Consequences of a 17-keV neutrino

David O. Caldwell, Paul George Langacker

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If the controversial 17-keV neutrino exists, laboratory, astrophysical and cosmological bounds, unless significantly weakened, require that (1) it be a Majorana neutrino and mainly ; (2) it not be the dark matter of the universe, although its existence would rule out dominant hot dark matter; (3) the be a heavy Majorana neutrino of mass 17 keV or in the range 170270 keV; and (4) the Mikheyev-Smirnov-Wolfenstein solution to the solar-neutrino problem involve e conversion to a light sterile [SU(2)-singlet] neutrino.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)823-828
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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    Caldwell, D. O., & Langacker, P. G. (1991). Consequences of a 17-keV neutrino. Physical Review D, 44(3), 823-828.