Scotogenic gauge mechanism for neutrino mass and dark matter

Phung Van Dong, Nguyen Huy Thao
Author affiliations


  • Phung Van Dong Phenikaa Institute for Advanced Study, Phenikaa University, Yen Nghia, Ha Dong, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Nguyen Huy Thao Department of Physics, Hanoi Pedagogical University 2, Phuc Yen, Vinh Phuc, Vietnam



Scotogenic is a scheme for neutrino mass generation through the one-loop contribution of an inert scalar doublet and three sterile neutrinos. This work argues that such inert scalar doublet is a Goldstone boson mode associated with a gauge symmetry breaking. Hence, the resultant scotogenic gauge mechanism is very predictive, generating neutrino mass as contributed by a new gauge boson doublet that eats such Goldstone bosons. The dark matter stability is manifestly ensured by a matter parity as residual gauge symmetry for which a vector dark matter candidate is hinted.


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How to Cite

V. D. Phung and T. Nguyen Huy, “Scotogenic gauge mechanism for neutrino mass and dark matter”, Comm. Phys., vol. 34, no. 2, p. 115, Jun. 2024.



Received 27-02-2024
Accepted 01-05-2024
Published 11-06-2024