The neutrino electron accelerator

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

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It is shown that a wake of electron plasma oscillations can be created by the nonlinear ponderomotive force of an intense neutrino flux. The electrons trapped in the plasma wakefield will be accelerated to high energies. Such processes may be important in supernovas and pulsars.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1998


  • accelerator
  • electrons
  • fluxes
  • neutrinos
  • oscillation
  • plasma
  • pulsars


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