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Pulse of neutrinos, E m, hits plasma->charge seperation?

  1. Jun 15, 2010 #1


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    Pulse of neutrinos, E>>m, hits plasma-->charge seperation?

    When a large pulse of neutrinos, each with an energy much greater than the electron rest mass energy, hits some plasma does this give rise to charge separation for the plasma? Could one make a simple argument why this is true or false?

    Thanks for any help.
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  3. Jun 15, 2010 #2
    Re: Pulse of neutrinos, E>>m, hits plasma-->charge seperation?

    The answer seems to be "yes", but a simple argument? I found a couple of papers that use a fluid approach, but this is beyond my pay grade. http://www.springerlink.com/content/y721025uj77krm77/

    http://pop.aip.org/phpaen/v11/i4/p1352_s1?isAuthorized=no [Broken]
    Here is the separation of the neutrino fluid in an early universe model: http://arxiv.org/PS_cache/astro-ph/pdf/0211/0211087v2.pdf
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