Talk:Solar neutrino

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Clarification request[edit]

Nice Article on the subject. I think the end could do with some re writting to clarrify it. Will come back when I have time. Hope my changes meet with approval. CaptinJohn 14:45, 11 September 2007 (UTC)

Questions I think should be answered in the test: (1) What does the reaction in the the bottom right box in the diagram represent? My guess is that it is a fission reaction. (2) What does the asterisk "*" mean in this box, and the one above? My guess is that it means 8Be is radioactive. (3) If I am right about (1) and (2), why is there no gamma in the reaction to carry away some of the realeased energy?

After writing the above, I found answers to my questions on the Physics Forum

I hope some one will incorporate this information into the article. I am reluctant to try that myslf since i am unfamiliar with using the proper formatting and style. BuzzBloom (talk) 12:19, 2 July 2015 (UTC)

I have finally decided to try my hand at the edits I feel are necessary. It took some trial and error to finally get it right. That is why several edits are in the history log rather than one. One of the changes is to explain the asterisk in the figure, and to add asterisks to the equations to match what is in the figure. I also added the equation corresponding to the last one (lower right) in the figure. Then I changed "atom" to "nucleus" and "atoms" to "nuclei". This is because all the reactions discussed are nuclear reactions, since there are no atoms involved; all nuclei are fully ionized so that no electrons are bound to the nuclei. BuzzBloom (talk) 18:51, 3 November 2015 (UTC)