Dark matter as an effect of the quantum vacuum

  • Emilio Santos
Original Article


The interaction between the quantum vacuum and a weak gravitational field is calculated for the vacuum fields of quantum electrodynamics. The result shows that the vacuum state is modified by the gravitational field, giving rise to a nonzero interaction energy. This suggests a model that fits in the main properties of the hypothetical dark matter in galactic haloes.


Dark matter Quantum vacuum Flat rotation curves Quantum electrodynamics Gravity vacuum interaction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departamento de FísicaUniversidad de CantabriaSantanderSpain

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