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Excitation of strong wakefields by intense neutrino bursts in a magnetized electron-positron plasma

Serbeto, A. and Rios, L. A. and Mendonça, J. T. and Shukla, P. K. and Bingham, R. (2004) Excitation of strong wakefields by intense neutrino bursts in a magnetized electron-positron plasma. Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics, 99 (3). pp. 466-473. ISSN 1063-7761

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Abstract

A classical fluid description is used to investigate nonlinear interactions between an electron-type neutrino burst and a collisionless magnetized electron-positron plasma. It is found that the symmetry between the electron and positron dynamics is broken due to the presence of intense neutrino bursts. The latter can excite strong upper-hybrid wakefields, which can produce unlimited acceleration of pairs across the external magnetic field direction via a surfatron mechanism. Implications of our results to the production of high-energy electrons and positrons in astrophysical environments are discussed.