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Searching new phenomena with massive neutrinos

Grant number: 07/06012-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2008
Effective date (End): February 28, 2010
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics - Elementary Particle Physics and Fields
Principal Investigator:Orlando Luis Goulart Peres
Grantee:Maurílio Ferreira Salgado
Home Institution: Instituto de Física Gleb Wataghin (IFGW). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:04/00220-1 - Physics and astrophysics of neutrinos, AP.TEM

Abstract

Mass generation is one challenging open problems in particle physics. In this project, we will try to understand the pattern and hierarchy of neutrino masses. Why is so different from other fermions of the Standard Model? This pattern was build up from the observation of neutrino oscillation, from evidence of many different experiments. This is called the indirect evidence for neutrino masses. For other side, we don't have direct evidence of neutrino masses. We will review the phenomenology of direct evidences of neutrino masses and the role of new experiments to elucidate the pattern of the neutrinos masses. Finally, neutrinos are neutral particles and from that neutrinos can have diverse properties that charged leptons cannot have. One example, is the type of masses,neutrinos can have masses of Dirac type or masses of the Majorana type. This possibility is testable in neutrino less double beta decay experiments. (AU)

Academic Publications
(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
SALGADO, Maurílio Ferreira. Neutrino mass direct measurement phenomenology. 2010. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Física Gleb Wataghin.

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