the liberal use of mirror matter
Harder, David A
Mar 07, 2002 06:04 PST
Experiments have shown that beta decay has a preferred helicity.
The 17 kev neutrino controversy is an issue of cosmological importance and
the key to that mystery. John Simpson was the first to observe the 17 kev
hump in the beta spectrum of sulfur 35. A team at Berkeley and Oxford
confirmed the result.
There are two modes of decay which occur. One mode is a weak interaction
which is prompt. An electron and an antineutrino emerge from nuclear space.
The other mode of decay is not prompt and not weak. It is not governed by
the dynamics of weak interaction and does not occur in nuclear space. An
electron and an antineutrino bound in a boson state leaves the nucleus and
then decays. The hump in the beta spectrum is evidence of decay from that
The preferred helicity in beta decay is due to the competing modes.
The solar neutrino deficit is an issue of decay dynamics and gallium
detectors. Neutrinos generated in the sun by weak interaction have the
appropriate helicity to be absorbed in the gallium by weak interaction.
Neutrinos generated by other modes are not detected. It is not an issue of