skip to main content
DOE PAGES title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Empirical inference on the Majorana mass of the ordinary neutrinos

Abstract

There is a broad theoretical consensus on the idea that ordinary neutrinos have a Majorana mass, but we have no clear prediction about its value, and direct experimental measurements of this quantity are rather challenging. In this work, we argue that the current cosmological measurements allow us to obtain precise information on the effective Majorana mass, i.e., the electronic-type mass of ordinary neutrinos. We show that the numerical results that we obtain can be accurately reproduced, and hence tested, by a straightforward analytical procedure. We then discuss the stability of the assumptions at the basis of our analysis and the implications of our findings for neutrinoless double beta decay.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [2]; ORCiD logo [3]
  1. Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ. (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, VA (United States). Center for Neutrino Physics
  2. Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
  3. National Inst. of Nuclear Physics (INFN), L'Aquila (Italy). Gran Sasso National Lab. (INFN-LNGS); Gran Sasso Science Inst., L'Aquila (Italy); Univ. of Campinas (UNICAMP), Sao Paulo (Brazil). Inst. for Advanced Studies (IdEA)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
OSTI Identifier:
1592160
Report Number(s):
arXiv:1909.05381; FERMILAB-PUB-19-659-ND
Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010; PRVDAQ; oai:inspirehep.net:1753747
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review D
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 100; Journal Issue: 7; 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

Citation Formats

Dell’Oro, Stefano, Marcocci, Simone, and Vissani, Francesco. Empirical inference on the Majorana mass of the ordinary neutrinos. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.100.073003.
Dell’Oro, Stefano, Marcocci, Simone, & Vissani, Francesco. Empirical inference on the Majorana mass of the ordinary neutrinos. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.100.073003.
Dell’Oro, Stefano, Marcocci, Simone, and Vissani, Francesco. Tue . "Empirical inference on the Majorana mass of the ordinary neutrinos". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.100.073003. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1592160.
@article{osti_1592160,
title = {Empirical inference on the Majorana mass of the ordinary neutrinos},
author = {Dell’Oro, Stefano and Marcocci, Simone and Vissani, Francesco},
abstractNote = {There is a broad theoretical consensus on the idea that ordinary neutrinos have a Majorana mass, but we have no clear prediction about its value, and direct experimental measurements of this quantity are rather challenging. In this work, we argue that the current cosmological measurements allow us to obtain precise information on the effective Majorana mass, i.e., the electronic-type mass of ordinary neutrinos. We show that the numerical results that we obtain can be accurately reproduced, and hence tested, by a straightforward analytical procedure. We then discuss the stability of the assumptions at the basis of our analysis and the implications of our findings for neutrinoless double beta decay.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevD.100.073003},
journal = {Physical Review D},
number = 7,
volume = 100,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {10}
}

Journal Article:
Free Publicly Available Full Text
Publisher's Version of Record

Citation Metrics:
Cited by: 1 work
Citation information provided by
Web of Science

Save / Share:

Works referenced in this record:

Predictions for neutrinoless double-beta decay in the 3+1 sterile neutrino scenario
journal, July 2015


Improvement of cosmological neutrino mass bounds
journal, October 2016


Discovery of τ Neutrino Appearance in the CNGS Neutrino Beam with the OPERA Experiment
journal, September 2015


Constraints on neutrino masses from Lyman-alpha forest power spectrum with BOSS and XQ-100
journal, June 2017

  • Yèche, Christophe; Palanque-Delabrouille, Nathalie; Baur, Julien
  • Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, Vol. 2017, Issue 06
  • DOI: 10.1088/1475-7516/2017/06/047

Cosmological limits on neutrino unknowns versus low redshift priors
journal, April 2016


Status of neutrino oscillations 2018: 3 σ hint for normal mass ordering and improved CP sensitivity
journal, July 2018


Global Bayesian analysis of neutrino mass data
journal, October 2017


On Transition Probabilities in Double Beta-Disintegration
journal, December 1939


Intermediate mass scales in the nonsupersymmetric S O ( 10 ) grand unification: A reappraisal
journal, July 2009


Probing Majorana neutrinos in the regime of the normal mass hierarchy
journal, April 2013


Observation of Muon Neutrino Disappearance with the MINOS Detectors in the NuMI Neutrino Beam
journal, November 2006


Fermion masses in S O ( 10 ) models
journal, May 2011


First Results from KamLAND: Evidence for Reactor Antineutrino Disappearance
journal, January 2003


