Fusión nuclear dentro de la materia oscura

Por • 12 may, 2022 • Sección: Ciencia y tecnología

Javier F. Acevedo, Joseph Bramante, Alan Goodman

A new dynamic is identified between dark matter and nuclei. Nuclei accelerated to MeV energies by the internal potential of composite dark matter can undergo nuclear fusion. This effect arises in simple models of composite dark matter made of heavy fermions bound by a light scalar field. Cosmologies and detection prospects are explored for composites that catalyze nuclear reactions in underground detectors and stars, including bremsstrahlung radiation from nuclei scattering against electrons in hot plasma formed in the composite interior. If discovered and collected, this kind of composite dark matter could in principle serve as a ready-made, compact nuclear fusion generator.

arXiv:2012.10998v2 [hep-ph] for this version)
High Energy Physics – Phenomenology (hep-ph); Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics (astro-ph.CO); High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena (astro-ph.HE); High Energy Physics – Experiment (hep-ex)

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