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E. e. when the core is extremely degenerate. Degeneracy of the stellar core implies: the density has grown so much that in order to avoid three fermions (here: electrons; only two with opposite spin are allowed) in the same phase space cell, we must have fermion momenta exceeding those given by the Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution. Remember that the phase space is constructed from the three spatial and the three momentum coordinates. , for a high matter density ρ, a high (Pauli-forbidden) density in the phase space can be avoided by large particle momenta.
Isoabundance contours for D, 4 He, and 7 Li in the ∆Nν – η10 plane for four choices of the νe degeneracy parameter ξe . The shaded areas identify the ranges of parameters consistent with the abundances indicated (see the text). However, electron-type neutrinos play a unique role in BBN, mediating the neutronproton transformations via the weak interactions (see eq. 24). Suppose, for example, there are more νe than ν¯e . If µe is the νe chemical potential, then ξe ≡ µe /kT is the “neutrino degeneracy parameter”; in this case, ξe > 0.
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