Linking neutrino oscillations to the nucleosynthesis of elements

Meng Ru Wu, Gabriel Martínez-Pinedo, Yong Zhong Qian

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Neutrino interactions with matter play an important role in determining the nucleosynthesis outcome in explosive astrophysical environments such as core-collapse supernovae or mergers of compact objects. In this article, we first discuss our recent work on the importance of studying the time evolution of collective neutrino oscillations among active flavors in determining their effects on nucleosynthesis. We then consider the possible active-sterile neutrino mixing and demonstrate the need of a consistent approach to evolve neutrino flavor oscillations, matter composition, and the hydrodynamics when flavor oscillations can happen very deep inside the supernovae.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number06005
JournalEPJ Web of Conferences
StatePublished - Feb 12 2016
Event13th International Symposium on Origin of Matter and Evolution of Galaxies, OMEG 2015 - Beijing, China
Duration: Jun 24 2015Jun 27 2015

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