Condition for Neutrino Oscillation Instability in Stars

Neutrinos are tiny elementary particles. These particles, which come in three flavors, have the unusual ability to periodically change their flavor from one to another via neutrino oscillations. Inside dense stars, the amplitude of these oscillations can grow exponentially with time. Scientists from TIFR Mumbai have discovered the condition for such instabilities. The research was published in Physical Review Letters.

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