Thursday, August 30, 2007

Dark energy "explained"

I have started this blog as an adjunct to the paper I published on the web concerning the behaviour of charged particles in a variety of situations, and the possibility that they underpin a variety of phenomena such as lightning, sun spots, stellar jets, and even the dark energy that is said to be causing the Universe to expand at an ever accelerating rate.

The paper is here: http://turton.co.za/pubs/electrongas4.html

Your comments would be of great interest to me. Fire way!

3 comments:

Patrick Wilson said...

Your statement "If we work with the assumption that dark energy accounts for about 75% of the mass/energy of the cosmos as suggested in [16] then our Milky Way should have by now sequestered about 3.7*106 kg (i.e. about 3,700 tonnes) of protons in its black holes, in the process releasing about 2 tonnes of free electrons" works mathematically, but not with itself.

Your hypothesis is that "dark energy" (regardless of any early inflation factor) is in fact free electrons. 75% of the universe's mass cannot be electrons, given the evaporation rates you calculate.

Trevor Turton said...

You're right, I expressed myself poorly. My hypothesis is that free electrons account for a minuscule fraction of the mass of the cosmos, but that their net mutual repulsion exceeds the total gravitational attractive force of all baryonic matter in the cosmos by about a factor of four, as evidenced by the accelerating expansion of the cosmos. Wikipedia explains the observed accelerating expansion by saying that "dark energy currently accounts for almost three-quarters of the total mass-energy of the universe". In my view, free electrons account for three quarters of the large-scale attractive/repulsive force acting upon the cosmos.

Anonymous said...

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- Thomas