neutrino oscillation


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neutrino oscillation

[nü¦trē·nō ‚äs·ə′lā·shən]
(particle physics)
A phenomenon in which a neutrino in one of the three known flavor states (electron neutrino, mu neutrino, or tau neutrino) becomes a mixture of flavor states that changes back and forth periodically as the neutrino travels through space; it will occur if neutrinos have mass and if each flavor state is a mixture of different mass states.
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She is known for her pioneering work in high-energy particle physics and especially for major contributions to the study of neutrinos, being a leader in the development and analysis of neutrino oscillation measurements.
In the meantime, the Daya Bay collaboration has teamed up with another Fermilab experiment, the Main Injector Neutrino Oscillation Search, to continue to seek signs of sterile neutrinos.
If sterile neutrinos exist, then the number of interactions taking place as a function of distance from the source would show a small but distinct quasi-sinusoidal variation, with a wavelength on the scale of metres--far too short to be caused by normal neutrino oscillation.
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NOMAD was a CERN based short baseline neutrino oscillation experiment.
If it finds evidence of neutrino oscillation, it will have helped solve one of the puzzles left unsolved by the Standard Model, a dominant theory that describes elementary particles and the forces that govern them, according to Giorgio Gratta, one of the leaders of the KamLand project and an associate professor of physics at Stanford University.
The mission of the Main Injector Neutrino Oscillation Search (MINOS) experiment at Fermilab is to prove neutrinos have mass.
By comparing the neutrinos recorded in the near and far detectors, the scientists can observe neutrino oscillation, in which the particles change from muon-neutrinos to tau-neutrinos -- a phenomenon that requires mass.
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Prior to the realisation that such particles could be biologically useful, anomalies in neutrino oscillation experiments were already alluding to the existence of sterile neutrinos at the eV-scale [12, 13].
Last April, close on the heels of Daya Bay, the Korean-based Reactor Experiment for Neutrino Oscillation, or RENO, reported much the same result from tests near a six-reactor complex of its own.