Viability of Dirac phase leptogenesis


Anisimov, Alexey, Blanchet, Steve and Di Bari, Pasquale (2008) Viability of Dirac phase leptogenesis. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, 2008, (4), 1-34. (doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2008/04/033).

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We discuss the conditions for a non-vanishing Dirac phase δ and mixing angle θ13, sources of CP violation in neutrino oscillations, to be uniquely responsible for the observed matter–antimatter asymmetry of the Universe through leptogenesis. We show that this scenario, that we call δ-leptogenesis, is viable when the degenerate limit for the heavy right-handed (RH) neutrino spectrum is considered.

We derive an interesting joint condition on sinθ13 and the absolute neutrino mass scale that can be tested in future neutrino oscillation experiments. In the limit of the hierarchical heavy RH neutrino spectrum, we strengthen the previous result that δ-leptogenesis is only very marginally allowed, even when the production from the two heavier RH neutrinos is taken into account. An improved experimental upper bound on sinθ13 and/or an account of quantum kinetic effects could completely rule out this option in the future.

Therefore, δ-leptogenesis can be also regarded as motivation for models with degenerate heavy neutrino spectrum.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1475-7508 (print)
1475-7516 (electronic)
Keywords: cosmological neutrinos, physics of the early universe, baryon asymmetry
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Physics and Astronomy > Southampton High Energy Physics
ePrint ID: 152705
Date Deposited: 17 May 2010 08:25
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 19:11
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/152705

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