Leptogenesis via collisions: Leaking lepton number to the hidden sector - art. no. 231304

Citation
L. Bento et Z. Berezhiani, Leptogenesis via collisions: Leaking lepton number to the hidden sector - art. no. 231304, PHYS REV L, 8723(23), 2001, pp. 1304
Citations number
30
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Physics
Journal title
PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS
ISSN journal
0031-9007 → ACNP
Volume
8723
Issue
23
Year of publication
2001
Database
ISI
SICI code
0031-9007(200112)8723:23<1304:LVCLLN>2.0.ZU;2-4
Abstract
We propose a leptobaryogenesis mechanism in which the nonzero B - L of the Universe is produced in out-of-equilibrium, lepton number and CP-violating scattering processes that convert ordinary particles into particles of some hidden sector. In particular, we consider the processes l phi --> l'phi', (l) over bar'<(<phi>)over bar>' mediated by the heavy Majorana neutrinos N of the seesaw mechanism, where l and phi are ordinary lepton and Higgs doub lets and l, phi' are their hidden counterparts. Such a leptogenesis mechani sm is effective even if the reheat temperature is much smaller than the hea vy neutrino masses. In particular, it can be as low as 10(9) GeV.