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Inverse Seesaw, dark matter and the Hubble tension

Authors
  • Fernandez-Martinez, Enrique
  • Pierre, Mathias
  • Pinsard, E.
  • Rosauro-alcaraz, Salvador
Publication Date
Jun 24, 2021
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HAL
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Language
English
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Abstract

We consider the inverse Seesaw scenario for neutrino masses with the approximate Lepton number symmetry broken dynamically by a scalar with Lepton number two. We show that the Majoron associated to the spontaneous symmetry breaking can alleviate the Hubble tension through its contribution to $\Delta N_\text{eff}$ and late decays to neutrinos. Among the additional fermionic states required for realizing the inverse Seesaw mechanism, sterile neutrinos at the keV-MeV scale can account for all the dark matter component of the Universe if produced via freeze-in from the decays of heavier degrees of freedom.

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