Leading order textures for lepton mass matrices

Journal Article

In theories with three light neutrinos, certain simplicity assumptions allow the construction of a complete list of leading order lepton mass matrices. These matrices are consistent with (Formula presented) and (Formula presented) as suggested by measurements of atmospheric and solar neutrino fluxes. The list contains twelve generic cases: two have three degenerate neutrinos, eight have two neutrinos forming a Dirac state, and in only two cases is one neutrino much heavier than the other two. For each of these twelve generic cases the possible forms for the perturbations which yield (Formula presented) are given. Ten special textures are also found. © 1999 The American Physical Society.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hall, LJ; Smith, D

Published Date

  • May 10, 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 59 / 11

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1550-2368

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1550-7998

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevD.59.113013

Citation Source

  • Scopus