# LETTER: Neutrino Oscillations Induced by Gravitational Recoil Effects

@article{Lambiase2001LETTERNO, title={LETTER: Neutrino Oscillations Induced by Gravitational Recoil Effects}, author={Gaetano Lambiase}, journal={General Relativity and Gravitation}, year={2001}, volume={33}, pages={2151-2156} }

Quantum gravitational fluctuations of the space-time background, described by virtual D branes, may induce the neutrino oscillations if a tiny violation of the Lorentz invariance (or a violation of the equivalence principle) is required. In this approach, the oscillation length of massless neutrinos turns out to be proportional to E−2M, where E is the neutrino energy and M is the mass scale characterizing the topological fluctuations in the vacuum. Such a functional dependence on the energy is…

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