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Detecting Neutrinos

5 Muon Neutrino

This is section 5 of 13.

Here is its description.

The muon neutrino is an elementary particle which has the symbol (vu) and zero electric charge. Together with the muon it forms the second generation of leptons, hence the name muon neutrino. It was discovered in 1962 by Leon Lederman, Melvin Schwartz and Jack Steinberger. The discovery was rewarded with the 1988 Nobel Prize in Physics.

Muon neutrino can have three types of mass. Mass 1 : Muon neutrino having 66.7% mass of neutrino and others having 16.7% mass, mass 2 : each particle having 33.3% , mass 3 : Electron and tau neutrino having 49% mass and Muon neutrino having 2% mass.



A neutrino is needed only when the event has energy which must be lost, but when there is no real particle available in the event, a neutrino was offered as the mechanism to carry away that energy.

The muon must carry in its kinetic energy any energy to be lost from the collision event in the particle collider or from a high velocity atomic nuclei in cosmic raays.

I suggest there are 4 crucial unknowns in the creation of a muon.

I assume a muon is a damaged proton.

1) the number of impacts taken by the proton which will become a muon.
2) the amount of energy absorbed by this particle for its damage to result in both a reduced mass and a flip in its polarity.

3) with cosmic rays, the atomic nuclei in the event is unknown, both mass and velocity.

Fermi's Interaction suggests when a particle is created, a neutrino is required as well, to carry away any energy lost in the particle's creation.

4) The possibility exists that the muon neutrino is proposed only to match the electron neutrino, but has no valid energy for the muon neutrino to carry.

The muon is not a nwly created particle. A muon is a damaged proton.

There is no need for the muon neutrino.

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