MiniBooNE scientists demonstrate a new way to probe the nucleus with muon neutrinos.
Tiny particles known as neutrinos are an excellent tool to study the inner workings of atomic nuclei. Unlike electrons or protons, neutrinos have no electric charge, and they interact with an atom’s core only via the weak nuclear force. This makes them a unique tool for probing the building blocks of matter. But the challenge is that neutrinos are hard to produce and detect, and it is very difficult to determine the energy that a neutrino has when it hits an atom.
By Kurt Reisselmann.
Read this article at the Fermilab web site: http://news.fnal.gov/2018/04/neutrino-experiment-at-fermilab-delivers-an-unprecedented-measurement/