When lepton flavour effects in thermal leptogenesis are active, they introduce important differences with respect to the case in which they are neglected, the so-called one-flavour approximation. We investigate analytically and numerically the transition from the one-flavour to the two-flavour case when the tau-lepton flavour becomes distinguishable from the other two flavours. We study the impact of the oscillations of the asymmetries in lepton flavour space on the final lepton asymmetries, for the hierarchical right-handed neutrino mass spectrum. Flavour oscillations project the lepton state on the flavour basis very efficiently. We conclude that flavour effects are relevant typically for M(1) less than or similar to 10(12) GeV, where M(1) is the mass of the lightest right-handed neutrino.
|Titolo:||On the impact of flavour oscillations in leptogenesis|
|Autori:||De Simone A; Riotto A|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2007|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1088/1475-7516/2007/02/005|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Journal article|