Flavor models in extra dimensions

Jose Valadez, University of Texas at El Paso


This thesis consists of implementing flavor symmetries in the context of extra dimensions. To the particle content of the Standard Model we add an additional scalar (flavon) field and we assume that all the fields propagate in the extra-dimensional space-time. When the flavon field acquires a vacuum expectation value the flavor symmetry is effectively broken thus generating the Yukawa textures associated with the particles. An specific model in 5D that reproduces all fermion masses, mixing angles and ratios is presented. ^

Subject Area

Physics, Elementary Particles and High Energy

Recommended Citation

Valadez, Jose, "Flavor models in extra dimensions" (2005). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI1428062.