Tribimaximal neutrino mixing from A4 replication

Christopher D. Carone, Richard Lebed

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Abstract

Motivated by dimensional deconstruction, we propose a model of tribimaximal neutrino mixing based on A4×A4 symmetry. In this model, the two triplet symmetry-breaking fields of conventional A4 models are taken to transform under different A4 group factors, but are not distinguished by any other quantum numbers. An additional bi-triplet flavon field breaks A4×A4 to its diagonal subgroup. If the bi-triplet transforms under an additional Z3 symmetry, we show that one can construct a general, renormalizable superpotential that yields the desired pattern of symmetry breaking. We identify the features that this model has in common with a deconstructed 5D theory in which A4is a subgroup of a continuous gauged flavor symmetry in the bulk.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)454-458
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume696
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 14 2011

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Keywords

  • Deconstruction
  • Neutrino mixing
  • Non-Abelian family symmetry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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