We discuss neutrino oscillations in vacuum from the point of view of a uniformly accelerated observer. A covariant definition of quantum phase is introduced with the aim of generalizing the standard expression of the oscillation amplitude to the accelerating frame. By way of illustration, we address a simplified two-flavor model with relativistic neutrinos, showing that inertial effects on the usual Pontecorvo formula are intimately related to the energy redshift. Phenomenological aspects are preliminarily analyzed in the context of atmospheric neutrinos. Finally, we discuss a gedanken experiment in order to investigate our formalism in the regime of extreme acceleration.

Neutrino oscillations in accelerated frames

Blasone, M.;Lambiase, G.;Luciano, G. G.;Petruzziello, L.
2018

Abstract

We discuss neutrino oscillations in vacuum from the point of view of a uniformly accelerated observer. A covariant definition of quantum phase is introduced with the aim of generalizing the standard expression of the oscillation amplitude to the accelerating frame. By way of illustration, we address a simplified two-flavor model with relativistic neutrinos, showing that inertial effects on the usual Pontecorvo formula are intimately related to the energy redshift. Phenomenological aspects are preliminarily analyzed in the context of atmospheric neutrinos. Finally, we discuss a gedanken experiment in order to investigate our formalism in the regime of extreme acceleration.
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