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Re: Antineutrinos

  1. Aug 26, 2011 #1
    Right after the big bang a gas consisting of many elementary particles, including neutrinos and antineutrinos was produced. I know that the neutrinos decoupled and are believed to form a universal gas presently at about 2K. What happened to the anti-neutrinos?

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  3. Aug 26, 2011 #2


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    Actually one of the major questions in cosmology is what happened to all the antimatter of ALL types that should have been produced after the big bang. Why is there more matter than antimatter? I'm not sure if we have a good answer yet.
  4. Aug 27, 2011 #3


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    The current hypothesis is symetry breaking is the 'bad guy'.
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    When people say neutrinos, you can expect they mean anti-neutrinos as well. The neutrinos and anti-neutrinos would have been produced in nearly equal amounts.
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