Tomaschitz, R. (2012). Causality violation in e^{+}e^{} pair production by superluminal neutrinos, Europhysics Letters (EPL) 98, 19001 (6pp), DOI: 10.1209/02955075/98/19001
Abstract (IOPscience, EDP Sciences, SAO/NASA ADS, Refdoc)
Pair emission by superluminal neutrinos is shown to be causality violating in the 10 to 50 GeV range covered by the OPERA experiment. Thus the energy density of a freely propagating superluminal neutrino current is not affected by energy loss due to e^{+}e^{} pair creation, in accordance with the unperturbed energy profile observed by ICARUS. Interaction processes involving sub and superluminal particles give rise to time inversions in the rest frames of the subluminal constituents, resulting in causality violating predetermination. Therefore, kinematic causality constraints in addition to energy–momentum conservation are necessary to exclude causality violation outside the lightcone. Electron–positron pair production by superluminal muon neutrinos is forbidden in the OPERA energy range, as the kinematic constraints on the neutrino frequencies and wave vectors required by causality and energy–momentum conservation cannot simultaneously be satisfied.
98.80.Jk Mathematical and relativistic aspects of cosmology
11.30.Cp Lorentz and Poincaré invariance
14.60.Lm Ordinary neutrinos (nue, numu, nutau)
Subjects
Gravitation and cosmology
Particle physics and field theory
Astrophysics and astroparticles
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Causality violation in e^{+}e^{‑} pair production by superluminal neutrinos 
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Tomaschitz, R. 
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Europhysics Letters, Volume 98, Issue 1, pp. 19001 (2012). 
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04/2012 
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description: Roman Tomaschitz (2012) Causality violation in e^{+}e^{} pair production by superluminal neutrinos, EPL 98, 19001.
Keywords: aether, ether, absolute spacetime, superluminal signal transfer, causality violation by time inversion, predetermination, spacelike connections, kinematic causality constraints, permeability tensor of the aether, permeable spacetime, dispersive spacetime, dispersion relation, dispersion measure, refractive index of the aether, index of refraction, superluminal group velocity, fasterthanlight, superluminal neutrino current, electron–positron pair production, pair creation, energy–momentum conservation, Lorentz symmetry, relativistic covariance, isotropy, cosmic microwave background radiation, temperature dipole anisotropy, anisotropic permeability tensor, Doppler shifts in inertial frames, universal frame of reference, aether frame
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