Attempt on detection of natural neutrinos by a simple and compact apparatus

Wei Liu, Kenji Ishibashi, Hidehiko Arima, Shunsuke Ishimoto, Takashi Iijima, Yoshiaki Katano, Yousuke Naoi

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A simple and compact apparatus was developed for detection of natural neutrinos on the basis of a new hypothesis. The experimental apparatus consisted of two electrodes, fiber material and purified water. Fiber materials such as raw silk, nylon and polyester were tested in measuring the output voltage generated between two electrodes. The apparatus utilizing the raw silk produced an appreciably high output voltage. After it was irradiated with intense flux of reactor neutrinos, its output voltage became higher than that of the non-irradiated one. The experimental results suggest that the voltage appears as the interaction between the natural neutrinos and the purified water: raw silk induces non vector-axial interaction. The reactor neutrinos are considered to make the non vector-axial interaction field active. Very-low energy neutrinos of 1 to 10 keV may be existed in nature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-86
Number of pages8
JournalMemoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy(all)
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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