A new possibility for light-quark dark matter

  title={A new possibility for light-quark dark matter},
  author={M. Bashkanov and D P Watts},
  journal={Journal of Physics G},
Despite many decades of study the physical origin of "dark matter" in the Universe remains elusive. In this letter we calculate the properties of a completely new dark matter candidate - Bose-Einstein condensates formed from a recently discovered bosonic particle in the light-quark sector, the d*(2380) hexaquark. In this first study, we show stable d*(2380) Bose-Einstein condensates could form in the primordial early universe, with a production rate sufficiently large that they are a plausible… Expand

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