We study the general properties of hierarchical fermion mass matrices in which the small eigenvalues are stable with respect to perturbations of the matrix entries and we consider specific applications to the charged lepton contribution to neutrino mixing. In particular, we show that the latter can account for the whole lepton mixing. In this case a value of sin θ13≳ me/mμsin θ23≈ 0.03, as observed, can be obtained without the need of any fine-tuning, and present data allow to determine the last row of the charged lepton mass matrix with good accuracy. We also consider the case in which the neutrino sector only provides a maximal 12 rotation and show that i) present data provide a 2σ evidence for a non-vanishing 31 entry of the charged lepton mass matrix and ii) a plausible texture for the latter can account at the same time for the atmospheric mixing angle, the θ13angle, and the deviation of the θ12angle from π/2 without fine-tuning or tension with data. Finally, we show that the so-called “inverted order” of the 12 and 23 rotations in the charged lepton sector can be obtained without fine-tuning, up to corrections of order me/mμ. © 2014, The Author(s).
|Titolo:||Stable fermion mass matrices and the charged lepton contribution to neutrino mixing|
|Autori:||Marzocca D.; Romanino A.|
|Rivista:||JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1007/JHEP11(2014)159|
|Fulltext via DOI:||10.1007/JHEP11(2014)159|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Journal article|