A complete survey of texture zeros in the lepton mass matrices

Author(s)
P. O. Ludl, W. Grimus
Abstract

We perform a systematic and complete analysis of texture zeros in the lepton mass matrices and identify all viable and maximally restrictive cases of pairs (M ℓ , M D ) and (M ℓ , M L ), where M ℓ , M D and M L are the charged-lepton, Dirac neutrino and Majorana neutrino mass matrices, respectively. To this end, we perform a thorough analysis of textures which are equivalent through weak-basis permutations. Furthermore, we introduce numerical measures for the predictivity of textures and apply them to the viable and maximally restrictive texture zero models. It turns out that for Dirac neutrinos these models can at most predict the smallest neutrino mass and the CKM-type phase of the mixing matrix. For Majorana neutrinos most models can, in addition, predict the effective neutrino mass for neutrinoless double beta decay.

Organisation(s)
Particle Physics
Journal
Journal of High Energy Physics
Volume
2014
No. of pages
30
ISSN
1029-8479
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/JHEP07(2014)090
Publication date
07-2014
Peer reviewed
Yes
Austrian Fields of Science 2012
103034 Particle physics, 103036 Theoretical physics
Keywords
Portal url
https://ucris.univie.ac.at/portal/en/publications/a-complete-survey-of-texture-zeros-in-the-lepton-mass-matrices(204acfc3-a8b6-4226-87bb-88db604556ba).html