Talk:Homestake experiment

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Units[edit]

Would it be an idea to either update the article to SI-units, or include a conversion within paranthesises? I came here specifically because I needed to know how much perchloroethylene was used in the experiment. Being a European scientist I then had to find an external converter from gallons to cubic meters. It's my understanding (from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Manual_of_Style_%28dates_and_numbers%29#Scientific_and_technical_units ) that SI units are generally to be used in articles regarding science, but not being an experienced editor I didn't want to make changes without checking first. /Greger 85.235.1.129 (talk) 09:19, 27 May 2011 (UTC)

First response[edit]

"The first response from the scientific community was that either Bahcall or Davis had made a mistake."

Surely not the whole scientific community? Years before (in 1967), Bruno Pontecorvo had written:
“From an observational point of view the ideal object is the sun. If the oscillation length is smaller than the radius of the sun region effectively producing neutrinos, direct oscillations will be smeared out and unobservable. The only effect on the earth’s surface would be that the flux of observable sun neutrinos must be two times smaller than the total (active and sterile) neutrino flux.” Ssscienccce (talk) 11:54, 17 July 2014 (UTC)