strongly interacting massive particle

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Noun[edit]

strongly interacting massive particle (plural strongly interacting massive particles)

  1. (particle physics) a candidate type of dark matter composed of particles that only interact through the strong nuclear force, one of the fundamental forces of nature, and gravity.

Usage notes[edit]

The "strongly interacting" indicates that the particle only interacts through strong interactions, and not the strength of the interaction

Synonyms[edit]

  • SIMP (abbreviation)

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Derived terms[edit]

  • SIMP (abbreviation)