# Oscillation and Decay

## Background

The three neutrinos (neutrino, muon neutrino and tau neutrino) are known to oscillate, meaning they can change into each other, becoming larger in mass or smaller in mass.

Meanwhile, other particles are known to decay into particles of smaller mass. These particles often have very short lifespans before decaying. Note that the electron and proton are stable particles and are not witnessed to decay, which is why they are found as the key components of atoms. A list of particles was introduced on this site in a familiar table format as atomic elements – the Periodic Table of Particles. ## Explanation

Oscillation and decay imply that there may be a fundamental particle that is the basic building block of energy that causes the formation of these particles. In the energy wave equation solution, this fundamental building block is a wave center that was shown to have properties matching the neutrino.

In the Particles section, the three neutrinos were calculated with a wave center count (K) of K=1, K=8 and K=20 for the neutrino, muon neutrino and tau neutrino respectively. The numbers 2, 8 and 20 are the first three magic numbers for atomic elements where there is more stability noted in elements. At these lower values of K, the energy level required to force wave centers together in these stable arrangements is quite possible in nature – on Earth. Solar neutrinos (K=1) generated by the Sun may combine on their way to Earth. According to the calculations, it would require 8 neutrinos to combine to create the muon neutrino (K=8).

Larger particles would experience decay – the opposite of wave centers combining to create new particles. With decay, particles with wave centers that are not in stable formation would break apart into smaller particles. For example, the tau electron at K=50 wave centers would have multiple possibilities to decay as it has a large number of wave centers. Particles may not be stable due to each wave center attempting to be on the node of the wave.

Atomic nuclei are also created a similar way, with protons and neutrons arranging in geometric formations. It should be logical to think that particles follow natures rules yet again and are structured in a similar way as atomic nuclei. 