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Second Results

NOvA shines new light on how neutrinos behave

Fermilab Press Release, August 8, 2016

Scientists from the NOvA collaboration have announced an exciting new result that could improve our understanding of the behavior of neutrinos. Neutrinos have previously been detected in three types, called flavors – muon, tau and electron. They also exist in three mass states, but those states don’t necessarily correspond directly to the three flavors. They relate to each other through a complex (and only partially understood) process called mixing, and the more we understand about how the flavors and mass states connect, the more we will know about these mysterious particles. NOvA scientists have seen evidence that one of the three neutrino mass states might not include equal parts of muon and tau flavor, as previously thought. Scientists refer to this as “nonmaximal mixing,” and NOvA’s preliminary result is the first hint that this may be the case for the third mass state. full text

Эксперимент NOvA обнаружил новые свойства нейтрино

Перевод релиза на Чердаке, 12/08/2016

Ученые из коллаборации NOvA представили доказательство того, что третье массовое состояние, v3, содержит неодинаковые доли мюонных и тау-нейтрино. Физики называют этот эффект «немаксимальное смешивание». полный текст статьи

First Oscillation Results

Fermilab experiment sees neutrinos change over 500 miles

Fermilab Press Release, August 7, 2015

Scientists on the NOvA experiment saw their first evidence of oscillating neutrinos, confirming that the extraordinary detector built for the project not only functions as planned but is also making great progress toward its goal of a major leap in our understanding of these ghostly particles. full text