Stars as Laboratories for Fundamental Physics
The Astrophysics of Neutrinos, Axions, and Other Weakly Interacting Particles
Raffelt presents the many uses of stellar astrophysics for research in basic particle physics. He focuses primarily on the properties and nongravitational interactions of elementary particles. Numerous graphs and figures complement the text.
Stars as Laboratories for Fundamental Physics is a valuable reference for cosmologists, astrophysicists, and particle physicists.
1: The Energy-Loss Argument
2: Anomalous Stellar Energy Losses Bounded by Observations
3: Particles Interacting with Electrons and Baryons
4: Processes in a Nuclear Medium
5: Two-Photon Coupling of Low-Mass Bosons
6: Particle Dispersion and Decays in Media
7: Nonstandard Neutrinos
8: Neutrino Oscillations
9: Oscillations of Trapped Neutrinos
10: Solar Neutrinos
11: Supernova Neutrinos
12: Radiative Particle Decays from Distant Sources
13: What Have We Learned from SN 1987A?
15: Miscellaneous Exotica
16: Neutrinos: The Bottom Line
App. A. Units and Dimensions
App. B. Neutrino Coupling Constants
App. C. Numerical Neutrino Energy-Loss Rates
App. D. Characteristics of Stellar Plasmas
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