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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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
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jul 1997



  • neutrinos
  • plasma
  • Weber equation
  • conversion

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Bingham, R., Cairns, R. A., Dawson, J. M., Dendy, R. O., Lashmore-Davies, C. N., & Tsytovich, V. N. (1997). Conversion of neutrinos in dense plasmas. Physics Letters A, 232(3-4), 257-259.