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What is a Branon?

  1. Nov 7, 2008 #1
    I was looking at the wikipedia "List of particles" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_particles) and I came across something called a "Branon."

    Wikipedia didn't have a page for it, but upon searching google I found a few papers on it. Still being in school, I could understand very little of the papers but I think it is a boson needed for either branes to keep their 7 extra dimensions "rolled up" or it is some kind of boson which is exchanged between different branes. I did see that it was a Dark Matter candidate as it would be a WIMP.

    Now that is a very big guess because in all honesty I understood almost none of the papers. But I would appreciate it if someone could possibly set me straight.

    What on earth is a branon?
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 9, 2008 #2
    Re: Branon?

    I don't know, but whatever it is, it sounds crunchy.
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