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Cosmological Effects of Quantum Vacuum Condensates

Dipartimento di Fisica E.R.Caianiello and INFN Gruppo Collegato di Salerno, Universitá di Salerno, 84084 Fisciano (SA), Italy
Galaxies 2017, 5(4), 98; https://doi.org/10.3390/galaxies5040098
Received: 22 October 2017 / Revised: 5 December 2017 / Accepted: 6 December 2017 / Published: 12 December 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Cosmology and the Quantum Vacuum)
In quantum field theory, many phenomena are characterized by a condensed structure of their vacua. Such a structure is responsible of a non trivial vacuum energy. Here we analyze disparate systems and we show that the thermal vacuum state for hot plasmas, the vacuum for boson field in curved space and the vacuum for mixed neutrinos have the state equation of dark matter, w = 0 , and values of the energy density which are in agreement with the one estimated for dark matter. Moreover, we show that the vacuum of axions mixed with photons has the state equation of the cosmological constant w = 1 and a value of the energy density compatible with the one of dark energy. View Full-Text
Keywords: Dark energy; dark matter; quantum vacuum Dark energy; dark matter; quantum vacuum
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Capolupo, A. Cosmological Effects of Quantum Vacuum Condensates. Galaxies 2017, 5, 98.

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