Aspects of neutrino flavor propagation in binary neutron star merger remnants

Frensel, Maik. Aspects of neutrino flavor propagation in binary neutron star merger remnants. 2016, Doctoral Thesis, University of Basel, Faculty of Science.

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In this thesis we study the neutrino flavor evolution in the neutrino-driven wind from a binary neutron star merger remnant consisting of a massive neutron star surrounded by an accretion disk. With the neutrino emission characteristics and the hydrodynamical profile of the remnant consistently extracted from a three-dimensional simulation, we compute the flavor evolution by taking into account neutrino coherent forward scattering off ordinary matter and neutrinos themselves. We employ a "single-trajectory" approach to investigate the dependence of the flavor evolution on the neutrino emission location and angle. We also show that the flavor conversion in the merger remnant can affect the (anti)neutrino absorption rates on free nucleons and may thus impact the r-process nucleosynthesis in the wind. We discuss the sensitivity of such results on the change of neutrino emission characteristics, also from different neutron star merger simulations. Furthermore, we discuss the adiabaticity of the evolution, compare two- and three-flavor calculations, and present a first investigation of CP violation.
Advisors:Thielemann, Friedrich-Karl and Volpe, Cristina
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Physik > Former Organization Units Physics > Theoretische Physik Astrophysik (Thielemann)
UniBasel Contributors:Thielemann, Friedrich-Karl
Item Type:Thesis
Thesis Subtype:Doctoral Thesis
Thesis no:12143
Thesis status:Complete
Number of Pages:1 Online-Ressource (203 Seiten)
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