Cold and hot dark matter from a single nonthermal relic Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract The origin of dark matter in the Universe may be scalar particles produced by amplification of quantum fluctuations during a period of dilaton-driven inflation. We show, for the first time, that a single species of such particles, depending on its mass and interactions, can be a source of both cold and hot dark matter simultaneously. Detection of such weakly interacting particles with masses below a fraction of an eV presents a new challenge for dark matter searches.

publication date

  • April 12, 1999