A plausible explanation for the existence of additional light sterile neutrinos is that they correspond to modulini, fermionic partners of moduli, which propagate in new large dimensions. We discuss the phenomenological implications of such states and show that solar neutrino oscillation is well described by small angle MSW oscillation to the tower of Kaluza-Klein states associated with the modulini. In the optimal case the recoil electron energy spectrum agrees precisely with the measured one, in contrast to the single sterile neutrino case which is disfavoured. We also consider how all oscillation phenomena can be explained in a model including bulk neutrino states. In particular, we show that a naturally maximal mixing for atmospheric neutrinos can be easily obtained. (C) 2000 Published by Elsevier Science B.V.
|Titolo:||Solar neutrino oscillation from large extra dimensions|
|Autori:||Lukas A; Ramond P; Romanino A; Ross GG|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2000|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/S0370-2693(00)01206-5|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Journal article|