Q-ball candidates for self-interacting dark matter

Alexander Kusenko, Paul J. Steinhardt

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Abstract

Nontopological solitons known as Q-balls are proposed as candidates for collisional dark matter. The self-interactions of these Q-balls are characterized by a large cross section due to their extended geometry. It is conceivable that Q-balls have significant interactions with ordinary matter, either strong interactions or interactions mediated by a heavy Z' boson.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number141301
Pages (from-to)141301/1-141301/4
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume87
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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