mass model extended with singlet scalars. In this scenario, lepton number asymmetry is produced through the decay of non-thermal right-handed neutrinos caused from the inflaton decay. Since the amount of non-thermal right-handed neutrinos could be much larger than the thermal ones, the scenario could work without any resonance effect for rather low reheating temperature. Sufficient baryon number asymmetry can be generated for much lighter right-handed neutrinos compared with the Davidson–Ibarra bound.
Geometric gravitational origin of neutrino oscillations and mass-energy
Gonzalez-Martin, Gustavo R
2012-01-01
A mass-energy scale for neutrinos was calculated from the null cone curvature using geometric concepts. The scale is variable depending on the gravitational potential and the trajectory inclination with respect to the field direction. The mass-energy at the Earth surface varies from a horizontal value 0.402 eV to a vertical value 0.569 eV. Earth spinor waves with winding numbers n show squared energy differences within ranges from 2.05 x 10*(-3) to 4.10 x 10*(-3) eV*2 for n=0,1 neutrinos and from 6.14 x 10*(-5) to 12.3 x 10*(-5) eV*2 for n=1,2 neutrinos. These waves interfere and the different phase velocities produce neutrino-like oscillations. The experimental results for atmospheric and solar neutrino oscillation mass parameters respectivelly fall within these theoretical ranges. Neutrinos in outer space, where interactions may be neglected, appear as particles travelling with zero mass on null geodesics. These gravitational curvature energies are consistent with neutrino oscillations, zero neutrino rest m...
Sterile neutrinos in the early universe
Malaney, R.A. (Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (USA)); Fuller, G.M. (California Univ., San Diego, La Jolla, CA (USA). Dept. of Physics)
1990-11-14
We discuss the role played by right-handed sterile neutrinos in the early universe. We show how well known {sup 4}He constraint on the number of relativistic degrees of freedom at early times limits the equilibration of the right handed neutrino sea with the background plasma. We discuss how this allows interesting constraints to be placed on neutrino properties. In particular, a new limit on the Dirac mass of the neutrino is presented. 12 refs.
Disappearing neutrinos at KamLAND suport the case for neutrino mass
Johnson, G
2002-01-01
Measurements from KamLAND, show that anti-neutrinos emanating from nearby nuclear reactors are "disappearing," which indicates they have mass and can oscillate or change from one type to another (2 pages)
Neutrino Mass and Missing Momentum Higgs Boson Signals
Díaz, M A; Restrepo, D A; Valle, José W F
1998-01-01
In the simplest scheme for neutrino masses invoking a triplet of Higgs scalars there are two CP-even neutral Higgs bosons $H_i$ (i=1,2) and one massive pseudoscalar $A$. For some choices of parameters, the lightest $H_1$ may be lighter than the Standard Model Higgs boson. If the smallness of neutrino mass is due to the small value of the triplet expectation value, as expected in a seesaw scheme, the Higgs bosons may decay dominantly to the invisible neutrino channel. We derive limits on Higgs masses and couplings that follow from LEP I precision measurements of the invisible Z width.
Radiative neutrino mass with scotogenic scalar triplet
Brdar, Vedran; Picek, Ivica; Radovčić, Branimir
2014-01-20
We present a radiative one-loop neutrino mass model with hypercharge zero scalar triplet in conjunction with another charged singlet scalar and an additional vectorlike lepton doublet. We study three variants of this mass model: the first one without additional beyond-SM symmetry, the second with imposed DM-stabilizing discrete Z{sub 2} symmetry, and the third in which this Z{sub 2} symmetry is promoted to the gauge symmetry U(1){sub D}. The two latter cases are scotogenic, with a neutral component of the scalar triplet as a dark matter candidate. In first scotogenic model the Z{sub 2}-odd dark matter candidate is at the multi-TeV mass scale, so that all new degrees of freedom are beyond the direct reach of the LHC. In second scotogenic setup, with broken U(1){sub D} symmetry the model may have LHC signatures or be relevant to astrophysical observations, depending on the scale of U(1){sub D} breaking.
Neutrino masses and mixing from S4 flavor twisting
Ishimori, Hajime; Tanimoto, Morimitsu; Watanabe, Atsushi
2010-01-01
We discuss a neutrino mass model based on the S4 discrete symmetry where the symmetry breaking is triggered by the boundary conditions of the bulk right-handed neutrino in the fifth spacial dimension. While the symmetry restricts bare mass parameters to flavor-diagonal forms, the viable mixing angles emerge from the wave functions of the Kaluza-Klein modes which carry symmetry breaking effect. The magnitudes of the lepton mixing angles, especially the reactor angle is related to the neutrino mass patterns and the model will be tested in future neutrino experiments, e.g., an early (late) discovery of the reactor angle favors the normal (inverted) hierarchy. The size of extra dimension has a connection to the possible mass spectrum; a small (large) volume corresponds to the normal (inverted) mass hierarchy.
Neutrino mass and mixing – status
Thomas Schwetz
2012-11-01
The status of neutrino oscillations from global data are summarized. An update on the three-flavour picture and recent developments are discussed with regard to the measurement of the mixing angle 13. Global data currently provide an indication at 3 that 13 is non-zero. Furthermore, the status of sterile neutrino oscillation interpretations of the LSND anomaly in the light of MiniBooNE results and a recent re-evaluation of the neutrino fluxes from nuclear reactors are discussed. Despite several hints for sterile neutrinos at the eV scale, there is severe tension in the global data and no consistent description of all data is possible.
Neutrino mass sum rules and symmetries of the mass matrix
Gehrlein, Julia [Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institut fuer Theoretische Teilchenphysik, Karlsruhe (Germany); Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Departamento de Fisica Teorica, Madrid (Spain); Instituto de Fisica Teorica UAM/CSIC, Madrid (Spain); Spinrath, Martin [Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institut fuer Theoretische Teilchenphysik, Karlsruhe (Germany); National Center for Theoretical Sciences, Physics Division, Hsinchu (China)
2017-05-15
Neutrino mass sum rules have recently gained again more attention as a powerful tool to discriminate and test various flavour models in the near future. A related question which has not yet been discussed fully satisfactorily was the origin of these sum rules and if they are related to any residual or accidental symmetry. We will address this open issue here systematically and find previous statements confirmed. Namely, the sum rules are not related to any enhanced symmetry of the Lagrangian after family symmetry breaking but they are simply the result of a reduction of free parameters due to skillful model building. (orig.)
Bounds on sterile neutrino mixing for cosmologically interesting mass range
Nunokawa, H; Rossi, A; Valle, José W F
1999-01-01
This talk summarizes our recent work which studied the impact of resonant neutrino) conversions on supernova physics, under the assumption that the mass of the sterile state is in the few eV -cosmologically significant range.
Mass varying neutrinos, symmetry breaking, and cosmic acceleration
Sadjadi, H. Mohseni; Anari, V.
2017-06-01
We introduce a new proposal for the onset of cosmic acceleration based on mass varying neutrinos. When massive neutrinos become nonrelativistic, the Z2 symmetry breaks, and the quintessence potential becomes positive from its initially zero value. This positive potential behaves like a cosmological constant at the present era and drives the Universe's acceleration during the slow roll evolution of the quintessence. In contrast to Λ CDM model, the dark energy in our model is dynamical, and the acceleration is not persistent. Contrary to some of the previous models of dark energy with mass varying neutrinos, we do not use the adiabaticity condition, which leads to instability.
Correlations of the elements of the neutrino mass matrix
Grimus, Walter
2012-01-01
Assuming Majorana nature of neutrinos, we re-investigate, in the light of the recent measurement of the reactor mixing angle, the allowed ranges for the absolute values of the elements of the neutrino mass matrix in the basis where the charged-lepton mass matrix is diagonal. Apart from the derivation of upper and lower bounds on the values of the matrix elements, we also study their correlations. Moreover, we analyse the sensitivity of bounds and correlations to the global fit results of the neutrino oscillation parameters which are available in the literature.
Models for neutrino mass and physics beyond standard model
Ahriche, Amine; Nasri, Salah
2015-01-01
In this work, we report on recent analysis of three-loop models of neutrino mass with dark matter. We discuss in detail the model of Krauss-Nasri-Trodden (KNT) [1], showing that it offers a viable solution to the neutrino mass and dark matter problems, and describe observable experimental signals predicted by the model. Furthermore, we show that the KNT model belongs to a larger class of three-loop models that can differ from the KNT approach in interesting ways.
Radiative Neutrino Mass via Both Minimal Dark Matter Candidates
Ahriche, Amine; Nasri, Salah; Picek, Ivica
2016-01-01
We identify a minimal model achieving one-loop radiative neutrino masses due to couplings with dark matter. Interestingly the model contains both the quintuplet fermion and the septuplet scalar identified as minimal dark matter candidates by Cirelli, Fornengo and Strumia - it gives radiative neutrino mass due to both minimal dark matter candidates. The model is related to those proposed in a recent work (dubbed minimal R$\
Neutrino oscillations in the field of a rotating deformed mass
Geralico, Andrea
2012-01-01
The neutrino oscillations in the field of a rotating deformed mass is investigated. The phase shift is evaluated in the case of weak field limit, slow rotation and small deformation. To this aim the Hartle-Thorne metric is used, which is an approximate solution of the vacuum Einstein equations accurate to second order in the rotation parameter $a/M$ and to first order in the mass quadrupole moment $q$. Implications on atmospheric, solar and astrophysical neutrinos are discussed.
The Low-Scale Approach to Neutrino Masses
Sofiane M. Boucenna
2014-01-01
Full Text Available In this short review we revisit the broad landscape of low-scale SU(3c⊗SU(2L⊗U(1Y models of neutrino mass generation, with view on their phenomenological potential. This includes signatures associated to direct neutrino mass messenger production at the LHC, as well as messenger-induced lepton flavor violation processes. We also briefly comment on the presence of WIMP cold dark matter candidates.
The Majorana project: sup 7 sup 6 Ge 0 nu beta beta-decay neutrino mass measurement
Aalseth, C E
2002-01-01
Interest in, and the relevance of, next-generation 0 nu beta beta-decay experiments is increasing. Even with nonzero neutrino mass strongly suggested by SNO, Super Kamiokande, and similar experiments sensitive to delta m sup 2 , 0 nu beta beta-decay experiments are still the only way to establish the Dirac or Majorana nature of neutrinos by measuring effective electron neutrino mass, . Various theorists have recently argued in favor of a neutrino mass between 0.01 and 1 eV. The Majorana Project aims to probe this effective neutrino mass range, reaching a sensitivity of 0.02-0.07 eV. The experiment relies entirely on proven technology and has been devised based upon the materials, technology, and data analysis demonstrated to produce the lowest background per kilogram of fiducial germanium. The project plan includes 500 kg of germanium detector material enriched to 85% in sup 7 sup 6 Ge, specialized pulse-acquisition electronics and detector segmentation for background rejection, and underground electroformed ...
Effects of Environment Dependence of Neutrino Mass versus Solar and Reactor Neutrino Data
González-Garciá, M C; Zukanovich-Funchal, R
2006-01-01
In this work we study the phenomenological consequences of the environment dependence of neutrino mass on solar and reactor neutrino phenomenology. Such dependence can be induced, for example, by Yukawa interactions with a light scalar particle which couples to neutrinos and matter and it is expected, among others, in mass varying neutrino scenarios. Under the assumption of one mass scale dominance, we perform a global analysis of solar and KamLAND neutrino data which depends on 4 parameters: the two standard oscillation parameters, Delta m^2 and tan^2(theta), and two new coefficients, which parameterize the environment dependence of the neutrino mass. We find that, generically, the inclusion of the environment dependent terms does not lead to a very statistically significant improvement on the description of the data in the most favoured MSW LMA (or LMA-I) region. It does, however, substantially improve the fit in the high-Delta m^2 LMA (or LMA-II) region which can be allowed at 98.9% CL. Conversely the anal...
Neutrino Mass Spectrum and Neutrinoless Double $\\beta$ Decay
Klapdor-Kleingrothaus, H V; Smirnov, Yu A
2001-01-01
The relations between the effective Majorana mass of the electron neutrino, $m_{ee}$, responsible for neutrinoless double beta decay, and the neutrino oscillation parameters are considered. We show that for any specific oscillation pattern $m_{ee}$ can take any value (from zero to the existing upper bound) for normal mass hierarchy and it can have a minimum for inverse hierarchy. This means that oscillation experiments cannot fix in general $m_{ee}$. Mass ranges for $m_{ee}$ can be predicted in terms of oscillation parameters with additional assumptions about the level of degeneracy and the type of hierarchy of the neutrino mass spectrum. These predictions for $m_{ee}$ are systematically studied in the specific schemes of neutrino mass and flavor which explain the solar and atmospheric neutrino data. The contributions from individual mass eigenstates in terms of oscillation parameters have been quantified. We study the dependence of $m_{ee}$ on the non-oscillation parameters: the overall scale of the neutrino...
Neutrino masses, dark matter and baryon asymmetry of the Universe
Ahriche, Amine
2014-01-01
In this work, we try to explain the neutrino mass and mixing data radiatively at three-loop by extending the standard model (SM) with two charged singlet scalars and three right handed (RH) neutrinos. Here, the lightest RH neutrino is a dark matter candidate that gives a relic density in agreement with the recent Planck data, the model can be consistent with the neutrino oscillation data, lepton flavor violating processes, the electroweak phase transition can be strongly first order; and the charged scalars may enhance the branching ratio $h\\rightarrow\\gamma\\gamma$, where as $h\\rightarrow\\gamma Z$ get can get few percent suppression. We also discuss the phenomenological implications of the RH neutrinos at the collider.
Neutrino mass calorimetric searches in the MARE experiment
Nucciotti, A
2010-01-01
The international project ``Microcalorimeter Arrays for a Rhenium Experiment'' (MARE) aims at the direct and calorimetric measurement of the electron neutrino mass with sub-electronvolt sensitivity. Calorimetric neutrino mass experiments measure all the energy released in a beta decay except for the energy carried away by the neutrino, therefore removing the most severe systematic uncertainties which have plagued the traditional and, so far, more sensitive spectrometers. Calorimetric measurements are best realized exploiting the thermal detection technique. This approach uses thermal microcalorimeters whose absorbers contain a low transition energy Q beta decaying isotope. To date the two best options are 187Re and 163Ho. While the first beta decays, the latter decays via electron capture, but both have a Q value around 2.5 keV. The potential of using 187Re for a calorimetric neutrino mass experiment has been already demonstrated. On the contrary, no calorimetric spectrum of 163Ho has been so far measured wit...
Top quark as a dark portal and neutrino mass generation
Ng, John N.; Puente, Alejandro de la
2013-11-25
We present a new model for radiatively generating Majorana active neutrino masses while incorporating a viable dark matter candidate. This is possible by extending the Standard Model with a single Majorana neutrino endowed with a dark parity, a coloured electroweak-singlet scalar, as well as a coloured electroweak-triplet scalar. Within this framework, the up-type quarks play a special role, serving as a portal for dark matter, and a messenger for neutrino mass generation. We consider three benchmark scenarios where the abundance of dark matter can match the latest experimental results, while generating neutrino masses in the milli-electronvolt range. We show how constraints from lepton flavor violation, in particular the branching fraction of μ→eγ, can place lower bounds on the coupling between our dark matter candidate and top quarks. Furthermore, we show that this coupling can also be constrained using collider data from the Tevatron and the LHC.
Top Quark as a Dark Portal and Neutrino Mass Generation
Ng, John N
2013-01-01
We present a new model for radiatively generating Majorana active neutrino masses while incorporating a viable dark matter candidate. This is possible by extending the Standard Model with a single Majorana neutrino endowed with a dark parity, a colour electroweak singlet scalar, as well as a colour electroweak triplet scalar. Within this framework, the $up$-type quarks play a special role, serving as a portal for dark matter, and a messenger for neutrino mass generation. We consider three benchmark scenarios where the abundance of dark matter can match the latest experimental results, while generating neutrino masses in the milli-electronvolt range. We show how constraints from lepton flavour violation, in particular the branching fraction of $\\mu\\to e\\gamma$, can place lower bounds on the coupling between our dark matter candidate and top quarks. Furthermore, we show that this coupling can also be constrained using collider data from the Tevatron and the LHC.
Two-loop snail diagrams: relating neutrino masses to dark matter
Farzan, Yasaman
2014-01-01
Various mechanisms have been developed to explain the origin of Majorana neutrino masses. One of them is radiative mass generation. Two-loop mass generation is of particular interest because the masses and couplings of new particles propagating in the loop can be in the range testable by other experiments and observations. In order for the radiative mass suppression to be reliable, it should be guaranteed that lower loop contributions are suppressed. Based on loop topology and the form of electroweak presentation of the particles propagating in the loop, one can determine whether a lower---and therefore dominant---loop contribution is possible. We present a model based on these general considerations which leads to neutrino masses via a two-loop diagram which we dub as "snail-diagram". The model has two natural candidates for dark matter one of them being a neutral Dirac fermion which can satisfy the conditions of the thermal freeze-out scenario by annihilation to lepton pairs. We comment on the possibility o...
Two-loop snail diagrams: relating neutrino masses to dark matter
Farzan, Yasaman [Physics school, Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM),P.O. Box 19395-5531, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)
2015-05-06
Various mechanisms have been developed to explain the origin of neutrino masses. One of them is radiative mass generation. Two-loop mass generation is of particular interest because the masses and couplings of new particles propagating in the loop can be in the range testable by other experiments and observations. In order for the radiative mass suppression to be reliable, it should be guaranteed that lower loop contributions are suppressed. Based on loop topology and the form of electroweak presentation of the particles propagating in the loop, one can determine whether a lower — and therefore dominant — loop contribution is possible. We present a model based on these general considerations which leads to neutrino masses via a two-loop diagram which we dub as “snail-diagram”. The model has two natural candidates for dark matter one of them being a neutral Dirac fermion which can satisfy the conditions of the thermal freeze-out scenario by annihilation to lepton pairs. We comment on the possibility of explaining the GeV gamma ray excess observed by Fermi-LAT from the region close to the Galaxy Center. We also discuss possible signals at the LHC and at experiments searching for lepton flavor violating rare decays.
The mass question: do the elementary particles known as neutrinos have mass?
Witten, Edward
2002-01-01
"Until recently neutrinos were thought to be massless particles, but scientists have now determined that neutrinos have tiny none-zero masses that measure roughly ten million times smaller than an electron's mass. The research of Klapdor-Kleingrothaus has found that the three types of neutriono have almost identical mass".
Chan, Yat-Long; Chu, M.C.; Xu, Jianyi [The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Department of Physics, Shatin (China); Tsui, Ka Ming [University of Tokyo, RCCN, ICRR, Kashiwa, Chiba (Japan); Wong, Chan Fai [Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou (China)
2016-06-15
We derive the neutrino flavor transition probabilities with the neutrino treated as a wave packet. The decoherence and dispersion effects from the wave-packet treatment show up as damping and phase-shifting of the plane-wave neutrino oscillation patterns. If the energy uncertainty in the initial neutrino wave packet is larger than around 0.01 of the neutrino energy, the decoherence and dispersion effects would degrade the sensitivity of reactor neutrino experiments to mass hierarchy measurement to lower than 3 σ confidence level. (orig.)
Blanchet, Steve
2007-01-01
I present here a concise summary of the preprint arXiv:0707.3024, written in collaboration with A. Anisimov and P. Di Bari. There we discuss leptogenesis when {\\em CP} violation stems exlusively from the Dirac phase in the PMNS mixing matrix. Under this assumption it turns out that the situation is very constrained when a hierarchical heavy right-handed (RH) neutrino spectrum is considered: the allowed regions are small and the final asymmetry depends on the initial conditions. On the other hand, for a quasi-degenerate spectrum of RH neutrinos, the {\\em CP} asymmetry can be enhanced and the situation becomes much more favorable, with no dependence on the initial conditions. Interestingly, in the extreme case of resonant leptogenesis, in order to match the observed baryon asymmetry of the Universe, we obtain a lower bound on \\sin \\q_{13} which depends on the lightest active neutrino mass m_1.
Degenerate and Other Neutrino Mass Scenarios and Dark Matter
Minakata, H
2001-01-01
I discuss in this talk mainly three topics related with dark matter motivated neutrino mass spectrum and a generic issue of mass pattern, the normal versus the inverted mass hierarchies. In the first part, by describing failure of a nontrivial potential counter example, I argue that the standard 3 $\
Interference Phase of Mass Neutrinos in Kerr Space-Time
HUANG Xiu-Ju; WANG Yong-Jiu
2003-01-01
Along the geodesic we calculate the interference phase of the mass neutrinos in some special cases. Because of the rotation of the mass resource which induces the gravitational field, the angular momentum per unit mass, a, has a contribution to the phase, which is different from the case in Schwarzschild space-time.
Interference phase of mass neutrino in CM space-time
Chen Xia; Wang Yong-Jiu
2009-01-01
In the gravitational field of central mass with electric and magnetic charges and magnetic moment(CM space-time),this paper calculates the interference phase of mass neutrino along geodesic in the radial direction,and discusses the contribution of the electric and magnetic charges and magnetic moment of the central mass to the phase.
Probing the Neutrino Mass Hierarchy with Super-Kamiokande
Agarwalla, Sanjib Kumar
2012-01-01
We show that a superbeam with an average neutrino energy of ~ 5 GeV, such as those being proposed at CERN, if pointing to Super-Kamiokande (L \\simeq 8770 km), could reveal the neutrino mass hierarchy at 5 sigma in less than two years irrespective of the true hierarchy and CP phase. The measurement relies on the near resonant matter effect in the numu \\rightarrow nue oscillation channel, and can be done counting the total number of appearance events with just a neutrino beam.
Discriminating Majorana Neutrino Textures in the light of Baryon Asymmetry
Borah, Manikanta; Das, Mrinal Kumar
2015-01-01
We study all possible texture zeros in the Majorana neutrino mass matrix which are allowed from neutrino oscillation as well as cosmology data when the charged lepton mass matrix is assumed to take the diagonal form. Considering two different possible values of the lightest neutrino mass giving rise to quasi-degenerate and hierarchical light neutrino mass spectrum respectively, we write down the Majorana CP phases as a function of the Dirac CP phase using the constraints coming from vanishing or equality of elements in a particular texture zero mass matrix. We constrain texture zero mass matrices from the requirement of producing correct baryon asymmetry through the mechanism of leptogenesis. Adopting a type I seesaw framework, we consider the CP violating out of equilibrium decay of the lightest right handed neutrino as the source of lepton asymmetry. Apart from discriminating between the texture zero mass matrices and light neutrino mass hierarchy, we also constrain the Dirac CP phase so that the observed b...
Effect of Non Unitarity on Neutrino Mass Hierarchy determination at DUNE, NO$\
Dutta, Debajyoti; Roy, Samiran
2016-01-01
The neutrino mass ordering is one of the principal unknowns in the neutrino sector. Long baseline neutrino experiments have the potential of resolving this issue as they are sensitive to large matter effects. The superbeam experiment DUNE is one of the most promising candidates to study the neutrino mass hierarchy, along with NO$\
Rosado, A. [Universidad Autonoma de Puebla, Puebla (Mexico)
2001-04-01
Assuming that the neutrino is a massless left-handed Dirac particle, we show that the neutrino anapole moment and the neutrino charge radius satisfy the simple relation a{sub v} =(r{sup 2}{sub v}) /6, in the context of the Standard Model of the electroweak interactions. We also show that the neutrino electroweak anapole moment a{sub v}l{sup E}W and the neutrino electroweak charge radius (r{sup 2}{sub v}){sup E}W, which have been defined through the v{sub l}l' scattering at the one-loop level and are physical quantities, also obey the relation a{sub v}l{sup E}W =(r{sup 2}{sub v}){sup E}W/6. [Spanish] Suponiendo que el neutrino es una particula de Dirac, sin masa y con helicidad izquierda, mostramos que el momento anapolar a{sub v} y el radio de carga (r{sub v}{sup 2}) del neutrino satisfacen la relacion simple a{sub v} =(r{sup 2}{sub v}) /6, en el contexto del Modelo Estandar de las interacciones electrodebiles. Ademas, mostramos que el momento anapolar electrodebil a{sub v}l{sup E}W y el radio de carga electrodebil (r{sup 2}{sub v}){sup E}W del neutrino, los cuales han sido definidos a traves de la dispersion v{sub l}l' a nivel de un lazo y que son cantidades fisicas, tambien obedecen la relacion a{sub v}l{sup E}W =(r{sup 2}{sub v}){sup E}W/6.
An $A_4$ realization of inverse seesaw: neutrino masses, $\\theta_{13}$ and leptonic non-unitarity
Karmakar, Biswajit
2016-01-01
We provide an $A_4$ based flavor symmetric scenario to accommodate the inverse seesaw mechanism for explaining light neutrino masses and mixing. We find that the lepton mixing, in particular the tri-bimaximal mixing pattern and its deviation through nonzero $\\theta_{13}$, is originated solely from the flavor structure of the lepton number violating contribution of the neutral lepton mass matrix. Here we discuss in detail how a nonzero value of $\\theta_{13}$ is correlated with the other parameters in the framework and its impact on the Dirac CP phase $\\delta$. We also analyze the non-unitarity effects on lepton mixing matrix and its implication in terms of the lepton flavor violating decays, etc..
Strong CP Problem, Neutrino Masses and the 750 GeV Diphoton Resonance
Cao, Qing-Hong; Gu, Pei-Hong
2015-01-01
We present an $SU(3)^{}_{c}\\times SU(2)^{}_{L}\\times SU(2)^{}_{R}\\times U(1)_{L}^{}\\times U(1)_{R}^{}\\rightarrow SU(3)^{}_{c}\\times SU(2)^{}_{L}\\times SU(2)^{}_{R}\\times U(1)^{}_{B-L}$ left-right symmetric model with a discrete parity symmetry to realize a universal seesaw scenario. The model can simultaneously solve the strong CP problem without resorting to the unobserved axion and explain the 750 GeV diphoton resonance reported recently by the ATLAS and CMS collaborations at the LHC. Owing to large suppressions in the two-loop induced Dirac mass terms, the Majorana mass matrices of left- and right-handed neutrinos naturally share the same structure. That allows us to quantitatively study the neutrinoless double beta decay induced by the right-handed currents.
Experimental studies of neutrino oscillations
Kajita, Takaaki
2016-01-01
The 2015 Nobel Prize in physics has been awarded to Takaaki Kajita and Arthur McDonald "for the discovery of neutrino oscillations, which shows that neutrinos have mass". Takaaki Kajita of Tokyo University is a Japanese physicist, known for neutrino experiments at the Kamiokande and its successor, Super-Kamiokande. This volume of collected works of Kajita on neutrino oscillations provides a good glimpse into as well as a record of the rise and the role of Asian research in the frontiers of neutrino physics. Japan is now a major force in the study of the 3 families of neutrinos. Much remains to be done to clarify the Dirac vs. Majorana nature of the neutrino, and the cosmological implications of the neutrino. The collected works of Kajita and his Super-Kamiokande group will leave an indelible foot-print in the history of big and better science.
The (Z_2)^3 symmetry of the non-tri-bimaximal pattern for the neutrino mass matrix
Lashin, E I; Chamoun, N; Nasri, S
2012-01-01
In view of the recent neutrino oscillation data pointing to a non-vanishing value for the smallest mixing angle ($\\theta_z$), we derive and find explicit realizations of the $(Z_2)^3$ flavor symmetry which characterizes, for the neutrino mass matrix, uniquely a variant of the tripartite form, originally conceived to lead to the tri-bimaximal mixing with $\\theta_z=0$, so that to allow now for a non-tri-bimaximal pattern with non-zero $\\theta_z$. We impose this flavor symmetry in a setting including the charged leptons and we see that it can make room, through higher order terms involving new SM-singlet scalars, for the mass hierarchy of charged leptons. Moreover, within type-I seesaw mechanism augmented with the flavor symmetry, certain patterns occurring in both the Dirac and the Majorana neutrino mass matrices can accommodate all types of mass hierarchies in the effective neutrino mass matrix, but no lepton/baryon asymmetry can be generated. Finally, we discuss how type-II seesaw mechanism, when supplemented...
Romero, R
2016-01-01
Assuming that one neutrino type with definite mass is described by a massive Dirac field operator, it is shown that the physical one-particle states for particles and antiparticles can be rotated to each other, irrespective of their helicity. This result is used to prove that the neutrino must necessarily be a Majorana particle.
Flavor versus mass eigenstates in neutrino asymmetries: implications for cosmology
Barenboim, Gabriela; Kinney, William H.; Park, Wan-Il
2017-09-01
We show that, if they exist, lepton number asymmetries (L_α ) of neutrino flavors should be distinguished from the ones (L_i) of mass eigenstates, since Big Bang Nucleosynthesis (BBN) bounds on the flavor eigenstates cannot be directly applied to the mass eigenstates. Similarly, Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) constraints on the mass eigenstates do not directly constrain flavor asymmetries. Due to the difference of mass and flavor eigenstates, the cosmological constraint on the asymmetries of neutrino flavors can be much stronger than the conventional expectation, but they are not uniquely determined unless at least the asymmetry of the heaviest neutrino is well constrained. The cosmological constraint on L_i for a specific case is presented as an illustration.
