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Title: Type-3/2 seesaw mechanism
Authors: Demir, Durmuş Ali
Karahan, Canan
Sargın, Ozan
Keywords: Neutrino masses
Higgs boson
Dark matter
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: American Physical Society
Abstract: The type-I seesaw mechanism provides a natural explanation for tiny neutrino masses. The right-handed neutrino masses it requires are, however, too large to keep the Higgs boson mass at its measured value. We show that vector spinors, singlet leptons that are like right-handed neutrinos, generate tiny neutrino masses naturally through the exchange of spin-1/2 and spin-3/2 components. This one-step seesaw mechanism, which we call the type-3/2 seesaw, keeps the Higgs boson mass unchanged at one loop and gives cause therefore to no fine-tuning problem. If the on-shell vector spinor is a pure spin-3/2 particle, then it becomes a potential candidate for hidden dark matter which gets diluted due only to the expansion of the Universe. The type-3/2 seesaw provides a natural framework for the neutrino, Higgs boson, and dark matter sectors, with overall agreement with current experiments and observations.
URI: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.104.075038
https://hdl.handle.net/11147/12364
ISSN: 2470-0010
2470-0029
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