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Title: Axion like particles and the inverse seesaw mechanism

Light pseudoscalars known as axion like particles (ALPs) may be behind physical phenomena like the Universe transparency to ultra-energetic photons, the soft -ray excess from the Coma cluster, and the 3.5 keV line. We explore the connection of these particles with the inverse seesaw (ISS) mechanism for neutrino mass generation. We propose a very restrictive setting where the scalar field hosting the ALP is also responsible for generating the ISS mass scales through its vacuum expectation value on gravity induced nonrenormalizable operators. A discrete gauge symmetry protects the theory from the appearance of overly strong gravitational effects and discrete anomaly cancellation imposes strong constraints on the order of the group. In conclusion, the anomalous U(1) symmetry leading to the ALP is an extended lepton number and the protective discrete symmetry can be always chosen as a subgroup of a combination of the lepton number and the baryon number.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. Univ. Federal do ABC, Santo Andre (Brazil)
  2. Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD (United States); Univ. Federal do ABC, Santo Andre (Brazil)
  3. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-06CH11357
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of High Energy Physics (Online)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Journal of High Energy Physics (Online); Journal Volume: 2015; Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 1029-8479
Publisher:
Springer Berlin
Research Org:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25); Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Cientifico e Tecnologico (CNPq)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; Anomalies in Field and String Theories; Beyond Standard Model; Discrete and Finite Symmetries; Neutrino Physics
OSTI Identifier:
1391768

Carvajal, C. D. R., Dias, Alex G., Nishi, C. C., and Sanchez-Vega, Bruce L.. Axion like particles and the inverse seesaw mechanism. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1007/JHEP05(2015)069.
Carvajal, C. D. R., Dias, Alex G., Nishi, C. C., & Sanchez-Vega, Bruce L.. Axion like particles and the inverse seesaw mechanism. United States. doi:10.1007/JHEP05(2015)069.
Carvajal, C. D. R., Dias, Alex G., Nishi, C. C., and Sanchez-Vega, Bruce L.. 2015. "Axion like particles and the inverse seesaw mechanism". United States. doi:10.1007/JHEP05(2015)069. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1391768.
@article{osti_1391768,
title = {Axion like particles and the inverse seesaw mechanism},
author = {Carvajal, C. D. R. and Dias, Alex G. and Nishi, C. C. and Sanchez-Vega, Bruce L.},
abstractNote = {Light pseudoscalars known as axion like particles (ALPs) may be behind physical phenomena like the Universe transparency to ultra-energetic photons, the soft -ray excess from the Coma cluster, and the 3.5 keV line. We explore the connection of these particles with the inverse seesaw (ISS) mechanism for neutrino mass generation. We propose a very restrictive setting where the scalar field hosting the ALP is also responsible for generating the ISS mass scales through its vacuum expectation value on gravity induced nonrenormalizable operators. A discrete gauge symmetry protects the theory from the appearance of overly strong gravitational effects and discrete anomaly cancellation imposes strong constraints on the order of the group. In conclusion, the anomalous U(1) symmetry leading to the ALP is an extended lepton number and the protective discrete symmetry can be always chosen as a subgroup of a combination of the lepton number and the baryon number.},
doi = {10.1007/JHEP05(2015)069},
journal = {Journal of High Energy Physics (Online)},
number = 5,
volume = 2015,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {5}
}