Photon decay into neutrinos in a strong magnetic field
Abstract
A modified version of Schwinger's (1973) mass operator technique, based on the explicit form of the electron Green's function, is used to calculate the real photon decay into neutrinos in a strong magnetic field of about 10 trillion G. The reaction is kinematically possible by assuming an index of refraction less than unity, so that the results are expected to be relevant for low plasma densities. The calculations are based on point charged and neutralcurrent interactions for the leptons under certain conditions. Numerical results for the absorption coefficient and energy loss rate are presented.
 Publication:

Physical Review D
 Pub Date:
 December 1976
 DOI:
 10.1103/PhysRevD.14.3326
 Bibcode:
 1976PhRvD..14.3326D
 Keywords:

 Astrophysics;
 Magnetic Effects;
 Neutrinos;
 Particle Production;
 Photons;
 Radioactive Decay;
 Absorptivity;
 Energy Dissipation;
 Leptons;
 Magnetic Fields;
 PhaseSpace Integral;
 Quantum Electrodynamics;
 Refractivity;
 Stellar Magnetic Fields;
 Nuclear and HighEnergy Physics