Topological phase in two flavor neutrino oscillations

  title={Topological phase in two flavor neutrino oscillations},
  author={Poonam Mehta},
  journal={Physical Review D},
  • P. Mehta
  • Published 7 January 2009
  • Physics
  • Physical Review D
We show that the phase appearing in neutrino flavor oscillation formulae has a geometric and topological contribution. We identify a topological phase appearing in the two flavor neutrino oscillation formula using Pancharatnam's prescription of quantum collapses between nonorthogonal states. Such quantum collapses appear naturally in the expression for appearance and survival probabilities of neutrinos. Our analysis applies to neutrinos propagating in vacuum or through matter. For the minimal… 

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