On the 17-keV neutrino

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A brief review on the status of the 17-keV neutrino is presented. Several different experiments found spectral distortions which were consistently interpreted as evidence for a heavy neutrino admixture in [beta] decay. Recent experiments, however, rule out the existence of a 17-keV neutrino as well as escaping criticisms of earlier null results. Moreover, the majority of positive results have been reinterpreted in terms of instrumental effects, despite the need for a different explanation in each case. Anomalies persist in the low energy region of the tritium spectrum which deserve further investigation.

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Hime, A. April 1, 1993.

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A brief review on the status of the 17-keV neutrino is presented. Several different experiments found spectral distortions which were consistently interpreted as evidence for a heavy neutrino admixture in [beta] decay. Recent experiments, however, rule out the existence of a 17-keV neutrino as well as escaping criticisms of earlier null results. Moreover, the majority of positive results have been reinterpreted in terms of instrumental effects, despite the need for a different explanation in each case. Anomalies persist in the low energy region of the tritium spectrum which deserve further investigation.

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  • Workshop on neutrino telescopes, Venice (Italy), 2-4 Mar 1993

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  • Other: DE93012638
  • Report No.: LA-UR-93-1348
  • Report No.: CONF-9303160--1
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6370281
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1212267

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Hime, A. On the 17-keV neutrino, article, April 1, 1993; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1212267/: accessed January 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.