Chargino

In particle physics, the chargino is a hypothetical particle which refers to the mass eigenstates of a charged superpartner, i.e. any new electrically charged fermion (with spin 1/2) predicted by supersymmetry.[1][2] They are linear combinations of the charged wino and charged higgsinos. There are two charginos that are fermions and are electrically charged, which are typically labeled
C±
1
(the lightest) and
C±
2
(the heaviest), although sometimes and are also used to refer to charginos, when is used to refer to neutralinos. The heavier chargino can decay through the neutral Z boson to the lighter chargino. Both can decay through a charged W boson to a neutralino:


C±
2

C±
1
+
Z0

C±
2

0
2
+
W±

C±
1

0
1
+
W±

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Klapdor-Kleingrothaus, H. V.; Krivosheina, I. V. (1999). Lepton and Baryon Number Violation in Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology: Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Lepton and Baryon Number Violation (Lepton-Baryon 98), European Centre for Theoretical Studies (ECT), Trento, Italy, 2. CRC Press. p. 469. ISBN 978-1-4822-6863-8. Retrieved 19 June 2020.
  2. ^ Abazov, V. M.; et al. (2005). "Search for Supersymmetry via Associated Production of Charginos and Neutralinos in Final States with Three Leptons". Physical Review Letters. 95 (15): 151805. arXiv:hep-ex/0504032. Bibcode:2005PhRvL..95o1805A. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.95.151805. PMID 16241718. Lay summary.

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