Neutrino mass, sneutrino dark matter and signals of lepton flavor violation in the MRSSM

Abhishek Kumar, David Tucker-Smith, Neal Weiner

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    Abstract

    We study the phenomenology of mixed-sneutrino dark matter in the Minimal R-symmetric Supersymmetric Standard Model (MRSSM). Mixed sneutrinos fit naturally within the MRSSM, as the smallness (or absence) of neutrino Yukawa couplings singles out sneutrino A-terms as the only ones not automatically forbidden by R-symmetry. We perform a study of randomly generated sneutrino mass matrices and find that (i) the measured value of Ω dm is well within the range of typical values obtained for the relic abundance of the lightest sneutrino, (ii) with small lepton-number-violating mass terms m 2 nnññ for the right-handed sneutrinos, random matrices satisfying the Ω dm constraint have a decent probability of satisfying direct detection constraints, and much of the remaining parameter space will be probed by upcoming experiments, (iii) the m 2 nnññ terms radiatively generate appropriately small Majorana neutrino masses, with neutrino oscillation data favoring a mostly sterile lightest sneutrino with a dominantly μ/τ-flavored active component, and (iv) a sneutrino LSP with a significant μ component can lead to striking signals of e-μ flavor violation in dilepton invariant-mass distributions at the LHC.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Article number111
    JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
    Volume2010
    Issue number9
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2010

    Keywords

    • Supersymmetry phenomenology

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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