Phenomenology of the model with right-handed neutrinos
Instituto de Física, Universidad de Antioquia, A.A. 1226, Medellín, Colombia
2 Escuela de Física, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, A.A. 3840, Medellín, Colombia
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Revised: 21 November 2005
Published online: 24 March 2006
A phenomenological analysis of the three-family model based on the local gauge group with right-handed neutrinos is carried out. Instead of using the minimal scalar sector able to break the symmetry in a proper way, we introduce an alternative set of four Higgs scalar triplets, which combined with an anomaly-free discrete symmetry, produces a quark mass spectrum without hierarchies in the Yukawa coupling constants. We also embed the structure into a simple gauge group and show some conditions for achieving a low energy gauge coupling unification, avoiding possible conflict with proton decay bounds. By using experimental results from the CERN-LEP, SLAC linear collider, and atomic parity violation data, we update constraints on several parameters of the model.
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