Flavor versus mass eigenstates in neutrino asymmetries: implications for cosmology
Barenboim, Gabriela; Park, Wan-Il
2016-01-01
We show that, if they exist, lepton number asymmetries ($L_\\alpha$) of neutrino flavors should be distinguished from the ones ($L_i$) of mass eigenstates, since Big Bang Nucleosynthesis (BBN) bounds on the flavor eigenstates cannot be directly applied to the mass eigenstates. Similarly, Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) constraints on mass eigenstates do not directly constrain flavor asymmetries. Due to the difference of mass and flavor eigenstates, the cosmological constraint on the asymmetries of neutrino flavors can be much stronger than conventional expectation, but not uniquely determined unless at least the asymmetry of the heaviest neutrino is well constrained. Cosmological constraint on $L_i$ for a specific case is presented as an illustration.
Loop-induced Neutrino Masses: A Case Study
Geng, Chao-Qiang; Tsai, Lu-Hsing
2014-01-01
We study the cocktail model in which the Majorana neutrino masses are generated by the so-called "cocktail" three-loop diagrams with the dark matter particle running in the loops. In particular, we give the correct analytic expressions of the neutrino masses in the model by the detailed calculation of the cocktail diagrams. Based on the reliable numerical calculation of the loop integrals, we explore the parameter space which can give the correct orders of neutrino masses while satisfying other experimental constraints, such as those from the neutrinoless double beta decay, low-energy lepton flavor violation processes, electroweak precision tests, and collider searches. As a result, the large couplings and the large mass difference between the two singly-charged (neutral) scalars are required.
Neutrino Mass, Electron Capture and the Shake-off Contributions
Faessler, Amand; Simkovic, Fedor
2016-01-01
Electron capture can determine the electron neutrino mass, while the beta decay of Tritium measures the electron antineutrino mass and the neutrinoless double beta decay observes the Majorana neutrino mass. Electron capture e. g. on 163Ho plus bound electron to 163Dy* plus neutrino can determine the electron neutrino mass from the upper end of the decay spectrum of the excited Dy*, which is given by the Q-Value minus the neutrino mass. The Dy* states decay by X-ray and Auger electron emissions. The total decay energy is measured in a bolometer. These excitations have been studied by Robertson and by Faessler et al.. In addition the daughter atom Dy can also be excited by moving in the capture process one electron into the continuum. The escape of these continuum electrons is automatically included in the experimental bolometer spectrum. Recently a method developed by Intemann and Pollock was used by DeRujula and Lusignoli for a rough estimate of this shake-off process for "s" wave electrons in capture on 163H...
Unification of Gauge Couplings in Radiative Neutrino Mass Models
Hagedorn, Claudia; Riad, Stella; Schmidt, Michael A
2016-01-01
We investigate the possibility of gauge coupling unification in various radiative neutrino mass models, which generate neutrino masses at one- and/or two-loop level. Renormalization group running of gauge couplings is performed analytically and numerically at one- and two-loop order, respectively. We study three different classes of neutrino mass models: (I) minimal ultraviolet completions of the dimension-7 $\\Delta L=2$ operators which generate neutrino masses at one- and/or two-loop level without and with dark matter candidates, (II) models with dark matter which lead to neutrino masses at one-loop level and (III) models with particles in the adjoint representation of $\\mathrm{SU}(3)$. In class (I), gauge couplings unify in a few models and adding dark matter amplifies the chances for unification. In class (II), about a quarter of the models admit gauge coupling unification. In class (III), none of the models leads to gauge coupling unification. Regarding the scale of unification, we find values between $10...
Search for Neutrino Mass Generation Mechanisms with the ATLAS detector
Hamano, Kenji; The ATLAS collaboration
2012-01-01
There are two main theoretical frameworks to explain small but non-zero neutrino mass : seesaw mechanisms and radiative generation of neutrino masses. The Type II Seesaw models and the Zee-Babu two-loop mass generation model require new heavy scalars and the Type III Seesaw models predict a heavy fermion triplet. We search for those new particles in same-sign dilepton and three lepton final states. We present results with the data sample recorded in 2011 and/or 2012 by the ATLAS experiment at the LHC.
Neutrino Textures in the Light of Super-Kamiokande Data and a Realistic String Model
Ellis, Jonathan Richard; Lola, S; Nanopoulos, Dimitri V
1999-01-01
Motivated by the Super-Kamiokande atmospheric neutrino data, we discuss possible textures for Majorana and Dirac neutrino masses within the see-saw framework. The main purposes of this paper are twofold: first to obtain intuition from a purely phenomenological analysis, and secondly to explore to what extent it may be realized in a specific model. We comment initially on the simplified two-generation case, emphasizing that large mixing is not incompatible with a large hierarchy of mass eigenvalues. We also emphasize that renormalization-group effects may amplify neutrino mixing, presenting semi-analytic expressions for estimating this amplification. Several examples are then given of three-family neutrino mass textures which may also accommodate the persistent solar neutrino deficit, with different assumptions for the neutrino Dirac mass matrices. We comment on a few features of neutrino mass textures arising in models with a U(1) flavour symmetry. Finally, we discuss the possible pattern of neutrino masses i...
Radiative neutrino mass and 3.5 keV X-ray line
Baek, Seungwon
2015-01-01
We consider an extension of Zee-Babu model to explain the smallness of neutrino masses. (1) We extend the lepton number symmetry of the original model to local $B-L$ symmetry. (2) We introduce three Dirac dark matter candidates with flavor-dependent $B-L$ charges. After the spontaneous breaking of $B-L$, a discrete symmetry $Z_6$ remains, which guarantees the stability of dark matter. Then the model can explain the 3.5 keV X-ray line signal with decaying dark matter. We also introduce a real scalar field which is singlet under both the SM and $U(1)_{B-L}$ and can explain the current relic abundance of the Dirac fermionic DMs. If the mixing with the SM Higgs boson is small, it does not contribute to DM direct detection. The main contribution to the scattering of DM off atomic nuclei comes from the exchange of $U(1)_{B-L}$ gauge boson, $Z'$, and is suppressed below current experimental bound when $Z'$ mass is heavy ($\\gtrsim 10$ TeV). If the singlet scalar mass is about 0.1--10 MeV, DM self-interaction can be l...
Constraining bilinear R-parity violation from neutrino masses
Góźdź, Marek; Kamiński, Wiesław A.
2008-10-01
We confront the R-parity violating minimal supersymmetric standard model with the neutrino oscillation data. Investigating the 1-loop particle-sparticle diagrams with additional bilinear insertions on the external neutrino lines we construct the relevant contributions to the neutrino mass matrix. A comparison of the so-obtained matrices with the experimental ones assuming normal or inverted hierarchy and taking into account possible CP-violating phases allows to set constraints on the values of the bilinear coupling constants. A similar calculation is presented with the input from the Heidelberg-Moscow neutrinoless double beta decay experiment. We base our analysis on the renormalization group evolution of the minimal supersymmetric standard model parameters which are unified at the grand unified theory scale. Using the obtained bounds we calculate the contributions to the Majorana neutrino transition magnetic moments.
Exact Solution to the One-Dimensional Dirac Equation with Time Varying Mass
YANG Jin; XIANG An-Ping; YU Wan-Lun
2003-01-01
We directly use the quantum-invariant operator method to obtain the closed-form solution to the one-dimensional Dirac equation with a time-changing mass with a little manipulation. The solution got is also applicable forthe case with time-independence mass.
Exact Solution to the One-Dimensional Dirac Equation with Time Varying Mass
YANGJin; XIANGAn-Ping; YUWan-Lun
2003-01-01
We directly use the quantum-invariant operator method to obtain the closed-form solution to the one-dimensional Dirac equation with a time-changing mass with a little manipulation. The solution got is also applicable for the case with time-independence mass.
Reduced Dirac equation and Lamb shift as off-mass-shell effect in quantum electrodynamics
Ni, Guang-Jiong; Xu, Jian-Jun; Lou, Sen-Yue
2011-02-01
Based on the accurate experimental data of energy-level differences in hydrogen-like atoms, especially the 1S—2S transitions of hydrogen and deuterium, the necessity of introducing a reduced Dirac equation with reduced mass as the substitution of original electron mass is stressed. Based on new cognition about the essence of special relativity, we provide a reasonable argument for the reduced Dirac equation to have two symmetries, the invariance under the (newly defined) space-time inversion and that under the pure space inversion, in a noninertial frame. By using the reduced Dirac equation and within the framework of quantum electrodynamics in covariant form, the Lamb shift can be evaluated (at one-loop level) as the radiative correction on a bound electron staying in an off-mass-shell state—-a new approach eliminating the infrared divergence. Hence the whole calculation, though with limited accuracy, is simplified, getting rid of all divergences and free of ambiguity.
Reduced Dirac equation and Lamb shift as off-mass-shell effect in quantum electrodynamics
Ni Guang-Jiong; Xu Jian-Jun; Lou Sea-Yue
2011-01-01
Based on the accurate experimental data of energy-level differences in hydrogen-like atoms, especially the 1S-2S transitions of hydrogen and deuterium, the necessity of introducing a reduced Dirac equation with reduced mass as the substitution of original electron mass is stressed. Based on new cognition about the essence of special relativity, we provide a reasonable argument for the reduced Dirac equation to have two symmetries, the invariance under the (newly defined) space-time inversion and that under the pure space inversion, in a noninertial frame. By using the reduced Dirac equation and within the framework of quantum electrodynamics in covariant form, the Lamb shift can be evaluated (at one-loop level) as the radiative correction on a bound electron staying in an off-mass-shell state-a new approach eliminating the infrared divergence. Hence the whole calculation, though with limited accuracy, is simplified, getting rid of all divergences and free of ambiguity.
Predictive model for radiatively induced neutrino masses and mixings with dark matter.
Gustafsson, Michael; No, Jose M; Rivera, Maximiliano A
2013-05-24
A minimal extension of the standard model to naturally generate small neutrino masses and provide a dark matter candidate is proposed. The dark matter particle is part of a new scalar doublet field that plays a crucial role in radiatively generating neutrino masses. The symmetry that stabilizes the dark matter also suppresses neutrino masses to appear first at three-loop level. Without the need of right-handed neutrinos or other very heavy new fields, this offers an attractive explanation of the hierarchy between the electroweak and neutrino mass scales. The model has distinct verifiable predictions for the neutrino masses, flavor mixing angles, colliders, and dark matter signals.
Neutrino oscillations in the field of a rotating deformed mass
Geralico, A., E-mail: geralico@icra.it [Physics Department and ICRA, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, I-00185 Rome (Italy); Luongo, O., E-mail: orlando.luongo@roma1.infn.it [Physics Department and ICRA, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, I-00185 Rome (Italy); Institute of Nuclear Science, University of Mexico (Mexico)
2012-03-12
The neutrino oscillations in the field of a rotating deformed mass is investigated. The phase shift is evaluated in the case of weak field limit, slow rotation and small deformation. To this aim the Hartle–Thorne metric is used, which is an approximate solution of the vacuum Einstein equations accurate to second order in the rotation parameter a/M and to first order in the mass quadrupole moment q. Implications on atmospheric, solar and astrophysical neutrinos are discussed. -- Highlights: ► We consider neutrino oscillations in the field of a rotating deformed mass. ► We evaluate the phase shift in the case of weak field limit, slow rotation and small deformation. ► Observational implications are discussed.
Two old ways to measure the electron-neutrino mass
De Rújula, A
2013-01-01
Three decades ago, the measurement of the electron neutrino mass in atomic electron capture (EC) experiments was scrutinized in its two variants: single EC and neutrino-less double EC. For certain isotopes an atomic resonance enormously enhances the expected decay rates. The favoured technique, based on calorimeters as opposed to spectrometers, has the advantage of greatly simplifying the theoretical analysis of the data. After an initial surge of measurements, the EC approach did not seem to be competitive. But very recently, there has been great progress on micro-calorimeters and the measurement of atomic mass differences. Meanwhile, the beta-decay neutrino-mass limits have improved by a factor of 15, and the difficulty of the experiments by the cube of that figure. Can the "calorimetric" EC theory cope with this increased challenge? I answer this question affirmatively. In so doing I briefly review the subject and extensively address some persistent misunderstandings of the underlying quantum physics.
Phenomenological analysis of properties of the RH Majorana neutrino in the seesaw mechanism
Pan, H; Pan, Haijun
2002-01-01
As an extension of our previous work in the seesaw mechanism, we analyze the influence of $U_{e3}$ on the properties (masses and mixing) of the RH Majorana neutrinos in three flavors. The quasidegenerate light neutrinos case is also considered. Assuming the hierarchical Dirac neutrino masses, we find the heavy Majorana neutrino mass spectrum is either hierarchical or partial degenerate if $\\theta_{23}^{\
Measuring neutrino mass with radioactive ions in a storage ring
Lindroos, Mats; Orme, Christopher; Schwetz, Thomas
2009-01-01
We propose a method to measure the neutrino mass kinematically using beams of ions which undergo beta decay. The idea is to tune the ion beam momentum so that in most decays, the electron is forward moving with respect to the beam, and only in decays near the endpoint is the electron moving backwards. Then, by counting the backward moving electrons one can observe the effect of neutrino mass on the beta spectrum close to the endpoint. In order to reach sensitivities for $m_\
Three-Loop Neutrino Mass Models at Colliders
Ahriche, Amine; Nasri, Salah
2015-01-01
In this work, we report on recent analyses of a class of models that generate neutrino mass at the three-loop level. We argue that these models offer a viable solution to both the neutrino mass and dark matter problems, without being in conflict with experimental constraints from, e.g. lepton flavor violating processes and the muon anomalous magnetic moment. Furthermore, we describe observable experimental signals predicted by the models and show that they have common signatures that can be probed at both the LHC and ILC.
Neutrino Masses in Superstring Derived Standard--like Models
Faraggi, A E; Faraggi, Alon E.; Halyo, Edi
1993-01-01
We propose a new scenario in a class of superstring derived standard--like models that explains the suppression of the left--handed neutrino masses. Due to nonrenormalizable terms and the breaking of the $U(1)_{Z^\\prime}$ symmetry a generalized see--saw mechanism takes place. Contrary to the traditional see--saw mechanism in GUTs, the see--saw scale and the right--handed neutrino mass scale are suppressed relative to the $U(1)_{Z^\\prime}$ breaking scale.
Supersymmetric unification in the light of neutrino mass
Charanjit S Aulakh
2000-04-01
We argue that with the discovery of neutrino mass effects at super-Kamiokande there is a clear logical chain leading from the standard model through the MSSM and the recently developed minimal left right supersymmetric models with a renormalizable see-saw mechanism for neutrino mass to left right symmetric SUSY GUTS: in particular, SO(10) and SU(2) × SU(2) × SU(4). The progress in constructing such GUTS explicitly is reviewed and their testability/falsiﬁability by proton decay measurements emphasized
Baryon asymmetry via leptogenesis in a neutrino mass model with complex scaling
Samanta, Rome; Roy, Probir; Ghosal, Ambar
2016-01-01
Baryogenesis via leptogenesis is investigated in a specific model of light neutrino masses and mixing angles. The latter was proposed on the basis of an assumed complex-extended scaling property of the neutrino Majorana mass matrix $M_\
The next challenge for neutrinos: the mass ordering
Stanco, Luca
2016-01-01
Neutrino physics is nowadays receiving more and more attention as a possible source of information for the long--standing investigation of new physics beyond the Standard Model. This is also supported by the recent change of perspectives in neutrino researches since the discovery period is almost over and we are entering the phase of precise measurements. Despite the limited statistics collected for some variables, the three--flavour neutrino framework seems well strengthening. However some relevant pieces of this framework are still missing. The amount of a possible CP violation phase and the mass ordering are among the most challenging and probably those that will be known in the near future. In this paper we will discuss these two correlated issues and a very recent new statistical method introduced to get reliable results on the mass ordering.
The (3+2) Neutrino Mass Spectrum and Double Chooz
Bandyopadhyay, Abhijit
2007-01-01
The implications of extra sterile neutrinos for the Double Chooz experiment is expounded. The so-called ``3+2'' mass spectrum with 2 sterile neutrinos mixed with the active ones, is still allowed by the global neutrino data including MiniBooNE. We probe its impact on the resultant reactor antineutrino signal at the near and far detector of the Double Chooz experiment. The oscillations driven by the additional mass squared difference due to the sterile states bring an energy independent constant suppression at both the near and far detectors. We study to what extent the measurement of $\\theta_{13}$ would get affected due to the presence of sterile mixing. We also give the projected sensitivity that Double Chooz will have to constrain the extra mixing angles associated with the sterile states.
Song, Ningqiang; Gomez-Cadenas, J J; Gonzalez-Garcia, M C; Conde, A Peralta; Taron, Josep
2015-01-01
The photon spectrum in macrocoherent atomic de-excitation via radiative emission of neutrino pairs (RENP) has been proposed as a sensitive probe of the neutrino mass spectrum, capable of competing with conventional neutrino experiments. In this paper we revisit this intriguing technique in order to quantify the requirements for statistical determination of some of the properties of the neutrino spectrum, in particular the neutrino mass scale and the mass ordering. Our results are sobering. We find that, even under ideal conditions, the determination of neutrino parameters needs experimental live times of the order of days to years for several laser frequencies, assuming a target of volume of order 100 cm3 containing about 10^21 atoms per cubic centimeter in a totally coherent state with maximum value of the electric field in the target. Such conditions seem to be, as of today, way beyond the reach of our current technology.
Absolute neutrino masses physics beyond SM, double beta decay and cosmic rays
Päs, H; P\\"as, Heinrich; Weiler, Thomas J.
2002-01-01
Absolute neutrino masses provide a key to physics beyond the standard model. We discuss the impact of absolute neutrinos masses on physics beyond the standard model, the experimental possibilities to determine absolute neutrinos masses, and the intriguing connection with the Z-burst model for extreme-energy cosmic rays.
Zhang, Jue; Zhou, Shun
2016-06-01
The atomic transition from an excited state |e ⟩ to the ground state |g ⟩ by emitting a neutrino pair and a photon, i.e., |e ⟩→|g ⟩+|γ ⟩+|νi⟩+|ν¯j⟩ with i , j =1 , 2, 3, has been proposed by Yoshimura and his collaborators as an alternative way to determine the absolute scale m0 of neutrino masses. More recently, a statistical analysis of the fine structure of the photon spectrum from this atomic process has been performed [N. Song et al. Phys. Rev. D 93, 013020 (2016)] to quantitatively examine the experimental requirements for a realistic determination of absolute neutrino masses. In this paper, we show how to improve the statistical analysis and demonstrate that the previously required detection time can be reduced by one order of magnitude for the case of a 3 σ determination of m0˜0.01 eV with an accuracy better than 10%. Such an improvement is very encouraging for further investigations on measuring absolute neutrino masses through atomic processes.
Counting muons to probe the neutrino mass spectrum
Lujan-Peschard, Carolina [Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, INFN, Assergi (Italy); Universidad de Guanajuato, Departamento de Fisica, DCeI, Leon, Guanajuato (Mexico); Pagliaroli, Giulia [Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, INFN, Assergi (Italy); Vissani, Francesco [Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, INFN, Assergi (Italy); Gran Sasso Science Institute (INFN), L' Aquila (Italy)
2013-05-15
The experimental evidence that {theta} {sub 13} is large opens new opportunities to identify the neutrino mass spectrum. We outline a possibility to investigate this issue by means of conventional technology. The ideal set-up turns out to be long baseline experiment: the muon neutrino beam, with 10{sup 20} protons on target, has an average energy of 6 (8) GeV; the neutrinos, after propagating 6000 (8000) km, are observed by a muon detector of 1 Mton and with a muon energy threshold of 2 GeV. The expected number of muon events is about 1000, and the difference between the two neutrino spectra is sizeable, about 30 %. This allows the identification of the mass spectrum just counting muon tracks. The signal events are well characterized experimentally by their time and direction of arrival, and 2/3 of them are in a region with little atmospheric neutrino background, namely, between 4 GeV and 10 GeV. The distances from CERN to Baikal Lake and from Fermilab to KM3NET, or ANTARES, fit in the ideal range. (orig.)
Dark Energy and Right-Handed Neutrinos
Barbieri, Riccardo; Oliver, S J; Strumia, A; Barbieri, Riccardo; Hall, Lawrence J.; Oliver, Steven J.; Strumia, Alessandro
2005-01-01
We explore the possibility that a CP violating phase of the neutrino mass matrix is promoted to a pseudo-Goldstone-boson field and is identified as the quintessence field for Dark Energy. By requiring that the quintessence potential be calculable from a Lagrangian, and that the extreme flatness of the potential be stable under radiative corrections, we are led to an essentially unique model. Lepton number is violated only by Majorana masses of light, right-handed neutrinos, comparable to the Dirac masses that mix right- with left-handed neutrinos. We outline the rich and constrained neutrino phenomenology that results from this proposal.
The Use of Low Temperature Detectors for Direct Measurements of the Mass of the Electron Neutrino
A. Nucciotti
2016-01-01
Full Text Available Recent years have witnessed many exciting breakthroughs in neutrino physics. The detection of neutrino oscillations has proved that neutrinos are massive particles, but the assessment of their absolute mass scale is still an outstanding challenge in today particle physics and cosmology. Since low temperature detectors were first proposed for neutrino physics experiments in 1984, there has been tremendous technical progress: today this technique offers the high energy resolution and scalability required to perform competitive experiments challenging the lowest electron neutrino masses. This paper reviews the thirty-year effort aimed at realizing calorimetric measurements with sub-eV neutrino mass sensitivity using low temperature detectors.
The use of low temperature detectors for direct measurements of the mass of the electron neutrino
Nucciotti, Angelo
2015-01-01
Recent years have witnessed many exciting breakthroughs in neutrino physics. The detection of neutrino oscillations has proved that neutrinos are massive particles but the assessment of their absolute mass scale is still an outstanding challenge in today particle physics and cosmology. Since low temperature detectors were first proposed for neutrino physics experiments in 1984, there have been tremendous technical progresses: today this technique offers the high energy resolution and scalability required to perform competitive experiments challenging the lowest electron neutrino masses. This paper reviews the thirty-year effort aimed at realizing a calorimetric measurements with sub-eV neutrino mass sensitivity using low temperature detectors.
Sato, T.; Segawa, Kouji; Kosaka, K.; Souma, S.; Nakayama, K.; Eto, K.; Minami, T.; Ando, Yoichi; Takahashi, T.
2011-11-01
The three-dimensional (3D) topological insulator is a novel quantum state of matter where an insulating bulk hosts a linearly dispersing surface state, which can be viewed as a sea of massless Dirac fermions protected by the time-reversal symmetry (TRS). Breaking the TRS by a magnetic order leads to the opening of a gap in the surface state, and consequently the Dirac fermions become massive. It has been proposed theoretically that such a mass acquisition is necessary to realize novel topological phenomena, but achieving a sufficiently large mass is an experimental challenge. Here we report an unexpected discovery that the surface Dirac fermions in a solid-solution system TlBi(S1-xSex)2 acquire a mass without explicitly breaking the TRS. We found that this system goes through a quantum phase transition from the topological to the non-topological phase, and, by tracing the evolution of the electronic states using the angle-resolved photoemission, we observed that the massless Dirac state in TlBiSe2 switches to a massive state before it disappears in the non-topological phase. This result suggests the existence of a condensed-matter version of the `Higgs mechanism' where particles acquire a mass through spontaneous symmetry breaking.
Mass neutrino oscillations in Reissner-Nordstrom space-time
Huang Xiu-Ju; Wang Yong-Jiu
2004-01-01
Along the geodesic we calculate the interference phase of the mass neutrinos propagating in the radial direction in the Reissner-Nordstrom field. From the calculation we find that, though there exists electric charge in the gravitational source, the phase increases very little compared with that in the Schwarzschild field.
A New Parametrization of Mass Varying Neutrinos Applied in Supernovae
Rossi-Torres, F.; Guzzo, M.M.; Holanda, P.C. de; Peres, O.L.G. [Instituto de Fisica Gleb Wataghin - UNICAMP, Rua Sergio Buarque de Holanda, 777, 13083-859, Campinas-SP (Brazil)
2012-08-15
We propose a phenomenological model of mass varying neutrino (MaVaN) to be applied to supernovae. We consider oscillations of {nu}{sup Macron }{sub e}{yields}{nu}{sup Macron }{sub s} in this MaVaN approach and seek for possible modifications of survival probabilities.
Masses, mélange et oscillations de neutrinos
Wilquet, Gaston
The experimental situation concerning the measurements of neutrinos masses, mixing and oscillation is reviewed, as well as of the underlying phenomenology. A particular attention is given to the CERN experimental program to which I took or take part, CHARM-II, CHORUS and OPERA. In the last chapter, I try to put into perspective the medium and long term experimental programme.
A common source for neutrino and sparticle masses
Brignole, Andrea; Rossi, Anna
2010-01-01
We discuss supersymmetric scenarios in which neutrino masses arise from effective d=6 operators in the Kahler potential (including SUSY-breaking insertions). Simple explicit realizations of those Kahler operators are presented in the context of the type II seesaw. An appealing scenario emerges upon identifying the seesaw mediators with SUSY-breaking messengers.
Development of Si microcalorimeters for a neutrino mass experiment
Alessandrello, A. [Milan Univ. (Italy). Dipt. di Fisica; Brofferio, C. [Milan Univ. (Italy). Dipt. di Fisica; Camin, D.V. [Milan Univ. (Italy). Dipt. di Fisica; Cattadori, C. [Milan Univ. (Italy). Dipt. di Fisica; Cavallini, R. [Milan Univ. (Italy). Dipt. di Fisica; Cremonesi, O. [Milan Univ. (Italy). Dipt. di Fisica; Fiorini, E. [Milan Univ. (Italy). Dipt. di Fisica; Giuliani, A. [Milan Univ. (Italy). Dipt. di Fisica; Maglione, A. [IRST, Povo (Italy); Margesin, B. [IRST, Povo (Italy); Nucciotti, A. [Milan Univ. (Italy). Dipt. di Fisica; Parmeggiano, S. [Milan Univ. (Italy). Dipt. di Fisica; Pavan, M. [Milan Univ. (Italy). Dipt. di Fisica; Perego, M. [Milan Univ. (Italy). Dipt. di Fisica; Pessina, G. [Milan Univ. (Italy). Dipt. di Fisica; Pignatel, G. [Trento Univ. (Italy). Dipartimento di Ingegneria dei Materiali; Previtali, E. [Milan Univ. (Italy). Dipt. di Fisica; Sisti, M. [Milan Univ. (Italy). Dipt. di Fisica; Zanotti, L. [Milan Univ. (Italy). Dipt. di Fisica
1996-02-11
We are developing high resolution Si-implanted thermistors for a calorimetric neutrino mass experiment. The production process is being tuned to reach high performance and reproducibility. We discuss the properties of devices prepared with different process parameters and different geometries. We also present the results obtained using these thermistors for detecting low energy X-rays. (orig.).
Hosteins, P
2007-09-15
The purpose of this thesis is to study, in the neutrino sector, the flavour structures at high energy. The work is divided into two main parts. The first part is dedicated to the well known mechanism to produce small neutrino masses: the seesaw mechanism, which implies the existence of massive particles whose decays violate lepton number. Therefore this mechanism can also be used to generate a net baryon number in the early universe and explain the cosmological observation of the asymmetry between matter and antimatter. However, it is often non-trivial to fulfill the constraints coming at the same time from neutrino oscillations and cosmological experiments, at least in frameworks where the couplings can be somehow constrained, like some Grand Unification models. Therefore we devoted the first part to the study of a certain class of seesaw mechanism which can be found in the context of SO(10) theories for example. We introduce a method to extract the mass matrix of the heavy right-handed neutrinos and explore the phenomenological consequences of this quantity, mainly concerning the production of a sufficient baryon asymmetry. When trying to identify the underlying symmetry governing the mixings between the different generations, we see that there is a puzzling difference between the quark and the lepton sectors. However, the quark and lepton parameters have to be compared at the scale of the flavour symmetry breaking, therefore we have to make them run to the appropriate scale. Thus, it is worthwhile investigating models where quantum corrections allow an approximate unification of quark and lepton mixings. This is why the other part of the thesis investigates the running of the effective neutrino mass operator in models with an extra compact dimension, where quantum corrections to the neutrino masses and mixings can be potentially large due to the multiplicity of states.
Cosmological models with interacting components and mass-varying neutrinos
Collodel, Lucas G
2012-01-01
A model for a homogeneous and isotropic spatially flat Universe, composed of baryons, radiation, neutrinos, dark matter and dark energy is analyzed. We infer that dark energy (considered to behave as a scalar field) interacts with dark matter (either by the Wetterich model, or by the Anderson and Carroll model) and with neutrinos by a model proposed by Brookfield et al.. The latter is understood to have a mass-varying behavior. We show that for a very-softly varying field, both interacting models for dark matter give the same results. The models reproduce the expected red-shift performances of the present behavior of the Universe.
On the Mass Neutrino Phase calculations along the geodesic line and the null line
Zhang, C. M.; Beesham, A.
