Modulational instabilities in neutrino-antineutrino interactions

  title={Modulational instabilities in neutrino-antineutrino interactions},
  author={Mattias Marklund and Padma Kant Shukla and Gerold Betschart and Lennart Stenflo and Dan Anderson and Mietek Lisak},
  journal={Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics},
Using a semiclassical approach, we analyze the collective behavior of neutrinos and antineutrinos in a dense background. Applying the Wigner transform technique, we show that the interaction can be modeled by a coupled system of nonlinear Vlasov-like equations. From these equations, we derive a dispersion relation for neutrino-antineutrino interactions on a general background. The dispersion relation admits a novel modulational instability. Moreover, we investigate the modifications of the… Expand
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