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(Submitted February 09, 1999)

Which method is used for actually detecting neutrinos?

The Answer

Most neutrino detectors use the light produced when a neutrino interacts with an electron or nucleus. Look at the home pages listed on http://dir.yahoo.com/Science/Physics/High_Energy_and_Particle_Physics/Neutrino_Detection/.

David Palmer and Samar Safi-Harb
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