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Type III Seesaw


  • Carla Biggio
    • Institut de Fisica d'Altes Energies (IFAE), Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB), Spain
    • email: biggio _at_
  • Florian Bonnet
    • Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN), Sezione di Padova, Italy
    • email: florian.bonnet _at_

Model Description

This model describes the minimal realisation of the Type III Seesaw. It is an extension of the SM where a fermionic triplet is add to the matter content. The fermionic triplet is introduced under the form of a heavy Dirac charged lepton tr+/- and a heavy Majorana neutral lepton tr0.


  • "mu->e gamma and tau->l gamma decays in the fermion triplet seesaw", A. Abada, C. Biggio, F. Bonnet, B. Gavela, T. Hambye, Phys. Rev. D78 (2008) 033007.
  • "Implementation of the Type III Seesaw model in FeynRules/MadGraph? and prospect for discovery with LHC data", C. Biggio, F. Bonnet, xxxxx

Model Files

  • For MadGraph/MadEvent and BRIDGE users: this is a modified version of the file, that can be useful when dealing with small mixing angles (the original file sets to zero couplings smaller than 10-5)
  • typeIIIseesaw.nb: this is a Mathematica notebook that loads the model and export it to the MadGraph and CalcHep format.


In order to validate the implementation of the model we have checked several processes:

  • Comparison with the FeynRules generated Standard Model in MadGraph (sm_FR) of SM 2-to-2 processes :
    • l+l- -> ll
    • l+l- -> VV
    • VV -> VV
    • HH -> VV
    • GG -> GG
    • qq~ -> qq~
    • qq~ -> VV
    • qq~ -> GG

  • Comparison with the FeynRules generated Standard Model in MadGraph (sm_FR) of SM particles decay widths and branching ratios calculated with BRIDGE

  • Comparison with previous studies (see Phys.Rev D78 (2008) 033002) of the production cross section of a pair of triplets at the LHC with 14 TeV as center-of-mass energy:
    • pp -> tr+tr-
    • pp -> tr+/-tr0

Details of the validation procedure can be found in the related notice draft.


The model has been tested on the following machines configurations: iMac Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X 10.6.6, FeynRules v1.4.XX, Mathematica 8 MacBook? Intel Core Duo, Mac OS X 10.4.11, FeynRules v1.4.3, Mathematica 6 XX, Linux ??, FeynRules XX, Mathematica XX


We implemented the couplings to Goldstone bosons so the implementation allows for the use of Feynman gauge. We have checked that the exportation to the CalcHep format is successfull however we did not check the CalcHep output.

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