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Advances in High Energy Physics
Volume 2018, Article ID 4078657, 21 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/4078657
Research Article

Neutrino Mass, Coupling Unification, Verifiable Proton Decay, Vacuum Stability, and WIMP Dark Matter in SU(5)

Centre of Excellence in Theoretical and Mathematical Sciences, Siksha ‘O’Anusandhan (Deemed to be University), Khandagiri Square, Bhubaneswar 751030, Odisha, India

Correspondence should be addressed to M. K. Parida; ni.ca.aos@adirapanim

Received 5 April 2018; Accepted 24 May 2018; Published 6 August 2018

Academic Editor: Farinaldo Queiroz

Copyright © 2018 Biswonath Sahoo et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. The publication of this article was funded by SCOAP3.

Abstract

Nonsupersymmetric minimal SU(5) with Higgs representations and and standard fermions in is well known for its failure in unification of gauge couplings and lack of predicting neutrino masses. Like standard model, it is also affected by the instability of the Higgs scalar potential. We note that extending the Higgs sector by and not only leads to the popular type-II seesaw ansatz for neutrino masses with a lower bound on the triplet mass GeV, but also achieves precision unification of gauge couplings without proliferation of nonstandard light Higgs scalars or fermions near the TeV scale. Consistent with recent LUX-2016 lower bound, the model easily accommodates a singlet scalar WIMP dark matter near the TeV scale which resolves the vacuum stability issue even after inclusion of heavy triplet threshold effect. We estimate proton lifetime predictions for including uncertainties due to input parameters and threshold effects due to superheavy Higgs scalars and superheavy gauge bosons. The predicted lifetime is noted to be verifiable at Super Kamiokande and Hyper Kamiokande experiments.