Two previously proposed conjectures—gravitational trans-Planckian particle creation in the expanding universe, and the existence of ultraheavy stable particles with masses up to the Planck scale (wimpzillas)—are combined in a proposal for trans-Planckian particle creation of wimpzillas. This new scenario leads to a huge enhancement in their production compared to mechanisms put forward earlier. As a result, it requires the trans-Planckian particle creation parameter to be rather small to avoid overproduction of such particles, much less than that required for observable effects in the primordial perturbation spectrum. This ensures also that wimpzillas are mainly created at the end of primordial inflation. Conditions under which trans-Planckian wimpzillas can constitute the present dark matter are determined.
Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
- Pub Date:
- July 2007
- High Energy Physics - Theory;
- General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology
- Replaced with the version to be published in JCAP. Division into sections introduced, discussion expanded, references added, conclusions unchanged