Muonium-antimuonium Oscillations in an Extended Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model

  • Boyang Liu

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses, volume 2)

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Introduction

The muonium-antimuonium oscillation process has been studied for decades both experimentally and theoretically. Of particular interest is that such a muonium-antimuonium oscillation is totally forbidden within the Standard Model because the process violates the individual electron and muon number conservation laws by two units. Hence, its observation will be a clear signal of physics beyond the Standard Model.

This thesis involves the computation of the muonium-antimuonium oscillation time scale in a variety of Standard Model extensions. First, the gauge independence of the various 1-loop contributions to this process is demonstrated in the Standard Model modified only with the inclusion of right-handed neutrinos which were used to generate light neutrino masses via the see-saw mechanism. Next the muonium-antimuonium oscillation time scale in a supersymmetric (SUSY) extension of the Standard Model is calculated. The lower bound on the ratio of the two Higgs field VEVs is also discussed by using experimental results.

This Doctoral Thesis has been accepted by Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA.

Keywords

Electron anomalous magnetic moment experiments Majorana fermions Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model Muonium-anitmuonium time evolution Muonium-antimuonium oscillation Neutrino masses and mixings See-saw mechanism Supersymmetry studies atmospheric and solar neutrinos

Authors and affiliations

  • Boyang Liu
    • 1
  1. 1., Institute of PhysicsChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina, People's Republic

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-8330-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-8329-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-8330-5
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