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What happens in neutrino antineutrino annihilation ? Neutrinos are absorbed by atoms only extremely rarely So I'm thinking would't it be far easier to detect neutrinos by annihilating them ? As far as I know fusion reactions (like in the Sun) create neutrinos and fission reactions (like in fission reactors) create antineutrinos (although I could be wrong and its the other way around). Should't it be possible to detect the Sun's neutrinos using the antineutrinos of one of our earthbound nuclear reactors ? What would be the particles produced in this annihilation ? Shouldn't they be far easier to detect than the neutrinos and antineutrinos themselves ? A related question is would you please explain the current controversy over whether there even exists any distinction between neutrinios and antineutrinos (some claim they are the same particle), has this been settled experimentally or not ? Thanks a lot !
Re: What happens in neutrino antineutrino annihilation ?
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