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antineutrino

[′an·tē·nü¦trē·nō]
(particle physics)
The antiparticle to the neutrino; it has zero mass, spin ½, and positive helicity; there are two antineutrinos, one associated with electrons and one with muons.
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For the measurement of anti-neutrinos it made in 2012, the Daya Bay collaboration has been named runner-up for breakthrough of the year from Science magazine.
Reactors, Heeger said, are a fertile source of anti-neutrinos, and measuring how they change during their short flights from the reactor to the detector, gives a basis for calculating a quantity called the "mixing angle," the probability of transformation from one flavor into another.
The existence of neutrinos and anti-neutrinos - particles that are almost massless and which travel at light speed from one side of the earth to the other - was confirmed more than 50 years ago.
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An apparent breakthrough came in May, when scientists at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico announced that they had observed muon antineutrinos turning into electron anti-neutrinos in a high-energy particle experiment.
It will be sensitive to both neutrinos and anti-neutrinos, which interact with matter in different ways.