TY - JOUR

T1 - Dynamical torsion as the microscopic origin of the neutrino seesaw

AU - Zubkov, M. A.

N1 - Funding Information:
This paper has appeared as a result of the discussions with V. A. Miransky. The author is grateful to him for these discussions, for careful reading of the manuscript, remarks and corrections. The author benefited from discussions with D. I. Diakonov and from useful correspondence with I. L. Shapiro. The continuous support, sharing ideas and discussions with G. E. Volovik are kindly acknowledged. The work is supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.

PY - 2014/7/10

Y1 - 2014/7/10

N2 - It is assumed, that there are two scales in quantum gravity. Metric fluctuates at the scales of the order of the Planck mass. The second scale MT is related to the fluctuations of torsion. We suppose, that it may be as low as MT∼1 TeV. Due to the non-minimal coupling to torsion, the attractive interaction between the fermions appear. The non-minimal coupling admits the appearance of different coupling constants for different fermions. This opens the possibility that the interaction with torsion gives the Majorana masses for the right-handed neutrinos (that are assumed to be of the order of MT). We suppose, that the Dirac masses for the neutrino are all close to the mass of electron. This gives the light neutrino masses ≤0.25 eV. In addition, the model predicts the appearance of Majorons that may contribute to the dark matter as well as to the invisible decay of the 125 GeV Higgs boson.

AB - It is assumed, that there are two scales in quantum gravity. Metric fluctuates at the scales of the order of the Planck mass. The second scale MT is related to the fluctuations of torsion. We suppose, that it may be as low as MT∼1 TeV. Due to the non-minimal coupling to torsion, the attractive interaction between the fermions appear. The non-minimal coupling admits the appearance of different coupling constants for different fermions. This opens the possibility that the interaction with torsion gives the Majorana masses for the right-handed neutrinos (that are assumed to be of the order of MT). We suppose, that the Dirac masses for the neutrino are all close to the mass of electron. This gives the light neutrino masses ≤0.25 eV. In addition, the model predicts the appearance of Majorons that may contribute to the dark matter as well as to the invisible decay of the 125 GeV Higgs boson.

KW - Torsion

KW - dynamical electroweak symmetry breaking

KW - neutrino seesaw

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84904388527&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1142/S0217732314501119

DO - 10.1142/S0217732314501119

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AN - SCOPUS:84904388527

SN - 0217-7323

VL - 29

JO - Modern Physics Letters A

JF - Modern Physics Letters A

IS - 21

M1 - 1450111

ER -