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Dark Matter and the elusive Z′ in a dynamical Inverse Seesaw scenario

The Inverse Seesaw naturally explains the smallness of neutrino masses via an approximate B − L symmetry broken only by a correspondingly small parameter. In this work the possible dynamical generation of the Inverse Seesaw neutrino mass mechanism from the spontaneous breaking of a gauged U(1) B − L symmetry is investigated. Interestingly, the Inverse Seesaw pattern requires a...

Non-unitarity, sterile neutrinos, and non-standard neutrino interactions

The simplest Standard Model extension to explain neutrino masses involves the addition of right-handed neutrinos. At some level, this extension will impact neutrino oscillation searches. In this work we explore the differences and similarities between the case in which these neutrinos are kinematically accessible (sterile neutrinos) or not (mixing matrix non-unitarity). We...

Neutrino oscillations at DUNE with improved energy reconstruction

We study the physics reach of the long-baseline oscillation analysis of the DUNE experiment when realistic simulations are used to estimate its neutrino energy reconstruction capabilities. Our studies indicate that significant improvements in energy resolution compared to what is customarily assumed are plausible. This improved energy resolution can increase the sensitivity to...

Global constraints on heavy neutrino mixing

We derive general constraints on the mixing of heavy Seesaw neutrinos with the SM fields from a global fit to present flavour and electroweak precision data. We explore and compare both a completely general scenario, where the heavy neutrinos are integrated out without any further assumption, and the more constrained case were only 3 additional heavy states are considered. The...

Reassessing the sensitivity to leptonic CP violation

We address the validity of the usual procedure to determine the sensitivity of neutrino oscillation experiments to CP violation. An explicit calibration of the test statistic is performed through Monte Carlo simulations for several experimental setups. We find that significant deviations from a χ 2 distribution with one degree of freedom occur for experimental setups with low...

Searching for sterile neutrinos at the ESSνSB

The ESSνSB project is a proposed neutrino oscillation experiment based on the European Spallation Source with the search for leptonic CP violation as its main aim. In this letter we show that a near detector at around 1 km distance from the beamline is not only very desirable for keeping the systematic errors affecting the CP search under control, but would also provide a...

Loop level constraints on Seesaw neutrino mixing

We perform a detailed study of the importance of loop corrections when deriving bounds on heavy-active neutrino mixing in the context of general Seesaw mechanisms with extra heavy right-handed neutrinos. We find that, for low-scale Seesaws with an approximate B − L symmetry characterized by electroweak scale Majorana masses and large Yukawas, loop corrections could indeed become...

Optimization of neutrino oscillation facilities for large θ 13

Pilar Coloma 1 Enrique Fernandez-Martinez 0 Open Access 0 CERN Physics Department, Theory Division , CH-1211 Geneva 23, Switzerland 1 Departamento de Fsica Teorica & Instituto de Fsica Teorica

Non-unitary leptonic mixing and leptogenesis

We investigate the relation between non-unitarity of the leptonic mixing matrix and leptogenesis. We discuss how all parameters of the canonical type-I seesaw mechanism can, in principle, be reconstructed from the neutrino mass matrix and the deviation of the effective low-energy leptonic mixing matrix from unitary. When the mass M′ of the lightest right-handed neutrino is much...