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Advances in High Energy Physics
Volume 2014, Article ID 434539, 5 pages
Research Article

Black Hole Atom as a Dark Matter Particle Candidate

Institute for Nuclear Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 60th October Anniversary Prospect 7a, Moscow 117312, Russia

Received 29 November 2013; Revised 28 January 2014; Accepted 28 January 2014; Published 5 March 2014

Academic Editor: Maxim Khlopov

Copyright © 2014 V. I. Dokuchaev and Yu. N. Eroshenko. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. The publication of this article was funded by SCOAP3.


We propose the new dark matter particle candidate—the “black hole atom,” which is an atom with the charged black hole as an atomic nucleus and electrons in the bound internal quantum states. As a simplified model we consider the the central Reissner-Nordström black hole with the electric charge neutralized by the internal electrons in bound quantum states. For the external observers these objects would look like the electrically neutral Schwarzschild black holes. We suppose the prolific production of black hole atoms under specific conditions in the early universe.