Cyclotrons come full circle

Ben Still, who works on the T2K neutrino experiment in Japan, describes the new result they have reported today at the European Physical Society meeting in StockholmFor the first time ever the ghosts of the particle world, neutrinos, have been explicitly seen to actively change personality. Results presented today by the Tokai to Kamioka (T2K) experiment fills in previously unseen parts of the picture of how our universe works at the smallest scales, but it also raises some interesting questions.Neutrino particles are ghostly, difficult to see, particles that have real personality issues. They come in three types, known as flavours: electron (?e), muon (??) and tau (??) neutrinos. The first neutrino experiments used naturally occurring sources of the particles, such as the Sun (electron neutrinos) and cosmic ray particle showers (muon neutrinos), to understand more about how they interacted with the world around them. They seemed to be misbehaving according to either experiment or theory as fewer neutrinos we

Cyclotrons come full circle

US physicists hope to rejuvenate a classic technology to support key neutrino experiments.

Wed 24 Jul 13 from Nature News

News in Brief: Neutrinos caught in evasive behavior

First proof of character shift documented at Japanese detector

Tue 23 Jul 13 from ScienceNews

Physicists call for 5bn Neutrino Factory

Ambitious proposal favoured over cheaper rivals

Mon 22 Jul 13 from Physics World

Neutrino shape-shift points to new physics

A detector in Japan has for the first time seen neutrinos morph between two of their three flavours, offering new ways to probe interactions between matter and antimatter    

Fri 19 Jul 13 from Newscientist

Researchers make new discovery about neutrinos, bringing us one step closer to perhaps solving one of the biggest myster

International research including the UK and Japan has confirmed that subatomic particles called neutrinos have a new form of identity-shifting property. Announced today (19 July 2013) these ...

Fri 19 Jul 13 from Phys.org

Neutrino 'flavour' flip confirmed

Experiments with ghostly neutrino particles in Japan show how one type can change into another type, opening up a new way to probe conditions in the early Universe.

Fri 19 Jul 13 from BBC News

Flavor-flipping neutrinos: key to universe's anti-matter mystery?

Using an underground neutrino detector in Japan, physicists may have found the key to answering a fundamental question: Why does our universe, as we know it, exist at all?

Wed 24 Jul 13 from L.A. Times

Scientists find strange, shape-shifting particles

Exotic particles called neutrinos have been caught in the act of shape-shifting, switching from one flavor to another, in a discovery that could help solve the mystery of antimatter.

Tue 23 Jul 13 from FOXNews

Strange Particles Shape-Shift From One Flavor to Another

Exotic particles called neutrinos have been caught in the act of shape shifting, switching from one flavor to another, in a discovery that could help solve the mystery of antimatter.

Mon 22 Jul 13 from Livescience

T2K neutrino experiment reports new oscillation results

Ben Still, who works on the T2K neutrino experiment in Japan, describes the new result they have reported today at the European Physical Society meeting in StockholmFor the first time ever the ...

Fri 19 Jul 13 from Guardian.co.uk

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