Neutrino kinetics in dense astrophysical plasmas

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

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Abstract

Starting from the effective potentials describing the interaction of a single neutrino with a background species and the concept of ponderomotive force of neutrinos, we develop a collisionless relativistic kinetic theory for neutrinos coupled with a background medium. This formalism provides the basic tool for the physics of collective neutrino-plasma interactions. Comparison with equivalent kinetic equations derived using the methods of finite-temperature quantum field theory is presented. Astrophysical scenarios in which collective neutrino-plasma interactions can play an important role are discussed.
LanguageEnglish
Pages481-484
Number of pages4
JournalAstrophysical Journal Supplement
Volume127
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2000

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Keywords

  • neutrino plasma interactions
  • neutrino kinetics
  • astrophysical plasmas

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Silva, L. O. ; Bingham, R. ; Dawson, J. M. ; Mendonca, J. T. ; Shukla, P. K. / Neutrino kinetics in dense astrophysical plasmas. In: Astrophysical Journal Supplement . 2000 ; Vol. 127, No. 2. pp. 481-484.
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In: Astrophysical Journal Supplement , Vol. 127, No. 2, 04.2000, p. 481-484.

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