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Title: Spontaneous Breaking of Lepton Number and the Cosmological Domain Wall Problem

Abstract

We show that if global lepton number symmetry is spontaneously broken in a postinflation epoch, then it can lead to the formation of cosmological domain walls. This happens in the well-known “Majoron paradigm” for neutrino mass generation. We propose some realistic examples that allow spontaneous lepton number breaking to be safe from such domain walls.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Delaware, Newark, DE (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP); Formación de profesorado universitario (FPU)
OSTI Identifier:
1507190
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1656786
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0013880; FPA2017-85216-P; SEV-2014-0398; PROMETEO/2018/165; FPU16/01907
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Physical Review Letters Journal Volume: 122 Journal Issue: 15; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
Publisher:
American Physical Society
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
cosmic strings & domain walls; neutrino oscillations; neutrinos

Citation Formats

Lazarides, George, Reig, Mario, Shafi, Qaisar, Srivastava, Rahul, and Valle, José W. F. Spontaneous Breaking of Lepton Number and the Cosmological Domain Wall Problem. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.151301.
Lazarides, George, Reig, Mario, Shafi, Qaisar, Srivastava, Rahul, & Valle, José W. F. Spontaneous Breaking of Lepton Number and the Cosmological Domain Wall Problem. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.151301.
Lazarides, George, Reig, Mario, Shafi, Qaisar, Srivastava, Rahul, and Valle, José W. F. Mon . "Spontaneous Breaking of Lepton Number and the Cosmological Domain Wall Problem". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.151301.
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title = {Spontaneous Breaking of Lepton Number and the Cosmological Domain Wall Problem},
author = {Lazarides, George and Reig, Mario and Shafi, Qaisar and Srivastava, Rahul and Valle, José W. F.},
abstractNote = {We show that if global lepton number symmetry is spontaneously broken in a postinflation epoch, then it can lead to the formation of cosmological domain walls. This happens in the well-known “Majoron paradigm” for neutrino mass generation. We propose some realistic examples that allow spontaneous lepton number breaking to be safe from such domain walls.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.151301},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = 15,
volume = 122,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {4}
}

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