Neutrino burst from SN1987A and the solar-neutrino puzzle

J. Arafune, M. Fukugita, T. Yanagida, M. Yoshimura

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The prompt signal from the supernova explosion in the Large Magellanic Cloud presumably detected by Kamiokande II does not necessarily mean that the Mikheyev-Smirnov-Wolfenstein effect on the solar-neutrino flux is not operative. The electron neutrino, once rotated to a different-flavor neutrino in the progenitor star, can come back via the matter-oscillation effect in the Earth, or a residual flux from the progenitor can directly hit the detector, saving the Mikheyev-Smirnov-Wolfenstein explanation of the solar-neutrino problem for a range of mixing parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1864-1867
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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