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On resonant leptogenesis

Published inJournal of cosmology and astroparticle physics, vol. 2007, no. 08, p. 013-013
Publication date2007
Abstract

It has been recently shown that the quantum Boltzmann equations may be relevant for the leptogenesis scenario. In particular, they lead to a time-dependent CP asymmetry which depends upon the previous dynamics of the system. This memory effect in the CP asymmetry is particularly important in resonant leptogenesis where the asymmetry is generated by the decays of nearly mass-degenerate right-handed neutrinos. We study the impact of the nontrivial time evolution of the CP asymmetry in resonant leptogenesis, both in the one-flavour case and with flavour effects included. We show that significant qualitative and quantitative differences arise with respect to the case in which the time dependence of the CP asymmetry is neglected.

Keywords
  • Baryon asymmetry
  • Cosmology of theories beyond the SM
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DE SIMONE, Andrea, RIOTTO, Antonio Walter. On resonant leptogenesis. In: Journal of cosmology and astroparticle physics, 2007, vol. 2007, n° 08, p. 013–013. doi: 10.1088/1475-7516/2007/08/013
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