muon neutrino

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muon neutrino ‎(plural muon neutrinos)

  1. A leptonic elementary particle having about half the mass of an electron and no charge.
    • 2012, ‘Back to the future’, The Economist, 8 Jun 2012:
      Here, OPERA's scientists told their colleagues in Kyoto that they have spotted a so-called muon-neutrino (of the sort whipped up at CERN) turn into another, tau-flavoured one.