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  • Main Title Neutrino flow and gravitational collapse


  • Author: Wilson, J.R.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Name: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
    Place of Publication: Livermore, California
    Additional Info: California Univ., Livermore (USA). Lawrence Livermore Lab.


  • Creation: 1975-08-18


  • English


  • Content Description: The discovery of neutral currents in neutrino interactions has made necessary the recalculation of the neutrino flow during stellar collapse. Neutral currents cause a coherent scattering cross section of complex nuclei proportional to the square of the atomic weight. This allows neutrinos to escape easily from the hot, dense center where only free baryons exist. The neutrinos then interact strongly in the outer region of high atomic weight and, under certain circumstances, produce a supernovae-like explosion in the outer reaches of the star, leaving a neutron star behind. For an explosion to occur, the scattering in the envelope of heavy nuclei must be greater than the scattering of the free baryons in the core. In particular, with Friedman's interpretation of Weinberg's theory, the cross section ratio is insufficient to produce an explosion. Other theories state that suppressing the free baryon cross section does lead to an explosion. (auth)
  • Physical Description: Pages: 36


  • Keyword: Neutral Currents
  • Keyword: Coherent Scattering
  • Keyword: Neutron Stars
  • Keyword: Neutrino- Nucleon Interactions
  • Keyword: N56200* --Physics (Astrophysics & Cosmology)--Stars
  • Keyword: Atomic Number
  • Keyword: *Supernovae-- Neutrinos
  • Keyword: Cross Sections
  • Keyword: Baryons
  • Keyword: Weinberg Lepton Model
  • Keyword: Nuclei
  • Keyword: *Stars-- Gravitational Collapse
  • STI Subject Categories: 640102* --Physics Research--Astrophysics & Cosmology--Stars


  • Conference: Meeting of physics and astrophysics of neutron stars and black holes, Varenna, Italy, 14 Jul 1975


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

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  • Article


  • Text


  • Report No.: UCRL--76947
  • Report No.: CONF-750744--2
  • Grant Number: None
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 4150824
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc872174


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