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MeV-scale reheating temperature and thermalization of oscillating neutrinos by radiative and hadronic decays of massive particles

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MeV-scale reheating temperature and thermalization of oscillating neutrinos by radiative and hadronic decays of massive particles. / Hasegawa, Takuya; Hiroshima, Nagisa; Kohri, Kazunori; Hansen, Rasmus S. L.; Tram, Thomas; Hannestad, Steen.

I: Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, Bind 2019, Nr. 12, 012, 12.2019, s. 012.

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Hasegawa, Takuya ; Hiroshima, Nagisa ; Kohri, Kazunori ; Hansen, Rasmus S. L. ; Tram, Thomas ; Hannestad, Steen. / MeV-scale reheating temperature and thermalization of oscillating neutrinos by radiative and hadronic decays of massive particles. I: Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics. 2019 ; Bind 2019, Nr. 12. s. 012.

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AU - Hasegawa, Takuya

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AU - Kohri, Kazunori

AU - Hansen, Rasmus S. L.

AU - Tram, Thomas

AU - Hannestad, Steen

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KW - cosmological neutrinos

KW - physics of the early universe

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