Physics - A New Elementary Particle Symmetry?
Spin Inversion Symmetry (SIS) is currently a conjecture.
It says says that every elementary particle of spin s has a dual particle of spin 1/s. Of course, SIS does not apply to the spin 0 Higgs. But it applies to all other elementary particles in the Standard Model and to the graviton.
For example, applying SIS to the 3 neutrinos (electron neutrino, muon neutrino, tau neutrino), and assuming charge is conserved, we get 3 neutral spin-2 particles.
Applying SIS to the 3 leptons (electron, muon, tau), and assuming charge is conserved, we get 3 charged spin-2 particles.
The photon is interesting. It's spin-1 so the photon is its own dual. The same is true for the W and Z bosons that mediate the weak force, and also for the gluon that mediates the color force.
SIS is still a hunch.. or conjecture. But if true the implications are amazing.
Content written and posted by Ken Abbott email@example.com