Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
Leptogenesis bound on spontaneous symmetry breaking of global lepton number
The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Strada Costiera 11, 34014, Trieste, Italy
2 Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, 380009, India
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Published online: 17 February 2011
We propose a new class of leptogenesis bounds on the spontaneous symmetry breaking of global lepton number. These models have a generic feature of inducing new lepton number violating interactions, due to the presence of the Majorons. We analyzed the singlet Majoron model with right-handed neutrinos to find that the lepton number should be broken above 105 GeV to realize a successful leptogenesis because the annihilations of the right-handed neutrinos into the massless Majorons and into the standard model Higgs should go out of equilibrium before the sphaleron process is over. We then argue that this type of leptogenesis constraint should exist in the singlet–triplet Majoron models as well as in a class of R-parity violating supersymmetric Majoron models.
© Springer-Verlag / Società Italiana di Fisica, 2011