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Neutrino spectrum

  1. Apr 16, 2014 #1
    Is there something like a "neutrino spectrum"?.
    Would it be analog to light spectrum?.
    Sorry for the ignorance, just curious.

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  3. Apr 16, 2014 #2


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    Neutrinos have different energies, just like photons have different energies. But we don't give them different names depending on their energies, like we do with photons (gamma-ray, X-ray, etc.).
  4. Apr 16, 2014 #3


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    Neutrinos also come in 3 different flavors, but that's not really analogous to the photon spectrum...
  5. Apr 18, 2014 #4
    As jtbell implies, there is such a thing for every particle. E.g. people look for dark matter by measuring the energy spectra of electrons and positrons hitting a box strapped to the side of the international space station.
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