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Title: Sterile neutrinos, black hole vacuum and holographic principle

Abstract

We construct an effective field theory (EFT) model that describes matter field interactions with Schwarzschild mini-black-holes (SBH’s), treated as a scalar field, B 0(x). Fermion interactions with SBH’s require a complex spurion field, θ ij, which we interpret as the EFT description of “holographic information,” which is correlated with the SBH as a composite system. We consider Hawking’s virtual black hole vacuum (VBH) as a Higgs phase, $$\langle$$B 0$$\rangle$$=V. Integrating sterile neutrino loops, the information field θij is promoted to a dynamical field, necessarily developing a tachyonic instability and acquiring a VEV of order the Planck scale. For N sterile neutrinos this breaks the vacuum to SU(N) × U(1)/SO(N) with N degenerate Majorana masses, and 12N(N+1) Nambu-Goldstone neutrino-Majorons. The model suggests many scalars fields, corresponding to all fermion bilinears, may exist bound nonperturbatively by gravity.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Univ. of Valencia (Spain)
  2. Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP); European Regional Development Fund (FEDER); Generalitat Valenciana; European Union (EU)
OSTI Identifier:
1569239
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-PUB-19-457-T; IFIC/19-37; arXiv:1909.01956
Journal ID: ISSN 1434-6044; oai:inspirehep.net:1752571
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11359; SEV-2014-0398; FIS2015-72245-EXP; FPA2017-845438; PROMETEOII/2017/033
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
European Physical Journal. C, Particles and Fields
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 81; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 1434-6044
Publisher:
Springer
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

Citation Formats

Barenboim, Gabriela, and Hill, Christopher T. Sterile neutrinos, black hole vacuum and holographic principle. United States: N. p., 2021. Web. doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-021-08928-w.
Barenboim, Gabriela, & Hill, Christopher T. Sterile neutrinos, black hole vacuum and holographic principle. United States. https://doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s10052-021-08928-w
Barenboim, Gabriela, and Hill, Christopher T. Sat . "Sterile neutrinos, black hole vacuum and holographic principle". United States. https://doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s10052-021-08928-w. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1569239.
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title = {Sterile neutrinos, black hole vacuum and holographic principle},
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abstractNote = {We construct an effective field theory (EFT) model that describes matter field interactions with Schwarzschild mini-black-holes (SBH’s), treated as a scalar field, B0(x). Fermion interactions with SBH’s require a complex spurion field, θij, which we interpret as the EFT description of “holographic information,” which is correlated with the SBH as a composite system. We consider Hawking’s virtual black hole vacuum (VBH) as a Higgs phase, $\langle$B0$\rangle$=V. Integrating sterile neutrino loops, the information field θij is promoted to a dynamical field, necessarily developing a tachyonic instability and acquiring a VEV of order the Planck scale. For N sterile neutrinos this breaks the vacuum to SU(N) × U(1)/SO(N) with N degenerate Majorana masses, and 12N(N+1) Nambu-Goldstone neutrino-Majorons. The model suggests many scalars fields, corresponding to all fermion bilinears, may exist bound nonperturbatively by gravity.},
doi = {10.1140/epjc/s10052-021-08928-w},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1569239}, journal = {European Physical Journal. C, Particles and Fields},
issn = {1434-6044},
number = 2,
volume = 81,
place = {United States},
year = {2021},
month = {2}
}

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