Possible Detection of Natural Neutrinos by Use of Small Apparatus monitoring

Liu Wei, K. Ishibashi, H. Arima, T. Iijima, Y. Katano, Y. Naoi

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A simple and compact apparatus was developed for detection of natural neutrinos on the basis of a new hypothesis in this study. 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 the two electrodes. The apparatus utilizing raw silk produced an appreciable high output voltage. After this kind of apparatus was irradiated with intense flux of reactor neutrinos, its output voltage became higher than that of the non-irradiated one. Moreover, the electrochemical interaction of the materials dissolved from the raw silk to the purified water was not confirmed to be attributed to the output voltage in the apparatus. Thus, the output voltage of experimental apparatus using the raw silk was regarded as a result from the interaction between the natural neutrinos and the purified water. This interaction, which was induced by the raw silk, is defined as non-standard vector-axial vector interaction. The reactor neutrinos are considered to make the non-standard vector-axial vector interaction field active. Very-low energy neutrinos of 1 to 10 keV may experimentally be testified to exist in nature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)487-490
Number of pages4
Journaljournal of nuclear science and technology
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering


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