Pair production by a strong wakefield excited by intense neutrino bursts in plasmas

Rios, L.A. and Serbeto, A. and Mendonca, J.T. and Shukla, P.K. and Bingham, R. (2005) Pair production by a strong wakefield excited by intense neutrino bursts in plasmas. Physics Letters B, 606 (1-2). pp. 79-85. ISSN 0370-2693

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    Abstract

    We consider the production of electron–positron pairs due to accelerated electrons in a strong wakefield that is created by intense neutrino bursts in plasmas. By using a classical fluid description, we investigate the generation of electrostatic wakefields at the plasma wave-breaking limit, and estimate the number of pairs that is produced by a trident process. We find that the pair concentration produced is huge, and this result can be very important in studies of astrophysical plasmas and in intense laser-plasma interaction experiments which are aimed to understanding several astrophysical phenomena in laboratory.