Tomaschitz, R. (2013). Mass generation in the aether: Neutrino oscillations and massive gauge fields, Physics Letters A 377, 945-951, DOI: 10.1016/j.physleta.2013.02.028


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Neutrino mixing is studied in an absolute spacetime conception based on a dispersive aether. The effect of the frequency-dependent permeability of the aether on the interference phase of neutrino mass eigenstates is analyzed. Neutrinos are treated as massless Dirac spinors, and mass eigenstates are due to the neutrino permeability of spacetime. The aether can also generate effective gauge masses, resulting in massive dispersion relations preserving the gauge symmetry. The propagators of gauge and spinor fields are derived, illustrating mass generation by isotropic permeability tensors in the aether frame, the rest frame of the cosmic background radiation.



03.50.Kk Other special classical field theories

03.65.Pm Relativistic wave equations

14.60.Pq Neutrino mass and mixing

98.80.Jk Mathematical and relativistic aspects of cosmology





Mass generation in the aether: Neutrino oscillations and massive gauge fields



Tomaschitz, Roman



AA(Department of Physics, Hiroshima University, 1-3-1 Kagami-yama, Higashi-Hiroshima 739-8526, Japan;



Physics Letters A, Volume 377, Issue 13, p. 945-951.

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Dispersive spacetime, Mass eigenstates of Dirac fermions, Neutrino mixing in a permeable spacetime, Effective neutrino mass and flavor oscillations, Effective mass-squares of gauge fields, Michelson–Morley experiments with neutrino beams

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description: Roman Tomaschitz (2013) Mass generation in the aether: Neutrino oscillations and massive gauge fields, Phys. Lett. A 377, 945.


Keywords: dispersive spacetime, gauge and spinor fields in the absolute spacetime, aether, mass eigenstates of Dirac fermions, neutrino mixing in the aether, effective neutrino mass and flavor oscillations, superluminal neutrinos, mass eigenstates generated by permeability tensors, effective mass-squares of gauge fields, massive dispersion relations and gauge invariance, Michelson–Morley experiments with neutrino beams, inertial frames in the aether, refractive indices and neutrino group velocity in the aether frame, manifestly covariant field equations and propagators in a permeable spacetime



Dirac neutrinos and gauge fields couple by permeability tensors to the aether. 

Effective neutrino and gauge masses are generated by permeability tensors. 

Oscillating flavor transition probabilities are due to effective mass-squares. 

The propagators of Dirac and gauge fields in a dispersive spacetime are derived.

Gauge invariance is preserved by the effective mass in the propagators


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