New physics in W W γ at one loop via Majorana neutrinos
Current experimental data guarantees the presence of physics beyond the Standard Model in the neutrino sector. The responsible physical description might show itself through virtual effects on low-energy observables. In particular, massive neutrinos are able to produce contributions to the triple gauge coupling W W γ . The present paper deals with the calculation, estimation and analysis of one-loop contributions from Majorana neutrinos to the Lorentz-covariant W W γ parametrization. Our calculations show that C P -odd effects vanish exactly, whereas C P -even contributions, Δ κ and Δ Q , remain. According to our estimations, the effects from heavy neutrinos with masses in the range of hundreds of GeVs dominate over those from light neutrinos. This investigation shows that contributions from heavy Majorana neutrinos to the anomaly Δ κ could be as large as ∼O (10-3), one order of magnitude below the Standard-Model contribution. We find that the International Linear Collider, sensitive to triple gauge couplings participating in W W production, might measure these effects in electron-positron collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 800 GeV, as long as heavy-neutrino masses are ≳300 GeV and below ∼1500 GeV .
Physical Review D
- Pub Date:
- February 2023
- High Energy Physics - Phenomenology
- Accepted by Physical Review D for publication, 16 pages, 4 figures