A Stable H-Dibaryon: Dark Matter Candidate Within QCD?

Glennys R. Farrar

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    Abstract

    Particle physics arguments suggest that the H-dibaryon - a state consisting of two u, two d, and two s quarks-may have a mass ≈ 1.5 ± 0.2 MeV, and that rH ≲ 1/4 rN. Remarkably, the observed stability of nuclei and other experimental limits do not exclude this scenario at present, as discussed here. If they are present in sufficient abundance, relic H's would be the cold dark matter. Tests of this scenario are discussed.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)1211-1218
    Number of pages8
    JournalInternational Journal of Theoretical Physics
    Volume42
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jun 1 2003

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    Keywords

    • Dark matter
    • H-dibaryon

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Mathematics(all)
    • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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