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Can highly-relativistic particles explain part of the dark Universe?
Author(s): Karl Otto Greulich
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Paper Abstract

n attempts to explain dark matter, an important component is often neglected: particles such as ultrafast protons/neutrons, which have a relativistic mass comparable to the Planck mass. They are thus invisible. At a critical speed the mass of a particle reaches that of the Planck mass. The Compton wavelength reaches Its Schwarzschild radius, i.e. the particle becomes invisible. For protons/neutrons this is approx. 1019 times of its mass at rest. With the assumption that particles with a rest mass of only the order of 10 000 Sun masses still have such an ultra relativistic speed, it can be explained that the major part of the mass of the Universe appears as “dark”. It also becomes plausible that even today visible mass is generated from virtually the vacuum, simply by decelerating down such fast particles by collisions with slow matter.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 2013
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 8832, The Nature of Light: What are Photons? V, 88320R (1 October 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2023084
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Karl Otto Greulich, Fritz Lipmann Institute (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8832:
The Nature of Light: What are Photons? V
Chandrasekhar Roychoudhuri; Al F. Kracklauer; Hans De Raedt, Editor(s)

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