Implications of flavor dynamics for fermion triplet leptogenesis

  • Diego Aristizabal Sierra
  • Jernej F. Kamenik
  • Miha Nemevšek
Article

Abstract

We analyze the importance of flavor effects in models in which leptogenesis proceeds via the decay of Majorana electroweak triplets. We find that depending on the relative strengths of gauge and Yukawa reactions the BL asymmetry can be sizably enhanced, exceeding in some cases an order of magnitude level. We also discuss the impact that such effects can have for TeV-scale triplets showing that as long as the BL asymmetry is produced by the dynamics of the lightest such triplet they are negligible, but open the possibility for scenarios in which the asymmetry is generated above the TeV scale by heavier states, possibly surviving the TeV triplet related washouts. We investigate these cases and discuss how they can be disentangled by using Majorana triplet collider observables and, in the case of minimal type III see-saw models even through lepton flavor violation observables.

Keywords

Beyond Standard Model Cosmology of Theories beyond the SM Neutrino Physics 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Diego Aristizabal Sierra
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jernej F. Kamenik
    • 3
  • Miha Nemevšek
    • 4
    • 3
  1. 1.Universite de Liege, Institut de physique Bat B5Liege 1Belgium
  2. 2.INFN, Laboratori Nazionali di FrascatiFrascatiItaly
  3. 3.J. Stefan InstituteLjubljanaSlovenia
  4. 4.II. Institut für Theoretische PhysikUniversität HamburgHamburgGermany

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