Supplemental material for "Dispelling a myth on dense neutrino media: fast pairwise conversions depend on energy" (arXiv eprint: 2007.07926)
Authors: Shashank Shalgar and Irene Tamborra
The density matrices of neutrinos and antineutrinos, $\rho$ and $\bar{\rho}$, can be alternatively written in terms of polarization vectors in the two-flavor approximation ($P$ and $\bar{P}$):
$$
\rho = \frac{1}{2}\left(1+\vec{P}\cdot\vec{\sigma}\right),
$$
where $\vec{\sigma}$ are the Pauli matrices. The movies display the evolution of the angular distributions of neutrinos and antineutrinos (on the left) and the evolution of the angle-integrated polarization vectors (on the right) for three different scenarios. We have fixed the initial length of the neutrino polarization vector to $1$ and the initial length of the antineutrino polarization vector to $1/2$ for the ease of viewing.
Evolution of the electron neutrino and antineutrino angular distributions and polarization vectors for $\Delta m^{2} = 2.5\times 10^{-6}$ eV$^{2}$ (normal ordering).
Evolution of the electron neutrino and antineutrino angular distributions and polarization vectors for $\Delta m^{2} = 2.5\times 10^{-3}$ eV$^{2}$ (normal ordering).
Evolution of the electron neutrino and antineutrino angular distributions and polarization vectors for $\Delta m^{2} = -2.5\times 10^{-3}$ eV$^{2}$ (inverted ordering).
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