Supernova Neutrinos: Fast Flavor Conversions Near the Core

@article{Sen2018SupernovaNF,
  title={Supernova Neutrinos: Fast Flavor Conversions Near the Core},
  author={Manibrata Sen},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Physics - Phenomenology},
  year={2018},
  pages={533-537}
}
  • Manibrata Sen
  • Published 2018
  • Physics
  • arXiv: High Energy Physics - Phenomenology
Neutrino flux streaming from a supernova can undergo rapid flavor conversions almost immediately above the core. Focusing on this region, we study these fast conversions using a linear stability analysis. We find that, for realistic angular distributions of neutrinos, fast conversions can occur within a few nanoseconds in regions just above the neutrinosphere. Our results also show that neutrinos travelling towards the core make fast conversions more rapid. These conversions, if they exist, can… Expand

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