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neutrino

 [noo-tre´no]
a subatomic particle with an extremely small mass and no electric charge.

neutrino

(nū-trē′nō)
In physics, a subatomic particle at rest, with no mass and no electric charge. These particles are constantly flowing through the universe and are not known to affect the matter through which they pass.

neutrino

a subatomic particle with an extremely small mass (theoretically zero rest mass) and no electric charge.
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The detector will be sensitive to electron neutrinos, the flavor into which Fermilab's muon neutrinos presumably oscillate.
and the ground state antiup quark can completely annihilate with the ground state up quark into an electron neutrino [v.
This measurement has enabled scientists to infer how many electron neutrinos reach Super-Kamiokande.
Comparison of the rates of the two reactions should allow scientists to know with unprecedented certainty whether electron neutrinos are transforming into muon or tau neutrinos.
If muon neutrinos do not transform into electron neutrinos, then MINOS should have seen only 49 events.
But no one had seen muon neutrinos turn into electron neutrinos," said Chris Walter, a physicist at Duke who is part of the T2K collaboration, along with Duke physicist Kate Scholberg.
To test the idea, researchers will first measure what fraction of muon neutrinos in the T2K beam turn into electron neutrinos.
What's really been going on is that electron neutrinos change, or oscillate, into one or both of the other two neutrino flavors en route from the sun's core.
When Earth is closest to the sun, electron neutrinos would have less time to oscillate.
Part of the deficit may arise because some of the electron neutrinos have transformed into mirror electron neutrinos, suggest Foot and Mohapatra.
The Homestake detector is sensitive only to electron neutrinos.
They come in three varieties of "flavors": electron neutrinos, muon neutrinos and tau neutrinos.

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