May 7 – 9, 2018
University of Pittsburgh
US/Eastern timezone

Displaced vertex signature of type-I seesaw

May 7, 2018, 4:45 PM
G-28 (Benedum Hall)


Benedum Hall

parallel talk Neutrinos I


Digesh Raut (University of Alabama)


A certain class of new physics models includes long-lived, electrically charge-neutral particles. A displaced vertex is a spectacular signature to probe such particles productions at the high energy colliders, with almost zero background. In the context the minimal gauged $B-L$ extended Standard Model (SM), we consider a pair creation of Majorana right-handed neutrinos (RHNs) at the high energy colliders through the production of the SM and the $B-L$ Higgs bosons and their subsequent decays into RHNs. With parameters reproducing the neutrino oscillation data, we show that the RHNs are long-lived and their displaced vertex signature can be observed at the next generation displaced vertex search experiments, such as HL-LHC, MATHUSLA, LHeC, and FCC-eh. We find that the lifetime of the RHNs is controlled by the lightest light neutrino mass, which leads to a correlation between the displaced vertex search and the search limit of the future neutrinoless double beta-decay experiments.


displaced vertex searches at collider

Primary authors

Digesh Raut (University of Alabama) Prof. Nobuchika Okada SUDIP JANA (OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY)

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