Neutrinos: Energy Source Resource & Development
Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein
Wolfgang Ernst Pauli
Wolfgang Ernst Pauli
STEPHEN HAWKING
STEPHEN HAWKING
Nikola Tesla
Nikola Tesla
Arthur McDonald
Arthur McDonald
Takaaki Kajita
Takaaki Kajita
Jack Steinberger
Jack Steinberger
Konstantin Meyl
Konstantin Meyl
Holger Thorsten Schubart
Holger Thorsten Schubart
Throughout human history, new technologies have always displaced existing jobs. As you travel across planet Earth in the 21st century, you’ll find that there are hardly any hunter-gatherers left. Instead, you’ll find plenty of teachers, doctors, lawyers, and, yes, truck drivers. Like many other professionals, however, truck drivers across the
As humanity has yearned for the stars, its energy output has needed to stay in balance with increasingly sophisticated technologies. Finding the manpower to row a Viking vessel was far less complex than understanding the engine operation procedures of a modern-day cruise ship, but at every turn, the human race
Ever since the 2015 discovery that neutrinos have mass, scientists around the world have been scrambling to uncover the secrets of these ethereal particles and their newfound energy-generating potential. For the first time, a recent experiment in Germany has determined the maximum upper limit of neutrino mass, which changes everything
Everyone was relieved that Hurricane Dorian, which was a Category 5 hurricane when it hit the Bahamas, didn’t harm the Florida coast too badly and mostly spared coastal states like Georgia, Alabama, and the Carolinas. As Dorian dispersed, however, it affected weather patterns all the way up the Atlantic Coast and,
Before the latest breakthroughs, energy researchers didn’t have enough information to counter the prevailing sentiment. The science pointed to one conclusion: The use of neutrinos is an impractical answer to the current energy crisis because we’ll never gain the capability to harness and convert them. Even if we did find
​​The definition of the Internet of Things is still in flux. Commonly abbreviated as the IoT, this rapidly expanding network of internet-connected devices is under constant scrutiny from academic and policymaking organizations. Just recently, a scientific paper gave an overview of the city of Valencia’s efforts to integrate its burgeoning IoT infrastructure,
Renewable energy is unmistakably the way of the future. As a species, we can’t continue to rely on fossil fuels, and nuclear energy still has many flaws despite recent advancements. To meet the energy needs of the coming age, it’s essential to invest heavily in renewable energy development, but a

Neutrino Wiki jetzt auch auf Deutsch! 

