Neutrino mixing and the exponential form of the Pontecorvo-Maki-Nakagawa- Sakata matrix

G. Dattoli, K.V. Zhukovsky

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The form of the neutrino mixing matrix is discussed. The exponential parameterisation of the Pontecorvo-Maki-Nakagawa-Sakata (PMNS) matrix is proposed and the generation of the new unitary parameterisation of the neutrino mixing matrix by the exponential form is demonstrated. The CP violating phase and the Majorana phases in the PMNS matrix are accounted for by a special term, separated from the rotational one. The O(3) rotation matrix in the angle-axis form is discussed in the context of such a representation of the mixing matrix. Its properties are reviewed in the context of the unitarity requirement. © 2008 Springer-Verlag / Società Italiana di Fisica.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)547 - 552
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2008
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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