Lepton flavor violation in the standard model extended by heavy singlet Dirac neutrinos

Ilakovac, Amon (2000) Lepton flavor violation in the standard model extended by heavy singlet Dirac neutrinos. Physical Review D, 62 (3). 36010-1-36010-24. ISSN 1550-7998

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Low-energy neutrinoless lepton flavor-violating (LFV) processes are studied in an extension of the standard model (SM) by heavy SU(2)×U(1) singlet Dirac neutrinos. An upper-bound procedure is elaborated for the evaluation of amplitudes. A comment on the extraction of heavy-neutrino mixings from astrophysical observations is given. For processes not treated in the model applied, the formalism for evaluating the branching ratios (BR’s) is presented. The processes previously studied in the model are examined and some results are improved. The structure of the amplitudes and BR’s as well as the relations between BR’s of different LFV processes are examined. The decoupling of heavy neutrinos is discussed and it is explicitly shown that very heavy neutrinos decouple when the upper-bound procedure is applied. The LFV decays are shown to be unsuitable for finding upper bounds on “diagonal” LFV parameters. Comparing the theoretical BR’s with curent experimental upper bounds, a few processes interesting for the search for LFV are proposed. Particularly, B-meson LFV processes are suggested for the search of LFV in future B factories.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: lepton flavor violation
Date: 2000
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Physics
Additional Information: Copyright (2000) by the American Physical Society.
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Physics
Project code: 119222
Publisher: American Physical Society
Depositing User: Gordana Stubičan Ladešić
Date Deposited: 10 May 2014 17:59
Last Modified: 10 May 2014 18:00
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/1149

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