A review of the impact of sterile neutrino dark matter on core-collapse supernovae [HEAP]

http://arxiv.org/abs/1603.05503


We review the impact of sterile neutrino dark matter on core-collapse supernova explosions. We summarize various oscillations between electron neutrinos or mixed $\mu-\tau$ neutrinos and right-handed sterile neutrinos that have been studied within a supernova model. In particular, we consider sterile neutrino masses and mixing angles that are consistent with sterile neutrino dark matter candidates as indicated by recent x-ray flux measurements. We review how mixing between electron neutrinos and sterile neutrinos can significantly enhance the shock energy, and even a model that does not explode can be made to explode by this mechanism. However, the mixing between $\mu-\tau$ neutrinos and sterile neutrinos does not significantly alter the explosion and has little effect on the neutrino luminosities at early times.

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M. Warren, G. Mathews, M. Meixner, et. al.
Fri, 18 Mar 16
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Comments: 15 pages, 6 figures, submitted to Modern Physics Letters A