Supersymmetric lepton flavor violation in low-scale seesaw models

Ilakovac, Amon and Pilaftsis, Apostolos (2009) Supersymmetric lepton flavor violation in low-scale seesaw models. Physical Review D, 80 (9). pp. 91902-5. ISSN 1550-7998

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We study a new supersymmetric mechanism for lepton flavor violation in μ and τ decays and μ→e conversion in nuclei, within a minimal extension of the minimal supersymmetric standard model with low-mass heavy singlet neutrinos and sneutrinos. We find that the decays μ→eγ, τ→eγ and τ→μγ are forbidden in the supersymmetric limit of the theory, whereas other processes, such as μ→eee, μ→e conversion, τ→eee and τ→eμμ, are allowed and can be dramatically enhanced several orders of magnitude above the observable level by potentially large neutrino Yukawa coupling effects. The profound implications of supersymmetric lepton flavor violation for present and future experiments are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: supersymmetric, lepton flavor violation, see-saw
Date: November 2009
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Physics > Physics of Elementary Particles and Fields
Additional Information: Copyright (2009) by the American Physical Society.
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Physics
Project code: 119-0982930-1016
Publisher: American Physical Society
Depositing User: Gordana Stubičan Ladešić
Date Deposited: 30 May 2014 16:05
Last Modified: 30 May 2014 16:05

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