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Seminars

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  • Title:Large Neutrino-anti-neutrino Oscillations from High-dimensional Lepton Number Violating Operator
  • Start Date/Time:2017-06-26 / 12:30
  • End Date/Time :2017-06-26 / 13:30
    • Speaker:Prof. Da, Huang (University of Warsaw)
    • Place:Lobby of NCTS, 5F, 3rd General Building, Nat'l Tsing Hua Univ.
    • Host:Prof. Chao-Qiang Geng (NCTS/NTHU)
    • Abstract:
      It is usually believed that the observation of the neutrino-antineutrino (\nu-\bar{\nu}) oscillations is almost impossible since the oscillation probabilities are expected to be greatly suppressed by the square of tiny ratio of neutrino masses to energies. Such an argument is applicable to most models for neutrino mass generation based on the Weinberg operator, including the seesaw models. However, in this talk, I shall give a counterexample to this expectation, and show that large \nu-\bar{\nu} oscillation probabilities can be obtained in a class of models in which both neutrino masses and neutrinoless double beta (0\nu\beta\beta) decays are induced by the high-dimensional lepton number violating operator {\cal O}_7 = \bar{u}_R l^c_R \bar{L}_L H^*d_R + {\rm H.c.} with u and d representing the first two generations of quarks. In particular, the predicted 0\nu\beta\beta decay rates have already placed interesting constraints on the \nu_e \leftrightarrow \bar{\nu}_e oscillation. Finally, an UV-complete model is provided to realize this scenario, in which a dark matter candidate naturally appears due to the new U(1)_d symmetry.

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