Friday, September 23, 2011

Neutrino More Faster Than Light Speed

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If true!! Neutrino may break the theory limit set by legend scientist, late Albert Einstein. But this theory still have more research and testing to do before it's can be verified. Group of physicists involved said that, experiments are done at the European Centre for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Switzerland and a laboratory in Italy show that particles traveling at 300,006,000 metres per second. This is more faster than speed of light which is 299,792,458 metres per second.

Neutrinos are similar to the more familiar electron, with one crucial difference: neutrinos do not carry electric charge, which means that they are not affected by the electromagnetic forces which act on electrons. Neutrinos are affected only by the weak sub-atomic force of much shorter range than electromagnetism, and are therefore able to pass through great distances within matter without being affected by it. Neutrinos also interact gravitationally with other particles [1].

Neutrinos are created as a result of certain types of radioactive decay or nuclear reactions such as those that take place in the Sun, in nuclear reactors, or when cosmic rays hit atoms. There are three types, or "flavors", of neutrinos: electron neutrinos, muon neutrinos and tau neutrinos. Each type also has a corresponding antiparticle, called an antineutrino. Electron neutrinos (or antineutrinos) result when protons decay, through beta decay, to neutrons, or vice versa. Interactions involving neutrinos are mediated by the weak interaction [1].

 If this theory true, can it be use in telecommunication service ?. The application of light was verified and now we using it in communication technology.

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