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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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.
Members of the large international Daya Bay collaboration reported the last of three measurements that describe how the three types, or flavours, of neutrinos blend with one another, providing an explanation for their spooky morphing from one flavour to another, a phenomenon called neutrino oscillation.
NOMAD was a CERN based short baseline neutrino oscillation experiment.
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.
The2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics ($3 million) will be awarded to five experiments investigating neutrino oscillation and will be shared equally among all five.
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But new data from the MINOS (for Main Injector Neutrino Oscillation Search) experiment seem to contradict that notion.
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The finding would fit nicely with research from the Main Injector Neutrino Oscillation Search, or MINOS, also at Fermilab, which, the same day, announced subtle differences in the oscillation behaviour of neutrinos and antineutrinos.