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.
KeywordsNeutrino Oscillation Beta Decay Solar Neutrino Light Neutrino Neutrino Physics
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