ERIC Number: ED055808
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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The Elusive Neutrino, Understanding the Atom Series.
This booklet is one of the booklets in the "Understanding the Atom Series" published by the U. S. Atomic Energy Commission for high school science teachers and their students. The discovery of the neutrino and the research involving this important elementary particle of matter is discussed. The introductory section reviews topics basic to the understanding of neutrino research: the electron, isotopes, wave character of the electron, spin, the neutron, transformation of particles, the photon, electromagnetic properties, interactions, and relativistic mass. The major portion of the discussion describes how the existence of neutrinos was confirmed, including such concepts as the laws of conservation, the paradox of the energy-momentum balance, particle-antiparticle annihilation, and other topics. Numerous photographs and diagrams are utilized and a list of suggested references is included. (PR)
Descriptors: Atomic Theory, Instructional Materials, Measurement Techniques, Nuclear Physics, Radiation, Resource Materials, Science History, Secondary School Science
USAEC, P. O. Box 62, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 37830 (Free)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Atomic Energy Commission, Oak Ridge, TN. Div. of Technical Information.