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Spaceship Neutrino

Author: Christine Sutton
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Try to imagine a spaceship that could pass right through the Earth without even noticing it was there; a spaceship that could cross the vastness of space at the speed of light, and then penetrate into the very heart of subatomic matter to seek out its fundamental structure. Imagine, then, a particle that is almost nothing that can tell you almost everything about the structure of matter and the evolution of the
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christine Sutton
ISBN: 0521364043 9780521364041 0521367034 9780521367035
OCLC Number: 25246163
Description: xiv, 244 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Foreword / F. Reines --
1. Introduction --
2. neutrino hypothesis --
trouble with beta-rays --
denouement --
energy crisis --
desperate remedy --
Rebuilding the nucleus --
view of creation --
Enter the neutrino --
3. What is a neutrino? --
Neutrinos galore --
Neutrinos seen --
death of parity --
vampire neutrino --
left-handed neutrino --
massive neutrino --
Weighing the neutrino --
Whose neutrino is it? --
Virtual neutrinos --
4. How many neutrinos? --
heavy electron --
One neutrino, or two? --
first high-energy neutrino experiment --
And then there were three! --
Weighing neutrinos --
II --
Oscillating neutrinos --
Counting neutrinos --
5. Nuclear spaceships --
Neutrino beams --
giant's mother --
Neutral currents --
Inside the proton --
Partons as quarks --
In the giant's footsteps --
an epilogue --
6. Solar spaceships --
solar furnace --
Ups and downs --
Down the Homestake Gold Mine --
second solar neutrino experiment --
Trouble with the Sun --
Trouble with neutrinos --
gallium solution --
Light water, heavy water --
perfect detector --
7. Cosmic spaceships --
event of a lifetime --
first messengers --
Extraterrestrial neutrinos --
Neutrino telescopes --
Underwater neutrinos --
In the beginning... --
expanding Universe --
cosmic cooker --
Relic neutrinos --
Neutrinos as dark matter --
8. Moonbase neutrino.
Responsibility: Christine Sutton.
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