Zeitschrift für Physik A Atomic Nuclei

, Volume 333, Issue 4, pp 397–403 | Cite as

Violations of the Pauli principle and the interior of the sun

  • R. Plaga


The consequences of a violation of the Pauli principle for the physics of the solar interior are explored. It is found that a bound state of two protons becomes possible. This leads to an increase in the rate of hydrogen burning in the sun. Because a very large cross section for this reaction is in clear contradiction with the theory of stellar structure when compared with observations of solar luminosity, radius and mechanical oscillations, stringent limits on a violation of the Pauli principle in the two nucleon system can be given. However, a very small violation of the Pauli principle in the two nucléon system might solve the longstanding solar neutrino problem.


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  • R. Plaga
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  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für KernphysikHeidelbergFederal Republic of Germany

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