Neutrino neutral current interactions in hot dense matter

C. J. Horowitz, K. Wehrberger

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The response function for neutrino neutral current interactions are evaluated at finite temperature for a dense medium of electrons, protons and neutrons. We use real-time finite-temperature field theory. The ground state is described by the relativistic Hartree approximation to the σω model of quantum hadrodynamics. We compare the uncorrelated response with the response in random-phase approximation and discuss the influence of vacuum contributions. Results are presented for typical astrophysical scenarios in supernova collapse and neutron star cooling.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)236-242
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - 29 Aug 1991
Externally publishedYes


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