26-30 October 2015
Asia/Tokyo timezone
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Neutrino physics

Neutrino Flavor Ratios Modified by Cosmic Ray Secondary-acceleration


  • Dr. Norita KAWANAKA

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Abstract content

Acceleration of 's and 's modi es the flavor ratio at Earth (at astrophysical sources) of neutrinos produced by pion decay, nu_e : nu_mu : nu_tau , from 1 : 1 : 1 (1 : 2 : 0) to 1 : 1:8 : 1:8 (0 : 1 : 0) at high energy, because pions decay more than muons during secondary-acceleration. The neutrino spectrum accompanies a flat excess, differently from the case of energy losses. With the flavor spectra, we can probe timescales of cosmic-ray acceleration and shock dynamics. We obtain general solutions of convection-diffusion equations and apply to gamma-ray bursts, which may have the flavor modi cation at around PeV - EeV detectable by IceCube and next-generation experiments.