Moduli are generic in string (M) theory. In a large class of gauge-mediated Supersymmetry breaking models, the fermionic components of such fields have very light masses, around the eV scale, and non-negligible mixing with active neutrinos, of order 10-4. Consequently, these fermions could play the role of sterile neutrinos to which active neutrinos oscillate, thus affecting measurements of solar neutrinos or of atmospheric neutrinos. They could also provide warm dark matter, thus affecting structure formation.
- Neutrino Physics
- Solar and Atmospheric Neutrinos
- Supersymmetric Standard Model
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics