# Dark matter of weakly interacting massive particles and the QCD equation of state

@article{Hindmarsh2005DarkMO, title={Dark matter of weakly interacting massive particles and the QCD equation of state}, author={Mark Hindmarsh and Owe Philipsen}, journal={Physical Review D}, year={2005}, volume={71}, pages={087302} }

Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs) of mass m freeze-out at a temperature T{sub f}{approx_equal}m/25, i.e. in the range 400 MeV-40 GeV for a particle in the typical mass range 10-1000 GeV. The WIMP relic density, which depends on the effective number of relativistic degrees of freedom at T{sub f}, may be measured to better than 1% by Planck, warranting comparable theoretical precision. Recent theoretical and experimental advances in the understanding of high-temperature QCD show that…

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