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Interaction between neutrinos and nonstationary plasmas

Mendonça, J.T. and Bingham, R. and Shukla, P.K. and Dawson, J.M. and Tsytovich, V.N. (1995) Interaction between neutrinos and nonstationary plasmas. Physics Letters A, 209 (1-2). pp. 78-82. ISSN 0375-9601

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The collective interaction of electron neutrinos with a dense non-stationary plasma is described here. This effect can eventually lead to a significant loss of energy of the neutrinos emitted by a collapsing supernova. The present effect is an exact analogue of the photon acceleration in an ionization front. We present here a classical estimate of the neutrino energy losses and also give the corresponding quantum description.