Medium effects in supernovae constraints on light mediators

@article{Cerdeo2021MediumEI,
  title={Medium effects in supernovae constraints on light mediators},
  author={David G. Cerde{\~n}o and Marina Cermeno and M. 'Angeles P'erez-Garc'ia and Elliott Reid},
  journal={Physical Review D},
  year={2021}
}
In this article, we reevaluate supernovae (SN) constraints on the diffusion time of neutrinos for a family of extensions of the Standard Model that incorporate new light scalar and vector mediators. We compute the neutrino mean free path, taking into account medium effects in the neutrino-nucleon scattering cross-section, and a radial dependence of the density, energy, and temperature inside the proto-neutron star to determine the coupling strengths compatible with SN1987A constraints on the… Expand

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