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Title: The Weak Nuclear Force: Quantum Chameleon

Abstract

Radioactive decay is the transmutation of one subatomic particle into another. In most instances, what happens is that existing particles move to new configurations. However in radioactive decays using the weak force, a particular kind of particle disappears and is replaced by a completely different particle. In this video, Fermilab’s Dr. Don Lincoln talks about how it all works and even describes a type of decay that has never been observed and, if it were observed, it would require the textbooks be rewritten.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
FNAL (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1349871
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; QUANTUM FORCES; STRONG NUCLEAR FORCE; WEAK NUCLEAR FORCE; ELECTROMAGNETISM; BOSON; PARTICLES; PHOTON; TOP QUARK; FLAVOR CHANGING NEUTRAL CURRENT

Citation Formats

Lincoln, Don. The Weak Nuclear Force: Quantum Chameleon. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Lincoln, Don. The Weak Nuclear Force: Quantum Chameleon. United States.
Lincoln, Don. Thu . "The Weak Nuclear Force: Quantum Chameleon". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1349871.
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abstractNote = {Radioactive decay is the transmutation of one subatomic particle into another. In most instances, what happens is that existing particles move to new configurations. However in radioactive decays using the weak force, a particular kind of particle disappears and is replaced by a completely different particle. In this video, Fermilab’s Dr. Don Lincoln talks about how it all works and even describes a type of decay that has never been observed and, if it were observed, it would require the textbooks be rewritten.},
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year = {Thu Mar 23 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
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