After much faffing, to borrow a phrase from English climbing friends, I have decided that the best name and phase convention is this one.

That puts ordinary matter at $+ 2/9$ and mirror matter at $- 2/9$. It lets the $\overline{\nu}_{R}$ antineutrino annihilate via composition with the mirror particle $\overline{\nu}_{L}$. It gives left handed neutral particles the $+ \pi /12$ phase. Phew.

6 years ago

Interesting use of the braid group B_3 on 3 strands. Using the homomorphism from B_3 to SL(2,Z) gives a nice matrix description of your particles in terms of SL(2,Z) generators:

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[1 1]

[0 1]

B=

[1 0]

[-1 1]

This gives the following correspondences:

nu_L = (B^-1)A

nu*_L = B(A^-1)

nu_R = (A^-1)B

nu*_R = A(B^-1)

so that, for example

nu*_L(nu*_R)=B(A^-1)A(B^-1)=I

as expected.

Yeah, cool kneemo. Your last result comes from drawing the picture, of course. Good to see we are getting those M theory qubit dualities sorted out, slowly.

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Are they related?

Frank