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How is an electron neutrino different from a normal neutrino?

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D. Ronald

D. Ronald, Writer, Austin

Answered on Feb 20, 2019

The electron neutrino is known to be a particle that does not have any electric charge. This can form with an electron so that it can form leptons The mass of this is very small but it cannot be considered as zero. The normal neutrino is considered to be the smallest massive particle. It is so small that it can pass through different types of matter undetected.


The main difference of this with the electron neutrino is that this can interact with other neutrinos although the interaction is usually weak. Electron neutrinos usually cannot interact with each other. The normal neutrinos were thought to be massless before but upon closer inspection, they have shown some differences with their total mass.

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J. connor, Content Marketing executive, MA, Minsk,Poland

Answered on Feb 08, 2019

An electron neutrino is a particle. This particle, though, that does not have an electric charge. The reason how an electron neutrino is different from an electron is based upon the lepton. Leptons are the particles that only spin half an integer. A normal neutrino is related to the leptons because it is also an elementary particle. It spins an half integer like the lepton. However, it is a fermion.


The biggest difference between the electron neutrino and the normal neutrino interacts but in a weak fashion with the force and gravity. The leptons have almost no interaction especially strong interactions. There seems to be more similarities than differences in these two types of neutrinos because of their characteristics associated with each of them.

G. Roland

G. Roland, Professor, Austin

Answered on Jan 24, 2019

To understand the differ nice between en electron neutrino and a normal neutrino, it must first be understood what a neutrino is. A neutrino is a subatomic particle that is neutral. It’s mass is zero, has a half-integer spin, and rarely interacts with matter. When a subatomic lepton particle, hitch has no electric charge, joins an electron, it creates a first generation of leptons known as electron neutrinos. Thus, the main difference is that an electron neutrino is a type of neutrino that has a charge, while a typical neutrino is neutral.


However, all neutrinos have similar properties and normal neutrinos and electron neutrinos each have an antineutrino and antielectron neutrino counterpart. Millions of neutrinos constantly pass through your body. It was recently found that neutrinos actually do have a small mass; less than one millionth of that of an electron. Lastly, neutrinos travel slightly less than the speed of light, so they cannot be detected.

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