We consider the production of electron–positron pairs due to accelerated electrons in a strong wakefield that is created by intense neutrino bursts in plasmas. By using a classical fluid description, we investigate the generation of electrostatic wakefields at the plasma wave-breaking limit, and estimate the number of pairs that is produced by a trident process. We find that the pair concentration produced is huge, and this result can be very important in studies of astrophysical plasmas and in intense laser-plasma interaction experiments which are aimed to understanding several astrophysical phenomena in laboratory.
- electron–positron pairs
- accelerated electrons
- neutrino properties
Rios, L. A., Serbeto, A., Mendonca, J. T., Shukla, P. K., & Bingham, R. (2005). Pair production by a strong wakefield excited by intense neutrino bursts in plasmas. Physics Letters B, 606(1-2), 79-85. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2004.11.069