2000-01-01
On the mass neutrino phase calculations along both the particle geodesic line and the photon null line, there exists a double counting error--factor of 2 when comparing the geodesic phase with the null phase. For the mass neutrino propagation in the flat spacetime, we study the neutrino interference phase calculation in the Minkowski diagram and find that the double counting effect originates from despising the velocity difference between two mass neutrinos. Moreover, we compare the phase cal...
The neutrino mass matrix and (selected) variants of A4
Martin Hirsch
2009-01-01
Recent neutrino oscillation experiments have measured leptonic mixing angles with considerable precision. Many theoretical attempts to understand the peculiar mixing structure, observed in these measurements, are based on non-Abelian flavour symmetries. This talk concentrates exclusively on models based on the non-Abelian symmetry 4 . 4 is particularly well suited to describe three family mixing, and allows to explain the near tri-bimaximal mixing observed. Special emphasis is put here on the discussion of the neutrinoless double beta decay observable $\\langle m_{} \\rangle$ . Different models based on 4 with very similar predictions for neutrino angles can yield vastly different expectations for $\\langle m_{} \\rangle$ . Neutrinoless double beta decay can thus serve, in principle, as a discriminator between different neutrino mass models.
Quark mass anomalous dimension from the twisted mass Dirac operator spectrum
Cichy, Krzysztof [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Zeuthen (Germany). John von Neumann-Inst. fuer Computing NIC; Poznan Univ. (Poland). Faculty of Physics
2013-12-15
We investigate whether it is possible to extract the quark mass anomalous dimension and its scale dependence from the spectrum of the twisted mass Dirac operator in Lattice QCD. The answer to this question appears to be positive, provided that one goes to large enough eigenvalues, sufficiently above the non-perturbative regime. The obtained results are compared to continuum perturbation theory. By analyzing possible sources of systematic effects, we find the domain of applicability of the approach, extending from an energy scale of around 1.5 to 4 GeV. The lower limit is dictated by physics (non-perturbative effects at low energies), while the upper bound is set by the ultraviolet cut-off of present-day lattice simulations. We use gauge field configuration ensembles generated by the European Twisted Mass Collaboration (ETMC) with 2 flavours of dynamical twisted mass quarks, at 4 lattice spacings in the range between around 0.04 and 0.08 fm.
Models of neutrino mass, mixing and CP violation
King, Stephen F.
2015-12-01
In this topical review we argue that neutrino mass and mixing data motivates extending the Standard Model (SM) to include a non-Abelian discrete flavour symmetry in order to accurately predict the large leptonic mixing angles and {C}{P} violation. We begin with an overview of the SM puzzles, followed by a description of some classic lepton mixing patterns. Lepton mixing may be regarded as a deviation from tri-bimaximal mixing, with charged lepton corrections leading to solar mixing sum rules, or tri-maximal lepton mixing leading to atmospheric mixing rules. We survey neutrino mass models, using a roadmap based on the open questions in neutrino physics. We then focus on the seesaw mechanism with right-handed neutrinos, where sequential dominance (SD) can account for large lepton mixing angles and {C}{P} violation, with precise predictions emerging from constrained SD (CSD). We define the flavour problem and discuss progress towards a theory of favour using GUTs and discrete family symmetry. We classify models as direct, semidirect or indirect, according to the relation between the Klein symmetry of the mass matrices and the discrete family symmetry, in all cases focussing on spontaneous {C}{P} violation. Finally we give two examples of realistic and highly predictive indirect models with CSD, namely an A to Z of flavour with Pati-Salam and a fairly complete A 4 × SU(5) SUSY GUT of flavour, where both models have interesting implications for leptogenesis.
Centelles Chuliá, Salvador; Srivastava, Rahul; Valle, José W. F.
2017-10-01
We propose an A4 extension of the Standard Model with a Lepton Quarticity symmetry correlating dark matter stability with the Dirac nature of neutrinos. The flavor symmetry predicts (i) a generalized bottom-tau mass relation involving all families, (ii) small neutrino masses are induced a la seesaw, (iii) CP must be significantly violated in neutrino oscillations, (iv) the atmospheric angle θ23 lies in the second octant, and (v) only the normal neutrino mass ordering is realized.
Predicting {theta}{sub 13} and the neutrino mass scale from quark lepton mass hierarchies
Buchmueller, W.; Domcke, V.; Schmitz, K.
2011-11-15
Flavour symmetries of Froggatt-Nielsen type can naturally reconcile the large quark and charged lepton mass hierarchies and the small quark mixing angles with the observed small neutrino mass hierarchies and their large mixing angles. We point out that such a flavour structure, together with the measured neutrino mass squared differences and mixing angles, strongly constrains yet undetermined parameters of the neutrino sector. Treating unknown O(1) parameters as random variables, we obtain surprisingly accurate predictions for the smallest mixing angle, sin{sup 2}2{theta}{sub 13}=0.07{sup +0.11}{sub -0.05}, the smallest neutrino mass, m{sub 1}=2.5{sup +1.7}{sub -1.6} x 10{sup -3} eV, and one Majorana phase, {alpha}{sub 21}/{pi}=1.0{sup +0.2}{sub -0.2}. (orig.)
Neutrino-antineutrino Mass Splitting in the Standard Model: Neutrino Oscillation and Baryogenesis
Fujikawa, Kazuo
2015-01-01
By adding a neutrino mass term to the Standard Model, which is Lorentz and $SU(2)\\times U(1)$ invariant but non-local to evade $CPT$ theorem, it is shown that non-locality within a distance scale of the Planck length, that may not be fatal to unitarity in generic effective theory, can generate the neutrino-antineutrino mass splitting of the order of observed neutrino mass differences, which is tested in oscillation experiments, and non-negligible baryon asymmetry depending on the estimate of sphaleron dynamics. The one-loop order induced electron-positron mass splitting in the Standard Model is shown to be finite and estimated at $\\sim 10^{-20}$ eV, well below the experimental bound $< 10^{-2}$ eV. The induced $CPT$ violation in the $K$-meson in the Standard Model is expected to be even smaller and well below the experimental bound $|m_{K}-m_{\\bar{K}}|<0.44\\times 10^{-18}$ GeV.
Scattering states of Dirac particle equation with position dependent mass under the cusp potential
Chabab, M; Hassanabadi, H; Oulne, M; Zare, S
2016-01-01
We solved the one-dimensional position-dependent mass Dirac equation in the presence of the cusp potential and reported the solutions in terms of the Whittaker functions. We have derived the reflection and transmission coefficients by making use of the matching conditions on the wave functions. The effect of position dependent mass on the reflection and transmission coefficients of the system is duly investigated.
Scattering states of Dirac particle equation with position-dependent mass under the cusp potential
Chabab, M.; El Batoul, A.; Hassanabadi, H.; Oulne, M.; Zare, S.
2016-11-01
We solved the one-dimensional position-dependent mass Dirac equation in the presence of the cusp potential and reported the solutions in terms of the Whittaker functions. We have derived the reflection and transmission coefficients by making use of the matching conditions on the wave functions. The effect of the position-dependent mass on the reflection and transmission coefficients of the system is duly investigated.
Two-loop Induced Majorana Neutrino Mass in a Radiatively Induced Quark and Lepton Mass Model
Nomura, Takaaki
2016-01-01
A two-loop induced radiative neutrino model is proposed as an extension of our previous work in which the first and second generation standard model fermion masses are generated at one-loop level in both quark and lepton sectors. Then we discuss current neutrino oscillation data, lepton flavor violations, muon anomalous magnetic moment, and a bosonic dark matter candidate, for both the normal and inverted neutrino mass hierarchy. Our numerical analysis shows that less hierarchical Yukawa coupling constants can fit the experimental data with TeV scale dark matter.
Do experiments and astrophysical considerations suggest an inverted neutrino mass hierarchy?
Fuller, G M; Qian, Y Z; Fuller, George M; Primack, Joel R; Qian, Yong Zhong
1995-01-01
The recent results from the Los Alamos neutrino oscillation experiment together with assumptions of neutrino oscillation solutions for the solar and atmospheric neutrino deficit problems, may place powerful constraints on any putative scheme for neutrino masses and mixings. Assuming the validity of these experiments and assumptions, we argue that a nearly unique spectrum of neutrino masses emerges as a fit, if two additional astrophysical arguments are adopted: (1) the sum of the light neutrino masses is \\sim 5\\ {\\rm eV}, as large scale structure simulations with mixed cold plus hot dark matter seem to suggest; and (2) r-process nucleosynthesis originates in neutrino-heated ejecta from Type II supernovae. In this fit, the masses of the neutrinos must satisfy m_{{\
Measuring the Mass Hierarchy with Muon and Hadron Events in Atmospheric Neutrino Experiments
Ghosh, Anushree
2013-01-01
Neutrino mass hierarchy can be measured in atmospheric neutrino experiments through the observation of earth matter effects. Magnetized iron calorimeters have been shown to be good in this regard due to their charge identification capabilities. The charged current interaction of $\
Models of Neutrino Mass, Mixing and CP Violation
King, Stephen F
2015-01-01
In this topical review we argue that neutrino mass and mixing data motivates extending the Standard Model to include a non-Abelian discrete flavour symmetry in order to accurately predict the large leptonic mixing angles and CP violation. We begin with an overview of the Standard Model puzzles, followed by a description of some classic lepton mixing patterns. Lepton mixing may be regarded as a deviation from tri-bimaximal mixing, with charged lepton corrections leading to solar mixing sum rules, or tri-maximal lepton mixing leading to atmospheric mixing rules. We survey neutrino mass models, using a roadmap based on the open questions in neutrino physics. We then focus on the seesaw mechanism with right-handed neutrinos, where sequential dominance (SD) can account for large lepton mixing angles and CP violation, with precise predictions emerging from constrained SD (CSD). We define the flavour problem and discuss progress towards a theory of flavour using GUTs and discrete family symmetry. We classify models ...
Leptogenesis beyond the limit of hierarchical heavy neutrino masses
Blanchet, S; Blanchet, Steve; Bari, Pasquale Di
2006-01-01
We calculate the baryon asymmetry of the Universe in thermal leptogenesis beyond the usual lightest right-handed (RH) neutrino dominated scenario (N_1DS) and in particular beyond the hierarchical limit (HL), M_1 << M_2 << M_3, for the RH neutrino mass spectrum. After providing some orientation among the large variety of models, we first revisit the central role of the N_1DS, with new insights on the dynamics of the asymmetry generation and then discuss the main routes departing from it, focusing on models beyond the HL. We study in detail two examples of `strong-strong' wash-out scenarios: one with `maximal phase' and the limit of very large M_3, studying the effects arising when delta_2=(M_2-M_1)/M_1 is small. We extend analytical methods already applied to the N_1DS showing, for example, that, in the degenerate limit (DL), the efficiency factors of the RH neutrinos become equal with the single decay parameter replaced by the sum. Both cases disprove the misconception that close RH neutrino masse...
Neutrinoless double $\\beta$ decay with small neutrino masses
del Águila, F; Bhattacharya, S; Santamaria, A; Wudka, J
2013-01-01
If the only contribution to neutrinoless double beta decay (NLDBD) are neutrino masses its discovery may be very difficult, especially if neutrinos present a normal hierarchy spectrum. However, this is not the only possibility; NLDBD can in general produce electrons of either chirality, in contrast with the neutrino induced NLDBD which predicts two left-handed electrons. Using an effective Lagrangian approach we classify the lepton number violating (LNV) effective operators with two leptons of either chirality but no quarks, ordered according to the magnitude of their contribution to NLDBD. We point out that, for each of the three chirality assignments, $e_{L}e_{L},e_{L}e_{R}$ and $e_{R}e_{R}$, there is only one LNV operator of the corresponding type to lowest order, and these have dimensions 5, 7 and 9, respectively. Neutrino masses are always induced by these extra operators but can be delayed to one (dimension 7) or two loops (dimension 9). Under the assumption that NLDBD is dominated by the operators of d...
Ultra-low Q values for neutrino mass measurements
Kopp, Joachim
2009-01-01
We investigate weak nuclear decays with extremely small kinetic energy release (Q value) and thus extremely good sensitivity to the absolute neutrino mass scale. In particular, we consider decays into excited daughter states, and we show that partial ionization of the parent atom can help to tune Q values to << 1 keV. We discuss several candidate isotopes undergoing beta+, beta-, bound state beta, or electron capture decay, and come to the conclusion that a neutrino mass measurement using low-Q decays might only be feasible if no ionization is required, and if future improvements in isotope production technology, nuclear mass spectroscopy, and atomic structure calculations are possible. Experiments using ions, however, are extremely challenging due to the large number of ions that must be stored. New precision data on nuclear excitation levels could help to identify further isotopes with low-Q decay modes and possibly less challenging requirements.
Measuring neutrino masses with a future galaxy survey
Hamann, Jan; Hannestad, Steen; Wong, Yvonne Y. Y.
2012-01-01
that the minimum mass sum of sum m_nu ~ 0.06 eV in the normal hierarchy can be detected at 1.5 sigma to 2.5 sigma significance, depending on the model complexity, using a combination of galaxy and cosmic shear power spectrum measurements in conjunction with CMB temperature and polarisation observations from Planck....... With better knowledge of the galaxy bias, the significance of the detection could potentially reach 5.4 sigma. Interestingly, neither Planck+shear nor Planck+galaxy alone can achieve this level of sensitivity; it is the combined effect of galaxy and cosmic shear power spectrum measurements that breaks...... the persistent degeneracies between the neutrino mass, the physical matter density, and the Hubble parameter. Notwithstanding this remarkable sensitivity to sum m_nu, Euclid-like shear and galaxy data will not be sensitive to the exact mass spectrum of the neutrino sector; no significant bias (sigma...
Degenerate spectrum in the neutrino mass anarchy with Wishart matrices and implications for $0\
Jeong, Kwang Sik; Takahashi, Fuminobu
2014-01-01
We show that a degenerate neutrino mass spectrum can be realized in the neutrino mass anarchy hypothesis, if the neutrino Yukawa and right-handed neutrino mass matrices are given by the Wishart matrix, i.e. products of $N \\times 3$ rectangular random matrices, whose eigenvalue distribution approaches the Marchenko-Pastur distribution for large $N$. The mixing angle and CP phase distributions are determined by either the Haar measure of U(3) or that of SO(3). We study how large $N$ can be without tension with the observed neutrino mass squared differences, and find that the predicted value of $m_{ee}$ is likely within the reach of future $0\
Born–Infeld condensate as a possible origin of neutrino masses and dark energy
Andrea Addazi
2016-09-01
Full Text Available We discuss the possibility that a Born–Infeld condensate coupled to neutrinos can generate both neutrino masses and an effective cosmological constant. In particular, an effective field theory is provided capable of dynamically realizing the neutrino superfluid phase firstly suggested by Ginzburg and Zharkov. In such a case, neutrinos acquire a mass gap inside the Born–Infeld ether forming a long-range Cooper pair. Phenomenological implications of the approach are also discussed.
Born-Infeld condensate as a possible origin of neutrino masses and dark energy
Addazi, Andrea; Odintsov, Sergei
2016-01-01
We discuss the possibility that a Born-Infeld condensate coupled to neutrinos can generate both neutrino masses and an effective cosmological constant. In particular, an effective field theory is provided capable of dynamically realizing the neutrino superfluid phase firstly suggested by Ginzburg and Zharkov. In such a case, neutrinos acquire a mass gap inside the Born-Infeld ether forming a long-range Cooper pair. Phenomenological implications of the approach are also discussed.
Probing neutrino masses and tri-bimaximality with lepton flavor violation searches
Kojima, Kentaro
2009-01-01
We examine relation between neutrino oscillation parameters and prediction of lepton flavor violation, in light of deviations from tri-bimaximal mixing. Our study shows that upcoming experimental searches for lepton flavor violation process can provide useful implications for neutrino mass spectrum and mixing angles. With simple structure of heavy right-handed neutrino and supersymmetry breaking sectors, the discovery of tau \\to mu gamma decay determines neutrino mass hierarchy if large (order 0.1) reactor angle is established.
de Gouvea, A; Scholberg, K; Zeller, G P; Alonso, J; Bernstein, A; Bishai, M; Elliott, S; Heeger, K; Hoffman, K; Huber, P; Kaufman, L J; Kayser, B; Link, J; Lunardini, C; Monreal, B; Morfin, J G; Robertson, H; Tayloe, R; Tolich, N; Abazajian, K; Akiri, T; Albright, C; Asaadi, J; Babu, K S; Balantekin, A B; Barbeau, P; Bass, M; Blake, A; Blondel, A; Blucher, E; Bowden, N; Brice, S J; Bross, A; Carls, B; Cavanna, F; Choudhary, B; Coloma, P; Connolly, A; Conrad, J; Convery, M; Cooper, R L; Cowen, D; da Motta, H; de Young, T; Di Lodovico, F; Diwan, M; Djurcic, Z; Dracos, M; Dodelson, S; Efremenko, Y; Ekelof, T; Feng, J L; Fleming, B; Formaggio, J; Friedland, A; Fuller, G; Gallagher, H; Geer, S; Gilchriese, M; Goodman, M; Grant, D; Gratta, G; Hall, C; Halzen, F; Harris, D; Heffner, M; Henning, R; Hewett, J L; Hill, R; Himmel, A; Horton-Smith, G; Karle, A; Katori, T; Kearns, E; Kettell, S; Klein, J; Kim, Y; Kim, Y K; Kolomensky, Yu; Kordosky, M; Kudenko, Yu; Kudryavtsev, V A; Lande, K; Lang, K; Lanza, R; Lau, K; Lee, H; Li, Z; Littlejohn, B R; Lin, C J; Liu, D; Liu, H; Long, K; Louis, W; Luk, K B; Marciano, W; Mariani, C; Marshak, M; Mauger, C; McDonald, K T; McFarland, K; McKeown, R; Messier, M; Mishra, S R; Mosel, U; Mumm, P; Nakaya, T; Nelson, J K; Nygren, D; Gann, G D Orebi; Osta, J; Palamara, O; Paley, J; Papadimitriou, V; Parke, S; Parsa, Z; Patterson, R; Piepke, A; Plunkett, R; Poon, A; Qian, X; Raaf, J; Rameika, R; Ramsey-Musolf, M; Rebel, B; Roser, R; Rosner, J; Rott, C; Rybka, G; Sahoo, H; Sangiorgio, S; Schmitz, D; Shrock, R; Shaevitz, M; Smith, N; Smy, M; Sobel, H; Sorensen, P; Sousa, A; Spitz, J; Strauss, T; Svoboda, R; Tanaka, H A; Thomas, J; Tian, X; Tschirhart, R; Tully, C; Van Bibber, K; Van de Water, R G; Vahle, P; Vogel, P; Walter, C W; Wark, D; Wascko, M; Webber, D; Weerts, H; White, C; White, H; Whitehead, L; Wilson, R J; Winslow, L; Wongjirad, T; Worcester, E; Yokoyama, M; Yoo, J; Zimmerman, E D
2013-01-01
This document represents the response of the Intensity Frontier Neutrino Working Group to the Snowmass charge. We summarize the current status of neutrino physics and identify many exciting future opportunities for studying the properties of neutrinos and for addressing important physics and astrophysics questions with neutrinos.
Neutrino Mass and Dark Energy from Weak Lensing
Abazajian, Kevork N; Abazajian, Kevork; Dodelson, Scott
2003-01-01
Weak gravitational lensing directly probes the mass distribution in the universe. This distribution, and its evolution at late times, is sensitive to both the dark energy and neutrino mass. We examine the potential of lensing experiments to measure features of both simultaneously. Focusing on the radial information contained in a future deep 4000 square degree survey, we find that if the dark energy is fixed to be a cosmological constant (equation of state w=-1) and its density is known, then the expected (1-sigma) error on a neutrino mass is 0.02 eV. If the dark energy parameters are allowed to vary, then the expected error is 0.12 eV. The constraints on dark energy parameters are similarly restrictive, with errors on w of 0.01 if the two other parameters (neutrino mass and dark energy density) are held fixed, and 0.094 if the other parameters are allowed to vary. Much of the restrictive power on the dark energy comes not from the evolution of the gravitational potential but rather from how distances vary as...
Peccei-Quinn symmetry for Dirac seesaw and leptogenesis
Gu, Pei-Hong
2016-01-01
We extend the DFSZ invisible axion model to simultaneously explain small Dirac neutrino masses and cosmic matter-antimatter asymmetry. After the Peccei-Quinn and electroweak symmetry breaking, the effective Yukawa couplings of the Dirac neutrinos to the standard model Higgs scalar can be highly suppressed by the ratio of the vacuum expectation value of an iso-triplet Higgs scalar over the masses of some heavy gauge-singlet fermions, iso-doublet Higgs scalars or iso-triplet fermions. The iso-triplet fields can carry a zero or nonzero hypercharge. Through the decays of the heavy gauge-singlet fermions, iso-doublet scalars or iso-triplet fermions, we can obtain a lepton asymmetry in the left-handed leptons and an opposite lepton asymmetry in the right-handed neutrinos. Since the right-handed neutrinos do not participate in the sphaleron processes, the left-handed lepton asymmetry can be partially converted to a baryon asymmetry.
Measuring Neutrino Mass with Radioactive Ions in a Storage Ring
Lindroos, Mats; McElrath, Bob; Orme, Christopher; Schwetz, Thomas
2010-03-01
A method to measure the neutrino mass kinematically using beams of ions which undergo beta decay is proposed. The idea is to tune the ion beam momentum so that in most decays, the electron is forward moving with respect to the beam, and only in decays near the endpoint is the electron moving backwards. By counting the backward moving electrons one can observe the effect of neutrino mass on the beta spectrum close to the endpoint. In order to reach sensitivities for mν<0.2 eV, it is necessary to control the ion momentum with a precision better than δp/p<10-5, identify suitable nuclei with low Q-values (in the few to ten keV range), and one must be able to observe at least O(1018) decays.
WIMP dark matter as radiative neutrino mass messenger
Hirsch, M; Morisi, S; Palacio, J; Rojas, N; Valle, J W F
2013-01-01
The minimal seesaw extension of the Standard SU(3) x SU(2) x U(1) Model requires two electroweak singlet fermions in order to accommodate the neutrino oscillation parameters at tree level. Here we consider a next to minimal extension where light neutrino masses are generated radiatively by two electroweak fermions: one singlet and one triplet under SU(2). These should be odd under a parity symmetry and their mixing gives rise to a stable weakly interactive massive particle (WIMP) dark matter candidate. For mass in the GeV--TeV range, it reproduces the correct relic density, and provides an observable signal in nuclear recoil direct detection experiments. The fermion triplet component of the dark matter has gauge interactions, making it also detectable at present and near future collider experiments.
Radiative neutrino mass generation from WIMP dark matter
Lineros, Roberto A
2016-01-01
The minimal seesaw extension of the Standard Model requires two electroweak singlet fermions in order to accommodate the neutrino oscillation parameters at tree level. Here we consider a next to minimal extension where light neutrino masses are generated radiatively by two electroweak fermions: one singlet and one triplet under SU(2). These should be odd under a parity symmetry and their mixing gives rise to a stable weakly interactive massive particle dark matter candidate. For mass in the GeV-TeV range, it reproduces the correct relic density, and provides an observable signal in nuclear recoil direct detection experiments. The fermion triplet component of the dark matter has gauge interactions, making it potentially detectable at present and near future collider experiments.
Zero-mass limit of a Dirac spinor with general spin orientation
Şahin, İ.
2016-11-01
The helicity eigenstates that describe fermions with a special spin orientation (parallel or antiparallel to the direction of momentum) provide a considerable simplification in calculations. Hence, it is generally preferred to use the helicity basis during calculations in relativistic quantum mechanics or the quantum field theory. Possibly for the above reason, Dirac spinors describing a general spin orientation have been ignored in many textbooks. Although the helicity eigenstates give an almost complete understanding of the behavior of the free Dirac solutions, the zero-mass limit is one of its exceptions. The zero-mass behavior of the free spinor with general spin orientation and its relation with chirality eigenstates has been skipped in textbooks and hence it deserves a clear, detailed investigation. In this paper we obtain the free Dirac spinors describing a general spin orientation and examine their zero-mass limit. We also briefly discuss some of the implications of this small-mass behavior of the spinors on particle physics.
Running Neutrino Mass Parameters in See-Saw Scenarios
Antusch, S; Lindner, Manfred; Ratz, M; Schmidt, M A; Antusch, Stefan; Kersten, Joern; Lindner, Manfred; Ratz, Michael; Schmidt, Michael Andreas
2005-01-01
We systematically analyze quantum corrections in see-saw scenarios, including effects from above the see-saw scales. We derive approximate renormalization group equations for neutrino masses, lepton mixings and CP phases, yielding an analytic understanding and a simple estimate of the size of the effects. Even for hierarchical masses, they often exceed the precision of future experiments. Furthermore, we provide a software package allowing for a convenient numerical renormalization group analysis, with heavy singlets being integrated out successively at their mass thresholds. We also discuss applications to model building and related topics.
Choi, Kiwoon; Hwang, Kyuwan; Song, Wan Young
2002-04-01
In supersymmetric models with nonzero Majorana neutrino mass, the sneutrino and antisneutrino mix, which may lead to same-sign dilepton signals in future collider experiments. We point out that the anomaly-mediated supersymmetry breaking scenario has a good potential to provide an observable rate of such signals for the neutrino masses suggested by the atmospheric and solar neutrino oscillations. It is noted also that the sneutrino-antisneutrino mixing can provide much stronger information on some combinations of the neutrino masses and mixing angles than the neutrino experiments.
Lai, Kwang-Chang [Center for General Education, Chang Gung University,Kwei-Shan, Taoyuan, 333, Taiwan (China); Leung Center for Cosmology and Particle Astrophysics (LeCosPA), National Taiwan University, Taipei, 106, Taiwan (China); Lee, Fei-Fan [Institute of Physics, National Chiao Tung University,Hsinchu, 300, Taiwan (China); Lee, Feng-Shiuh [Department of Electrophysics, National Chiao Tung University,Hsinchu, 300, Taiwan (China); Lin, Guey-Lin [Leung Center for Cosmology and Particle Astrophysics (LeCosPA), National Taiwan University, Taipei, 106, Taiwan (China); Institute of Physics, National Chiao Tung University,Hsinchu, 300, Taiwan (China); Liu, Tsung-Che [Leung Center for Cosmology and Particle Astrophysics (LeCosPA), National Taiwan University, Taipei, 106, Taiwan (China); Yang, Yi [Department of Electrophysics, National Chiao Tung University,Hsinchu, 300, Taiwan (China)
2016-07-22
The neutrino mass hierarchy is one of the neutrino fundamental properties yet to be determined. We introduce a method to determine neutrino mass hierarchy by comparing the interaction rate of neutral current (NC) interactions, ν(ν-bar)+p→ν(ν-bar)+p, and inverse beta decays (IBD), ν-bar{sub e}+p→n+e{sup +}, of supernova neutrinos in scintillation detectors. Neutrino flavor conversions inside the supernova are sensitive to neutrino mass hierarchy. Due to Mikheyev-Smirnov-Wolfenstein effects, the full swapping of ν-bar{sub e} flux with the ν-bar{sub x} (x=μ, τ) one occurs in the inverted hierarchy, while such a swapping does not occur in the normal hierarchy. As a result, more high energy IBD events occur in the detector for the inverted hierarchy than the high energy IBD events in the normal hierarchy. By comparing IBD interaction rate with the mass hierarchy independent NC interaction rate, one can determine the neutrino mass hierarchy.
Mass neutrino oscillations in Robertson-Walker space-time
Huang Xiu-Ju; Li Ze-Jun; Wang Yong-Jiu
2006-01-01
Along the geodesic we calculate the interference phase of the mass neutrinos propagating in the radial direction in Robertson-Walker space-time. Since our universe is expanding, the phase factor Φ is increasing under the condition of the same proper physical distance l. Different values of curvature parameter k in Robertson-Walker metric represent different cosmological models, correspondingly, we obtain the different interference phases.
Predictive flavour symmetries of the neutrino mass matrix
Hirsch, M; Kaneko, S; Valle, J W F; Joshipura, Anjan S.
2007-01-01
Here we propose an $A_4$ flavour symmetry model which implies a lower bound on the neutrinoless double beta decay rate, corresponding to an effective mass parameter $M_{ee} \\gsim 0.03$ eV, and a direct correlation between the expected magnitude of CP violation in neutrino oscillations and the value of $\\sin^2\\theta_{13}$, as well as a nearly maximal CP phase $\\delta$.
How can we test the neutrino mass seesaw mechanism experimentally?
Buckley, Matthew R; Murayama, Hitoshi
2006-12-01
The seesaw mechanism for the small neutrino mass has been a popular paradigm, yet it has been believed that there is no way to test it experimentally. We present a conceivable outcome from future experiments that would convince us of the seesaw mechanism. It would involve data from the CERN Large Hadron Collider, International Linear Collider, cosmology, underground, and low-energy flavor experiments to establish the case.
