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Title: Galactic Dark Matter Population as the Source of Neutrino Masses

Abstract

In this study, we propose that neutrino masses can be zero in vacuo and may be generated by the local distribution of dark matter through a feeble long range scalar force. We discuss potential phenomenological constraints and implications of this framework. Our model typically implies that the cosmic neutrino background left over from the Big Bang is mostly absent in our Galactic neighborhood. Hence, a positive detection signal from future proposed experiments, such as PTOLEMY, could in principle falsify our scenario.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). Physics Department
  2. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). Physics Department; Univ. of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (United States). Department of Physics and Astronomy
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25); USDOE Office of Science (SC), Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) (SC-27)
OSTI Identifier:
1460034
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1456886
Report Number(s):
BNL-205794-2018-JAAM
Journal ID: ISSN 2470--0010
Grant/Contract Number:
SC0012704; SC0017988; de-sc0012704; de-sc0017988
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Published Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review D
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 98; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 2470--0010
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; mass; dark matter; neutrino; paticle physics; PTOLEMY; scalar; SM; DM; phenomenology; standard model

Citation Formats

Davoudiasl, Hooman, Mohlabeng, Gopolang, and Sullivan, Matthew. Galactic Dark Matter Population as the Source of Neutrino Masses. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.98.021301.
Davoudiasl, Hooman, Mohlabeng, Gopolang, & Sullivan, Matthew. Galactic Dark Matter Population as the Source of Neutrino Masses. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.98.021301.
Davoudiasl, Hooman, Mohlabeng, Gopolang, and Sullivan, Matthew. Sun . "Galactic Dark Matter Population as the Source of Neutrino Masses". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.98.021301.
@article{osti_1460034,
title = {Galactic Dark Matter Population as the Source of Neutrino Masses},
author = {Davoudiasl, Hooman and Mohlabeng, Gopolang and Sullivan, Matthew},
abstractNote = {In this study, we propose that neutrino masses can be zero in vacuo and may be generated by the local distribution of dark matter through a feeble long range scalar force. We discuss potential phenomenological constraints and implications of this framework. Our model typically implies that the cosmic neutrino background left over from the Big Bang is mostly absent in our Galactic neighborhood. Hence, a positive detection signal from future proposed experiments, such as PTOLEMY, could in principle falsify our scenario.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevD.98.021301},
journal = {Physical Review D},
number = 2,
volume = 98,
place = {United States},
year = {Sun Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 2018},
month = {Sun Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 2018}
}

Journal Article:
Free Publicly Available Full Text
Publisher's Version of Record at 10.1103/PhysRevD.98.021301

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