In models featuring exact mixing patterns the mass matrices that define the effective light neutrino mass matrix and the light neutrino matrix itself are form-diagonalizable. We study leptogenesis in type I seesaw models in these contexts pointing out that the CP asymmetry in right-handed neutrino decays vanishes as a consequence of the mass matrices being form-diagonalizable. A non-vanishing CP asymmetry arises once deviations from the exact mixing scheme, induced by higher order effective operators, is allowed. Finally we discuss alternative pathways to viable leptogenesis in these kind of models.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2011|
|Event||conference - |
Duration: 1 Dec 2011 → …
|Period||1/12/11 → …|