Mirror matter, inverse seesaw neutrino masses and the Higgs mass spectrum
Candido, M M; Malta, P C; Simões, J A Martins; Ramalho, A J
2011-01-01
In this work we study a mirror model with inverse seesaw neutrino masses in which symmetry breaking scales are fixed from bounds in the neutrino sector. The Higgs sector of the model has two doublets and neutral singlets. The mirror model can be tested at the LHC energies in several aspects. Two very distinctive signatures of the mirror model are a new neutral gauge boson $Z^{\\prime}$, with a high invisible branching ratio, and a heavy Majorana neutrino production through the decay $Z^{\\prime} \\rightarrow N +\\bar \
Zero-mass limit of a Dirac spinor with general spin orientation
Sahin, I
2016-01-01
The helicity eigenstates which describe the fermions with a special spin orientation (parallel or antiparallel to the direction of momentum) provide considerable simplification in calculations. Hence, it is generally preferred to use helicity basis during the calculations in Relativistic Quantum Mechanics or Quantum Field Theory. Possibly because of the above reason, the Dirac spinors describing a general spin orientation have been ignored in many textbooks. Although the helicity eigenstates give almost complete understanding of the behavior of the free Dirac solutions, the zero-mass limit is one of its exception. It is well known that the helicity eigenstates converge to the chirality eigenstates in the zero-mass limit. It is very common to assume that this result is not specific to helicity eigenstates, but valid in general. On the contrary, the free spinor with general spin orientation does not converge to one of the chirality eigenstate or equivalently is not described by one of the Weyl equations, in the...
Topological susceptibility from the twisted mass Dirac operator spectrum
Cichy, Krzysztof [NIC, DESY,Platanenallee 6, 15738 Zeuthen (Germany); Adam Mickiewicz University, Faculty of Physics,Umultowska 85, 61-614 Poznan (Poland); Garcia-Ramos, Elena [NIC, DESY,Platanenallee 6, 15738 Zeuthen (Germany); Humboldt Universität zu Berlin,Newtonstr. 15, 12489 Berlin (Germany); Jansen, Karl [NIC, DESY,Platanenallee 6, 15738 Zeuthen (Germany); Department of Physics, University of Cyprus,P.O. Box 20537, 1678 Nicosia (Cyprus); Collaboration: The ETM Collaboration
2014-02-26
We present results of our computation of the topological susceptibility with N{sub f}=2 and N{sub f}=2+1+1 flavours of maximally twisted mass fermions, using the method of spectral projectors. We perform a detailed study of the quark mass dependence and discretization effects. We make an attempt to confront our data with chiral perturbation theory and extract the chiral condensate from the quark mass dependence of the topological susceptibility. We compare the value with the results of our direct computation from the slope of the mode number. We emphasize the role of autocorrelations and the necessity of long Monte Carlo runs to obtain results with good precision. We also show our results for the spectral projector computation of the ratio of renormalization constants Z{sub P}/Z{sub S}.
Topological susceptibility from the twisted mass Dirac operator spectrum
Cichy, Krzysztof [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Zeuthen (Germany). John von Neumann-Inst. fuer Computing NIC; Poznan Univ. (Poland). Faculty of Physics; Garcia-Ramos, Elena [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Zeuthen (Germany). John von Neumann-Inst. fuer Computing NIC; Humboldt-Universitaet, Berlin (Germany); Jansen, Karl [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Zeuthen (Germany). John von Neumann-Inst. fuer Computing NIC; Cyprus Univ., Nicosia (Cyprus). Dept. of Physics; Collaboration: European Twisted Mass Collaboration
2013-12-15
We present results of our computation of the topological susceptibility with N{sub f}=2 and N{sub f}= +1+1 flavours of maximally twisted mass fermions, using the method of spectral projectors. We perform a detailed study of the quark mass dependence and discretization effects. We make an attempt to confront our data with chiral perturbation theory and extract the chiral condensate from the quark mass dependence of the topological susceptibility. We compare the value with the results of our direct computation from the slope of the mode number. We emphasize the role of autocorrelations and the necessity of long Monte Carlo runs to obtain results with good precision. We also show our results for the spectral projector computation of the ratio of renormalization constants Z{sub P}/Z{sub S}.
Probing neutrino masses with future galaxy redshift surveys
Lesgourgues, Julien; Perotto, Laurence; Lesgourgues, Julien; Pastor, Sergio; Perotto, Laurence
2004-01-01
We perform a new study of future sensitivities of galaxy redshift surveys to the free-streaming effect caused by neutrino masses, adding the information on cosmological parameters from measurements of primary anisotropies of the cosmic microwave background (CMB). Our reference cosmological scenario has nine parameters and three different neutrino masses, with a hierarchy imposed by oscillation experiments. Within the present decade, the combination of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) and CMB data from the PLANCK experiment will have a 2-sigma detection threshold on the total neutrino mass close to 0.2 eV. This estimate is robust against the inclusion of extra free parameters in the reference cosmological model. On a longer term, the next generation of experiments may reach values of order sum m_nu = 0.1 eV at 2-sigma, or better if a galaxy redshift survey significantly larger than SDSS is completed. We also discuss how the small changes on the free-streaming scales in the normal and inverted hierarchy sche...
Anchordoqui, Luis A.; Goldberg, Haim; Huang, Xing; Vlcek, Brian J.
2014-06-01
The tensor-to-scalar ratio (r = 0.20+0.07-0.05) inferred from the excess B-mode power observed by the Background Imaging of Cosmic Extragalactic Polarization (BICEP2) experiment is almost twice as large as the 95% CL upper limits derived from temperature measurements of the WMAP (r grand unification scale, in this paper we investigate whether we can accommodate the required Neff with three right-handed (partners of the left-handed standard model) neutrinos living in the fundamental representation of a grand unified exceptional E6 group. We show that the superweak interactions of these Dirac states (through their coupling to a TeV-scale Z' gauge boson) lead to decoupling of right-handed neutrino just above the QCD cross over transition: 175 MeVlesssimTνRdeclesssim250 MeV. For decoupling in this transition region, the contribution of the three right-handed neutrinos to Neff is suppressed by heating of the left-handed neutrinos (and photons). Consistency (within 1σ) with the favored Neff is achieved for 4.5 TeV < MZ' < 7.5 TeV. The model is fully predictive and can be confronted with future data from LHC14.
Tas, Ahmet; Aydogdu, Oktay; Salti, Mustafa
2017-04-01
We mainly investigate the dynamics of spin-1/2 particles with position-dependent mass for the improved Frost-Musulin potential under spin-pseudospin symmetry. First, we find an approximate analytical solution of the Dirac equation both for bound and scattering states under spin-pseudospin symmetry and then we see that the normalized solutions are given in terms of the Gauss hypergeometric functions. In further steps, we analyze our results numerically.
Probing Models of Neutrino Masses via the Flavor Structure of the Mass Matrix
Kanemura, Shinya
2015-01-01
We discuss what kinds of combinations of Yukawa interactions can generate the Majorana neutrino mass matrix. We concentrate on the flavor structure of the neutrino mass matrix because it does not depend on details of the models except for Yukawa interactions while determination of the overall scale of the mass matrix requires to specify also the scalar potential and masses of new particles. Thus, models to generate Majorana neutrino mass matrix can be efficiently classified according to the combination of Yukawa interactions. We first investigate the case where Yukawa interactions with only leptons are utilized. Next, we consider the case with Yukawa interactions between leptons and gauge singlet fermions, which have the odd parity under the unbroken Z_2 symmetry. We show that combinations of Yukawa interactions for these cases can be classified into only three groups. Our classification would be useful for the efficient discrimination of models via experimental tests for not each model but just three groups ...
170th International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi" : Measurements of Neutrino Mass
Vissani, F; Brofferio, C; MNM-08; Measurements of Neutrino Mass; MNM 2008
2009-01-01
This volume offers a valuable insight into various aspects of the ongoing work directed at measuring neutrino mass. It took twenty years to refute the assertions of Bethe and Peierls that neutrinos were not observable, but it has since been realised that much can be learnt from these particles. The moral is, as Fiorini argues here, that the study of neutrinos was and remains demanding but rewarding. Subjects addressed in this volume include; clarifying the meaning of the Klapdor-Kleingrothaus results, probing the Majorana nature of neutrinos, observing lepton number violating effects for the first time, studying the end point of the spectrum in the search for neutrino masses and speculating whether it is possible to measure neutrino masses in cosmology. Lectures are enriched with rich historical overviews and valuable introductory material. Attention is also given to theoretical topics such as the evolution of the concept of mass in particle physics, a status report on neutrino oscillations and current discus...
Gamma ray bursts as probes of neutrino mass, quantum gravity and dark energy
Choubey, S; Choubey, Sandhya
2003-01-01
We calculate the time delays of neutrinos emitted in gamma ray bursts due to the effects of neutrino mass and quantum gravity using a time dependent Hubble constant which can significantly change the naive results presented hitherto in the literature for large redshifts, and gives some sensitivity to the details of dark energy. We show that the effects of neutrino mass, quantum gravity and dark energy may be disentangled by using low energy neutrinos to study neutrino mass, high energy neutrinos to study quantum gravity, and large redshifts to study dark energy. From low energy neutrinos one may obtain direct limits on neutrino masses of order 10^{-3} eV, and distinguish a neutrino mass hierarchy from an inverted mass hierarchy. From ultra-high energy neutrinos the sensitivity to the scale of quantum gravity can be pushed up to E_{QG} ~ 5 X 10^{30} GeV. By studying neutrinos from GRBs at large redshifts a cosmological constant could be distinguished from quintessence.
A Radiative Model for the Weak Scale and Neutrino Mass via Dark Matter
Ahriche, Amine; Nasri, Salah
2015-01-01
We present a three-loop model of neutrino mass in which both the weak scale and neutrino mass arise as radiative effects. In this approach, the scales for electroweak symmetry breaking, dark matter, and the exotics responsible for neutrino mass, are related due to an underlying scale-invariance. This motivates the otherwise-independent O(TeV) exotic masses usually found in three-loop models of neutrino mass. We demonstrate the existence of viable parameter space and show that the model can be probed at colliders, precision experiments, and dark matter direct-detection experiments.
Neutrino mass, mixing and discrete symmetries
Smirnov, Alexei Y
2013-01-01
Status of the discrete symmetry approach to explanation of the lepton masses and mixing is summarized in view of recent experimental results, in particular, establishing relatively large 1-3 mixing. The lepton mixing can originate from breaking of discrete flavor symmetry $G_f$ to different residual symmetries $G_{\\ell}$ and $G_\
Spectrum and mass anomalous dimension of SU(2) adjoint QCD with two Dirac flavors
Bergner, Georg; Giudice, Pietro; Münster, Gernot; Montvay, Istvan; Piemonte, Stefano
2017-08-01
In this work we present the results of our investigation of SU(2) gauge theory with two Dirac fermions in the adjoint representation (aQCD2), which belongs to the class of strongly interacting gauge theories that are of basic interest for extensions of the Standard Model. We have done numerical lattice simulations of this theory at two different values of the gauge coupling and several fermion masses. Our results include the particle spectrum and the mass anomalous dimension. The spectrum contains new exotic fermion-gluon states and flavor-singlet mesons. The mass anomalous dimension is determined from the scaling of the masses and the mode number. The remnant dependence of the universal mass ratios and mass anomalous dimension on the gauge coupling indicates the relevance of scaling corrections, such that earlier estimations for the universal fixed point value of the mass anomalous dimension are incomplete without their inclusion.
Inverse neutrino mass hierarchy in a flavour GUT model
Antusch, Stefan, E-mail: stefan.antusch@unibas.ch [Department of Physics, University of Basel, Klingelbergstr. 82, CH-4056 Basel (Switzerland); Max-Planck-Institut für Physik (Werner-Heisenberg-Institut), Föhringer Ring 6, D-80805 München (Germany); Gross, Christian, E-mail: christian.gross@unibas.ch [Department of Physics, University of Basel, Klingelbergstr. 82, CH-4056 Basel (Switzerland); Maurer, Vinzenz, E-mail: vinzenz.maurer@unibas.ch [Department of Physics, University of Basel, Klingelbergstr. 82, CH-4056 Basel (Switzerland); Sluka, Constantin, E-mail: constantin.sluka@unibas.ch [Department of Physics, University of Basel, Klingelbergstr. 82, CH-4056 Basel (Switzerland)
2014-02-15
We construct a supersymmetric SU(5)×A{sub 4} flavour GUT model in which an inverse neutrino mass hierarchy is realised without fine-tuning of parameters. The model shares some properties with the normal hierarchy model which we presented in (arXiv:1305.6612) – in particular the relation θ{sub 13}{sup PMNS}≃θ{sub C}/√(2). Besides these shared features, there are also important differences, mainly due to the different neutrino sector. These differences not only change the predictions in the lepton sector, but also in the quark sector, and will allow to discriminate between the two models using the results of present and future experiments. From a Markov Chain Monte Carlo fit we find that the inverse hierarchy model is in excellent agreement with the present experimental data.
Inverse neutrino mass hierarchy in a flavour GUT model
Antusch, Stefan; Maurer, Vinzenz; Sluka, Constantin
2014-01-01
We construct a supersymmetric SU(5) x A_4 flavour GUT model in which an inverse neutrino mass hierarchy is realised without fine-tuning of parameters. The model shares some properties with the normal hierarchy model which we presented in arXiv:1305.6612 - in particular the relation theta_13^PMNS = theta_C / sqrt(2). Besides these shared features, there are also important differences, mainly due to the different neutrino sector. These differences not only change the predictions in the lepton sector, but also in the quark sector, and will allow to discriminate between the two models using the results of present and future experiments. From a Markov Chain Monte Carlo fit we find that the inverse hierarchy model is in excellent agreement with the present experimental data.
Neutrino pair annihilation near accreting, stellar-mass black holes
Birkl, R; Janka, H T; Müller, E
2006-01-01
We investigate the energy-momentum deposition due to neutrino-antineutrino annihilation in the vicinity of axisymmetric, accreting black holes (BHs) by numerically ray-tracing neutrino trajectories in a Kerr space-time. Hyperaccreting stellar-mass BHs are widely considered as energy sources that can drive ultrarelativistic outflows with the potential to produce gamma-ray bursts. In contrast to earlier works, we provide an extensive and detailed parameter study of the influence of general relativistic (GR) effects and of different neutrinosphere geometries. These include idealized thin disks, tori, and spheres, or are constructed as non-selfgravitating equilibrium matter distributions for varied BH rotation. Considering isothermal neutrinospheres with the same temperature and surface area, we confirm previous results that compared to Newtonian calculations, GR effects increase the annihilation rate measured by an observer at infinity by a factor of 2 when the neutrinosphere is a disk. However, in case of a tor...
Dirac Particle for the Position Dependent Mass in the Generalized Asymmetric Woods-Saxon Potential
Soner Alpdoğan
2014-01-01
Full Text Available The one-dimensional Dirac equation with position dependent mass in the generalized asymmetric Woods-Saxon potential is solved in terms of the hypergeometric functions. The transmission and reflection coefficients are obtained by considering the one-dimensional electric current density for the Dirac particle and the equation describing the bound states is found by utilizing the continuity conditions of the obtained wave function. Also, by using the generalized asymmetric Woods-Saxon potential solutions, the scattering states are found out without making calculation for the Woods-Saxon, Hulthen, cusp potentials, and so forth, which are derived from the generalized asymmetric Woods-Saxon potential and the conditions describing transmission resonances and supercriticality are achieved. At the same time, the data obtained in this work are compared with the results achieved in earlier studies and are observed to be consistent.
Leptoquark mechanism of neutrino masses within the grand unification framework
Dorsner, Ilja [University of Split, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture in Split (FESB), Split (Croatia); Fajfer, Svjetlana; Kosnik, Nejc [University of Ljubljana, Department of Physics, Ljubljana (Slovenia); Jozef Stefan Institute, Jamova 39, P. O. Box 3000, Ljubljana (Slovenia)
2017-06-15
We demonstrate the viability of the one-loop neutrino mass mechanism within the framework of grand unification when the loop particles comprise scalar leptoquarks (LQs) and quarks of the matching electric charge. This mechanism can be implemented in both supersymmetric and non-supersymmetric models and requires the presence of at least one LQ pair. The appropriate pairs for the neutrino mass generation via the up-type and down-type quark loops are S{sub 3}-R{sub 2} and S{sub 1,3}-R{sub 2}, respectively. We consider two distinct regimes for the LQ masses in our analysis. The first regime calls for very heavy LQs in the loop. It can be naturally realized with the S{sub 1,3}-R{sub 2} scenarios when the LQ masses are roughly between 10{sup 12} and 5 x 10{sup 13} GeV. These lower and upper bounds originate from experimental limits on partial proton decay lifetimes and perturbativity constraints, respectively. Second regime corresponds to the collider accessible LQs in the neutrino mass loop. That option is viable for the S{sub 3}-R{sub 2} scenario in the models of unification that we discuss. If one furthermore assumes the presence of the type II see-saw mechanism there is an additional contribution from the S{sub 3}-R{sub 2} scenario that needs to be taken into account beside the type II see-saw contribution itself. We provide a complete list of renormalizable operators that yield necessary mixing of all aforementioned LQ pairs using the language of SU(5). We furthermore discuss several possible embeddings of this mechanism in SU(5) and SO(10) gauge groups. (orig.)
Leptoquark mechanism of neutrino masses within the grand unification framework
Doršner, Ilja; Fajfer, Svjetlana; Košnik, Nejc
2017-06-01
We demonstrate the viability of the one-loop neutrino mass mechanism within the framework of grand unification when the loop particles comprise scalar leptoquarks (LQs) and quarks of the matching electric charge. This mechanism can be implemented in both supersymmetric and non-supersymmetric models and requires the presence of at least one LQ pair. The appropriate pairs for the neutrino mass generation via the up-type and down-type quark loops are S_3-R_2 and S_{1, 3}-\\tilde{R}_2, respectively. We consider two distinct regimes for the LQ masses in our analysis. The first regime calls for very heavy LQs in the loop. It can be naturally realized with the S_{1, 3}-\\tilde{R}_2 scenarios when the LQ masses are roughly between 10^{12} and 5 × 10^{13} GeV. These lower and upper bounds originate from experimental limits on partial proton decay lifetimes and perturbativity constraints, respectively. Second regime corresponds to the collider accessible LQs in the neutrino mass loop. That option is viable for the S_3-\\tilde{R}_2 scenario in the models of unification that we discuss. If one furthermore assumes the presence of the type II see-saw mechanism there is an additional contribution from the S_3-R_2 scenario that needs to be taken into account beside the type II see-saw contribution itself. We provide a complete list of renormalizable operators that yield necessary mixing of all aforementioned LQ pairs using the language of SU(5). We furthermore discuss several possible embeddings of this mechanism in SU(5) and SO(10) gauge groups.
Doroshkevich, A.G.; Zel' dovich, Y.B.; Syunyaev, R.A.; Khlopov, M.Y.
1980-07-01
A discussion is given of the influence that a finite rest mass for the neutrino would have on the phenomenon of ''missing mass'' in galaxies and clusters of galaxies, on the nonlinear stage in the evolution of primordial irregularities, and on the problem of observing neutral hydrogen in the spectrum of distant quasars.
The spectrum and mass anomalous dimension of SU(2) adjoint QCD with two Dirac flavours
Bergner, Georg; Montvay, Istvan; Münster, Gernot; Piemonte, Stefano
2016-01-01
In this work we present the results of our investigation of SU(2) gauge theory with two Dirac fermions in the adjoint representation, also known as Minimal Walking Technicolour. We have done numerical lattice simulations of this theory at two different values of the gauge coupling and several fermion masses. Our results include the particle spectrum and the mass anomalous dimension. The spectrum contains so far unconsidered states, a fermion-gluon state and flavour singlet mesons. The mass anomalous dimension is determined from the scaling of the masses and the mode number. The remnant dependence of the universal mass ratios and mass anomalous dimension on the gauge coupling indicates the relevance of scaling corrections.
Quasi-degenerate Neutrino mass models and their significance: A model independent investigation
Roy, S
2016-01-01
The prediction of possible ordering of neutrino masses relies mostly on the model selected. Alienating the $\\mu-\\tau$ interchange symmetry from discrete flavour symmetry based models, turns the neutrino mass matrix less predictive. But this inspires one to seek the answer from other phenomenological frameworks. We need a proper parametrization of the neutrino mass matrices concerning individual hierarchies. In the present work, we attempt to study the six different cases of Quasi-degenerate (QDN) neutrino models. The related mass matrices, $m_{LL}^{\
Massive neutrinos flavor mixing of leptons and neutrino oscillations
2015-01-01
Since the discovery of neutrino oscillations neutrino physics has become an interesting field of research in physics. They imply that neutrino must have a small mass and that the neutrinos, coupled to the charged leptons, are mixtures of the mass eigenstates, analogous to the flavor mixing of the quarks. The mixing angles for the quarks are small, but for the leptons two of the mixing angles are large. The masses of the three neutrinos must be very small, less than 1 eV, but from the oscillation experiments we only know the mass differences — the absolute masses are still unknown. Also we do not know, if the masses of the neutrinos are Dirac masses, as the masses of the charged leptons and of the quarks, or whether they are Majorana masses. In this volume, an overview of the present state of research in neutrino physics is given by well-known experimentalists and theorists. The contents — originated from talks and discussions at a recent conference addressing some of the most pressing open questions in n...
Hernandez, A.E.C. [Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria, Valparaiso (Chile); Martinez, R.; Ochoa, F. [Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Departamento de Fisica, Bogota (Colombia)
2016-11-15
We propose a 3-3-1 model where the SU(3){sub C} x SU(3){sub L} x U(1){sub X} symmetry is extended by S{sub 3} x Z{sub 3} x Z{sub 3}{sup '} x Z{sub 8} x Z{sub 16} and the scalar spectrum is enlarged by extra SU(3){sub L} singlet scalar fields. The model successfully describes the observed SM fermion mass and mixing pattern. In this framework, the light active neutrino masses arise via an inverse seesaw mechanism and the observed charged fermion mass and quark mixing hierarchy is a consequence of the Z{sub 3} x Z{sub 3}{sup '} x Z{sub 8} x Z{sub 16} symmetry breaking at very high energy. The obtained physical observables for both quark and lepton sectors are compatible with their experimental values. The model predicts the effective Majorana neutrino mass parameter of neutrinoless double beta decay to be m{sub ββ} = 4 and 48 meV for the normal and the inverted neutrino spectra, respectively. Furthermore, we found a leptonic Dirac CP-violating phase close to (π)/(2) and a Jarlskog invariant close to about 3 x 10{sup -2} for both normal and inverted neutrino mass hierarchy. (orig.)
Mass Hierarchy Determination Using Neutrinos from Multiple Reactors
Ciuffoli, Emilio; Zhang, Xinmin
2012-01-01
We report the results of Monte Carlo simulations of a medium baseline reactor neutrino experiment. The difference in baselines resulting from the 1 km separations of Daya Bay and Ling Ao reactors reduces the amplitudes of 1-3 oscillations at low energies, decreasing the sensitivity to the neutrino mass hierarchy. A perpendicular detector location eliminates this effect. We simulate experiments under several mountains perpendicular to the Daya Bay/Ling Ao reactors, considering in particular the background from the TaiShan and YangJiang reactor complexes. In general the hierarchy can be determined most reliably underneath the 1000 meter mountain BaiYunZhang, which is 44.5 km from Daya Bay. If some planned reactors are not built then nearby 700 meter mountains at 47-51 km baselines gain a small advantage. Neglecting their low overhead burdens, hills near DongKeng would be the optimal locations. We use a weighted Fourier transform to avoid a spurious dependence on the high energy neutrino spectrum and find that a...
Signals for Majorana neutrinos in a $\\gamma \\gamma$ collider
Peressutti, G
2003-01-01
We study the possibilities to detect Majorana neutrinos in $\\gamma \\gamma$ colliders for different center of mass energies. We study the $W^\\pm W^\\pm l_j^{\\mp} l_k^{\\mp}$ ($l_j\\equiv e ,\\mu ,\\tau$) final states which are, due to leptonic number violation, a clear signature for intermediate Majorana neutrino contribution. Such a signal (final dileptons of the same sign) is not possible if the heavy neutrinos are Dirac particles. We present our results for the total cross-section as a function of the neutrino mass and the center of mass energies.
Mosquera Cuesta, Herman J. [Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste (Italy)]|[Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Fisicas (CBPF), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). Lab. de Cosmologia e Fisica Experimental de Altas Energias]. E-mail: hermanjc@cbpf.br
2001-04-01
Neutrino oscillations during core bounce of a supernova collapse may induce detectable gravitational-wave bursts by the time they are trapped in the core. For large-scale distances the flavor changing neutrinos get delayed on its trip to earth while the gravitational waves they emit do not. Since the oscillation mechanism sets up the offset for both emissions, this fact yields in a time-of-flight delay between both the radiations that, whenever measured, could provide an inedit estimative of the absolute scale of neutrino masses. (author)
Mosquera Cuesta, Herman J. [Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste (Italy)]|[Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Fisicas (CBPF), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). Lab. de Cosmologia e Fisica Experimental de Altas Energias]. E-mail: hermanjc@cbpf.br
2001-04-01
Neutrino oscillations during core bounce of a supernova collapse may induce detectable gravitational-wave bursts by the time they are trapped in the core. For large-scale distances the flavor changing neutrinos get delayed on its trip to earth while the gravitational waves they emit do not. Since the oscillation mechanism sets up the offset for both emissions, this fact yields in a time-of-flight delay between both the radiations that, whenever measured, could provide an inedit estimative of the absolute scale of neutrino masses. (author)
Anchordoqui, Luis A; Huang, Xing; Vlcek, Brian J
2014-01-01
The tensor-to-scalar ratio (r = 0.20^{+0.07}_{-0.05}) inferred from the excess B-mode power observed by the Background Imaging of Cosmic Extragalactic Polarization (BICEP2) experiment is almost twice as large as the 95% CL upper limits derived from temperature measurements of the WMAP (r<0.13) and Planck (r<0.11) space missions. Very recently, it was suggested that additional relativistic degrees of freedom beyond the three active neutrinos and photons can help to relieve this tension: the data favor an effective number of light neutrino species N_{eff} = 3.86 \\pm 0.25. Since the BICEP2 ratio implies the energy scale of inflation (V_*^{1/4} \\sim 2 \\times 10^{16} GeV) is comparable to the grand unification scale, in this paper we investigate whether we can accommodate the required N_{eff} with three right-handed (partners of the left-handed standard model) neutrinos living in the fundamental representation of a grand unified exceptional E_6 group. We show that the superweak interactions of these Dirac st...
CP violation and neutrino masses and mixings from quark mass hierarchies
Buchmueller, W.; Covi, L. [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg (Germany); Emmanuel-Costa, D. [CFTP, Departamento de Fisica, Istituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon (Portugal); Wiesenfeldt, S. [Illinois Univ., Urbana-Champaign, IL (United States). Dept. of Physics
2007-10-15
We study the connection between quark and lepton mass matrices in a supersymmetric SO(10) GUT model in six dimensions, compactified on an orbifold. The physical quarks and leptons are mixtures of brane and bulk states. This leads to a characteristic pattern of mass matrices and high-energy CP violating phases. The hierarchy of up and down quark masses determines the CKM matrix and most charged lepton and neutrino masses and mixings. The small hierarchy of neutrino masses is a consequence of the mismatch of the up and down quark mass hierarchies. The effective CP violating phases in the quark sector, neutrino oscillations and leptogenesis are unrelated. In the neutrino sector we can accomodate naturally sin {theta}{sub 23} {proportional_to}1, sin {theta}{sub 13}
$\\mu\\to e\\gamma$ in a supersymmetric radiative neutrino mass model
Hundi, Raghavendra Srikanth
2016-01-01
We have considered a supersymmetric version of the inert Higgs doublet model, whose motivation is to explain smallness of neutrino masses and existence of dark matter. In this supersymmetric model, due to the presence of discrete symmetries, neutrinos acquire masses at loop level. After computing these neutrino masses, in order to fit the neutrino oscillation data, we have shown that by tuning some supersymmetry breaking soft parameters of the model, neutrino Yukawa couplings can be unsuppressed. In the above mentioned parameter space, we have computed branching ratio of the decay $\\mu\\to e\\gamma$. To be consistent with the current experimental upper bound on $Br(\\mu\\to e\\gamma)$, we have obtained constraints on the right-handed neutrino mass of this model.
