We present a new parametrization of the minimal seesaw model, expressing the heavy-singlet neutrino Dirac Yukawa couplings (Formula presented) and Majorana masses (Formula presented) in terms of effective light-neutrino observables and an auxiliary Hermitian matrix H. In the minimal supersymmetric version of the seesaw model, the latter can be related directly to other low-energy observables, including processes that violate charged lepton flavor and (Formula presented) This parametrization enables one to respect the stringent constraints on muon-number violation while studying the possible ranges for other observables by scanning over the allowed parameter space of the model. Conversely, if any of the lepton-flavor-violating process is observed, this measurement can be used directly to constrain (Formula presented) and (Formula presented) As applications, we study flavor-violating (Formula presented) decays and the electric dipole moments of leptons in the minimal supersymmetric seesaw model.
|Journal||Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)