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.

Cosmological effects of quantum vacuum condensates

Capolupo, A
2017

Abstract

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.
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