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Neutrino bremsstrahlung from a degenerate electron gas

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Abstract

The neutrino bremsstrahlung process is studied here according to the photon-neutrino weak coupling theory by considering the electrons as relativistic and degenerate and by adding some lattice effects at high density. The neutrino energy loss rate due to the process is then compared with that obtained according to the current-current coupling theory. It is concluded that the process is important only in cases of high dense stars when the temperature is below 107K.

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Saha, S.K. Neutrino bremsstrahlung from a degenerate electron gas. Astrophys Space Sci 12, 493–500 (1971). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00651435

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Keywords

  • Energy Loss
  • Loss Rate
  • Lattice Effect
  • Weak Coupling
  • Neutrino Energy