Journal article

Bottom-up model for maximal nu(mu)-nu(tau) mixing

NF Bell, RR Volkas

PHYSICAL REVIEW D | AMER PHYSICAL SOC | Published : 2001

Abstract

We construct a model which provides maximal mixing between a pseudo-Dirac (Formula presented) pair, based on a local (Formula presented) symmetry. Its strengths, weaknesses and phenomenological consequences are examined. The mass gap necessitated by the pseudo-Dirac structure is most naturally associated with the LSND anomaly. The solar neutrino problem then requires a light mirror or sterile neutrino. By paying a fine-tuning price to nullify the mass gap, one can also invoke (Formula presented) for the solar problem. The model predicts a new intermediate range force mediated by the light gauge boson of (Formula presented) Through the mixing of μ, τ and e, this force couples to electrons and..

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