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How do you distinguish between neutrinos of different types?

  1. Dec 3, 2012 #1
    since we don't know its mass,, is it by looking at the lepton by products?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Dec 4, 2012 #2
    Exactly.

    When measuring a [itex]\nu[/itex], we don't have the sensitivity required to idendify the mass eigenstate.

    we measure the flavor, by identifying the flavor of the lepton produced.

    See for example opera's measurement of tau neutrinos in a muon neutrino dominated beam

    by identifying the tau decay http://arxiv.org/pdf/1006.1623v1.pdf
     
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