Zero minors of the neutrino mass matrix

Lashin, E.I. ; N. Chamoun 


We examine the possibility that a certain class of neutrino mass matrices, namely those with two independent vanishing minors in the flavor basis, regardless of being invertible or not, is sufficient to describe current data. We compute generic formulae for the ratios of the neutrino masses and for the Majorana phases. We find that seven textures with two vanishing minors can accommodate the experimental data. We present an estimate of the mass matrix for these patterns. All the possible textures can be dynamically generated through the seesaw mechanism augmented with a discrete Abelian symmetry.

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Keywords High Energy Physics - Phenomenology
Issue Date 2008
Journal Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology 
DOI 10.1103/PhysRevD.78.073002

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