Conversion of neutrinos in dense plasmas

R. Bingham, R.A. Cairns, J.M. Dawson, R.O. Dendy, C.N. Lashmore-Davies, V.N. Tsytovich

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Abstract

The conversion of electron neutrinos into either a tau or muon neutrino in a dense plasma, such as in the solar interior, is shown to be described by the Weber equation. We show that the problem is related to propagation through a potential barrier and is identical to classical mode conversion problems in inhomogeneour fluids and plasmas.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-259
Number of pages3
JournalPhysics Letters A
Volume232
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jul 1997

Keywords

  • neutrinos
  • plasma
  • Weber equation
  • conversion

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