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SUSY renormalization group effects in ultra high energy neutrinos

  • M. BustamanteEmail author
  • A. M. Gago
  • J. Jones Pérez
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Abstract

We have explored the question of whether the renormalization group running of the neutrino mixing parameters in the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model is detectable with ultra-high energy neutrinos from active galactic nuclei (AGN). We use as observables the ratios of neutrino fluxes produced at the AGN, focusing on four different neutrino production models: \( \left( {\Phi_{{\nu_e} + {{\bar{\nu }}_e}}^0:\Phi_{{\nu_\mu } + {{\bar{\nu }}_\mu }}^0:\Phi_{{\nu_\tau } + {{\bar{\nu }}_\tau }}^0} \right) = \left( {1:2:0} \right),\left( {0:1:0} \right),\left( {1:0:0} \right) \), and (1 : 1 : 0). The prospects for observing deviations experimentally are taken into consideration, and we find out that it is necessary to impose a cut-off on the transferred momentum of Q 2 ≥ 107 GeV2. However, this condition, together with the expected low value of the diffuse AGN neutrino flux, yields a negligible event rate at a km-scale C̆erenkov detector such as IceCube.

Keywords

Neutrino Physics Supersymmetric Standard Model Renormalization Group 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Bustamante
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • A. M. Gago
    • 1
  • J. Jones Pérez
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Sección Física, Departamento de CienciasPontificia Universidad Católica del PerúLimaPeru
  2. 2.Theoretical Physics DepartmentFermi National Accelerator LaboratoryBataviaU.S.A.
  3. 3.Departament de Física Teòrica and IFICUniversitat de València-CSICBurjassotSpain
  4. 4.INFN, Laboratori Nazionali di FrascatiFrascatiItaly

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