Effects of e+e-νe decays of τ neutrinos near a supernova

R. N. Mohapatra*, S. Nussinov, X. Zhang

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We reexamine the constraints implied by SN 1987A observations on the decay rate of a multi-MeV ντ decaying into the visible channel ντ→e+e-νe, if its lifetime is more than 10 sec. We discuss its implication for the minimal left-right symmetric model with the seesaw mechanism for neutrino masses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3434-3440
Number of pages7
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1994


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