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Title: Quantum field theory of interacting dark matter and dark energy: Dark monodromies

We discuss how to formulate a quantum field theory of dark energy interacting with dark matter. We show that the proposals based on the assumption that dark matter is made up of heavy particles with masses which are very sensitive to the value of dark energy are strongly constrained. Quintessence-generated long-range forces and radiative stability of the quintessence potential require that such dark matter and dark energy are completely decoupled. However, if dark energy and a fraction of dark matter are very light axions, they can have significant mixings which are radiatively stable and perfectly consistent with quantum field theory. Such models can naturally occur in multi-axion realizations of monodromies. The mixings yield interesting signatures which are observable and are within current cosmological limits but could be constrained further by future observations
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [2]
  1. European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva (Switzerland)
  2. Univ. of California, Davis, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
sc0010010; SC0009999
Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review D
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 94; Journal Issue: 10; Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Research Org:
Univ. of California, Davis, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS
OSTI Identifier:
1333603
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1424009

D’Amico, Guido, Hamill, Teresa, and Kaloper, Nemanja. Quantum field theory of interacting dark matter and dark energy: Dark monodromies. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.94.103526.
D’Amico, Guido, Hamill, Teresa, & Kaloper, Nemanja. Quantum field theory of interacting dark matter and dark energy: Dark monodromies. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.94.103526.
D’Amico, Guido, Hamill, Teresa, and Kaloper, Nemanja. 2016. "Quantum field theory of interacting dark matter and dark energy: Dark monodromies". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.94.103526.
@article{osti_1333603,
title = {Quantum field theory of interacting dark matter and dark energy: Dark monodromies},
author = {D’Amico, Guido and Hamill, Teresa and Kaloper, Nemanja},
abstractNote = {We discuss how to formulate a quantum field theory of dark energy interacting with dark matter. We show that the proposals based on the assumption that dark matter is made up of heavy particles with masses which are very sensitive to the value of dark energy are strongly constrained. Quintessence-generated long-range forces and radiative stability of the quintessence potential require that such dark matter and dark energy are completely decoupled. However, if dark energy and a fraction of dark matter are very light axions, they can have significant mixings which are radiatively stable and perfectly consistent with quantum field theory. Such models can naturally occur in multi-axion realizations of monodromies. The mixings yield interesting signatures which are observable and are within current cosmological limits but could be constrained further by future observations},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevD.94.103526},
journal = {Physical Review D},
number = 10,
volume = 94,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {11}
}