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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.

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Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) (SC-27); USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
OSTI Identifier:
1460034
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1456886
Report Number(s):
BNL-205794-2018-JAAM
Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010; PRVDAQ; 021301
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0012704; SC0017988
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review D
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Physical Review D Journal Volume: 98 Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
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

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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. Thu . "Galactic dark matter population as the source of neutrino masses". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.98.021301.
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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 = {2018},
month = {7}
}

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