NEUTRINO MASS AND NEUTRINO OSCILLATION EXPERIMENTS%中微子质量和中微子振荡实验
何景棠
2001-01-01
The history and status of neutrino mass measurements are summarized in this paper. Several experimental results on solar neutrino missing and on atmospheric muon neutrino missing are described. These results imply that there are neutrino oscillations, this means that neutrino has mass. This is the signal of beyond the standard model. Several important experiments to study neutrino oscillation in the beginning of the 21st century, such as long-base-line neurino oscillation, the idea to build a muon storage ring for producing a high energy electron neutrino beam to carry out neutrino oscillation experiment and to measure the CP violation in neutrino oscillation, are also introduced.%本文介绍中微子质量测量的历史和现状。介绍太阳中微子丢失实验的结果和大气μ中微子丢失实验结果。这些结果表明存在中微子振荡，即中微子具有质量。它是超出标准模型的信号。本文还介绍了21世纪初研究中微子振荡的若干重要实验，例如长基线中微子振荡实验以及建造μ子贮存环来产生高能电子中微子束进行中微子振荡的实验以及测量中微子振荡时的CP破坏的设想。
Models with radiative neutrino masses and viable dark matter candidates
Restrepo, Diego; Yaguna, Carlos
2013-01-01
We provide a list of particle physics models at the TeV-scale that are compatible with neutrino masses and dark matter. In these models, the Standard Model particle content is extended with a small number (\\leq 4) of scalar and fermion fields transforming as singlets, doublets or triplets under SU(2), and neutrino masses are generated radiatively via 1-loop diagrams. The dark matter candidates are stabilized by a Z_2 symmetry and are in general mixtures of the neutral components of such new multiplets. We describe the particle content of each of these models and determine the conditions under which they are consistent with current data. We find a total of 35 viable models, most of which have not been previously studied in the literature. There is a great potential to test these models at the LHC not only due to the TeV-scale masses of the new fields but also because about half of the viable models contain particles with exotic electric charges, which give rise to background-free signals. Our results should se...
Three-Flavor Analysis of Neutrino Mixing with and without Mass Hierarchy
Minakata, H
1996-01-01
I summarize the results of barely model-dependent phenomenological analyses of the structure of the neutrino flavor mixing. The analyses are based on the three-flavor mixing framework without sterile neutrinos and utilize the hints from solar and atmospheric neutrino observations as well as that from mixed dark matter cosmology. It will be demonstrated that the features of the analysis is sharply distinguished by the two cases (I) with and (II) without dark matter mass scale, and by whether one (or two) mass is dominant (OMD) or the three states are almost degenerate (ADN). The global features of the neutrino mixing is illuminated for these different mass patterns.
Fukugita, Masataka; Shimizu, Yusuke; Tanimoto, Morimitsu; Yanagida, Tsutomu T
2016-01-01
The model of neutrino mass matrix with minimal texture is now tightly constrained by experiment so that it can yield a prediction for the phase of CP violation. This phase is predicted to lie in the range $\\delta_{CP}=0.77\\pi - 1.24\\pi$. If neutrino oscillation experiment would find the CP violation phase outside this range, this means that the minimal-texture neutrino mass matrix, the element of which is all real, fails and the neutrino mass matrix must be complex, i.e., the phase must be present that is responsible for leptogenesis.
Generation of non-zero $\\theta_{13}$ in broken $A_4$ neutrino mass model
Borah, Manikanta; Das, Mrinal Kumar
2014-01-01
Stability of neutrino masses and mixings with non-zero $\\theta_{13}$ is an important issue in recent neutrino physics. In context of this, a detail analysis on two-fold degenerate $(m_1=m_2, m_3)$ neutrino mass model is done with Renormaization Group Equation (RGE) in Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (MSSM). Considering the input values of neutrino masses and mixing angles at high scale predictions are studied at low energy scale using RGE. We have also found that two-fold degenerate model with $\\theta_{13}=0$ can produce consistent results at low energy with non-zero $\\theta_{13}$ from the breaking of a generic $A_4$ model.
Monfardini, A; Brofferio, C; Capelli, S; Capozzi, F; Cremonesi, O; Enss, C; Fiorini, E; Fleischmann, A; Foggetta, L; Gallinaro, G; Gastaldo, L; Gatti, F; Giuliani, A; Gorla, P; Kelley, R; Kilbourne, C A; Margesin, B; McCammon, D; Nones, C; Nucciotti, A; Pavan, M; Pedretti, M; Pergolesi, D; Pessina, G; Porter, F S; Prest, M; Previtali, E; Repetto, P; Ribeiro-Gomez, M; Sangiorgio, S; Sisti, M
2006-01-01
Neutrino oscillation experiments have proved that neutrinos are massive particles, but can't determine their absolute mass scale. Therefore the neutrino mass is still an open question in elementary particle physics. An international collaboration is growing around the project of Microcalorimeter Arrays for a Rhenium Experiment (MARE) for directly measuring the neutrino mass with a sensitivity of about 0.2eV/c2. Many groups are joining their experiences and technical expertise in a common effort towards this challenging experiment. We discuss the different scenarios and the impact of MARE as a complement of KATRIN.
Scotogenic $Z_2$ or $U(1)_D$ Model of Neutrino Mass with $\\Delta(27)$ Symmetry
Ma, Ernest
2014-01-01
The scotogenic model of radiative neutrino mass with $Z_2$ or $U(1)_D$ dark matter is shown to accommodate $\\Delta(27)$ symmetry naturally. The resulting neutrino mass matrix is identical to either of two forms, one proposed in 2006, the other in 2008. These two structures are studied in the context of present neutrino data, with predictions of $CP$ violation and neutrinoless double beta decay.
Bounds on neutrino magnetic moment tensor from solar neutrinos
Joshipura, A S; Joshipura, Anjan S.; Mohanty, Subhendra
2002-01-01
Solar neutrinos with non-zero magnetic moments will contribute to the electron scattering rates in the Super-Kamiokande experiment. The magnetic moment scattering events in Super-K can be accommodated in the standard VO or MSW solutions by a change of the parameter space of mass square difference and mixing angle-but the shifted neutrino parameters obtained from Super-K will (for some values of neutrino magnetic moments) become incompatible with the fits from SNO, Gallium and Chlorine experiments. We compute the upper bounds on the Dirac and Majorana magnetic moments of solar neutrinos by simultaneously fitting all the observed solar neutrino rates. The bounds the magnetic moment matrix elements are of the order of 10^{-10} Bohr magnetron.
The Neutrino Ball Model of a Quasar
Manka, R; Karczewska, D
1993-01-01
It is suggested that the nonorthodox model of a quasar as a neutrino ball described in terms of the standard model extended by adding right-handed neutrinos and the Majorana scalar field can be presented in order to explain a quasar as a body of weak interacting neutrinos. Neutrino interaction with the scalar Majorana field violates the lepton number and produces the mass splitting of the neutrino due to the sea-saw mechanism. In this model a quasar is an object which appears in the result of the first order cosmological phase transition. In this interpretation a quasar may be regarded as a ball filled with Dirac neutrinos and can be treated as a remnant of phase transition with unbroken global lepton symmetry. In this paper we study the macroscopic parameters of such a configuration. In the result the mass-radius curve M(R) for the quasar is obtained.
A Possible Quantum-Gravitational Origin of the Neutrino Mass Difference ?
Mavromatos, Nikolaos E; Mavromatos, Nick E.; Sarkar, Sarben
2006-01-01
We discuss the theoretical possibility that the neutrino mass differences have part of their origin in the quantum-decoherence-inducing medium of space-time foam, which characterises some models of quantum gravity, in much the same way as the celebrated MSW effect, responsible for the contribution to mass differences when neutrinos pass through ordinary material media. We briefly describe consequences of such decoherent media in inducing CPT violation at a fundamental level, which would affect the neutrino oscillation probability; we speculate on the connection of such phenomena with the role of neutrinos for providing one possible source of a cosmological constant in the Universe, of the phenomenologically right order of magnitude. Finally we discuss possible experimental constraints on the amount of neutrino mass differences induced by quantum gravity, which are based on fits of a simple decoherence model with all the currently available neutrino data.
Shedding Light on Neutrino Masses with Dark Forces
Batell, Brian; Shuve, Brian
2016-01-01
Heavy right-handed neutrinos (RHNs) provide the simplest explanation for the origin of light neutrino masses and mixings. If the RHN masses are at or below the weak scale, direct experimental discovery of these states is possible at accelerator experiments such as the LHC or new dedicated beam dump experiments; in such experiments, the RHN decays after traversing a macroscopic distance from the collision point. The experimental sensitivity to RHNs is significantly enhanced if there is a new "dark" gauge force connecting them to the Standard Model (SM), and detection of RHNs can be the primary discovery mode for the new dark force itself. We take the well-motivated example of a B-L gauge symmetry and analyze the sensitivity to displaced decays of the RHNs produced via the new gauge interaction in two experiments: the LHC and the proposed SHiP beam dump experiment. In the most favorable case in which the mediator can be produced on-shell and decays to RHNs, the sensitivity reach is controlled by the square of t...
Neutrino masses and mixings: Status of known and unknown $3\
Capozzi, F; Marrone, A; Montanino, D; Palazzo, A
2016-01-01
Within the standard 3nu mass-mixing framework, we present an up-to-date global analysis of neutrino oscillation data (as of January 2016), including the latest available results from experiments with atmospheric neutrinos (Super-Kamiokande and IceCube DeepCore), at accelerators (first T2K anti-nu and NOvA nu runs in both appearance and disappearance mode), and at short-baseline reactors (Daya Bay and RENO far/near spectral ratios), as well as a reanalysis of older KamLAND data in the light of the "bump" feature recently observed in reactor spectra. We discuss improved constraints on the five known oscillation parameters (delta m^2, |Delta m^2|, sin^2theta_12, sin^2theta_13, sin^2theta_23), and the status of the three remaining unknown parameters: the mass hierarchy, the theta_23 octant, and the possible CP-violating phase delta. With respect to previous global fits, we find that the reanalysis of KamLAND data induces a slight decrease of both delta m^2 and sin^2theta_12, while the latest accelerator and atmos...
Very Low Energy Supernovae from Neutrino Mass Loss
Lovegrove, Elizabeth
2013-01-01
The continuing difficulty of achieving a reliable explosion in simulations of core-collapse supernovae, especially for more massive stars, has led to speculation concerning the observable transients that might be produced if such a supernova fails. Even if a prompt outgoing shock fails to form in a collapsing presupernova star, one must still consider the hydrodynamic response of the star to the abrupt loss of mass via neutrinos as the core forms a protoneutron star. Following a suggestion by Nadezhin (1980), we calculate the hydrodynamical responses of typical supernova progenitor stars to the rapid loss of approximately 0.2 to 0.5 M_sun of gravitational mass from their centers. In a red supergiant star, a very weak supernova with total kinetic energy ~ 10^47 erg results. The binding energy of a large fraction of the hydrogen envelope before the explosion is of the same order and, depending upon assumptions regarding the neutrino loss rates, most of it is ejected. Ejection speeds are ~ 100 km/s and luminosit...
Two-loop-induced neutrino masses: A model-independent perspective
Sierra, D Aristizabal
2015-01-01
We discuss Majorana neutrino mass generation mechanisms at the two-loop order. After briefly reviewing the systematic classification of one-loop realizations, we then focus on a general two-loop classification scheme which provides a model-independent catalog for neutrino mass models at the two-loop order
Radiative Neutrino Mass with $Z_3$ Dark matter: From Relic Density to LHC Signatures
Ding, Ran; Liao, Yi; Xie, Wan-Peng
2016-01-01
In this work we give a comprehensive analysis on the phenomenology of a specific $\\mathbb{Z}_3$ dark matter (DM) model in which neutrino mass is induced at two loops by interactions with a DM particle that can be a complex scalar or a Dirac fermion. Both the DM properties in relic density and direct detection and the LHC signatures are examined in great detail, and indirect detection for gamma-ray excess from the Galactic Center is also discussed briefly. On the DM side, both semi-annihilation and co-annihilation processes play a crucial role in alleviating the tension of parameter space between relic density and direct detection. On the collider side, new decay channels resulting from $\\mathbb{Z}_3$ particles lead to distinct signals at LHC. Currently the trilepton signal is expected to give the most stringent bound for both scalar and fermion DM candidates, and the signatures of fermion DM are very similar to those of electroweakinos in simplified supersymmetric models.
Bergström, L.; Hulth, P. O.; Botner, O.; Carlson, P.; Ohlsson, T.
2006-03-01
J. N. Bahcall (1934-2005) -- Preface -- List of participants -- Committees -- Nobel symposium on neutrino physics - program -- The history of neutrino oscillations / S. M. Bilenky -- Super-Kamiokande results on neutrino oscillations / Y. Suzuki -- Sudbury neutrino observatory results / A. B. McDonald -- Results from KamLAND reactor neutrino detection / A. Suzuki -- New opportunities for surprise / J. Conrad -- Solar models and solar neutrinos / J. N. Bahcall -- Atmospheric neutrino fluxes / T. K. Gaisser -- The MSW effect and matter effects in neutrino oscillations / A. Yu. Smirnov -- Three-flavour effects and CP- and T-violation in neutrino oscillations / E. Kh. Akhmedov -- Global analysis of neutrino data / M. C. Gonzalez-Garcia -- Future precision neutrino oscillation experiments and theoretical implications / M. Lindner -- Experimental prospects of neutrinoless double beta decay / E. Fiorini -- Theoretical prospects of neutrinoless double beta decay / S. T. Petcov -- Supernova neutrino oscillations / G. G. Raffelt -- High-energy neutrino astronomy / F. Halzen -- Neutrino astrophysics in the cold: Amanda, Baikal and IceCube / C. Spiering -- Status of radio and acoustic detection of ultra-high energy cosmic neutrinos and a proposal on reporting results / D. Saltzberg -- Detection of neutrino-induced air showers / A. A. Watson -- Prospect for relic neutrino searches / G. B. Gelmini -- Leptogenesis in the early universe / T. Yanagida -- Neutrinos and big bang nucleosynthesis / G. Steigman -- Extra galactic sources of high energy neutrinos / E. Waxman -- Cosmological neutrino bounds for non-cosmologists / M. Tegmark -- Neutrino intrinsic properties: the neutrino-antineutrino relation / B. Kayser -- NuTeV and neutrino properties / M. H. Shaevitz -- Absolute masses of neutrinos - experimental results and future possibilities / C. Weinheimer -- Flavor theories and neutrino masses / P. Ramond -- Neutrino mass models and leptogenesis / S. F. King -- Neutrino mass and
Signatures of extra dimensional sterile neutrinos
Werner Rodejohann
2014-10-01
Full Text Available We study a large extra dimension model with active and sterile Dirac neutrinos. The sterile neutrino masses stem from compactification of an extra dimension with radius R and are chosen to have masses around eV or keV, in order to explain short-baseline anomalies or act as warm dark matter candidates. We study the effect of the sterile neutrino Kaluza–Klein tower in short-baseline oscillation experiments and in the beta spectrum as measurable by KATRIN-like experiments.
Signatures of extra dimensional sterile neutrinos
Rodejohann, Werner, E-mail: werner.rodejohann@mpi-hd.mpg.de; Zhang, He, E-mail: he.zhang@mpi-hd.mpg.de
2014-10-07
We study a large extra dimension model with active and sterile Dirac neutrinos. The sterile neutrino masses stem from compactification of an extra dimension with radius R and are chosen to have masses around eV or keV, in order to explain short-baseline anomalies or act as warm dark matter candidates. We study the effect of the sterile neutrino Kaluza–Klein tower in short-baseline oscillation experiments and in the beta spectrum as measurable by KATRIN-like experiments.
Reduced Dirac Equation and Lamb Shift as an Off-mass-shell effect in Quantum Electrodynamics
Ni, G; Xu, J; Lou, Senyue; Ni, Guang-jiong; Xu, Jianjun
2005-01-01
Based on the precision experimental data of energy-level differences in hydrogenlike atoms, especially the 1S-2S transition of hydrogen and deuterium, the necessity of establishing a reduced Dirac equation (RDE) with reduced mass as the substitution of original electron mass is stressed. The theoretical basis of RDE lies on two symmetries, the invariance under the space-time inversion and that under the pure space inversion. Based on RDE and within the framework of quantum electrodynamics in covariant form, the Lamb shift can be evaluated (at one-loop level) as the radiative correction on a bound electron staying in an off-mass-shell state--a new approach eliminating the infrared divergence. Hence the whole calculation, though with limited accuracy, is simplified, getting rid of all divergences and free of ambiguity.
Baryon Triality And Neutrino Masses From An Anomalous FlavorU(1)
Dreiner, Herbi K.; Luhn, Christoph; Murayama, Hitoshi; Thormeier,Marc
2007-08-15
We construct a concise U(1){sub X} Froggatt-Nielsen model in which baryon triality, a discrete gauge Z{sub 3}-symmetry, arises from U(1){sub X} breaking. The proton is thus stable, however, R-parity is violated. With the proper choice of U(1){sub X} charges we can obtain neutrino masses and mixings consistent with an explanation of the atmospheric and solar neutrino anomalies in terms of neutrino oscillations, with no right-handed neutrinos required. The only mass scale apart from M{sub grav} is m{sub soft}.
Near maximal atmospheric mixing in neutrino mass matrices with two vanishing minors
Dev, S., E-mail: dev5703@yahoo.com [Department of Physics, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla 171005 (India); Gupta, Shivani, E-mail: shiroberts_1980@yahoo.co.in [Department of Physics, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla 171005 (India); Gautam, Radha Raman, E-mail: gautamrrg@gmail.com [Department of Physics, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla 171005 (India); Singh, Lal, E-mail: lalsingh96@yahoo.com [Department of Physics, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla 171005 (India)
2011-12-06
In the flavor basis there are seven cases of two vanishing minors in the neutrino mass matrix which can accommodate the present neutrino oscillation data including the recent T2K data. It is found that two of these cases, namely B{sub 5} and B{sub 6} predict near maximal atmospheric neutrino mixing in the limit of large effective neutrino mass. This feature remains irrespective of the values of solar and reactor mixing angles. A non-zero reactor mixing angle is naturally accommodated in these textures.
More is different: Reconciling eV sterile neutrinos with cosmological mass bounds
Yong Tang
2015-11-01
Full Text Available It is generally expected that adding light sterile species would increase the effective number of neutrinos, Neff. In this paper we discuss a scenario that Neff can actually decrease due to the neutrino oscillation effect if sterile neutrinos have self-interactions. We specifically focus on the eV mass range, as suggested by the neutrino anomalies. With large self-interactions, sterile neutrinos are not fully thermalized in the early Universe because of the suppressed effective mixing angle or matter effect. As the Universe cools down, flavor equilibrium between active and sterile species can be reached after big bang nucleosynthesis (BBN epoch, but leading to a decrease of Neff. In such a scenario, we also show that the conflict with cosmological mass bounds on the additional sterile neutrinos can be relaxed further when more light species are introduced. To be consistent with the latest Planck results, at least 3 sterile species are needed.
More Is Different: Reconciling eV Sterile Neutrinos and Cosmological Mass Bounds
Tang, Yong
2015-01-01
It is generally expected that adding light sterile species would increase the effective number of neutrinos, $N_{\\textrm{eff}}$. In this paper we discuss a scenario that $N_{\\textrm{eff}}$ can actually decrease due to the neutrino oscillation effect if sterile neutrinos have self-interactions. We specifically focus on the eV mass range, as suggested by the neutrino anomalies. With large self-interactions, sterile neutrinos are not fully thermalized in the early Universe because of the suppressed effective mixing angle or matter effect. As the Universe cools down, flavor equilibrium between active and sterile species can be reached after big bang nucleosynthesis (BBN) epoch, but leading to a decrease of $N_{\\textrm{eff}}$. In such a scenario, we also show that the conflict with cosmological mass bounds on the additional sterile neutrinos can be relaxed further when more light species are introduced.
Radiative emission of neutrino pair from nucleus and inner core electrons in heavy atoms
Yoshimura, M
2013-01-01
Radiative emission of neutrino pair (RENP) from atomic states is a new tool to experimentally investigate undetermined neutrino parameters such as the smallest neutrino mass, the nature of neutrino masses (Majorana vs Dirac), and their CP properties. We study effects of neutrino pair emission either from nucleus or from inner core electrons in which the zero-th component of quark or electron vector current gives rise to large coupling. Both the overall rate and the spectral shape of photon energy are given for a few cases of interesting target atoms. Calculated rates exceed those of previously considered target atoms by many orders of magnitudes.
Probing Radiative Neutrino Mass Generation through Monotop Production
Ng, John N
2014-01-01
We present a generalization of a model where the right-handed up-type quarks serve as messengers for neutrino mass generation and as a portal for dark matter. Within this framework the Standard Model is extended with a single Majorana neutrino, a coloured electroweak-singlet scalar and a coloured electroweak-triplet scalar. We calculate the relic abundance of dark matter and show that we can match the latest experimental results. Furthermore, the implications from the scattering between nuclei and the dark matter candidate are studied and we implement the latest experimental constraints arising from flavour changing interactions, Higgs production and decay and LHC collider searches for a single jet and jets plus missing energy. In addition, we implement constraints arising from scalar top quark pair-production. We also study the production of a single top in association with missing energy and calculate the sensitivity of the LHC to the top quark hadronic and semi-leptonic decay modes with the current $20$ fb...
Probing neutrino mass with displaced vertices at the Tevatron
De Campos, F; Magro, M B; Porod, Werner; Restrepo, D; Valle, J W F
2005-01-01
Supersymmetric extensions of the standard model exhibiting bilinear R-parity violation can generate naturally the observed neutrino mass spectrum as well mixings. One interesting feature of these scenarios is that the lightest supersymmetric particle (LSP) is unstable, with several of its decay properties predicted in terms of neutrino mixing angles. A smoking gun of this model in colliders is the presence of displaced vertices due to LSP decays in large parts of the parameter space. In this work we focus on the simplest model of this type that comes from minimal supergravity with universal R-parity conserving soft breaking of supersymmetry (RmSUGRA). We evaluate the potentiality of the Fermilab Tevatron to probe the RmSUGRA parameters through the analysis of events possessing two displaced vertices stemming from LSP decays. We show that requiring two displaced vertices in the events leads to a reach in m_{1/2} twice the one in the usual multilepton signals in a large fraction of the parameter space.
Swapnil S Jawkar; Sudhanshu S Jha
2005-01-01
Using the general formulation for obtaining chemical potential of an ideal Fermi gas of particles at temperature , with particle rest mass $m_{0}$ and average density $\\langle N \\rangle/V$ , the dependence of the mean square number fluctuation $\\langle N^{2} \\rangle/V$ on the particle mass $m_{0}$ has been calculated explicitly. The numerical calculations are exact in all cases whether rest mass energy $m_{0}c^{2}$ is very large (non-relativistic case), very small (ultrarelativistic case) or of the same order as the thermal energy $k_{B}T$ . Application of our results to the detection of the universal very low energy cosmic neutrino background (CNB), from any of the three species of neutrinos, shows that it is possible to estimate the neutrino mass of these species if from approximate experimental measurements of their momentum distribution one can extract, someday, not only the density $\\langle N_{} \\rangle/V$ but also the mean square fluctuation $\\langle N_{}^{2} \\rangle/V$. If at the present epoch, the universe is expanding much faster than thermalization rate for CNB, it is shown that our analysis leads to a scaled neutrino mass $m_{}$ instead of the actual mass $m_{0}.
Determination of the neutrino mass hierarchy with a new statistical method
Stanco, L; Tenti, M
2016-01-01
Neutrino physics is nowadays undergoing a change of perspectives, the discovery period is almost over and we are entering the phase of precise measurements. Despite the limited statistics collected for some variables, the three--flavour neutrino framework seems well consolidating. In this framework a new method has been developed to determine the neutrino mass ordering, one of the still unknown and most relevant parameters. The method is applied to the 2015 results of the NOvA experiment for $\
Large \\theta_13 from finite quantum corrections in quasi-degenerate neutrino mass spectrum
Araki, Takeshi
2011-01-01
We study finite quantum corrections for several well known neutrino mixing matrices and find that it is hard to account for the large value of \\theta_13 recently reported by T2K and MINOS. To nicely reproduce all experimentally favored neutrino mixing angles and masses, we propose a new neutrino mixing pattern. We also demonstrate a simple realization by slightly extending the standard model to illustrate the quantum corrections.
Quigg, Chris; /Fermilab /CERN
2008-02-01
I recall the place of neutrinos in the electroweak theory and summarize what we know about neutrino mass and flavor change. I next review the essential characteristics expected for relic neutrinos and survey what we can say about the neutrino contribution to the dark matter of the Universe. Then I discuss the standard-model interactions of ultrahigh-energy neutrinos, paying attention to the consequences of neutrino oscillations, and illustrate a few topics of interest to neutrino observatories. I conclude with short comments on the remote possibility of detecting relic neutrinos through annihilations of ultrahigh-energy neutrinos at the Z resonance.
Localization properties of random-mass Dirac fermions from real-space renormalization group.
Mkhitaryan, V V; Raikh, M E
2011-06-24
Localization properties of random-mass Dirac fermions for a realization of mass disorder, commonly referred to as the Cho-Fisher model, are studied on the D-class chiral network. We show that a simple renormalization group (RG) description captures accurately a rich phase diagram: thermal metal and two insulators with quantized σ(xy), as well as transitions (including critical exponents) between them. Our main finding is that, even with small transmission of nodes, the RG block exhibits a sizable portion of perfect resonances. Delocalization occurs by proliferation of these resonances to larger scales. Evolution of the thermal conductance distribution towards a metallic fixed point is synchronized with evolution of signs of transmission coefficients, so that delocalization is accompanied with sign percolation.
Neutrino mixing and CP violation phases in Zee-Babu model
Van Vien, Vo; Thu, Pham Ngoc
2014-01-01
We show that the neutrino mass matrix of the Zee-Babu model is able to fit the most recent data on neutrino masses and mixing with large $\\theta_{13}$ and provides %the values of the Dirac and Majorana CP violation phases. For the normal hierarchy, the Majorana phases ($\\al_{2 1}, \\al_{3 1}$) are equal to zero, while for the inverted pattern, one phase ($\\al_{3 1}$) takes the value $2 \\pi$. The Dirac phase ($\\de$) is predicted to either $0$ or $\\pi$. The effective mass governing neutrinoless double beta decay and the sum of neutrino masses are consistent with the recent analysis. The model gives some regions of the parameters of neutrino mixing angles in both normal and inverted neutrino mass hierarchy.
Neutrino Oscillation, Finite Self-Mass and General Yang-Mills Symmetry
Hsu, Jong-Ping
2016-01-01
The conservation of lepton number is assumed to be associated with a general Yang-Mills symmetry. New transformations involve (Lorentz) vector gauge functions and characteristic phase functions, and they form a group. General Yang-Mills fields are associated with new fourth-order equations and linear potentials. Lepton self-masses turn out to be finite and proportional to the inverse of lepton masses, which implies that neutrinos should have non-zero masses. Thus, general Yang-Mills symmetry could provide an understanding of neutrino oscillations and suggests that neutrinos with masses and very weak leptonic force may play a role in dark matter.
Closing in on minimal dark matter and radiative neutrino masses
Sierra, D Aristizabal; Wegman, D
2016-01-01
We study one-loop radiative neutrino mass models in which one of the beyond-the-standard model fields is either a hypercharge-zero fermion quintet (minimal dark matter) or a hypercharge-zero scalar septet. By systematically classifying all possible one-loop such models we identify various processes that render the neutral component of these representations (dark matter) cosmologically unstable. Thus, our findings show that these scenarios are in general not reconcilable with dark matter stability unless tiny couplings or additional ad hoc symmetries are assumed, in contrast to minimal dark matter models where stability is entirely due to the standard model gauge symmetry. For some variants based on higher order loops we find that $\\alpha_2$ reaches a Landau pole at rather low scales, typically comparable to the characteristic scale of the model itself. Thus, we argue that some of these variations although consistent with dark matter stability and phenomenological constraints are hard to reconcile with perturb...
Leptogenesis, radiative neutrino masses and inert Higgs triplet dark matter
Lu, Wen-Bin
2016-01-01
We extend the standard model by three types of inert fields including Majorana fermion singlets/triplets, real Higgs singlets/triplets and leptonic Higgs doublets. In the presence of a softly broken lepton number and an exactly conserved Z_2 discrete symmetry, these inert fields together can mediate a one-loop diagram for a Majorana neutrino mass generation. The heavier inert fields can decay to realize a successful leptogenesis while the lightest inert field can provide a stable dark matter candidate. As an example, we demonstrate the leptogenesis by the inert Higgs doublet decays. We also perform a systematic study on the inert Higgs triplet dark matter scenario where the interference between the gauge and Higgs portal interactions can significantly affect the dark matter properties.
A_4-based neutrino masses with Majoron decaying dark matter
Esteves, J N; Joshipura, A S; Romao, J C; Tortola, M A; Valle, J W F
2010-01-01
We propose an A_4 flavor-symmetric SU(3)xSU(2)xU(1) seesaw model where lepton number is broken spontaneously. A consistent two-zero texture pattern of neutrino masses and mixing emerges from the interplay of type-I and type-II seesaw contributions, with important phenomenological predictions. We show that, if the Majoron becomes massive, such seesaw scenario provides a viable candidate for decaying dark matter, consistent with cosmic microwave background lifetime constraints that follow from current WMAP observations. We also calculate the sub-leading one-loop-induced decay into photons which leads to a mono-energetic emission line that may be observed in future X-ray missions such as Xenia.
Neutrino Mass Constraints on R violation and HERA anomaly
Joshipura, A S; Vempati, S K; Joshipura, Anjan S.; Vempati, Sudhir K.
