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Title: Gravitational waves from neutrino mass and dark matter genesis

Abstract

We introduce a model in which the genesis of dark matter (DM) and neutrino masses is associated with a first-order phase transition of a scalar singlet field. During the phase transition a source right-handed neutrino (RHN) acquires a spacetime-dependent mass dynamically, a small fraction of which is converted via resonant oscillations into a very weakly mixed dark RHN which decays to a dark matter RHN with the observed relic abundance. Neutrino masses are generated via a traditional two RHN type-I seesaw between a fourth RHN and the source neutrino. The gravitational waves produced during the phase transition have a peak frequency that increases with the DM mass, and are detectable at future gravitational-wave interferometers for DM masses above ~1 MeV. Since the source RHNs are heavier than the electroweak scale, successful leptogenesis is also attainable.

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Research Org.:
Univ. of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI (United States). High Energy Physics Group
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP); National Science Foundation (NSF); Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC); European Union (EU)
OSTI Identifier:
1714407
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1779903
Grant/Contract Number:  
de-sc0010504; SC0010504; PHY-1607611; L000296/1; 690575; 674896
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review D
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Physical Review D Journal Volume: 102 Journal Issue: 9; Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010
Publisher:
American Physical Society
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

Citation Formats

Di Bari, Pasquale, Marfatia, Danny, and Zhou, Ye-Ling. Gravitational waves from neutrino mass and dark matter genesis. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.102.095017.
Di Bari, Pasquale, Marfatia, Danny, & Zhou, Ye-Ling. Gravitational waves from neutrino mass and dark matter genesis. United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.102.095017
Di Bari, Pasquale, Marfatia, Danny, and Zhou, Ye-Ling. Mon . "Gravitational waves from neutrino mass and dark matter genesis". United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.102.095017.
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title = {Gravitational waves from neutrino mass and dark matter genesis},
author = {Di Bari, Pasquale and Marfatia, Danny and Zhou, Ye-Ling},
abstractNote = {We introduce a model in which the genesis of dark matter (DM) and neutrino masses is associated with a first-order phase transition of a scalar singlet field. During the phase transition a source right-handed neutrino (RHN) acquires a spacetime-dependent mass dynamically, a small fraction of which is converted via resonant oscillations into a very weakly mixed dark RHN which decays to a dark matter RHN with the observed relic abundance. Neutrino masses are generated via a traditional two RHN type-I seesaw between a fourth RHN and the source neutrino. The gravitational waves produced during the phase transition have a peak frequency that increases with the DM mass, and are detectable at future gravitational-wave interferometers for DM masses above ~1 MeV. Since the source RHNs are heavier than the electroweak scale, successful leptogenesis is also attainable.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevD.102.095017},
journal = {Physical Review D},
number = 9,
volume = 102,
place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {11}
}

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