Tiny Particle, Giant Detector - Neutrinos

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A Catalyst article about neutrinos. Neutrinos are fundamental particles. They are tiny, a neutrino has a mass about one-millionth of the mass of an electron, and they have no electric charge. This article looks at the detection of these elusive particles which requires the use a giant detector. The one described is from the Katrin experiment at Karlsruhe in Germany. This is designed to give an accurate measurement of the mass of a neutrino and the article describes how it functions.

This article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2011, Volume 21, Issue 4.

Catalyst is a science magazine for students aged 14-19 years. Annual subscriptions to print copies of the magazine can be purchased from Mindsets.

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