A complete survey of texture zeros in general and symmetric quark mass matrices

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

We perform a systematic analysis of all possible texture zeros in general and symmetric quark mass matrices. Using the values of masses and mixing parameters at the electroweak scale, we identify for both cases the maximally restrictive viable textures. Furthermore, we investigate the predictive power of these textures by applying a numerical predictivity measure recently defined by us. With this measure we find no predictive textures among the viable general quark mass matrices, while in the case of symmetric quark mass matrices most of the 15 maximally restrictive textures are predictive with respect to one or more light quark masses.

Organisation(s)
Particle Physics
Journal
Physics Letters. Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume
744
Pages
38-42
No. of pages
5
ISSN
0370-2693
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2015.03.033
Publication date
05-2015
Peer reviewed
Yes
Austrian Fields of Science 2012
103034 Particle physics
Keywords
Portal url
https://ucris.univie.ac.at/portal/en/publications/a-complete-survey-of-texture-zeros-in-general-and-symmetric-quark-mass-matrices(e93ff1dc-074f-4a80-9477-1a8129b7b508).html