MSW effect

MSW effect

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(astrophysics)
An enhancement of neutrino oscillation by matter that is predicted to occur when electron neutrinos travel through the sun. Derived from Mikheyeve-Smirnov-Wolfenstein effect.
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The solar resonance, first described by the MSW effect [14-16], and the atmospheric resonance are readily observed.
This phenomenon was first understood with the introduction of the MSW effect [14, 15].
Smirnov, "The MSW effect and matter effects in neutrino oscillations," Physica Scripta, vol.