- Particles with mass close to 0 ( neutrinos ) oscillate at different flavors while propagating in space.Can charged leptons do the same thing?
Main Question or Discussion Point
Neutrinos oscillate at different flavors while propagating in space and this is due to their mass.Any particle being massless cannot oscillate between different flavors while leptons with the mass of the electron and above are very unlikely to change their flavor. Will we able to detect a change in flavor or the probability is so small well yeah we will never detect similar behavior.And what about virtual particles? When a particle is first created due to the Heisenberg principle we can find it to have different masses.As time passes the particle gets its 'natural' mass.Can a super light electron change its flavor and then what would happen?