Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
Effect of large light-heavy neutrino mixing and natural type-II seesaw dominance to lepton flavor violation and neutrinoless double beta decay
DESM (Physics), Regional Institute of Education (NCERT), 751022, Bhubaneswar, India
2 Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Bhilai, 492015, Raipur, India
3 Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai, 400076, Mumbai, India
Accepted: 14 September 2022
Published online: 28 September 2022
We derive the lower bound on absolute scale of lightest neutrino mass for normal hierarchy and inverted hierarchy pattern of light neutrinos by studying the new physics contributions to charged lepton flavour violations in the framework of a TeV scale left–right symmetric model. In the model the fermion sector comprises of the usual quarks and leptons plus a fermion singlet per generation and the scalar sector consists of isospin doublets, triplets and a bidoublet. The framework allows large light-heavy neutrino mixing where the light neutrino mass formula is governed by natural type-II seesaw mechanism unlike the generic type-II seesaw dominance which assumes suppressed light-heavy neutrino mixing. We demonstrate how sizeable loop-induced contribution to light neutrino mass is kept under control such that light neutrino mass formula is dominantly explained by type-II seesaw mechanism. We examine the heavy neutrino contributions with large light-heavy neutrino mixing to charged lepton flavour violating processes like , and conversion inside a nuclei. We present a complementary study between neutrinoless double beta decay and charged lepton flavour violation taking into account single beta decay bound, double beta decay bound and cosmology bounds on neutrino mass sum.
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