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A list of key readings about Neutrino.
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  • Graciela B. Gelmini, Alexander Kusenko, Thomas J. Weiler. (2010) Through Neutrino Eyes. Scientific American. May 2010. Pp. 38-45. Preview of Article.
    • "Neutrinos are no longer just a curiosity of physics but a practical tool for astronomy...Neutrinos will give astronomers a type of x-ray vision far better than actual x-rays. Being the most unreactive type of subatomic particle, they pass through intervening matter as though it were hardly there—revealing the cores of stars and other dramatic but otherwise hidden places in the cosmos."
  • Radioactivity. (2010). In Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved July 12, 2010, from Encyclopædia Britannica Online.
  • Allen SW, Schmidtn RW, Bridle SL. (2008) A preference for a non-zero neutrino mass from cosmological data.
    • "We present results from the analysis of cosmic microwave background (CMB), large scale structure (galaxy redshift survey) and X-ray galaxy cluster (baryon fraction and X-ray luminosity function) data, assuming a geometrically flat cosmological model and allowing for tensor components and a non-negligible neutrino mass. From a combined analysis of all data, assuming three degenerate neutrinos species, we measure a contribution of neutrinos to the energy density of the universe, Ωνh2 = 0.0059(+0.0033;−0.0027)(68 per cent confidence limits), with zero falling on the 99 per cent confidence limit. This corresponds to ~4 per cent of the total mass density of the Universe and implies a species-summed neutrino mass Σimi = 0.56(+0.30;−0.26)eV, or mi = 0.2eV per neutrino."
  • Fiorentini G, Lissia M, Mantovani F, Vannucci R. 2005) A brief review on geo-neutrinos. Nuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements 145:170–173.
    • Abstract:The detection of neutrinos from U, Th, and K decay in the Earth (geo-neutrinos) will help to fix the total amount of long-lived radioactive elements and thus the radiogenic contribution to the terrestrial heat. Moreover, it will provide a direct test of a fundamental paradigm about the origin, formation and structure of the Earth, i.e., the Bulk Silicate Earth model. Alternative or variant models of Earth (including the presence of potassium or the possibility of a giant reactor in the core) can also be checked. This short review presents the status and prospects in this exciting field of research.