Researchers, during an advanced physics study, have yielded the firmest piece of evidence to date of sterile neutrinos, bizarre particles that can travel through the matter with no interplay with it whatsoever.
The first evidence of such evasive particles emerged a few tens of years ago. However, over the years of intensive scientific studies, researchers have been left with no other proof for these mysterious sterile neutrinos particles because many of the new studies partly contradicted the initial studies’ outcomes.
Now, a thorough advanced physics study appears to demonstrate the presence of sterile neutrinos, whereas other studies keep on pointing out that sterile neutrinos are just a myth and, in fact, they don’t exist. According to some scientists, this is a clear sign that something enigmatic is going on in the Universe and makes different advanced physics studies to come in contradiction with each other.
In the ’90s, at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, the researchers carried out a study and discovered the presence of some puzzling new particles, namely, the sterile neutrinos which possess the astonishing property of traveling through matter with no interplay with it whatsoever.
Unfortunately, no other study was able to yield the same outcomes and, therefore, many scientists called sterile neutrinos a myth.
Sterile neutrinos particles might indeed be real
Recently, another advanced physics study called MiniBooNE has found, once again, a trace of the puzzling sterile neutrinos particles, as reported by Live Science.
For the past 50 years, the Standard Model Of Physics, a list of all the known particles that explains how both matter and energy are interacting in the Universe, has been commanding the world of physics.
According to the model, electron, tau, and muon neutrinos have interactions with the matter and, therefore, their detection is doable using some advanced detectors.
But, as Kate Scholberg from the Duke University said on Live Science, the LSND trial produced the first conclusive proof that what humans might be detecting may well not be the complete story.
LSND, as well as MiniBooNE experiment, used neutrinos beams and fired them to a detector concealed in the back of an insulation to suppress the remaining radiations. Afterward, scientists counted up how many sterile neutrinos actually reached the detector.
Both LSND and MiniBooNE trials have yielded similar outcomes, namely, the sterile neutrinos are found in large amounts that the Standard Model predicted.