# Fast neutrino flavor conversion as oscillations in a quartic potential

@article{Dasgupta2018FastNF,
title={Fast neutrino flavor conversion as oscillations in a quartic potential},
author={B. Dasgupta and Manibrata Sen},
journal={Physical Review D},
year={2018},
volume={97},
pages={023017}
}
• Published 2018
• Physics
• Physical Review D
Neutrinos in dense environments undergo collective pair conversions $\nu_e\bar{\nu}_e \leftrightarrow \nu_x\bar{\nu}_x$, where $x$ is a non-electron flavor, due to forward scattering off each other that may be a crucial ingredient for supernova explosions. Depending on the flavor-dependent local angular distributions of the neutrino fluxes, the conversion rate can be "fast", i.e., of the order $\mu=\sqrt{2}G_F n_\nu$, which can far exceed the usual neutrino oscillation frequency \$\omega=\Delta… Expand
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