Advances in High Energy Physics

Dark Atoms and Dark Radiation


Publishing date
21 Mar 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Nov 2013

Lead Editor

1APC Laboratory, University Paris, 75205 Paris Cedex 13, France

2National Research Nuclear University “Moscow Engineering Physics Institute,” Moscow 115409, Russia

3Institut de Physique, Universitè de Liège, Sart Tilman, 4000 Liege, Belgium

4Centre for Cosmology and Particle Physics Phenomenology, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark


Dark Atoms and Dark Radiation

Description

Modern astronomical observations prove that dark matter and dark energy are the bedrocks of the modern theory of the Universe. These phenomena cannot be grounded in the known laws of physics, and they call for hypothetical new particles and fields predicted by extensions of the Standard Model of particle physics. In the context of cosmology, dark matter stems from the processes in the early Universe that create this new form of matter, which is then sufficiently stable to survive to the present day. In the context of particle theory, the stability of dark matter implies new conservation laws, resulting from new fundamental symmetries.

The simplest candidates for dark matter, such as neutral Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs), have trouble explaining the results of direct and indirect experimental searches for dark matter particles as well as the astronomical observations of dark matter. This is why a wide variety of other solutions for the dark matter problem are being considered, and composite dark matter, made of dark atoms, is of special interest among them, challenging both experimental studies and theoretical research.

We invite investigators to contribute original research and review articles that seek to define the possible physical nature of composite dark matter and its constituents, to stimulate the experimental searches, and to suggest astrophysical tests for their effects. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Particle models predicting new stable charged particles, new light bosons, and hidden photons related to new strict gauge U(1) symmetries
  • Dark atoms bound by Coulomb forces and their interaction with matter
  • Dark atoms bound by new light bosons
  • Mixing of ordinary and hidden photons and millicharged particles
  • Mirror and shadow matter in the Universe
  • Dark atoms and their constituents and dark radiation in cosmology (their effects in Big Bang nucleosynthesis and large-scale structure formation, especially)
  • Astrophysical effects of dark atoms and dark radiation
  • Accelerator searches for constituents of dark atoms and dark radiation
  • Nonaccelerator searches for dark atoms and dark radiation

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ahep/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/ahep/drad/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 913856
  • - Editorial

Dark Atoms and Dark Radiation

Maxim Khlopov | Konstantin Belotsky | ... | Chris Kouvaris
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 651247
  • - Research Article

Gamma-Ray Effects of Dark Forces in Dark Matter Clumps

K. Belotsky | M. Khlopov | A. Kirillov
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 214258
  • - Research Article

Decaying Dark Atom Constituents and Cosmic Positron Excess

K. Belotsky | M. Khlopov | ... | M. Laletin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 319218
  • - Research Article

Black Component of Dark Matter

A. V. Grobov | S. G. Rubin | V. Yu. Shalamova
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 891820
  • - Research Article

Dark Photon Searches Using Displaced Vertices at Low Energy Colliders

Fabio Bossi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 434539
  • - Research Article

Black Hole Atom as a Dark Matter Particle Candidate

V. I. Dokuchaev | Yu. N. Eroshenko
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 148319
  • - Research Article

Cosmological Constraints on Mirror Matter Parameters

Paolo Ciarcelluti | Quentin Wallemacq
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 702343
  • - Research Article

Big Bang Nucleosynthesis in Visible and Hidden-Mirror Sectors

Paolo Ciarcelluti
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 869425
  • - Research Article

Dark Atoms and the Positron-Annihilation-Line Excess in the Galactic Bulge

J.-R. Cudell | M. Yu. Khlopov | Q. Wallemacq
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 406458
  • - Research Article

Probes for 4th Generation Constituents of Dark Atoms in Higgs Boson Studies at the LHC

M. Yu. Khlopov | R. M. Shibaev
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