Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
Universal inverse seesaw mechanism as a source of the SM fermion mass hierarchy
Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Casilla 110-V, Valparaiso, Chile
2 Centro Científico-Tecnológico de Valparaíso, Casilla 110-V, Valparaiso, Chile
3 Millennium Institute for Subatomic physics at high energy frontier - SAPHIR, Fernandez Concha 700, Santiago, Chile
4 Institute of Physics, VAST, 10 Dao Tan, Ba Dinh, Hanoi, Vietnam
Accepted: 10 January 2022
Published online: 23 January 2022
We build a renormalizable theory where the inverse seesaw mechanism explains the pattern of SM fermion masses. To the best of our knowledge, our model corresponds to the first implementation of the inverse seesaw mechanism for the charged fermion sector. In our theory, the inverse seesaw mechanism is implemented at the tree and one-loop levels in order to generate the masses for the second and first families of the SM charged fermions, respectively. The third family of SM charged fermions obtain tree-level masses from the Higgs doublets (for the top quark) and (for the bottom quark and tau lepton). The masses of the active light neutrinos are generated from a two-loop level inverse seesaw mechanism. Our model successfully explains the observed SM fermion mass hierarchy, the tiny masses of the active light neutrinos, contains the necessary means for efficient leptogenesis and is in accordance with the constraints resulting from meson oscillations, as well as with the measured values of the observed dark matter relic density and of the muon and electron anomalous magnetic moments.
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