Democratic (s)fermions and lepton flavor violation

K. Hamaguchi, Mitsuru Kakizaki, Masahiro Yamaguchi

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The democratic approach to account for fermion masses and mixing is known to be successful not only in the quark sector but also in the lepton sector. Here we extend this ansatz to supersymmetric standard models, in which the Kähler potential obeys the underlying S3 flavor symmetries. The requirement of neutrino bi-large mixing angles constrains the form of the Kähler potential for left-handed lepton multiplets. We find that right-handed sleptons can have nondegenerate masses and flavor mixing, while left-handed sleptons are argued to have universal and hence flavor-blind masses. This mass pattern is testable in future collider experiments when superparticle masses will be measured precisely. Lepton flavor violation arises in this scenario. In particular, μ→eγ is expected to be observed in a planned future experiment if supersymmetry breaking scale is close to the weak scale.

Original languageEnglish
Article number056007
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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