Effective alignments as building blocks of flavor models

Research paper by Ivo de Medeiros Varzielas, Thomas Neder, Ye-Ling Zhou

Indexed on: 25 Jun '18Published on: 20 Jun '18Published in: Physical Review D


Author(s): Ivo de Medeiros Varzielas, Thomas Neder, and Ye-Ling Zhou Flavor models typically rely on flavons—scalars that break the family symmetry by acquiring vacuum expectation values in specific directions. We develop the idea of effective alignments, i.e., cases where the contractions of multiple flavons give rise to directions that are hard or impossible to obt... [Phys. Rev. D 97, 115033] Published Wed Jun 20, 2018