Photon vs Neutrino - What's the difference?

photon | neutrino |

As nouns the difference between photon and neutrino

is that photon is photon while neutrino is neutrino.



(wikipedia photon)


(en noun)
  • (particle) The quantum of light and other electromagnetic energy, regarded as a discrete particle having zero rest mass, no electric charge, and an indefinitely long lifetime. It is a gauge boson.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author= Fenella Saunders
  • , title= Tiny Lenses See the Big Picture, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=The single-imaging optic of the mammalian eye offers some distinct visual advantages. Such lenses can take in photons from a wide range of angles, increasing light sensitivity. They also have high spatial resolution, resolving incoming images in minute detail.}}

    Derived terms

    * photonics

    See also

    * phonon * plasmon ----



    (en noun)
  • An elementary particle that is classified as a lepton, and has an extremely small but nonzero mass and no electric charge. It interacts with the surroundings only via the weak force or gravitation, making it very difficult to detect.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=September 22 , author=Nick Collins , title=Speed of light 'broken' by scientists , work=Daily Telegraph citation , page= , passage=But researchers at the CERN lab near Geneva claim they have recorded neutrinos , a type of tiny particle, travelling faster than the barrier of 186,282 miles (299,792 kilometres) per second.}}