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Tritium decay and the hypothesis of tachyonic neutrinos

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Numerous recent measurements indicate an excess of counts near the endpoint of the electron energy spectrum in tritium decay. We show that this effect is expected if the neutrino is a tachyon. Results of calculations, based on a unitary (causal) theory of tachyons, are presented. The hypothesis of tachyonic neutrinos also offers a natural explanation of the vector-axial (V-A) structure of the weak leptonic current in neutrino interactions.

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Received: 12 October 1998 / Published online: 11 March 1999

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Ciborowski, J., Rembieliński, J. Tritium decay and the hypothesis of tachyonic neutrinos. Eur. Phys. J. C 8, 157–161 (1999). https://doi.org/10.1007/s100529901062

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