Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
Brane matter, hidden or mirror matter, their various avatars and mixings: many faces of the same physics
Department of Physics, University of Namur (FUNDP), 61 rue de Bruxelles, 5000, Namur, Belgium
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Published online: 20 November 2012
Numerous papers deal with the phenomenology related to photon–hidden-photon kinetic mixing and with the effects of a mass mixing on particle–hidden-particle oscillations. In addition, recent papers underline the existence of a geometrical mixing between branes which would allow a matter swapping between branes. These approaches and their phenomenologies are reminiscent of each other but rely on different physical concepts. In the present paper, we suggest there is no rivalry between these models, which are probably many faces of the same physics. We discuss some phenomenological consequences of a global framework.
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