Possible effects of space-time nonmetricity on neutrino oscillations

Adak, M. and Dereli, T. and Ryder, Lewis H. (2004) Possible effects of space-time nonmetricity on neutrino oscillations. Physical Review D: Particles, Fields, Gravitation, and Cosmology, 69 (12). 123002_1-123002_7. ISSN 0556-2821. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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The contribution of gravitational neutrino oscillations to the solar neutrino problem is studied by constructing a Dirac Hamiltonian and calculating the corresponding dynamical phase in the vicinity of the Sun in a non-Riemann background Kerr space-time with torsion and nonmetricity. We show that certain components of nonmetricity and the axial as well as nonaxial components of torsion may contribute to neutrino oscillations. We also note that the rotation of the Sun may cause a suppression of transitions among neutrinos. However, the observed solar neutrino deficit could not be explained by any of these effects because they are of the order of Planck scale.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Paul Strange
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2008 15:53
Last Modified: 07 May 2014 10:50
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/3755 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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