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Baryogenesis via leptogenesis: Spontaneous B and L violation

Fileviez Pérez, Pavel and Murgui, Clara and Plascencia, Alexis D. (2021) Baryogenesis via leptogenesis: Spontaneous B and L violation. Physical Review D, 104 (5). Art. No. 055007. ISSN 2470-0010. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.104.055007.

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In order to address the baryon asymmetry in the Universe one needs to understand the origin of baryon and lepton number violation. In this article, we discuss the mechanism of baryogenesis via leptogenesis to explain the matter-antimatter asymmetry in theories with spontaneous breaking of baryon and lepton number. In this context, a lepton asymmetry is generated through the out-of-equilibrium decays of right-handed neutrinos at the high-scale, while local baryon number must be broken below the multi-TeV scale to satisfy the cosmological bounds on the dark matter relic density. We demonstrate how the lepton asymmetry generated via leptogenesis can be converted in two different ways: (a) in the theory predicting Majorana dark matter the lepton asymmetry is converted into a baryon asymmetry, and (b) in the theory with Dirac dark matter the decays of right-handed neutrinos can generate lepton and dark matter asymmetries that are then partially converted into a baryon asymmetry. Consequently, we show how to explain the matter-antimatter asymmetry, the dark matter relic density and neutrino masses in theories for local baryon and lepton number.

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Murgui, Clara0000-0002-7087-4796
Plascencia, Alexis D.0000-0001-6393-4802
Additional Information:© 2021 Published by the American Physical Society under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license. Further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the published article’s title, journal citation, and DOI. Funded by SCOAP3. Received 4 April 2021; accepted 5 August 2021; published 8 September 2021. The work of P. F. P. has been supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of High Energy Physics, under Award No. DE-SC0020443. The work of C. M. is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of High Energy Physics, under Award No. DE-SC0011632 and by the Walter Burke Institute for Theoretical Physics.
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