Active–sterile neutrino conversion: consequences for the r-process and supernova neutrino detection
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1016/s0927-6505(02)00156-1
We examine active-sterile neutrino conversion in the late time post-core-bounce supernova environment. By including the effect of feedback on the Mikheyev-Smirnov-Wolfenstein (MSW) conversion potential, we obtain a large range of neutrino mixing parameters which produce a favorable environment for the r-process. We look at the signature of this effect in the current generation of neutrino detectors now coming on line. We also investigate the impact of the neutrino-neutrino forward-scattering-induced potential on the MSW conversion. © 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.