# Strong washout approximation to resonant leptogenesis

## Abstract

We show that the effective decay asymmetry for resonant Leptogenesis in the strong washout regime with two sterile neutrinos and a single active flavour can in wide regions of parameter space be approximated by its late-time limit ε=Xsin(2φ)/(X{sup 2}+sin{sup 2}φ), where X=8πΔ/(|Y{sub 1}|{sup 2}+|Y{sub 2}|{sup 2}), Δ=4(M{sub 1}-M{sub 2})/(M{sub 1}+M{sub 2}), φ=arg(Y{sub 2}/Y{sub 1}), and M{sub 1,2}, Y{sub 1,2} are the masses and Yukawa couplings of the sterile neutrinos. This approximation in particular extends to parametric regions where |Y{sub 1,2}|{sup 2}>> Δ, i.e. where the width dominates the mass splitting. We generalise the formula for the effective decay asymmetry to the case of several flavours of active leptons and demonstrate how this quantity can be used to calculate the lepton asymmetry for phenomenological scenarios that are in agreement with the observed neutrino oscillations. We establish analytic criteria for the validity of the late-time approximation for the decay asymmetry and compare these with numerical results that are obtained by solving for the mixing and the oscillations of the sterile neutrinos. For phenomenologically viable models with two sterile neutrinos, we find that the flavoured effective late-time decay asymmetry can be applied throughout parameter space.

- Authors:

- Physik Department T70, James-Franck-Straße, Technische Universität München, 85748 Garching (Germany)

- Publication Date:

- OSTI Identifier:
- 22375874

- Resource Type:
- Journal Article

- Resource Relation:
- Journal Name: Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics; Journal Volume: 2014; Journal Issue: 09; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

- Country of Publication:
- United States

- Language:
- English

- Subject:
- 79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; APPROXIMATIONS; ASYMMETRY; DECAY; FLAVOR MODEL; NEUTRINOS; PARTICLE PRODUCTION; SPACE

### Citation Formats

```
Garbrecht, Björn, Gautier, Florian, and Klaric, Juraj, E-mail: garbrecht@tum.de, E-mail: florian.gautier@tum.de, E-mail: juraj.klaric@tum.de.
```*Strong washout approximation to resonant leptogenesis*. United States: N. p., 2014.
Web. doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2014/09/033.

```
Garbrecht, Björn, Gautier, Florian, & Klaric, Juraj, E-mail: garbrecht@tum.de, E-mail: florian.gautier@tum.de, E-mail: juraj.klaric@tum.de.
```*Strong washout approximation to resonant leptogenesis*. United States. doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2014/09/033.

```
Garbrecht, Björn, Gautier, Florian, and Klaric, Juraj, E-mail: garbrecht@tum.de, E-mail: florian.gautier@tum.de, E-mail: juraj.klaric@tum.de. Mon .
"Strong washout approximation to resonant leptogenesis". United States.
doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2014/09/033.
```

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@article{osti_22375874,
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title = {Strong washout approximation to resonant leptogenesis},

author = {Garbrecht, Björn and Gautier, Florian and Klaric, Juraj, E-mail: garbrecht@tum.de, E-mail: florian.gautier@tum.de, E-mail: juraj.klaric@tum.de},

abstractNote = {We show that the effective decay asymmetry for resonant Leptogenesis in the strong washout regime with two sterile neutrinos and a single active flavour can in wide regions of parameter space be approximated by its late-time limit ε=Xsin(2φ)/(X{sup 2}+sin{sup 2}φ), where X=8πΔ/(|Y{sub 1}|{sup 2}+|Y{sub 2}|{sup 2}), Δ=4(M{sub 1}-M{sub 2})/(M{sub 1}+M{sub 2}), φ=arg(Y{sub 2}/Y{sub 1}), and M{sub 1,2}, Y{sub 1,2} are the masses and Yukawa couplings of the sterile neutrinos. This approximation in particular extends to parametric regions where |Y{sub 1,2}|{sup 2}>> Δ, i.e. where the width dominates the mass splitting. We generalise the formula for the effective decay asymmetry to the case of several flavours of active leptons and demonstrate how this quantity can be used to calculate the lepton asymmetry for phenomenological scenarios that are in agreement with the observed neutrino oscillations. We establish analytic criteria for the validity of the late-time approximation for the decay asymmetry and compare these with numerical results that are obtained by solving for the mixing and the oscillations of the sterile neutrinos. For phenomenologically viable models with two sterile neutrinos, we find that the flavoured effective late-time decay asymmetry can be applied throughout parameter space.},

doi = {10.1088/1475-7516/2014/09/033},

journal = {Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics},

number = 09,

volume = 2014,

place = {United States},

year = {Mon Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 2014},

month = {Mon Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 2014}

}