Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics

, Volume 99, Issue 3, pp 466–473 | Cite as

Excitation of strong wakefields by intense neutrino bursts in a magnetized electron-positron plasma

  • A. Serbeto
  • L. A. Rios
  • J. T. Mendonça
  • P. K. Shukla
  • R. Bingham
Nuclei, Particles, and Their Interaction


A classical fluid description is used to investigate nonlinear interactions between an electron-type neutrino burst and a collisionless magnetized electron-positron plasma. It is found that the symmetry between the electron and positron dynamics is broken due to the presence of intense neutrino bursts. The latter can excite strong upper-hybrid wakefields, which can produce unlimited acceleration of pairs across the external magnetic field direction via a surfatron mechanism. Implications of our results to the production of high-energy electrons and positrons in astrophysical environments are discussed.


Spectroscopy Magnetic Field State Physics Field Theory Elementary Particle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Serbeto
    • 1
  • L. A. Rios
    • 1
  • J. T. Mendonça
    • 2
  • P. K. Shukla
    • 3
  • R. Bingham
    • 4
  1. 1.Instituto de FísicaUniversidade Federal FluminenseRio de JaneiroBrazil
  2. 2.GoLP/Instituto Superior TécnicoUniversidade Técnica de LisboaLisbonPortugal
  3. 3.Institut für Theoretische Physik IVRuhr-Universität BochumBochumGermany
  4. 4.Rutherford Appleton LaboratoryChilton, Didcot OxonEngland

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