Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
New mechanism for Type-II seesaw dominance in SO(10) with low-mass , RH neutrinos, and verifiable LFV, LNV and proton decay
Centre of Excellence in Theoretical and Mathematical Sciences, Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University, Khandagiri Square, Bhubaneswar, 751030, Odisha, India
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Accepted: 31 March 2015
Published online: 1 May 2015
The dominance of Type-II seesaw mechanism for the neutrino masses has attracted considerable attention because of a number of advantages. We show a novel approach to achieve Type-II seesaw dominance in non-supersymmetric SO(10) grand unification where a low-mass boson and specific patterns of right-handed neutrino masses are predicted within the accessible energy range of the Large Hadron Collider. In spite of the high value of the seesaw scale, – GeV, the model predicts new dominant contributions to neutrino-less double beta decay in the – channel close to the current experimental limits via exchanges of heavier singlet fermions used as essential ingredients of this model even when the light active neutrino masses are normally hierarchical or invertedly hierarchical. We obtain upper bounds on the lightest sterile neutrino mass GeV, GeV and GeV for normally hierarchical, invertedly hierarchical and quasi-degenerate patterns of light-neutrino masses, respectively. The underlying non-unitarity effects lead to lepton flavour violating decay branching ratios within the reach of ongoing or planned experiments and the leptonic CP-violation parameter nearly two order larger than the quark sector. Some of the predicted values on the proton lifetime for are found to be within the currently accessible search limits. Other aspects of model applications including leptogenesis etc. are briefly indicated.
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