Dirac neutrino masses from generalized supersymmetry breaking

Durmuş A. Demir, Lisa L. Everett, Paul Langacker

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We demonstrate that Dirac neutrino masses in the experimentally preferred range are generated within supersymmetric gauge extensions of the standard model with a generalized supersymmetry breaking sector. If the superpotential neutrino Yukawa terms are forbidden by the gauge symmetry [such as a U(1)′], sub-eV scale effective Dirac mass terms can arise at tree level from hard supersymmetry breaking Yukawa couplings, or at one loop due to nonanalytic soft supersymmetry breaking trilinear scalar couplings. The radiative neutrino magnetic and electric dipole moments vanish at one-loop order.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number091804
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number9
StatePublished - Mar 7 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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