• Neutron-antineutron oscillations and SO (10) grand unification

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      δB=2 transitions; B-L violation; survival hypothesis; intermediate mass-scales; partial unification; Pati-Salam symmetry

    • Abstract


      Within the framework of the survival hypothesis for Higgs scalars we comprehensively examine the following question: could there be neutron-antineutron oscillations in SO(10) grand unified theories which would be detectable in the forthcoming experiments? In the process of answering this, we critically discuss and supplement the existing knowledge of the relevant patterns of SO(10) symmetry breakdown in relation to the said oscillations. However, our conclusions are negative with the oscillation period being 1025 years or higher.

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      Amitava Raychaudhuri1 Probir Roy1 2

      1. Physics Department, University of Calcutta, 92 A P C Road, Calcultta - 700 009, India
      2. Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bombay - 400 005, India
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  • Pramana – Journal of Physics | News

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