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Behavior of neutrinos in stochastic magnetic fields

  • G. Domokos
  • S. Kovesi-Domokos
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Abstract

If massive neutrinos possess magnetic moments, they can undergo spin flip in a magnetic field. The magnetic fields needed for a meaningful measurement of neutrino moments could be very high and may occur in astronomical objects such as some supernovae or active galactic nuclei: they are typically chaotic ones. We develop the general theory of the passage of neutrinos through such fields. We also develop a simple model which becomes solvable in the high energy limit. Both helicities occur with equal probability, independently of the initial distribution. Observational consequences are discussed.

Keywords

Magnetic Field Active Galactic Nucleus Sterile Neutrino Majorana Neutrino Dirac Spinor 
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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Domokos
    • 1
    • 2
  • S. Kovesi-Domokos
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipartimento di FisicaUniversitá di FirenzeFlorenceItaly
  2. 2.The Henry A. Rowland Department of Physics and AstronomyThe Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA

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