Neutrino oscillations in Stueckelberg semiclassical relativistic dynamics

L. P. Horwitz, I. Aharonovich

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Abstract

The Stueckelberg formulation of a manifestly covariant relativistic classical and quantum mechanics is briefly reviewed and it is shown that in this framework a simple (semiclassical) model exists for the description of neutrino oscillations. The model is shown to be consistent with the field equations and the Lorentz force (developed here without and with spin by canonical methods) for Glashow-Salam-Weinberg type non-Abelian fields interacting with the leptons. We discuss a possible fundamental mechanism, in the context of a relativistic theory of spin for (first quantized) quantum mechanical systems, for CP violation. The model also predicts a possibly small "pull back,", i.e., early arrival of a neutrino beam, for which the neutrino motion is almost everywhere within the light cone, a result which may emerge from future long baseline experiments designed to investigate neutrino transit times with significantly higher accuracy than presently available.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012021
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume437
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event8th Biennial Conference on Classical and Quantum Relativistic Dynamics of Particles and Fields, IARD 2012 - Florence, Italy
Duration: 29 May 20121 Jun 2012

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