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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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In DONUT's wake, researchers also foresee developing tau neutrino beams that are more intense to enable in-depth studies of the particle's properties.
We now know that there are at least three varieties of neutrino, called electron, muon and tau neutrinos.
If the number of muon neutrinos observed in the Super-Kamiokande detector is smaller than the number right after firing, it can be concluded that the particles oscillated into tau neutrinos, which would support the hypothesis that neutrinos have mass, they said.
These particles come in three types or flavours: electron, muon and tau neutrinos.
The scientists had predicted there would be such a deficit if muon neutrinos became tau neutrinos.
Neutrinos come in three varieties--electron neutrinos, muon neutrinos and tau neutrinos -- named for the other particles with which they are produced.
They come in three varieties of "flavors": electron neutrinos, muon neutrinos and tau neutrinos.
Cowsik suggests that electron and tau neutrinos may be mixing together in this case.