Inside the Neutrino

The first use of a hydrogen bubble chamber to ...

The first use of a hydrogen bubble chamber to detect neutrinos, on November 13, 1970.

We’ve produced a novel conceptual model for neutrino structure.

Neutrinos are those tiny particles that pretty much pass through everything. There are billions of them passing through everything, including our bodies, every second. However they are very unreactive, so they don’t do any harm. But that also means that measuring them is a major challenge to physics.

Nonetheless they are extraordinarily interesting to physics, both to fundamental physics and cosmology. Knowing them better could confirm existing theories or identify whether a different physics was  at work.

What we’ve done is create a model of the internal structure of the neutrino and its antimatter counterpart the antineutrino.

The results include or suggest:

  • the neutrino is not its own antiparticle
  • neutrinoless double beta decay is predicted to be infeasible
  • neutrino predicted to be nominally massless
  • explains  why the neutrino moves at the speed of light
  • gravitational bending of its trajectory is explained
  • explains why neutrinos are always found with left-hand spin, and antineutrinos with right, and suggests that the opposite structures are fundamentally unavailable.

As in all things cordus, the validity of this model is uncertain, because it is based on conjecture and conceptual design. However, simply being able to offer a coherent answer to some of the really difficult WHY questions of neutrino behaviour, and do so with a physically realistic solution, is  a worthwhile contribution on its own.

Now that we have a neutrino solution, we can consider tackling some other problems in fundamental physics. It’s looking quite fun.

The full paper is here and is free to download.



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