High energy neutrinos from charm in astrophysical sources

Rikard Enberg, Mary Hall Reno, Ina Sarcevic

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Abstract

Charm production gives rise to a flux of very high energy neutrinos from astrophysical sources with jets driven by central engines, such as gamma ray bursts or supernovae with jets. The neutrino flux from semileptonic decays of charmed mesons is subject to much less hadronic and radiative cooling than the conventional flux from pion and kaon decays and therefore has a dominant contribution at higher energies, which is of relevance to future ultrahigh energy neutrino experiments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number053006
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Volume79
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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