Comment on 'Ponderomotive force due to neutrinos'

L. O. Silva, R. Bingham, J. M. Dawson, P. K. Shukla, N. L. Tsintsadze, J. T. Mendonca

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The derivation of the ponderomotive force due to neutrinos by Hardy and Melrose [Phys. Rev. D 54, 6491 (1996)] is based on a flawed analysis of the ponderomotive force concept. Their conclusions also contain an erroneous physical assumption related to the neutrino emission in supernovae. A correct analysis shows the importance of the ponderomotive force due to neutrinos in type II supernovae explosions.
Original languageEnglish
Article number68701
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review D
Publication statusPublished - 18 Aug 1999


  • supernovae explosions
  • neutrinos
  • ponderomotive force


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