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Discovering sterile neutrinos lighter than M-W at the LHC

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Author(s):
Dib, Claudio O. [1, 2] ; Kim, C. S. [3, 4]
Total Authors: 2
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Tecn Federico Santa Maria, CCTVal, Valparaiso - Chile
[2] Univ Tecn Federico Santa Maria, Dept Phys, Valparaiso - Chile
[3] Yonsei Univ, IPAP, Seoul 120749 - South Korea
[4] Yonsei Univ, Dept Phys, Seoul 120749 - South Korea
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: Physical Review D; v. 92, n. 9 NOV 18 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 39
Abstract

We study the purely leptonic W decays W+ -> e(+) mu(-)e(+)nu(e) and W+ -> e(+)e(+)mu(-)(nu) over bar (mu) (or their charge conjugates) produced at the LHC, induced by sterile neutrinos with mass below MW in the intermediate state. While the first mode is induced by both Dirac or Majorana neutrinos, the second mode is induced only by Majorana neutrinos, as it violates lepton number. We find that, even when the final (anti-)neutrino goes undetected, one could distinguish between these two processes, thus distinguishing the Dirac or Majorana character of the sterile neutrinos, by studying the muon spectrum in the decays. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/11973-4 - ICTP South American Institute for Fundamental Research: a regional center for theoretical physics
Grantee:Nathan Jacob Berkovits
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants