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Multiple Lorentz Groups—A Toy Model for Superluminal Muon Neutrinos

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In this article an idea is presented, which allows for the explanation of superluminal muon neutrinos. It is based on the introduction of a new superluminal, massless gauge boson coupling to the neutrino only, but not to other standard model particles. The model is discussed with regard to the Supernova 1987 (SN 1987) velocity bound on electron antineutrinos and the Cohen-Glashow constraint on superluminal neutrino propagation. The latter can be circumvented if— within the framework of the model—a sterile neutrino mixing with the active neutrino mass eigenstates is introduced. The suggestion of a sterile neutrino accounting for superluminal neutrinos has already been proposed in several papers. It is possible to choose mixing angles with the sterile neutrino sector such that the model respects both the SN 1987 bound and the muon neutrino travels superluminally.

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M. Schreck, "Multiple Lorentz Groups—A Toy Model for Superluminal Muon Neutrinos," Journal of Modern Physics, Vol. 3 No. 10, 2012, pp. 1398-1407. doi: 10.4236/jmp.2012.310177.

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