Wednesday, July 3, 2013

1307.0392 (Manuel Valle)

Kinetic theory and evolution of cosmological fluctuations with neutrino
number asymmetry

Manuel Valle
We derive a kinetic equation for chiral matter at non-zero chemical potential that governs the response of the parity odd part of the distribution function to perturbations of the Robertson-Walker metric. The derivation is based on a recent evaluation of the gravitational polarization tensor at non-zero chemical potential. We also provide the equations for gravity waves that follow from the anisotropic stress tensor describing the lepton asymmetry. These equations can be used to assess the effects that a non-zero neutrino chemical potential would have on the evolution of cosmological perturbations.
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