Motivated by the recent results from Daya Bay, Reno and Double Chooz Collaborations, we study the consequences of small departures from exact μ-τ symmetry in the neutrino sector, to accommodate a nonvanishing value of the element Ve3 from the leptonic mixing matrix. Within the seesaw framework, we identify simple patterns of Dirac mass matrices that lead to approximate μ-τ symmetric neutrino mass matrices, which are consistent with the neutrino oscillation data and lead to nonvanishing mixing angle Ve3 as well as precise predictions for the CP-violating phases. We also show that there is a transparent link between neutrino mixing angles and seesaw parameters, which we further explore within the context of leptogenesis as well as double beta decay phenomenology.
|Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
|Published - Apr 22 2014
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)