Lepton flavour violation from Yukawa operators, supergravity and the see-saw mechanism

King, S.F. and Peddie, I.N.R. (2004) Lepton flavour violation from Yukawa operators, supergravity and the see-saw mechanism. Nuclear Physics B, 678, (1-2), 339-362. (doi:10.1016/j.nuclphysb.2003.10.051).


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We investigate the phenomenological impact of different sources of lepton flavour violation arising from realistic models based on supergravity mediated supersymmetry breaking with Yukawa operators. We discuss four distinct sources of lepton flavour violation in such models: minimum flavour violation, arising from neutrino masses and the see-saw mechanism with renormalisation group (RG) running; supergravity flavour violation due to the non-universal structure of the supergravity model; flavour violation due to Froggatt–Nielsen (FN) fields appearing in Yukawa operators developing supersymmetry breaking F-terms and contributing in an non-universal way to soft trilinear terms; and finally heavy Higgs flavour violation arising from the heavy Higgs fields used to break the unified gauge symmetry which also appear in Yukawa operators and behave analogously to the FN fields. In order to quantify the relative effects, we study a particular type I string inspired model based on a supersymmetric Pati–Salam model arising from intersecting D-branes, supplemented by a U(1) family symmetry.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0550-3213 (print)
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Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Physics and Astronomy
ePrint ID: 57386
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2008
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:39
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/57386

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