Lepton flavor violation and θ13 in minimal resonant leptogenesis

Frank F. Deppisch, Apostolos Pilaftsis

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    We study the impact of minimal nonsupersymmetric models of resonant leptogenesis on charged-lepton flavor violation and the neutrino-mixing angle θ13. Possible low-scale flavor realizations of resonant τ-, μ- and e-leptogenesis provide very distinct and predictive frameworks to explain the observed baryon asymmetry in the Universe by sphaleron conversion of an individual τ-, μ- and e-lepton-number asymmetry which gets resonantly enhanced via out-of-equilibrium decays of nearly degenerate heavy Majorana neutrinos. Based on approximate flavor symmetries, we construct viable scenarios of resonant τ-, μ- and e-leptogenesis compatible with universal right-handed neutrino masses at the grand unified theory scale, where the required heavy-neutrino mass splittings are generated radiatively. The heavy Majorana neutrinos in such scenarios can be as light as 100 GeV and their couplings to two of the charged leptons may be large. In particular, we explicitly demonstrate the compelling role that the three heavy Majorana neutrinos play, in order to obtain successful leptogenesis and experimentally testable rates for lepton-flavor violating processes, such as μ→eγ and μ→e conversion in nuclei. © 2011 American Physical Society.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number076007
    JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
    Issue number7
    Publication statusPublished - 12 Apr 2011


    • Majorana Neutrinos; Lepton Number Violation; Resonant Leptogenesis


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