Corrections to scaling neutrino mixing: Non-zero θ13,δCP and baryon asymmetry

Kalita, Rupam (Department of Physics, Tezpur University, Tezpur-784028, India) ; Borah, Debasish (Department of Physics, Tezpur University, Tezpur-784028, India) ; Das, Mrinal Kumar (Department of Physics, Tezpur University, Tezpur-784028, India)

12 March 2015

Abstract: We study a very specific type of neutrino mass and mixing structure based on the idea of Strong Scaling Ansatz (SSA) where the ratios of neutrino mass matrix elements belonging to two different columns are equal. There are three such possibilities, all of which are disfavored by the latest neutrino oscillation data. We focus on the specific scenario which predicts vanishing reactor mixing angle θ13 and inverted hierarchy with vanishing lightest neutrino mass. Motivated by several recent attempts to explain non-zero θ13 by incorporating corrections to a leading order neutrino mass or mixing matrix giving θ13=0 , here we study the origin of non-zero θ13 as well as leptonic Dirac CP phase δCP by incorporating two different corrections to scaling neutrino mass and mixing: one, where type II seesaw acts as a correction to scaling neutrino mass matrix and the other, with charged lepton correction to scaling neutrino mixing. Although scaling neutrino mass matrix originating from type I seesaw predicts inverted hierarchy, the total neutrino mass matrix after type II seesaw correction can give rise to either normal or inverted hierarchy. However, charged lepton corrections do not disturb the inverted hierarchy prediction of scaling neutrino mass matrix. We further discriminate between neutrino hierarchies, different choices of lightest neutrino mass and Dirac CP phase by calculating baryon asymmetry and comparing with the observations made by the Planck experiment.

Published in: Nuclear Physics B 894 (2015) 307-327
Published by: Elsevier
DOI: 10.1016/j.nuclphysb.2015.03.007
License: CC-BY-3.0

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