Correlation of normal neutrino mass ordering with upper octant of θ23 and third quadrant of δ via RGE-induced μ-τ symmetry breakingSupported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (11775231, 11775232)

Huang, Guo-yuan (Institute of High Energy Physics, and School of Physical Sciences, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China) ; Xing, Zhi-zhong (Institute of High Energy Physics, and School of Physical Sciences, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China) (Center for High Energy Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100080, China) ; Zhu, Jing-yu (Institute of High Energy Physics, and School of Physical Sciences, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China)

27 November 2018

Abstract: The recent global analysis of three-flavor neutrino oscillation data indicates that the normal neutrino mass ordering is favored over the inverted one at the 3σ level, and the best-fit values of the largest neutrino mixing angle θ23 and the Dirac CP-violating phase δ are located in the higher octant and third quadrant, respectively. We show that all these important issues can be naturally explained by the μ-τ reflection symmetry breaking of massive neutrinos from a superhigh energy scale down to the electroweak scale owing to the one-loop renormalization-group equations (RGEs) in the minimal supersymmetric standard model (MSSM). The complete parameter space is explored for the first time in both the Majorana and Dirac cases, by allowing the smallest neutrino mass m1 and the MSSM parameter tanβ to vary within their reasonable regions.


Published in: Chinese Phys. C 42 (2018) 123108
Published by: Institute of Physics Publishing/Chinese Academy of Sciences
DOI: 10.1088/1674-1137/42/12/123108
arXiv: 1806.06640
License: CC-BY-3.0



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