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Theory of neutrino oscillations with entanglement

Kayser, Boris and Kopp, Joachim and Robertson, R. G. Hamish and Vogel, Petr (2010) Theory of neutrino oscillations with entanglement. Physical Review D, 82 (9). Art. No. 093003. ISSN 2470-0010.

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We show that, despite appearances, a theoretical approach to neutrino oscillation in which the neutrino and its interaction partners are entangled yields the standard result for the neutrino oscillation wavelength. We also shed some light on the question of why plane-wave approaches to the neutrino oscillation problem can yield the correct oscillation wavelength even though they do not explicitly account for the localization of the neutrino source and the detector.

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Additional Information:© 2010 The American Physical Society. Received 6 July 2010; published 3 November 2010. We would like to thank S. Parke for organizing a very fruitful discussion session about entanglement in neutrino oscillations at Fermilab. We are also indebted to E. Akhmedov, J. Conrad, G. Garvey, T. Goldman, M. Goodman, B. Keister, J. Lowe, M. Messier, M. Shaevitz, A. Smirnov, R. Volkas, W. Winter, and L. Wolfenstein for inspiring and useful discussions. The work of P.V. was partially supported by the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-FG02-88ER40397. The work of R. G. H. R. was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-FG02-97ER41020. Fermilab is operated by Fermi Research Alliance, LLC under Contract No. DE-AC02-07CH11359 with the U.S. Department of Energy.
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Department of Energy (DOE)DE-FG02-88ER40397
Department of Energy (DOE)DE-FG02-97ER41020
Department of Energy (DOE)DE-AC02-07CH11359
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