squark n : a quark with an electric charge of -1/3 and a mass 988 times that of an electron and a strangeness of -1 [syn: strange quark]
- A hypothetical supersymmetric counterpart to a quark, having a spin of 0 instead of one-half.
In particle physics, a sfermion is any of the class of spin-0 superpartners of ordinary fermions appearing in supersymmetric extensions to the Standard Model. Thus, the sfermions include the squarks and the sleptons.
SquarkSquark is a hypothetical boson superpartner of a quark whose existence is implied by supersymmetry.
SleptonSlepton is a hypothetical boson superpartner of a lepton whose existence is implied by supersymmetry. Sleptons have the same flavour and electric charge as corresponding leptons and their spin is zero. In an exactly supersymmetric world they also must have the same mass, but thus far such a particle has not been observed. If they exist, supersymmetry must be broken and their mass is beyond current experimental reach.