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Title: Right-handed neutrinos and T-violating, P-conserving interactions

We show that experimental probes of the P-conserving, T-violating triple correlation in polarized neutron or nuclear β-decay provide a unique probe of possible T-violation at the TeV scale in the presence of right-handed neutrinos. In contrast to other possible sources of semileptonic T-violation involving only left-handed neutrinos, those involving right-handed neutrinos are relatively unconstrained by present limits on the permanent electric dipole moments of the electron, neutral atoms, and the neutron. On the other hand, LHC results for pp→e+ missing transverse energy imply that an order of magnitude of improvement in D-coefficient sensitivity would be needed for discovery. Lastly, we discuss the interplay with the scale of neutrino mass and naturalness considerations.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [1]
  1. Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA (United States)
  2. Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA (United States); California Inst. of Technology (CalTech), Pasadena, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
SC0011095
Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Physics Letters. Section B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 765; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0370-2693
Publisher:
Elsevier
Research Org:
Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25); USDOE Office of Science (SC), Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) (SC-24)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; time-reversal violation; electric-dipole moment; neutron beta-decay; standard model; symmetry; 75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY
OSTI Identifier:
1334211
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1356085; OSTI ID: 1358382

El-Menoufi, Basem Kamal, Ramsey-Musolf, Michael J., and Seng, Chien -Yeah. Right-handed neutrinos and T-violating, P-conserving interactions. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2016.11.061.
El-Menoufi, Basem Kamal, Ramsey-Musolf, Michael J., & Seng, Chien -Yeah. Right-handed neutrinos and T-violating, P-conserving interactions. United States. doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2016.11.061.
El-Menoufi, Basem Kamal, Ramsey-Musolf, Michael J., and Seng, Chien -Yeah. 2016. "Right-handed neutrinos and T-violating, P-conserving interactions". United States. doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2016.11.061.
@article{osti_1334211,
title = {Right-handed neutrinos and T-violating, P-conserving interactions},
author = {El-Menoufi, Basem Kamal and Ramsey-Musolf, Michael J. and Seng, Chien -Yeah},
abstractNote = {We show that experimental probes of the P-conserving, T-violating triple correlation in polarized neutron or nuclear β-decay provide a unique probe of possible T-violation at the TeV scale in the presence of right-handed neutrinos. In contrast to other possible sources of semileptonic T-violation involving only left-handed neutrinos, those involving right-handed neutrinos are relatively unconstrained by present limits on the permanent electric dipole moments of the electron, neutral atoms, and the neutron. On the other hand, LHC results for pp→e+ missing transverse energy imply that an order of magnitude of improvement in D-coefficient sensitivity would be needed for discovery. Lastly, we discuss the interplay with the scale of neutrino mass and naturalness considerations.},
doi = {10.1016/j.physletb.2016.11.061},
journal = {Physics Letters. Section B},
number = C,
volume = 765,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {12}
}