Visible neutrino decays and the impact of the daughter-neutrino mass

AndrĂ© de GouvĂȘa, Manibrata Sen, Jean Weill.


We compute the differential decay width of two- and three-body neutrino decays, assuming neutrinos are Dirac fermions and allowing for the possibility that the decay-daughters have nonzero masses. We examine different hypotheses for the interaction that mediates neutrino decay and concentrate on identifying circumstances where the decay-daughters can significantly impact the neutrino-decay signature at different experiments. We are especially interested in decay daughters produced by right-chiral neutrino fields, when the mass of the daughter plays a decisive role. As a concrete example, we compare the effects of visible and invisible antineutrino decays at the JUNO experimental setup.

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