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    Study of leptonic CP violation

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    The "complementary" Ansatz, Tr(Mν)=0(M_\nu)=0, where MνM_\nu is the prediagonal neutrino mass matrix, seems a plausible approximation for capturing in a self-contained way some of the content of Grand Unification. We study its consequences in the form of relations between the neutrino masses and CP violation phases.Comment: 8 pages, 1 figure, talk at MRST200

    Unified TeV Scale Picture of Baryogenesis and Dark Matter

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    We present a simple extension of MSSM which provides a unified picture of cosmological baryon asymmetry and dark matter. Our model introduces a gauge singlet field NN and a color triplet field XX which couple to the right--handed quark fields. The out--of equilibrium decay of the Majorana fermion NN mediated by the exchange of the scalar field XX generates adequate baryon asymmetry for MN100M_N \sim 100 GeV and MXM_X \sim TeV. The scalar partner of NN (denoted N~1\tilde{N}_1) is naturally the lightest SUSY particle as it has no gauge interactions and plays the role of dark matter. N~1\tilde{N}_1 annihilates into quarks efficiently in the early universe via the exchange of the fermionic X~\tilde{X} field. The model is experimentally testable in (i) neutron--antineutron oscillations with a transition time estimated to be around 101010^{10} sec, (ii) discovery of colored particles XX at LHC with mass of order TeV, and (iii) direct dark matter detection with a predicted cross section in the observable range.Comment: 10 pages, one reference updated. Version to appear in Phys. Rev. Let

    Leptonic CP violation in a two parameter model

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    We further study the "complementary" Ansatz, Tr(Mν)(M_\nu)=0, for a prediagonal light Majorana type neutrino mass matrix. Previously, this was studied for the CP conserving case and the case where the two Majorana type CP violating phases were present but the Dirac type CP violating phase was neglected. Here we employ a simple geometric algorithm which enables us to "solve" the Ansatz including all three CP violating phases. Specifically, given the known neutrino oscillation data and an assumed two parameter (the third neutrino mass m3m_3 and the Dirac CP phase δ\delta) family of inputs we predict the neutrino masses and Majorana CP phases. Despite the two parameter ambiguity, interesting statements emerge. There is a characteristic pattern of interconnected masses and CP phases. For large m3m_3 the three neutrinos are approximately degenerate. The only possibility for a mass hierarchy is to have m3m_3 smaller than the other two. A hierarchy with m3m_3 largest is not allowed. Small CP violation is possible only near two special values of m3m_3. Also, the neutrinoless double beta decay parameter is approximately bounded as 0.020 eV <mee<<|m_{ee}|< 0.185 eV. As a byproduct of looking at physical amplitudes we discuss an alternative parameterization of the lepton mixing matrix which results in simpler formulas. The physical meaning of this parameterization is explained.Comment: 12 pages, 1 figur

    Fine structure of beta decay endpoint spectrum

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    We note that the fine structure at the endpoint region of the beta decay spectrum is now essentially known using neutrino oscillation data, if the mass of one neutrino is specified. This may help to identify the effects of nonzero neutrino masses in future experiments. An exact treatment of phase space kinematics is used. This work is independent of theoretical models. Additional restrictions due to the assumption of a so-called "complementary ansatz" for the neutrino mass matrix are also discussed.Comment: 9 pages, 8 figure

    Complementary Ansatz for the neutrino mass matrix

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    We propose a simple Ansatz for the three generation neutrino mass matrix MνM_\nu which is motivated from an SO(10) grand unified theory. The Ansatz can be combined with information from neutrino oscillation experiments and bounds on neutrinoless double beta decay to determine the neutrino masses themselves and to reconstruct, with some assumptions, the matrix Mν M_\nu .Comment: 15 pages, RevteX, submitted to Phys. Rev.

    Investigating the Light Scalar Mesons

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    We first briefly review a treatment of the scalars in meson meson scattering based on a non-linear chiral Lagrangian, with unitarity implemented by a "local" modification of the scalar propagators. It is shown that the main results are confirmed by a treatment in the SU(3) linear sigma model in which unitarity is implemented "globally". Some remarks are made on the speculative subject of the scalars' quark structure.Comment: 9 pages,3 figures,talk at hadron2001, Protvin

    Les lacs et retenues collinaires en Tunisie

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