Leptogenesis, neutrino masses and gauge unification

N Cosme
2004 Journal of High Energy Physics  
Leptogenesis is considered in its natural context where Majorana neutrinos fit in a gauge unification scheme and therefore couple to some extra gauge bosons. The masses of some of these gauge bosons are expected to be similar to those of the heavy Majorana particles, and this can have important consequences for leptogenesis. In fact, the effect can go both ways. Stricter bounds are obtained on one hand due to the dilution of the CP-violating effect by new decay and scattering channels, while,
more » ... channels, while, in a re-heating scheme, the presence of gauge couplings facilitates the re-population of the Majorana states. The latter effect allows in particular for smaller Dirac couplings.
doi:10.1088/1126-6708/2004/08/027 fatcat:nxx3xyq62jbnfgtaurlvbych5y