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Fermionic force carriers?

  1. Aug 30, 2011 #1
    Im just starting to learn about super symmetry and I have a question. If super symmetry says ever boson has a fermion partner and we dint introduce new forces, does that mean in the "super symmetry world" that forces are carried by fermions?
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  3. Aug 30, 2011 #2


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    No really. The gauge bosons are still there, to carry the forces as usual.

    The are some subtleties in the diagrams, of course. The partnership implies that the supersymmetric particle must be in the same representation of the gauge group that the gauge boson. But as you say, it is a fermion, it can not build a classical force field.

    Still, the supermultiplet of a massive gauge vector boson should include one scalar, if susy is unbroken, or midly broken.
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