Dynamical dark matter: Introduction, equation of state, and cosmological implications

Keith R Dienes, Brooks Thomas

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Dynamical dark matter (DDM) is a new framework for dark-matter physics in which the dark sector comprises an ensemble of individual constituent fields, and in which the usual requirement of dark-matter stability is replaced by a balancing between constituent lifetimes and cosmological abundances across the ensemble as a whole. In this article, we introduce the DDM framework, discuss the general equation of state for dark matter in this new framework, and outline some of its related cosmological implications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalProceedings of Science
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2012
Event36th International Conference on High Energy Physics, ICHEP 2012 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: Jul 4 2012Jul 11 2012


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