muon neutrino


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muon neutrino

n.
The neutrino that is associated with the muon, and has an extremely small mass of less than 4 × 10-6 times that of an electron. Also called mu neutrino.
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Lederman received the 1965 National Medal of Science and the Wolf Prize in 1982, and he received the Nobel Prize in 1988 as part of the team that discovered the muon neutrino. He was given the Enrico Fermi Award in 1992 for his contributions.
The Tokai to Kamiokande (T2K) experiment [57, 61] uses the Super-Kamiokande [62] as a far detector for the J-Park neutrino beam, which consists of an off-axis (by a 2.5[degrees] angle) predominantly muon neutrino flux with energy around 0.6 GeV.
Currently, neutrinos are known to have three different types, or "flavors" - the electron neutrino, the muon neutrino and the tau neutrino.
Moreover, motivated by the most energetic event found by the diffuse flux muon neutrino search (2009-2015) done by IceCube (a track event that deposited 2.6 [+ or -] 0.3 PeV in the sensible volume of the detector [35]), we also include in the flux estimations the models proposed in [9], which account for sources of multi-PeV neutrinos that are constrained by the most recent ultrahigh-energy neutrino upper limits set by IceCube [36] and Pierre Auger [15].
Mesons, such as pions and kaons, are generated by these interactions and usually decay into a muon and a muon neutrino.
Lederman won the Nobel Prize in physics with two other scientists for discovering a subatomic particle called the muon neutrino. He used the prize money to buy a log cabin near the tiny town of Driggs in eastern Idaho as a vacation retreat.
An electron neutrino may masquerade as a muon neutrino for a while, then revert.
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.
An empirical parametrisation of the beam was developed, to predict the flux of electron neutrinos using the muon neutrino spectra measured by NOMAD.
High-energy track presumably not generated by a muon neutrino
Abe et al., "Indication of Electron Neutrino Appearance from an Accelerator-Produced Off-Axis Muon Neutrino Beam," Physical Review Letters, vol.