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Yes! Neutrino detectors can be used to detect nuclear weapons. (Ref: The above story is based on materials provided by Virginia Tech. )
Neutrinos are produced by the decay of radioactive elements, and nuclear reactors produce large amounts of neutrinos that cannot be shielded or disguised, which could help regulatory agencies monitor plutonium production.
Measuring neutrino emissions allows scientists to infer the plutonium content of a reactor from outside the building, according to a letter in Physical Review Letters written by Patrick Huber, an associate professor of physics and a member of the Center for Neutrino Physics at Virginia Tech, with Thomas Shea, a 20-year veteran of the International Atomic Energy Agency, and graduate students Eric Christensen of Westminster, Maryland, a doctoral student in physics, and Patrick Jaffke of Arlington, Virginia, a doctoral student in physics and a master’s student in nuclear engineering.
Year 2012 started with a struggle among the intellectuals and scientists when CERN released the finding that “Neutrinos travel faster than light”
But, now the scientists of CERN suspect that it could be an error in measurement of time that caused the faulty calculation. They are blaming the loose connection in Fibre Optic Cables and the GPS signals. A GPS correction applied to the time sensor after triggering the neutrinos could have caused the error in measurement of time.
The extremely small timespan of 60 nanoseconds could easily be caused by either or both of these causes or may be some error due to other causes. However the scientists will be re-evaluating the procedure and will be repeating with apparatus equipped with more precise measuring systems.
Till then – “NOTHING TRAVELS FASTER THAN LIGHT & EINSTEIN CONTINUES TO ROCK”
The absolute scale of neutrino masses is very important for understanding the evolution and the structure formation of the Universe as well as for nuclear and particle physics beyond the present standard model.
Elastic scattering of 4He atoms when they approach the surface of 4He liquid, has been studied. The liquid surface is assumed to be uniform and the density profile is the same along and perpendicular to the surface. The incident 4He atom will interact with a large number of 4He atoms in the liquid near the surface of liquid 4He. Hence, the effective interaction of the incident particle will be due to many-body forces.
Was Einstein Wrong? What is the neutrino particle which traveled faster than light?
As we know it now; Neutrino is a neutral subatomic particle with a mass close to zero and half-integral spin, rarely reacting with normal matter.
Three types of neutrinos are known –
Einstein’s theory of relativity suggested that no particle can travel faster than light in vacuum.
If neutrino travels, there is something wrong and we have to make necessary amendments
If neutrinos travel at the speed of light through a vacuum, and rarely interact with matter, how fast do they travel through the nucleus of an atom?
(David Tate asked)