Zero Textures of the Neutrino Mass Matrix from Cyclic Family Symmetry

Department of Physics, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla 171005, India
Physics Letters B (Impact Factor: 6.02). 06/2011; 701(5). DOI: 10.1016/j.physletb.2011.06.046
Source: arXiv

ABSTRACT We present the symmetry realization of the phenomenologically viable
Frampton-Glashow-Marfatia (FGM) two zero texture neutrino mass matrices in the
flavor basis within the framework of the type (I+II) seesaw mechanism natural
to SO(10) grand unification. A small Abelian cyclic symmetry group $Z_3$ is
used to realize these textures except for class C for which the symmetry is
enlarged to $Z_4$. The scalar sector is restricted to the Standard Model (SM)
Higgs doublet to suppress the flavor changing neutral currents. Other scalar
fields used for symmetry realization are at the most two scalar triplets and,
in some cases, a complex scalar singlet. Symmetry realization of one zero
textures has, also, been presented.

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