Sterile neutrinos and the solar mixing

J. C. Gómez-Izquierdo, A. Pérez-Lorenzana

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Neutrino mixing matrix appears to be close to bimaximal mixing, but for the solar angle which is definitively smaller than 45 degrees. Whereas it seems quite easy to understand bimaximal mixings, as in models using Le - Lμ - Lτ global symmetries, understanding the 12 degrees of deviation in the observed solar angle seems less simple. We suggest that such a deviation could be due to a light sterile neutrino that mixes with the active sector. The mass scale needed to produce the effect is shown to be smaller than atmospheric scale, and thus, irrelevant for LSND.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPARTICLES AND FIELDS
Subtitle of host publicationX Mexican Workshop on Particles and Fields
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0735403511, 9780735403512
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2006
EventPARTICLES AND FIELDS: X Mexican Workshop on Particles and Fields - Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico
Duration: 6 Nov 200512 Nov 2005

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume857 A
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


ConferencePARTICLES AND FIELDS: X Mexican Workshop on Particles and Fields
CityMorelia, Michoacan


  • Neutrino oscillations
  • Sterile neutrinos


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