>>Hier zur deutschen Webseite<<

Takaaki Kajita: Discovery of atmospheric neutrino oscillations

Arthur B. McDonald wins 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics

A sci-fi technology becomes commonplace
Throughout human history, new technologies have always displaced existing jobs. As you travel across planet Earth in the 21st century, you’ll find that there are hardly any hunter-gatherers left. Instead, you’ll find plenty of teachers, doctors, lawyers, and, yes, truck drivers. Like many other professionals, however, truck drivers across the
Neutrinos Will Power the Future’s Tech Sector
As humanity has yearned for the stars, its energy output has needed to stay in balance with increasingly sophisticated technologies. Finding the manpower to row a Viking vessel was far less complex than understanding the engine operation procedures of a modern-day cruise ship, but at every turn, the human race
We knew neutrinos have mass – Now we know what they weigh
Ever since the 2015 discovery that neutrinos have mass, scientists around the world have been scrambling to uncover the secrets of these ethereal particles and their newfound energy-generating potential. For the first time, a recent experiment in Germany has determined the maximum upper limit of neutrino mass, which changes everything
Decentralized Power Would Have Protected Canada from Dorian’s Wrath
Everyone was relieved that Hurricane Dorian, which was a Category 5 hurricane when it hit the Bahamas, didn’t harm the Florida coast too badly and mostly spared coastal states like Georgia, Alabama, and the Carolinas. As Dorian dispersed, however, it affected weather patterns all the way up the Atlantic Coast and,
The Wait Is Over: The Neutrino Revolution Is Approaching
Before the latest breakthroughs, energy researchers didn’t have enough information to counter the prevailing sentiment. The science pointed to one conclusion: The use of neutrinos is an impractical answer to the current energy crisis because we’ll never gain the capability to harness and convert them. Even if we did find
Neutrino Energy Will Be Powering the Internet of Things (IoT)
​​The definition of the Internet of Things is still in flux. Commonly abbreviated as the IoT, this rapidly expanding network of internet-connected devices is under constant scrutiny from academic and policymaking organizations. Just recently, a scientific paper gave an overview of the city of Valencia’s efforts to integrate its burgeoning IoT infrastructure,
The China Example: Neutrinovoltaics Help Renewable Energy Infrastructure Grow
Renewable energy is unmistakably the way of the future. As a species, we can’t continue to rely on fossil fuels, and nuclear energy still has many flaws despite recent advancements. To meet the energy needs of the coming age, it’s essential to invest heavily in renewable energy development, but a
Neutrinos: Pioneering the Next Generation of Energy
How Neutrino Energy Helps Prevent Deindustrialization The history of the human race is a story of gradual progress. Thousands of years ago, fire was the most advanced invention that human beings had access to, and throughout the long saga of social evolution, people have gradually developed better and better technologies
Recently Added
Recently added contents and articles.
Neutrinos in the media
Harnessing the power of cosmic radiation
The International Energy Agency predicts that solar power will outpace all other forms of energy by 2040, but solar energy’s inevitable downfall is that it can’t work when the sun isn’t shining. Enter Neutrino Energy and its Power Cubes, able to harness the power of cosmic radiation, or neutrinos, even
University of Oregon: Solar Radiation Monitoring Laboratory
University of Oregon reports: The Era of the ‚Homo Electricus‘ and Neutrino Energy In this era of „homo electricus,“ life without electricity is completely unconceivable. But how is this energy to be generated? At the present time, scientists are working on a new form of technology which will revolutionize mankind’s
The technology for harnessing neutrino is becoming a reality
The technology for harnessing neutrino is becoming a reality as researchers begin to unravel its secrets. In the foreseeable future, neutrinos transformers may do what solar cells are capable of doing with one big difference – since it is not dependent on sunlight, it can generate energy even in the

Work on neutrino win McDonald the Nobel Prize in physics

Neutrino Discovery Leads to Nobel Prize in Physics

What is Neutrino Energy?

“The harness of waterfalls is the most economical method known for drawing energy from the sun,” observed the famed scientist Nikola Tesla. Yet, recent discoveries of unusual properties of a tiny subatomic particle may make Tesla’s opinion obsolete. Modern researchers are now convinced the neutrino is the source of abundant, clean, renewable energy.

The Neutrino: A Mysterious Particle

The idea that matter is made up of small building blocks is very old. Ancient Greek thinkers like Leucippus suggested such a theory and even coined the term “atom” as the name of the tiny unit. By the 1800s, modern scientists expanded on this idea and began to unlock the secrets of the atom. They discovered that atoms were made up of smaller “subatomic” particles like electrons.Yet, these early physicists did not realize that even smaller particles existed until radioactivity was discovered near the beginning of the 20th century. Ernest Rutherford, an early British researcher in radioactive elements, discovered that electrons were emitted when a radioactive substance decays. Further study revealed that there was an unexplained loss of energy during this decay process.

The law of the conservation of energy tipped off scientists that there must be a mysterious particle which contained the missing energy. Physicist Wolfgang Pauli theorized that an unidentified sub atomic particle is emitted along with an electron during the decay process, and called it a “neutron.” In 1931, Italian physicist Enrico Fermi renamed the particle “neutrino” to distinguish it from the just discovered larger neutral particle, the neutron.

