Pair production by a strong wakefield excited by intense neutrino bursts in plasmas

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

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Abstract

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.
LanguageEnglish
Pages79-85
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics Letters B
Volume606
Issue number1-2
Early online date8 Dec 2004
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jan 2005

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Keywords

  • electron–positron pairs
  • accelerated electrons
  • plasma
  • neutrino properties

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