Physics International

Neutrino Mass Mechanisms in 3-3-1 Models: A Short Review

Carlos Antônio de Sousa Pires

DOI : 10.3844/pisp.2015.33.41

Physics International

Volume 6, Issue 1

Pages 33-41

Abstract

In this study we review some mechanisms that provide light neutrinos in the framework of 3-3-1 gauge models without exotic leptons. In regard to the minimal 3-3-1 model, we call the attention to the fact that the perturbative regime of the model goes until 5 TeV. This requires alternative mechanisms in order to generate light neutrinos. In this review we discuss two mechanisms capable of generating light neutrinos in the framework of the minimal 3-3-1 model. In regard to the 3-3-1 model with right-handed neutrinos, we call the attention to the fact that in it mechanisms that generate light left-handed neutrinos also generate light right-handed neutrinos. Finally, we call the attention to the fact that the 3-3-1 model with right-handed neutrinos accommodate naturally the inverse seesaw mechanism.

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© 2015 Carlos Antônio de Sousa Pires. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.