The observational legacy of preon stars: probing new physics beyond the LHC
2007 (English)Report (Other academic)
We discuss possible ways to observationally detect the superdense cosmic objects composed of hypothetical sub-constituent 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. , 17 p.
Research subject Fysik
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-21765Local ID: 007fb440-ef46-11db-bb5c-000ea68e967bOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-21765DiVA: diva2:994813
Godkänd; 2007; 20070420 (ysko)2016-09-292016-09-29Bibliographically approved