A charged lepton contribution to the solar neutrino mixing induces a contribution to theta(13), barring cancellations or correlations, which is independent of the model building options in the neutrino sector. We illustrate two robust arguments for that contribution to be within the expected sensitivity of high intensity neutrino beam experiments. We find that the case in which the neutrino sector gives rise to a maximal solar angle (the natural situation if the hierarchy is inverse) leads to a theta(13) close to or exceeding the experimental bound depending on the precise values of theta(12), theta(23), an unknown phase and possible additional contributions. We finally discuss the possibility that the solar angle originates predominantly in the charged lepton sector. We find that the construction of a model of this sort is more complicated. We comment on a recent example of natural model of this type.

Charged lepton contributions to the solar neutrino mixing and theta(13)

Romanino, Andrea
2004

Abstract

A charged lepton contribution to the solar neutrino mixing induces a contribution to theta(13), barring cancellations or correlations, which is independent of the model building options in the neutrino sector. We illustrate two robust arguments for that contribution to be within the expected sensitivity of high intensity neutrino beam experiments. We find that the case in which the neutrino sector gives rise to a maximal solar angle (the natural situation if the hierarchy is inverse) leads to a theta(13) close to or exceeding the experimental bound depending on the precise values of theta(12), theta(23), an unknown phase and possible additional contributions. We finally discuss the possibility that the solar angle originates predominantly in the charged lepton sector. We find that the construction of a model of this sort is more complicated. We comment on a recent example of natural model of this type.
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