1999-01-01
R parity violating trilinear couplings $\\lambda'_{1jk}$ of the minimal supersymmetric standard model (MSSM) are constrained from the limit on the electron neutrino mass. Strong limits on these couplings follow from the earlier neglected contribution due to sneutrino vacuum expectation values. The limits on most of the $\\lambda'_{1jk}$ couplings derived here are stronger than the existing limits for a wide range in parameters of MSSM. These limits strongly constrain the interpretation of recent HERA results in $e^+ p$ scattering in terms of production of squarks through $R$ violation couplings. In particular, the interpretation in terms of $\\tilde{t}_L$ production off strange quark as suggested recently is not viable for wide ranges in MSSM parameters.
Dark Matter and Strong Electroweak Phase Transition in a Radiative Neutrino Mass Model
Ahriche, Amine
2013-01-01
We consider an extension of the standard model (SM) with charged singlet scalars and right handed (RH) neutrinos all at the electroweak scale. In this model, the neutrino masses are generated at three loops, which provide an explanation for their smallness, and the lightest RH neutrino, $N_{1}$, is a dark matter candidate. We find that for three generations of RH neutrinos, the model can be consistent with the neutrino oscillation data, lepton flavor violating processes, $N_{1}$ can have a relic density in agreement with the recent Planck data, and the electroweak phase transition can be strongly first order. We also show that the charged scalars may enhance the branching ratio $h-->YY$, where as $h-->YZ$ get can get few percent suppression. We also discuss the phenomenological implications of the RH neutrinos at the collider.
How neutrinos get mass and what other things may happen besides oscillations?
M A Ernest
2000-07-01
In this talk I address the theoretical issue of why new physics is required to obtain a nonzero neutrino mass. I then discuss what other things may happen besides neutrino oscillations. In particular I consider a possible new scenario of leptogenesis in -parity nonconserving supersymmetry.
Diagnostic potential of cosmic-neutrino absorption spectroscopy
Barenboim, Gabriela; /Valencia U.; Mena Requejo, Olga; Quigg, Chris; /Fermilab
2004-12-01
Annihilation of extremely energetic cosmic neutrinos on the relic-neutrino background can give rise to absorption lines at energies corresponding to formation of the electroweak gauge boson Z{sup 0}. The positions of the absorption dips are set by the masses of the relic neutrinos. Suitably intense sources of extremely energetic (10{sup 21} - 10{sup 25}-eV) cosmic neutrinos might therefore enable the determination of the absolute neutrino masses and the flavor composition of the mass eigenstates. Several factors--other than neutrino mass and composition--distort the absorption lines, however. We analyze the influence of the time-evolution of the relic-neutrino density and the consequences of neutrino decay. We consider the sensitivity of the lineshape to the age and character of extremely energetic neutrino sources, and to the thermal history of the Universe, reflected in the expansion rate. We take into account Fermi motion arising from the thermal distribution of the relic-neutrino gas. We also note the implications of Dirac vs. Majorana relics, and briefly consider unconventional neutrino histories. We ask what kinds of external information would enhance the potential of cosmic-neutrino absorption spectroscopy, and estimate the sensitivity required to make the technique a reality.
Quantum corrections to the effective neutrino mass operator in 5D MSSM
Deandrea, Aldo; Welzel, Julien [Universite de Lyon 1, Institut de Physique Nucleaire, 4 rue E. Fermi, 69622 Villeurbanne Cedex (France); Hosteins, Pierre [SPhT, CEA-Saclay, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette cedex (France); Oertel, Micaela [LUTH, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon, 5 place Jules Janssen, 92195 Meudon (France)
2007-04-15
We discuss in detail a five-dimensional Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model compactified on S{sup 1}/Z{sub 2} extended by the effective Majorana neutrino mass operator. We study the evolution of neutrino masses and mixings. Masses and angles, in particular the atmospheric mixing angle {theta}{sub 23}, can be significantly lowered at high energies with respect to their value at low energy. (authors)
TRIMS: Validating T2 Molecular Effects for Neutrino Mass Experiments
Lin, Ying-Ting; Bodine, Laura; Enomoto, Sanshiro; Kallander, Matthew; Machado, Eric; Parno, Diana; Robertson, Hamish; Trims Collaboration
2017-01-01
The upcoming KATRIN and Project 8 experiments will measure the model-independent effective neutrino mass through the kinematics near the endpoint of tritium beta-decay. A critical systematic, however, is the understanding of the molecular final-state distribution populated by tritium decay. In fact, the current theory incorporated in the KATRIN analysis framework predicts an observable that disagrees with an experimental result from the 1950s. The Tritium Recoil-Ion Mass Spectrometer (TRIMS) experiment will reexamine branching ratio of the molecular tritium (T2) beta decay to the bound state (3HeT+). TRIMS consists of a magnet-guided time-of-flight mass spectrometer with a detector located on each end. By measuring the kinetic energy and time-of-flight difference of the ions and beta particles reaching the detectors, we will be able to distinguish molecular ions from atomic ones and hence derive the ratio in question.We will give an update on simulation software, analysis tools, and the apparatus, including early commissioning results. U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science, Office of Nuclear Physics, Award Number DE-FG02-97ER41020.
Optical simulation of neutrino oscillations in binary waveguide arrays
Marini, Andrea; Biancalana, Fabio
2014-01-01
We theoretically propose and investigate an optical analogue of neutrino oscillations in a pair of vertically displaced binary waveguide arrays with longitudinally modulated effective refractive index. Optical propagation is modelled through coupled-mode equations, which in the continuous limit lead to two coupled Dirac equations for fermionic particles with different mass states, i.e. neutrinos. We demonstrate that neutrino oscillations can be quenched by nonlinear effects, and we predict the existence of neutrino solitons. Incidentally, these phenomena are expected to play an important role in massive supernova stars. Our results pave the way for using binary waveguide arrays as a classical laboratory for predicting exotic effects in particle physics and astrophysics.
Relativistic Dirac Representation of Dynamically-Generated Elementary-Particle Mass
Chew, Geoffrey F
2008-01-01
Special-relativistic dynamically-generated elementary-particle mass is represented by a self-adjoint energy operator acting on a rigged Hilbert space (RHS) of functions over the 6-dimensional Euclidean-group manifold. Even though this operator's eigenvalues correspond to total energy, it is not the generator of infinitesimal wave-function evolution in classical time. Extending formalism which Dirac invented and applied non-relativistically, unitary Poincar\\'e-group representation is provided by the wave functions of a spacelike entity that we call "preon". Six continuous Feynman-path-contacting preon coordinates specify spatial location (3 coordinates), lightlike-velocity-direction (2 coordinates) and transverse polarization (1 coordinate). [Utility of the the term "preon observable" is dubious.] Velocity and spatial location collaborate to define a preon time operator conjugate to the energy operator. In RHS bases alternative to functions over the group manifold, the wave function depends on a preon "velocit...
Low-lying spectrum for lattice Dirac operators with twisted mass
Gattringer, C; Gattringer, Christof; Solbrig, Stefan
2005-01-01
We analyze the low-lying spectrum and eigenmodes of lattice Dirac operators with a twisted mass term. The twist term expels the eigenvalues from a strip in the complex plane and all eigenmodes obtain a non-vanishing matrix element with gamma-5. For a twisted Ginsparg-Wilson operator the spectrum is located on two arcs in the complex plane. Modes due to non-trivial topological charge of the underlying gauge field have their eigenvalues at the edges of these arcs and obey a remnant index theorem. For configurations in the confined phase we find that the twist mainly affects the zero modes, while the bulk of the spectrum is essentially unchanged.
See-Saw scale discrete dark matter and two-zero texture Majorana neutrino mass matrices
Lamprea, J M
2016-01-01
In this paper we present a scenario where the stability of dark matter and the phenomenology of neutrinos are related by the spontaneous breaking of a non-Abelian flavor symmetry. In this scenario the breaking is done at the seesaw scale, in such a way that what remains of the flavor symmetry is a Z2 symmetry, which stabilizes the dark matter. We have proposed two models based on this idea, for which we have calculated their neutrino mass matrices achieving two-zero texture in both cases. Accordingly, we have updated this two-zero texture phenomenology finding an interesting correlation between the reactor mixing angle and the sum of the light neutrino masses. We also have a correlation between the lightest neutrino mass and the neutrinoless double beta decay effective mass, obtaining a lower bound for the effective mass within the region of the nearly future experimental sensitivities.
LSP Squark Decays at the LHC and the Neutrino Mass Hierarchy
Marshall, Zachary; Purves, Austin; Spinner, Sogee
2014-01-01
The existence of R-parity in supersymmetric models can be naturally explained as being a discrete subgroup of gauged baryon minus lepton number (B-L). The most minimal supersymmetric B-L model triggers spontaneous R-parity violation, while remaining consistent with proton stability. This model is well-motivated by string theory and makes several interesting, testable predictions. Furthermore, R-parity violation contributes to neutrino masses, thereby connecting the neutrino sector to the decay of the lightest supersymmetric particle (LSP). This paper analyzes the decays of third generation squark LSPs into a quark and a lepton. In certain cases, the branching ratios into charged leptons reveal information about the neutrino mass hierarchy, a current goal of experimental neutrino physics, as well as the $\\theta_{23}$ neutrino mixing angle. Furthermore, optimization of leptoquark searches for this scenario is discussed. Using currently available data, the lower bounds on the third generation squarks are compute...
The Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay, Physics beyond the Standard Model and the Neutrino Mass
Faessler, Amand
2012-01-01
The Neutrinoless double beta Decay allows to determine the effectice Majorana electron neutrino mass. For this the following conditions have to be satisfied: (i) The neutrino must be a Majorana particle, i. e. identical to the antiparticle. (ii) The half life has to be measured. (iii)The transition matrix element must be reliably calculated. (iv) The leading mechanism must be the light Majorana neutrino exchange. The present contribution studies the accuracy with which one can calculate by different methods: (1) Quasi-Particle Random Phase Approach (QRPA), (2) the Shell Model (SM), (3) the (before the variation) angular momentum projected Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov method (PHFB)and the (4) Interacting Boson Approach (IBA). In the second part we investigate how to determine experimentally the leading mechanism for the Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay. Is it (a) the light Majorana neutrino exchange as one assumes to determine the effective Majorana neutrino mass, ist it the heavy left (b) or right handed (c) Majoran...
Sobków, W
2015-01-01
In this paper, we show how a presence of the exotic scalar, tensor weak interactions in addition to the standard vector-axial (V-A) one may help to distinguish the Dirac from Majorana neutrinos in the elastic scattering of (anti)neutrino beam off the unpolarized electrons in the limit of vanishing (anti)neutrino mass. We assume that the incoming (anti)neutrino beam comes from the polarized muon decay at rest and is the left-right chiral mixture with assigned direction of the transversal spin polarization with respect to the production plane. We display that the azimuthal asymmetry in the angular distribution of recoil electrons is generated by the interference terms between the standard and exotic couplings, which are proportional to the transversal (anti)neutrino spin polarization and independent of the neutrino mass. This asymmetry for the Majorana neutrinos is distinct from the one for the Dirac neutrinos through the absence of interference between the standard and tensor couplings. Additionally, the inter...
Study of the mass of the electron neutrino in Japan
Yasumi, Shinjiro; Maezawa, Hideki [eds.
1996-02-01
This report describes a study of the mass of the electron neutrino using electron capture in {sup 163}Ho in Japan for the period from 1981 to 1994. This monograph has two purposes, one is to supplement the papers on the mass of the electron neutrino already published by us and another is to make a record on some details of our experiments for future. Electron capture in a nucleus takes place in a rather small space inside an atom, where atomic physics, nuclear physics and particle physics work closely together. Therefore, this study needed an intimate collaboration of atomic physicists, nuclear physicists and particle physicists. In addition, it was necessary for this study to use various fine techniques, including metallurgy, production of {sup 163}Ho activity, micro-analysis by wet chemistry, isotope-dilution mass spectrometry, undulator radiation source technology, the soft X-ray monochromator technology, a counting technique for very intense soft X-rays and so on. As a result, our collaboration consisted of many researchers from various fields as follows; M. Ando, H. Arai, M. Fujioka, N. Hashimoto, H. Ikeda, Y. Inagaki, K. Ishii, K. Itoh, G. Izawa, O. Kawakami, S. Kishimoto, H. Kitamura, H. Maezawa, M. Maruyama, A. Masuda, K. Masumoto, A. Mikuni, T. Mizogawa, T. Mukoyama, F. Ochiai, T. Ohta, T. Omori, G. Rajasekaran, K. Sera, K. Shima, T. Shinozuka, P.M. Stefan, I. Sugai, H. Taketani, M. Yagi, and S. Yasumi. Without such an excellent collaboration, this study would not have been completed. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to Professor T. Sasaki for supporting this study and recommending the undulator beam line of 2.5 GeV Photon Factory Storage Ring as a light source to be used in the experiment. We also would like to thank Dr. A. Yagishita and Dr. Y. Kitajima who are responsible for the BL-2 beamline. Finally we are grateful to Ms. M. Noji for her patient typewriting of manuscripts written by hand. (author).
Sterile neutrinos as dark matter
Dodelson, S. [Fermi National Accelerator Lab., Batavia, IL (United States); Widrow, L.M. [Queen`s Univ., Kingston, ON (Canada). Dept. of Physics]|[Toronto Univ., ON (Canada). Canadian Inst. for Theoretical Astrophysics
1993-03-01
The simplest model that can accommodate a viable nonbaryonic dark matter candidate is the standard electroweak theory with the addition of right-handed or sterile neutrinos. This model has been studied extensively in the context of the hot dark matter scenario. We reexamine this model and find that hot, warm, and cold dark matter are all possibilities. We focus on the case where sterile neutrinos are the dark matter. Since their only direct coupling is to left-handed or active neutrinos, the most efficient production mechanism is via neutrino oscillations. If the production rate is always less than the expansion rate, then these neutrinos will never be in thermal equilibrium. However, they may still play a significant role in the dynamics of the Universe and possibly provide the missing mass necessary for closure. We consider a single generation of neutrino fields ({nu}{sub L}, {nu}{sub R}) with a Dirac mass, {mu}, and a Majorana mass for the right-handed components only, M. For M {much_gt} {mu} we show that the number density of sterile neutrinos is proportional to {mu}{sup 2}/M so that the energy density today is independent of M. However M is crucial in determining the large scale structure of the Universe. In particular, M {approx_equal} 0.1--1.0 key leads to warm dark matter and a structure formation scenario that may have some advantages over both the standard hot and cold dark matter scenarios.
Anomalous Majorana Neutrino Masses from Torsionful Quantum Gravity
Mavromatos, Nick E
2012-01-01
The effect of quantum torsion in theories of quantum gravity is usually described by an axion-like field which couples to matter and to gravitation and radiation gauge fields. In perturbation theory, the couplings of this torsion-descent axion field are of derivative type and so preserve a shift symmetry. This shift symmetry may be broken, if the torsion-descent axion field mixes with other axions, which could be related to moduli fields in string-inspired effective theories. In particular, the shift symmetry may break explicitly via non-perturbative effects, when these axions couple to fermions via chirality changing Yukawa couplings with appropriately suppressed coefficients. We show, how in such theories an effective right-handed Majorana neutrino mass can be generated at two loops by gravitational interactions that involve global anomalies related to quantum torsion. We estimate the magnitude of the gravitationally induced Majorana mass and find that it is highly model dependent, ranging from multi-TeV to...
Neutrino Mass and Mixing: from Theory to Experiment
King, Stephen F; Morisi, Stefano; Shimizu, Yusuke; Tanimoto, Morimitsu
2014-01-01
The origin of fermion mass hierarchies and mixings is one of the unresolved and most difficult problem in high-energy physics. One possibility to address the flavour problem is by extending the Standard Model to include a family symmetry. In the recent years it has become very popular to use non-Abelian discrete flavour symmetries because of their power in the prediction of the large leptonic mixing angles relevant for neutrino oscillation experiments. Here we give an introduction to the flavour problem and to discrete groups which have been used to attempt a solution for it. We review the current status of models in the light of the recent measurement of the reactor angle and we consider different model building directions taken. The use of the flavons or multi Higgs scalars in model building is discussed as well as the direct vs. indirect approaches. We also focus on the possibility to distinguish experimentally flavour symmetry models by means of mixing sum rules and mass sum rules. In fact, we illustrate ...
Gorazd Cvetič
2015-05-01
Full Text Available Some of the outstanding questions of particle physics today concern the neutrino sector, in particular whether there are more neutrinos than those already known and whether they are Dirac or Majorana particles. There are different ways to explore these issues. In this article we describe neutrino-mediated decays of charged pseudoscalar mesons such as π±,K± and B±, in scenarios where extra neutrinos are heavy and can be on their mass shell. We discuss semileptonic and leptonic decays of such kinds. We investigate possible ways of using these decays in order to distinguish between the Dirac and Majorana character of neutrinos. Further, we argue that there are significant possibilities of detecting CP violation in such decays when there are at least two almost degenerate Majorana neutrinos involved. This latter type of scenario fits well into the known neutrino minimal standard model (MSM which could simultaneously explain the Dark Matter and Baryon Asymmetry of the Universe.
Di-Higgs signatures from R-parity violating supersymmetry as the origin of neutrino mass
Biswas, Sanjoy; Sharma, Pankaj
2016-01-01
Motivated by the naturalness and neutrino mass generation, we study a bilinear R-parity violating supersymmetric scenario with a light Higgsino-like lightest supersymmetric particle (LSP). We observe that the LSP dominantly decays to $\
Cosmological axion and neutrino mass constraints from Planck 2015 temperature and polarization data
Di Valentino, Eleonora; Giusarma, Elena; Lattanzi, Massimiliano; Mena, Olga; Melchiorri, Alessandro; Silk, Joseph
2016-01-01
.... Therefore, relic axions constitute a hot dark matter component and their masses are strongly degenerate with those of the three active neutrinos, as they leave identical signatures in the different...
Is the observability of sterile neutrino masses consistent with $\
Ehrlich, R
2016-01-01
It is shown that a 1980 proposal to search for heavy sterile neutrinos by observing the energy of the associated lepton in weak decays rests on an questionable assumption, and that the possibility of such a detection might be inconsistent with the observability of neutrino oscillations.
A Lower Bound on Neutrino Mass And Its Implication on the Z-Burst Scenario
Lai, Kwang-Chang; /Taiwan, Natl. Taiwan U.; Chen, Pisin; /KIPAC, Menlo Park
2006-01-11
We show that the cascade limit on ultra high energy cosmic neutrino (UHEC/nu) flux imposes a lower bound on the neutrino mass provided that super-GZK events of ultra high energy cosmic rays (UHECRs) are produced from Z-bursts. Based on the data from HiRes and AGASA, the obtained neutrino mass lower bound violates its existing cosmological upper bound. We conclude that the Z-burst cannot be the dominant source for the observed super-GZK UHECR events. This is consistent with the recent ANITA-lite data.
Constraints on the neutrino mass and mass hierarchy from cosmological observations
Huang, Qing-Guo; Wang, Ke; Wang, Sai
2016-09-01
Considering the mass splitting between three active neutrinos, we represent the new constraints on the sum of neutrino mass sum m_ν by updating the anisotropic analysis of the Baryon Acoustic Oscillation (BAO) scale in the CMASS and LOWZ galaxy samples from Data Release 12 of the SDSS-III Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS DR12). Combining the BAO data of 6dFGS, MGS, LOWZ and CMASS with it{Planck} 2015 data of temperature anisotropy and polarizations of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB), we find that the 95 % C.L. upper bounds on sum m_ν refer to sum m_{ν ,NH}<0.18 eV for the normal hierarchy (NH), sum m_{ν ,IH}<0.20 eV for the inverted hierarchy (IH) and sum m_{ν ,DH}<0.15 eV for the degenerate hierarchy (DH), respectively, and the normal hierarchy is slightly preferred over the inverted one (Δ χ ^2≡ χ ^2_NH-χ ^2_IH ˜eq -3.4). In addition, the additional relativistic degrees of freedom and massive sterile neutrinos are neither favored at present.
Constraints on the neutrino mass and mass hierarchy from cosmological observations
Huang, Qing-Guo [Chinese Academy of Sciences, Key Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Beijing (China); University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, School of Physical Sciences, Beijing (China); Wang, Ke; Wang, Sai [Chinese Academy of Sciences, Key Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Beijing (China)
2016-09-15
Considering the mass splitting between three active neutrinos, we represent the new constraints on the sum of neutrino mass sum m{sub ν} by updating the anisotropic analysis of the Baryon Acoustic Oscillation (BAO) scale in the CMASS and LOWZ galaxy samples from Data Release 12 of the SDSS-III Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS DR12). Combining the BAO data of 6dFGS, MGS, LOWZ and CMASS with Planck 2015 data of temperature anisotropy and polarizations of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB), we find that the 95 % C.L. upper bounds on sum m{sub ν} refer to sum m{sub ν,NH} < 0.18 eV for the normal hierarchy (NH), sum m{sub ν,IH} < 0.20 eV for the inverted hierarchy (IH) and sum m{sub ν,DH} < 0.15 eV for the degenerate hierarchy (DH), respectively, and the normal hierarchy is slightly preferred over the inverted one (Δχ{sup 2} ≡ χ{sup 2}{sub NH} - χ{sup 2}{sub IH} ≅ -3.4). In addition, the additional relativistic degrees of freedom and massive sterile neutrinos are neither favored at present. (orig.)
Quasi-degenerate neutrinos and leptogenesis from L_mu-L_tau
Chun, E J
2007-01-01
We provide a framework for quasi-degenerate neutrinos consistent with a successful leptogenesis, based on the L_mu-L_tau flavor symmetry and its breaking pattern. In this scheme, a fine-tuning is needed to arrange the small solar neutrino mass splitting. Once it is ensured, the atmospheric neutrino mass splitting and the deviation from the maximal atmospheric mixing angle are driven by the same symmetry breaking parameter lambda~0.1, and the reactor angle is predicted to be slightly smaller than lambda, while the Dirac CP phase is generically of order one. Given that the pseudo-Dirac nature of right-handed neutrinos is protected from the flavor symmetry breaking, a small mass splitting can be generated radiatively. For moderate values of tan(beta)~10, this allows for low-scale supersymmetric leptogenesis, overcoming a strong wash-out effect of the quasi-degenerate light neutrinos and evading the gravitino overproduction.
Leptoquark patterns unifying neutrino masses, flavor anomalies, and the diphoton excess
Deppisch, F. F.; Kulkarni, S.; Päs, H.; Schumacher, E.
2016-07-01
Vector leptoquarks provide an elegant solution to a series of anomalies and at the same time generate naturally light neutrino masses through their mixing with the standard model Higgs boson. We present a simple Froggatt-Nielsen model to accommodate the B physics anomalies RK and RD , neutrino masses, and the 750 GeV diphoton excess in one cohesive framework adding only two vector leptoquarks and two singlet scalar fields to the standard model field content.
Leptoquark patterns unifying neutrino masses, flavor anomalies and the diphoton excess
Deppisch, F F; Päs, H; Schumacher, E
2016-01-01
Vector leptoquarks provide an elegant solution to a series of anomalies and at the same time generate naturally light neutrino masses through their mixing with the standard model Higgs boson. We present a simple Froggatt-Nielsen model to accommodate the B physics anomalies $R_K$ and $R_D$, neutrino masses, and the $750\\,$GeV diphoton excess in one cohesive framework adding only two vector leptoquarks and two singlet scalar fields to the standard model field content.
Petcov, S T
2002-01-01
In the context of three-neutrino oscillations, we study the possibility of using antineutrinos from nuclear reactors to explore the $10^-4 eV^2 < \\Delta m^2_{\\odot} \\ltap 8\\times 10^-4 eV^2$ region of the LMA MSW solution of the solar neutrino problem. The KamLAND experiment is not expected to determine $\\Delta m^2_{\\odot}$ if the latter happens to lie in the indicated region. By analysing both the total event rate suppression and the energy spectrum distortion caused by $\\bar{\
Neutrino Mass Seesaw at the Weak Scale, the Baryon Asymmetry, and the LHC
Blanchet, Steve; Mohapatra, Rabindra N
2008-01-01
We consider theories where the Standard Model (SM) neutrinos acquire masses through the seesaw mechanism at the weak scale. We show that in such a scenario, the requirement that any pre-existing baryon asymmetry, regardless of its origin, not be washed out leads to correlations between the pattern of SM neutrino masses and the spectrum of new particles at the weak scale, leading to definite predictions for the LHC. For type I seesaw models with a TeV scale Z' coupled to SM neutrinos, we find that for a normal neutrino mass hierarchy, at least one of the right-handed neutrinos must be `electrophobic', decaying with a strong preference into final states with muons and tauons rather than electrons. For inverted or quasi-degenerate mass patterns, on the other hand, we find upper bounds on the mass of at least one right-handed neutrino. In particular, for an inverted mass hierarchy, this bound is 1 TeV, while the corresponding upper limit in the quasi-degenerate case is 300 GeV. Similar results hold in type III se...
Measurement of the neutrino mass splitting and flavor mixing by MINOS
Adamson, P; Armstrong, R; Auty, D J; Ayres, D S; Backhouse, C; Barr, G; Bishai, M; Blake, A; Bock, G J; Boehnlein, D J; Bogert, D; Cavanaugh, S; Cherdack, D; Childress, S; Choudhary, B C; Coelho, J A B; Coleman, S J; Corwin, L; Cronin-Hennessy, D; Danko, I Z; de Jong, J K; Devenish, N E; Diwan, M V; Dorman, M; Escobar, C O; Evans, J J; Falk, E; Feldman, G J; Frohne, M V; Gallagher, H R; Gomes, R A; Goodman, M C; Gouffon, P; Graf, N; Gran, R; Grant, N; Grzelak, K; Habig, A; Harris, D; Hartnell, J; Hatcher, R; Himmel, A; Holin, A; Huang, X; Hylen, J; Ilic, J; Irwin, G M; Isvan, Z; Jaffe, D E; James, C; Jensen, D; Kafka, T; Kasahara, S M S; Koizumi, G; Kopp, S; Kordosky, M; Kreymer, A; Lang, K; Lefeuvre, G; Ling, J; Litchfield, P J; Litchfield, R P; Loiacono, L; Lucas, P; Mann, W A; Marshak, M L; Mayer, N; McGowan, A M; Mehdiyev, R; Meier, J R; Messier, M D; Michael, D G; Miller, W H; Mishra, S R; Mitchell, J; Moore, C D; Morfín, J; Mualem, L; Mufson, S; Musser, J; Naples, D; Nelson, J K; Newman, H B; Nichol, R J; Nowak, J A; Oliver, W P; Orchanian, M; Ospanov, R; Paley, J; Patterson, R B; Pawloski, G; Pearce, G F; Petyt, D A; Phan-Budd, S; Plunkett, R K; Qiu, X; Ratchford, J; Raufer, T M; Rebel, B; Rodrigues, P A; Rosenfeld, C; Rubin, H A; Sanchez, M C; Schneps, J; Schreiner, P; Shanahan, P; Smith, C; Sousa, A; Stamoulis, P; Strait, M; Tagg, N; Talaga, R L; Thomas, J; Thomson, M A; Tinti, G; Toner, R; Tzanakos, G; Urheim, J; Vahle, P; Viren, B; Weber, A; Webb, R C; White, C; Whitehead, L; Wojcicki, S G; Yang, T; Zwaska, R
2011-01-01
Measurements of neutrino oscillations using the disappearance of muon neutrinos from the Fermilab NuMI neutrino beam as observed by the two MINOS detectors are reported. New analysis methods have been applied to an enlarged data sample from an exposure of $7.25 \\times 10^{20}$ protons on target. A fit to neutrino oscillations yields values of $|\\Delta m^2| = (2.32^{+0.12}_{-0.08})\\times10^{-3}$\\,eV$^2$ for the atmospheric mass splitting and $\\rm \\sin^2\\!(2\\theta) > 0.90$ (90%\\,C.L.) for the mixing angle. Pure neutrino decay and quantum decoherence hypotheses are excluded at 7 and 9 standard deviations, respectively.
Impact of the first SNO results on Neutrino Mass and Mixing
Bandyopadhyay, A; Goswami, S; Kar, K; Choubey, Sandhya; Goswami, Srubabati; Kar, Kamales
2001-01-01
We investigate the implications of the SNO charged-current (CC) and electron scattering (ES) measurements of solar $^8B$ neutrino fluxes for neutrino mass and mixing parameters by performing a global and unified $\\chi^2$ analysis of the solar neutrino data incorporating the first SNO results along with the results from Cl, Ga and SuperKamiokande(SK) on the total flux of neutrinos as well as the recoil electron spectrum observed at SK and the CC spectrum observed at SNO in the framework of two neutrino mixing. We determine the best-fit values of the parameters, the $\\chi^2_{min}$ and the goodness of fit of various oscillation solutions for both $\
Measurement of the neutrino mass splitting and flavor mixing by MINOS.
