Generation of magnetic fields by nonuniform neutrino beams

P. K Shukla, L Stenflo, R Bingham, H. A Bethe, J. M Dawson, J. T Mendonça

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It is shown that the ponderomotive force of a nonuniform intense neutrino beam can generate large scale quasi-stationary magnetic fields in a dense electron plasma. This mechanism can be responsible for the origin of magnetic fields in the early universe.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-183
Number of pages3
JournalPhysics Letters A
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 25 Aug 1997


  • neutrino beam
  • magnetic field
  • electron plasma


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