Neutrinos from Collapsing Stars and SN1987A

  • W. Hillebrandt
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Weak interaction processes leading to the production and emission of neutrinos from collapsing stars are reviewed. Based on recent numerical simulations it is shown that: 1. Only electron neutrinos are emitted during the core collapse phase and the short deleptonization burst with a typical luminosity of about 1053erg s−1 and 1054erg s−1. respectively; 2. during a first cooling phase lasting for a few seconds neutrinos and anti-neutrinos of all flavours are emitted with typical energies between 10 and 20 MeV and a total luminosity per species of about a few times 1052erg s−1. These theoretical predictions are compared with the neutrino energies and luminosities inferred from supernova 1987A.


Neutron Star Shock Front Neutrino Energy Electron Neutrino Neutrino Flux 
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  • W. Hillebrandt
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  1. 1.Institut für AstrophysikMax-Planck-Institut für Physik und AstrophysikGarchingFed.Rep.of Germany

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