Observable N-N oscillation in high scale seesaw models. Academic Article uri icon


  • We discuss a realistic high scale (nu(B-L) approximately 10(12) GeV) supersymmetric seesaw model based on the gauge group SU(2)L x SU(2)R x SU(4)c where neutron-antineutron oscillation can be in the observable range. This is contrary to the naive dimensional arguments which say that tau(N-N) is proportional to nu(B-L)5 and should therefore be unobservable for seesaw scale nu(B-L) > or = 10(5) GeV. Two reasons for this enhancement are (i) accidental symmetries which keep some of the diquark Higgs masses at the weak scale and (ii) a new supersymmetric contribution from a lower dimensional operator. The net result is that tau(N-N) is proportional to nu(B-L)2 nu(wk)3 rather than nu(B-L)5. The model also can explain the origin of matter via the leptogenesis mechanism and predicts light diquark states which can be produced at LHC.

published proceedings

  • Phys Rev Lett

author list (cited authors)

  • Dutta, B., Mimura, Y., & Mohapatra, R. N.

citation count

  • 21

complete list of authors

  • Dutta, Bhaskar||Mimura, Yukihiro||Mohapatra, RN

publication date

  • February 2006