Observational legacy of preon stars: probing new physics beyond the CERN LHC
2007 (English)In: Physical Review D. Particles and fields, ISSN 0556-2821, E-ISSN 1089-4918, Vol. 76, no 12Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We discuss possible ways to observationally detect the superdense cosmic objects composed of hypothetical subconstituent fermions beneath the quark/lepton level, recently proposed by us. The characteristic mass and size of such objects depend on the compositeness scale, and their huge density cannot arise within a context of quarks and leptons alone. Their eventual observation would therefore be a direct vindication of physics beyond the standard model of particle physics, possibly far beyond the reach of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), in a relatively simple and inexpensive manner. If relic objects of this type exist, they can possibly be detected by present and future x-ray observatories, high-frequency gravitational wave detectors, and seismological detectors. To have a realistic detection rate, i.e., to be observable, they must necessarily constitute a significant fraction of cold dark matter.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 76, no 12
Research subject Fysik
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-10122DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.76.125006Local ID: 8de43dd0-a8fd-11dc-9057-000ea68e967bOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-10122DiVA: diva2:983062
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