We study, in the framemork of the Standard Model, the propagation of (pure) Majorana neutrinos in a typical stellar medium and show that Majorana-neutrino matter oscillations are completely indistinguishable from Dirac ones', even if in the case of no family mixing Majorana neutrinos can be distinguished from Dirac ones in the non-relativistic limit. Moreover, if CP violation is present, an effective phase arises in the effective mixing matrix but, due to a symmetry of the Majorana fields, this cannot be univocally determined.

On the indistinguishability of Majorana- from Dirac-neutrino propagation in a stellar medium / Esposito, S. - In: IL NUOVO CIMENTO DELLA SOCIETÀ ITALIANA DI FISICA. B, GENERAL PHYSICS, RELATIVITY, ASTRONOMY AND MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS AND METHODS. - ISSN 1594-9982. - 111:12(1996), pp. 1449-1459. [10.1007/BF02741484]

On the indistinguishability of Majorana- from Dirac-neutrino propagation in a stellar medium

Esposito S
1996

Abstract

We study, in the framemork of the Standard Model, the propagation of (pure) Majorana neutrinos in a typical stellar medium and show that Majorana-neutrino matter oscillations are completely indistinguishable from Dirac ones', even if in the case of no family mixing Majorana neutrinos can be distinguished from Dirac ones in the non-relativistic limit. Moreover, if CP violation is present, an effective phase arises in the effective mixing matrix but, due to a symmetry of the Majorana fields, this cannot be univocally determined.
1996
On the indistinguishability of Majorana- from Dirac-neutrino propagation in a stellar medium / Esposito, S. - In: IL NUOVO CIMENTO DELLA SOCIETÀ ITALIANA DI FISICA. B, GENERAL PHYSICS, RELATIVITY, ASTRONOMY AND MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS AND METHODS. - ISSN 1594-9982. - 111:12(1996), pp. 1449-1459. [10.1007/BF02741484]
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