The Dark Quantum States of Gravity

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Quantum theory applied to gravitational potentials predicts the existence of certain stable, macroscopic stationary state solutions that intrinsically possess all the physical properties required for dark matter, eliminating the necessity to introduce new particles or new physics. Traditional baryonic material occupying such states will be both stable and weakly interacting. These WIMP-like macroscopic quantum structures function as dark matter candidates for LCDM cosmology on the largest scales where it has been most successful, but retain potential to yield observationally compliant predictions on galactic cluster and sub-cluster scales. Relatively pure, high angular momentum eigenstate solutions form the structural basis of this quantum approach. They are seen to have no classical analogue, and properties radically different to those of traditionally localized matter or orbiting particles. Salient features of some of the solutions include long radiative lifetimes and energies and 'sizes' consistent with that expected for galactic halos. This facilitates the existence of sparsely populated, highly stable structures with negligible electromagnetic emission and inherent inability to gravitationally collapse.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIP 18th National Congress
Subtitle of host publicationincorporating the 27th AINSE Plasma Science Conference
Place of PublicationAustralia
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventAustralian Institute of Physics Congress - Adelaide, S.A., Australia
Duration: 30 Nov 200805 Dec 2008


ConferenceAustralian Institute of Physics Congress


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