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Majorana Neutrinos — Their Electromagnetic Properties and Neutral Current Weak Interactions

  • Boris Kayser
Part of the Studies in the Natural Sciences book series (SNS, volume 19)

Abstract

In grand unified theories, the possibility that neutrinos are massive Majorana particles is a rather attractive option. Thus, it becomes interesting to try to build up a picture of the kind of animal a Majorana neutrino is. With that aim in mind, I would like to talk about two aspects of Majorana neutrinos: their electromagnetic properties, and their neutral current weak interactions. Before I do that, I would like to very carefully define what I will mean by a Majorana neutrino, and say a little bit about Majorana-Dirac confusion.

Keywords

Form Factor Electric Dipole Moment Grand Unify Theory Nonrelativistic Limit Majorana Neutrino 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Boris Kayser
    • 1
  1. 1.National Science FoundationUSA

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