Syndetic extension of baryon and lepton numbers: Proton decay and long-lived dark matter

Ernest Ma, Koji Tsumura

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Abstract

The well-known baryon and lepton numbers of the standard model of quarks and leptons are extended to include new fermions and bosons in a simple structure with several essential features. The usual heavy right-handed neutrino singlets (for neutrino mass and leptogenesis) are related to the axion which solves the strong CP problem. At the same time, baryon number is broken softly, allowing the proton to decay. Associated with this breaking, a long-lived dark-matter candidate (called the pseudosakharon) emerges. This new insight connects proton decay to a new component of dark matter.

Original languageEnglish
Article number035037
JournalPhysical Review D
Volume98
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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