photino

photino

[fō′tē·nō]
(particle physics)
A hypothetical counterpart of the photon, postulated to exist in supersymmetry theories.
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Snellman, "Observable monochromatic photons from cosmic photino annihilation," Physical Review D, vol.
Theoretical physicists view gravity as having superpartner "gravitino," which carries its force throughout the world and Universe, electromagnetism the "photino", the weak nuclear force the "wino" and "zino", and the strong nuclear force the "gluino".
Every kind of particle thus has a supersymmetric counterpart, called its "superpartner." The electron, for example, has as its partner the super-electron, just as the photon has its photino. Bosons and fermions are intertwined, unable to exist without each other.
Information about past typhoons that affected Taiwan was collected from the website of the Taiwan Meteorological Bureau (http:// photino.cwb.gov.tw/tyweb/mainpage.
The photon would be joined by the photino, the graviton by the gravitino, the gluon by the gluino, and the W and Z vector bosons (how I love those guys!) by the wino and zino.
Occasionally, highly original aliens appear to be based on scientific theory rather than terrestrial beings, such as the intelligent peripatetic nebula of Fred Hoyle's The Black Cloud (1957), Stephen Baxter's Qax (which is embodied as turbulent energy flow) and photino birds (tiny congeries of dark matter), not to mention Solaris's telepathic planetary cyctoplasma and Olaf Stapledon's Martian cluster-mind.
String theory also predicts that for every known matter particle (quarks, electron, neutrino, etc) to have as-yet-undiscovered corresponding superforce carrier particle (photino, gluino, Wino, Zino, etc.) and every known force carrier particle (photon, gluon, W, Z, etc.) to have an as-yet-discovered corresponding supermatter particle (Squark, Selectron, Sneutrino, etc).
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Goldberg, "Constraint on the photino mass from cosmology," Physical Review Letters, vol.
Every particle thus has a supersymmetric counterpart, called its "superpartner." The electron's partner is the super-electron, and the photon's superpartner is called the photino. Through supersymmetry, matter and force are intertwined and inseparable aspects of nature, each unable to exist without the other.
For example, scientists call the electron's hypothetical partner a selectron and the photon's partner a photino. The partners are thought to be so heavy that they would be created only infrequently, if at all, at the energies provided by today's colliders.
Amako et al., "Measurement of the differential cross sections of [e.sup.+][e.sup.-] [right arrow] [gamma][gamma] and [e.sup.+][e.sup.-] [right arrow] [gamma][gamma] at [square root of s] = 55,56,56.5 and 57 GeV and search for unstable photino pair production," Zeitschrift fur Physik C, vol.