Journal of High Energy Physics

, 2010:127

Neutrino masses from an A4 symmetry in holographic composite Higgs models

  • Francisco del Águila
  • Adrián Carmona
  • José Santiago
Article

DOI: 10.1007/JHEP08(2010)127

Cite this article as:
del Águila, F., Carmona, A. & Santiago, J. J. High Energ. Phys. (2010) 2010: 127. doi:10.1007/JHEP08(2010)127

Abstract

We show that holographic composite Higgs Models with a discrete A4 symmetry can be built, which naturally predict hierarchical charged lepton masses and an approximate tri-bimaximal lepton mixing with the correct scale of neutrino masses and a characteristic phenomenology. They also satisfy current constraints from electroweak precision tests, lepton flavor violation and lepton mixing in a large region of parameter space. Two features arise in our model phenomenologically relevant. First, an extra suppression on the lepton Yukawa couplings makes the τ lepton more composite than naively expected from its mass. As a consequence new light leptonic resonances, with masses as low as few hundreds of GeV, large couplings to τ and a very characteristic collider phenomenology, are quite likely. Second, the discrete symmetry A4 together with the model structure provide a double-layer of flavor protection that allows to keep tree-level mediated processes below present experimental limits. One-loop processes violating lepton flavor, like μ, may be however observable at future experiments.

Keywords

Neutrino Physics Field Theories in Higher Dimensions Discrete and Finite Symmetries 

Copyright information

© SISSA, Trieste, Italy 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Francisco del Águila
    • 1
  • Adrián Carmona
    • 1
  • José Santiago
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.CAFPE and Departamento de Física Teórica y del CosmosUniversidad de GranadaGranadaSpain
  2. 2.Institute for Theoretical Physics, ETHZürichSwitzerland

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