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Title: Solar Extreme UV radiation and quark nugget dark matter model

Abstract

We advocate the idea that the surprising emission of extreme ultra violet (EUV) radiation and soft x-rays from the Sun are powered externally by incident dark matter (DM) particles. The energy and the spectral shape of this otherwise unexpected solar irradiation is estimated within the quark nugget dark matter model. This model was originally invented as a natural explanation of the observed ratio Ω{sub dark} ∼ Ω{sub visible} when the DM and visible matter densities assume the same order of magnitude values. This generic consequence of the model is a result of the common origin of both types of matter which are formed during the same QCD transition and both proportional to the same fundamental dimensional parameter Λ{sub QCD}. We also present arguments suggesting that the transient brightening-like 'nanoflares' in the Sun may be related to the annihilation events which inevitably occur in the solar atmosphere within this dark matter scenario.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z1 (Canada)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22667617
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics; Journal Volume: 2017; Journal Issue: 10; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; ANNIHILATION; C QUARKS; DENSITY; EMISSION; EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION; IRRADIATION; NONLUMINOUS MATTER; QUANTUM CHROMODYNAMICS; SOFT X RADIATION; SOLAR ATMOSPHERE; SUN; ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION

Citation Formats

Zhitnitsky, Ariel, E-mail: arz@phas.ubc.ca. Solar Extreme UV radiation and quark nugget dark matter model. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2017/10/050.
Zhitnitsky, Ariel, E-mail: arz@phas.ubc.ca. Solar Extreme UV radiation and quark nugget dark matter model. United States. doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2017/10/050.
Zhitnitsky, Ariel, E-mail: arz@phas.ubc.ca. Sun . "Solar Extreme UV radiation and quark nugget dark matter model". United States. doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2017/10/050.
@article{osti_22667617,
title = {Solar Extreme UV radiation and quark nugget dark matter model},
author = {Zhitnitsky, Ariel, E-mail: arz@phas.ubc.ca},
abstractNote = {We advocate the idea that the surprising emission of extreme ultra violet (EUV) radiation and soft x-rays from the Sun are powered externally by incident dark matter (DM) particles. The energy and the spectral shape of this otherwise unexpected solar irradiation is estimated within the quark nugget dark matter model. This model was originally invented as a natural explanation of the observed ratio Ω{sub dark} ∼ Ω{sub visible} when the DM and visible matter densities assume the same order of magnitude values. This generic consequence of the model is a result of the common origin of both types of matter which are formed during the same QCD transition and both proportional to the same fundamental dimensional parameter Λ{sub QCD}. We also present arguments suggesting that the transient brightening-like 'nanoflares' in the Sun may be related to the annihilation events which inevitably occur in the solar atmosphere within this dark matter scenario.},
doi = {10.1088/1475-7516/2017/10/050},
journal = {Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics},
number = 10,
volume = 2017,
place = {United States},
year = {Sun Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Sun Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}