Neutrino Physics

  • L. Wolfenstein

Abstract

The neutrino was invented by Wolfgang Pauli in 1930 to explain a problem concerning nuclear beta decay. The emitted electrons had a continuous energy spectrum, whereas they were expected to have one or possibly a few discrete energies corresponding to the energy of the nuclear transition. Pauli proposed that a neutral particle was emitted together with the electron so that the sum of the energies of this particle and the electron was essentially constant.

Keywords

Nickel Microwave Europium Argon Helium 

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