Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
The seesaw mechanism at TeV scale in the 3-3-1 model with right-handed neutrinos
Departamento de Física, Universidade Federal da Paraíba, Caixa Postal 5008, 58059-970, João Pessoa, PB, Brazil
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Published online: 25 October 2008
We implement the seesaw mechanism in the 3-3-1 model with right-handed neutrinos. This will be accomplished by the introduction of a scalar sextet into the model and the spontaneous violation of lepton number. The main result of this work is that the seesaw mechanism can work already at the TeV scale with the consequence that the right-handed neutrino masses lie in the electroweak scale, in the range from MeV to tens of GeV. This window provides a great opportunity to test their appearance at current detectors, though when we contrast our results with some previous analyses concerning the detection sensitivity at LHC, we conclude that further work is needed in order to validate this search.
PACS: 14.60.St – / 12.60.Cn –
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