PoS - Proceedings of Science
Volume 455 - International Conference on Particle Physics and Cosmology (ICPPCRubakov2023) - Plenary session
Cosmic Matter-Antimatter Separation and Sterile Neutrino Dark Matter
M. Shaposhnikov
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Pre-published on: April 11, 2024
Published on: May 17, 2024
Abstract
The lattice studies provided evidence of a smooth crossover between the hadronic and quark-gluon phases at high temperatures and zero chemical potential for baryonic number. We argue that these simulations may not rule out relatively weekly first-order phase transition. This first-order QCD phase transition may lead to cosmic separation of phases, creating temporarily macroscopic domains occupied by matter and antimatter. We demonstrate that this possibility enhances the keV scale sterile neutrino production and may lead to its abundance consistent with the observable energy density of dark matter.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.455.0002
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