Dark radiative inverse seesaw mechanism

Amine Ahriche, Sofiane M. Boucenna, Salah Nasri

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Abstract

We present a minimal model that simultaneously accounts for neutrino masses and the origin of dark matter (DM) and where the electroweak phase transition is strong enough to allow for electroweak baryogenesis. The Standard Model is enlarged with a Majorana fermion, three generations of chiral fermion pairs, and a single complex scalar that plays a central role in DM production and phenomenology, neutrino masses, and the strength of the phase transition. All the new fields are singlets under the SM gauge group. Neutrino masses are generated via a new variant of the radiative inverse seesaw mechanism, where the required small mass term is generated via loops involving DM and no large hierarchy is assumed among the mass scales. The model offers all the advantage of low-scale neutrino mass models as well as a viable dark matter candidate that is testable with direct detection experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Article number075036
JournalPhysical Review D
Volume93
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 28 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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