Many-body corrections to charged-current neutrino absorption rates in nuclear matter

Adam S. Burrows, R. F. Sawyer

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Including nucleon-nucleon correlations due to both Fermi statistics and nuclear forces, we have developed a general formalism for calculating the charged-current neutrino-nucleon absorption rates in nuclear matter. We find that at one-half the nuclear density many-body effects alone suppress the rates by a factor of 2 and that the suppression factors increase to [Formula Presented] at [Formula Presented] The associated increase in the neutrino-matter mean free paths parallels what we have found for neutral-current interactions and may open up interesting possibilities in the context of the delayed supernova mechanism and protoneutron star cooling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)510-514
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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