Bimaximal neutrino mixing in a Zee-type model with badly broken flavor symmetry

Yoshio Koide, Ambar Ghosal
2001 Physical Review D, Particles and fields  
A Zee-type neutrino mass matrix model with a badly broken horizontal symmetry SU(3)_H is investigated. By putting a simple ansatz on the symmetry breaking effects of SU(3)_H for transition matrix elements, it is demonstrated that the model can give a nearly bimaximal neutrino mixing with the ratio Δ m^2_solar/Δ m^2_atm≃√(2) m_e/m_μ=6.7 × 10^-3, which are in excellent agreement with the observed data. In the near future, the lepton-number violating decay Z→μ^±τ^∓ will be observed.
doi:10.1103/physrevd.63.037301 fatcat:rnl3ixz5kfewdbvdlrhx4rsnji