Excitation of strong wakefields by intense neutrino bursts in a magnetized electron-positron plasma

A. Serbeto, L. A. Rios, J. T. Mendonça, P. K. Shukla, R. Bingham

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A classical fluid description is used to investigate nonlinear interactions between an electron-type neutrino burst and a collisionless magnetized electron-positron plasma. It is found that the symmetry between the electron and positron dynamics is broken due to the presence of intense neutrino bursts. The latter can excite strong upper-hybrid wakefields, which can produce unlimited acceleration of pairs across the external magnetic field direction via a surfatron mechanism. Implications of our results to the production of high-energy electrons and positrons in astrophysical environments are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)466-473
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2004


  • electric excitation
  • magnetic field effects
  • magnetization
  • plasmas
  • positrons

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