The dark side of flipped trinification

  • P. V. Dong
  • D. T. Huong
  • Farinaldo S. Queiroz
  • José W. F. Valle
  • C. A. Vaquera-Araujo
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Regular Article - Theoretical Physics


We propose a model which unifies the Left-Right symmetry with the SU(3)L gauge group, called flipped trinification, and based on the SU(3)C ⊗ SU(3)L ⊗ SU(3)R ⊗ U(1)X gauge group. The model inherits the interesting features of both symmetries while elegantly explaining the origin of the matter parity, WP = (−1)3(BL)+2s, and dark matter stability. We develop the details of the spontaneous symmetry breaking mechanism in the model, determining the relevant mass eigenstates, and showing how neutrino masses are easily generated via the seesaw mechanism. Moreover, we introduce viable dark matter candidates, encompassing a fermion, scalar and possibly vector fields, leading to a potentially novel dark matter phenomenology.


Cosmology of Theories beyond the SM Discrete Symmetries Gauge Symmetry 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. V. Dong
    • 1
  • D. T. Huong
    • 1
  • Farinaldo S. Queiroz
    • 2
    • 3
  • José W. F. Valle
    • 4
  • C. A. Vaquera-Araujo
    • 5
    • 6
  1. 1.Institute of Physics, Vietnam Academy of Science and TechnologyBa DinhVietnam
  2. 2.Max-Planck-Institut für KernphysikHeidelbergGermany
  3. 3.International Institute of PhysicsFederal University of Rio Grande do NorteNatalBrazil
  4. 4.AHEP Group, Instituto de Física Corpuscular — C.S.I.C./Universitat de Valencia, Edificio de Institutos de PaternaPaternaSpain
  5. 5.Departamento de Física, DCI, Campus LeónUniversidad de GuanajuatoLeónMéxico
  6. 6.Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y TecnologíaCiudad de MéxicoMéxico

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