Asymmetrical neutrino induced decay of nucleons
Problem- The operation of neutrino detectors shows that nuclide decay rates can be affected by loading of neutrino species. However the underlying principles of this are poorly understood. Purpose- This paper develops a conceptual solution for the neutrino-species interactions with single nucleon decay processes. Approach- The starting point was the non-local hidden-variable (NLHV) solution provided by the Cordus theory, specifically its mechanics for the manipulation of discrete forces and the remanufacture of particle identities. This mechanics was applied to the inverse beta decays and electron capture processes for nucleons. These are situations where the neutrino or antineutrino is supplied as an input, as opposed to being an output as in the conventional decays. Findings- Inverse decays are predicted to be differentially susceptible to inducement by neutrino-species. The inverse ß- neutron decay is predicted to be susceptible to neutrino inducement (but not to the antineutrino). Correspondingly ß+ proton decay is predicted to be induced by input of energetic antineutrinos, but not neutrinos. Hence a species asymmetry is predicted. The inverse electron capture is predicted to be induced by pre-supply of either a neutrino or antineutrino, with different energy threshold requirements in each situation. The neutrino induced channel is predicted to have the greater energy barrier than the antineutrino channels. All the nucleon decay processes (forward, inverse, and induced) may be represented in a single unified decay equation, with transfers across the decay equality resulting in inversion of the matter-antimatter species (hand). Implications- The theory predicts the existence of a number of induced decays with asymmetrical susceptibility to neutrino-species. The results imply that detectors that measure ß- outcomes are measuring neutrinos, and ß+ antineutrinos. Originality- A new methodology is demonstrated for predicting the outcomes of decays and particle transformations. A unified decay relationship is proposed, that expresses all the conventional and induced decay processes. A novel prediction is made, that neutrino-species induce decay of nucleons, and that the interaction is asymmetrical. Hence also, that different decay types are affected differently by the input of energy and neutrino-species. A detailed explanation is provided of how this occurs at the level of the internal structures of the particules. This is an unorthodox outcome and is testable and falsifiable.