Adamson, P; Andreopoulos, C; Armstrong, R; Auty, D J; Ayres, D S; Backhouse, C; Barr, G; Bishai, M; Blake, A; Bock, G J; Boehnlein, D J; Bogert, D; Cavanaugh, S; Cherdack, D; Childress, S; Choudhary, B C; Coelho, J A B; Coleman, S J; Corwin, L; Cronin-Hennessy, D; Danko, I Z; de Jong, J K; Devenish, N E; Diwan, M V; Dorman, M; Escobar, C O; Evans, J J; Falk, E; Feldman, G J; Frohne, M V; Gallagher, H R; Gomes, R A; Goodman, M C; Gouffon, P; Graf, N; Gran, R; Grant, N; Grzelak, K; Habig, A; Harris, D; Hartnell, J; Hatcher, R; Himmel, A; Holin, A; Huang, X; Hylen, J; Ilic, J; Irwin, G M; Isvan, Z; Jaffe, D E; James, C; Jensen, D; Kafka, T; Kasahara, S M S; Koizumi, G; Kopp, S; Kordosky, M; Kreymer, A; Lang, K; Lefeuvre, G; Ling, J; Litchfield, P J; Litchfield, R P; Loiacono, L; Lucas, P; Mann, W A; Marshak, M L; Mayer, N; McGowan, A M; Mehdiyev, R; Meier, J R; Messier, M D; Michael, D G; Miller, W H; Mishra, S R; Mitchell, J; Moore, C D; Morfín, J; Mualem, L; Mufson, S; Musser, J; Naples, D; Nelson, J K; Newman, H B; Nichol, R J; Nowak, J A; Oliver, W P; Orchanian, M; Ospanov, R; Paley, J; Patterson, R B; Pawloski, G; Pearce, G F; Petyt, D A; Phan-Budd, S; Plunkett, R K; Qiu, X; Ratchford, J; Raufer, T M; Rebel, B; Rodrigues, P A; Rosenfeld, C; Rubin, H A; Sanchez, M C; Schneps, J; Schreiner, P; Shanahan, P; Smith, C; Sousa, A; Stamoulis, P; Strait, M; Tagg, N; Talaga, R L; Thomas, J; Thomson, M A; Tinti, G; Toner, R; Tzanakos, G; Urheim, J; Vahle, P; Viren, B; Weber, A; Webb, R C; White, C; Whitehead, L; Wojcicki, S G; Yang, T; Zwaska, R
2011-05-01
Measurements of neutrino oscillations using the disappearance of muon neutrinos from the Fermilab NuMI neutrino beam as observed by the two MINOS detectors are reported. New analysis methods have been applied to an enlarged data sample from an exposure of 7.25×10(20) protons on target. A fit to neutrino oscillations yields values of |Δm(2)|=(2.32(-0.08)(+0.12))×10(-3) eV(2) for the atmospheric mass splitting and sin(2)(2θ)>0.90 (90% C.L.) for the mixing angle. Pure neutrino decay and quantum decoherence hypotheses are excluded at 7 and 9 standard deviations, respectively.
Neutrino Oscillations With Two Sterile Neutrinos
Kisslinger, Leonard S.
2016-10-01
This work estimates the probability of μ to e neutrino oscillation with two sterile neutrinos using a 5×5 U-matrix, an extension of the previous estimate with one sterile neutrino and a 4×4 U-matrix. The sterile neutrino-active neutrino mass differences and the mixing angles of the two sterile neutrinos with the three active neutrinos are taken from recent publications, and the oscillation probability for one sterile neutrino is compared to the previous estimate.
Neutrino Oscillations With Two Sterile Neutrinos
Kisslinger, Leonard S
2016-01-01
This work estimates the probability of $\\mu$ to $e$ neutrino oscillation with two sterile neutrinos using a 5x5 U-matrix, an extension of the previous estimate with one sterile neutrino and a 4x4 U-matrix. The sterile neutrino-active neutrino mass differences and the mixing angles of the two sterile neutrinos with the three active neutrinos are taken from recent publications, and the oscillation probability for one sterile neutrino is compared to the previous estimate.
Physical effects involved in the measurements of neutrino masses with future cosmological data
Archidiacono, Maria; Lesgourgues, Julien; Poulin, Vivian
2016-01-01
Future Cosmic Microwave Background experiments together with upcoming galaxy and 21-cm surveys will provide extremely accurate measurements of different cosmological observables located at different epochs of the cosmic history. The new data will be able to constrain the neutrino mass sum with the best precision ever. In order to exploit the complementarity of the different redshift probes, a deep understanding of the physical effects driving the impact of massive neutrinos on CMB and large scale structures is required. The goal of this work is to describe these effects, assuming a summed neutrino mass close to its minimum allowed value. We find that parameter degeneracies can be removed by appropriate combinations, leading to robust and model independent constraints. A joint forecast of the sensitivity of Euclid and DESI surveys together with a CORE-like CMB experiment leads to a $1\\sigma$ uncertainty of $7$~meV on the summed neutrino mass. However this particular combination gives rise to a peculiar degener...
Neutrino masses in RPV models with two pairs of Higgs doublets
Grossman, Yuval [Laboratory for Elementary-Particle Physics, Cornell University,Ithaca, N.Y. (United States); Peset, Clara [Institut de Fisica d’Altes Energies (IFAE), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona,08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona (Spain)
2014-04-07
We study the generation of neutrino masses and mixing in supersymmetric R-parity violating models containing two pairs of Higgs doublets. In these models, new RPV terms H^{sub D{sub 1}}H^{sub D{sub 2}}E^ arise in the superpotential, as well as new soft terms. Such terms give new contributions to neutrino masses. We identify the different parameters and suppression/enhancement factors that control each of these contributions. At tree level, just like in the MSSM, only one neutrino acquires a mass due to neutrino-neutralino mixing. There are no new one loop effects. We study the two loop contributions and find the conditions under which they can be important.
Neutrino masses in RPV models with two pairs of Higgs doublets
Grossman, Yuval
2014-01-01
We study the generation of neutrino masses and mixing in supersymmetric R-parity violating models containing two pairs of Higgs doublets. In these models, new RPV terms $\\hat H_{D_1} \\hat H_{D_2} \\hat E$ arise in the superpotential, as well as new soft terms. Such terms give new contributions to neutrino masses. We identify the different parameters and suppression/enhancement factors that control each of these contributions. At tree level, just like in the MSSM, only one neutrino acquires a mass due to neutrino-neutralino mixing. There are no new one loop effects. We study the two loop contributions and find the conditions under which they can be important.
Neutrino masses in $SU(5)\\times U(1)_F$ with adjoint flavons
Nardi, Enrico; Velasquez, Mauricio
2011-01-01
We present a $SU(5)\\times U(1)_F$ supersymmetric model for neutrino masses and mixings that includes three heavy singlet neutrinos and two flavons. We discuss how Abelian $U(1)_F$ symmetries can naturally yield non-hierarchical light neutrinos even when the heavy states are strongly hierarchical, and how it can also ensure that $R$--parity arises as an exact accidental symmetry. By assigning flavons to the adjoint representation of SU(5) and assuming universality for all the fundamental couplings, the coefficients of the effective Yukawa and Majorana mass operators become calculable in terms of group theoretical quantities. There is a single free parameter in the model, however, at leading order the structure of the light neutrinos mass matrix is determined in a parameter independent way.
Radiative Neutrino Masses in a SUSY GUT Model
Koide, Y
2003-01-01
Radiatively-induced neutrino mass matrix is investigated within the framework of an SU(5) SUSY GUT model. The model has matter fields of three families \\bar{5}_{L(+)i}+5_{L(+)i} in addition to the ordinary matter fields \\bar{5}_{L(-)i}+10_{L(+)i} and Higgs fields H_{(+)}+\\bar{H}_{(0)}, where (+,0,-) denote the transformation properties (\\omega^{+1},\\omega^0,\\omega^{-1}) (\\omega^3=-1) under a discrete symmetry Z_3. R-parity violating terms are given by \\bar{5}_{L(+)} \\bar{5}_{L(+)} 10_{L(+)}, while the Yukawa interactions are given by \\bar{H}_{(0)} \\bar{5}_{L(-)} 10_{L(+)}, i.e. the \\bar{5}-fields in both are different from each other. The Z_3 symmetry is only broken by the terms \\bar{5}_{L(+)i}5_{L(+)i} softly, so that the \\bar{5}_{L(+)i}\\leftrightarrow \\bar{5}_{L(-)i} mixings appear at \\mu < M_X. Of the R-parity violating terms \\bar{5}_{L(+)} \\bar{5}_{L(+)} 10_{L(+)}, only the terms (e_L\
Particle quantum states with indefinite mass and neutrino oscillations
Lobanov, A E
2015-01-01
Spaces of particle states are constructed in such a way that charged leptons, neutrinos, as well as down- and up-type quarks are combined in multiplets with their components being considered as different quantum states of a single particle. In the theory based on the Lagrangian of fermion sector of the Standard Model modified with this approach the phenomenon of neutrino oscillations appears. By example of pion decay it is shown that the states of the neutrino, arising in the process of decay may be described by a superposition of states with identical momenta with very high accuracy.
Neutrino masses from SUSY breaking in radiative seesaw models
Figueiredo, Antonio J.R. [University of Lisbon, Centro de Fisica Teorica de Particulas (CFTP), Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon (Portugal)
2015-03-01
Radiatively generated neutrino masses (m{sub ν}) are proportional to supersymmetry (SUSY) breaking, as a result of the SUSY non-renormalisation theorem. In this work, we investigate the space of SUSY radiative seesaw models with regard to their dependence on SUSY breaking (SUSY). In addition to contributions from sources of SUSY that are involved in electroweak symmetry breaking (SUSY{sub EWSB} contributions), and which are manifest from left angle F{sub H}{sup †} right angle = μ left angle anti H right angle ≠ 0 and left angle D right angle = g sum {sub H} left angle H{sup †} x {sub H} H right angle ≠ 0, radiatively generated m{sub ν} can also receive contributions from SUSY sources that are unrelated to EWSB (SUSY{sub EWS} contributions). We point out that recent literature overlooks pure-SUSY{sub EWSB} contributions (∝ μ/M) that can arise at the same order of perturbation theory as the leading order contribution from SUSY{sub EWS}. We show that there exist realistic radiative seesaw models in which the leading order contribution to m{sub ν} is proportional to SUSY{sub EWS}. To our knowledge no model with such a feature exists in the literature. We give a complete description of the simplest model topologies and their leading dependence on SUSY. We show that in one-loop realisations LLHH operators are suppressed by at least μ m{sub soft}/M{sup 3} or m{sub soft}{sup 2}/M{sup 3}. We construct a model example based on a oneloop type-II seesaw. An interesting aspect of these models lies in the fact that the scale of soft-SUSY effects generating the leading order m{sub ν} can be quite small without conflicting with lower limits on the mass of new particles. (orig.)
Probing Majorana Neutrino Textures at DUNE
Bora, Kalpana; Dutta, Debajyoti
2016-01-01
We study the possibility of probing different texture zero neutrino mass matrices at long baseline neutrino experiment DUNE. Assuming a diagonal charged lepton basis and Majorana nature of light neutrinos, we first classify the possible light neutrino mass matrices with one and two texture zeros and then numerically evaluate the parameter space in terms of atmospheric mixing angle $\\theta_{23}$ and Dirac CP phase $\\delta_{\\text{CP}}$ which satisfies the texture zero conditions. We then feed these parameter values into the numerical analysis in order to study the sensitivity of DUNE experiment to them. We find that the DUNE will be able to exclude some of these texture zero mass matrices which restrict the $(\\theta_{23}-\\delta_{\\text{CP}})$ to a very specific range of values.
Neutrino mass patterns, -parity violating supersymmetry and associated phenomenology
Biswarup Mukhopadhyaya
2000-01-01
Motivated by the recent super-Kamiokande results on atmospheric neutrinos, we incorporate massive neutrinos, with large angle oscillation between the second and third generations, in a theory with -parity violating supersymmetry. The general features of such a theory are brieﬂy reviewed. We emphasize its testability through the observation of comparable numbers of muons and taus, produced together with the -boson, in decays of the lightest neutralino. A distinctly measurable decay gap is anotherremarkable feature of such a scenario.
Space-Like Motions of Quantum Zero Mass Neutrinos
Widom, A; Srivastava, Y N
2011-01-01
Recent experimental reports of super-luminal velocity neutrinos moving between Geneva and Gran Sasso in no way contradict the special relativity considerations of conventional quantum field theory. A neutrino exchanged between Geneva and Gran Sasso is both virtual and space-like. The Lorentz invariant space-like distance $L$ and the Lorentz invariant space-like four momentum transfered $\\varpi $ between Geneva and Gran Sasso can be extracted from experimental data as will be shown in this work.
Why Are Neutrinos Light? -- An Alternative
Hall, Lawrence J.; Oliver, Steven J.
2004-09-23
We review the recent proposal that neutrinos are light because their masses are proportional to a low scale, f, of lepton flavor symmetry breaking. This mechanism is testable because the resulting pseudo-Goldstone bosons, of mass m_G, couple strongly with the neutrinos, affecting the acoustic oscillations during the eV era of the early universe that generate the peaks in the CMB radiation. Characteristic signals result over a very wide range of (f, m_G) because of a change in the total relativistic energy density and because the neutrinos scatter rather than free-stream. Thermodynamics allows a precise calculation of the signal, so that observations would not only confirm the late-time neutrino mass mechanism, but could also determine whether the neutrino spectrum is degenerate, inverted or hierarchical and whether the neutrinos are Dirac or Majorana. The flavor symmetries could also give light sterile states. If the masses of the sterile neutrinos turn on after the MeV era, the LSND oscillations can be explained without upsetting big bang nucleosynthesis, and, since the sterile states decay to lighter neutrinos and pseudo-Goldstones, without giving too much hot dark matter.
Effect of atmospheric flux uncertainties on the determination of the neutrino mass hierarchy
Sandroos Joakim
2016-01-01
Full Text Available The next generation of large-volume neutrino telescopes will include low-energy subarrays which will be able to measure neutrinos with energies of a few GeV. In this energy range the primary signal below the horizon is neutrinos created by cosmic ray interactions in the atmosphere. The measured event rate will depend on the neutrino mass hierarchy, allowing determination of this quantity to a significance level of about 3.5 sigma within a 5-year period, mostly limited by systematic uncertainties. We present here the impact of the uncertainties on the atmospheric neutrino flux normalization on the determination of the neutrino mass hierarchy. We suggest constraining the systematic uncertainties by including the downgoing neutrino sample, which will increase the significance. This work was performed using simulation data from the low-energy extension to the IceCube detector located at the geographic south pole, PINGU, and is relevant to a wide range of other experiments.
Drewes, Marco; Gueter, Dario; Klaric, Juraj
2016-01-01
We discuss the connection between observable CP violation in the lepton sector, the properties of heavy neutrinos and the baryon asymmetry of the universe in the minimal seesaw model. A measurement of the Dirac phase $\\delta$ would allow to make testable predictions for the couplings of the heavy neutrinos to individual Standard Model lepton flavours. If any heavy neutral leptons are experimentally discovered in the future, this provides a powerful test for the mechanism of neutrino mass generation and baryogenesis.
Atmospheric neutrinos and discovery of neutrino oscillations.
Kajita, Takaaki
2010-01-01
Neutrino oscillation was discovered through studies of neutrinos produced by cosmic-ray interactions in the atmosphere. These neutrinos are called atmospheric neutrinos. They are produced as decay products in hadronic showers resulting from collisions of cosmic rays with nuclei in the atmosphere. Electron-neutrinos and muon-neutrinos are produced mainly by the decay chain of charged pions to muons to electrons. Atmospheric neutrino experiments observed zenith-angle and energy dependent deficit of muon-neutrino events. Neutrino oscillations between muon-neutrinos and tau-neutrinos explain these data well. Neutrino oscillations imply that neutrinos have small but non-zero masses. The small neutrino masses have profound implications to our understanding of elementary particle physics and the Universe. This article discusses the experimental discovery of neutrino oscillations.
Neutrino mass bounds from neutrinoless double beta-decays and cosmological probes
Yong-Yeon Keum
2016-02-01
We investigate the way the total mass sum of neutrinos can be constrained from the neutrinoless double beta-decay and cosmological probes with cosmic microwave background (CMBR), large-scale structures including 2dFGRS and SDSS datasets. First we discuss, in brief, the current status of neutrino mass bounds from neutrino beta decays and cosmic constraint within the flat CMD model. In addition, we explore the interacting neutrino dark-energy model, where the evolution of neutrino masses is determined by quintessence scalar field, which is responsible for cosmic acceleration. Assuming the flatness of the Universe, the constraint we can derive from the current observation is < 0.87 eV at 95% confidence level, which is consistent with < 0.68 eV in the flat CDM model without Lyman alpha forest data. In the presence of Lyman- forest data, interacting dark-energy models prefer a weaker bound < 0.43 eV to < 0.17 eV (Seljark et al). Finally, we discuss the future prospect of the neutrino mass bound with weak-lensing effects.
Experimental conditions for determination of the neutrino mass hierarchy with reactor antineutrinos
Pac, Myoung Youl
2016-01-01
This article reports the optimized experimental requirements to determine neutrino mass hierarchy using electron antineutrinos (νbare) generated in a nuclear reactor. The features of the neutrino mass hierarchy can be extracted from the | Δ m312 | and | Δ m322 | oscillations by applying the Fourier sine and cosine transforms to the L / E spectrum. To determine the neutrino mass hierarchy above 90% probability, the requirements on the energy resolution as a function of the baseline are studied at sin2 2θ13 = 0.1. If the energy resolution of the neutrino detector is less than 0.04 /√{Eν} and the determination probability obtained from Bayes' theorem is above 90%, the detector needs to be located around 48-53 km from the reactor(s) to measure the energy spectrum of νbare. These results will be helpful for setting up an experiment to determine the neutrino mass hierarchy, which is an important problem in neutrino physics.
Determining the Neutrino Mass Hierarchy with INO, T2K, NOvA and Reactor Experiments
Ghosh, Anushree; Choubey, Sandhya
2012-01-01
The relatively large measured value of $\\theta_{13}$ has opened up the possibility of determining the neutrino mass hierarchy through earth matter effects. Amongst the current accelerator-based experiments only NOvA has a long enough baseline to observe earth matter effects. However, NOvA is plagued with uncertainty on the knowledge of the true value of $\\delta_{CP}$, and this could drastically reduce its sensitivity to the neutrino mass hierarchy. The earth matter effect on atmospheric neutrinos on the other hand is almost independent of $\\delta_{CP}$. The 50 kton magnetized Iron CALorimeter at the India-based Neutrino Observatory (ICAL@INO) will be observing atmospheric neutrinos. The charge identification capability of this detector gives it an edge over others for mass hierarchy determination through observation of earth matter effects. We study in detail the neutrino mass hierarchy sensitivity of the data from this experiment simulated using the Nuance based generator developed for ICAL@INO and folded wi...
Bilinear R-parity Violation and Small Neutrino Masses a Self-consistent Framework
Mira, J M; Restrepo, D A; Valle, José W F
2000-01-01
We study extensions of supersymmetric models without R-parity which include an anomalous U(1)_H horizontal symmetry. Bilinear R-parity violating terms induce a neutrino mass at tree level of approximately $(\\theta^2)^\\delta$ eV where $\\theta\\approx 0.22$ is the U(1)_H breaking parameter and $\\delta$ is an integer number that depends on the horizontal charges of the leptons. For $\\delta=1$ a unique self-consistent model arises in which i) all the superpotential trilinear R-parity violating couplings are forbidden by holomorphy; ii) the tree level neutrino mass falls in the range suggested by the atmospheric neutrino problem; iii) radiative contributions to neutrino masses are strongly suppressed resulting in a squared solar mass difference of few 10^{-8} eV^2 which only allows for the LOW (or quasi-vacuum) solution to the solar neutrino problem; iv) the neutrino mixing angles are not suppressed by powers of $\\theta$ and can naturally be large.
Impact of CP-violation on neutrino lepton number asymmetries revisited
Barenboim, Gabriela
2016-01-01
We revisit the effect of the (Dirac) CP-violating phase on neutrino lepton number asymmetries in both mass- and flavor-basis. We found that, even if there are sizable effects on muon- and tau-neutrino asymmetries, the effect on the asymmetry of electron-neutrinos is at most similar to the upper bound set by BBN for initial neutrino degeneracy parameters smaller than order unity. We also found that, for the asymmetries in mass-basis, the changes caused by CP-violation is of sub-\\% level which is unlikely to be accesible neither in the current nor in the forthcoming experiments.
Dark matter and lepton flavour violation in a hybrid neutrino mass model
Deppisch, Frank; Huang, Wei-Chih [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London,Gower Street, London (United Kingdom)
2015-01-14
We describe a hybrid model in which the light neutrino mass matrix receives both tree-level seesaw and loop-induced contributions. An additional U(1) gauge symmetry is used to stabilize the lightest right-handed neutrino as the Dark Matter candidate. After fitting the experimental neutrino data, we analyze and correlate the phenomenological consequences of the model, namely its impact on electroweak precision measurements, the Dark Matter relic abundance, lepton flavour violating rare decays and neutrinoless double beta decay. We find that natural realizations of the model characterized by large Yukawa couplings are compatible with and close to the current experimental limits.
Neutrino mass hierarchy and $\\theta_{13}$ with a magic baseline beta-beam experiment
Agarwalla, S K; Raychaudhuri, Amitava K; Agarwalla, Sanjib Kumar; Choubey, Sandhya; Raychaudhuri, Amitava
2006-01-01
We underscore the physics advantage of an experiment where neutrinos produced in a beta-beam facility at CERN are observed in a large magnetized iron calorimeter (ICAL) at the India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO). The CERN-INO distance is close to the so-called "magic" baseline which helps evade some of the parameter degeneracies and allows for a better measurement of the neutrino mass hierarchy and $\\theta_{13}$. We expound the possibility of using radioactive $^8B$ and $^{8}Li$ as the source isotopes for the $\
The Effective Lagrangian for the Seesaw Model of Neutrino Mass and Leptogenesis
Broncano, A; Jenkins, E
2003-01-01
The effective Lagrangian for the seesaw model is derived including effects due to CP violation. Besides the usual dimension-5 operator responsible for light neutrino masses, a dimension-6 operator is obtained. For three or less heavy neutrino generations, the inclusion of both operators is necessary and sufficient for all independent physical parameters of the high-energy seesaw Lagrangian to appear in the low-energy effective theory, including the CP-odd phases relevant for leptogenesis. The dimension-6 operator implies exotic low-energy couplings for light neutrinos, providing a link between the high-energy physics and low-energy observables.
The effective Lagrangian for the seesaw model of neutrino mass and leptogenesis
Broncano, A.; Gavela, M.B.; Jenkins, E
2003-01-23
The effective Lagrangian for the seesaw model is derived including effects due to CP-violation. Besides the usual dimension-5 operator responsible for light neutrino masses, a dimension-6 operator is obtained. For three or less heavy neutrino generations, the inclusion of both operators is necessary and sufficient for all independent physical parameters of the high-energy seesaw Lagrangian to appear in the low-energy effective theory, including the CP-odd phases relevant for leptogenesis. The dimension-6 operator implies exotic low-energy couplings for light neutrinos, providing a link between the high-energy physics and low-energy observables.
Renormalization of seesaw neutrino masses in the standard model with two-Higgs doublets
N Nimai Singh; S Biramani Singh
2000-02-01
Using the theoretical ambiguities inherent in the seesaw mechanism, we derive the new analytic expressions for both quadratic and linear seesaw formulae for neutrino masses at low energies, with either up-type quark masses or charged lepton masses. This is possible through full radiative corrections arising out of the renormalizations of the Yukawa couplings, the coefﬁcients of the neutrino-mass-operator in the standard model with two-Higgs doublets, and also the QCD–QED rescaling factors below the top-quark mass scale, at one-loop level. We also investigate numerically the uniﬁcation of top-- Yukawa couplings at the scale =0.59× 108GeV for a ﬁxed value of tan =58.77, and then evaluate the seesaw neutrino masses which are too large in magnitude to be compatible with the presently available solar and atmospheric neutrino oscillation data. However, if we consider a higher but arbitrary value of =0.59× 1011GeV, the predictions from linear seesaw formulae with charged lepton masses, can accommodate simultaneousely both solar atmospheric neutrino oscillation data.
Harris, Deborah A.; /Fermilab
2008-09-01
The field of neutrino physics has expanded greatly in recent years with the discovery that neutrinos change flavor and therefore have mass. Although there are many neutrino physics results since the last DIS workshop, these proceedings concentrate on recent neutrino physics results that either add to or depend on the understanding of Deep Inelastic Scattering. They also describe the short and longer term future of neutrino DIS experiments.
On the importance of the 1-loop finite corrections to seesaw neutrino masses
Sierra, D Aristizabal
2011-01-01
In the standard seesaw mechanism, finite corrections to the neutrino mass matrix arise from 1-loop self-energy diagrams mediated by a heavy neutrino. We study in detail these corrections and demonstrate that they can be very significant, exceeding in several cases the tree-level result. We consider the normal and inverted hierarchy spectra for light neutrinos and compute the finite corrections to the different elements of the neutrino mass matrix. Special attention is paid to their dependence with the parameters of the seesaw model. Among the cases in which the corrections can be large, we identify the fine-tuned models considered previously in the literature, where a strong cancellation between the different parameters is required to achieve compatibility with the experimental data. As a particular example, we also analyze how these corrections modify the tribimaximal mixing pattern and find that the deviations may be sizable, in particular for $\\theta_{13}$. Finally, we emphasize that due to their large siz...
Neutrino masses and b - $\\tau$ unification in the supersymmetric standard model
Vissani, F
1994-01-01
ABSTRACT: There are several indications that the Majorana masses of the right-handed neutrino components, M_R, are at the intermediate scale: M_R\\sim (10^{10}-10^{12}) GeV or even lighter. The renormalization effects due to large Yukawa couplings of neutrinos from region of momenta M_R \\ltap q \\ltap M_G are studied in the supersymmetric standard model. It is shown that neutrino renormalization effect can increase the m_b/m_\\tau ratio up to (10\\div 15)\\%. This strongly disfavours m_b-m_\\tau unification for low values of \\tan\\beta < 10 especially at large values of \\alpha_s. Lower bounds on M_R and \\tan\\beta from the b-\\tau unification condition were found. The implications of the results to the see-saw mechanism of the neutrino mass generation are discussed.
Clustering, GUT scale and neutrino masses in Ultrahigh energy cosmic rays
Fodor, Z
2002-01-01
We determine the probability that an ultrahigh energy (above 5\\cdot 10^{19} eV) proton created at a distance r with energy E arrives at earth above a threshold E_c. The clustering of ultrahigh energy cosmic rays suggests that they might be emitted by compact sources. We present a statistical analysis on the source density based on the multiplicities. The ultrahigh energy cosmic ray spectrum is consistent with the decay of GUT scale particles. By using a maximum likelihood analysis we determine the mass of these GUT scale particles. We consider the possibility that a large fraction of the ultrahigh energy cosmic rays are decay products of Z bosons which were produced in the scattering of ultrahigh energy cosmic neutrinos on cosmological relic neutrinos. Based on this scenario we determine the required mass of the heaviest relic neutrino as well as the necessary ultrahigh energy cosmic neutrino flux via a maximum likelihood analysis.
Reconstructing the Right-Handed Neutrino Masses in Left-Right Symmetric Theories
Hosteins, P
2006-01-01
We introduce a method to extract the right-handed neutrino mass matrix from the Left-Right symmetric seesaw formula and apply it to the study of a simple SUSY SO(10) theory. We find 8 possible solutions for the heavy neutrino spectrum and a richer phenomenology than in the pure type I or type II seesaw mechanism. Leptogenesis is studied in SO(10) and can be accomodated more easily than with the type I dominance.
Neutrinos Masses in a Multi-Higgs Model with A4 symmetry
Machado, A. C. B.; Montero, J. C.; Pleitez, V.
2012-08-01
Presently it is well known that neutrino oscillation data are well described by massive neutrinos and their mixing. This suggests changes in the standard model (SM) and makes the flavor physics even more interesting. Recently, it has been proposed a multi-Higgs extension of the SM with Abelian and non-Abelian discrete symmetries which seeks to explain the origin of the masses and mixing matrices in all charge sectors.
Novel TeV-scale seesaw mechanism with Dirac mediators
Picek, Ivica, E-mail: picek@phy.h [Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, P.O.B. 331, HR-10002 Zagreb (Croatia); Radovcic, Branimir, E-mail: bradov@phy.h [Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, P.O.B. 331, HR-10002 Zagreb (Croatia)
2010-04-19
We propose novel tree level seesaw mechanism with TeV-scale vectorlike Dirac mediators that produce Majorana masses of the known neutrinos. The gauge quantum number assignment to the Dirac mediators allows them to belong to a weak triplet and a five-plet of non-zero hypercharge. The latter leads to new seesaw formula m{sub n}uapproxv{sup 6}/M{sup 5}, so that the empirical masses m{sub n}uapprox10{sup -1} eV can be achieved by MapproxTeV new states. There is a limited range of the parameter space with M<=a few100 GeV where the tree level contribution dominates over the respective loop contributions and the proposed mechanism is testable at the LHC. We discuss specific signatures for Dirac type heavy leptons produced by Drell-Yan fusion at the LHC.
The leptonic Dirac CP-violating phase from sum rules
Girardi, I.; Petcov, S. T.; Titov, A. V.
