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Neutrino

All neutrinos are electrically uncharged elementary particles with spin ½.

 


Explanation

Neutrinos are leptons and thus fermions.

N e u t r i n o s
νe
e neutrino
νµ
µ neutrino
ντ
τ neutrino
ν̅e
elektron
antineutrino
ν̅µ
muon
antineutrino
ν̅τ
tau
antineutrino

Because antineutrinos and neutrinos are neutral particles, it is possible that they are the same particle. Particles that have this property are known as Majorana particles.

 


Additional information

The neutrino was postulated in 1932 by Wolfgang Pauli as an elementary particle that arises at the transition from a neutron to a proton and an electron.

 


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