Leptogenesis in a seesaw model with Fritzsch-type lepton mass matrices

Y. H. Ahn, Sin Kyu Kang, C. S. Kim, Jake Lee

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We investigate how the baryon asymmetry of our Universe via leptogenesis can be achieved within the framework of the seesaw model with Fritzsch-type lepton mass matrices proposed by Fukugita et al. We study the cases with CP-violating phases in charged-lepton Yukawa matrix, however, with and without Dirac neutrino Yukawa phases. We consider both flavor-independent and flavor-dependent leptogenesis, and demonstrate how they lead to different amounts of lepton asymmetries in detail. In particular, it is shown that flavor-dependent leptogenesis in this model can be achieved only for very tiny or zero values of CP phases in Dirac neutrino Yukawa matrix at the grand unified theory scale. In addition to the CP phases, for successful leptogenesis in the model it is required that the degeneracy of the heavy Majorana neutrino mass spectrum should be broken and we also show that the breakdown of the degeneracy can be radiatively induced.

Original languageEnglish
Article number073009
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Apr 25

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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