2016-05-01
In the reference 3-neutrino mixing scheme with three light massive neutrinos, CP-violating effects in neutrino oscillations can be caused by the Dirac CP-violating phase δ present in the unitary neutrino mixing matrix U. Using the fact that U = U†eUv , where Ue and Uv are unitary matrices arising from the diagonalisation, respectively, of the charged lepton and neutrino mass matrices, we consider in a systematic way forms of Ue and Uv allowing us to express δ as a function of the neutrino mixing angles present in U and the angles contained in Uv. After obtaining sum rules for cos δ, we consider several forms of Uv dictated by, or associated with, symmetries, such as tri-bimaximal, bimaximal, etc., for which the angles in Uv are fixed. For each of these forms and forms of Ue allowing to reproduce the measured values of the neutrino mixing angles, we construct the likelihood function for cos δ, using the prospective uncertainties in the determination of the mixing angles. Our results show that the measurement of δ along with improvement of the precision on the neutrino mixing angles can provide unique information about the possible existence of a new fundamental symmetry in the lepton sector.
Cichy, Krzysztof; Splittorff, K; Zafeiropoulos, Savvas
2015-01-01
We present the comparison of the analytical microscopic spectral density for lattice QCD with $N_{\\rm f}=2$ twisted mass fermions with the one obtained on the lattice utilizing configurations produced by the ETM collaboration. We extract estimates for the chiral condensate as well as the low-energy constant $W_8$ of Wilson $\\chi$-PT by employing spectral information of the Wilson Dirac operator with fixed index at finite volume.
Discriminating neutrino mass models using Type-II see-saw formula
N Nimal Singh; Mahadev Patagiri; Mrinal Kumar Das
2006-02-01
An attempt has been made to discriminate theoretically the three possible patterns of neutrino mass models,viz., degenerate, inverted hierarchical and normal hierachical models, within the framework of Type-II see-saw formula. From detailed numerical analysis we are able to arrive at a conclusion that the inverted hierarchical model with the same CP phase (referred to as Type [IIA]), appears to be most favourable to survive in nature (and hence most stable), with the normal hierarchical model (Type [III]) and inverted hierarchical model with opposite CP phase (Type [IIB]), follow next. The degenerate models (Types [IA,IB,IC]) are found to be most unstable. The neutrino mass matrices which are obtained using the usual canonical see-saw formula (Type I), and which also give almost good predictions of neutrino masses and mixings consistent with the latest neutrino oscillation data, are re-examined in the presence of the left-handed Higgs triplet within the framework of non-canonical see-saw formula (Type II). We then estimate a parameter (the so-called discriminator) which may represent the minimum degree of suppression of the extra term arising from the presence of left-handed Higgs triplet, so as to restore the good predictions on neutrino masses and mixings already acquired in Type-I see-saw model. The neutrino mass model is said to be favourable and hence stable when its canonical see-saw term dominates over the non-canonical (perturbative) term, and this condition is used here as a criterion for discriminating neutrino mass models.
Measuring the mass hierarchy with muon and hadron events in atmospheric neutrino experiments
Ghosh, Anushree; Choubey, Sandhya
2013-10-01
Neutrino mass hierarchy can be measured in atmospheric neutrino experiments through the observation of earth matter effects. Magnetized iron calorimeters have been shown to be good in this regard due to their charge identification capabilities. The charged current interaction of ν μ in this detector, produces a muon track and a hadron shower. The direction of the muon track can be measured very accurately. We show the improvement expected in the reach of this class of experiments to the neutrino mass hierarchy, as we improve the muon energy resolution and the muon reconstruction efficiency. We next propose to include the hadron events in the analysis, by tagging them with the zenith angle of the corresponding muon and binning the hadron data first in energy and then in zenith angle. To the best of our knowledge this way of performing the analysis of the atmospheric neutrino data has not be considered before. We show that the hadron events increase the mass hierarchy sensitivity of the experiment. Finally, we show the expected mass hierarchy sensitivity in terms of the reconstructed neutrino energy and zenith angle. We show how the detector resolutions spoil the earth matter effects in the neutrino channel and argue why the sensitivity obtained from the neutrino analysis cannot be significantly better than that obtained from the analysis using muon data alone. As a result, the best mass hierarchy sensitivity is obtained when we add the contribution of the muon and the hadron data. For sin2 2 θ 13 = 0.1, sin2 θ 23 = 0.5, a muon energy resolution of 2%, reconstruction efficiency of 80% and exposure of 50 × 10 kton-year, we could get up to 4.5 σ signal for the mass hierarchy from combining the muon and hadron data. The signal will go up when the atmospheric data is combined with data from other existing experiments, particularly NO νA.
Determining the neutrino mass hierarchy with INO, T2K, NOvA and reactor experiments
Ghosh, Anushree; Thakore, Tarak; Choubey, Sandhya
2013-04-01
The relatively large measured value of θ 13 has opened up the possibility of determining the neutrino mass hierarchy through earth matter effects. Amongst the current accelerator-based experiments only NOvA has a long enough baseline to observe earth matter effects. However, NOvA is plagued with uncertainty on the knowledge of the true value of δ CP, and this could drastically reduce its sensitivity to the neutrino mass hierarchy. The earth matter effect on atmospheric neutrinos on the other hand is almost independent of δ CP. The 50 kton magnetized Iron CALorimeter at the India-based Neutrino Observatory (ICAL@INO) will be observing atmospheric neutrinos. The charge identification capability of this detector gives it an edge over others for mass hierarchy determination through observation of earth matter effects. We study in detail the neutrino mass hierarchy sensitivity of the data from this experiment simulated using the NUANCE based generator developed for ICAL@INO and folded with the detector resolutions and efficiencies obtained by the INO collaboration from a full Geant4-based detector simulation. The data from ICAL@INO is then combined with simulated data from T2K, NOvA, Double Chooz, RENO and Daya Bay experiments and a combined sensitivity study to the mass hierarchy is performed. With 10 years of ICAL@INO data combined with T2K, NOvA and reactor data, one could get about 2.3 σ-5.7 σ discovery of the neutrino mass hierarchy, depending on the true value of sin2 θ 23 [0.4-0.6], sin2 2 θ 13 [0.08-0.12] and δ CP [0-2 π].
Altuğ Arda
2017-01-01
Full Text Available We find the exact bound state solutions and normalization constant for the Dirac equation with scalar-vector-pseudoscalar interaction terms for the generalized Hulthén potential in the case where we have a particular mass function m(x. We also search the solutions for the constant mass where the obtained results correspond to the ones when the Dirac equation has spin and pseudospin symmetry, respectively. After giving the obtained results for the nonrelativistic case, we search then the energy spectra and corresponding upper and lower components of Dirac spinor for the case of PT-symmetric forms of the present potential.
Neutrino mass limits: robust information from the power spectrum of galaxy surveys
Cuesta, Antonio J; Verde, Licia
2015-01-01
We present cosmological upper limits on the sum of active neutrino masses using large-scale power spectrum data from the WiggleZ Dark Energy Survey and from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey - Data Release 7 (SDSS-DR7) sample of Luminous Red Galaxies (LRG). Combining measurements on the Cosmic Microwave Background temperature and polarisation anisotropies by the Planck satellite together with WiggleZ power spectrum results in a neutrino mass bound of 0.43 eV at 95% C.L., while replacing WiggleZ by the SDSS-DR7 LRG power spectrum, the 95% C.L. bound on the sum of neutrino masses improves to 0.17 eV. Adding Baryon Acoustic Oscillation (BAO) distance scale measurements, the neutrino mass upper limits greatly improve, since BAO data break degeneracies in parameter space. Within a $\\Lambda$CDM model, we find an upper limit of 0.11 eV (0.15 eV) at 95% C.L., when using SDSS-DR7 LRG (WiggleZ) together with BAO and Planck. The addition of BAO data makes the neutrino mass upper limit robust, showing only a weak dependence o...
Optical simulation of neutrino oscillations in binary waveguide arrays.
Marini, Andrea; Longhi, Stefano; Biancalana, Fabio
2014-10-10
We theoretically propose and investigate an optical analogue of neutrino oscillations in a pair of vertically displaced binary waveguide arrays with longitudinally modulated effective refractive index. Optical propagation is modeled through coupled-mode equations, which in the continuous limit converge to two coupled Dirac equations for fermionic particles with different mass states, analogously to neutrinos. In addition to simulating neutrino oscillation in the noninteracting regime, our optical setting enables us to explore neutrino interactions in extreme regimes that are expected to play an important role in massive supernova stars. In particular, we predict the quenching of neutrino oscillations and the existence of topological defects, i.e., neutrino solitons, which in our photonic simulator should be observable as excitation of optical gap solitons propagating along the binary arrays at high excitation intensities.
An upper limit on the $\\tau$ neutrino mass from three- and five-prong tau decays
Barate, R; Décamp, D; Ghez, P; Goy, C; Lees, J P; Lucotte, A; Minard, M N; Nief, J Y; Pietrzyk, B; Casado, M P; Chmeissani, M; Comas, P; Crespo, J M; Delfino, M C; Fernández, E; Fernández-Bosman, M; Garrido, L; Juste, A; Martínez, M; Merino, G; Miquel, R; Mir, L M; Padilla, C; Park, I C; Pascual, A; Perlas, J A; Riu, I; Sánchez, F; Colaleo, A; Creanza, D; De Palma, M; Gelao, G; Iaselli, Giuseppe; Maggi, G; Maggi, M; Marinelli, N; Nuzzo, S; Ranieri, A; Raso, G; Ruggieri, F; Selvaggi, G; Silvestris, L; Tempesta, P; Tricomi, A; Zito, G; Huang, X; Lin, J; Ouyang, Q; Wang, T; Xie, Y; Xu, R; Xue, S; Zhang, J; Zhang, L; Zhao, W; Abbaneo, D; Alemany, R; Becker, U; Bright-Thomas, P G; Casper, David William; Cattaneo, M; Cerutti, F; Dissertori, G; Drevermann, H; Forty, Roger W; Frank, M; Hagelberg, R; Hansen, J B; Harvey, J; Janot, P; Jost, B; Lehraus, Ivan; Mato, P; Minten, Adolf G; Moneta, L; Pacheco, A; Pusztaszeri, J F; Ranjard, F; Rolandi, Luigi; Rousseau, D; Schlatter, W D; Schmitt, M; Schneider, O; Tejessy, W; Teubert, F; Tomalin, I R; Wachsmuth, H W; Wagner, A; Ajaltouni, Ziad J; Barrès, A; Boyer, C; Falvard, A; Ferdi, C; Gay, P; Guicheney, C; Henrard, P; Jousset, J; Michel, B; Monteil, S; Montret, J C; Pallin, D; Perret, P; Podlyski, F; Proriol, J; Rosnet, P; Rossignol, J M; Fearnley, Tom; Hansen, J D; Hansen, J R; Hansen, P H; Nilsson, B S; Rensch, B; Wäänänen, A; Daskalakis, G; Kyriakis, A; Markou, C; Simopoulou, Errietta; Siotis, I; Vayaki, Anna; Blondel, A; Bonneaud, G R; Brient, J C; Bourdon, P; Rougé, A; Rumpf, M; Valassi, Andrea; Verderi, M; Videau, H L; Candlin, D J; Parsons, M I; Boccali, T; Focardi, E; Parrini, G; Zachariadou, K; Corden, M; Georgiopoulos, C H; Jaffe, D E; Antonelli, A; Bencivenni, G; Bologna, G; Bossi, F; Campana, P; Capon, G; Chiarella, V; Felici, G; Laurelli, P; Mannocchi, G; Murtas, F; Murtas, G P; Passalacqua, L; Pepé-Altarelli, M; Curtis, L; Dorris, S J; Halley, A W; Lynch, J G; O'Shea, V; Raine, C; Scarr, J M; Smith, K; Teixeira-Dias, P; Thompson, A S; Thomson, E; Thomson, F; Buchmüller, O L; Dhamotharan, S; Geweniger, C; Graefe, G; Hanke, P; Hansper, G; Hepp, V; Kluge, E E; Putzer, A; Sommer, J; Tittel, K; Werner, S; Wunsch, M; Beuselinck, R; Binnie, David M; Cameron, W; Dornan, Peter J; Girone, M; Goodsir, S M; Martin, E B; Moutoussi, A; Nash, J; Sedgbeer, J K; Spagnolo, P; Stacey, A M; Williams, M D; Ghete, V M; Girtler, P; Kneringer, E; Kuhn, D; Rudolph, G; Betteridge, A P; Bowdery, C K; Buck, P G; Colrain, P; Crawford, G; Finch, A J; Foster, F; Hughes, G; Jones, R W L; Sloan, Terence; Williams, M I; Giehl, I; Greene, A M; Hoffmann, C; Jakobs, K; Kleinknecht, K; Quast, G; Renk, B; Rohne, E; Sander, H G; Van Gemmeren, P; Zeitnitz, C; Aubert, Jean-Jacques; Benchouk, C; Bonissent, A; Bujosa, G; Carr, J; Coyle, P; Diaconu, C A; Etienne, F; Leroy, O; Motsch, F; Payre, P; Talby, M; Sadouki, A; Thulasidas, M; Trabelsi, K; Aleppo, M; Antonelli, M; Ragusa, F; Berlich, R; Blum, Walter; Büscher, V; Dietl, H; Ganis, G; Gotzhein, C; Kroha, H; Lütjens, G; Lutz, Gerhard; Mannert, C; Männer, W; Moser, H G; Richter, R H; Rosado-Schlosser, A; Schael, S; Settles, Ronald; Seywerd, H C J; Stenzel, H; Wiedenmann, W; Wolf, G; Boucrot, J; Callot, O; Chen, S; Choi, Y; Cordier, A; Davier, M; Duflot, L; Grivaz, J F; Heusse, P; Höcker, A; Jacholkowska, A; Kim, D W; Le Diberder, F R; Lefrançois, J; Lutz, A M; Nikolic, I A; Schune, M H; Tournefier, E; Veillet, J J; Videau, I; Zerwas, D; Azzurri, P; Bagliesi, G; Batignani, G; Bettarini, S; Bozzi, C; Calderini, G; Carpinelli, M; Ciocci, M A; Ciulli, V; Dell'Orso, R; Fantechi, R; Ferrante, I; Foà, L; Forti, F; Giassi, A; Giorgi, M A; Gregorio, A; Ligabue, F; Lusiani, A; Marrocchesi, P S; Messineo, A; Palla, Fabrizio; Rizzo, G; Sanguinetti, G; Sciabà, A; Steinberger, Jack; Tenchini, Roberto; Tonelli, G; Vannini, C; Venturi, A; Verdini, P G; Blair, G A; Bryant, L M; Chambers, J T; Green, M G; Medcalf, T; Perrodo, P; Strong, J A; Von Wimmersperg-Töller, J H; Botterill, David R; Clifft, R W; Edgecock, T R; Haywood, S; Norton, P R; Thompson, J C; Wright, A E; Bloch-Devaux, B; Colas, P; Emery, S; Kozanecki, Witold; Lançon, E; Lemaire, M C; Locci, E; Pérez, P; Rander, J; Renardy, J F; Roussarie, A; Schuller, J P; Schwindling, J; Trabelsi, A; Vallage, B; Black, S N; Dann, J H; Johnson, R P; Kim, H Y; Konstantinidis, N P; Litke, A M; McNeil, M A; Taylor, G; Booth, C N; Brew, C A J; Cartwright, S L; Combley, F; Kelly, M S; Lehto, M H; Reeve, J; Thompson, L F; Affholderbach, K; Böhrer, A; Brandt, S; Cowan, G D; Grupen, Claus; Saraiva, P; Smolik, L; Stephan, F; Apollonio, M; Bosisio, L; Della Marina, R; Giannini, G; Gobbo, B; Musolino, G; Rothberg, J E; Wasserbaech, S R; Armstrong, S R; Charles, E; Elmer, P; Ferguson, D P S; Gao, Y; González, S; Greening, T C; Hayes, O J; Hu, H; Jin, S; McNamara, P A; Nachtman, J M; Nielsen, J; Orejudos, W; Pan, Y B; Saadi, Y; Scott, I J; Walsh, J; Wu Sau Lan; Wu, X; Yamartino, J M; Zobernig, G
1998-01-01
A bound on the tau neutrino mass is established using the data collected from 1991 to 1995 at Ecm = M(Z) with the ALEPH detector. Two separate limits are derived by fitting the distribution of visible energy vs invariant mass in tau+ -> pi+ pi+ pi- nu and tau+ -> pi+ pi+ pi- pi- pi+ (pi0) nu decays. The two results are combined to obtain a 95 % confidence level upper limit of 18.2 MeV/c^2 on the mass of the tau neutrino.
Detection of Supernova Neutrinos
Bekman, B.; Holeczek, J.; Kisiel, J4
2004-01-01
Matter effects on neutrino oscillations in both, a supernova and the Earth, change the observed supernova neutrino spectra. We calculate the expected number of supernova neutrino interactions for ICARUS, SK and SNO detectors as a function of the distance which they traveled in the Earth. Calculations are performed for supernova type II at 10kpc from the Earth, using standard supernova neutrino fluxes described by thermal Fermi--Dirac distributions and the PREM I Earth matter density profile.
Lopez-Pavon, J; Petcov, S T
2015-01-01
We perform a detailed analysis of the one-loop corrections to the light neutrino mass matrix within low scale type I seesaw extensions of the Standard Model and their implications in experimental searches for neutrinoless double beta decay. We show that a sizable contribution to the effective Majorana neutrino mass from the exchange of heavy Majorana neutrinos is always possible, provided one requires a fine-tuned cancellation between the tree-level and one-loop contribution to the light neutrino masses. We quantify the level of fine-tuning as a function of the seesaw parameters and introduce a generalisation of the Casas-Ibarra parametrization of the neutrino Yukawa matrix, which easily allows to include the one-loop corrections to the light neutrino masses.
Bertone, Gianfranco
2006-01-01
Current strategies of indirect Dark Matter detection with neutrino telescopes are based on the search for high-energy neutrinos from the Solar core or from the center of the Earth. Here, we propose a new strategy based on the detection of neutrinos from Dark Matter annihilations in 'mini-spikes' around Intermediate Mass Black Holes. Neutrino fluxes, in this case, depend on the annihilation cross-section of Dark Matter particles, whereas solar and terrestrial fluxes are sensitive to the scattering cross-section off nucleons, a circumstance that makes the proposed search complementary to the existing ones. We discuss the prospects for detection with upcoming under-water and under-ice experiments such as ANTARES and IceCube, and show that several, up to many, sources could be detected with both experiments. A kilometer scale telescope in the Mediterranean appears to be ideally suited for the proposed search.
Neutrino-gaseous ''pancakes'' and the problem of hidden mass
Doroshkevich, A.G. (AN SSSR, Moscow. Inst. Prikladnoj Matematiki)
1983-08-01
Taking into account peculiar velocities of neutrinos the gaseous component is shown to dominate in the central part of a cosmological ''pancake'' (rhosub(p) > rhosub(..nu..)), while on the average anti rhosub(b) << anti rhosub(..nu..). Therefore fragmentation of a gaseous ''pancake'' and later clustering of the fragments into galaxies and groups of galaxies are determined by velocity distribution and gravity of the gaseous component. The hidden mass is formed by capture of neutrinos by clustering clouds. Formation of the cluster of galaxies is connected with perturbations embracing all the neutrino-gaseous ''pancake'', initial ratio of neutrino-to-gaseous densities being reestablished. It is shown that the first ''pancakes'' were formed at the red shifts z=5-8.
Prospects of probing $\\theta_{13}$ and neutrino mass hierarchy by Supernova Neutrinos in KamLAND
Bandyopadhyay, A; Goswami, S; Kar, K; Bandyopadhyay, Abhijit; Choubey, Sandhya; Goswami, Srubabati; Kar, Kamales
2003-01-01
In this paper we study the physics potential of the KamLAND detector in probing neutrino oscillation parameters through observation of supernova neutrinos. In particular, we discuss the possibilities of probing the mixing angle $\\theta_{13}$ and determining the sign of $\\Delta m^2_{32}$ from the total charged current(CC) event rates on the proton and $^{12}{C}$ target, as well as from the CC spectra. We discuss the chances of probing the earth matter effect induced modulations from the observation of CC spectra in the different CC reactions in KamLAND and find the volume required to get a statistically significant signature of the earth matter effect in different energy bins. We also calculate the event rates expected in the neutral current (NC) reactions on Carbon and free proton and investigate if the charged current to neutral current ratios, which are free of the absolute luminosity uncertainty in the supernova neutrino fluxes, can be useful in probing the oscillation parameters.
Neutrino mass limits: Robust information from the power spectrum of galaxy surveys
Cuesta, Antonio J.; Niro, Viviana; Verde, Licia
2016-09-01
We present cosmological upper limits on the sum of active neutrino masses using large-scale power spectrum data from the WiggleZ Dark Energy Survey and from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey - Data Release 7 (SDSS-DR7) sample of Luminous Red Galaxies (LRG). Combining measurements on the Cosmic Microwave Background temperature and polarisation anisotropies by the Planck satellite together with WiggleZ power spectrum results in a neutrino mass bound of 0.37 eV at 95% C.L., while replacing WiggleZ by the SDSS-DR7 LRG power spectrum, the 95% C.L. bound on the sum of neutrino masses is 0.38 eV. Adding Baryon Acoustic Oscillation (BAO) distance scale measurements, the neutrino mass upper limits greatly improve, since BAO data break degeneracies in parameter space. Within a ΛCDM model, we find an upper limit of 0.13 eV (0.14 eV) at 95% C.L., when using SDSS-DR7 LRG (WiggleZ) together with BAO and Planck. The addition of BAO data makes the neutrino mass upper limit robust, showing only a weak dependence on the power spectrum used. We also quantify the dependence of neutrino mass limit reported here on the CMB lensing information. The tighter upper limit (0.13 eV) obtained with SDSS-DR7 LRG is very close to that recently obtained using Lyman-alpha clustering data, yet uses a completely different probe and redshift range, further supporting the robustness of the constraint. This constraint puts under some pressure the inverted mass hierarchy and favours the normal hierarchy.
Gravitino dark matter and neutrino masses with bilinear R-parity violation
Restrepo, Diego; Valle, J W F; Zapata, Oscar
2012-01-01
Bilinear R-parity violation provides an attractive origin for neutrino masses and mixings. In such schemes the gravitino is a viable decaying dark matter particle whose R-parity violating decays lead to monochromatic photons with rates accessible to astrophysical observations. We determine the parameter region allowed by gamma-ray line searches, dark matter relic abundance and neutrino oscillation data, obtaining a limit on the gravitino mass $m_{\\tilde G} \\lsim$ 1-10 GeV corresponding to a relatively low reheat temperature $T_R \\lsim$ few $\\times 10^7-10^8$ GeV. Neutrino mass and mixing parameters may be reconstructed at accelerator experiments like the Large Hadron Collider.
Cosmological Axion and neutrino mass constraints from Planck 2015 temperature and polarization data
Di Valentino, Eleonora; Lattanzi, Massimiliano; Mena, Olga; Melchiorri, Alessandro; Silk, Joseph
2015-01-01
Axions currently provide the most compelling solution to the strong CP problem. These particles may be copiously produced in the early universe, including via thermal processes. Therefore, relic axions constitute a hot dark matter component and their masses are strongly degenerate with those of the three active neutrinos, as they leave identical signatures in the different cosmological observables. In addition, thermal axions, while still relativistic states, also contribute to the relativistic degrees of freedom, parameterised via $N_{eff}$. We present the cosmological bounds on the relic axion and neutrino masses, exploiting the full Planck mission data, which include polarization measurements. In the mixed hot dark matter scenario explored here, we find the tightest and more robust constraint to date on the sum of the three active neutrino masses, $\\sum m_\
A Model of Radiative Neutrino Mass: with or without Dark Matter
Ahriche, Amine; Nasri, Salah
2014-01-01
We present a three-loop model of neutrino mass whose most-general Lagrangian possesses a softly-broken accidental $Z_2$ symmetry. In the limit that a single parameter vanishes, $\\lambda\\rightarrow0$, the $Z_2$ symmetry becomes exact and the model contains a stable dark-matter candidate. However, even for finite $\\lambda\\ll1$, long-lived dark matter is possible, giving a unified solution to the neutrino mass and dark matter problems that does not invoke a new symmetry. Taken purely as a neutrino mass model, the new physics can be at the TeV scale. When dark matter is incorporated, however, only a singlet scalar can remain this light, though the dark matter can be tested in direct-detection experiments.
Higgs portal dark matter and neutrino mass and mixing with a doubly charged scalar
Hierro, I M; Rigolin, S
2016-01-01
We consider an extension of the Standard Model involving two new scalar particles around the TeV scale: a singlet neutral scalar $\\phi$, to be eventually identified as the Dark Matter candidate, plus a doubly charged $SU(2)_L$ singlet scalar, $S^{++}$, that can be the source for the non-vanishing neutrino masses and mixings. Assuming an unbroken $Z_2$ symmetry in the scalar sector, under which only the additional neutral scalar $\\phi$ is odd, we write the most general (renormalizable) scalar potential. The model may be regarded as a possible extension of the conventional Higgs portal Dark Matter scenario which also accounts for neutrino mass and mixing. This framework cannot completely explain the observed positron excess. However a softening of the discrepancy observed in conventional Higgs portal framework can be obtained, especially when the scale of new physics responsible for generating neutrino masses and lepton number violating processes is around 2 TeV.
Three-loop Neutrino Mass Model with Doubly Charged Particles from Iso-Doublets
Okada, Hiroshi
2016-01-01
We propose a new type of a three-loop induced neutrino mass model with dark matter candidates which are required for the neutrino mass generation. The smallness of neutrino masses can be naturally explained without introducing super heavy particles, namely, much heavier than a TeV scale and quite small couplings as compared to the gauge couplings. We find that as a bonus, the anomaly of the muon anomalous magnetic moment can simultaneously be explained by loop effects of new particles. In our model, there are doubly charged scalar bosons and leptons from isospin doublet fields which give characteristic collider signatures. In particular, the doubly charged scalar bosons can decay into the same sign dilepton with its chirality of both right-handed or left- and right-handed. This can be a smoking gun signature to identify our model and be useful to distinguish other models with doubly charged scalar bosons at collider experiments.
Confronting electron and neutrino-nucleus interactions: Can the axial mass anomaly be resolved?
Benhar, Omar
2014-04-01
Comparison between electron- and neutrino-nucleus scattering data suggests that the so-called axial mass anomaly — i.e., the large disagreement between the value of the nucleon axial mass extracted from the analysis of neutrino interactions with carbon and oxygen and that obtained from deuteron data — is a manifestation of the difficulties in the interpretation of the flux averaged neutrino cross-sections. In this short review, I discuss the role of reaction mechanisms leading to the excitation of two particle-two hole final states of the target nucleus, which are believed to be responsible for the observed excess of quasielastic events, and argue that taking into account their effect may help to reconcile the sizeably different values of the axial mass reported by the MiniBooNe and NOMAD Collaborations.
Neutrino masses in SU(5) x U(1){sub F} with adjoint flavons
Nardi, Enrico [INFN, Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, C.P. 13, Frascati (Italy); IFT-UAM/CSIC, Madrid (Spain); Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Departamento de Fisica Teorica, Madrid (Spain); Restrepo, Diego; Velasquez, Mauricio [Universidad de Antioquia, Instituto de Fisica, Medellin (Colombia)
2012-03-15
We present a SU(5) x U(1){sub F} supersymmetric model for neutrino masses and mixings that implements the seesaw mechanism by means of the heavy SU(2) singlets and triplets states contained in three adjoints of SU(5). We discuss how Abelian U(1){sub F} symmetries can naturally yield non-hierarchical light neutrinos even when the heavy states are strongly hierarchical, and how it can also ensure that R-parity arises as an exact accidental symmetry. By assigning two flavons that break U(1){sub F} to the adjoint representation of SU(5) and assuming universality for all the fundamental couplings, the coefficients of the effective Yukawa and Majorana mass operators become calculable in terms of group theoretical quantities. There is a single free parameter in the model, however, at leading order the structure of the light neutrinos mass matrix is determined in a parameter independent way. (orig.)
Borah, Debasish
2016-01-01
We revisit the possibility of generating non-zero reactor mixing angle in a scenario where there is a sterile neutrino at the eV scale apart from the usual three sub-eV scale active neutrinos. We show that the $3\\times3$ active neutrino mass matrix can possess a $\\mu-\\tau$ symmetry and can still be consistent with non-zero value of the reactor mixing angle $\\theta_{13}$, provided the symmetry is broken in the sterile neutrino sector. We first propose a simple $A_4$ realisation of such a scenario and then numerically evaluate the complete $3+1$ neutrino parameter space that allows such a possibility. We also discuss the possible implications at neutrinoless double beta decay $(0\
Neutrino anomalies without oscillations
Sandip Pakvasa
2000-01-01
I review explanations for the three neutrino anomalies (solar, atmospheric and LSND) which go beyond the `conventional' neutrino oscillations induced by mass-mixing. Several of these require non-zero neutrino masses as well.