As a result of a nontrivial mixing matrix, neutrinos cannot be simultaneously in a flavor and mass eigenstate. We formulate and discuss information entropic relations that quantify the associated quantum uncertainty. We also formulate a protocol to determine the Pontecorvo-Maki-Nakagawa-Sakata (PMNS) matrix from quantum manipulations and measurements on an entangled lepton-neutrino pair. The entangled state features neutrino oscillations in a conditional probability involving measurements on the lepton and the neutrino. They can be switched off by choosing a specific observable on the lepton side which is determined by the PMNS matrix. The parameters of the latter, including the CP-violating phase δ, can be obtained by guessing them and improving the guess by minimizing the remaining oscillations.

S. Floerchinger, J.-M. Schwind, “Neutrino flavor-mass uncertainty relations and an entanglementassisted determination of the PMNS matrix”, Phys. Rev. D 102, 093001 (2020).


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