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electron neutrino

n.
The neutrino that is associated with the electron in weak interactions, and has an extremely small mass of less than 4 × 10-6 times that of an electron.
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If happened, an electron neutrino in the vicinity of the nucleus couples with a W boson emitting a [[beta].
In 1930, an outstanding Austrian theoretical physicist Wolfgang Pauli (1900-1958) advanced the hypothesis of the existence of such "light" of elementary particles like the electron neutrino v,.
The game-changing nature of this philosophy will be demonstrated via the proof of the detector construction and the observation of electron neutrino events form the NuMI beam.
The dominant Higgs Boson dictates the type of Electron in its outer Shell as either an Electron or Electron Neutrino as in the s Block, Muon Neutrino in the f Block, Muon in the p Block, Tau Neutrino in the g Block and Tau in the d Block.
The electron neutrino correlation, a, expresses the dependence of decay rate on the angle between the neutrino and electron, cos(Vev) = cos(Ve)cos(Vv) + sin(Ve)sin(Vv)cos([phi]e - [phi]v).
Up to this point, the leptons that were known included the electron, the electron neutrino, and their antiparticles and the muon, the muon neutrino, and their antiparticles.
Currently, neutrinos are known to have three different types, or "flavors" - the electron neutrino, the muon neutrino and the tau neutrino.
As follows from the above formulas masses of the muon and the tau-neutrinos must be much less than that of the electron neutrino, and the resulting formulas give different results that may indicate instability of these neutrinos, like other particles of the second and third generations.
The experiment aims at the clear and unambiguous discovery, or at the definitive disproof, of the so called neutrino anomalies, a set of circumstantial evidences of electron neutrino disappearance at short distance from the source observed by several experiments.
The type proposed by Pauli, associated with electrons, is now called the electron neutrino.
Neutrinos come in three varieties, or "flavors": the electron neutrino, the muon neutrino, and the tauon neutrino.

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