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squark

 (skwôrk, skwärk)
n.
The hypothetical counterpart to the quark as described in supersymmetry theory.

squark

(skwɑːk)
n
(Atomic Physics) a hypothetical boson partner of a quark, the existence of which is implied by supersymmetry
[C20: from s(uper-) + quark1]
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Noun1.squark - a quark with an electric charge of -1/3 and a mass 988 times that of an electron and a strangeness of -1
quark - (physics) hypothetical truly fundamental particle in mesons and baryons; there are supposed to be six flavors of quarks (and their antiquarks), which come in pairs; each has an electric charge of +2/3 or -1/3; "quarks have not been observed directly but theoretical predictions based on their existence have been confirmed experimentally"
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We will also search for squark and gluino particles predicted by supersymmetry theory, which will be the main target of the next, higher energy, run of the LHC.
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Take the opener, Deep Heat, which moves from jumpy, spiky interaction to a more gentle, harmonious interlude, before haring off into free squark territory and then back to spacey stuff.
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The superpartners (Squark, Selectron, Sneutrino etc) are thought to be more massive than their partners (quark, electron, neutrino etc).
Another interesting possibility is that of a coloured fermionic mediator with an interaction vertex between quarks and the WIMP resulting in a t-channel exchange, as with squark in supersymmetric models:
Led by skipper Mark 'Squark' Bradford, she will be a formidable opponent should conditions suit.
String theory also predicts that for every known matter particle (quarks, electron, neutrino, etc) to have as-yet-undiscovered corresponding superforce carrier particle (photino, gluino, Wino, Zino, etc.) and every known force carrier particle (photon, gluon, W, Z, etc.) to have an as-yet-discovered corresponding supermatter particle (Squark, Selectron, Sneutrino, etc).
The CERN results may indicate the existence of a squark (partner of a quark) of about 50 billion electron-volts mass.