It would take scientists another 25 years to verify the existence of neutrinos. In 1956, Los Alamos scientists Clyde Cown, Frederick Reines, and three other researchers detected neutrinos in laboratory experiment that used large tanks of water located near a nuclear reactor. The physicists were able to detect neutrinos emitted from the reactor by recording their interactions with protons in the water. This was the confirmation of Pauli’s theory and proof that neutrinos did exist. The team of scientists eventually won the 1995 Nobel Prize for their discovery.

However, the potential of the tiny particle was unknown at first, since researchers believed neutrinos lack any mass. Without mass, there would be little practical benefit to be harnessed from the sub-atomic particle. It would take another generation of research before the value of neutrinos would be seen.

The Valuable Properties of the Neutrino

Researchers have found that neutrinos possess some valuable properties. First, the tiny particles have mass. This fact eluded scientists for many decades. “Scientists have assumed for decades that, because they interact so little with matter, neutrinos must lack any measurable mass,” writes Jennifer Chu of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.This belief changed when scientists discovered that neutrinos oscillate. Two physicists, working independently of each other, discovered that neutrinos can change between three different “flavors.” This is called “oscillation.” Takaaki Kajita and Arthur B. McDonald shared the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics for their simultaneous discovery of this feature. For oscillation to occur, a neutrino must possess mass.

While the mass amount is so small that it makes it difficult to measure it, this characteristic of a neutrino is still immensely important as a energy source. This is due to energy’s special relationship with mass. Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity described this relationship in the famous equation E=MC2, which revealed that mass can be converted into energy. With trillions of neutrinos reaching earth each day from the Sun, vast amounts of energy can be harnessed if science can unlock the process to convert neutrino mass to electric energy.

Another important property of the neutrino is its “ghost-like” nature. The particle is so small that it does not interact with other materials. This means neutrinos pass through solid matter as if it did not exist. Scientists estimate that billions of neutrinos pass through the Earth each day. This feature means that it would be possible to produce energy anywhere on the face of the earth at any time from sun’s neutrinos – even when a location is facing away from the sun.

The Vast Possibilities for the Future

With an increased understanding of the neutrino, many possibilities exist for practical applications. First, neutrinos may improve monitoring of nuclear weapons. Since every radioactive material produces neutrinos, the production of nuclear weapons by rogue nations could be monitored with detectors tuned to identify neutrinos from a great distance. “[Such a] device would consist of a tank containing thousands of tons of gadolinium-doped water and could theoretically detect antineutrinos from an illicit reactor up to 1,000 kilometers away,” writes Jesse Emspak for Scientific American.Second, neutrinos may be useful in researching the inner depths of the Earth. This is due to the tiny particles’ reactions when passing through materials. A neutrino spins as it travels, and this movement is influenced by the material through which it passes. Scientists believe they could develop neutrino scanners which could “see” into the Earth’s core and identify specific minerals or oil deposits.

Third, communication systems could be improved with the harnessing of neutrinos. Electromagnetic radiation has been the traditional medium for transmitting communication, but it has its limitations. For example, seawater interferes with efficient communication with submerged nuclear submarines. Yet, neutrinos easily pass through seawater, which would make them an idea carrier of communication. While physicists have long theorized that neutrino-based communication was possible, it was not proven possible until a 2012 experiment at Fermilab in Batavia, Illinois. Researchers there used the lab’s neutrino beam projector to transmit the word “neutrino” 1 km.

Finally, the greatest potential benefit of neutrinos is the production of energy.

Though scientists have long dismissed the idea that neutrinos could serve as an energy source, the 2015 discovery of the mass of the neutrino convinced some in the field of science and industry that neutrino energy is possible. Neutrino, Inc. is a U.S. company focused on harnessing the power of the tiny particle. Collaborating with its subsidiary, Neutrino Germany GmbH, Neutrino, Inc. is currently developing neutrino-powered devices that can charge small devices like smart phones. Once this is achieved, the company then will tackle the challenge of developing a charging cell large enough to power an individual home.

“The future is green energy, sustainability, renewable energy,” said former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. The tiny neutrino may be the key to unlocking a future of abundant, clean energy.