High Energy Particle Physics


On the Failure of Particle Dark Matter Experiments to Yield Positive Results

Authors: Joseph F. Messina

It is argued that the failure of particle dark matter experiments to verify its existence may be attributable to a non-Planckian 'action,' which renders dark matter's behavior contradictory to the consequences of quantum mechanics as it applies to luminous matter. It is pointed out that such a possibility cannot be convincingly dismissed in the absence of a physical law that prohibits an elementary 'action' smaller than Planck's. It is further noted that no purely dark matter measurement of Planck's constant exists. Finally, the possibility of a non-Planckian cold dark matter particle is explored, and found to be consistent with recent astronomical observations.

Comments: 2 pages, Published in "Progress in Physics," Vol. 1, 2011.

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[v1] 9 Dec 2010

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