Neutrino trapping in a supernova and the screening of weak neutral currents

C. J. Horowitz

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Abstract

Neutrino-nucleus elastic scattering is reduced in dense matter because of correlations. The static structure factor for a plasma of electrons and ions is calculated from Monte Carlo simulations and parametrized with a least squares fit. Our results imply a large increase in the neutrino mean-free path. This impacts the trapping of neutrinos in a supernova by coherent neutral current interactions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4577-4581
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Volume55
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

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