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Antineutrinos? Is this a plausible theory?

  1. Apr 7, 2012 #1
    Since neutrinos have no charge and are not visible, could it be possible that neutrinos could be a new fundamental particle? Since every particle has a anti matter part, nuetrinoparticles might as well have an antinuetrinoparticle counterpart? Maybe things like neutrinoprotons and neutrinoelectrons could exist. I'm confused about all this, but you tell me. This is just a random theory that came to mind.
     
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  3. Apr 7, 2012 #2
    Neutrinos are a fundamental particle, and there are 3 types of them: tau neutrinos, electron neutrinos, and muon neutrinos. Also, anti-neutrinos do exist, they are produced in nuclear beta decay, and have right-handed helicity (compared to the neutrino's left-handed helicity).

    About the 'neutrinoprotons' and 'neutinoelectron' part, no such things exist. Here is a list of all known particles:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_particles

    You should read this page:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neutrino
     
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