Renormalization group running of the neutrino mass operator in extra dimensions
2011 (English)In: Journal of High Energy Physics (JHEP), ISSN 1029-8479, E-ISSN 1126-6708, Vol. 2011, no 04, 052- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We study the renormalization group (RG) running of the neutrino masses and the leptonic mixing parameters in two different extra-dimensional models, namely, the Universal Extra Dimensions (UED) model and a model, where the Standard Model (SM) bosons probe an extra dimension and the SM fermions are confined to a four-dimensional brane. In particular, we derive the beta function for the neutrino mass operator in the UED model. We also rederive the beta function for the charged-lepton Yukawa coupling, and confirm some of the existing results in the literature. The generic features of the RG running of the neutrino parameters within the two models are analyzed and, in particular, we observe a power-law behavior for the running. We note that the running of the leptonic mixing angle theta(12) can be sizable, while the running of theta(23) and theta(13) is always negligible. In addition, we show that the tri-bimaximal and the bimaximal mixing patterns at a high-energy scale are compatible with low-energy experimental data, while a tri-small mixing pattern is not. Finally, we perform a numerical scan over the low-energy parameter space to infer the high-energy distribution of the parameters. Using this scan, we also demonstrate how the high-energy theta(12) is correlated with the smallest neutrino mass and the Majorana phases.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer-Verlag , 2011. Vol. 2011, no 04, 052- p.
Neutrino Physics, Field Theories in Higher Dimensions, Renormalization Group
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-34658DOI: 10.1007/JHEP04(2011)052ISI: 000290331700052ScopusID: 2-s2.0-80053266818OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-34658DiVA: diva2:426868
FunderEU, FP7, Seventh Framework ProgrammeSwedish Research Council, 621-2008-4210EU, European Research Council, MANITOP
QC 201106272011-07-012011-06-132012-04-27Bibliographically approved