Finding hidden neutrinos with MicroBooNE

Categories: Intensity Frontier
Published on: February 26, 2020
The display shows the decay of a heavy neutrino as it would be measured in the MicroBooNE detector. Scientists use such simulations to understand what a signal in data would look like. Image: MicroBooNE collaboration

Neutrinos have baffled scientists for decades as their properties and behavior differ from those of other known elementary particles. Their masses, for example, are much smaller than the masses measured for any other elementary matter particle we know. They also carry no electric charge and  interact only very rarely – through the weak force — with matter. At Fermilab, a chain of accelerators generates neutrino beams so researchers can study neutrino properties and understand their role in the formation of the universe.
By Owen GoodwinDavide PorzioStefan Söldner-Rembold and Yun-Tse Tsai .

You can read the entire article here, at the Fermilab News website.

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