Neutrino Landau damping

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

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Abstract

The kinetic regime of the collective interaction between neutrinos and electron plasma waves is described via the coupled kinetic equations for neutrinos and electrons. It is shown that neutrinos can Landau damp electron plasma waves. In dense stellar plasmas, this novel mechanism can play a significant role as an additional and much stronger turbulent plasma cooling process.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)265-272
Number of pages8
JournalPhysics Letters A
Volume270
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jun 2000

Keywords

  • astronomy
  • atomic particle
  • electron
  • energy
  • kinetics
  • mathematical analysis

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