Journal article

The role of CP violating scatterings in baryogenesis - case study of the neutron portal

Iason Baldes, Nicole F Bell, Alexander Millar, Kalliopi Petraki, Raymond R Volkas

Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics | IOP PUBLISHING LTD | Published : 2014


Many baryogenesis scenarios invoke the charge parity (CP) violating out-of-equilibrium decay of a heavy particle in order to explain the baryon asymmetry. Such scenarios will in general also allow CP violating scatterings. We study the effect of these CP violating scatterings on the final asymmetry in a neutron portal scenario. We solve the Boltzmann equations governing the evolution of the baryon number numerically and show that the CP violating scatterings play a dominant role in a significant portion of the parameter space.


Funding Acknowledgements

TB and AM were supported by the Commonwealth of Australia. NFB and RRV were supported in part by the Australian Research Council. KP was supported by the Netherlands Foundation for Fundamental Research of Matter (FOM) and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). Feynman diagrams drawn using Jaxodraw [53].