Regulara Article - Theoretical Physics
SU L (4)×U(1) model for electroweak unification and sterile neutrinos
National Centre for Physics, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan
2 Department of Physics and National Centre for Physics, Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan
Revised: 8 May 2008
Published online: 9 August 2008
Some of the basic problems in neutrino physics, such as new energy scales, the enormous gap between the neutrino masses and the lightest charged fermion mass, and the possible existence of sterile neutrinos in the eV mass range are studied in the local gauge group SU L (4)×U(1) for electroweak unification, which does not contain fermions with exotic electric charges. It is shown that the neutrino mass spectrum can be decoupled from that of the other fermions. The further normal seesaw mechanism for neutrinos, with right-handed neutrino Majorana masses of order M≫M weak as well a new eV-scale can be accommodated. The eV-scale seesaw may manifest itself in experiments like the Liquid Scintillation Neutrino Detector (LSND) and MiniBooNE (MB) experimental results and future neutrino experiments.
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