Horizontal flavor chirality, the canonical fermion mass matrix, and an alternative CP-nonconservation scenario

Aharon Davidson, Kameshwar C. Wali

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Abstract

Horizontal flavor chirality and a minimal Higgs system are combined for uniquely establishing a "canonical" fermion mass matrix, reflecting pure nearest-neighbor Yukawa interactions, for any arbitrary number of generations. The quark-mass matrices then become tightly correlated by the anomaly-free equations, admitting neither strong nor weak CP nonconservation. The resulting horizontal CP nonconservation is then truly superweak, signifying the existence of an energy oasis around a few hundred teraelectronvolts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)691-694
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume46
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1981
Externally publishedYes

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