Yukawa sector in nonsupersymmetric renormalizable SO(10)
journal, March 2006


A non supersymmetric SO(10) grand unified model for all the physics below M GUT
journal, August 2013


Current unknowns in the three-neutrino framework
journal, September 2018


New expectations and uncertainties on neutrinoless double beta decay
journal, August 2014


Fits to non-supersymmetric SO(10) models with type I and II seesaw mechanisms using renormalization group evolution
journal, June 2019


The contribution of light Majorana neutrinos to neutrinoless double beta decay and cosmology
journal, December 2015


Signal of neutrinoless double beta decay, neutrino spectrum and oscillation scenarios.
journal, June 1999


Solar neutrino spectrum, sterile neutrinos, and additional radiation in the Universe
journal, June 2011


Search for neutrinoless double- β decay in Ge 76 with 26 kg yr of exposure from the Majorana Demonstrator
journal, August 2019


Global analysis of three-flavour neutrino oscillations: synergies and tensions in the determination of θ23, δCP, and the mass ordering
journal, January 2019

  • Esteban, Ivan; Gonzalez-Garcia, M. C.; Hernandez-Cabezudo, Alvaro
  • Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol. 2019, Issue 1
  • DOI: 10.1007/JHEP01(2019)106

Neutrino mass limits: Robust information from the power spectrum of galaxy surveys
journal, September 2016


Discovery probability of next-generation neutrinoless double- β decay experiments
journal, September 2017


Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay: 2015 Review
journal, January 2016

  • Dell’Oro, Stefano; Marcocci, Simone; Viel, Matteo
  • Advances in High Energy Physics, Vol. 2016
  • DOI: 10.1155/2016/2162659

Effective Majorana mass and neutrinoless double beta decay
journal, November 2015


First Results from CUORE: A Search for Lepton Number Violation via 0 ν β β Decay of Te 130
journal, March 2018


μ→eγ at a rate of one out of 109 muon decays?
journal, April 1977


Improved Limit on Neutrinoless Double- β Decay of Ge 76 from GERDA Phase II
journal, March 2018


Neutrino Mass and Spontaneous Parity Nonconservation
journal, April 1980


Neutrinoless double beta decay in the presence of light sterile neutrinos
journal, November 2013

  • Girardi, I.; Meroni, A.; Petcov, S. T.
  • Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol. 2013, Issue 11
  • DOI: 10.1007/JHEP11(2013)146

Large mixing, family structure, and dominant block in the neutrino mass matrix
journal, November 1998


Evidence for Oscillation of Atmospheric Neutrinos
journal, August 1998


Search for Majorana Neutrinos Near the Inverted Mass Hierarchy Region with KamLAND-Zen
journal, August 2016


Neutrino masses and cosmology with Lyman-alpha forest power spectrum
journal, November 2015

  • Palanque-Delabrouille, Nathalie; Yèche, Christophe; Baur, Julien
  • Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, Vol. 2015, Issue 11
  • DOI: 10.1088/1475-7516/2015/11/011

Neutrino masses and proton decay in SO(10)
journal, October 2012


Planck 2015 results : XIII. Cosmological parameters
journal, September 2016


Large Magellanic Cloud Cepheid Standards Provide a 1% Foundation for the Determination of the Hubble Constant and Stronger Evidence for Physics beyond ΛCDM
journal, May 2019

  • Riess, Adam G.; Casertano, Stefano; Yuan, Wenlong
  • The Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 876, Issue 1
  • DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/ab1422

Probing oscillations into sterile neutrinos with cosmology, astrophysics and experiments
journal, February 2005


How far can the SO(10) two Higgs model describe the observed neutrino masses and mixings?
journal, January 2002


Updated global analysis of neutrino oscillations in the presence of eV-scale sterile neutrinos
journal, August 2018

  • Dentler, Mona; Hernández-Cabezudo, Álvaro; Kopp, Joachim
  • Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol. 2018, Issue 8
  • DOI: 10.1007/JHEP08(2018)010

Fits to SO(10) grand unified models
journal, September 2013

  • Dueck, Alexander; Rodejohann, Werner
  • Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol. 2013, Issue 9
  • DOI: 10.1007/JHEP09(2013)024

Impact of an eV-mass sterile neutrino on the neutrinoless double-beta decays: A Bayesian analysis
journal, August 2019


Direct Evidence for Neutrino Flavor Transformation from Neutral-Current Interactions in the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory
journal, June 2002


Search for creation of electrons in lab
journal, July 2018


Impacts of dark energy on weighing neutrinos after Planck 2015
journal, April 2016